Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
South West > Devon
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 25 14
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 60 34 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 12.88% 6.07% 10.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.07% 40.96% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 11
Devon median daily rate £275 £268 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +40.79% -20.00%
10th Percentile £114 £213 £108
90th Percentile £425 £330 £288
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
Devon median hourly rate £12.25 £12.50 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -18.59% -14.69%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.60 £10.35
90th Percentile £15.75 £20.85 £38.75
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £15.13
% change year-on-year +1.45% +14.05% -8.33%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 81 83 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 17.38% 14.82% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 46 18
Devon median daily rate £303 £425 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.82% +117.95% -48.00%
10th Percentile £114 £226 £134
90th Percentile £438 £491 £437
South West median daily rate £395 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +12.86% -3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 18
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 £28.75 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.78% +83.38% -12.90%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.73 £10.39
90th Percentile £31.40 £40.60 £39.80
South West median hourly rate £33.50 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +76.32% +20.63% -10.00%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Devon

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Devon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Devon

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Devon over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Devon

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Devon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Devon

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Devon region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth +11 36 £151 -45.00% 16
Exeter +2 20 £320 +31.69% 9
Paignton - 1 - -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Devon region with a requirement for Windows.

1 34 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 28 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
5 17 (28.33%) SQL
5 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (28.33%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (21.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (21.67%) SCCM
7 13 (21.67%) VMware
8 12 (20.00%) Degree
8 12 (20.00%) Office 365
9 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (16.67%) Workflow
10 10 (16.67%) Coaching
11 9 (15.00%) Finance
11 9 (15.00%) ITIL
12 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
12 8 (13.33%) Windows 7
13 7 (11.67%) Unix
13 7 (11.67%) IIS
14 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
14 6 (10.00%) Oracle
14 6 (10.00%) Linux
14 6 (10.00%) ETL
14 6 (10.00%) Cisco
14 6 (10.00%) Shell Script

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.67%) IIS
2 4 (6.67%) Apache
2 4 (6.67%) nginx
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Office 365
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) PaaS
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) DNS
1 4 (6.67%) IPsec
1 4 (6.67%) SSL
1 4 (6.67%) VPN
2 3 (5.00%) Firewall
2 3 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.33%) Broadband
3 2 (3.33%) Internet
3 2 (3.33%) Intranet
3 2 (3.33%) SAN
3 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.67%) NAS
4 1 (1.67%) Skype
4 1 (1.67%) SMS
4 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) VLAN
4 1 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) IT Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 10 (16.67%) Senior IT Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Talend Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Database Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Database Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.67%) Deskside Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.33%) iPad
3 2 (3.33%) iPhone
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (46.67%) Windows Server
2 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.67%) Unix
6 6 (10.00%) Linux
7 4 (6.67%) SUSE
8 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.67%) CentOS
10 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (16.67%) Coaching
2 10 (16.67%) Workflow
3 9 (15.00%) ITIL
4 6 (10.00%) ETL
4 6 (10.00%) ETL Development
4 6 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.67%) Migration
5 4 (6.67%) Security Management
5 4 (6.67%) Service Management
5 4 (6.67%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (5.00%) Time Management
7 2 (3.33%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.33%) Break/Fix
7 2 (3.33%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.00%) vSphere
4 5 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.67%) Firmware
7 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) SCCM
2 4 (6.67%) Nagios
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 34 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) VMware
3 6 (10.00%) Cisco
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle
3 6 (10.00%) Talend
4 5 (8.33%) HP
5 4 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 4 (6.67%) jetNEXUS
5 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.00%) Apple
7 1 (1.67%) Capita
7 1 (1.67%) Google
7 1 (1.67%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.67%) Juniper
7 1 (1.67%) McAfee
7 1 (1.67%) Remedy
7 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.67%) Sophos