The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Exeter with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
Devon / Exeter
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 13 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 6.67% 6.58% 13.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.56% 62.50% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £170 £198 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.92% +6.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £11.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +71.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

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

Contract Operating System Skills
Exeter
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18 8 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 12.00% 10.53% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Median daily rate £175 £120 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -61.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.50 £11.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.12% +112.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Exeter

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Exeter citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Exeter

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Exeter

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Exeter

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Exeter region with a requirement for Windows.

1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) IIS
4 5 (25.00%) SCCM
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.00%) Sophos
6 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (10.00%) CCNA
7 2 (10.00%) SLA
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) Linux
8 1 (5.00%) Apache
8 1 (5.00%) Python
8 1 (5.00%) XHTML
8 1 (5.00%) LAN

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Exeter 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 6 (30.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (30.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
3 3 (15.00%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (15.00%) PowerShell Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) WinForms
1 1 (5.00%) XHTML
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.00%) Time Management
3 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CCNA
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Sophos
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat