The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 53 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 11.24% 14.97% 17.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.68% 68.83% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 53
Average daily rate £300 £255 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £142 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £147.30 £35.80 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
Windows
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
38 77 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 15.26% 21.75% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 67
Average daily rate £212 £255 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £147 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.19 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.25% +34.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £163.65 £36.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Somerset region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +26 10 £438 +31.77% 4
Bath -5 9 £300 -3.22% 8
Yeovil -9 3 - - 1
Street 0 1 - - 3
Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 37 (52.86%) Windows Server
2 31 (44.29%) Active Directory
3 30 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 18 (25.71%) VMware
5 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
6 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (15.71%) C#
10 11 (15.71%) C++
10 11 (15.71%) .NET
10 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
11 10 (14.29%) Oracle
11 10 (14.29%) SQL
11 10 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
12 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
13 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
13 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Firewall
13 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
13 8 (11.43%) HTML
13 8 (11.43%) ITIL
14 7 (10.00%) IIS
14 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET
14 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
14 7 (10.00%) Windows 8
14 7 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.00%) IIS
3 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.29%) Confluence
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.43%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) Firewall
2 3 (4.29%) SAN
3 2 (2.86%) LAN
3 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) WAN
3 2 (2.86%) Wireless
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) DSL
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
4 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.43%) VoIP
4 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) Biml
2 2 (2.86%) DB2
2 2 (2.86%) Power BI
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.43%) Informix
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.29%) JIRA
4 1 (1.43%) JMeter
4 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.43%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.71%) Finance
3 3 (4.29%) Electronics
3 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.29%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Developer
3 8 (11.43%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (10.00%) Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (7.14%) Architect
6 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) IT Support
6 4 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Project Leader
7 3 (4.29%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) .NET
2 8 (11.43%) HTML
3 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.71%) WCF
6 3 (4.29%) MFC
6 3 (4.29%) STL
7 2 (2.86%) LINQ
7 2 (2.86%) Web Services
8 1 (1.43%) Ajax
8 1 (1.43%) CSS
8 1 (1.43%) EJB
8 1 (1.43%) Flash
8 1 (1.43%) J2EE
8 1 (1.43%) JMS
8 1 (1.43%) JSP
8 1 (1.43%) Middleware
8 1 (1.43%) WSDL
8 1 (1.43%) XML
8 1 (1.43%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.86%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.86%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.86%) Statistics
3 1 (1.43%) Equities
3 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows Server
2 30 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.57%) Linux
8 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.71%) Android
9 4 (5.71%) Unix
9 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.43%) AIX
10 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.43%) Solaris
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
3 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
3 8 (11.43%) ITIL
4 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (8.57%) Migration
5 6 (8.57%) UML
6 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.71%) Refactoring
7 4 (5.71%) Scrum
7 4 (5.71%) SDLC
7 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.71%) SOA
7 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.29%) Coaching
8 3 (4.29%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (4.29%) OOD
8 3 (4.29%) Programme Management
8 3 (4.29%) TDD
8 3 (4.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) C#
1 11 (15.71%) C++
2 10 (14.29%) SQL
3 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.71%) Java
5 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.43%) C
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) ISEB
4 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.43%) MCITP
4 1 (1.43%) MCSE
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.43%) QA
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Nessus
2 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (25.71%) VMware
2 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.29%) Oracle
4 4 (5.71%) Citrix
4 4 (5.71%) SAP
5 3 (4.29%) Cisco
5 3 (4.29%) HP
6 2 (2.86%) Apple
6 2 (2.86%) CommVault
6 2 (2.86%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.86%) Symantec
6 2 (2.86%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.43%) ATG
7 1 (1.43%) Avaya
7 1 (1.43%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.43%) Google
7 1 (1.43%) Lotus
7 1 (1.43%) Mitel
7 1 (1.43%) Sophos
7 1 (1.43%) VeriFone