The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 25 6
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 8 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 30.30% 6.30% 19.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.92% 100.00% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 35
Average daily rate £438 £332 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.77% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £190 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £417 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
Windows
Somerset

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

Operating Systems Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13 8 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 39.39% 6.30% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 38
Average daily rate £325 £445 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.96% +36.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £243 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.18%
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 Taunton

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 13 (59.09%) Windows Server
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (36.36%) .NET
3 8 (36.36%) C#
3 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
4 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
4 7 (31.82%) VMware
5 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (27.27%) Oracle
5 6 (27.27%) C++
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 6 (27.27%) IIS
5 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
7 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
7 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (27.27%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) DSL
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 6 (27.27%) HTML
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) WCF
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows Server
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Unix
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) AIX
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
1 6 (27.27%) Unit Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.64%) UML
4 2 (9.09%) Coaching
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) OO
4 2 (9.09%) OOD
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Server Building
5 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) C#
3 6 (27.27%) C++
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Nessus
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
1 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) Forcepoint
4 1 (4.55%) Lotus
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Sophos