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 20 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 1 18
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 17.92% 35.85% 5.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.17% 79.17% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 3
Average daily rate
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£254 £284 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.57% -5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £170 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £326 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.70 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.27% -8.44%
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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
24 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 22.64% 45.28% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 3
Average daily rate £254 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014, 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 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
2 20 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
4 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (31.43%) SCCM
5 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (22.86%) SAN
7 8 (22.86%) Citrix
7 8 (22.86%) ITIL
8 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.00%) HP
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 5 (14.29%) MCSE
9 5 (14.29%) Migration
9 5 (14.29%) Back Office
9 5 (14.29%) MCITP
9 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (11.43%) VMware
10 4 (11.43%) Service Management
10 4 (11.43%) SLA
10 4 (11.43%) Oracle
10 4 (11.43%) MCP
10 4 (11.43%) UNIX
11 3 (8.57%) MS Office
11 3 (8.57%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
2 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) assyst
2 1 (2.86%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 5 (14.29%) Back Office
2 3 (8.57%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) Support Technician
2 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (11.43%) Senior Technician
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.71%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 1 (2.86%) Applications Packager
5 1 (2.86%) Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Customer Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) NHS
1 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.71%) Statistics
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.43%) UNIX
5 1 (2.86%) Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) Service Management
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
1 1 (2.86%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) MCSE
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) MCITP
3 4 (11.43%) MCP
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Citrix
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) PlateSpin