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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 18 3
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.22% 11.52% 29.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 86.36% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 1
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£398 £276 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.89% -12.99%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £20.60 - £15.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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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
18 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.22% 13.33% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 2
Average daily rate £398 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% +2.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £20.60 - £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 (50.00%) SQL
1 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (46.15%) C#
3 11 (42.31%) Oracle
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Unit Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
4 10 (38.46%) C++
4 10 (38.46%) HTML
4 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 10 (38.46%) IIS
4 10 (38.46%) UML
4 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
5 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
5 8 (30.77%) Refactoring
5 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
5 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
6 7 (26.92%) Citrix
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
6 7 (26.92%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) VMware
7 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
1 10 (38.46%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 10 (38.46%) HTML
3 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) WPF
4 1 (3.85%) WF
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.69%) Replication
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (42.31%) Unit Testing
2 10 (38.46%) UML
2 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 8 (30.77%) Refactoring
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
4 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (11.54%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Information Security
8 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 2 (7.69%) MODAF
8 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
8 2 (7.69%) Database Security
8 2 (7.69%) DevOps
8 2 (7.69%) Line Management
9 1 (3.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) C#
3 10 (38.46%) C++
3 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) XenApp
3 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) WSUS
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Citrix
3 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) CommVault
5 2 (7.69%) Hitachi
5 2 (7.69%) Veeam
5 2 (7.69%) Zerto
6 1 (3.85%) Lotus
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper