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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 2 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 15.33% 30.77% 8.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.77% 84.21% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £188 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £318 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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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
26 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.98% 36.54% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 4
Average daily rate £296 £310 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £351 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 39 (70.91%) Windows 7
2 28 (50.91%) Security Cleared
3 25 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 23 (41.82%) ITIL
5 22 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 21 (38.18%) Service Management
7 18 (32.73%) VMware
8 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (30.91%) SLA
9 16 (29.09%) MCP
9 16 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (27.27%) Back Office
11 14 (25.45%) Management Information System
12 13 (23.64%) Front Office
12 13 (23.64%) Service Delivery
12 13 (23.64%) SCCM
13 12 (21.82%) Risk Analysis
13 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (21.82%) ITSM
13 12 (21.82%) Statistics
13 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (21.82%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (21.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (20.00%) Citrix
14 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
15 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
15 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
15 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (18.18%) Workflow
16 9 (16.36%) Windows XP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) assyst
2 1 (1.82%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) SAN
2 6 (10.91%) Internet
3 3 (5.45%) Nortel Meridian
4 2 (3.64%) LAN
4 2 (3.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.82%) Ingres
3 1 (1.82%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MSI
General
1 15 (27.27%) Back Office
2 13 (23.64%) Front Office
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Network Support
3 8 (14.55%) Network Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Support Technician
3 8 (14.55%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Lead Network Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Desktop Support
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Technician
7 3 (5.45%) Change Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Business Change Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Business Manager
7 3 (5.45%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Technician
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Technician
7 3 (5.45%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) HTML
1 1 (1.82%) CSS
1 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Management Information System
2 12 (21.82%) Statistics
3 5 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (7.27%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.64%) NHS
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 39 (70.91%) Windows 7
2 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
5 4 (7.27%) UNIX
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) ITIL
2 21 (38.18%) Service Management
3 13 (23.64%) Service Delivery
4 12 (21.82%) Risk Analysis
4 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (21.82%) ITSM
4 12 (21.82%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (18.18%) Workflow
6 6 (10.91%) Change Management
6 6 (10.91%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.45%) Project Management
8 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.64%) Time Management
8 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.82%) Business Transformation
9 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.82%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (1.82%) PRINCE
9 1 (1.82%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) R
2 1 (1.82%) VB6
2 1 (1.82%) VB
2 1 (1.82%) VBA
2 1 (1.82%) C
2 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (50.91%) Security Cleared
2 25 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (29.09%) MCP
5 12 (21.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (9.09%) MCITP
6 5 (9.09%) MCSE
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.91%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.45%) XenApp
6 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (23.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
2 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (32.73%) VMware
3 11 (20.00%) Citrix
4 7 (12.73%) Oracle
4 7 (12.73%) HP
5 3 (5.45%) Altiris
5 3 (5.45%) Nortel
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.82%) Sophos
7 1 (1.82%) SAP