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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 19 12 1
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 7.76% 15.18% 32.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 89.47% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £195 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £403 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.18% +95.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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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
9 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 7.76% 16.96% 38.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 34 6
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £195 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) MS Office
5 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (17.65%) Change Management
6 3 (17.65%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) SLA
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) SAN
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
7 2 (11.76%) assyst
7 2 (11.76%) MODAF
7 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) Replication
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (11.76%) XenApp
7 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
7 2 (11.76%) Veeam
7 2 (11.76%) Database Security
7 2 (11.76%) DevOps
7 2 (11.76%) Zerto

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) WPF
2 1 (5.88%) WF
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.76%) MODAF
3 2 (11.76%) Database Security
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) UML
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) BDD
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) XenApp
4 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Veeam
4 2 (11.76%) Zerto
4 2 (11.76%) CommVault
4 2 (11.76%) Hitachi
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle