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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 1 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 19.05% 32.61% 17.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 95.24% 78.95% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £250 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.30 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% +93.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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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
21 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.00% 41.30% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 5
Average daily rate £250 £268 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £168 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £415 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.30 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% +93.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 27 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
3 15 (41.67%) SCCM
4 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
5 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.22%) Migration
7 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (16.67%) SAN
8 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 6 (16.67%) ITIL
9 5 (13.89%) VMware
10 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
10 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
10 4 (11.11%) Citrix
10 4 (11.11%) Office 365
11 3 (8.33%) HP
11 3 (8.33%) MS Office
11 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
11 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (8.33%) Back Office
12 2 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (5.56%) assyst
12 2 (5.56%) Change Management
12 2 (5.56%) NHS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) assyst
2 1 (2.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 3 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Consultant
2 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) SCCM Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Technician
6 2 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.56%) Customer Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Packager
7 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Migration
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCITP
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) XenApp
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (41.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
4 3 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle