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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 25 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 6.25% 13.00% 21.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 92.86% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +166.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £21.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.83% +115.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £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
7 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 6.25% 14.00% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 9
Average daily rate £445 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% +4.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £21.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.83% +115.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 19 (70.37%) Windows 7
2 13 (48.15%) SCCM
3 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
5 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) Migration
6 5 (18.52%) VMware
6 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
7 4 (14.81%) ITIL
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
8 3 (11.11%) SAN
8 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (11.11%) Change Management
8 3 (11.11%) MS Office
8 3 (11.11%) Citrix
8 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (11.11%) Office 365
9 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
9 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
9 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (7.41%) assyst
9 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (3.70%) vSphere
10 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (3.70%) SCOM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Consultant
2 6 (22.22%) SCCM Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Clustering
1 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Windows 7
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (48.15%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco