The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 9 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.18% 19.57% 9.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 100.00% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 8
Median daily rate £950 £398 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.99% +30.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £910 £337 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £990 £468 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +3.33%
Windows
Somerset

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
10 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 22.73% 19.57% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 10
Median daily rate £900 £398 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.41% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £970 £462 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Taunton region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Taunton region with a requirement for Windows.

1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) SCCM
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) MS Office
5 3 (16.67%) Office 365
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (11.11%) Network Design
6 2 (11.11%) WCF
6 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.11%) High Availability
6 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) Firewall
6 2 (11.11%) Web Services
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) OOD
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) DSL
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Rollout Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) WCF
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) High Availability
2 2 (11.11%) Network Design
2 2 (11.11%) OO
2 2 (11.11%) OOD
2 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Privacy
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Server Building
3 1 (5.56%) Test Management
3 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C#
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) Forcepoint
2 1 (5.56%) Sophos