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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 16 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 12.50% 11.11% 14.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Average daily rate £425 £250 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +49.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £241 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £387 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -43.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
9 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.75% 11.11% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Average daily rate £410 £275 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.09% +64.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £237 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £233
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -43.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 10 February 2016, 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 32 (65.31%) SQL
2 29 (59.18%) Windows Server
3 27 (55.10%) .NET
3 27 (55.10%) C#
3 27 (55.10%) SQL Server
4 25 (51.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (48.98%) HTML
5 24 (48.98%) Oracle
5 24 (48.98%) SharePoint
6 22 (44.90%) IIS
7 21 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (38.78%) Unit Testing
8 19 (38.78%) Automated Testing
8 19 (38.78%) .NET Framework
8 19 (38.78%) JavaScript
8 19 (38.78%) C++
8 19 (38.78%) ASP.NET
9 18 (36.73%) ITIL
10 17 (34.69%) Software Engineering
11 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (28.57%) Service Delivery
12 14 (28.57%) UML
12 14 (28.57%) Refactoring
12 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
13 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
14 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
15 9 (18.37%) VMware
16 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
17 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (14.29%) Active Directory

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 24 (48.98%) SharePoint
2 22 (44.90%) IIS
3 5 (10.20%) CMS
3 5 (10.20%) EPiServer CMS
4 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) SAN
2 3 (6.12%) LAN
2 3 (6.12%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) DSL
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (55.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.20%) Selenium
3 5 (10.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.20%) Administrator
3 5 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
3 5 (10.20%) DBA
3 5 (10.20%) SQL DBA
3 5 (10.20%) Web Developer
4 4 (8.16%) EPiServer Developer
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.12%) IT Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) IT Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) IT Technician
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (55.10%) .NET
2 24 (48.98%) HTML
3 19 (38.78%) .NET Framework
3 19 (38.78%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.24%) WCF
4 6 (12.24%) Web Services
5 5 (10.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (59.18%) Windows Server
2 25 (51.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.12%) Unix
6 3 (6.12%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.08%) Linux
7 2 (4.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Automated Testing
1 19 (38.78%) Unit Testing
2 18 (36.73%) ITIL
3 17 (34.69%) Software Engineering
4 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (28.57%) Refactoring
5 14 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 14 (28.57%) UML
6 7 (14.29%) Line Management
7 6 (12.24%) Scrum
8 5 (10.20%) Change Management
8 5 (10.20%) Database Security
8 5 (10.20%) DevOps
8 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (10.20%) OO
8 5 (10.20%) OOD
8 5 (10.20%) Web Development
9 4 (8.16%) High Availability
9 4 (8.16%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (6.12%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) SQL
2 27 (55.10%) C#
3 19 (38.78%) C++
3 19 (38.78%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) MCITP
3 3 (6.12%) MCSE
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Nessus
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Oracle
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.37%) VMware
4 7 (14.29%) Citrix
5 5 (10.20%) EPiServer
6 2 (4.08%) SAP
7 1 (2.04%) IBM
7 1 (2.04%) Lotus
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