The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 98 75 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.16% 8.20% 14.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.33% 62.50% 65.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 29 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.28 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £19.00 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Windows
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Operating Systems Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
168 120 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.13% 13.11% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 65 66
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £298 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £20.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Bristol region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Bristol region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 74 (41.11%) Active Directory
2 64 (35.56%) Windows 7
3 57 (31.67%) VMware
4 56 (31.11%) Microsoft
5 50 (27.78%) Citrix
6 44 (24.44%) Linux
7 43 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 33 (18.33%) MS Office
9 32 (17.78%) MS Exchange
10 30 (16.67%) Firewall
11 29 (16.11%) SQL
12 27 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (14.44%) Windows XP
13 26 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (12.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (12.78%) LAN
14 23 (12.78%) WAN
15 22 (12.22%) VPN
16 21 (11.67%) MySQL
17 20 (11.11%) MS Excel
17 20 (11.11%) DevOps
18 19 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (10.00%) Jenkins
19 18 (10.00%) Apache
20 17 (9.44%) UNIX
20 17 (9.44%) Red Hat
20 17 (9.44%) SCCM
20 17 (9.44%) XenApp
20 17 (9.44%) Hudson
20 17 (9.44%) Puppet

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 32 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.00%) Apache
3 13 (7.22%) nginx
3 13 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.67%) Lync
4 12 (6.67%) IIS
5 10 (5.56%) MediaWiki
5 10 (5.56%) Confluence
5 10 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.44%) CMS
7 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.33%) Node.js
9 5 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.56%) SAS
11 1 (0.56%) JBoss
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (18.33%) MS Office
2 20 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) Office 365
2 4 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.67%) Firewall
2 23 (12.78%) LAN
2 23 (12.78%) WAN
3 22 (12.22%) VPN
4 14 (7.78%) DNS
5 11 (6.11%) DHCP
5 11 (6.11%) IPsec
6 10 (5.56%) LDAP
7 7 (3.89%) Network Security
8 6 (3.33%) IPv6
8 6 (3.33%) SAN
8 6 (3.33%) EIGRP
8 6 (3.33%) BGP
8 6 (3.33%) OSPF
8 6 (3.33%) HTTP
9 5 (2.78%) VoIP
10 3 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.11%) Internet
11 2 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.67%) MySQL
2 16 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.89%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.78%) OLAP
7 5 (2.78%) Oracle OLAP
7 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.78%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.11%) MS Access
10 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.44%) Hudson
3 14 (7.78%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.11%) JIRA
5 10 (5.56%) Subversion
6 6 (3.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 5 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.78%) Selenium
8 4 (2.22%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.67%) MSI
10 2 (1.11%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.56%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.56%) GitLab
General
1 9 (5.00%) Finance
2 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.22%) Law
3 3 (1.67%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.56%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (20.56%) Analyst
2 17 (9.44%) 2nd Line Support
2 17 (9.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (7.78%) Developer
4 13 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (7.22%) Desktop Support
4 13 (7.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 12 (6.67%) Administrator
5 12 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.11%) Service Analyst
6 11 (6.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (4.44%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.89%) Web Developer
8 7 (3.89%) Consultant
8 7 (3.89%) DBA
9 6 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (2.78%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.00%) HTML
2 8 (4.44%) CSS
3 7 (3.89%) SOAP
3 7 (3.89%) Web Services
3 7 (3.89%) XML
4 6 (3.33%) Apache Cordova
4 6 (3.33%) Express
4 6 (3.33%) Sass
4 6 (3.33%) Ember.js
4 6 (3.33%) Backbone.js
4 6 (3.33%) CSS3
4 6 (3.33%) HTML5
4 6 (3.33%) RESTful
4 6 (3.33%) .NET
5 5 (2.78%) LAMP
6 4 (2.22%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.22%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.11%) BSON
7 2 (1.11%) LESS
8 1 (0.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.56%) Wiki
2 9 (5.00%) Clustering
3 8 (4.44%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.67%) Open Source
6 3 (1.67%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.11%) AS400
7 2 (1.11%) Statistics
7 2 (1.11%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.56%) PDA
8 1 (0.56%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) Animation
8 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (35.56%) Windows 7
2 44 (24.44%) Linux
3 27 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (14.44%) Windows XP
4 26 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (12.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (9.44%) UNIX
7 15 (8.33%) Ubuntu
8 14 (7.78%) CentOS
9 13 (7.22%) Debian
10 12 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.89%) Apple iOS
11 7 (3.89%) Windows Phone
12 6 (3.33%) Windows 8
12 6 (3.33%) Android
13 3 (1.67%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.56%) bada
15 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.11%) DevOps
2 19 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (7.22%) ITIL
3 13 (7.22%) Migration
3 13 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 10 (5.56%) Build Automation
6 8 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.44%) Content Management
7 6 (3.33%) Database Theory
7 6 (3.33%) Relational Database Theory
7 6 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (3.33%) Load Balancing
7 6 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (3.33%) Software Engineering
7 6 (3.33%) Data Modelling
8 5 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (2.78%) ETL
8 5 (2.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.11%) SQL
2 16 (8.89%) Java
2 16 (8.89%) Perl
3 15 (8.33%) PHP
3 15 (8.33%) Ruby
4 14 (7.78%) Bash Shell
5 12 (6.67%) Python
6 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.22%) C#
8 3 (1.67%) VB
9 2 (1.11%) VB6
9 2 (1.11%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.11%) VBScript
9 2 (1.11%) C
10 1 (0.56%) C++
10 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.56%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.67%) CCNA
2 12 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (4.44%) MCP
5 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.89%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.89%) Degree
6 5 (2.78%) ISEB
7 4 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.22%) MCITP
7 4 (2.22%) HND
7 4 (2.22%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.67%) CCNP
8 3 (1.67%) CISSP
9 2 (1.11%) MCDST
9 2 (1.11%) MCSE
10 1 (0.56%) MCT
10 1 (0.56%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) SLA
2 3 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 74 (41.11%) Active Directory
2 43 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.44%) XenApp
4 15 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 14 (7.78%) Samba
6 13 (7.22%) Postfix
7 11 (6.11%) XenServer
8 10 (5.56%) iptables
9 8 (4.44%) vSphere
9 8 (4.44%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.78%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.67%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.67%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.11%) Xen
12 2 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.56%) NFS
13 1 (0.56%) vCloud
13 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (9.44%) SCCM
1 17 (9.44%) Puppet
2 12 (6.67%) Salt
2 12 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.56%) ZABBIX
4 7 (3.89%) Ansible
5 3 (1.67%) WSUS
5 3 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.11%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.11%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.56%) MOM
7 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (31.67%) VMware
2 56 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 50 (27.78%) Citrix
4 17 (9.44%) Red Hat
5 14 (7.78%) Oracle
5 14 (7.78%) Cisco
6 8 (4.44%) Wyse
7 6 (3.33%) Appcelerator
7 6 (3.33%) HP
7 6 (3.33%) Symantec
7 6 (3.33%) McAfee
8 5 (2.78%) Avaya
9 4 (2.22%) Red Gate
9 4 (2.22%) AppSense
9 4 (2.22%) NetApp
9 4 (2.22%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.67%) Sophos
10 3 (1.67%) CA
10 3 (1.67%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.11%) IBM
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