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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 87 89 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.38% 10.46% 7.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.18% 61.81% 55.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 63 25
Average daily rate £235 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £140 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £11.00 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -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
147 144 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.54% 16.92% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 109 61
Average daily rate £325 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £155 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £493 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £31.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 88 (46.32%) Active Directory
2 76 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 68 (35.79%) Windows 7
4 47 (24.74%) Windows Server
5 37 (19.47%) VMware
6 36 (18.95%) SQL Server
6 36 (18.95%) Linux
7 35 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (18.42%) Security Cleared
8 32 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (16.84%) MS Office
9 28 (14.74%) Windows 8
10 27 (14.21%) ITIL
10 27 (14.21%) MS Excel
11 26 (13.68%) Windows XP
11 26 (13.68%) Unix
12 25 (13.16%) Citrix
13 23 (12.11%) SC Cleared
14 20 (10.53%) SCCM
14 20 (10.53%) TCP/IP
15 19 (10.00%) SQL
16 18 (9.47%) SAP
16 18 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (8.42%) Service Delivery
17 16 (8.42%) Finance
17 16 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (8.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (8.42%) BusinessObjects
17 16 (8.42%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (5.79%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.21%) IBM Notes
3 6 (3.16%) IBM Domino
3 6 (3.16%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.58%) IIS
5 3 (1.58%) JBoss
5 3 (1.58%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.05%) Apache
6 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (16.84%) MS Office
2 27 (14.21%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.63%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.05%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (5.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.58%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.89%) Office 365
2 5 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.05%) PaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.42%) Internet
2 16 (8.42%) SAN
3 11 (5.79%) DNS
4 10 (5.26%) Firewall
5 8 (4.21%) Kerberos
5 8 (4.21%) LDAP
5 8 (4.21%) VPN
6 7 (3.68%) LAN
7 6 (3.16%) DHCP
8 4 (2.11%) VoIP
8 4 (2.11%) WAN
9 3 (1.58%) Intranet
9 3 (1.58%) Network Security
10 2 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.05%) NAS
10 2 (1.05%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.05%) Skype
11 1 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.42%) BusinessObjects
2 16 (8.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (7.89%) Ingres
4 14 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (5.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 11 (5.79%) BusinessObjects XI
5 11 (5.79%) SAP BI
5 11 (5.79%) SAP Data Services
5 11 (5.79%) Xcelsius
6 9 (4.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.11%) MS Access
8 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) DB2
10 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Grunt
1 7 (3.68%) gulp
1 7 (3.68%) webpack
2 4 (2.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.11%) Subversion
3 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.53%) Maven
5 1 (0.53%) MSI
5 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.53%) WiX
General
1 16 (8.42%) Finance
2 7 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.63%) Billing
4 4 (2.11%) German Language
5 3 (1.58%) Back Office
5 3 (1.58%) Polish Language
6 2 (1.05%) Electronics
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.05%) Marketing
6 2 (1.05%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 28 (14.74%) Analyst
3 19 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (9.47%) Consultant
5 17 (8.95%) Administrator
6 15 (7.89%) DBA
7 13 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (6.84%) Developer
8 12 (6.32%) SQL DBA
9 11 (5.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 11 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (5.79%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 11 (5.79%) Desktop Support
10 10 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
11 9 (4.74%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (4.74%) Service Analyst
11 9 (4.74%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (4.74%) SQL Server Consultant
12 8 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.79%) SAP XI
2 8 (4.21%) HTML
3 7 (3.68%) AngularJS
3 7 (3.68%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (3.68%) Backbone.js
3 7 (3.68%) CSS
3 7 (3.68%) CSS3
3 7 (3.68%) Ember.js
3 7 (3.68%) HTML5
3 7 (3.68%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (3.68%) LESS
3 7 (3.68%) React
3 7 (3.68%) Sass
4 5 (2.63%) Web Services
5 4 (2.11%) .NET
6 3 (1.58%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.58%) XML
7 2 (1.05%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.05%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.21%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (4.21%) Replication
4 6 (3.16%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.16%) Clustering
5 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.11%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.11%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.11%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.11%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.58%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.58%) PKI
8 2 (1.05%) AS400
8 2 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.05%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.05%) SCORM
8 2 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 68 (35.79%) Windows 7
2 47 (24.74%) Windows Server
3 36 (18.95%) Linux
4 35 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (14.74%) Windows 8
7 26 (13.68%) Unix
7 26 (13.68%) Windows XP
8 12 (6.32%) Windows Vista
9 10 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.21%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.63%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.63%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.11%) Android
13 3 (1.58%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.58%) Solaris
14 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.21%) ITIL
2 16 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (8.42%) Service Delivery
3 15 (7.89%) Identity Management
4 14 (7.37%) Migration
4 14 (7.37%) Service Management
5 13 (6.84%) CRM
5 13 (6.84%) ETL
5 13 (6.84%) ETL Development
6 11 (5.79%) DevOps
6 11 (5.79%) Dimensional Modelling
6 11 (5.79%) SQL Optimisation
7 10 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.21%) CAD
8 8 (4.21%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.68%) Front End Development
9 7 (3.68%) MVC
10 6 (3.16%) Information Security
10 6 (3.16%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.00%) SQL
2 16 (8.42%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.37%) Shell Script
4 11 (5.79%) Java
5 8 (4.21%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.68%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.58%) C#
8 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.53%) C
8 1 (0.53%) C++
8 1 (0.53%) Perl
8 1 (0.53%) Ruby
8 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.58%) CISSP
4 3 (1.58%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.58%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.05%) Degree
5 2 (1.05%) ISEB
5 2 (1.05%) MCSE
5 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) CCNA
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.42%) SLA
2 5 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.11%) QA
4 2 (1.05%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 88 (46.32%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.79%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.68%) XenApp
6 5 (2.63%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.05%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.05%) vSphere
8 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (10.53%) SCCM
2 8 (4.21%) FreeIPA
3 5 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.11%) Puppet
5 3 (1.58%) Nessus
5 3 (1.58%) Nmap
5 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.05%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.53%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 76 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 37 (19.47%) VMware
3 25 (13.16%) Citrix
4 18 (9.47%) SAP
5 15 (7.89%) Dell
6 14 (7.37%) HP
7 10 (5.26%) EMC
7 10 (5.26%) NetApp
8 9 (4.74%) Symantec
9 8 (4.21%) Apple
9 8 (4.21%) Cisco
9 8 (4.21%) Lotus
10 6 (3.16%) Remedy
11 5 (2.63%) Adobe
12 4 (2.11%) AppSense
12 4 (2.11%) CA
12 4 (2.11%) Oracle
12 4 (2.11%) Polycom
12 4 (2.11%) Wyse
13 3 (1.58%) Atlassian
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