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 27 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 64 59 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 7.54% 9.50% 10.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 62.77% 66.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 53
Average daily rate
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£323 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £148 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -36.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.16 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.81%
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
144 94 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.96% 15.14% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 44 69
Average daily rate £375 £315 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £394 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.94 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 51 (35.42%) Windows 7
2 47 (32.64%) Microsoft
3 37 (25.69%) Active Directory
3 37 (25.69%) WAN
4 36 (25.00%) LAN
5 35 (24.31%) Linux
5 35 (24.31%) VMware
6 33 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (18.06%) MS Office
7 26 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (17.36%) Windows XP
8 25 (17.36%) Firewall
9 22 (15.28%) ITIL
9 22 (15.28%) Red Hat
10 20 (13.89%) SQL
11 19 (13.19%) Samba
12 18 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (12.50%) Citrix
13 15 (10.42%) MS Exchange
13 15 (10.42%) Java
14 14 (9.72%) Apache
14 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
14 14 (9.72%) Finance
14 14 (9.72%) CentOS
15 13 (9.03%) Security Cleared
15 13 (9.03%) Network Security
15 13 (9.03%) Migration
15 13 (9.03%) Ruby
15 13 (9.03%) PHP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 15 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.72%) Apache
3 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.64%) nginx
3 11 (7.64%) Confluence
3 11 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.64%) MediaWiki
4 9 (6.25%) Lync
5 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.78%) SAS
7 3 (2.08%) IIS
8 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (18.06%) MS Office
2 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.69%) WAN
2 36 (25.00%) LAN
3 25 (17.36%) Firewall
4 13 (9.03%) Network Security
5 12 (8.33%) VPN
6 11 (7.64%) IPv6
6 11 (7.64%) IPsec
6 11 (7.64%) LDAP
6 11 (7.64%) OSPF
6 11 (7.64%) BGP
6 11 (7.64%) EIGRP
7 6 (4.17%) Internet
7 6 (4.17%) DNS
8 5 (3.47%) VoIP
8 5 (3.47%) Wireless
9 4 (2.78%) DHCP
9 4 (2.78%) SAN
9 4 (2.78%) Intranet
10 3 (2.08%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.33%) MySQL
1 12 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.69%) MS Access
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.64%) Hudson
2 11 (7.64%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.64%) Subversion
2 11 (7.64%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) Selenium
3 1 (0.69%) Introscope
3 1 (0.69%) JMeter
3 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (9.72%) Finance
2 4 (2.78%) Financial Institution
2 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.08%) Publishing
3 3 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Electronics
4 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.69%) Automotive
4 1 (0.69%) Law
4 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (14.58%) Analyst
2 14 (9.72%) Administrator
3 11 (7.64%) Support Engineer
4 10 (6.94%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 7 (4.86%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Consultant
7 6 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (3.47%) Developer
9 4 (2.78%) Systems Support
9 4 (2.78%) Technical Support
9 4 (2.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (2.78%) SharePoint Consultant
10 3 (2.08%) Messaging Analyst
10 3 (2.08%) Project Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.64%) LAMP
2 5 (3.47%) .NET
3 3 (2.08%) Middleware
4 2 (1.39%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.69%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.69%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.64%) Wiki
2 9 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.86%) iPhone
4 6 (4.17%) iPad
5 5 (3.47%) Clustering
6 4 (2.78%) Economics
6 4 (2.78%) Animation
7 3 (2.08%) AS400
7 3 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (2.08%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) Firmware
8 1 (0.69%) PDA
8 1 (0.69%) Statistics
8 1 (0.69%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.42%) Windows 7
2 35 (24.31%) Linux
3 33 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (17.36%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.72%) CentOS
7 12 (8.33%) Debian
8 11 (7.64%) Ubuntu
8 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (5.56%) UNIX
10 4 (2.78%) Android
11 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.69%) HPUX
12 1 (0.69%) Solaris
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.28%) ITIL
2 18 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (9.03%) Migration
4 12 (8.33%) DevOps
5 11 (7.64%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (7.64%) Data Modelling
5 11 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.56%) Project Management
8 5 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.78%) Change Management
9 4 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.08%) Data Security
10 3 (2.08%) Security Management
10 3 (2.08%) CRM
10 3 (2.08%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (2.08%) Information Security
10 3 (2.08%) Content Management
10 3 (2.08%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (2.08%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.89%) SQL
2 15 (10.42%) Java
3 13 (9.03%) PHP
3 13 (9.03%) Ruby
4 12 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 12 (8.33%) Perl
5 7 (4.86%) Python
6 6 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.78%) C#
8 2 (1.39%) C
9 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.69%) C++
9 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.69%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.69%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.69%) ABAP
9 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.08%) MCP
4 3 (2.08%) CCNA
4 3 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.08%) CISSP
4 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.39%) MCITP
5 2 (1.39%) ISEB
5 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.39%) MCSE
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) HND
6 1 (0.69%) OCP
6 1 (0.69%) OCA
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) SLA
2 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 37 (25.69%) Active Directory
2 25 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.19%) Samba
4 12 (8.33%) Postfix
4 12 (8.33%) XenServer
5 9 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.56%) NFS
7 5 (3.47%) vSphere
7 5 (3.47%) XenApp
8 4 (2.78%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (8.33%) Puppet
2 11 (7.64%) ZABBIX
3 6 (4.17%) SCCM
4 4 (2.78%) Netcool
4 4 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.08%) Salt
6 2 (1.39%) SCOM
7 1 (0.69%) WSUS
7 1 (0.69%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.69%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 47 (32.64%) Microsoft
2 35 (24.31%) VMware
3 22 (15.28%) Red Hat
4 18 (12.50%) Citrix
5 11 (7.64%) Cisco
6 8 (5.56%) HP
7 6 (4.17%) EMC
7 6 (4.17%) Apple
8 5 (3.47%) Dell
8 5 (3.47%) IBM
9 3 (2.08%) Oracle
9 3 (2.08%) Intel
9 3 (2.08%) Avaya
9 3 (2.08%) Symantec
9 3 (2.08%) RightFax
10 2 (1.39%) JBoss
10 2 (1.39%) Meru Networks
10 2 (1.39%) Remedy
10 2 (1.39%) Capita
10 2 (1.39%) IronPort
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