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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 93 72 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.39% 9.08% 10.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.45% 51.43% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 11
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £17.50 £17.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
174 140 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.44% 17.65% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 97 46
Average daily rate £370 £368 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +18.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £18.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 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 30 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 79 (42.47%) Active Directory
2 62 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 51 (27.42%) VMware
4 50 (26.88%) Microsoft
5 49 (26.34%) Linux
6 38 (20.43%) MS Office
7 34 (18.28%) Citrix
8 33 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 29 (15.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (12.37%) SCCM
13 22 (11.83%) Firewall
13 22 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (11.29%) MS Exchange
14 21 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (10.22%) DevOps
15 19 (10.22%) ITIL
15 19 (10.22%) SQL Server
15 19 (10.22%) Migration
16 18 (9.68%) Apache
16 18 (9.68%) MS Excel
17 17 (9.14%) LAN
17 17 (9.14%) .NET
17 17 (9.14%) Perl
17 17 (9.14%) Red Hat
17 17 (9.14%) Configuration Management
17 17 (9.14%) Hyper-V
17 17 (9.14%) Puppet

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (11.29%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.68%) Apache
3 15 (8.06%) IIS
4 12 (6.45%) Lync
5 11 (5.91%) Tomcat
6 10 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (4.84%) SharePoint
8 8 (4.30%) nginx
8 8 (4.30%) IBM Notes
9 6 (3.23%) JBoss
9 6 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (3.23%) WebLogic
10 5 (2.69%) MediaWiki
10 5 (2.69%) Confluence
11 4 (2.15%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (2.15%) CMS
11 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.61%) Node.js
12 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (20.43%) MS Office
2 18 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.60%) Office 365
2 11 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) PaaS
3 1 (0.54%) IaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.83%) Firewall
2 17 (9.14%) LAN
3 15 (8.06%) WAN
4 13 (6.99%) DNS
5 9 (4.84%) VPN
5 9 (4.84%) Internet
5 9 (4.84%) SAN
6 7 (3.76%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.23%) VoIP
8 5 (2.69%) LDAP
9 4 (2.15%) DHCP
10 3 (1.61%) HTTP
11 2 (1.08%) Broadband
11 2 (1.08%) IPv6
11 2 (1.08%) OSPF
11 2 (1.08%) BGP
11 2 (1.08%) EIGRP
11 2 (1.08%) Intranet
11 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.99%) MySQL
3 12 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.15%) SQLite
4 4 (2.15%) MarkLogic
4 4 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.08%) DB2
6 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.91%) Hudson
3 6 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.69%) Subversion
4 5 (2.69%) JIRA
5 4 (2.15%) InstallShield
5 4 (2.15%) Mechanoid
5 4 (2.15%) Robolectric
5 4 (2.15%) Robotium
6 3 (1.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 3 (1.61%) AdminStudio
6 3 (1.61%) MSI
7 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.54%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.54%) Selenium
7 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.54%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (8.06%) Finance
2 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.08%) Law
2 2 (1.08%) Legal
2 2 (1.08%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.54%) French Language
3 1 (0.54%) German Language
3 1 (0.54%) Polish Language
3 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 38 (20.43%) Analyst
2 16 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (8.60%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (8.06%) Administrator
3 15 (8.06%) Support Engineer
3 15 (8.06%) Desktop Support
4 14 (7.53%) Developer
4 14 (7.53%) Service Analyst
4 14 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (6.99%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.30%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.76%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.76%) Architect
10 6 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (2.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.14%) .NET
2 15 (8.06%) Web Services
3 8 (4.30%) CSS
4 6 (3.23%) J2EE
5 4 (2.15%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.15%) HTML
5 4 (2.15%) ActionBarSherlock
6 3 (1.61%) Ember.js
6 3 (1.61%) Express
6 3 (1.61%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (1.61%) SOAP
6 3 (1.61%) XML
6 3 (1.61%) Flash
6 3 (1.61%) RESTful
6 3 (1.61%) HTML5
6 3 (1.61%) CSS3
6 3 (1.61%) Backbone.js
6 3 (1.61%) Sass
7 2 (1.08%) LESS
7 2 (1.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.99%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.30%) User Experience
2 8 (4.30%) Clustering
3 7 (3.76%) Mobile Payment
4 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.69%) Wiki
5 5 (2.69%) iPhone
5 5 (2.69%) iPad
6 4 (2.15%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.15%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.61%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.08%) Statistics
8 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.08%) AS400
8 2 (1.08%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 62 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 49 (26.34%) Linux
3 33 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 29 (15.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (8.60%) UNIX
8 13 (6.99%) CentOS
9 12 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (6.45%) Apple iOS
9 12 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 12 (6.45%) Windows Phone
9 12 (6.45%) Android
10 10 (5.38%) Ubuntu
11 9 (4.84%) Debian
12 7 (3.76%) Windows Phone 7
13 4 (2.15%) Fedora
13 4 (2.15%) Solaris
14 3 (1.61%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (10.22%) DevOps
3 19 (10.22%) Migration
3 19 (10.22%) ITIL
4 17 (9.14%) Configuration Management
5 13 (6.99%) Service Delivery
6 9 (4.84%) Scrum
6 9 (4.84%) Load Balancing
7 8 (4.30%) TDD
7 8 (4.30%) Project Management
7 8 (4.30%) OOD
8 7 (3.76%) E-Commerce
8 7 (3.76%) OOP
8 7 (3.76%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (3.76%) OO
8 7 (3.76%) Android Development
8 7 (3.76%) Kanban
8 7 (3.76%) Unit Testing
8 7 (3.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.14%) Perl
2 15 (8.06%) SQL
3 14 (7.53%) Python
4 13 (6.99%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.38%) Ruby
5 10 (5.38%) PHP
6 9 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.76%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.76%) Java
8 6 (3.23%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.15%) C
9 4 (2.15%) C++
10 3 (1.61%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.61%) C#
11 1 (0.54%) VBScript
11 1 (0.54%) VB
11 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.30%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.76%) Degree
4 6 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.23%) CCNA
5 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.61%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.61%) CISSP
6 3 (1.61%) MCSE
7 2 (1.08%) MCSA
7 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.54%) MCITP
8 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.54%) GCIA
8 1 (0.54%) GCIH
8 1 (0.54%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.54%) MCT
8 1 (0.54%) ISEB
8 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.45%) SLA
2 3 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (0.54%) TickIT
System Software
1 79 (42.47%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.14%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.30%) Postfix
4 8 (4.30%) Samba
5 6 (3.23%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.23%) ISA Server
6 5 (2.69%) iptables
6 5 (2.69%) XenApp
6 5 (2.69%) XenServer
7 4 (2.15%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.15%) vSphere
8 3 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.61%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.08%) Xen
10 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.54%) vCloud
10 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 23 (12.37%) SCCM
2 17 (9.14%) Puppet
3 14 (7.53%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.91%) Ansible
5 8 (4.30%) Salt
6 5 (2.69%) ZABBIX
6 5 (2.69%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.08%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.08%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.54%) MOM
9 1 (0.54%) WSUS
9 1 (0.54%) SCOM
9 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 51 (27.42%) VMware
2 50 (26.88%) Microsoft
3 34 (18.28%) Citrix
4 17 (9.14%) Red Hat
5 16 (8.60%) Oracle
6 15 (8.06%) Cisco
7 9 (4.84%) NetApp
7 9 (4.84%) Lotus
8 6 (3.23%) BEA
8 6 (3.23%) HP
8 6 (3.23%) Ektron
9 4 (2.15%) Sun
9 4 (2.15%) AppSense
9 4 (2.15%) Google
9 4 (2.15%) Dell
9 4 (2.15%) Symantec
10 3 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.61%) CA
10 3 (1.61%) Wyse
10 3 (1.61%) Appcelerator
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