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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 110 64 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.90% 7.52% 9.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 44.44% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 48 18
Average daily rate
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£330 £323 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £124 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 23
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
176 144 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.05% 16.92% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 112 43
Average daily rate £370 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £27.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 31 August 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 31 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 92 (47.18%) Active Directory
2 76 (38.97%) Windows 7
3 57 (29.23%) Microsoft
4 48 (24.62%) VMware
5 46 (23.59%) Linux
6 45 (23.08%) MS Office
7 38 (19.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (17.44%) Windows XP
9 30 (15.38%) Citrix
9 30 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (12.31%) SCCM
10 24 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (12.31%) SQL Server
11 22 (11.28%) MS Excel
11 22 (11.28%) Hyper-V
12 21 (10.77%) ITIL
12 21 (10.77%) .NET
13 20 (10.26%) MS Exchange
13 20 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (10.26%) Finance
14 18 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (9.23%) Oracle
14 18 (9.23%) Office 365
15 17 (8.72%) Web Services
15 17 (8.72%) Migration
16 16 (8.21%) IIS
16 16 (8.21%) Apache
16 16 (8.21%) Firewall
17 15 (7.69%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 20 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.21%) Apache
2 16 (8.21%) IIS
3 11 (5.64%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.13%) Lync
5 9 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.62%) JBoss
5 9 (4.62%) IBM Notes
5 9 (4.62%) WebLogic
6 8 (4.10%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.08%) nginx
8 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.05%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.54%) CMS
10 3 (1.54%) Confluence
10 3 (1.54%) MediaWiki
10 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.03%) Node.js
12 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 45 (23.08%) MS Office
2 22 (11.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.23%) Office 365
2 8 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.21%) Firewall
2 13 (6.67%) LAN
2 13 (6.67%) Internet
3 12 (6.15%) DNS
4 11 (5.64%) WAN
5 9 (4.62%) SAN
6 7 (3.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.59%) VPN
7 6 (3.08%) VoIP
8 4 (2.05%) DHCP
9 3 (1.54%) LDAP
10 2 (1.03%) Broadband
10 2 (1.03%) HTTP
10 2 (1.03%) Intranet
10 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.51%) NAS
11 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.51%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.51%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (6.15%) MySQL
3 5 (2.56%) SQLite
4 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.05%) MarkLogic
5 3 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.03%) DB2
6 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.08%) Hudson
2 6 (3.08%) Subversion
3 5 (2.56%) Mechanoid
3 5 (2.56%) Robolectric
3 5 (2.56%) Robotium
4 3 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.54%) JIRA
4 3 (1.54%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.54%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.54%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.51%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.51%) MSI
6 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.51%) Maven
General
1 20 (10.26%) Finance
2 5 (2.56%) German Language
3 4 (2.05%) Polish Language
4 2 (1.03%) French Language
4 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.03%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
5 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (22.56%) Analyst
2 24 (12.31%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (10.77%) Support Engineer
3 21 (10.77%) Service Analyst
4 18 (9.23%) Developer
5 17 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (8.21%) Administrator
7 15 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (6.67%) Desktop Support
9 12 (6.15%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (5.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (4.62%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.10%) Support Analyst
13 7 (3.59%) Help Desk Analyst
13 7 (3.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (3.59%) Team Leader
13 7 (3.59%) iOS Developer
13 7 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
14 6 (3.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.77%) .NET
2 17 (8.72%) Web Services
3 7 (3.59%) CSS
4 6 (3.08%) J2EE
5 5 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.56%) ActionBarSherlock
6 3 (1.54%) HTML
6 3 (1.54%) BSON
6 3 (1.54%) Flash
6 3 (1.54%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (1.03%) RESTful
7 2 (1.03%) HTML5
7 2 (1.03%) Backbone.js
7 2 (1.03%) Sass
7 2 (1.03%) LESS
7 2 (1.03%) Ember.js
7 2 (1.03%) Express
7 2 (1.03%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (1.03%) XML
7 2 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.64%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.62%) Mobile Payment
3 9 (4.62%) User Experience
3 9 (4.62%) Clustering
4 6 (3.08%) iPhone
4 6 (3.08%) iPad
5 4 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.54%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.54%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.54%) Wiki
6 3 (1.54%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.03%) Statistics
7 2 (1.03%) AS400
7 2 (1.03%) Handset
7 2 (1.03%) NHS
7 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 76 (38.97%) Windows 7
2 46 (23.59%) Linux
3 38 (19.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (17.44%) Windows XP
5 30 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (7.18%) Apple iOS
7 14 (7.18%) Windows 8
7 14 (7.18%) Android
8 13 (6.67%) Windows Phone
9 12 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (5.64%) CentOS
10 11 (5.64%) UNIX
11 9 (4.62%) Windows Phone 7
12 8 (4.10%) Windows Vista
13 7 (3.59%) Ubuntu
13 7 (3.59%) Debian
14 4 (2.05%) Fedora
14 4 (2.05%) Solaris
15 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (10.77%) ITIL
3 20 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (8.72%) Migration
5 14 (7.18%) Configuration Management
6 13 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.67%) DevOps
7 12 (6.15%) Scrum
8 10 (5.13%) Project Management
8 10 (5.13%) OOD
8 10 (5.13%) Android Development
8 10 (5.13%) Kanban
9 9 (4.62%) BDD
9 9 (4.62%) Unit Testing
9 9 (4.62%) OOP
9 9 (4.62%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (4.62%) OO
9 9 (4.62%) TDD
9 9 (4.62%) E-Commerce
10 8 (4.10%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.18%) SQL
2 11 (5.64%) Perl
3 10 (5.13%) Python
4 9 (4.62%) Shell Script
4 9 (4.62%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.10%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.10%) Java
6 5 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.56%) C
6 5 (2.56%) Objective-C
6 5 (2.56%) PHP
6 5 (2.56%) C++
7 4 (2.05%) Ruby
8 2 (1.03%) C#
9 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) VBScript
9 1 (0.51%) VB
9 1 (0.51%) VBA
9 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.59%) Degree
4 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.05%) MCSE
5 4 (2.05%) CCNA
6 3 (1.54%) CISSP
6 3 (1.54%) MCSA
6 3 (1.54%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.03%) MCITP
7 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) CCEE
8 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.51%) GCIA
8 1 (0.51%) GCIH
8 1 (0.51%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.51%) MCT
8 1 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.15%) SLA
2 3 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.54%) QA
2 3 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.03%) TickIT
System Software
1 92 (47.18%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.28%) Hyper-V
3 18 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.08%) Postfix
4 6 (3.08%) ISA Server
4 6 (3.08%) Samba
4 6 (3.08%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.56%) XenApp
6 4 (2.05%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.54%) vSphere
7 3 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.54%) iptables
7 3 (1.54%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.03%) Xen
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (12.31%) SCCM
2 12 (6.15%) Puppet
3 9 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.10%) Ansible
5 5 (2.56%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.54%) Salt
6 3 (1.54%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.03%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.51%) WSUS
8 1 (0.51%) SCOM
8 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.51%) MOM
8 1 (0.51%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.51%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 57 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 48 (24.62%) VMware
3 30 (15.38%) Citrix
4 18 (9.23%) Oracle
5 15 (7.69%) Cisco
5 15 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.13%) Lotus
7 8 (4.10%) NetApp
8 6 (3.08%) Dell
8 6 (3.08%) BEA
8 6 (3.08%) Ektron
9 5 (2.56%) Google
9 5 (2.56%) HP
10 4 (2.05%) Sun
10 4 (2.05%) AppSense
10 4 (2.05%) Symantec
11 3 (1.54%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.54%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.54%) Wyse
11 3 (1.54%) Atlassian
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