The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bristol region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 73 57 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.16% 10.44% 11.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.05% 57.00% 66.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 25 50
Average daily rate
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£320 £363 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +37.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.35 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
143 100 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.94% 18.32% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 52 68
Average daily rate £371 £314 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% +19.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £45.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
South West

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 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 30 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 52 (34.67%) Windows 7
2 46 (30.67%) Microsoft
3 39 (26.00%) WAN
4 38 (25.33%) LAN
5 35 (23.33%) Active Directory
6 34 (22.67%) VMware
7 33 (22.00%) Linux
7 33 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (18.00%) MS Office
9 26 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 25 (16.67%) Firewall
11 24 (16.00%) ITIL
12 23 (15.33%) Red Hat
12 23 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (12.67%) Citrix
14 18 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (12.00%) Finance
14 18 (12.00%) Samba
15 16 (10.67%) SQL
16 15 (10.00%) Security Cleared
17 14 (9.33%) SharePoint
17 14 (9.33%) Migration
18 13 (8.67%) Ruby
18 13 (8.67%) MS Excel
18 13 (8.67%) VPN
18 13 (8.67%) Java
18 13 (8.67%) PHP
18 13 (8.67%) UNIX
18 13 (8.67%) CentOS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (9.33%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.00%) Apache
3 11 (7.33%) MS Exchange
4 10 (6.67%) nginx
4 10 (6.67%) Confluence
4 10 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.67%) MediaWiki
5 7 (4.67%) Lync
6 5 (3.33%) SAS
6 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.00%) IIS
7 3 (2.00%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 27 (18.00%) MS Office
2 13 (8.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.00%) Jelastic
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.00%) WAN
2 38 (25.33%) LAN
3 25 (16.67%) Firewall
4 13 (8.67%) VPN
5 12 (8.00%) Network Security
6 10 (6.67%) IPsec
6 10 (6.67%) LDAP
6 10 (6.67%) IPv6
6 10 (6.67%) OSPF
6 10 (6.67%) BGP
6 10 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 6 (4.00%) VoIP
7 6 (4.00%) Internet
7 6 (4.00%) Wireless
8 5 (3.33%) SAN
8 5 (3.33%) DHCP
8 5 (3.33%) DNS
9 4 (2.67%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.33%) MySQL
1 11 (7.33%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.67%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 10 (6.67%) Hudson
1 10 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 10 (6.67%) JIRA
1 10 (6.67%) Subversion
2 2 (1.33%) Selenium
2 2 (1.33%) JMeter
3 1 (0.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.67%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.67%) JUnit
3 1 (0.67%) JBehave
3 1 (0.67%) WATIR
3 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (12.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.67%) Publishing
4 2 (1.33%) Banking
4 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (16.67%) Analyst
2 14 (9.33%) Administrator
3 10 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (6.00%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.33%) Coordinator
5 8 (5.33%) Deployment Engineer
6 7 (4.67%) Consultant
6 7 (4.67%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) SAS Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (3.33%) SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 4 (2.67%) Technical Support
9 4 (2.67%) Desktop Support
9 4 (2.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.67%) LAMP
2 6 (4.00%) .NET
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.33%) Middleware
3 2 (1.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.67%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.67%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.67%) Wiki
1 10 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.00%) iPhone
3 5 (3.33%) iPad
4 4 (2.67%) Animation
4 4 (2.67%) Economics
5 3 (2.00%) AS400
5 3 (2.00%) Clustering
5 3 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.67%) PDA
7 1 (0.67%) Statistics
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 52 (34.67%) Windows 7
2 33 (22.00%) Linux
2 33 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 13 (8.67%) UNIX
5 13 (8.67%) CentOS
6 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.33%) Debian
8 10 (6.67%) Ubuntu
9 8 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.00%) Android
11 2 (1.33%) Solaris
12 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.67%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.67%) AIX
12 1 (0.67%) HPUX
12 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.00%) ITIL
2 18 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (9.33%) Migration
4 11 (7.33%) DevOps
4 11 (7.33%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 9 (6.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.33%) Project Management
8 7 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.33%) Data Security
9 5 (3.33%) Change Management
10 4 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.67%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (2.67%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (2.67%) Security Management
11 3 (2.00%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.00%) Service Management
11 3 (2.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.67%) SQL
2 13 (8.67%) Ruby
2 13 (8.67%) Java
2 13 (8.67%) PHP
3 11 (7.33%) Perl
3 11 (7.33%) Bash Shell
4 8 (5.33%) Python
5 6 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.33%) C#
6 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.33%) C
8 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.67%) C++
8 1 (0.67%) VBScript
8 1 (0.67%) ABAP
8 1 (0.67%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.67%) CCNA
4 4 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.00%) CISSP
5 3 (2.00%) MCP
6 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.33%) MCSE
6 2 (1.33%) ISEB
6 2 (1.33%) Degree
6 2 (1.33%) MCITP
6 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.67%) MCDST
7 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.67%) OCP
7 1 (0.67%) OCA
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.00%) SLA
2 3 (2.00%) QA
2 3 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.00%) Samba
4 11 (7.33%) XenServer
5 10 (6.67%) Postfix
6 9 (6.00%) Hyper-V
7 8 (5.33%) NFS
8 5 (3.33%) XenApp
8 5 (3.33%) vSphere
9 2 (1.33%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.33%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (7.33%) Puppet
2 10 (6.67%) ZABBIX
3 8 (5.33%) SCCM
4 4 (2.67%) Netcool
4 4 (2.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.00%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.33%) Salt
6 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.33%) SCOM
7 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.67%) WSUS
7 1 (0.67%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 46 (30.67%) Microsoft
2 34 (22.67%) VMware
3 23 (15.33%) Red Hat
4 19 (12.67%) Citrix
5 12 (8.00%) Cisco
6 10 (6.67%) HP
7 6 (4.00%) EMC
7 6 (4.00%) Apple
8 5 (3.33%) Avaya
8 5 (3.33%) Dell
8 5 (3.33%) IBM
9 4 (2.67%) Oracle
10 3 (2.00%) Remedy
10 3 (2.00%) Symantec
10 3 (2.00%) NetApp
11 2 (1.33%) Meru Networks
11 2 (1.33%) Acronis
11 2 (1.33%) RightFax
11 2 (1.33%) Juniper
11 2 (1.33%) Capita
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