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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 104 75 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.61% 12.21% 15.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.06% 75.76% 73.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 26 63
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £151 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £405 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.31% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 20
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.25 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
221 99 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.55% 16.12% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 42 85
Average daily rate £375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 27
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.30 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 October 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 31 October 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 68 (38.64%) Windows 7
2 62 (35.23%) Microsoft
3 52 (29.55%) Active Directory
4 37 (21.02%) Windows XP
5 35 (19.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (19.89%) MS Office
6 34 (19.32%) VMware
7 33 (18.75%) Linux
8 32 (18.18%) WAN
9 31 (17.61%) LAN
9 31 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (14.20%) SQL
10 25 (14.20%) Citrix
11 24 (13.64%) ITIL
11 24 (13.64%) MS Exchange
12 23 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (11.36%) Red Hat
13 20 (11.36%) MS Excel
13 20 (11.36%) Firewall
14 19 (10.80%) Finance
15 17 (9.66%) Samba
16 15 (8.52%) CentOS
17 14 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (7.95%) Java
17 14 (7.95%) Blackberry
18 12 (6.82%) Migration
18 12 (6.82%) UNIX
18 12 (6.82%) Security Cleared
18 12 (6.82%) Git (software)

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 24 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.25%) Apache
2 11 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.11%) MediaWiki
3 9 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (5.11%) nginx
3 9 (5.11%) Confluence
4 8 (4.55%) SAS
5 6 (3.41%) Lync
6 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.70%) CMS
8 3 (1.70%) IIS
9 2 (1.14%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.14%) Node.js
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.57%) JBoss
10 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 35 (19.89%) MS Office
2 20 (11.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (18.18%) WAN
2 31 (17.61%) LAN
3 20 (11.36%) Firewall
4 11 (6.25%) VPN
4 11 (6.25%) DNS
4 11 (6.25%) Network Security
5 9 (5.11%) LDAP
5 9 (5.11%) IPsec
5 9 (5.11%) IPv6
5 9 (5.11%) OSPF
5 9 (5.11%) BGP
5 9 (5.11%) EIGRP
6 8 (4.55%) SAN
6 8 (4.55%) Wireless
7 7 (3.98%) DHCP
8 6 (3.41%) VoIP
8 6 (3.41%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.27%) Internet
10 2 (1.14%) NAS
10 2 (1.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 10 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.11%) MySQL
3 9 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.70%) MS Access
5 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (6.82%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.68%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.11%) Subversion
3 9 (5.11%) JIRA
3 9 (5.11%) Hudson
4 5 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.70%) Selenium
6 2 (1.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (1.14%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.57%) MSI
7 1 (0.57%) Introscope
7 1 (0.57%) NUnit
7 1 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.57%) Moq
7 1 (0.57%) Behat
General
1 19 (10.80%) Finance
2 5 (2.84%) Banking
3 4 (2.27%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.27%) Law
4 3 (1.70%) Legal
5 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (20.45%) Analyst
2 23 (13.07%) Support Engineer
3 13 (7.39%) Developer
3 13 (7.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (6.25%) Administrator
4 11 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 11 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 10 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (5.68%) Rollout Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
7 8 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (3.98%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Desktop Support
10 5 (2.84%) Coordinator
10 5 (2.84%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.11%) LAMP
2 4 (2.27%) CSS
2 4 (2.27%) HTML
3 3 (1.70%) .NET
3 3 (1.70%) SOAP
4 2 (1.14%) Web Services
4 2 (1.14%) XML
4 2 (1.14%) Middleware
4 2 (1.14%) WPF
4 2 (1.14%) RESTful
4 2 (1.14%) HTML5
4 2 (1.14%) CSS3
4 2 (1.14%) Backbone.js
4 2 (1.14%) Sass
4 2 (1.14%) Ember.js
4 2 (1.14%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (1.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.57%) REST
5 1 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.95%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.11%) Wiki
4 8 (4.55%) iPhone
5 5 (2.84%) iPad
5 5 (2.84%) Clustering
5 5 (2.84%) Economics
6 4 (2.27%) Animation
7 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.57%) NHS
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Statistics
8 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.57%) Online Games
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 68 (38.64%) Windows 7
2 37 (21.02%) Windows XP
3 35 (19.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (18.75%) Linux
5 31 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (8.52%) CentOS
7 14 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (6.82%) UNIX
9 10 (5.68%) Android
10 9 (5.11%) Debian
10 9 (5.11%) Ubuntu
10 9 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (4.55%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.84%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.14%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.57%) Solaris
14 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.64%) ITIL
2 14 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (6.82%) Migration
4 10 (5.68%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (5.11%) DevOps
5 9 (5.11%) PRINCE2
5 9 (5.11%) Data Modelling
6 8 (4.55%) Project Management
7 7 (3.98%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (3.98%) Change Management
8 6 (3.41%) Software Engineering
9 5 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.27%) Scrum
10 4 (2.27%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.27%) Build Automation
11 3 (1.70%) Test Planning
11 3 (1.70%) V-Model
11 3 (1.70%) Waterfall
11 3 (1.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.20%) SQL
2 14 (7.95%) Java
3 10 (5.68%) Perl
4 9 (5.11%) PHP
4 9 (5.11%) Ruby
4 9 (5.11%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.55%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.98%) Python
7 4 (2.27%) C#
8 3 (1.70%) C
8 3 (1.70%) VBA
8 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.27%) CCNA
4 4 (2.27%) ISEB
4 4 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.70%) HND
5 3 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) MCP
6 2 (1.14%) MCSE
6 2 (1.14%) MCTS
6 2 (1.14%) MCITP
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.57%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.55%) SLA
2 5 (2.84%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.14%) QA
5 1 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.66%) Samba
4 10 (5.68%) Postfix
4 10 (5.68%) XenServer
5 8 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.55%) NFS
6 6 (3.41%) XenApp
7 5 (2.84%) vSphere
8 3 (1.70%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.14%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.14%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) ZABBIX
1 9 (5.11%) Puppet
2 8 (4.55%) SCCM
3 5 (2.84%) Netcool
3 5 (2.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (2.27%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.27%) Salt
5 2 (1.14%) WSUS
5 2 (1.14%) SCOM
6 1 (0.57%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 62 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 34 (19.32%) VMware
3 25 (14.20%) Citrix
4 20 (11.36%) Red Hat
5 11 (6.25%) Cisco
6 8 (4.55%) Apple
7 7 (3.98%) EMC
8 6 (3.41%) Intel
8 6 (3.41%) HP
9 5 (2.84%) RightFax
10 4 (2.27%) IronPort
10 4 (2.27%) Juniper
11 3 (1.70%) Teradata
11 3 (1.70%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.14%) Oracle
12 2 (1.14%) Appcelerator
12 2 (1.14%) Meru Networks
12 2 (1.14%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (1.14%) Veeam
12 2 (1.14%) CA
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8 - £14 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago