The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 129 93 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.81% 10.38% 9.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.82% 53.45% 51.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 57 45
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £117 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 20
Median hourly rate £12.25 £15.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.67% -10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.85 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £23.25 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +3.33%
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
199 174 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 21.31% 19.42% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 131 97
Median daily rate £350 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 21
Median hourly rate £13.63 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.84% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.20 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

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 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Windows.

1 121 (49.39%) Active Directory
2 76 (31.02%) Windows Server
3 75 (30.61%) VMware
4 72 (29.39%) Microsoft
5 68 (27.76%) Windows 7
6 60 (24.49%) Linux
7 55 (22.45%) PowerShell
8 54 (22.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (19.59%) Office 365
10 47 (19.18%) SCCM
10 47 (19.18%) SQL
11 46 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 43 (17.55%) SQL Server
13 40 (16.33%) Migration
14 39 (15.92%) Finance
15 38 (15.51%) Windows Server 2008
16 35 (14.29%) MS Office
16 35 (14.29%) MS Excel
17 34 (13.88%) Security Cleared
18 33 (13.47%) ITIL
19 31 (12.65%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (12.24%) TCP/IP
21 29 (11.84%) DNS
21 29 (11.84%) SAN
21 29 (11.84%) Hyper-V
21 29 (11.84%) Data Centre
22 28 (11.43%) Cisco
23 27 (11.02%) MS Exchange
24 26 (10.61%) Citrix
25 25 (10.20%) Unix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (11.02%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.71%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.67%) IIS
6 8 (3.27%) IBM Notes
7 7 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.04%) Mule
9 4 (1.63%) CMS
9 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.22%) IBM Domino
10 3 (1.22%) NServiceBus
10 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.82%) Apache
11 2 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.82%) Moodle
11 2 (0.82%) nginx
11 2 (0.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 35 (14.29%) MS Office
2 5 (2.04%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (19.59%) Office 365
2 24 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.82%) GitHub
3 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.24%) TCP/IP
2 29 (11.84%) DNS
2 29 (11.84%) SAN
3 21 (8.57%) Firewall
4 19 (7.76%) WAN
5 18 (7.35%) LAN
6 17 (6.94%) DHCP
7 15 (6.12%) VPN
8 12 (4.90%) Internet
9 11 (4.49%) Wireless
10 10 (4.08%) Cisco ISE
10 10 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (2.45%) Kerberos
12 6 (2.45%) Skype
13 3 (1.22%) Intranet
13 3 (1.22%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.22%) Network Security
13 3 (1.22%) VoIP
14 2 (0.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (4.08%) Ingres
6 6 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.22%) MySQL
8 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.22%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.41%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Subversion
2 3 (1.22%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.22%) NuGet
2 3 (1.22%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.82%) Grunt
3 2 (0.82%) gulp
3 2 (0.82%) MSI
4 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.41%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (15.92%) Finance
2 10 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.45%) Law
4 5 (2.04%) Electronics
4 5 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.04%) Marketing
5 3 (1.22%) Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.82%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (23.27%) Analyst
2 24 (9.80%) Service Analyst
2 24 (9.80%) Service Desk Analyst
2 24 (9.80%) Support Engineer
3 22 (8.98%) Architect
4 20 (8.16%) Consultant
5 18 (7.35%) Developer
6 14 (5.71%) Administrator
6 14 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (4.90%) DBA
8 12 (4.90%) Security Analyst
9 11 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.49%) SQL DBA
10 10 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (3.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (3.67%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.67%) IT Analyst
11 9 (3.67%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.12%) .NET
2 6 (2.45%) .NET Framework
2 6 (2.45%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.45%) REST
3 5 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (1.63%) JSON
4 4 (1.63%) Web Services
4 4 (1.63%) XML
5 3 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.22%) Entity Framework
5 3 (1.22%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (1.22%) MSMQ
5 3 (1.22%) NHibernate
5 3 (1.22%) React
5 3 (1.22%) SOAP
5 3 (1.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (1.22%) WCF
6 2 (0.82%) HTML5
6 2 (0.82%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.35%) Clustering
3 11 (4.49%) Blackberry
3 11 (4.49%) Fat Client
3 11 (4.49%) Thin Client
4 10 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.27%) Client/Server
6 8 (3.27%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.04%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.63%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.63%) Economics
8 4 (1.63%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.22%) Blog
9 3 (1.22%) iPhone
9 3 (1.22%) PKI
9 3 (1.22%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 76 (31.02%) Windows Server
2 68 (27.76%) Windows 7
3 60 (24.49%) Linux
4 54 (22.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (15.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (12.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (10.20%) Unix
7 25 (10.20%) Windows 10
8 24 (9.80%) Windows 8
9 13 (5.31%) Windows XP
10 12 (4.90%) Android
10 12 (4.90%) Apple iOS
11 9 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (3.27%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.63%) Windows Phone
14 3 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.22%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.33%) Migration
2 33 (13.47%) ITIL
3 17 (6.94%) SIEM
4 16 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (6.12%) Coaching
5 15 (6.12%) Information Security
6 13 (5.31%) Incident Management
6 13 (5.31%) Server Patching
6 13 (5.31%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (4.90%) Security Architecture
8 10 (4.08%) Content Management
8 10 (4.08%) DDoS Mitigation
8 10 (4.08%) Project Management
8 10 (4.08%) SQL Optimisation
9 9 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (3.67%) DevOps
10 8 (3.27%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.27%) SDLC
10 8 (3.27%) Security Hardening
10 8 (3.27%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.45%) PowerShell
2 47 (19.18%) SQL
3 17 (6.94%) C#
3 17 (6.94%) VBScript
4 10 (4.08%) Shell Script
5 9 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.45%) Java
6 6 (2.45%) VB
7 5 (2.04%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.22%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.22%) PHP
9 2 (0.82%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.82%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (0.82%) C
9 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.41%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) Perl
10 1 (0.41%) Ruby
10 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.76%) CISSP
4 12 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.67%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.67%) MCSE
6 8 (3.27%) Degree
7 4 (1.63%) MCSA
8 2 (0.82%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.82%) CCA
8 2 (0.82%) CISM
8 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.82%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.82%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.82%) GCIA
8 2 (0.82%) GCIH
8 2 (0.82%) MCDST
8 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.49%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.49%) SLA
3 3 (1.22%) QA
4 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 121 (49.39%) Active Directory
2 46 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (11.84%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.53%) XenApp
5 15 (6.12%) XenDesktop
6 14 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (4.49%) VMware ESX
8 9 (3.67%) vSphere
9 7 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.63%) Snort
12 3 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.22%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (19.18%) SCCM
2 18 (7.35%) Failover Clustering
3 10 (4.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (3.67%) Puppet
5 8 (3.27%) Ansible
5 8 (3.27%) SCOM
6 7 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.86%) WSUS
7 6 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (2.45%) RSA enVision
8 4 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.82%) Nessus
11 1 (0.41%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.41%) Nagios
11 1 (0.41%) Nmap
11 1 (0.41%) QRadar
11 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 75 (30.61%) VMware
2 72 (29.39%) Microsoft
3 28 (11.43%) Cisco
4 26 (10.61%) Citrix
5 16 (6.53%) ArcSight
6 14 (5.71%) Dell
7 13 (5.31%) Oracle
8 10 (4.08%) AppSense
8 10 (4.08%) Cyber-Ark
8 10 (4.08%) Forcepoint
9 8 (3.27%) Intel Security
9 8 (3.27%) Lotus
9 8 (3.27%) NetApp
9 8 (3.27%) Wyse
10 7 (2.86%) Google
10 7 (2.86%) Sun
11 6 (2.45%) LogRhythm
11 6 (2.45%) Nintex
11 6 (2.45%) Splunk
12 5 (2.04%) Palo Alto
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