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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South West / Bristol
Rank 14 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 70 77 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.15% 9.78% 9.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.68% 62.60% 58.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 58
Median daily rate £311 £230 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.32% -27.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £119 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 8
Median hourly rate £16.88 £17.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £13.66 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £35.00 £15.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%

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
95 123 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.42% 15.63% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 70 111
Median daily rate £325 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 9
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £14.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.25 £49.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 103 (59.20%) Active Directory
2 74 (42.53%) Microsoft
3 72 (41.38%) Windows 7
4 55 (31.61%) MS Office
5 54 (31.03%) Windows Server
6 43 (24.71%) VMware
7 42 (24.14%) SCCM
8 41 (23.56%) MS Excel
9 39 (22.41%) Linux
10 37 (21.26%) Citrix
11 32 (18.39%) ITIL
11 32 (18.39%) DNS
12 31 (17.82%) Office 365
13 27 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (14.37%) PowerShell
14 25 (14.37%) SQL Server
15 24 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (13.22%) SQL
16 23 (13.22%) Unix
16 23 (13.22%) Finance
17 21 (12.07%) Firewall
17 21 (12.07%) Microsoft App-V
17 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
18 19 (10.92%) XenApp
18 19 (10.92%) Windows 10
18 19 (10.92%) Migration
19 18 (10.34%) Incident Management
19 18 (10.34%) Thin Client
19 18 (10.34%) TCP/IP

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 12 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 12 (6.90%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.45%) IIS
4 5 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.87%) OpenROAD
5 4 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.30%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.57%) Apache
7 1 (0.57%) CMS
7 1 (0.57%) Drupal
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.57%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.57%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.57%) Moodle
7 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 55 (31.61%) MS Office
2 41 (23.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Simulink
3 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.82%) Office 365
2 12 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (18.39%) DNS
2 21 (12.07%) Firewall
3 18 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 17 (9.77%) DHCP
4 17 (9.77%) SAN
5 16 (9.20%) VPN
6 15 (8.62%) WAN
7 14 (8.05%) LAN
8 11 (6.32%) Internet
9 8 (4.60%) Wireless
10 5 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.30%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.30%) Network Security
11 4 (2.30%) VoIP
12 3 (1.72%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.72%) Extranet
12 3 (1.72%) NAS
13 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.62%) Ingres
3 13 (7.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.02%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.15%) MySQL
8 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.87%) MSI
1 5 (2.87%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.72%) GoCD
4 2 (1.15%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.15%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.15%) NetBeans
4 2 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.57%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 23 (13.22%) Finance
2 9 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.72%) Back Office
3 3 (1.72%) Marketing
4 2 (1.15%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.57%) Local Government
5 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (21.26%) Analyst
2 30 (17.24%) Support Engineer
3 23 (13.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (10.34%) Desktop Support
5 15 (8.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 15 (8.62%) Developer
5 15 (8.62%) IT Support
6 14 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (8.05%) Service Analyst
6 14 (8.05%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (6.90%) DBA
7 12 (6.90%) IT Engineer
8 11 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (6.32%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (5.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 10 (5.75%) Administrator
9 10 (5.75%) SQL DBA
10 9 (5.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.77%) .NET
2 10 (5.75%) Web Services
3 8 (4.60%) SOAP
4 6 (3.45%) JSON
5 5 (2.87%) WCF
6 4 (2.30%) XML
7 3 (1.72%) Kafka
7 3 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.72%) REST
8 2 (1.15%) CSS
8 2 (1.15%) HTML
9 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.57%) CSS3
9 1 (0.57%) HTML5
9 1 (0.57%) iOS SDK
9 1 (0.57%) LAMP
9 1 (0.57%) Node.js
9 1 (0.57%) RESTful
9 1 (0.57%) WPF
9 1 (0.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.34%) Fat Client
1 18 (10.34%) Thin Client
2 16 (9.20%) Clustering
2 16 (9.20%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.17%) Client/Server
3 9 (5.17%) Smartphone
4 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.02%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.02%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (3.45%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.72%) CESG
8 3 (1.72%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (1.72%) CMDB
8 3 (1.72%) PKI
8 3 (1.72%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.15%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 72 (41.38%) Windows 7
2 54 (31.03%) Windows Server
3 39 (22.41%) Linux
4 24 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (13.22%) Unix
5 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.92%) Windows 10
7 9 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.60%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.02%) Android
10 6 (3.45%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.72%) Solaris
12 3 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.15%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.57%) AIX
14 1 (0.57%) CentOS
14 1 (0.57%) Fedora
14 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.39%) ITIL
2 19 (10.92%) Migration
3 18 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 11 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (6.32%) SDLC
5 10 (5.75%) Application Virtualisation
5 10 (5.75%) Data Encryption
5 10 (5.75%) SQL Optimisation
6 9 (5.17%) Information Security
7 8 (4.60%) Change Management
7 8 (4.60%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.60%) TDD
8 7 (4.02%) Application Packaging
8 7 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (4.02%) ETL
9 6 (3.45%) Release Management
9 6 (3.45%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.45%) Waterfall
10 5 (2.87%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (2.87%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.37%) PowerShell
2 23 (13.22%) SQL
3 10 (5.75%) Shell Script
4 9 (5.17%) Java
4 9 (5.17%) Python
5 7 (4.02%) VBScript
6 5 (2.87%) VB
7 4 (2.30%) C#
8 3 (1.72%) C
8 3 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.72%) Scala
8 3 (1.72%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.15%) C++
10 1 (0.57%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.57%) Perl
10 1 (0.57%) Ruby
10 1 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.17%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.87%) Degree
5 4 (2.30%) CISSP
5 4 (2.30%) MCP
5 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.72%) CCA
6 3 (1.72%) CISM
6 3 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.72%) CLAS
6 3 (1.72%) MCSE
7 2 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.15%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.15%) MCITP
7 2 (1.15%) MCSA
8 1 (0.57%) GCIA
8 1 (0.57%) GCIH
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.57%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) SLA
2 3 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.15%) RMADS
4 1 (0.57%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) MISRA
4 1 (0.57%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 103 (59.20%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (12.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (10.92%) XenApp
5 13 (7.47%) XenDesktop
6 11 (6.32%) VMware ESX
7 10 (5.75%) Hyper-V
7 10 (5.75%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (5.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (4.02%) BitLocker
10 5 (2.87%) Snort
11 4 (2.30%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.72%) Docker
12 3 (1.72%) LXC
12 3 (1.72%) NFS
12 3 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.57%) Firmware
13 1 (0.57%) Samba
Systems Management
1 42 (24.14%) SCCM
2 16 (9.20%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (4.60%) Nessus
3 8 (4.60%) WSUS
4 7 (4.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.30%) QRadar
6 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.72%) Nmap
6 3 (1.72%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.57%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) MOM
7 1 (0.57%) Puppet
7 1 (0.57%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.57%) SCOM
7 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 43 (24.71%) VMware
3 37 (21.26%) Citrix
4 17 (9.77%) Cisco
5 16 (9.20%) AppSense
6 13 (7.47%) Wyse
7 11 (6.32%) Dell
8 10 (5.75%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.17%) HP
10 7 (4.02%) CA
10 7 (4.02%) SAP
10 7 (4.02%) Symantec
11 6 (3.45%) Intel Security
12 5 (2.87%) Apple
12 5 (2.87%) Polycom
13 4 (2.30%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.30%) ScanSafe
13 4 (2.30%) Sun
14 3 (1.72%) Dell KACE
14 3 (1.72%) Xerox
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