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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 117 86 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.68% 9.32% 9.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.36% 48.31% 53.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 56 36
Median daily rate £350 £300 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £113 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 22
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.60 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £17.40 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
179 178 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.94% 19.28% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 139 84
Median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 23
Median hourly rate £12.88 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.57% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £19.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 28 June 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 111 (48.05%) Active Directory
2 77 (33.33%) VMware
3 75 (32.47%) Windows 7
4 73 (31.60%) Windows Server
5 68 (29.44%) Microsoft
6 54 (23.38%) Linux
7 51 (22.08%) SCCM
8 48 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 43 (18.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 42 (18.18%) SQL
11 41 (17.75%) Office 365
12 40 (17.32%) PowerShell
13 38 (16.45%) SQL Server
13 38 (16.45%) MS Office
14 36 (15.58%) Finance
15 34 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (13.42%) Migration
16 31 (13.42%) MS Excel
17 29 (12.55%) Cisco
17 29 (12.55%) TCP/IP
18 28 (12.12%) ITIL
18 28 (12.12%) Windows 8
19 27 (11.69%) Data Centre
19 27 (11.69%) Hyper-V
19 27 (11.69%) DNS
20 25 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
21 24 (10.39%) MS Exchange
21 24 (10.39%) Security Cleared
22 23 (9.96%) Citrix
23 22 (9.52%) SAN

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 24 (10.39%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (6.93%) Skype for Business
3 15 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.03%) IIS
5 6 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.16%) Mule
7 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.30%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.30%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.87%) CMS
10 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (16.45%) MS Office
2 31 (13.42%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.16%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (17.75%) Office 365
2 22 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.55%) TCP/IP
2 27 (11.69%) DNS
3 22 (9.52%) Firewall
3 22 (9.52%) SAN
4 19 (8.23%) LAN
4 19 (8.23%) VPN
5 16 (6.93%) DHCP
5 16 (6.93%) WAN
6 12 (5.19%) Wireless
7 11 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (4.33%) Internet
9 9 (3.90%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (2.60%) Kerberos
11 5 (2.16%) Skype
11 5 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.73%) Network Security
13 3 (1.30%) Intranet
13 3 (1.30%) VoIP
14 2 (0.87%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (4.33%) Ingres
3 10 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.30%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.30%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.30%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.43%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.43%) MySQL
8 1 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Subversion
2 3 (1.30%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.30%) Grunt
2 3 (1.30%) gulp
2 3 (1.30%) NuGet
2 3 (1.30%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.30%) webpack
3 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (15.58%) Finance
2 8 (3.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.73%) Back Office
3 4 (1.73%) Law
4 3 (1.30%) Banking
4 3 (1.30%) Electronics
4 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.43%) Automotive
5 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (23.81%) Analyst
2 23 (9.96%) Service Analyst
2 23 (9.96%) Support Engineer
3 22 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (8.23%) Architect
4 19 (8.23%) Consultant
5 17 (7.36%) Developer
6 14 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (4.76%) Security Analyst
10 10 (4.33%) Administrator
10 10 (4.33%) DBA
11 9 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.90%) Service Desk Engineer
11 9 (3.90%) SQL DBA
11 9 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.76%) .NET
2 6 (2.60%) .NET Framework
2 6 (2.60%) AngularJS
2 6 (2.60%) KnockoutJS
2 6 (2.60%) React
2 6 (2.60%) REST
3 4 (1.73%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (1.73%) JSON
3 4 (1.73%) Web Services
4 3 (1.30%) Apache Cordova
4 3 (1.30%) CSS
4 3 (1.30%) Ember.js
4 3 (1.30%) HTML
4 3 (1.30%) LESS
4 3 (1.30%) MSMQ
4 3 (1.30%) NHibernate
4 3 (1.30%) Sass
4 3 (1.30%) SOAP
4 3 (1.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.69%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.23%) Clustering
3 15 (6.49%) Fat Client
3 15 (6.49%) Thin Client
4 11 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.46%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.03%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.73%) Economics
9 4 (1.73%) PKI
9 4 (1.73%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.30%) Blog
10 3 (1.30%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.30%) iPhone
10 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (32.47%) Windows 7
2 73 (31.60%) Windows Server
3 54 (23.38%) Linux
4 43 (18.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (12.12%) Windows 8
7 25 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (9.09%) Windows 10
9 20 (8.66%) Unix
10 15 (6.49%) Windows XP
11 12 (5.19%) Apple iOS
12 10 (4.33%) Android
13 9 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (3.46%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.73%) Windows Phone
16 3 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (1.30%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.87%) Solaris
18 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.42%) Migration
2 28 (12.12%) ITIL
3 16 (6.93%) Information Security
3 16 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
5 13 (5.63%) Incident Management
6 12 (5.19%) Coaching
6 12 (5.19%) SIEM
7 11 (4.76%) Content Management
8 10 (4.33%) Project Management
8 10 (4.33%) Security Architecture
8 10 (4.33%) SQL Optimisation
9 9 (3.90%) DDoS Mitigation
9 9 (3.90%) DevOps
9 9 (3.90%) SDLC
9 9 (3.90%) Server Patching
10 8 (3.46%) Document Management
10 8 (3.46%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.46%) Server Building
10 8 (3.46%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.18%) SQL
2 40 (17.32%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.06%) C#
4 10 (4.33%) Shell Script
5 9 (3.90%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.03%) VBScript
7 5 (2.16%) Java
8 3 (1.30%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.30%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.30%) VB
9 2 (0.87%) C
9 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.43%) C++
10 1 (0.43%) Perl
10 1 (0.43%) PHP
10 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.66%) CISSP
3 17 (7.36%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.03%) MCSE
6 6 (2.60%) Degree
7 4 (1.73%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.87%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.87%) CISM
8 2 (0.87%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.87%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.87%) GCIA
8 2 (0.87%) GCIH
8 2 (0.87%) MCDST
8 2 (0.87%) MCSA
8 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.87%) SANS
8 2 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.63%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.90%) SLA
4 2 (0.87%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.87%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 111 (48.05%) Active Directory
2 48 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (11.69%) Hyper-V
4 19 (8.23%) XenApp
5 18 (7.79%) XenDesktop
6 16 (6.93%) VMware ESX
7 10 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (3.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (3.46%) vSphere
10 3 (1.30%) Snort
10 3 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.87%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (22.08%) SCCM
2 17 (7.36%) Failover Clustering
3 9 (3.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 9 (3.90%) Puppet
4 8 (3.46%) Ansible
4 8 (3.46%) SCOM
5 7 (3.03%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.30%) RSA enVision
9 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.87%) Nessus
9 2 (0.87%) Nmap
9 2 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.87%) WSUS
10 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.43%) Nagios
10 1 (0.43%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 77 (33.33%) VMware
2 68 (29.44%) Microsoft
3 29 (12.55%) Cisco
4 23 (9.96%) Citrix
5 14 (6.06%) AppSense
6 13 (5.63%) Oracle
7 12 (5.19%) ArcSight
7 12 (5.19%) Dell
7 12 (5.19%) Wyse
8 9 (3.90%) Cyber-Ark
8 9 (3.90%) Forcepoint
9 8 (3.46%) Google
10 7 (3.03%) Intel Security
10 7 (3.03%) Sun
11 6 (2.60%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.60%) NetApp
11 6 (2.60%) Nintex
11 6 (2.60%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.16%) Apple
13 4 (1.73%) Symantec
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