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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 7 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 116 94 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.18% 10.73% 8.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.88% 56.29% 63.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 56 28
Average daily rate £325 £290 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £120 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 15
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £50.55 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
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
197 167 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.39% 19.06% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 108 62
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £128 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 16
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £8.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 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 29 April 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 78 (40.41%) Active Directory
2 68 (35.23%) Microsoft
3 65 (33.68%) Windows 7
4 60 (31.09%) Windows Server
5 58 (30.05%) VMware
6 39 (20.21%) SQL Server
7 38 (19.69%) SCCM
8 34 (17.62%) Linux
9 33 (17.10%) Security Cleared
9 33 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (16.58%) SQL
11 31 (16.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (15.03%) TCP/IP
12 29 (15.03%) Migration
13 28 (14.51%) Windows 8
14 27 (13.99%) MS Excel
15 26 (13.47%) Finance
15 26 (13.47%) Office 365
15 26 (13.47%) SC Cleared
16 24 (12.44%) DNS
17 23 (11.92%) MS Office
17 23 (11.92%) PowerShell
17 23 (11.92%) Data Centre
18 22 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (11.40%) Hyper-V
19 21 (10.88%) ITIL
19 21 (10.88%) Citrix
20 18 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
21 17 (8.81%) Windows 10
21 17 (8.81%) XenDesktop

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (7.25%) Skype for Business
2 13 (6.74%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.70%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.66%) IBM Notes
4 9 (4.66%) IIS
5 6 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.11%) IBM Domino
6 4 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.52%) CMS
8 1 (0.52%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.92%) MS Office
3 5 (2.59%) Acrobat
3 5 (2.59%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.47%) Office 365
2 7 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.04%) PaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.03%) TCP/IP
2 24 (12.44%) DNS
3 16 (8.29%) Firewall
4 15 (7.77%) SAN
5 13 (6.74%) DHCP
6 11 (5.70%) Internet
6 11 (5.70%) VPN
7 7 (3.63%) LAN
8 6 (3.11%) Kerberos
8 6 (3.11%) Skype
9 5 (2.59%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (2.59%) VoIP
10 4 (2.07%) Network Security
10 4 (2.07%) WAN
11 3 (1.55%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (1.55%) Intranet
12 2 (1.04%) NAS
12 2 (1.04%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.04%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.63%) Ingres
4 7 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.07%) MS Access
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.52%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 7 (3.63%) Grunt
1 7 (3.63%) gulp
1 7 (3.63%) webpack
2 2 (1.04%) Subversion
2 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.52%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) NuGet
3 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (13.47%) Finance
2 5 (2.59%) Billing
3 4 (2.07%) Back Office
4 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.04%) Electronics
5 2 (1.04%) Law
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.04%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.52%) Automotive
6 1 (0.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (15.03%) Analyst
2 25 (12.95%) Support Engineer
3 19 (9.84%) Developer
4 17 (8.81%) Consultant
5 13 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (6.74%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (5.70%) Desktop Support
6 11 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.18%) Administrator
7 10 (5.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 9 (4.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.15%) Deskside Support
9 8 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.15%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) DBA
10 7 (3.63%) Deskside Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) Deskside Support Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.22%) .NET
2 8 (4.15%) .NET Framework
2 8 (4.15%) AngularJS
2 8 (4.15%) HTML
2 8 (4.15%) KnockoutJS
2 8 (4.15%) React
3 7 (3.63%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (3.63%) Backbone.js
3 7 (3.63%) CSS
3 7 (3.63%) CSS3
3 7 (3.63%) Ember.js
3 7 (3.63%) HTML5
3 7 (3.63%) LESS
3 7 (3.63%) Sass
4 5 (2.59%) Entity Framework
4 5 (2.59%) JSON
4 5 (2.59%) Web Services
5 3 (1.55%) REST
5 3 (1.55%) XML
6 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.92%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.77%) Clustering
3 13 (6.74%) Fat Client
3 13 (6.74%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.66%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.63%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.59%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.07%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.07%) Economics
7 4 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.55%) Blog
8 3 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.55%) PKI
9 2 (1.04%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 65 (33.68%) Windows 7
2 60 (31.09%) Windows Server
3 34 (17.62%) Linux
4 31 (16.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (14.51%) Windows 8
6 22 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (8.81%) Windows 10
8 16 (8.29%) Unix
9 14 (7.25%) Apple iOS
9 14 (7.25%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.66%) Android
10 9 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (3.11%) Windows Vista
13 5 (2.59%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.55%) Solaris
14 3 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (1.04%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.03%) Migration
2 21 (10.88%) ITIL
3 17 (8.81%) Incident Management
4 15 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (6.22%) Coaching
6 11 (5.70%) Service Management
7 10 (5.18%) Information Security
7 10 (5.18%) Project Management
8 9 (4.66%) MVC
8 9 (4.66%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.66%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (4.15%) Mentoring
9 8 (4.15%) SDLC
9 8 (4.15%) Security Hardening
9 8 (4.15%) Server Building
10 7 (3.63%) Document Management
10 7 (3.63%) Front End Development
10 7 (3.63%) Software Engineering
10 7 (3.63%) SQL Optimisation
11 6 (3.11%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.58%) SQL
2 23 (11.92%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.74%) C#
4 11 (5.70%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.66%) Java
6 7 (3.63%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.63%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.55%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.55%) VB
7 3 (1.55%) VBScript
8 2 (1.04%) C
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.52%) C++
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
9 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (17.10%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.47%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.15%) CISSP
5 7 (3.63%) Degree
6 2 (1.04%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.04%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.04%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.04%) GCIA
6 2 (1.04%) GCIH
6 2 (1.04%) MCSE
6 2 (1.04%) SANS
6 2 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.52%) CCNA
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.52%) CISM
7 1 (0.52%) HND
7 1 (0.52%) MCDST
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.25%) SLA
2 8 (4.15%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.04%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.04%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 78 (40.41%) Active Directory
2 33 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (11.40%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.81%) XenDesktop
5 15 (7.77%) XenApp
6 12 (6.22%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (3.11%) vSphere
9 2 (1.04%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.04%) Snort
10 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (19.69%) SCCM
2 7 (3.63%) SCOM
3 5 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.07%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.55%) Nessus
5 3 (1.55%) Nmap
6 2 (1.04%) RSA enVision
6 2 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.52%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.52%) Nagios
7 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.52%) Puppet
7 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 58 (30.05%) VMware
3 21 (10.88%) Citrix
4 15 (7.77%) Dell
5 13 (6.74%) AppSense
6 12 (6.22%) Cisco
7 10 (5.18%) Wyse
8 9 (4.66%) Lotus
8 9 (4.66%) Symantec
9 8 (4.15%) Oracle
10 7 (3.63%) Sun
11 6 (3.11%) Apple
11 6 (3.11%) NetApp
11 6 (3.11%) Nintex
12 5 (2.59%) Adobe
12 5 (2.59%) ArcSight
12 5 (2.59%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.59%) HP
13 4 (2.07%) BMC
13 4 (2.07%) CA
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