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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 103 88 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.16% 10.08% 9.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.88% 51.16% 58.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 53 31
Median daily rate £325 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £111 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 23
Median hourly rate £12.75 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +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
172 172 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.31% 19.70% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 125 72
Median daily rate £338 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £19.50 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 92 (43.19%) Active Directory
2 72 (33.80%) Windows 7
3 70 (32.86%) Microsoft
4 68 (31.92%) Windows Server
5 67 (31.46%) VMware
6 48 (22.54%) Linux
7 40 (18.78%) SQL Server
7 40 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 40 (18.78%) SCCM
8 37 (17.37%) SQL
9 36 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (16.43%) Office 365
11 33 (15.49%) PowerShell
12 31 (14.55%) Windows 8
12 31 (14.55%) Finance
13 30 (14.08%) Migration
13 30 (14.08%) TCP/IP
13 30 (14.08%) MS Excel
13 30 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (12.68%) Security Cleared
14 27 (12.68%) MS Office
15 26 (12.21%) Data Centre
16 24 (11.27%) DNS
17 22 (10.33%) Hyper-V
18 21 (9.86%) Firewall
19 20 (9.39%) Citrix
19 20 (9.39%) Cisco
19 20 (9.39%) ITIL
20 19 (8.92%) SC Cleared
20 19 (8.92%) Windows 10

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 14 (6.57%) Skype for Business
2 13 (6.10%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.76%) IIS
4 5 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.35%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.41%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.41%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.94%) CMS
6 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.47%) Mule
Applications
1 30 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 27 (12.68%) MS Office
3 5 (2.35%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.41%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.43%) Office 365
2 16 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.08%) TCP/IP
2 24 (11.27%) DNS
3 21 (9.86%) Firewall
4 17 (7.98%) SAN
5 15 (7.04%) VPN
6 13 (6.10%) DHCP
7 12 (5.63%) Internet
8 11 (5.16%) LAN
9 10 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (3.76%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (3.76%) WAN
11 6 (2.82%) Kerberos
12 5 (2.35%) Wireless
13 4 (1.88%) Network Security
13 4 (1.88%) Skype
14 3 (1.41%) Intranet
15 2 (0.94%) NetScaler
15 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
15 2 (0.94%) VoIP
16 1 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.23%) Ingres
5 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.88%) MS Access
8 3 (1.41%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.41%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.29%) Grunt
1 7 (3.29%) gulp
1 7 (3.29%) webpack
2 4 (1.88%) Subversion
3 3 (1.41%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.41%) NuGet
3 3 (1.41%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (14.55%) Finance
2 4 (1.88%) Back Office
2 4 (1.88%) Law
3 3 (1.41%) Billing
4 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Electronics
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (19.72%) Analyst
2 22 (10.33%) Support Engineer
3 21 (9.86%) Developer
4 16 (7.51%) Consultant
5 15 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.10%) Administrator
6 13 (6.10%) Service Analyst
7 12 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.16%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (4.69%) Security Analyst
9 10 (4.69%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) Architect
10 9 (4.23%) DBA
11 8 (3.76%) Desktop Support
11 8 (3.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.76%) SQL DBA
11 8 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.10%) .NET
2 10 (4.69%) AngularJS
2 10 (4.69%) KnockoutJS
2 10 (4.69%) React
3 8 (3.76%) HTML
4 7 (3.29%) .NET Framework
4 7 (3.29%) Apache Cordova
4 7 (3.29%) Backbone.js
4 7 (3.29%) CSS
4 7 (3.29%) CSS3
4 7 (3.29%) Ember.js
4 7 (3.29%) HTML5
4 7 (3.29%) LESS
4 7 (3.29%) Sass
5 6 (2.82%) REST
5 6 (2.82%) Web Services
6 5 (2.35%) JSON
7 4 (1.88%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.21%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.45%) Clustering
3 14 (6.57%) Fat Client
3 14 (6.57%) Thin Client
4 10 (4.69%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (3.76%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.29%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.35%) PKI
7 5 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.88%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.88%) Economics
9 3 (1.41%) Blog
9 3 (1.41%) iPhone
10 2 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.94%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 72 (33.80%) Windows 7
2 68 (31.92%) Windows Server
3 48 (22.54%) Linux
4 36 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (14.55%) Windows 8
6 30 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (8.92%) Windows 10
8 18 (8.45%) Unix
9 16 (7.51%) Windows XP
10 14 (6.57%) Apple iOS
11 13 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (5.16%) Android
13 9 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.88%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.88%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.88%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.41%) Solaris
15 3 (1.41%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.08%) Migration
2 20 (9.39%) ITIL
3 16 (7.51%) Incident Management
3 16 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (7.04%) Information Security
5 13 (6.10%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (5.63%) Coaching
7 11 (5.16%) MVC
8 10 (4.69%) Content Management
8 10 (4.69%) Project Management
8 10 (4.69%) SIEM
9 9 (4.23%) SDLC
9 9 (4.23%) Security Architecture
9 9 (4.23%) SQL Optimisation
10 8 (3.76%) DDoS Mitigation
10 8 (3.76%) Document Management
10 8 (3.76%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.76%) Security Hardening
10 8 (3.76%) Server Building
10 8 (3.76%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.37%) SQL
2 33 (15.49%) PowerShell
3 15 (7.04%) C#
4 13 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.23%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.76%) Java
7 7 (3.29%) TypeScript
8 5 (2.35%) VBScript
9 4 (1.88%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.41%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.41%) VB
11 2 (0.94%) C
11 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.47%) C++
12 1 (0.47%) Perl
12 1 (0.47%) PHP
12 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.57%) CISSP
4 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.29%) Degree
6 6 (2.82%) MCSE
7 3 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.94%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.94%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.94%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.94%) GCIA
8 2 (0.94%) GCIH
8 2 (0.94%) MCDST
8 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.94%) SANS
8 2 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.47%) CCNA
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.47%) CISM
9 1 (0.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.57%) SLA
2 13 (6.10%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.94%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 92 (43.19%) Active Directory
2 40 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (10.33%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.98%) XenApp
5 16 (7.51%) XenDesktop
6 14 (6.57%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (3.29%) vSphere
9 2 (0.94%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.94%) Snort
10 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (18.78%) SCCM
2 8 (3.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (3.29%) SCOM
4 4 (1.88%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.88%) Puppet
4 4 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.41%) Ansible
5 3 (1.41%) Nessus
5 3 (1.41%) Nmap
5 3 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.94%) RSA enVision
6 2 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.47%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.47%) Nagios
7 1 (0.47%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 67 (31.46%) VMware
3 20 (9.39%) Cisco
3 20 (9.39%) Citrix
4 14 (6.57%) AppSense
4 14 (6.57%) Dell
5 11 (5.16%) Oracle
5 11 (5.16%) Wyse
6 10 (4.69%) ArcSight
7 8 (3.76%) Cyber-Ark
7 8 (3.76%) Forcepoint
8 7 (3.29%) Apple
8 7 (3.29%) Sun
8 7 (3.29%) Symantec
9 6 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.82%) NetApp
9 6 (2.82%) Nintex
10 5 (2.35%) Intel Security
10 5 (2.35%) Lotus
11 4 (1.88%) Red Hat
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