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 6 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 22 6
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows 94 59 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.12% 7.00% 11.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.95% 51.30% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 24 27
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £178 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.30 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.90 £16.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
147 115 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.40% 13.64% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 69 57
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £239 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £11.17 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.69 £17.90 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 74 (37.95%) Windows 7
2 68 (34.87%) Microsoft
3 67 (34.36%) Active Directory
4 54 (27.69%) VMware
5 48 (24.62%) Citrix
6 39 (20.00%) MS Office
6 39 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 38 (19.49%) Linux
8 35 (17.95%) SQL
9 34 (17.44%) MS Exchange
10 32 (16.41%) Windows XP
11 25 (12.82%) Firewall
12 24 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (11.28%) MS Excel
14 21 (10.77%) WAN
15 20 (10.26%) LAN
16 19 (9.74%) UNIX
16 19 (9.74%) Java
16 19 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (9.23%) MySQL
17 18 (9.23%) ITIL
17 18 (9.23%) VPN
18 16 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
18 16 (8.21%) Blackberry
19 15 (7.69%) Red Hat
19 15 (7.69%) DNS
19 15 (7.69%) Security Cleared
20 14 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
20 14 (7.18%) XenApp
20 14 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 34 (17.44%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.67%) Apache
4 9 (4.62%) IIS
5 8 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.59%) nginx
6 7 (3.59%) Confluence
6 7 (3.59%) MediaWiki
7 6 (3.08%) CMS
8 5 (2.56%) Node.js
8 5 (2.56%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.05%) SAS
9 4 (2.05%) Lync
10 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (20.00%) MS Office
2 22 (11.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.54%) Office 365
2 2 (1.03%) GitHub
3 1 (0.51%) IaaS
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.82%) Firewall
2 21 (10.77%) WAN
3 20 (10.26%) LAN
4 18 (9.23%) VPN
5 15 (7.69%) DNS
6 12 (6.15%) DHCP
7 11 (5.64%) IPsec
8 8 (4.10%) SAN
9 7 (3.59%) LDAP
9 7 (3.59%) Network Security
10 6 (3.08%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.08%) IPv6
10 6 (3.08%) VoIP
10 6 (3.08%) OSPF
10 6 (3.08%) BGP
10 6 (3.08%) EIGRP
11 5 (2.56%) HTTP
11 5 (2.56%) Wireless
12 3 (1.54%) Internet
13 2 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.23%) MySQL
2 14 (7.18%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.10%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.56%) OLAP
8 5 (2.56%) OLAP Cube
8 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.56%) Oracle OLAP
8 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.54%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.54%) MS Access
10 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 13 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.64%) Hudson
3 8 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.10%) JIRA
4 7 (3.59%) Selenium
4 7 (3.59%) Subversion
5 5 (2.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 4 (2.05%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.05%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.54%) MSI
7 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.03%) GitLab
9 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.51%) NUnit
9 1 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.51%) Moq
9 1 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.51%) Behat
General
1 12 (6.15%) Finance
2 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.54%) Banking
3 3 (1.54%) Law
4 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.03%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Publishing
5 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (23.59%) Analyst
2 22 (11.28%) Support Engineer
3 17 (8.72%) Developer
3 17 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (8.21%) Service Analyst
4 16 (8.21%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (7.18%) Desktop Support
5 14 (7.18%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (6.15%) Help Desk Support
7 11 (5.64%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.13%) Help Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.10%) DBA
9 8 (4.10%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.10%) Consultant
9 8 (4.10%) Administrator
9 8 (4.10%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.59%) Rollout Engineer
10 7 (3.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.08%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.10%) HTML
2 7 (3.59%) .NET
2 7 (3.59%) CSS
2 7 (3.59%) SOAP
3 6 (3.08%) Web Services
3 6 (3.08%) XML
4 5 (2.56%) LAMP
4 5 (2.56%) HTML5
4 5 (2.56%) CSS3
4 5 (2.56%) Backbone.js
4 5 (2.56%) Sass
4 5 (2.56%) Ember.js
4 5 (2.56%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.56%) Apache Cordova
4 5 (2.56%) RESTful
5 4 (2.05%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.03%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.03%) Spring
6 2 (1.03%) JSON
6 2 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.21%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.59%) Wiki
3 6 (3.08%) Clustering
3 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.56%) iPhone
5 4 (2.05%) Open Source
6 3 (1.54%) iPad
6 3 (1.54%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.51%) AS400
8 1 (0.51%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.51%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) Economics
8 1 (0.51%) PDA
8 1 (0.51%) Animation
8 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.95%) Windows 7
2 38 (19.49%) Linux
3 32 (16.41%) Windows XP
4 24 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (9.74%) UNIX
5 19 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.62%) Android
7 9 (4.62%) Windows 8
7 9 (4.62%) Ubuntu
8 8 (4.10%) CentOS
8 8 (4.10%) Apple iOS
9 7 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.59%) Debian
10 6 (3.08%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.51%) bada
12 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (9.23%) ITIL
2 16 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (7.18%) DevOps
4 11 (5.64%) Migration
4 11 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (5.13%) Software Engineering
6 9 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (3.59%) Build Automation
9 6 (3.08%) V-Model
9 6 (3.08%) Test Planning
9 6 (3.08%) Database Theory
9 6 (3.08%) Relational Database Theory
9 6 (3.08%) Waterfall
9 6 (3.08%) Validation
9 6 (3.08%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.08%) Data Modelling
9 6 (3.08%) Software Testing
9 6 (3.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.95%) SQL
2 19 (9.74%) Java
3 13 (6.67%) Perl
4 12 (6.15%) PHP
4 12 (6.15%) Ruby
5 11 (5.64%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.62%) Python
7 7 (3.59%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.08%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.56%) C#
10 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.54%) C
10 3 (1.54%) VB
11 2 (1.03%) VBScript
11 2 (1.03%) VB6
12 1 (0.51%) SOQL
12 1 (0.51%) VBA
12 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.51%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.62%) SC Cleared
2 9 (4.62%) MCP
2 9 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (4.62%) CCNA
3 8 (4.10%) ISEB
3 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (3.59%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.08%) HND
6 4 (2.05%) MCDBA
6 4 (2.05%) MCITP
7 3 (1.54%) MCTS
7 3 (1.54%) CCNP
7 3 (1.54%) VCP4
8 2 (1.03%) MCSE
8 2 (1.03%) Degree
8 2 (1.03%) MCDST
8 2 (1.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.67%) SLA
2 5 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.54%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
System Software
1 67 (34.36%) Active Directory
2 39 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.18%) XenApp
4 11 (5.64%) XenServer
5 9 (4.62%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.10%) Samba
6 8 (4.10%) vSphere
7 7 (3.59%) Postfix
8 3 (1.54%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.54%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.54%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (5.64%) Puppet
2 10 (5.13%) SCCM
3 9 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.62%) Salt
4 7 (3.59%) ZABBIX
5 4 (2.05%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.05%) WSUS
5 4 (2.05%) Ansible
6 2 (1.03%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.51%) Netcool
7 1 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 68 (34.87%) Microsoft
2 54 (27.69%) VMware
3 48 (24.62%) Citrix
4 15 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 14 (7.18%) Oracle
6 8 (4.10%) Cisco
7 6 (3.08%) McAfee
8 5 (2.56%) Wyse
8 5 (2.56%) LANDesk
8 5 (2.56%) Appcelerator
8 5 (2.56%) HP
8 5 (2.56%) Avaya
9 4 (2.05%) Apple
9 4 (2.05%) Red Gate
10 3 (1.54%) Sophos
10 3 (1.54%) Juniper
10 3 (1.54%) NetApp
10 3 (1.54%) Lotus
10 3 (1.54%) Intel
11 2 (1.03%) Symantec
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