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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 84 63 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.64% 8.04% 10.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.74% 58.33% 55.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 25 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £114 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £442 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £14.90 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -9.37%
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
143 108 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.42% 13.78% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 58 66
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 76 (40.21%) Windows 7
2 71 (37.57%) Microsoft
3 68 (35.98%) Active Directory
4 47 (24.87%) VMware
5 40 (21.16%) MS Office
6 38 (20.11%) Citrix
7 36 (19.05%) Windows XP
8 35 (18.52%) MS Exchange
8 35 (18.52%) SQL
8 35 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (17.46%) Linux
10 24 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (11.64%) MS Excel
12 19 (10.05%) ITIL
12 19 (10.05%) Java
13 18 (9.52%) WAN
13 18 (9.52%) Firewall
13 18 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (8.99%) Finance
14 17 (8.99%) LAN
15 16 (8.47%) VPN
15 16 (8.47%) Blackberry
16 15 (7.94%) MySQL
16 15 (7.94%) Oracle
16 15 (7.94%) UNIX
16 15 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (7.94%) Security Cleared
17 14 (7.41%) Migration
17 14 (7.41%) SQL Server
17 14 (7.41%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 35 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (6.35%) Apache
3 8 (4.23%) IIS
3 8 (4.23%) SAS
4 7 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.65%) CMS
5 5 (2.65%) nginx
5 5 (2.65%) Confluence
5 5 (2.65%) MediaWiki
6 4 (2.12%) Lync
6 4 (2.12%) Node.js
7 3 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.06%) JBoss
8 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 40 (21.16%) MS Office
2 22 (11.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) GitHub
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.52%) WAN
1 18 (9.52%) Firewall
2 17 (8.99%) LAN
3 16 (8.47%) VPN
4 14 (7.41%) DNS
5 11 (5.82%) DHCP
6 9 (4.76%) IPsec
7 7 (3.70%) SAN
8 6 (3.17%) VoIP
8 6 (3.17%) TCP/IP
9 5 (2.65%) Wireless
9 5 (2.65%) LDAP
9 5 (2.65%) Network Security
10 4 (2.12%) HTTP
10 4 (2.12%) OSPF
10 4 (2.12%) BGP
10 4 (2.12%) EIGRP
10 4 (2.12%) IPv6
11 3 (1.59%) Internet
12 2 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.94%) MySQL
2 14 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.17%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.65%) MS Access
7 5 (2.65%) OLAP
7 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.65%) OLAP Cube
7 5 (2.65%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (1.59%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (5.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.70%) Selenium
4 6 (3.17%) JIRA
4 6 (3.17%) Hudson
5 5 (2.65%) Subversion
6 4 (2.12%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 3 (1.59%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.59%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.06%) GitLab
9 1 (0.53%) Introscope
9 1 (0.53%) NUnit
9 1 (0.53%) MSI
9 1 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.53%) Moq
9 1 (0.53%) Behat
General
1 17 (8.99%) Finance
2 6 (3.17%) Banking
3 4 (2.12%) Law
3 4 (2.12%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.59%) Legal
5 2 (1.06%) Marketing
5 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Games
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 47 (24.87%) Analyst
2 26 (13.76%) Support Engineer
3 20 (10.58%) Developer
4 18 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (8.99%) Service Analyst
5 17 (8.99%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (6.35%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (5.82%) Help Desk Support
7 11 (5.82%) Rollout Engineer
8 10 (5.29%) Desktop Support
8 10 (5.29%) Help Desk Analyst
9 9 (4.76%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (4.23%) DBA
11 7 (3.70%) Consultant
11 7 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.17%) SQL DBA
13 5 (2.65%) Administrator
13 5 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.23%) .NET
2 7 (3.70%) HTML
3 6 (3.17%) CSS
3 6 (3.17%) SOAP
4 5 (2.65%) Web Services
4 5 (2.65%) XML
5 4 (2.12%) CSS3
5 4 (2.12%) Backbone.js
5 4 (2.12%) HTML5
5 4 (2.12%) RESTful
5 4 (2.12%) Sass
5 4 (2.12%) Ember.js
5 4 (2.12%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.12%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (2.12%) LAMP
6 3 (1.59%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.06%) Spring MVC
7 2 (1.06%) JSON
7 2 (1.06%) WPF
7 2 (1.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.70%) Clustering
3 6 (3.17%) iPhone
3 6 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.65%) Wiki
5 4 (2.12%) iPad
5 4 (2.12%) Open Source
6 3 (1.59%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.06%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.53%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.53%) Replication
8 1 (0.53%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.53%) Economics
8 1 (0.53%) PDA
8 1 (0.53%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.53%) Animation
8 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (40.21%) Windows 7
2 36 (19.05%) Windows XP
3 33 (17.46%) Linux
4 24 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (7.94%) UNIX
7 10 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.76%) Android
9 8 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.23%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.70%) Apple iOS
11 6 (3.17%) CentOS
11 6 (3.17%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.65%) Debian
12 5 (2.65%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.06%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.53%) Solaris
14 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.53%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.05%) ITIL
2 15 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (7.41%) Migration
4 11 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (5.29%) Software Engineering
6 9 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (4.23%) DevOps
8 7 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.17%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.17%) V-Model
9 6 (3.17%) Waterfall
9 6 (3.17%) Test Planning
9 6 (3.17%) TDD
9 6 (3.17%) Software Testing
9 6 (3.17%) Validation
10 5 (2.65%) Scrum
10 5 (2.65%) ETL
10 5 (2.65%) BDD
10 5 (2.65%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.52%) SQL
2 19 (10.05%) Java
3 7 (3.70%) Perl
3 7 (3.70%) PHP
3 7 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.17%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.17%) Ruby
5 5 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.12%) C
6 4 (2.12%) C#
6 4 (2.12%) Python
7 3 (1.59%) VB
7 3 (1.59%) VBA
8 2 (1.06%) VBScript
8 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.06%) VB6
9 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.53%) SOQL
9 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 15 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.76%) MCP
3 8 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.23%) ISEB
4 7 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.17%) HND
6 5 (2.65%) CCNA
6 5 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.12%) MCITP
7 4 (2.12%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.59%) MCTS
8 3 (1.59%) CCNP
9 2 (1.06%) MCSE
9 2 (1.06%) MCDST
10 1 (0.53%) Dell Certification
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.29%) SLA
2 5 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.06%) QA
5 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 68 (35.98%) Active Directory
2 35 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.88%) XenApp
4 7 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.17%) vSphere
5 6 (3.17%) XenServer
5 6 (3.17%) Postfix
5 6 (3.17%) Samba
5 6 (3.17%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.59%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.06%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.06%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.53%) Firmware
8 1 (0.53%) NFS
8 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.70%) SCCM
2 6 (3.17%) Puppet
3 5 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.65%) Salt
3 5 (2.65%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.12%) WSUS
5 3 (1.59%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.53%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.53%) Netcool
7 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.53%) Ansible
7 1 (0.53%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 71 (37.57%) Microsoft
2 47 (24.87%) VMware
3 38 (20.11%) Citrix
4 15 (7.94%) Oracle
5 13 (6.88%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.23%) Cisco
7 5 (2.65%) Wyse
7 5 (2.65%) Intel
7 5 (2.65%) McAfee
7 5 (2.65%) LANDesk
8 4 (2.12%) Appcelerator
8 4 (2.12%) Red Gate
8 4 (2.12%) Avaya
8 4 (2.12%) Apple
9 3 (1.59%) Teradata
9 3 (1.59%) Juniper
9 3 (1.59%) HP
9 3 (1.59%) Lotus
9 3 (1.59%) Sophos
9 3 (1.59%) RightFax
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