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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 87 81 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.81% 9.64% 12.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.07% 55.48% 62.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 40 25
Average daily rate
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£290 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £159 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.65 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
181 146 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.41% 17.38% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 88 42
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 85 (45.21%) Active Directory
2 63 (33.51%) VMware
3 60 (31.91%) Windows 7
4 59 (31.38%) Microsoft
5 52 (27.66%) Linux
6 50 (26.60%) Citrix
7 36 (19.15%) MS Office
7 36 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (16.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (15.96%) MS Exchange
10 30 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (15.43%) Windows XP
11 29 (15.43%) Firewall
12 24 (12.77%) Apache
13 23 (12.23%) SQL
14 22 (11.70%) LAN
14 22 (11.70%) Red Hat
14 22 (11.70%) Migration
14 22 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (11.17%) SCCM
15 21 (11.17%) DevOps
15 21 (11.17%) WAN
15 21 (11.17%) Oracle
15 21 (11.17%) UNIX
16 20 (10.64%) ITIL
16 20 (10.64%) MS Excel
17 19 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (10.11%) DNS
17 19 (10.11%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 30 (15.96%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.77%) Apache
3 19 (10.11%) IIS
4 15 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (6.38%) Lync
5 12 (6.38%) SharePoint
6 11 (5.85%) Tomcat
7 10 (5.32%) nginx
8 9 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (4.26%) IBM Notes
10 7 (3.72%) JBoss
10 7 (3.72%) Confluence
10 7 (3.72%) MediaWiki
11 6 (3.19%) WebLogic
11 6 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (2.66%) CMS
12 5 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (2.13%) Node.js
13 4 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 36 (19.15%) MS Office
2 20 (10.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.98%) Office 365
2 11 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.43%) Firewall
2 22 (11.70%) LAN
3 21 (11.17%) WAN
4 19 (10.11%) DNS
5 16 (8.51%) VPN
6 10 (5.32%) DHCP
7 7 (3.72%) VoIP
7 7 (3.72%) LDAP
7 7 (3.72%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.72%) SAN
7 7 (3.72%) IPsec
8 6 (3.19%) Internet
9 4 (2.13%) HTTP
10 3 (1.60%) IPv6
10 3 (1.60%) OSPF
10 3 (1.60%) BGP
10 3 (1.60%) EIGRP
10 3 (1.60%) Network Security
11 2 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.11%) MySQL
1 19 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.13%) MarkLogic
3 4 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.60%) SQLite
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.06%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.06%) OLAP
5 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.53%) DB2
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (7.45%) Hudson
1 14 (7.45%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.26%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.72%) Subversion
3 7 (3.72%) JIRA
4 4 (2.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 4 (2.13%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.60%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.60%) MSI
5 3 (1.60%) Mechanoid
5 3 (1.60%) Robolectric
5 3 (1.60%) Robotium
6 1 (0.53%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (7.98%) Finance
2 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.06%) Law
3 2 (1.06%) Legal
3 2 (1.06%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 40 (21.28%) Analyst
2 20 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (9.04%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (8.51%) Service Analyst
5 14 (7.45%) Administrator
5 14 (7.45%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.45%) Desktop Support
5 14 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (6.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 12 (6.38%) Developer
7 12 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.79%) Architect
8 9 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (4.26%) Consultant
10 7 (3.72%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.19%) Linux Administrator
12 5 (2.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.11%) .NET
2 13 (6.91%) Web Services
3 9 (4.79%) CSS
4 6 (3.19%) J2EE
5 5 (2.66%) HTML
6 4 (2.13%) Ember.js
6 4 (2.13%) Express
6 4 (2.13%) Apache Cordova
6 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.13%) SOAP
6 4 (2.13%) XML
6 4 (2.13%) RESTful
6 4 (2.13%) HTML5
6 4 (2.13%) CSS3
6 4 (2.13%) Backbone.js
6 4 (2.13%) Sass
7 3 (1.60%) ActionBarSherlock
8 2 (1.06%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.06%) LESS
8 2 (1.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.32%) Clustering
3 7 (3.72%) Wiki
4 6 (3.19%) User Experience
5 5 (2.66%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (2.66%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.13%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.13%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.60%) iPhone
7 3 (1.60%) iPad
7 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.06%) AS400
8 2 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.06%) Statistics
8 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 60 (31.91%) Windows 7
2 52 (27.66%) Linux
3 34 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (16.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (15.43%) Windows XP
7 21 (11.17%) UNIX
8 16 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (7.98%) CentOS
10 12 (6.38%) Ubuntu
11 11 (5.85%) Debian
12 10 (5.32%) Apple iOS
12 10 (5.32%) Windows 8
12 10 (5.32%) Windows Phone
12 10 (5.32%) Android
13 5 (2.66%) Windows Phone 7
14 4 (2.13%) Fedora
14 4 (2.13%) Solaris
15 2 (1.06%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.70%) Migration
1 22 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (11.17%) DevOps
3 20 (10.64%) ITIL
4 19 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.51%) Configuration Management
6 13 (6.91%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.85%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.72%) Project Management
9 7 (3.72%) Build Automation
10 6 (3.19%) SDLC
10 6 (3.19%) Data Migration
10 6 (3.19%) TDD
10 6 (3.19%) Content Management
10 6 (3.19%) Scrum
10 6 (3.19%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (3.19%) OOD
11 5 (2.66%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.66%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.23%) SQL
2 18 (9.57%) Perl
3 16 (8.51%) Python
4 15 (7.98%) Bash Shell
5 12 (6.38%) PHP
5 12 (6.38%) Ruby
6 10 (5.32%) Java
7 7 (3.72%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.72%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.19%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.60%) C
9 3 (1.60%) C#
9 3 (1.60%) C++
10 2 (1.06%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.53%) SOQL
11 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (4.79%) CCNA
1 9 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (4.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.72%) Degree
2 7 (3.72%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (2.66%) MCP
5 4 (2.13%) MCSE
5 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.60%) CISSP
6 3 (1.60%) MCITP
7 2 (1.06%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.06%) MCSA
7 2 (1.06%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.53%) MCT
8 1 (0.53%) CCNP
8 1 (0.53%) HND
8 1 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 85 (45.21%) Active Directory
2 36 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.45%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.38%) XenApp
5 10 (5.32%) Postfix
5 10 (5.32%) Samba
6 8 (4.26%) VMware ESX
6 8 (4.26%) XenServer
7 7 (3.72%) vSphere
7 7 (3.72%) iptables
8 6 (3.19%) ISA Server
9 4 (2.13%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.60%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.06%) Xen
11 2 (1.06%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (11.17%) SCCM
2 19 (10.11%) Puppet
3 14 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (6.38%) Ansible
5 9 (4.79%) Salt
6 7 (3.72%) ZABBIX
7 5 (2.66%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.60%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.60%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.06%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.53%) SCOM
10 1 (0.53%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.53%) MOM
Vendors
1 63 (33.51%) VMware
2 59 (31.38%) Microsoft
3 50 (26.60%) Citrix
4 22 (11.70%) Red Hat
5 21 (11.17%) Oracle
6 17 (9.04%) Cisco
7 10 (5.32%) Lotus
8 7 (3.72%) Wyse
8 7 (3.72%) NetApp
9 6 (3.19%) BEA
9 6 (3.19%) Ektron
10 5 (2.66%) Symantec
10 5 (2.66%) Avaya
10 5 (2.66%) HP
11 4 (2.13%) Sun
11 4 (2.13%) AppSense
11 4 (2.13%) Appcelerator
12 3 (1.60%) Google
12 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.60%) CA
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