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 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 17 5
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 98 65 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.61% 7.79% 12.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.90% 54.62% 63.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 27 30
Average daily rate
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£335 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £247 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.84 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £17.70 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
151 119 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.89% 14.27% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 70 60
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £299 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £11.55 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £20.00 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 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 27 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 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 76 (39.18%) Windows 7
2 74 (38.14%) Active Directory
3 64 (32.99%) Microsoft
4 55 (28.35%) VMware
5 50 (25.77%) Citrix
6 42 (21.65%) MS Office
7 39 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 38 (19.59%) Linux
9 35 (18.04%) Windows XP
9 35 (18.04%) MS Exchange
10 33 (17.01%) SQL
11 32 (16.49%) Firewall
12 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (11.86%) WAN
15 22 (11.34%) LAN
16 21 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (10.31%) MySQL
18 19 (9.79%) UNIX
18 19 (9.79%) MS Excel
18 19 (9.79%) DevOps
19 18 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (9.28%) Apache
19 18 (9.28%) VPN
19 18 (9.28%) ITIL
20 17 (8.76%) Jenkins
21 16 (8.25%) Puppet
21 16 (8.25%) Hudson
21 16 (8.25%) SQL Server
21 16 (8.25%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 35 (18.04%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.28%) Apache
3 14 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.19%) nginx
5 11 (5.67%) IIS
6 9 (4.64%) Confluence
6 9 (4.64%) MediaWiki
7 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.09%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.09%) CMS
9 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.58%) Node.js
9 5 (2.58%) Lync
10 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.55%) SAS
10 3 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.52%) JBoss
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (21.65%) MS Office
2 19 (9.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) GitHub
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.49%) Firewall
2 23 (11.86%) WAN
3 22 (11.34%) LAN
4 18 (9.28%) VPN
5 11 (5.67%) DNS
5 11 (5.67%) IPsec
6 10 (5.15%) DHCP
7 9 (4.64%) LDAP
8 7 (3.61%) SAN
8 7 (3.61%) Network Security
9 6 (3.09%) OSPF
9 6 (3.09%) BGP
9 6 (3.09%) EIGRP
9 6 (3.09%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.09%) IPv6
10 5 (2.58%) HTTP
11 4 (2.06%) VoIP
12 3 (1.55%) Internet
13 2 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.31%) MySQL
2 16 (8.25%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.58%) OLAP
7 5 (2.58%) OLAP Cube
7 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.58%) Oracle OLAP
7 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.55%) MS Access
9 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (8.76%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.25%) Hudson
3 13 (6.70%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.15%) JIRA
5 9 (4.64%) Subversion
6 6 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.58%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 5 (2.58%) Selenium
8 4 (2.06%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.55%) MSI
9 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.03%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
11 1 (0.52%) Moq
11 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.52%) GitLab
11 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.52%) NUnit
General
1 7 (3.61%) Finance
2 4 (2.06%) Law
2 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.03%) Marketing
3 2 (1.03%) Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.52%) Legal
4 1 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (22.16%) Analyst
2 20 (10.31%) Support Engineer
3 16 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (7.73%) Developer
5 14 (7.22%) Desktop Support
5 14 (7.22%) Service Analyst
5 14 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (7.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.19%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (6.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.67%) Help Desk Support
9 10 (5.15%) Administrator
10 9 (4.64%) Help Desk Analyst
11 8 (4.12%) DBA
12 7 (3.61%) Consultant
12 7 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
13 6 (3.09%) Rollout Engineer
13 6 (3.09%) SQL DBA
13 6 (3.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.12%) HTML
2 7 (3.61%) .NET
2 7 (3.61%) CSS
3 6 (3.09%) SOAP
3 6 (3.09%) Web Services
3 6 (3.09%) XML
4 5 (2.58%) LAMP
4 5 (2.58%) RESTful
4 5 (2.58%) HTML5
4 5 (2.58%) CSS3
4 5 (2.58%) Backbone.js
4 5 (2.58%) Sass
4 5 (2.58%) Ember.js
4 5 (2.58%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.58%) Express
4 5 (2.58%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (2.06%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.03%) WPF
6 2 (1.03%) BSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.70%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.64%) Wiki
3 8 (4.12%) Clustering
4 6 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.55%) iPhone
5 3 (1.55%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.55%) Open Source
6 2 (1.03%) AS400
6 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.52%) Online Games
7 1 (0.52%) Economics
7 1 (0.52%) PDA
7 1 (0.52%) Animation
7 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (39.18%) Windows 7
2 38 (19.59%) Linux
3 35 (18.04%) Windows XP
4 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (9.79%) UNIX
8 14 (7.22%) Ubuntu
9 13 (6.70%) CentOS
10 12 (6.19%) Debian
11 11 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (4.12%) Android
12 8 (4.12%) Windows 8
13 6 (3.09%) Windows Phone
13 6 (3.09%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.52%) Solaris
15 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.52%) bada
15 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.79%) DevOps
2 18 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (9.28%) ITIL
3 15 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (6.19%) Migration
5 10 (5.15%) Configuration Management
6 9 (4.64%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (4.64%) Build Automation
7 8 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.61%) Content Management
8 7 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (3.61%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.09%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (3.09%) Data Modelling
9 6 (3.09%) Database Theory
9 6 (3.09%) Relational Database Theory
10 5 (2.58%) ETL
10 5 (2.58%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.58%) TDD
10 5 (2.58%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.01%) SQL
2 16 (8.25%) Perl
2 16 (8.25%) Java
3 15 (7.73%) PHP
3 15 (7.73%) Ruby
4 14 (7.22%) Bash Shell
5 12 (6.19%) Python
6 6 (3.09%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.58%) C#
7 5 (2.58%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.55%) C
8 3 (1.55%) VB
9 2 (1.03%) VBScript
9 2 (1.03%) VB6
10 1 (0.52%) SOQL
10 1 (0.52%) VBA
10 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.52%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (6.19%) CCNA
3 9 (4.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.64%) MCP
4 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (3.09%) ISEB
6 4 (2.06%) MCITP
6 4 (2.06%) HND
6 4 (2.06%) MCDBA
6 4 (2.06%) Degree
6 4 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.55%) CCNP
7 3 (1.55%) CISSP
8 2 (1.03%) MCDST
8 2 (1.03%) MCTS
8 2 (1.03%) MCSE
9 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.19%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 74 (38.14%) Active Directory
2 39 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.73%) XenApp
4 13 (6.70%) Samba
5 12 (6.19%) Postfix
6 11 (5.67%) XenServer
6 11 (5.67%) Hyper-V
7 9 (4.64%) iptables
8 8 (4.12%) vSphere
9 3 (1.55%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.55%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (8.25%) Puppet
2 13 (6.70%) SCCM
3 12 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (6.19%) Salt
4 9 (4.64%) ZABBIX
5 7 (3.61%) Ansible
6 4 (2.06%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.06%) WSUS
7 2 (1.03%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.52%) Netcool
8 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 64 (32.99%) Microsoft
2 55 (28.35%) VMware
3 50 (25.77%) Citrix
4 16 (8.25%) Red Hat
5 14 (7.22%) Oracle
6 10 (5.15%) Cisco
7 6 (3.09%) Avaya
7 6 (3.09%) McAfee
8 5 (2.58%) Wyse
8 5 (2.58%) HP
8 5 (2.58%) Appcelerator
9 4 (2.06%) Red Gate
10 3 (1.55%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.55%) Sophos
10 3 (1.55%) Juniper
10 3 (1.55%) NetApp
11 2 (1.03%) Apple
11 2 (1.03%) IBM
11 2 (1.03%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (1.03%) Veeam
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