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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 100 82 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.03% 11.34% 14.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.76% 73.87% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 32 42
Average daily rate
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£290 £238 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% -10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £111 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £16.30 £17.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
186 111 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.51% 15.35% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 51 83
Average daily rate £400 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 19
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 70 (40.23%) Windows 7
2 67 (38.51%) Microsoft
3 56 (32.18%) Active Directory
4 39 (22.41%) MS Office
5 36 (20.69%) Windows XP
6 33 (18.97%) VMware
7 29 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 29 (16.67%) SQL
8 27 (15.52%) Linux
9 26 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (13.79%) Citrix
11 22 (12.64%) MS Excel
11 22 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (10.92%) Finance
13 17 (9.77%) ITIL
13 17 (9.77%) Blackberry
14 16 (9.20%) LAN
15 15 (8.62%) WAN
15 15 (8.62%) Java
16 14 (8.05%) Migration
17 13 (7.47%) Firewall
17 13 (7.47%) SQL Server
18 12 (6.90%) UNIX
18 12 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
19 11 (6.32%) VPN
19 11 (6.32%) DNS
19 11 (6.32%) Android
19 11 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
20 10 (5.75%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 29 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.17%) SAS
4 8 (4.60%) Apache
4 8 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.87%) MediaWiki
6 5 (2.87%) nginx
6 5 (2.87%) Confluence
6 5 (2.87%) Lync
6 5 (2.87%) IIS
7 4 (2.30%) CMS
8 3 (1.72%) Node.js
9 2 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.15%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.57%) JBoss
10 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (22.41%) MS Office
2 22 (12.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.20%) LAN
2 15 (8.62%) WAN
3 13 (7.47%) Firewall
4 11 (6.32%) VPN
4 11 (6.32%) DNS
5 9 (5.17%) SAN
6 7 (4.02%) DHCP
7 6 (3.45%) VoIP
7 6 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.45%) Wireless
7 6 (3.45%) IPsec
7 6 (3.45%) Network Security
8 5 (2.87%) IPv6
8 5 (2.87%) LDAP
8 5 (2.87%) Internet
8 5 (2.87%) OSPF
8 5 (2.87%) BGP
8 5 (2.87%) EIGRP
9 3 (1.72%) HTTP
10 2 (1.15%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.17%) MySQL
3 8 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.87%) MS Access
5 5 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.72%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (1.72%) OLAP
7 3 (1.72%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.02%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.45%) JIRA
3 6 (3.45%) Selenium
4 5 (2.87%) Hudson
4 5 (2.87%) Subversion
5 3 (1.72%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 3 (1.72%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.15%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.15%) GitLab
7 1 (0.57%) Behat
7 1 (0.57%) MSI
7 1 (0.57%) Introscope
7 1 (0.57%) NUnit
7 1 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.57%) Moq
General
1 19 (10.92%) Finance
2 6 (3.45%) Banking
3 4 (2.30%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.30%) Law
4 3 (1.72%) Legal
5 2 (1.15%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 43 (24.71%) Analyst
2 25 (14.37%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.92%) Developer
4 14 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (7.47%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (7.47%) Service Analyst
6 11 (6.32%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.32%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (6.32%) Rollout Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) Help Desk Support
7 10 (5.75%) Desktop Support
8 9 (5.17%) Help Desk Analyst
8 9 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Administrator
9 7 (4.02%) DBA
10 5 (2.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) SAS Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.45%) HTML
2 5 (2.87%) CSS
2 5 (2.87%) SOAP
2 5 (2.87%) LAMP
3 4 (2.30%) Web Services
3 4 (2.30%) XML
3 4 (2.30%) .NET
4 3 (1.72%) Middleware
4 3 (1.72%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.72%) RESTful
4 3 (1.72%) HTML5
4 3 (1.72%) CSS3
4 3 (1.72%) Backbone.js
4 3 (1.72%) Sass
4 3 (1.72%) Ember.js
4 3 (1.72%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.72%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.77%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.60%) iPhone
3 7 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.87%) iPad
4 5 (2.87%) Wiki
4 5 (2.87%) Clustering
5 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.30%) Open Source
6 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.15%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.57%) NHS
7 1 (0.57%) Online Games
7 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.57%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.57%) Replication
7 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.57%) Economics
7 1 (0.57%) Statistics
7 1 (0.57%) Animation
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 70 (40.23%) Windows 7
2 36 (20.69%) Windows XP
3 27 (15.52%) Linux
4 26 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.90%) UNIX
7 11 (6.32%) Android
8 9 (5.17%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (4.02%) Apple iOS
11 6 (3.45%) CentOS
11 6 (3.45%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.87%) Debian
13 4 (2.30%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.15%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.57%) bada
15 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (9.77%) ITIL
2 14 (8.05%) Migration
3 12 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (5.17%) Software Engineering
6 7 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (3.45%) DevOps
8 5 (2.87%) Test Planning
8 5 (2.87%) Database Theory
8 5 (2.87%) Relational Database Theory
8 5 (2.87%) Waterfall
8 5 (2.87%) Test Scripting
8 5 (2.87%) V-Model
8 5 (2.87%) Build Automation
8 5 (2.87%) Software Testing
8 5 (2.87%) TDD
8 5 (2.87%) Scrum
8 5 (2.87%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.67%) SQL
2 15 (8.62%) Java
3 6 (3.45%) Perl
3 6 (3.45%) PHP
3 6 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.87%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.87%) Ruby
5 4 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.30%) C#
6 3 (1.72%) C
6 3 (1.72%) VB
6 3 (1.72%) VBA
7 2 (1.15%) Python
7 2 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.15%) VB6
7 2 (1.15%) VBScript
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.02%) ISEB
2 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.02%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.87%) HND
3 5 (2.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.30%) MCP
5 3 (1.72%) CCNA
5 3 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.72%) MCITP
6 2 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.15%) MCSE
6 2 (1.15%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.15%) CCNP
6 2 (1.15%) MCTS
7 1 (0.57%) MCDST
7 1 (0.57%) Dell Certification
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) SLA
2 5 (2.87%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.15%) QA
5 1 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 56 (32.18%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.02%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.02%) XenApp
4 6 (3.45%) XenServer
4 6 (3.45%) Postfix
4 6 (3.45%) Samba
5 4 (2.30%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.15%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.15%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.15%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.57%) NFS
7 1 (0.57%) Firmware
7 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (5.17%) SCCM
2 5 (2.87%) ZABBIX
2 5 (2.87%) Puppet
2 5 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.87%) Salt
3 4 (2.30%) WSUS
4 3 (1.72%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.57%) Netcool
5 1 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.57%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (38.51%) Microsoft
2 33 (18.97%) VMware
3 24 (13.79%) Citrix
4 10 (5.75%) Red Hat
5 9 (5.17%) Oracle
5 9 (5.17%) Cisco
6 6 (3.45%) Intel
7 5 (2.87%) RightFax
7 5 (2.87%) LANDesk
7 5 (2.87%) HP
7 5 (2.87%) Apple
8 4 (2.30%) Juniper
8 4 (2.30%) IronPort
9 3 (1.72%) Appcelerator
9 3 (1.72%) Teradata
10 2 (1.15%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (1.15%) Veeam
10 2 (1.15%) Red Gate
10 2 (1.15%) Symantec
10 2 (1.15%) Remedy
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