The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bristol region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 77 95 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.22% 14.87% 13.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.60% 65.97% 74.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 75
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 9
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £9.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.40 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
123 144 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.13% 22.54% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 67 98
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £198 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £417 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 13
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.50 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
South West

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 18 April 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
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Windows
South West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 56 (39.72%) Windows 7
2 47 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 42 (29.79%) Active Directory
4 35 (24.82%) MS Office
5 26 (18.44%) Windows XP
6 25 (17.73%) VMware
7 23 (16.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (13.48%) MS Excel
10 18 (12.77%) WAN
10 18 (12.77%) UNIX
10 18 (12.77%) Linux
11 17 (12.06%) Finance
12 16 (11.35%) LAN
13 15 (10.64%) Citrix
14 14 (9.93%) SQL
14 14 (9.93%) Migration
14 14 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (9.22%) MS Exchange
16 11 (7.80%) SharePoint
16 11 (7.80%) VPN
16 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
16 11 (7.80%) Security Cleared
17 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared
17 10 (7.09%) ITIL
18 9 (6.38%) .NET
18 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
19 8 (5.67%) Blackberry
19 8 (5.67%) NetApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (9.22%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.80%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.96%) SAS
4 6 (4.26%) Apache
5 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.84%) Lync
6 3 (2.13%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.13%) MediaWiki
6 3 (2.13%) Confluence
6 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.13%) nginx
7 2 (1.42%) IIS
7 2 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.71%) Node.js
8 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.71%) LiveLink
Applications
1 35 (24.82%) MS Office
2 19 (13.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.13%) Jelastic
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.77%) WAN
2 16 (11.35%) LAN
3 11 (7.80%) VPN
4 6 (4.26%) Firewall
5 4 (2.84%) VoIP
5 4 (2.84%) Internet
5 4 (2.84%) IP Telephony
5 4 (2.84%) IPsec
5 4 (2.84%) NAS
5 4 (2.84%) Network Security
6 3 (2.13%) Wireless
6 3 (2.13%) BGP
6 3 (2.13%) EIGRP
6 3 (2.13%) OSPF
6 3 (2.13%) Intranet
6 3 (2.13%) IPv6
6 3 (2.13%) DHCP
6 3 (2.13%) LDAP
7 2 (1.42%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.84%) MySQL
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.71%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.71%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Subversion
1 4 (2.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.13%) Hudson
2 3 (2.13%) Selenium
2 3 (2.13%) JIRA
3 2 (1.42%) JUnit
3 2 (1.42%) JMeter
3 2 (1.42%) JBehave
3 2 (1.42%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.71%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.71%) Grunt
4 1 (0.71%) WATIR
4 1 (0.71%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.71%) Maven
4 1 (0.71%) ClearQuest
General
1 17 (12.06%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.26%) Banking
4 4 (2.84%) Publishing
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.71%) Automotive
5 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (16.31%) Analyst
2 17 (12.06%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (8.51%) Desktop Support
5 9 (6.38%) Developer
6 8 (5.67%) Administrator
7 7 (4.96%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.26%) Architect
8 6 (4.26%) Consultant
8 6 (4.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) SAS Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) MI Analyst
10 4 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Windows Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 3 (2.13%) UNIX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.38%) .NET
2 3 (2.13%) LAMP
3 2 (1.42%) XML
3 2 (1.42%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.71%) Sass
4 1 (0.71%) WebKit
4 1 (0.71%) CSS3
4 1 (0.71%) jQuery
4 1 (0.71%) Zend Framework
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.71%) HTML5
4 1 (0.71%) RESTful
4 1 (0.71%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.71%) Ajax
4 1 (0.71%) JSON
4 1 (0.71%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.71%) Middleware
4 1 (0.71%) XSLT
4 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.67%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.84%) iPhone
2 4 (2.84%) iPad
3 3 (2.13%) Wiki
4 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.42%) Clustering
4 2 (1.42%) Replication
4 2 (1.42%) AS400
4 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.42%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.71%) RIA
5 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.71%) PDA
5 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 56 (39.72%) Windows 7
2 26 (18.44%) Windows XP
3 23 (16.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (12.77%) UNIX
5 18 (12.77%) Linux
6 4 (2.84%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.84%) Debian
6 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.42%) Solaris
7 2 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.71%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.71%) AIX
8 1 (0.71%) HPUX
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (9.93%) Migration
2 13 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (7.09%) ITIL
4 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.26%) Data Security
5 6 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (3.55%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.55%) Data Modelling
7 4 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.84%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (2.84%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (2.84%) Information Security
7 4 (2.84%) PLM
7 4 (2.84%) Security Architecture
8 3 (2.13%) Change Control
8 3 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.13%) Data Entry
8 3 (2.13%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.13%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.93%) SQL
2 8 (5.67%) Perl
2 8 (5.67%) C#
2 8 (5.67%) Java
3 7 (4.96%) Bash Shell
3 7 (4.96%) PHP
4 6 (4.26%) Python
4 6 (4.26%) Ruby
4 6 (4.26%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.55%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.13%) sed
6 3 (2.13%) AWK
6 3 (2.13%) Korn
6 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.42%) VBScript
8 1 (0.71%) ABAP
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.71%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.84%) Degree
4 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.13%) MCSA
5 2 (1.42%) MCP
5 2 (1.42%) CISSP
5 2 (1.42%) ISEB
5 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.42%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.71%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.71%) CCNA
6 1 (0.71%) OCP
6 1 (0.71%) OCA
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) SLA
2 4 (2.84%) QA
3 2 (1.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.84%) NFS
3 4 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.13%) XenServer
4 3 (2.13%) Postfix
4 3 (2.13%) Samba
4 3 (2.13%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.42%) vSphere
5 2 (1.42%) XenApp
5 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.42%) vCloud
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (5.67%) SCCM
2 4 (2.84%) Puppet
3 3 (2.13%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.42%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 47 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.73%) VMware
3 15 (10.64%) Citrix
4 8 (5.67%) NetApp
4 8 (5.67%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.26%) Cisco
6 5 (3.55%) Avaya
7 4 (2.84%) HP
7 4 (2.84%) Dell
7 4 (2.84%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.13%) Remedy
8 3 (2.13%) Oracle
8 3 (2.13%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.13%) IBM
9 2 (1.42%) Apple
9 2 (1.42%) Symantec
9 2 (1.42%) Capita
9 2 (1.42%) Acronis
10 1 (0.71%) Zend
10 1 (0.71%) Polycom
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