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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 93 72 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.24% 11.71% 14.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.29% 69.23% 72.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 24 61
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 17
Average hourly rate £13.63 £12.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -39.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £15.25 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -8.44%
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
210 104 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.87% 16.91% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 47 82
Average daily rate £375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 24
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £15.90 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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 21 October 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 61 (37.65%) Windows 7
2 58 (35.80%) Microsoft
3 48 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 35 (21.60%) Windows XP
4 35 (21.60%) WAN
5 34 (20.99%) LAN
6 32 (19.75%) Linux
7 31 (19.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (19.14%) VMware
8 29 (17.90%) ITIL
9 28 (17.28%) MS Office
9 28 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (13.58%) Firewall
11 21 (12.96%) SQL
12 20 (12.35%) Citrix
12 20 (12.35%) Finance
13 19 (11.73%) Red Hat
14 18 (11.11%) MS Exchange
14 18 (11.11%) MS Excel
15 16 (9.88%) Samba
16 14 (8.64%) CentOS
17 13 (8.02%) Java
18 12 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
18 12 (7.41%) Security Cleared
18 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (6.79%) Git (software)
19 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (6.79%) UNIX
19 11 (6.79%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 18 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.17%) Apache
3 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.94%) MediaWiki
4 8 (4.94%) nginx
4 8 (4.94%) Confluence
4 8 (4.94%) SAS
5 7 (4.32%) Lync
6 5 (3.09%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.85%) IIS
8 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.23%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.62%) JBoss
9 1 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 28 (17.28%) MS Office
2 18 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.60%) WAN
2 34 (20.99%) LAN
3 22 (13.58%) Firewall
4 11 (6.79%) DNS
5 10 (6.17%) VPN
5 10 (6.17%) Network Security
6 8 (4.94%) LDAP
6 8 (4.94%) Wireless
6 8 (4.94%) IPsec
6 8 (4.94%) IPv6
6 8 (4.94%) OSPF
6 8 (4.94%) BGP
6 8 (4.94%) EIGRP
7 6 (3.70%) DHCP
8 5 (3.09%) VoIP
8 5 (3.09%) SAN
9 4 (2.47%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.47%) Internet
10 2 (1.23%) NAS
11 1 (0.62%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.17%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.94%) MySQL
2 8 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.32%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.85%) MS Access
5 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (6.79%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.94%) Hudson
3 8 (4.94%) Subversion
3 8 (4.94%) JIRA
4 3 (1.85%) Selenium
4 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.23%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.62%) Behat
6 1 (0.62%) MSI
6 1 (0.62%) Introscope
General
1 20 (12.35%) Finance
2 5 (3.09%) Financial Institution
2 5 (3.09%) Banking
3 3 (1.85%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (17.90%) Analyst
2 21 (12.96%) Support Engineer
3 13 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (6.79%) Administrator
5 10 (6.17%) Developer
6 9 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.94%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (4.94%) Service Analyst
7 8 (4.94%) Coordinator
7 8 (4.94%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Rollout Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.70%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.09%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (3.09%) Messaging Analyst
10 5 (3.09%) Consultant
10 5 (3.09%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) LAMP
2 2 (1.23%) Middleware
3 1 (0.62%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) SOAP
3 1 (0.62%) Spring
3 1 (0.62%) JSON
3 1 (0.62%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.62%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.62%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.94%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.94%) Wiki
3 6 (3.70%) iPhone
4 5 (3.09%) iPad
4 5 (3.09%) Economics
5 4 (2.47%) Clustering
5 4 (2.47%) Animation
6 1 (0.62%) NHS
6 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.62%) Open Source
6 1 (0.62%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.62%) Statistics
6 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.62%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 61 (37.65%) Windows 7
2 35 (21.60%) Windows XP
3 32 (19.75%) Linux
4 31 (19.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (8.64%) CentOS
7 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (6.79%) UNIX
9 9 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (4.94%) Debian
10 8 (4.94%) Windows 8
11 7 (4.32%) Ubuntu
12 6 (3.70%) Android
13 3 (1.85%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.90%) ITIL
2 12 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (6.79%) Migration
4 10 (6.17%) PRINCE2
5 9 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (4.94%) Data Modelling
6 8 (4.94%) Project Management
6 8 (4.94%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (4.94%) DevOps
7 7 (4.32%) Change Management
8 6 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.09%) Software Engineering
10 4 (2.47%) Scrum
10 4 (2.47%) Service Delivery
11 3 (1.85%) Validation
11 3 (1.85%) Software Testing
11 3 (1.85%) Test Planning
11 3 (1.85%) Test Scripting
11 3 (1.85%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.96%) SQL
2 13 (8.02%) Java
3 8 (4.94%) Perl
3 8 (4.94%) PHP
3 8 (4.94%) Ruby
3 8 (4.94%) Bash Shell
4 7 (4.32%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.70%) Python
6 3 (1.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.85%) VBA
6 3 (1.85%) C
7 1 (0.62%) C#
7 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.85%) HND
4 3 (1.85%) CCNA
4 3 (1.85%) ISEB
4 3 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) MCTS
5 2 (1.23%) MCITP
5 2 (1.23%) MCSE
5 2 (1.23%) MCP
6 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.62%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) SLA
1 6 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.62%) COBIT
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 48 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 22 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.88%) Samba
4 9 (5.56%) Postfix
4 9 (5.56%) XenServer
5 8 (4.94%) NFS
6 7 (4.32%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.09%) XenApp
7 5 (3.09%) vSphere
8 3 (1.85%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.23%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.62%) Firmware
10 1 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.94%) ZABBIX
1 8 (4.94%) Puppet
2 6 (3.70%) SCCM
3 5 (3.09%) Netcool
3 5 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.85%) Salt
5 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.23%) WSUS
5 2 (1.23%) SCOM
6 1 (0.62%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 58 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.14%) VMware
3 20 (12.35%) Citrix
4 19 (11.73%) Red Hat
5 10 (6.17%) Cisco
6 8 (4.94%) Apple
7 7 (4.32%) EMC
8 6 (3.70%) Intel
8 6 (3.70%) HP
9 5 (3.09%) RightFax
10 4 (2.47%) IronPort
11 3 (1.85%) Teradata
11 3 (1.85%) IBM
12 2 (1.23%) Dell
12 2 (1.23%) Juniper
12 2 (1.23%) CA
12 2 (1.23%) Lotus
12 2 (1.23%) Symantec
12 2 (1.23%) Remedy
12 2 (1.23%) LANDesk
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