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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 89 79 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.09% 9.52% 16.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.15% 61.24% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 37
Average daily rate
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£275 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.87% +4.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £159 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £453 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £17.50 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
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
174 129 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.73% 15.54% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 66 59
Average daily rate £350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £20.20 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 27 May 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 79 (44.63%) Active Directory
2 60 (33.90%) Windows 7
3 59 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 59 (33.33%) VMware
4 52 (29.38%) Citrix
5 42 (23.73%) Linux
6 41 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 34 (19.21%) MS Office
8 32 (18.08%) MS Exchange
9 29 (16.38%) Firewall
9 29 (16.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (15.25%) SQL
12 25 (14.12%) Windows XP
12 25 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (11.86%) LAN
13 21 (11.86%) WAN
13 21 (11.86%) MySQL
14 20 (11.30%) MS Excel
15 19 (10.73%) Apache
15 19 (10.73%) SQL Server
15 19 (10.73%) DevOps
16 18 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (10.17%) SCCM
16 18 (10.17%) UNIX
16 18 (10.17%) VPN
17 16 (9.04%) DNS
17 16 (9.04%) ITIL
17 16 (9.04%) Red Hat
17 16 (9.04%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 32 (18.08%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.73%) Apache
3 15 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (7.91%) IIS
5 12 (6.78%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.78%) nginx
5 12 (6.78%) Lync
6 9 (5.08%) MediaWiki
6 9 (5.08%) Confluence
7 8 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.82%) CMS
9 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.26%) Node.js
10 4 (2.26%) JBoss
11 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (19.21%) MS Office
2 20 (11.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.47%) Office 365
2 5 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) PaaS
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.38%) Firewall
2 21 (11.86%) WAN
2 21 (11.86%) LAN
3 18 (10.17%) VPN
4 16 (9.04%) DNS
5 10 (5.65%) DHCP
6 9 (5.08%) IPsec
6 9 (5.08%) LDAP
7 7 (3.95%) SAN
8 6 (3.39%) VoIP
8 6 (3.39%) Network Security
9 5 (2.82%) IPv6
9 5 (2.82%) OSPF
9 5 (2.82%) BGP
9 5 (2.82%) EIGRP
10 4 (2.26%) HTTP
10 4 (2.26%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.13%) Internet
11 2 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.86%) MySQL
2 19 (10.73%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.82%) OLAP Cube
6 5 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.82%) Oracle OLAP
6 5 (2.82%) OLAP
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.56%) MS Access
8 1 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (9.04%) Hudson
1 16 (9.04%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.08%) Subversion
3 9 (5.08%) JIRA
4 4 (2.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 3 (1.69%) Selenium
5 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.69%) MSI
6 2 (1.13%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (5.65%) Finance
2 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.69%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.13%) Law
4 2 (1.13%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 36 (20.34%) Analyst
2 19 (10.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (9.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.91%) Service Analyst
5 14 (7.91%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (7.34%) Desktop Support
6 13 (7.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.21%) Administrator
7 11 (6.21%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) Developer
9 8 (4.52%) Consultant
9 8 (4.52%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) DBA
10 7 (3.95%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.39%) IT Support
12 5 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 5 (2.82%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.95%) .NET
1 7 (3.95%) CSS
2 6 (3.39%) HTML
3 5 (2.82%) XML
4 4 (2.26%) SOAP
4 4 (2.26%) Web Services
4 4 (2.26%) LAMP
4 4 (2.26%) RESTful
4 4 (2.26%) HTML5
4 4 (2.26%) CSS3
4 4 (2.26%) Backbone.js
4 4 (2.26%) Sass
4 4 (2.26%) Ember.js
4 4 (2.26%) Express
4 4 (2.26%) Apache Cordova
5 3 (1.69%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.69%) J2EE
6 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.13%) LESS
6 2 (1.13%) BSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.34%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.21%) Clustering
3 9 (5.08%) Wiki
4 7 (3.95%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.26%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.26%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.69%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.13%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.13%) AS400
8 2 (1.13%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.13%) Statistics
9 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.56%) PDA
9 1 (0.56%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (33.90%) Windows 7
2 42 (23.73%) Linux
3 29 (16.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (14.12%) Windows XP
5 25 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (10.17%) UNIX
7 13 (7.34%) Ubuntu
7 13 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (6.78%) CentOS
8 12 (6.78%) Debian
9 7 (3.95%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.82%) Windows Phone
10 5 (2.82%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.26%) Android
12 2 (1.13%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.56%) bada
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.73%) DevOps
2 18 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (9.04%) ITIL
4 15 (8.47%) Migration
5 14 (7.91%) Configuration Management
6 13 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.08%) Load Balancing
7 9 (5.08%) Build Automation
8 7 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (3.39%) Content Management
9 6 (3.39%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.82%) ETL
10 5 (2.82%) Data Modelling
10 5 (2.82%) Data Migration
10 5 (2.82%) Database Theory
10 5 (2.82%) Relational Database Theory
11 4 (2.26%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (2.26%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.25%) SQL
2 14 (7.91%) Perl
2 14 (7.91%) Ruby
3 13 (7.34%) Bash Shell
3 13 (7.34%) PHP
4 12 (6.78%) Java
5 10 (5.65%) Python
6 6 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.26%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.69%) C#
9 2 (1.13%) VBScript
9 2 (1.13%) VB
9 2 (1.13%) C
10 1 (0.56%) C++
10 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.56%) SOQL
10 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.65%) CCNA
2 10 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (5.08%) MCP
3 9 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.95%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.95%) Degree
4 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.26%) ISEB
5 4 (2.26%) MCDBA
5 4 (2.26%) MCITP
6 3 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.69%) HND
6 3 (1.69%) MCSE
6 3 (1.69%) CISSP
7 2 (1.13%) CCNP
8 1 (0.56%) MCDST
8 1 (0.56%) MCTS
8 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 79 (44.63%) Active Directory
2 41 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.04%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.47%) XenApp
5 12 (6.78%) Postfix
5 12 (6.78%) Samba
6 10 (5.65%) XenServer
7 9 (5.08%) iptables
7 9 (5.08%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.95%) vSphere
9 4 (2.26%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.69%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.69%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.69%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.13%) Xen
12 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (10.17%) SCCM
2 16 (9.04%) Puppet
3 11 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (6.21%) Salt
4 9 (5.08%) ZABBIX
5 7 (3.95%) Ansible
6 3 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.69%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.13%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.13%) WSUS
8 1 (0.56%) SCOM
8 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 59 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 59 (33.33%) VMware
2 52 (29.38%) Citrix
3 16 (9.04%) Red Hat
4 15 (8.47%) Oracle
4 15 (8.47%) Cisco
5 7 (3.95%) Wyse
6 6 (3.39%) Symantec
6 6 (3.39%) McAfee
6 6 (3.39%) HP
7 5 (2.82%) Avaya
8 4 (2.26%) NetApp
8 4 (2.26%) AppSense
8 4 (2.26%) Red Gate
8 4 (2.26%) Appcelerator
9 3 (1.69%) Ektron
9 3 (1.69%) Sophos
9 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.69%) BEA
9 3 (1.69%) CA
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