Period
to 20 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 20 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 36 42
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 92 81 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.58% 4.72% 3.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.27% 23.75% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 44
Bristol median daily rate £375 £313 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.37% -2.55%
10th Percentile £146 £210 £252
90th Percentile £440 £495 £573
South West median daily rate £400 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Bristol median hourly rate £36.25 £14.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.93% -24.32% -
10th Percentile £28.75 £12.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.95 £18.00 £19.75
South West median hourly rate £43.27 £26.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +66.40% +13.04% +35.29%

Windows Server is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 379 341 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 18.87% 19.87% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 184 137
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £125 £145 £165
90th Percentile £575 £521 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +5.96% +7.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 26
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £15.48 £18.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.09% -14.22% -5.05%
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.35 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £20.75 £51.25
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +118.75% -8.57% -36.36%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Bristol

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Bristol

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Bristol

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Bristol

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Bristol

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 20 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 1 £400 -
Windows Server
South West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (61.96%) Active Directory
3 48 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 38 (41.30%) VMware
4 38 (41.30%) Office 365
5 37 (40.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (33.70%) SCCM
7 29 (31.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 26 (28.26%) PowerShell
8 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (26.09%) Firewall
10 22 (23.91%) Windows 10
10 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
12 19 (20.65%) Citrix
13 18 (19.57%) SQL Server
14 17 (18.48%) Linux
14 17 (18.48%) LAN
14 17 (18.48%) Windows 7
14 17 (18.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
16 14 (15.22%) SC Cleared
17 13 (14.13%) WAN
17 13 (14.13%) MS Exchange
17 13 (14.13%) Red Hat
17 13 (14.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (14.13%) Hyper-V
17 13 (14.13%) XenApp
18 12 (13.04%) Skype
18 12 (13.04%) SAN

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.78%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (2.17%) Confluence
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.09%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Elite 3E
1 1 (1.09%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 38 (41.30%) Office 365
2 29 (31.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.35%) IaaS
6 3 (3.26%) PaaS
7 2 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.17%) Datadog
8 1 (1.09%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.09%) Firewall
2 17 (18.48%) LAN
3 13 (14.13%) WAN
4 12 (13.04%) SAN
4 12 (13.04%) Skype
5 11 (11.96%) VPN
6 9 (9.78%) DNS
7 7 (7.61%) NetScaler
8 5 (5.43%) DHCP
9 3 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.17%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.17%) Internet
10 2 (2.17%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.17%) Big Data
3 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.09%) Power BI
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.09%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.17%) JIRA
1 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
1 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.09%) MSI
2 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (7.61%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.09%) Back Office
3 1 (1.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) Administrator
4 8 (8.70%) Consultant
5 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.52%) Active Directory Support
6 6 (6.52%) Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Server Support
6 6 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Cisco Support
7 5 (5.43%) Windows Server Support
7 5 (5.43%) Windows Specialist
8 4 (4.35%) Citrix Specialist
8 4 (4.35%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) Web Services
2 4 (4.35%) .NET
3 3 (3.26%) LDAP
3 3 (3.26%) SOAP
4 2 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.17%) REST
4 2 (2.17%) XML
5 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.09%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (1.09%) COM
5 1 (1.09%) WCF
5 1 (1.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Fat Client
1 10 (10.87%) Thin Client
2 7 (7.61%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (40.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (23.91%) Windows 10
5 17 (18.48%) Linux
5 17 (18.48%) Windows 7
6 13 (14.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.35%) CentOS
8 2 (2.17%) Unix
9 1 (1.09%) Solaris
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (10.87%) Application Virtualisation
2 10 (10.87%) ITIL
3 8 (8.70%) Migration
4 6 (6.52%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.43%) Server Management
6 4 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.26%) Change Management
7 3 (3.26%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.26%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (3.26%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.26%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.26%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (3.26%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (2.17%) DevOps
8 2 (2.17%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.26%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.87%) SQL
3 4 (4.35%) Python
4 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.17%) Ruby
6 1 (1.09%) C#
6 1 (1.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.35%) CCA
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (4.35%) MCSE
5 3 (3.26%) CCNA
6 1 (1.09%) CCNP
6 1 (1.09%) Degree
6 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.09%) GDPR
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (61.96%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.13%) Hyper-V
3 13 (14.13%) XenApp
4 11 (11.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (9.78%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (8.70%) XenDesktop
7 7 (7.61%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (6.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.17%) Docker
9 2 (2.17%) GPFS
9 2 (2.17%) NFS
9 2 (2.17%) Samba
10 1 (1.09%) Firmware
10 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (33.70%) SCCM
2 6 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.26%) SCOM
4 2 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.17%) Grafana
4 2 (2.17%) Icinga
4 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.17%) Nagios
4 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.17%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.17%) Terraform
4 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.09%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 38 (41.30%) VMware
3 19 (20.65%) Citrix
4 13 (14.13%) Red Hat
5 11 (11.96%) Cisco
6 10 (10.87%) Ivanti
6 10 (10.87%) Wyse
7 8 (8.70%) McAfee
8 7 (7.61%) Oracle
8 7 (7.61%) Veeam
9 6 (6.52%) CA
10 5 (5.43%) Dell
11 3 (3.26%) Nimble Storage
11 3 (3.26%) Veritas
12 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
12 2 (2.17%) EMC
12 2 (2.17%) iManage
13 1 (1.09%) CommVault
13 1 (1.09%) NetApp
13 1 (1.09%) Symantec