Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 12 10
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 219 174 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.75% 11.00% 11.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.18% 78.38% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 107 118
Bristol median daily rate £300 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £130 £128 £115
90th Percentile £495 £538 £425
South West median daily rate £300 £315 £325
% change year-on-year -4.76% -3.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 23
Bristol median hourly rate £15.23 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.16% -12.86% +13.82%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.20 £13.15
90th Percentile £20.55 £53.75 £34.50
South West median hourly rate £15.23 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.16% -7.58% -

Windows 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 336 222 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.56% 14.03% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 135 210
Bristol median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £144 £157 £149
90th Percentile £516 £538 £438
South West median daily rate £385 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 25 33
Bristol median hourly rate £15.45 £17.58 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% -36.07% +77.42%
10th Percentile £11.29 £10.35 £13.80
90th Percentile £20.75 £51.75 £52.25
South West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -30.00% +42.86%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Bristol

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Bristol

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bristol over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Bristol

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bristol over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 98 (44.75%) Active Directory
2 81 (36.99%) Windows Server
3 66 (30.14%) Microsoft
4 65 (29.68%) Windows 7
5 50 (22.83%) Windows 10
6 47 (21.46%) SCCM
7 38 (17.35%) VMware
8 35 (15.98%) Security Cleared
9 33 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (14.16%) PowerShell
10 31 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
11 30 (13.70%) Linux
11 30 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (13.24%) SC Cleared
13 25 (11.42%) Hyper-V
14 24 (10.96%) Office 365
14 24 (10.96%) Finance
15 23 (10.50%) ITIL
16 22 (10.05%) DNS
17 21 (9.59%) SQL Server
18 20 (9.13%) SQL
18 20 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
18 20 (9.13%) DevOps
19 19 (8.68%) Team Foundation Server
19 19 (8.68%) Migration
19 19 (8.68%) Firewall
20 18 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
20 18 (8.22%) IIS
20 18 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
21 17 (7.76%) Skype for Business

Windows
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 18 (8.22%) IIS
2 17 (7.76%) Skype for Business
3 11 (5.02%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.28%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.91%) Apache
7 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.46%) CMS
8 1 (0.46%) Liferay
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.37%) Houdini
2 3 (1.37%) Maya
2 3 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.37%) NUKE
2 3 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (0.46%) OPENHousing
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.96%) Office 365
2 20 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.28%) Serverless
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.05%) DNS
2 19 (8.68%) Firewall
3 15 (6.85%) Skype
4 13 (5.94%) DHCP
5 12 (5.48%) LAN
5 12 (5.48%) WAN
6 6 (2.74%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (2.28%) SAN
7 5 (2.28%) VPN
8 4 (1.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (1.83%) Internet
8 4 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.37%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.91%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.91%) NAS
10 2 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.91%) SSL
10 2 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.46%) Power BI
3 1 (0.46%) QlikView
3 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (8.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (2.28%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.37%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.91%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.46%) Ant
7 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.46%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.46%) Maven
7 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.46%) Selenium
7 1 (0.46%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.46%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.46%) TestNG
General
1 24 (10.96%) Finance
2 13 (5.94%) Law
3 12 (5.48%) Legal
4 11 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.74%) Electronics
5 6 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.74%) Marketing
6 2 (0.91%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (19.63%) Support Engineer
2 30 (13.70%) Desktop Support
3 29 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (10.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 21 (9.59%) Administrator
5 21 (9.59%) Analyst
6 18 (8.22%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (7.76%) Service Analyst
7 17 (7.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 16 (7.31%) IT Support
9 15 (6.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (6.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 11 (5.02%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 10 (4.57%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (4.57%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (4.57%) Windows Engineer
13 9 (4.11%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.31%) .NET
2 7 (3.20%) Web Services
3 6 (2.74%) Node.js
4 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (1.83%) jQuery
5 3 (1.37%) .NET Core
5 3 (1.37%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.37%) CSS
5 3 (1.37%) HTML
5 3 (1.37%) REST
6 2 (0.91%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.91%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.91%) SOAP
6 2 (0.91%) WCF
7 1 (0.46%) HTML5
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (0.46%) RESTful
7 1 (0.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.48%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.57%) iPhone
3 7 (3.20%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.28%) EMC VNX
4 5 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.28%) PKI
5 4 (1.83%) Replication
5 4 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.91%) Clustering
7 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.91%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.91%) iPad
7 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.91%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.91%) User Experience
8 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.46%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 81 (36.99%) Windows Server
2 65 (29.68%) Windows 7
3 50 (22.83%) Windows 10
4 33 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (13.70%) Linux
5 30 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.02%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.65%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.74%) CentOS
8 6 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.74%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.83%) Unix
10 3 (1.37%) AIX
10 3 (1.37%) Android
10 3 (1.37%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.46%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.50%) ITIL
2 20 (9.13%) DevOps
3 19 (8.68%) Migration
4 18 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (5.94%) Security Hardening
6 11 (5.02%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (4.57%) Time Management
8 9 (4.11%) Service Desk Management
8 9 (4.11%) Ticket Management
9 7 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.20%) MVC
10 6 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (2.74%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (2.74%) Programme Management
11 5 (2.28%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (1.83%) Information Security
12 4 (1.83%) Load Balancing
12 4 (1.83%) Open Source
12 4 (1.83%) Scrum
12 4 (1.83%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.16%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.13%) SQL
3 8 (3.65%) Python
4 7 (3.20%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.28%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.83%) C#
6 4 (1.83%) Perl
7 3 (1.37%) Java
7 3 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.91%) PHP
8 2 (0.91%) Ruby
9 1 (0.46%) C++
9 1 (0.46%) ES6
9 1 (0.46%) F#
9 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (15.98%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.74%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.37%) CCIE
5 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.91%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.91%) Degree
7 1 (0.46%) APMP
7 1 (0.46%) CCNA
7 1 (0.46%) CISM
7 1 (0.46%) CISSP
7 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.46%) MCDST
7 1 (0.46%) MOS
7 1 (0.46%) OSCP
7 1 (0.46%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.46%) GDPR
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (44.75%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.42%) Hyper-V
3 15 (6.85%) vSphere
4 9 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.74%) BitLocker
5 6 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.37%) NFS
7 3 (1.37%) Samba
7 3 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.37%) XenServer
8 2 (0.91%) Firmware
9 1 (0.46%) IAG
9 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.46%) Xen
9 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (21.46%) SCCM
2 15 (6.85%) SCVMM
3 14 (6.39%) SCOM
4 11 (5.02%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (2.28%) Puppet
6 4 (1.83%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.37%) Ansible
7 3 (1.37%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.37%) WSUS
8 2 (0.91%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.46%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.46%) OfficeScan
9 1 (0.46%) Packer
9 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (30.14%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.35%) VMware
3 15 (6.85%) HP
4 14 (6.39%) Cisco
5 12 (5.48%) Citrix
5 12 (5.48%) McAfee
6 11 (5.02%) EMC
7 8 (3.65%) Apple
8 7 (3.20%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.74%) F5
9 6 (2.74%) Juniper
9 6 (2.74%) SAP
10 5 (2.28%) NetApp
10 5 (2.28%) Sophos
11 4 (1.83%) Oracle
12 3 (1.37%) Dell
12 3 (1.37%) Hummingbird
12 3 (1.37%) iManage
12 3 (1.37%) Meridio
12 3 (1.37%) Symantec