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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 5 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7  
Contract jobs citing Windows 81 113 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 9.67% 13.45% 9.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.86% 64.20% 48.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 73 57
Median daily rate £338 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £543 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 13
Median hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 140 176 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 16.71% 20.95% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 111 142
Median daily rate £375 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.09% -13.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Windows.

1 93 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 66 (35.48%) Windows Server
3 60 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 52 (27.96%) Linux
5 47 (25.27%) Windows 7
6 43 (23.12%) VMware
7 37 (19.89%) Office 365
8 36 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
9 35 (18.82%) DNS
10 31 (16.67%) Windows 10
11 30 (16.13%) SCCM
12 27 (14.52%) Finance
13 26 (13.98%) Security Cleared
14 25 (13.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (12.37%) PowerShell
17 22 (11.83%) Citrix
18 21 (11.29%) Dell
19 20 (10.75%) DHCP
19 20 (10.75%) Microsoft App-V
19 20 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
20 19 (10.22%) ITIL
20 19 (10.22%) SQL Server
20 19 (10.22%) Java
21 18 (9.68%) Incident Management
21 18 (9.68%) Skype for Business
22 17 (9.14%) SC Cleared
22 17 (9.14%) SQL
22 17 (9.14%) MS Exchange

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 (9.68%) Skype for Business
2 17 (9.14%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.76%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.15%) Apache
7 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.15%) IIS
8 3 (1.61%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.08%) Confluence
10 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.54%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.54%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.54%) JBoss
10 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 36 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.23%) Simulink
3 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.61%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 37 (19.89%) Office 365
2 13 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.61%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.82%) DNS
2 20 (10.75%) DHCP
3 16 (8.60%) VPN
4 15 (8.06%) WAN
5 14 (7.53%) Firewall
5 14 (7.53%) Remote Desktop
6 13 (6.99%) LAN
7 12 (6.45%) SAN
8 11 (5.91%) Skype
9 7 (3.76%) Wireless
10 6 (3.23%) Internet
10 6 (3.23%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.15%) LDAP
12 3 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.61%) NAS
12 3 (1.61%) Network Security
13 2 (1.08%) iSCSI
13 2 (1.08%) Modbus
13 2 (1.08%) PuTTY
13 2 (1.08%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.08%) MySQL
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.91%) Eclipse
2 9 (4.84%) NetBeans
2 9 (4.84%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (2.69%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.69%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.69%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.61%) GoCD
7 3 (1.61%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.08%) Ant
8 2 (1.08%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.08%) MSI
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.08%) Robot Framework
8 2 (1.08%) Selenium
8 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.08%) TestNG
8 2 (1.08%) Toad
General
1 27 (14.52%) Finance
2 7 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.69%) Electronics
4 4 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.15%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (18.82%) Analyst
2 25 (13.44%) Support Engineer
3 18 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 16 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.53%) Developer
6 12 (6.45%) Architect
6 12 (6.45%) IT Support
6 12 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (4.84%) Citrix Analyst
7 9 (4.84%) Consultant
8 8 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.30%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.30%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.76%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (3.76%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.23%) Active Directory Analyst
10 6 (3.23%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.84%) .NET
2 8 (4.30%) XML
3 7 (3.76%) SOAP
3 7 (3.76%) Web Services
4 4 (2.15%) Kafka
4 4 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (2.15%) REST
5 3 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (1.61%) WPF
6 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (1.08%) COM+
6 2 (1.08%) DCOM
6 2 (1.08%) jQuery
6 2 (1.08%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.08%) WCF
7 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.54%) LINQ
7 1 (0.54%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.38%) Client/Server
2 10 (5.38%) Fat Client
2 10 (5.38%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.76%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.15%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.15%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.61%) CESG
8 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.61%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (1.61%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.08%) CMDB
9 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.08%) iPhone
9 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 66 (35.48%) Windows Server
2 52 (27.96%) Linux
3 47 (25.27%) Windows 7
4 36 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 25 (13.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (7.53%) Unix
8 11 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.30%) Android
11 6 (3.23%) CentOS
12 5 (2.69%) Solaris
13 4 (2.15%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.54%) AIX
14 1 (0.54%) HPUX
14 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.54%) VMS
14 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.22%) ITIL
3 18 (9.68%) Incident Management
4 16 (8.60%) Configuration Management
5 13 (6.99%) Change Management
5 13 (6.99%) Migration
6 12 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 10 (5.38%) Integration Testing
7 10 (5.38%) Test Automation
8 9 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (4.30%) DevOps
9 8 (4.30%) Information Security
9 8 (4.30%) SDLC
9 8 (4.30%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.30%) Software Deployment
10 6 (3.23%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.37%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.22%) Java
3 17 (9.14%) SQL
4 14 (7.53%) C#
5 11 (5.91%) C++
6 9 (4.84%) C
7 8 (4.30%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.30%) Python
8 6 (3.23%) MATLAB
8 6 (3.23%) VBScript
9 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.15%) Perl
9 4 (2.15%) Scala
9 4 (2.15%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.15%) VB
10 3 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.08%) F#
11 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.08%) Ruby
11 2 (1.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (13.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.23%) Degree
4 5 (2.69%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.69%) ISEB
5 4 (2.15%) CISSP
6 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.08%) CISM
6 2 (1.08%) CLAS
6 2 (1.08%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.08%) GCIA
6 2 (1.08%) GCIH
6 2 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.08%) SANS
7 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) SLA
2 7 (3.76%) Def Stans
2 7 (3.76%) MISRA
2 7 (3.76%) MISRA C
3 5 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.15%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.61%) QA
6 2 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.08%) RMADS
7 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 93 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (8.06%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (7.53%) XenApp
6 10 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.38%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.30%) Hyper-V
8 7 (3.76%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (3.23%) DFS Replication
10 5 (2.69%) BitLocker
10 5 (2.69%) Docker
10 5 (2.69%) ISA Server
10 5 (2.69%) vSphere
11 4 (2.15%) Firmware
11 4 (2.15%) LXC
12 2 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (1.08%) Snort
12 2 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (16.13%) SCCM
2 9 (4.84%) Puppet
3 8 (4.30%) SCOrch
4 7 (3.76%) WSUS
5 5 (2.69%) SCOM
5 5 (2.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.61%) Nessus
6 3 (1.61%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.61%) Terraform
7 2 (1.08%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.08%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 2 (1.08%) Nmap
7 2 (1.08%) RSA enVision
7 2 (1.08%) vRealize
8 1 (0.54%) Ansible
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.54%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.54%) OpenView
Vendors
1 60 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 43 (23.12%) VMware
3 22 (11.83%) Citrix
4 21 (11.29%) Dell
5 16 (8.60%) Cisco
6 13 (6.99%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.45%) HP
7 12 (6.45%) Oracle
8 10 (5.38%) AppSense
8 10 (5.38%) Wyse
9 5 (2.69%) Apple
9 5 (2.69%) Intel
9 5 (2.69%) Symantec
10 4 (2.15%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (2.15%) IBM
10 4 (2.15%) IronPort
10 4 (2.15%) NetApp
10 4 (2.15%) Remedy
10 4 (2.15%) RightFax
10 4 (2.15%) SAP
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