Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 6 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 261 227 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.09% 11.72% 12.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.86% 60.21% 63.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 133 134
Bristol median daily rate £345 £255 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -20.31% -1.54%
10th Percentile £114 £126 £123
90th Percentile £500 £438 £528
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £308
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.44% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 20
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £13.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +5.97% -15.80%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £71.85 £43.75 £55.50
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% -17.65%

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 436 377 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.20% 19.46% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 234 217
Bristol median daily rate £390 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.56% -3.57% -6.04%
10th Percentile £127 £146 £150
90th Percentile £525 £525 £575
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 31
Bristol median hourly rate £18.60 £15.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.97% -17.57% +12.12%
10th Percentile £14.43 £11.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.83 £43.75 £43.25
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year +21.04% +8.44% -11.11%

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 10 December 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 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

Windows
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 within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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 - 2 £139 -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 127 (48.66%) Windows Server
2 100 (38.31%) Microsoft
3 93 (35.63%) Active Directory
4 69 (26.44%) Windows 10
5 68 (26.05%) Linux
6 61 (23.37%) VMware
7 58 (22.22%) Office 365
8 53 (20.31%) PowerShell
9 51 (19.54%) Windows 7
10 48 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 47 (18.01%) Microsoft Azure
11 47 (18.01%) SCCM
12 42 (16.09%) SQL Server
13 41 (15.71%) Security Cleared
13 41 (15.71%) DevOps
14 36 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
15 35 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 33 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 33 (12.64%) SC Cleared
17 30 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
18 27 (10.34%) Citrix
19 26 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
20 25 (9.58%) SQL
20 25 (9.58%) Cisco
20 25 (9.58%) MS Exchange
20 25 (9.58%) Firewall
21 24 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
22 22 (8.43%) Docker
23 21 (8.05%) Python
23 21 (8.05%) Oracle

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 25 (9.58%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.36%) IIS
3 10 (3.83%) CMS
4 9 (3.45%) Drupal
4 9 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.68%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.15%) Confluence
9 3 (1.15%) JBoss
9 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.77%) SAS
11 1 (0.38%) Apache
11 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.38%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Houdini
3 1 (0.38%) Maya
3 1 (0.38%) NUKE
3 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.38%) Simulink
3 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 58 (22.22%) Office 365
2 47 (18.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.92%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.53%) IaaS
8 3 (1.15%) Datadog
8 3 (1.15%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.77%) PaaS
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.58%) Firewall
2 18 (6.90%) LAN
3 17 (6.51%) WAN
4 16 (6.13%) DNS
5 15 (5.75%) SAN
6 13 (4.98%) Skype
7 11 (4.21%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (4.21%) VPN
8 9 (3.45%) NetScaler
9 5 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.92%) DHCP
9 5 (1.92%) NAS
9 5 (1.92%) PABX
10 4 (1.53%) Internet
11 3 (1.15%) Bluetooth
11 3 (1.15%) IPsec
11 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.15%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.15%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.15%) SSDT
4 2 (0.77%) Big Data
4 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.77%) MySQL
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
5 1 (0.38%) Power BI
5 1 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.38%) QlikView
5 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.98%) Selenium
3 11 (4.21%) SoapUI
4 9 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.45%) WebDriver
5 6 (2.30%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.53%) JIRA
7 3 (1.15%) Ant
7 3 (1.15%) Travis CI
7 3 (1.15%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.38%) GCC
9 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.38%) MSTest
9 1 (0.38%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.38%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (6.51%) Finance
2 8 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.92%) Back Office
5 4 (1.53%) Law
6 3 (1.15%) Games
7 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.77%) Banking
7 2 (0.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (12.26%) Analyst
2 30 (11.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.34%) Desktop Support
5 22 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
6 20 (7.66%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 16 (6.13%) Consultant
9 14 (5.36%) Administrator
9 14 (5.36%) Architect
10 13 (4.98%) AWS DevOps
10 13 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (4.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) AWS Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.83%) Service Analyst
13 10 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (3.83%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.51%) .NET
2 12 (4.60%) HTML
3 7 (2.68%) .NET Framework
3 7 (2.68%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.92%) SOAP
4 5 (1.92%) XML
5 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.53%) Node.js
5 4 (1.53%) REST
5 4 (1.53%) Web Services
5 4 (1.53%) WPF
6 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.15%) Castle Windsor
6 3 (1.15%) JSP
6 3 (1.15%) OAuth
6 3 (1.15%) RESTful
6 3 (1.15%) Struts
6 3 (1.15%) Universal Windows Platform
6 3 (1.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.51%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.60%) Fat Client
3 12 (4.60%) Thin Client
4 8 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (3.07%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.92%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.92%) Wiki
7 4 (1.53%) Animation
7 4 (1.53%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.15%) iPhone
8 3 (1.15%) PKI
8 3 (1.15%) Replication
9 2 (0.77%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.38%) Fintech
10 1 (0.38%) FMCG
10 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 127 (48.66%) Windows Server
2 69 (26.44%) Windows 10
3 68 (26.05%) Linux
4 51 (19.54%) Windows 7
5 48 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (7.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.60%) Apple iOS
9 11 (4.21%) Unix
10 9 (3.45%) CentOS
11 5 (1.92%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.53%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.15%) Android
13 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.71%) DevOps
2 30 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 17 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 16 (6.13%) ITIL
6 16 (6.13%) Migration
7 15 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (5.75%) Test Scripting
8 14 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (4.21%) Load Balancing
9 11 (4.21%) SDLC
9 11 (4.21%) Workflow
10 10 (3.83%) Scrum
10 10 (3.83%) Test Strategy
11 9 (3.45%) API Testing
11 9 (3.45%) Break/Fix
12 8 (3.07%) Acceptance Criteria
12 8 (3.07%) Application Virtualisation
12 8 (3.07%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.31%) PowerShell
2 25 (9.58%) SQL
3 21 (8.05%) Python
4 14 (5.36%) Bash Shell
5 11 (4.21%) Shell Script
6 10 (3.83%) C#
7 9 (3.45%) VBScript
8 8 (3.07%) Java
8 8 (3.07%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.30%) C
9 6 (2.30%) Ruby
10 5 (1.92%) C++
10 5 (1.92%) Korn
10 5 (1.92%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.15%) Rust
11 3 (1.15%) VBA
12 2 (0.77%) Perl
13 1 (0.38%) Fortran
13 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.60%) CCNA
4 12 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.60%) MCSE
5 10 (3.83%) ISEB
6 8 (3.07%) CCA
6 8 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (2.30%) CCNP
8 4 (1.53%) CCNP Voice
8 4 (1.53%) MCSA
8 4 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.15%) Degree
10 2 (0.77%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.38%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.21%) QA
2 9 (3.45%) WCAG
3 8 (3.07%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.38%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) MISRA
4 1 (0.38%) MISRA C
System Software
1 93 (35.63%) Active Directory
2 33 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.43%) Docker
4 20 (7.66%) Hyper-V
5 19 (7.28%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (6.90%) XenApp
7 12 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (3.83%) XenDesktop
10 8 (3.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (2.68%) NFS
11 7 (2.68%) Samba
12 2 (0.77%) GPFS
13 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.38%) Firmware
13 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (18.01%) SCCM
2 18 (6.90%) Kubernetes
3 17 (6.51%) Ansible
4 13 (4.98%) Terraform
5 10 (3.83%) vCenter Server
6 9 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.45%) Puppet
6 9 (3.45%) WMI
7 7 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (1.92%) SCOM
8 5 (1.92%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.15%) Grafana
10 3 (1.15%) Icinga
10 3 (1.15%) Nagios
10 3 (1.15%) Packer
11 2 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.38%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 100 (38.31%) Microsoft
2 61 (23.37%) VMware
3 27 (10.34%) Citrix
4 25 (9.58%) Cisco
5 21 (8.05%) Oracle
6 17 (6.51%) Red Hat
7 13 (4.98%) McAfee
8 9 (3.45%) Wyse
9 8 (3.07%) Apple
9 8 (3.07%) CA
9 8 (3.07%) Google
9 8 (3.07%) Ivanti
10 7 (2.68%) HP
11 4 (1.53%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.53%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.53%) Veeam
12 3 (1.15%) iManage
12 3 (1.15%) MKS
12 3 (1.15%) Nimble Storage
12 3 (1.15%) Splunk