Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 238 175 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.65% 11.23% 11.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.85% 65.79% 66.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 106 97
Bristol median daily rate £270 £283 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.42% +2.73% -15.38%
10th Percentile £134 £123 £115
90th Percentile £483 £438 £475
South West median daily rate £300 £280 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% -13.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 35
Bristol median hourly rate £16.75 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.84% -12.86% +28.44%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.45 £11.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £68.50 £33.60
South West median hourly rate £15.13 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.82% -12.86% +6.06%

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 367 266 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.50% 17.06% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 168 163
Bristol median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £149 £133 £124
90th Percentile £538 £556 £487
South West median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 41
Bristol median hourly rate £17.13 £23.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.54% +24.32% +32.14%
10th Percentile £11.78 £10.50 £11.75
90th Percentile £43.68 £49.25 £52.25
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +17.65%

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 20 January 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 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 99 (41.60%) Active Directory
2 85 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 75 (31.51%) Microsoft
4 70 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 54 (22.69%) Windows 10
6 46 (19.33%) Office 365
7 44 (18.49%) Linux
7 44 (18.49%) VMware
8 40 (16.81%) Security Cleared
9 37 (15.55%) SCCM
9 37 (15.55%) Firewall
10 32 (13.45%) SC Cleared
11 31 (13.03%) Microsoft Office
12 30 (12.61%) ITIL
13 29 (12.18%) DNS
14 28 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (11.34%) PowerShell
16 26 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
16 26 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
17 25 (10.50%) .NET
18 24 (10.08%) Cisco
19 23 (9.66%) Finance
20 20 (8.40%) Migration
21 19 (7.98%) IIS
21 19 (7.98%) Unix
21 19 (7.98%) Skype for Business
22 18 (7.56%) Hyper-V
22 18 (7.56%) Citrix
22 18 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
23 17 (7.14%) DHCP

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 19 (7.98%) IIS
1 19 (7.98%) Skype for Business
2 15 (6.30%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.10%) Apache
4 5 (2.10%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.68%) EPiServer
5 4 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.26%) JBoss
6 3 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.42%) Liferay
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (13.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.94%) Houdini
2 7 (2.94%) Maya
2 7 (2.94%) NUKE
2 7 (2.94%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.84%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (0.42%) OPENHousing
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 46 (19.33%) Office 365
2 26 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.55%) Firewall
2 29 (12.18%) DNS
3 17 (7.14%) DHCP
4 16 (6.72%) Skype
5 15 (6.30%) LAN
5 15 (6.30%) WAN
6 10 (4.20%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.78%) VPN
8 8 (3.36%) Network Security
8 8 (3.36%) SAN
8 8 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.52%) Intranet
9 6 (2.52%) VLAN
10 5 (2.10%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.68%) Extranet
11 4 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.26%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.42%) Firebird
4 1 (0.42%) MySQL
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.26%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.26%) Subversion
4 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.84%) Selenium
5 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.42%) Maven
5 1 (0.42%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.42%) RSpec
5 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.42%) TestNG
5 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (9.66%) Finance
2 13 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.04%) Legal
4 11 (4.62%) Law
5 3 (1.26%) Electronics
5 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (17.23%) Support Engineer
2 34 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (12.61%) Desktop Support
4 26 (10.92%) Analyst
5 23 (9.66%) Administrator
6 22 (9.24%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (8.40%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (7.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 16 (6.72%) Service Analyst
10 15 (6.30%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (5.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (5.46%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (5.04%) Windows Engineer
14 11 (4.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 11 (4.62%) Architect
15 10 (4.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 9 (3.78%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
16 9 (3.78%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
16 9 (3.78%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.50%) .NET
2 10 (4.20%) Web Services
3 6 (2.52%) ASP.NET
3 6 (2.52%) CSS
3 6 (2.52%) Middleware
4 4 (1.68%) SOAP
5 3 (1.26%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (1.26%) J2EE
5 3 (1.26%) REST
5 3 (1.26%) WPF
6 2 (0.84%) HTML
6 2 (0.84%) LDAP
6 2 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.84%) SAML
7 1 (0.42%) COM
7 1 (0.42%) JAXB
7 1 (0.42%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.46%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.20%) iPhone
3 8 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (2.94%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.52%) Animation
6 5 (2.10%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.10%) Replication
7 4 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.68%) Clustering
8 3 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.26%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.26%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.26%) PKI
9 2 (0.84%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.84%) SCADA
9 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.84%) Social Network
9 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 85 (35.71%) Windows Server
2 70 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 54 (22.69%) Windows 10
4 44 (18.49%) Linux
5 28 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (7.98%) Unix
8 16 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (4.62%) CentOS
10 10 (4.20%) Windows Vista
11 8 (3.36%) Mac OS
11 8 (3.36%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.52%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.10%) Solaris
14 4 (1.68%) Android
15 3 (1.26%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.42%) Scientific Linux
17 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (12.61%) ITIL
2 20 (8.40%) Migration
3 18 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (3.78%) Service Desk Management
4 9 (3.78%) Ticket Management
5 8 (3.36%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (3.36%) Time Management
6 7 (2.94%) Analytics
6 7 (2.94%) Information Security
6 7 (2.94%) SDLC
6 7 (2.94%) Software Engineering
7 6 (2.52%) Change Management
7 6 (2.52%) ITIL V3
7 6 (2.52%) Risk Management
7 6 (2.52%) Security Hardening
7 6 (2.52%) Visual Effects
8 5 (2.10%) Data Analytics
8 5 (2.10%) DevOps
8 5 (2.10%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (2.10%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.34%) PowerShell
2 16 (6.72%) SQL
3 15 (6.30%) Python
4 12 (5.04%) Shell Script
5 9 (3.78%) C#
6 5 (2.10%) C
6 5 (2.10%) C++
6 5 (2.10%) Java
6 5 (2.10%) Perl
7 4 (1.68%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.84%) Ruby
8 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.42%) Delphi
9 1 (0.42%) F#
9 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (16.81%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.45%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.78%) Degree
4 8 (3.36%) CISM
4 8 (3.36%) CISSP
5 5 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.10%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (1.26%) CCIE
6 3 (1.26%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.84%) CCNA
7 2 (0.84%) OSCP
7 2 (0.84%) SANS
8 1 (0.42%) CCNP
8 1 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.42%) CLAS
8 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.42%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.46%) SLA
2 8 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.84%) GDPR
4 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.42%) QA
5 1 (0.42%) RMADS
System Software
1 99 (41.60%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.56%) Hyper-V
3 14 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.62%) vSphere
5 8 (3.36%) NFS
5 8 (3.36%) Samba
6 7 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.10%) BitLocker
7 5 (2.10%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.26%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.84%) Firmware
9 2 (0.84%) IAG
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.84%) Xen
9 2 (0.84%) XenApp
10 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (15.55%) SCCM
2 13 (5.46%) SCOM
3 7 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (2.94%) SCVMM
4 6 (2.52%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.10%) Puppet
6 4 (1.68%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.26%) Ansible
7 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.84%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.42%) Nessus
9 1 (0.42%) Nmap
9 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (31.51%) Microsoft
2 44 (18.49%) VMware
3 24 (10.08%) Cisco
4 18 (7.56%) Citrix
5 15 (6.30%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.04%) HP
7 10 (4.20%) EMC
8 9 (3.78%) Oracle
9 8 (3.36%) Veeam
10 7 (2.94%) F5
10 7 (2.94%) Juniper
10 7 (2.94%) McAfee
11 6 (2.52%) IBM
11 6 (2.52%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.10%) Sophos
13 3 (1.26%) Apple
13 3 (1.26%) BEA
13 3 (1.26%) Dell
13 3 (1.26%) NetApp
13 3 (1.26%) Symantec