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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 102 115 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.56% 12.65% 11.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.46% 58.67% 65.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 69 56
Median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £409 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 18
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £14.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.15 £31.40 £50.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

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 130 196 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 16.01% 21.56% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 132 90
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £8.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £49.50 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 29 March 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

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bristol over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 96 (53.04%) Active Directory
2 66 (36.46%) Microsoft
3 62 (34.25%) Windows Server
4 54 (29.83%) Windows 7
5 48 (26.52%) Linux
6 42 (23.20%) MS Office
7 39 (21.55%) DNS
8 38 (20.99%) VMware
9 37 (20.44%) Office 365
10 36 (19.89%) SCCM
11 33 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (18.23%) MS Excel
12 31 (17.13%) Finance
13 28 (15.47%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (15.47%) Citrix
13 28 (15.47%) Windows 10
13 28 (15.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (13.26%) ITIL
15 23 (12.71%) Security Cleared
16 22 (12.15%) PowerShell
17 21 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (11.05%) SC Cleared
19 19 (10.50%) Skype for Business
19 19 (10.50%) SQL
20 18 (9.94%) Unix
20 18 (9.94%) Incident Management
21 17 (9.39%) Dell
21 17 (9.39%) AppSense
22 16 (8.84%) Thin Client

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 (10.50%) Skype for Business
2 15 (8.29%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.97%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.10%) Confluence
8 2 (1.10%) IIS
9 1 (0.55%) Apache
9 1 (0.55%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.55%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (23.20%) MS Office
2 33 (18.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.10%) MS Project
4 2 (1.10%) Simulink
5 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.44%) Office 365
2 14 (7.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.66%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.66%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.66%) IaaS
5 3 (1.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (21.55%) DNS
2 15 (8.29%) Firewall
2 15 (8.29%) VPN
2 15 (8.29%) WAN
3 14 (7.73%) DHCP
3 14 (7.73%) LAN
3 14 (7.73%) Remote Desktop
4 13 (7.18%) SAN
5 11 (6.08%) Skype
5 11 (6.08%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.87%) Wireless
7 6 (3.31%) Internet
8 3 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.10%) Broadband
9 2 (1.10%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.10%) Modbus
9 2 (1.10%) Network Security
9 2 (1.10%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.21%) Ingres
4 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.10%) MySQL
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.97%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.76%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.21%) GoCD
3 4 (2.21%) NetBeans
3 4 (2.21%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.66%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.10%) JIRA
5 2 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.55%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.55%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.55%) MSI
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.55%) Selenium
6 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.55%) TestNG
6 1 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 31 (17.13%) Finance
2 4 (2.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.66%) Marketing
4 2 (1.10%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.55%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Local Government
5 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (21.55%) Analyst
2 21 (11.60%) Support Engineer
3 16 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (7.73%) Desktop Support
5 14 (7.73%) Developer
6 12 (6.63%) Architect
6 12 (6.63%) IT Support
7 11 (6.08%) Citrix Analyst
8 10 (5.52%) Consultant
8 10 (5.52%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.52%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.42%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (4.42%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.42%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.87%) Desktop Analyst
11 6 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.08%) .NET
2 9 (4.97%) Web Services
3 6 (3.31%) XML
4 4 (2.21%) Kafka
4 4 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (2.21%) REST
4 4 (2.21%) SOAP
5 3 (1.66%) WPF
6 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.10%) COM+
6 2 (1.10%) CSS
6 2 (1.10%) DCOM
6 2 (1.10%) HTML
6 2 (1.10%) jQuery
7 1 (0.55%) SAML
7 1 (0.55%) XSLT
7 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.84%) Data Centre
1 16 (8.84%) Fat Client
1 16 (8.84%) Thin Client
2 12 (6.63%) Client/Server
3 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.87%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.87%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.31%) Clustering
6 5 (2.76%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.21%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.66%) CESG
8 3 (1.66%) CMDB
8 3 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.66%) iPhone
8 3 (1.66%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.10%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (34.25%) Windows Server
2 54 (29.83%) Windows 7
3 48 (26.52%) Linux
4 33 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (15.47%) Windows 10
5 28 (15.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (9.94%) Unix
7 11 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.97%) Android
8 9 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.76%) CentOS
9 5 (2.76%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.21%) Solaris
11 3 (1.66%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.55%) AIX
13 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.26%) ITIL
2 21 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (9.94%) Incident Management
4 14 (7.73%) Migration
5 11 (6.08%) Change Management
6 9 (4.97%) Information Security
7 8 (4.42%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.42%) DevOps
8 7 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.87%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.87%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.31%) Application Packaging
9 6 (3.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (2.76%) Application Virtualisation
10 5 (2.76%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.76%) Patch Management
10 5 (2.76%) Performance Management
10 5 (2.76%) Project Management
10 5 (2.76%) SDLC
10 5 (2.76%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.15%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.50%) SQL
3 14 (7.73%) Java
4 10 (5.52%) C#
5 8 (4.42%) Python
6 6 (3.31%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.31%) C++
6 6 (3.31%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.31%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.76%) VBScript
8 4 (2.21%) Scala
8 4 (2.21%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.66%) C
9 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.66%) VB
10 2 (1.10%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.10%) Perl
10 2 (1.10%) VB6
11 1 (0.55%) F#
11 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.31%) Degree
4 5 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.66%) CISSP
5 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.10%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.10%) CISM
6 2 (1.10%) CLAS
6 2 (1.10%) ISEB
7 1 (0.55%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.55%) GCIA
7 1 (0.55%) GCIH
7 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.55%) MCDST
7 1 (0.55%) MCITP
7 1 (0.55%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.10%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.10%) MISRA
3 2 (1.10%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.10%) RMADS
4 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 96 (53.04%) Active Directory
2 28 (15.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (8.84%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (8.29%) XenApp
6 13 (7.18%) XenDesktop
7 12 (6.63%) VMware ESX
8 8 (4.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (3.87%) BitLocker
9 7 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.31%) DFS Replication
11 5 (2.76%) ISA Server
12 4 (2.21%) Docker
12 4 (2.21%) Firmware
12 4 (2.21%) Hyper-V
12 4 (2.21%) LXC
12 4 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (1.66%) Snort
14 2 (1.10%) NFS
15 1 (0.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 36 (19.89%) SCCM
2 7 (3.87%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (3.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (3.31%) SCOrch
4 5 (2.76%) WSUS
5 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.21%) Nessus
5 4 (2.21%) Puppet
6 3 (1.66%) SCOM
6 3 (1.66%) Terraform
7 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.10%) Nmap
7 2 (1.10%) QRadar
8 1 (0.55%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.55%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 66 (36.46%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.99%) VMware
3 28 (15.47%) Citrix
4 17 (9.39%) AppSense
4 17 (9.39%) Dell
5 14 (7.73%) Cisco
6 12 (6.63%) Wyse
7 11 (6.08%) Red Hat
8 9 (4.97%) HP
9 7 (3.87%) Oracle
9 7 (3.87%) Symantec
10 5 (2.76%) Apple
10 5 (2.76%) CA
10 5 (2.76%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.76%) NetApp
11 4 (2.21%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (2.21%) Intel
11 4 (2.21%) IronPort
11 4 (2.21%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (2.21%) Xerox
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