Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 13 5
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 156 201 222
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 13.77% 10.98% 12.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.72% 60.91% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 136 117
Median daily rate £288 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.18% -10.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £135 £114 £130
90th Percentile £499 £525 £516
South West median daily rate £325 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -13.33% +17.19% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 33
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% +14.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.27 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £19.87 £37.50
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £22.40 £17.25
% change year-on-year -10.71% +29.86% +5.34%

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 227 330 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.04% 18.03% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 196 172
Median daily rate £345 £386 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.68% +2.32% +7.86%
10th Percentile £145 £125 £141
90th Percentile £558 £575 £522
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £378
% change year-on-year +3.66% +8.61% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 35
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £13.41 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.42 £49.25 £44.80
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -45.68% +131.43% -23.91%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Bristol

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Bristol

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Bristol over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in Bristol

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Bristol over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 65 (41.67%) Windows 10
2 60 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 59 (37.82%) Active Directory
4 46 (29.49%) Windows 7
5 44 (28.21%) Office 365
6 37 (23.72%) Linux
7 35 (22.44%) Windows Server
8 32 (20.51%) Security Cleared
9 30 (19.23%) Migration
10 29 (18.59%) Microsoft Office
11 26 (16.67%) SCCM
12 25 (16.03%) SC Cleared
13 24 (15.38%) VMware
13 24 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (11.54%) Azure
16 17 (10.90%) Public Sector
17 16 (10.26%) Firewall
17 16 (10.26%) ITIL
17 16 (10.26%) Citrix
18 15 (9.62%) MS Exchange
19 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2016
20 13 (8.33%) PowerShell
21 12 (7.69%) Problem Management
21 12 (7.69%) .NET
22 11 (7.05%) Ethernet
22 11 (7.05%) TCP/IP
22 11 (7.05%) Scrum
22 11 (7.05%) DV Cleared
22 11 (7.05%) Agile Software Development

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 15 (9.62%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.49%) IIS
4 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.21%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.64%) Apache
6 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.64%) JBoss
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (18.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 44 (28.21%) Office 365
2 18 (11.54%) Azure
3 8 (5.13%) AWS
4 4 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.28%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.64%) IaaS
6 1 (0.64%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.64%) PaaS
6 1 (0.64%) SaaS
6 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.26%) Firewall
2 11 (7.05%) Ethernet
2 11 (7.05%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.49%) SAN
3 7 (4.49%) Skype
4 6 (3.85%) WAN
5 5 (3.21%) VPN
6 4 (2.56%) DNS
6 4 (2.56%) LAN
6 4 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.92%) DHCP
7 3 (1.92%) VLAN
7 3 (1.92%) Wireless
8 2 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.28%) VoIP
9 1 (0.64%) 3G
9 1 (0.64%) DSL
9 1 (0.64%) LTE
9 1 (0.64%) UMTS
9 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (6.41%) Git (software)
1 10 (6.41%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.77%) Eclipse
2 9 (5.77%) NetBeans
3 7 (4.49%) AdminStudio
3 7 (4.49%) IBM UrbanCode
3 7 (4.49%) MSI
4 2 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.28%) Selenium
5 1 (0.64%) git-flow
5 1 (0.64%) GitLab
5 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.64%) JIRA
5 1 (0.64%) Protractor
5 1 (0.64%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (10.90%) Public Sector
2 10 (6.41%) Aerospace
3 9 (5.77%) Military
4 8 (5.13%) Finance
5 5 (3.21%) Law
6 4 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.56%) Marketing
7 3 (1.92%) Electronics
7 3 (1.92%) Retail
7 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.64%) Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.64%) Police
Job Titles
1 26 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 13 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 12 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 11 (7.05%) Analyst
4 11 (7.05%) IT Support
5 10 (6.41%) Help Desk Support
6 9 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (5.77%) Desktop Support
6 9 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.77%) IT Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (5.13%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.49%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 7 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.69%) .NET
2 10 (6.41%) Node.js
3 9 (5.77%) ActiveX
3 9 (5.77%) DirectX
3 9 (5.77%) MFC
3 9 (5.77%) OpenGL
3 9 (5.77%) Qt
3 9 (5.77%) Web Services
4 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.64%) COM
4 1 (0.64%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.64%) J2EE
4 1 (0.64%) LDAP
4 1 (0.64%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.64%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (3.85%) Fibre Optics
2 6 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.21%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.92%) Clustering
5 3 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.92%) Replication
5 3 (1.92%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.28%) iPhone
6 2 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.28%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) iPad
7 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.64%) PKI
7 1 (0.64%) Shadow IT
7 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (41.67%) Windows 10
2 46 (29.49%) Windows 7
3 37 (23.72%) Linux
4 35 (22.44%) Windows Server
5 24 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (4.49%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (3.21%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.92%) Unix
11 3 (1.92%) VMS
12 2 (1.28%) Android
12 2 (1.28%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.23%) Migration
2 16 (10.26%) ITIL
3 12 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 11 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.05%) Scrum
4 11 (7.05%) Software Engineering
5 10 (6.41%) Mathematics
6 9 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (5.13%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.49%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.85%) Cloud Operations
9 6 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.85%) Server Management
10 5 (3.21%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.21%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (3.21%) ITSM
10 5 (3.21%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (2.56%) Change Management
11 4 (2.56%) Information Security
11 4 (2.56%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.41%) C#
2 10 (6.41%) C++
2 10 (6.41%) Java
2 10 (6.41%) SQL
3 9 (5.77%) GLSL
3 9 (5.77%) HLSL
3 9 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.13%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.49%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.92%) Python
7 2 (1.28%) VBA
8 1 (0.64%) F#
8 1 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.03%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.05%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.41%) Degree
5 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.92%) MCSE
7 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.64%) ISEB
7 1 (0.64%) MBA
7 1 (0.64%) MCITP
7 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) JSP 440
1 4 (2.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (37.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.85%) vSphere
5 5 (3.21%) XenApp
6 4 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.92%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.28%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.64%) Snort
9 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (16.67%) SCCM
2 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (4.49%) SCOM
4 3 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.92%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.28%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 2 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.28%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.64%) Terraform
6 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.38%) VMware
3 16 (10.26%) Citrix
4 10 (6.41%) Cisco
5 9 (5.77%) IBM
6 8 (5.13%) Oracle
7 7 (4.49%) AppDynamics
7 7 (4.49%) Dynatrace
8 6 (3.85%) Sophos
9 4 (2.56%) ArcSight
9 4 (2.56%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.92%) Dell
10 3 (1.92%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.92%) SAP
10 3 (1.92%) Sony
10 3 (1.92%) Veeam
10 3 (1.92%) Wyse
11 2 (1.28%) Avaya
11 2 (1.28%) Symantec
11 2 (1.28%) Twitter