Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 6 9
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 215 212 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.78% 11.65% 11.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.49% 62.17% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 120 109
Bristol median daily rate £350 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £113 £126 £123
90th Percentile £534 £494 £538
South West median daily rate £370 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +23.33% - -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 20
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £15.45 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.27% -5.65% +5.65%
10th Percentile £11.69 £11.75 £10.23
90th Percentile £41.88 £20.75 £61.13
South West median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -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 374 341 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 18.75% 18.74% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 200 152
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £125 £140 £135
90th Percentile £575 £526 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +3.56% +10.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 27
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £15.48 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.09% -16.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £25.03 £53.75
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £15.48 £16.75
% change year-on-year +126.17% -7.61% -27.96%

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 £394 -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 84 (39.07%) Windows Server
2 76 (35.35%) Active Directory
3 68 (31.63%) Microsoft
3 68 (31.63%) Windows 10
4 65 (30.23%) Office 365
5 57 (26.51%) Windows 7
6 52 (24.19%) Linux
7 42 (19.53%) VMware
8 39 (18.14%) Microsoft Office
9 35 (16.28%) PowerShell
10 34 (15.81%) SCCM
11 32 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
12 31 (14.42%) DevOps
13 30 (13.95%) Security Cleared
13 30 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
15 28 (13.02%) Firewall
16 24 (11.16%) SC Cleared
17 22 (10.23%) Citrix
17 22 (10.23%) SQL Server
18 21 (9.77%) MS Exchange
18 21 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (9.30%) Terraform
19 20 (9.30%) SQL
20 19 (8.84%) LAN
20 19 (8.84%) Migration
20 19 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 18 (8.37%) Docker
21 18 (8.37%) Cisco

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 21 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.65%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.72%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.79%) IIS
5 4 (1.86%) Confluence
5 4 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 39 (18.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 65 (30.23%) Office 365
2 32 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (6.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.86%) IaaS
6 4 (1.86%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.40%) Datadog
7 3 (1.40%) PaaS
8 2 (0.93%) SaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.02%) Firewall
2 19 (8.84%) LAN
3 17 (7.91%) WAN
4 15 (6.98%) Skype
5 13 (6.05%) DNS
5 13 (6.05%) VPN
6 12 (5.58%) SAN
7 11 (5.12%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.26%) NetScaler
9 6 (2.79%) DHCP
10 4 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.93%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.93%) HTTP
12 2 (0.93%) IntruShield
12 2 (0.93%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.93%) NAS
12 2 (0.93%) SNMP
12 2 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.93%) Big Data
4 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.47%) QlikView
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.47%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (3.72%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.26%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.86%) JIRA
5 2 (0.93%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.47%) GCC
6 1 (0.47%) MSI
6 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (7.91%) Finance
2 7 (3.26%) Law
3 3 (1.40%) Electronics
3 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.40%) Marketing
3 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.93%) Banking
4 2 (0.93%) Games
4 2 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (12.56%) Support Engineer
2 24 (11.16%) Analyst
3 22 (10.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (7.91%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (7.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.05%) Administrator
7 13 (6.05%) Consultant
8 11 (5.12%) Desktop Support
8 11 (5.12%) Service Analyst
8 11 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (5.12%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (4.65%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (4.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) Deployment Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (3.72%) IT Support
12 7 (3.26%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.26%) .NET
2 6 (2.79%) Web Services
3 4 (1.86%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.86%) REST
4 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.40%) SOAP
4 3 (1.40%) WPF
5 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.93%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.93%) LDAP
5 2 (0.93%) XML
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.47%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (0.47%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.47%) OAuth
6 1 (0.47%) RESTful
6 1 (0.47%) Universal Windows Platform
6 1 (0.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.58%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.19%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.19%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.86%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.93%) Animation
6 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.93%) Clustering
6 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.93%) iPhone
6 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.47%) Photography
7 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 84 (39.07%) Windows Server
2 68 (31.63%) Windows 10
3 57 (26.51%) Windows 7
4 52 (24.19%) Linux
5 32 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.19%) Mac OS
9 8 (3.72%) Android
9 8 (3.72%) Apple iOS
9 8 (3.72%) CentOS
10 7 (3.26%) Unix
11 6 (2.79%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.47%) Solaris
13 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.42%) DevOps
2 19 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (8.84%) Migration
3 12 (5.58%) ITIL
4 11 (5.12%) Break/Fix
5 10 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (3.72%) Application Virtualisation
6 8 (3.72%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (3.72%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (3.26%) Line Management
7 7 (3.26%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 6 (2.79%) Test Strategy
8 6 (2.79%) Time Management
8 6 (2.79%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (2.33%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.33%) Project Management
9 5 (2.33%) Server Monitoring
9 5 (2.33%) Test Automation
10 4 (1.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.30%) SQL
3 18 (8.37%) Python
4 12 (5.58%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.19%) Ruby
6 6 (2.79%) C++
7 5 (2.33%) C#
7 5 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.40%) Perl
9 2 (0.93%) Java
9 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.47%) Fortran
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) Rust
10 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.26%) CCNA
6 4 (1.86%) CCA
6 4 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.86%) MCSE
7 3 (1.40%) CCNP
8 2 (0.93%) Degree
8 2 (0.93%) ISEB
8 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.47%) CCIE
9 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.47%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.91%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 76 (35.35%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.37%) Docker
4 16 (7.44%) Hyper-V
5 13 (6.05%) XenApp
6 9 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.72%) XenDesktop
8 7 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (2.79%) NFS
9 6 (2.79%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (2.33%) Samba
11 2 (0.93%) GPFS
12 1 (0.47%) Firmware
12 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (15.81%) SCCM
2 20 (9.30%) Terraform
3 14 (6.51%) Ansible
3 14 (6.51%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.72%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (3.26%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.40%) Grafana
7 3 (1.40%) Icinga
7 3 (1.40%) Nagios
8 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.47%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.47%) Puppet
9 1 (0.47%) SCOM
9 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (31.63%) Microsoft
2 42 (19.53%) VMware
3 22 (10.23%) Citrix
4 18 (8.37%) Cisco
5 16 (7.44%) Red Hat
6 11 (5.12%) McAfee
7 10 (4.65%) Ivanti
8 9 (4.19%) Oracle
9 8 (3.72%) Wyse
10 7 (3.26%) Apple
10 7 (3.26%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.79%) CA
12 5 (2.33%) Veeam
13 4 (1.86%) Dell
13 4 (1.86%) Google
13 4 (1.86%) SAP
14 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.40%) EMC
14 3 (1.40%) Sony
14 3 (1.40%) Veritas