Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 220 189 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.66% 11.00% 13.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.62% 64.29% 62.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 109 162
Bristol median daily rate £325 £288 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -15.44% +13.33%
10th Percentile £130 £123 £159
90th Percentile £514 £478 £518
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 14
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +19.61% -22.73%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.93 £10.73
90th Percentile £103.20 £44.00 £18.23
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +14.75% +1.67% -9.09%

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 369 294 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.55% 17.11% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 176 259
Bristol median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £141 £151 £215
90th Percentile £521 £481 £525
South West median daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year +3.45% -1.36% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 25
Bristol median hourly rate £20.22 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.54% -7.89% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.13 £11.55
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £18.19 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.94% +6.06% -2.94%

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 14 August 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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 96 (43.64%) Windows Server
2 93 (42.27%) Active Directory
3 78 (35.45%) Microsoft
4 58 (26.36%) VMware
5 54 (24.55%) Windows 10
6 45 (20.45%) Windows 7
7 41 (18.64%) SCCM
8 40 (18.18%) Linux
9 39 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (16.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 37 (16.82%) Microsoft Office
11 34 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (14.55%) PowerShell
13 29 (13.18%) Office 365
14 28 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (12.27%) Security Cleared
16 26 (11.82%) Citrix
16 26 (11.82%) SQL Server
17 24 (10.91%) ITIL
17 24 (10.91%) DevOps
18 23 (10.45%) Hyper-V
18 23 (10.45%) SC Cleared
19 22 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
19 22 (10.00%) Finance
19 22 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 20 (9.09%) Firewall
21 19 (8.64%) DNS
21 19 (8.64%) Selenium
22 18 (8.18%) Problem-Solving

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 14 (6.36%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.55%) CMS
3 10 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.09%) Drupal
4 9 (4.09%) JBoss
4 9 (4.09%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.73%) IIS
7 3 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.45%) Apache
9 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (16.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.91%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (13.18%) Office 365
3 22 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (4.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.82%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.91%) Serverless
8 1 (0.45%) IaaS
8 1 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.45%) npm
8 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.09%) Firewall
2 19 (8.64%) DNS
3 13 (5.91%) SAN
4 12 (5.45%) DHCP
5 10 (4.55%) Skype
6 7 (3.18%) LAN
6 7 (3.18%) NAS
6 7 (3.18%) WAN
7 6 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.27%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.27%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.82%) VPN
9 4 (1.82%) Wireless
10 3 (1.36%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.36%) Network Security
11 2 (0.91%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.91%) IPsec
11 2 (0.91%) Junos
11 2 (0.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.91%) MySQL
3 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.45%) MS Access
3 1 (0.45%) Power BI
3 1 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.45%) QlikView
3 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (8.64%) Selenium
2 11 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.09%) Ant
3 9 (4.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (4.09%) SoapUI
3 9 (4.09%) Travis CI
3 9 (4.09%) Vagrant
3 9 (4.09%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.91%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.91%) NetBeans
4 2 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.91%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.91%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.45%) Grunt
5 1 (0.45%) gulp
5 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.45%) Mocha
5 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (10.00%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.73%) Law
4 6 (2.73%) Marketing
5 5 (2.27%) Electronics
6 3 (1.36%) Back Office
7 2 (0.91%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (13.18%) Desktop Support
2 26 (11.82%) Analyst
3 25 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 22 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (7.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (5.91%) Support Analyst
9 12 (5.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 12 (5.45%) Administrator
9 12 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (5.00%) IT Support
11 10 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (4.55%) Tester
12 9 (4.09%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (4.09%) Architect
12 9 (4.09%) Service Analyst
12 9 (4.09%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.36%) HTML
2 9 (4.09%) JSP
2 9 (4.09%) Struts
3 4 (1.82%) .NET
3 4 (1.82%) CSS
3 4 (1.82%) CSS3
3 4 (1.82%) HTML5
3 4 (1.82%) jQuery
4 3 (1.36%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.36%) Web Services
4 3 (1.36%) XML
5 2 (0.91%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.91%) OAuth
5 2 (0.91%) Universal Windows Platform
6 1 (0.45%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.45%) Node.js
6 1 (0.45%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.91%) Fat Client
2 13 (5.91%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 8 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.73%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.27%) PKI
6 5 (2.27%) Replication
7 4 (1.82%) Clustering
7 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.36%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.36%) iPad
9 2 (0.91%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.91%) iPhone
9 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.91%) User Experience
10 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 96 (43.64%) Windows Server
2 54 (24.55%) Windows 10
3 45 (20.45%) Windows 7
4 40 (18.18%) Linux
5 39 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 9 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.82%) Unix
11 3 (1.36%) AIX
11 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.36%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.91%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.45%) Android
13 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (10.91%) DevOps
2 24 (10.91%) ITIL
3 22 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (5.45%) Configuration Management
6 12 (5.45%) SDLC
7 11 (5.00%) Change Management
7 11 (5.00%) Scrum
8 10 (4.55%) Programme Management
8 10 (4.55%) Test Automation
8 10 (4.55%) Workflow
9 9 (4.09%) API Testing
10 8 (3.64%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (3.64%) Content Management
10 8 (3.64%) Test Scripting
11 6 (2.73%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (2.73%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.55%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.27%) Java
3 11 (5.00%) SQL
4 10 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.09%) VBScript
6 7 (3.18%) C++
7 6 (2.73%) C#
8 5 (2.27%) Python
9 4 (1.82%) C
10 3 (1.36%) Perl
10 3 (1.36%) PHP
11 2 (0.91%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.91%) Rust
11 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.91%) VBA
12 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.45%) ES6
12 1 (0.45%) Ruby
12 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.00%) ISEB
4 6 (2.73%) CCNA
4 6 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.82%) MCSA
6 3 (1.36%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.36%) MCSE
6 3 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.91%) CCNP
7 2 (0.91%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (0.91%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.45%) CISM
8 1 (0.45%) CISSP
8 1 (0.45%) Degree
8 1 (0.45%) MCDST
8 1 (0.45%) MOS
8 1 (0.45%) OCA
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.00%) QA
2 9 (4.09%) WCAG
3 4 (1.82%) SLA
4 3 (1.36%) GDPR
4 3 (1.36%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.91%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.91%) MISRA
5 2 (0.91%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (42.27%) Active Directory
2 32 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (10.45%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (5.91%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (4.09%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.18%) XenApp
8 5 (2.27%) Firmware
8 5 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.27%) vSphere
9 3 (1.36%) XenServer
10 2 (0.91%) Docker
10 2 (0.91%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.91%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.45%) GPFS
11 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (18.64%) SCCM
2 11 (5.00%) Ansible
3 10 (4.55%) Puppet
3 10 (4.55%) Terraform
4 9 (4.09%) Packer
4 9 (4.09%) SCOM
4 9 (4.09%) WMI
5 7 (3.18%) vCenter Server
6 6 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (2.27%) SCVMM
7 5 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.82%) WSUS
9 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.45%) Grafana
11 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 78 (35.45%) Microsoft
2 58 (26.36%) VMware
3 26 (11.82%) Citrix
4 16 (7.27%) HP
5 13 (5.91%) Cisco
6 11 (5.00%) McAfee
6 11 (5.00%) Oracle
7 10 (4.55%) Google
8 9 (4.09%) MKS
9 7 (3.18%) Apple
10 5 (2.27%) EMC
10 5 (2.27%) Hummingbird
10 5 (2.27%) iManage
10 5 (2.27%) Ivanti
10 5 (2.27%) Meridio
10 5 (2.27%) OpenText
10 5 (2.27%) SAP
10 5 (2.27%) Veeam
11 4 (1.82%) Juniper
11 4 (1.82%) Wyse