Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 208 184 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.21% 11.23% 13.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.60% 69.43% 60.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 113 140
Bristol median daily rate £370 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% - -
10th Percentile £130 £141 £142
90th Percentile £514 £538 £441
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 18
Bristol median hourly rate £17.00 £16.38 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.82% +6.50% +0.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.15 £11.78
90th Percentile £40.75 £49.48 £35.00
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.30
% change year-on-year +2.94% +11.09% -7.26%

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 322 265 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 18.90% 16.17% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 166 241
Bristol median daily rate £380 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £133 £175 £200
90th Percentile £522 £525 £475
South West median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 28
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £17.58 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.46% -43.29% +100.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £12.70
90th Percentile £45.35 £49.75 £52.33
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -19.23% +30.08%

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 19 June 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 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 85 (40.87%) Active Directory
2 76 (36.54%) Windows Server
3 54 (25.96%) Microsoft
4 52 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 48 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 43 (20.67%) VMware
7 37 (17.79%) Linux
8 35 (16.83%) SCCM
9 31 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
9 31 (14.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 30 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (14.42%) DevOps
11 28 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (12.02%) Security Cleared
13 25 (12.02%) PowerShell
14 23 (11.06%) Office 365
14 23 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (10.58%) Finance
15 22 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (10.58%) SC Cleared
16 21 (10.10%) Citrix
17 20 (9.62%) DNS
17 20 (9.62%) ITIL
17 20 (9.62%) Hyper-V
18 19 (9.13%) Firewall
19 17 (8.17%) Migration
19 17 (8.17%) SQL
20 16 (7.69%) SQL Server
21 15 (7.21%) HP

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 13 (6.25%) IIS
1 13 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.33%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.37%) JBoss
4 7 (3.37%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.96%) Apache
7 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.48%) CMS
8 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.48%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.48%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.48%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (11.06%) Office 365
4 8 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.40%) Serverless
7 4 (1.92%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.48%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.48%) npm
9 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.62%) DNS
2 19 (9.13%) Firewall
3 10 (4.81%) SAN
4 9 (4.33%) DHCP
4 9 (4.33%) Skype
5 7 (3.37%) LAN
5 7 (3.37%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.37%) WAN
6 4 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (1.92%) NAS
6 4 (1.92%) VPN
6 4 (1.92%) Wireless
7 3 (1.44%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.44%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.44%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.96%) Internet
8 2 (0.96%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.48%) Extranet
9 1 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.48%) Power BI
3 1 (0.48%) QlikView
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.29%) Jenkins
1 11 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.37%) Ant
2 7 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (3.37%) Selenium
2 7 (3.37%) Travis CI
2 7 (3.37%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.44%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.48%) Grunt
6 1 (0.48%) gulp
6 1 (0.48%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.48%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.48%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.48%) StarTeam
General
1 22 (10.58%) Finance
2 8 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.37%) Law
4 6 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.40%) Electronics
5 5 (2.40%) Legal
5 5 (2.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 30 (14.42%) Desktop Support
3 26 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (9.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (8.17%) Analyst
7 15 (7.21%) IT Support
8 13 (6.25%) Administrator
9 12 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (4.81%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 10 (4.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (4.33%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
13 8 (3.85%) Server Engineer
13 8 (3.85%) Service Analyst
13 8 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.33%) .NET
2 7 (3.37%) JSP
2 7 (3.37%) Node.js
2 7 (3.37%) Struts
3 4 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (1.44%) .NET Core
4 3 (1.44%) jQuery
4 3 (1.44%) REST
4 3 (1.44%) Web Services
5 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.96%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.96%) CSS
5 2 (0.96%) CSS3
5 2 (0.96%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.96%) HTML
5 2 (0.96%) HTML5
5 2 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.96%) XML
6 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.81%) Fat Client
1 10 (4.81%) Thin Client
2 8 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 6 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (2.88%) PKI
4 5 (2.40%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.40%) iPhone
5 4 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.92%) User Experience
6 3 (1.44%) Clustering
6 3 (1.44%) iPad
6 3 (1.44%) Replication
7 2 (0.96%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.96%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.48%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 76 (36.54%) Windows Server
2 52 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 48 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 37 (17.79%) Linux
5 30 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (5.29%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.85%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.92%) AIX
11 4 (1.92%) Unix
12 3 (1.44%) Android
12 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.44%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.48%) Nucleus RTOS
14 1 (0.48%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.42%) DevOps
2 23 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.62%) ITIL
4 17 (8.17%) Migration
5 10 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (4.81%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (4.81%) Scrum
5 10 (4.81%) Time Management
6 9 (4.33%) Change Management
6 9 (4.33%) Configuration Management
7 7 (3.37%) Security Hardening
8 6 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.88%) Load Balancing
8 6 (2.88%) MVC
8 6 (2.88%) Programme Management
9 5 (2.40%) Compliance Audit
9 5 (2.40%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (2.40%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (2.40%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.02%) PowerShell
2 17 (8.17%) SQL
3 11 (5.29%) Java
4 7 (3.37%) Python
5 6 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.92%) C++
6 4 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.44%) C#
7 3 (1.44%) Perl
7 3 (1.44%) PHP
7 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.44%) Ruby
8 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.48%) C
8 1 (0.48%) ES6
8 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.88%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.96%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.96%) ISEB
6 1 (0.48%) APMP
6 1 (0.48%) CCNA
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CISM
6 1 (0.48%) CISSP
6 1 (0.48%) Degree
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.48%) MCDST
6 1 (0.48%) MCSA
6 1 (0.48%) MOS
6 1 (0.48%) OSCP
6 1 (0.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) GDPR
2 3 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.48%) MISRA
4 1 (0.48%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (40.87%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.62%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.37%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.88%) vSphere
8 5 (2.40%) Firmware
8 5 (2.40%) XenApp
9 3 (1.44%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.44%) XenServer
10 2 (0.96%) Docker
10 2 (0.96%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.48%) GPFS
11 1 (0.48%) IAG
11 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (16.83%) SCCM
2 11 (5.29%) SCVMM
3 10 (4.81%) Ansible
3 10 (4.81%) Puppet
4 8 (3.85%) Packer
4 8 (3.85%) SCOM
4 8 (3.85%) Terraform
5 5 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.92%) WSUS
7 3 (1.44%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.96%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 54 (25.96%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.67%) VMware
3 21 (10.10%) Citrix
4 15 (7.21%) HP
5 8 (3.85%) Apple
5 8 (3.85%) Google
5 8 (3.85%) McAfee
6 7 (3.37%) Cisco
6 7 (3.37%) MKS
7 6 (2.88%) Juniper
7 6 (2.88%) NetApp
8 5 (2.40%) EMC
8 5 (2.40%) SAP
9 4 (1.92%) F5
9 4 (1.92%) Veeam
10 3 (1.44%) Dell
10 3 (1.44%) Hummingbird
10 3 (1.44%) IBM
10 3 (1.44%) iManage
10 3 (1.44%) Ivanti