Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 13 6
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 302 239 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 16.86% 11.56% 12.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.65% 58.58% 64.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 140 132
Bristol median daily rate £260 £375 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.67% +27.66% -6.00%
10th Percentile £130 £113 £128
90th Percentile £525 £525 £494
South West median daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 29
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.75% -
10th Percentile £11.97 £13.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £43.50 £41.88 £20.95
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -

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 384 408 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 21.44% 19.74% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 237 206
Bristol median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £131 £121 £135
90th Percentile £575 £571 £531
South West median daily rate £400 £418 £375
% change year-on-year -4.19% +11.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 29
Bristol median hourly rate £18.25 £18.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +21.31% -17.57%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.40 £11.63
90th Percentile £48.63 £48.50 £20.95
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £15.35
% change year-on-year -40.00% +128.01% -8.36%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 143 (47.35%) Windows 10
2 112 (37.09%) Windows 7
3 104 (34.44%) Microsoft
4 101 (33.44%) Active Directory
5 91 (30.13%) Office 365
6 70 (23.18%) Windows Server
7 63 (20.86%) Linux
8 56 (18.54%) Migration
9 55 (18.21%) Security Cleared
10 52 (17.22%) SCCM
11 49 (16.23%) Microsoft Office
12 48 (15.89%) VMware
13 44 (14.57%) SC Cleared
14 40 (13.25%) Azure
15 36 (11.92%) PowerShell
16 33 (10.93%) Windows Server 2008
17 32 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (10.60%) Public Sector
18 30 (9.93%) .NET
19 29 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
19 29 (9.60%) TCP/IP
19 29 (9.60%) Firewall
20 28 (9.27%) ITIL
21 25 (8.28%) Scrum
22 24 (7.95%) AWS
23 23 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
24 22 (7.28%) Citrix
24 22 (7.28%) Java
24 22 (7.28%) Ethernet
24 22 (7.28%) MS Exchange

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 22 (7.28%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.97%) IIS
3 9 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (2.98%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.32%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Confluence
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.33%) JBoss
6 1 (0.33%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (16.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 91 (30.13%) Office 365
2 40 (13.25%) Azure
3 24 (7.95%) AWS
4 7 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.99%) GCP
6 3 (0.99%) IaaS
6 3 (0.99%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.99%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.99%) PaaS
6 3 (0.99%) SaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.66%) Serverless
8 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.60%) Firewall
1 29 (9.60%) TCP/IP
2 22 (7.28%) Ethernet
3 13 (4.30%) Skype
4 12 (3.97%) WAN
5 11 (3.64%) DNS
6 10 (3.31%) VPN
7 9 (2.98%) LAN
7 9 (2.98%) SAN
8 8 (2.65%) DHCP
9 5 (1.66%) Wireless
10 3 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.99%) FTP
10 3 (0.99%) HTTP
10 3 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.99%) VLAN
11 2 (0.66%) IPsec
11 2 (0.66%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.66%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (6.29%) Git (software)
1 19 (6.29%) Visual Studio
2 18 (5.96%) Eclipse
2 18 (5.96%) NetBeans
3 13 (4.30%) AdminStudio
3 13 (4.30%) MSI
4 7 (2.32%) IBM UrbanCode
5 5 (1.66%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.66%) GitLab
6 2 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.66%) Selenium
7 1 (0.33%) git-flow
7 1 (0.33%) Hudson
7 1 (0.33%) JIRA
7 1 (0.33%) Protractor
7 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 32 (10.60%) Public Sector
2 20 (6.62%) Finance
3 19 (6.29%) Aerospace
4 18 (5.96%) Military
5 14 (4.64%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.64%) Marketing
6 13 (4.30%) Electronics
6 13 (4.30%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.32%) Retail
8 2 (0.66%) Back Office
8 2 (0.66%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 61 (20.20%) Support Engineer
2 37 (12.25%) Windows Engineer
3 36 (11.92%) IT Support
4 33 (10.93%) Deployment Engineer
5 30 (9.93%) IT Engineer
6 28 (9.27%) Analyst
7 21 (6.95%) IT Support Engineer
8 20 (6.62%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 19 (6.29%) 1st Line Support
9 19 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (5.96%) Desktop Support
11 15 (4.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.30%) Service Analyst
12 13 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.97%) Help Desk Support
13 12 (3.97%) Server Engineer
14 11 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 11 (3.64%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.93%) .NET
2 20 (6.62%) Web Services
3 18 (5.96%) ActiveX
3 18 (5.96%) DirectX
3 18 (5.96%) MFC
3 18 (5.96%) Node.js
3 18 (5.96%) OpenGL
3 18 (5.96%) Qt
4 8 (2.65%) Software Packaging
4 8 (2.65%) Universal Windows Platform
5 3 (0.99%) LDAP
5 3 (0.99%) ODBC
6 2 (0.66%) JSON
6 2 (0.66%) Middleware
7 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.33%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.33%) HTML
7 1 (0.33%) J2EE
7 1 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.30%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (1.99%) Fibre Optics
4 6 (1.99%) Private Cloud
4 6 (1.99%) Smartphone
5 5 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (1.66%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.66%) Replication
6 4 (1.32%) Clustering
6 4 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.99%) PKI
7 3 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.66%) iPhone
8 2 (0.66%) NHS
8 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 143 (47.35%) Windows 10
2 112 (37.09%) Windows 7
3 70 (23.18%) Windows Server
4 63 (20.86%) Linux
5 33 (10.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.65%) Unix
8 6 (1.99%) Android
9 4 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.32%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.99%) VMS
11 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.33%) Solaris
12 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.54%) Migration
2 32 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (9.27%) ITIL
4 25 (8.28%) Scrum
5 20 (6.62%) Software Engineering
6 19 (6.29%) Mathematics
7 16 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 15 (4.97%) Programme Management
9 13 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (4.30%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (3.64%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.64%) Problem Management
11 10 (3.31%) DevOps
11 10 (3.31%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (2.98%) Customer Requirements
12 9 (2.98%) Service Delivery
13 8 (2.65%) Change Management
13 8 (2.65%) ITSM
14 7 (2.32%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (2.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.92%) PowerShell
2 22 (7.28%) Java
3 20 (6.62%) C#
4 19 (6.29%) C++
4 19 (6.29%) SQL
5 18 (5.96%) GLSL
5 18 (5.96%) HLSL
5 18 (5.96%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.64%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.98%) Python
8 8 (2.65%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.32%) VB
10 3 (0.99%) VB6
11 2 (0.66%) C
11 2 (0.66%) Perl
11 2 (0.66%) VBA
12 1 (0.33%) F#
12 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (18.21%) Security Cleared
2 44 (14.57%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.29%) Degree
4 12 (3.97%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.99%) MCSE
6 3 (0.99%) PMP
7 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.66%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.33%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.33%) MBA
8 1 (0.33%) MCITP
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.33%) RHCE
8 1 (0.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.32%) SLA
2 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 101 (33.44%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.98%) Docker
6 6 (1.99%) vSphere
6 6 (1.99%) XenApp
7 5 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.32%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.99%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.33%) Snort
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (17.22%) SCCM
2 17 (5.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.32%) SCOM
3 7 (2.32%) Terraform
4 4 (1.32%) Ansible
4 4 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.32%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.32%) Puppet
4 4 (1.32%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.32%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.99%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.99%) WSUS
6 2 (0.66%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (0.66%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.66%) Packer
6 2 (0.66%) Salt
Vendors
1 104 (34.44%) Microsoft
2 48 (15.89%) VMware
3 22 (7.28%) Citrix
4 13 (4.30%) SAP
5 11 (3.64%) Cisco
6 9 (2.98%) IBM
6 9 (2.98%) Oracle
7 7 (2.32%) AppDynamics
7 7 (2.32%) Dell
7 7 (2.32%) Dynatrace
7 7 (2.32%) Google
8 6 (1.99%) Sophos
9 4 (1.32%) Apple
9 4 (1.32%) Avaya
9 4 (1.32%) Ivanti
9 4 (1.32%) McAfee
9 4 (1.32%) Palo Alto
10 3 (0.99%) HP
10 3 (0.99%) MobileIron
10 3 (0.99%) Northgate