Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 250 208 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.03% 10.89% 13.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.39% 59.60% 63.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 121 155
Bristol median daily rate £325 £270 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -16.92% -
10th Percentile £121 £123 £131
90th Percentile £500 £444 £519
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 21
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £15.38 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.82% +16.04% -13.11%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.03 £10.50
90th Percentile £131.30 £43.88 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +1.45% +13.11% -7.58%

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 414 349 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.91% 18.27% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 209 243
Bristol median daily rate £390 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.56% -3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £130 £137 £152
90th Percentile £514 £488 £556
South West median daily rate £393 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +12.14% -2.78% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 33
Bristol median hourly rate £20.94 £17.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.28% +3.79% +7.32%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.13 £10.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £29.25 £18.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year +57.05% +16.41% -8.57%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 £139 -
Windows
South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 120 (48.00%) Windows Server
2 97 (38.80%) Active Directory
3 88 (35.20%) Microsoft
4 65 (26.00%) VMware
5 64 (25.60%) Windows 10
6 59 (23.60%) Linux
7 56 (22.40%) Microsoft Azure
8 51 (20.40%) PowerShell
8 51 (20.40%) Office 365
9 43 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (17.20%) Windows 7
9 43 (17.20%) SCCM
10 37 (14.80%) DevOps
11 36 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (14.40%) Microsoft Office
12 35 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (12.80%) SQL Server
13 32 (12.80%) Citrix
14 28 (11.20%) Security Cleared
14 28 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (9.60%) MS Exchange
17 23 (9.20%) Firewall
17 23 (9.20%) SC Cleared
17 23 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 22 (8.80%) Hyper-V
18 22 (8.80%) ITIL
19 21 (8.40%) DNS
20 20 (8.00%) VMware ESXi

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 24 (9.60%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.60%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.20%) IIS
4 10 (4.00%) CMS
4 10 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.60%) Drupal
5 9 (3.60%) JBoss
5 9 (3.60%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.40%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.40%) SAS
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (14.40%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.80%) Simulink
5 1 (0.40%) Houdini
5 1 (0.40%) Maya
5 1 (0.40%) NUKE
5 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.40%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 56 (22.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (20.40%) Office 365
3 25 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (4.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.00%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.60%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.40%) IaaS
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) npm
9 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.20%) Firewall
2 21 (8.40%) DNS
3 17 (6.80%) SAN
4 13 (5.20%) Skype
5 11 (4.40%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (3.60%) DHCP
6 9 (3.60%) NetScaler
6 9 (3.60%) VPN
7 8 (3.20%) LAN
8 7 (2.80%) WAN
9 6 (2.40%) NAS
10 5 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (2.00%) PABX
11 3 (1.20%) Bluetooth
11 3 (1.20%) IPsec
11 3 (1.20%) Wireless
11 3 (1.20%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.80%) MySQL
2 2 (0.80%) SSDT
3 1 (0.40%) MS Access
3 1 (0.40%) Power BI
3 1 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.40%) QlikView
3 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (7.60%) Selenium
2 14 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.60%) Ant
3 9 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (3.60%) SoapUI
3 9 (3.60%) Travis CI
3 9 (3.60%) Vagrant
3 9 (3.60%) WebDriver
4 7 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.80%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.80%) NetBeans
6 2 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.80%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.40%) Grunt
7 1 (0.40%) Mocha
7 1 (0.40%) NUnit
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 16 (6.40%) Finance
2 8 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.00%) Back Office
5 3 (1.20%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Billing
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (12.00%) Analyst
1 30 (12.00%) Desktop Support
2 26 (10.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (10.40%) Support Engineer
3 21 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (7.20%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (6.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 15 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (5.60%) Administrator
8 13 (5.20%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.80%) Consultant
10 11 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (4.00%) Tester
12 8 (3.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 8 (3.20%) Architect
12 8 (3.20%) Service Analyst
12 8 (3.20%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.20%) Software Tester
12 8 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.20%) HTML
2 10 (4.00%) .NET
3 9 (3.60%) JSP
3 9 (3.60%) Struts
4 5 (2.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.00%) Node.js
4 5 (2.00%) XML
5 4 (1.60%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.60%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.20%) CSS
6 3 (1.20%) CSS3
6 3 (1.20%) HTML5
6 3 (1.20%) OAuth
6 3 (1.20%) React
6 3 (1.20%) RESTful
6 3 (1.20%) Universal Windows Platform
7 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.80%) JSON
7 2 (0.80%) WCF
7 2 (0.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.80%) Fat Client
1 17 (6.80%) Thin Client
2 15 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.60%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.20%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.00%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.00%) Replication
7 5 (2.00%) Wiki
8 4 (1.60%) PKI
9 3 (1.20%) Animation
9 3 (1.20%) Clustering
9 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.20%) iPhone
10 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.80%) User Experience
11 1 (0.40%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 120 (48.00%) Windows Server
2 64 (25.60%) Windows 10
3 59 (23.60%) Linux
4 43 (17.20%) Windows 7
4 43 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (3.60%) Unix
9 8 (3.20%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.00%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.00%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.60%) CentOS
12 3 (1.20%) AIX
13 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.40%) Android
14 1 (0.40%) Nucleus RTOS
14 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.80%) DevOps
2 35 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 22 (8.80%) ITIL
5 17 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (6.40%) Scrum
7 15 (6.00%) Migration
7 15 (6.00%) Test Automation
7 15 (6.00%) Test Scripting
8 13 (5.20%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.80%) Load Balancing
9 12 (4.80%) SDLC
10 11 (4.40%) Change Management
11 10 (4.00%) Workflow
12 9 (3.60%) API Testing
12 9 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (3.20%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (3.20%) Content Management
13 8 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.40%) PowerShell
2 17 (6.80%) SQL
3 16 (6.40%) Java
4 15 (6.00%) Python
5 9 (3.60%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.60%) VBScript
6 8 (3.20%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.20%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.80%) C
7 7 (2.80%) C#
7 7 (2.80%) C++
8 5 (2.00%) Korn
8 5 (2.00%) Perl
9 4 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.20%) PHP
10 3 (1.20%) Rust
10 3 (1.20%) VBA
11 2 (0.80%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.40%) CCNA
3 11 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.40%) ISEB
4 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.20%) MCSE
6 6 (2.40%) CCNP
7 5 (2.00%) MCSA
8 4 (1.60%) CCA
8 4 (1.60%) CCNP Voice
8 4 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.80%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.40%) Degree
10 1 (0.40%) OCA
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.40%) QA
2 9 (3.60%) WCAG
3 3 (1.20%) GDPR
3 3 (1.20%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.80%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.80%) MISRA
4 2 (0.80%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (38.80%) Active Directory
2 36 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.80%) Hyper-V
4 20 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (5.60%) XenApp
7 13 (5.20%) Docker
8 11 (4.40%) XenDesktop
9 9 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (2.00%) Firmware
12 4 (1.60%) NFS
12 4 (1.60%) Samba
13 2 (0.80%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.80%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.80%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.40%) GPFS
14 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.40%) vSphere
14 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (17.20%) SCCM
2 18 (7.20%) Ansible
3 16 (6.40%) Puppet
4 11 (4.40%) Terraform
4 11 (4.40%) vCenter Server
5 10 (4.00%) Kubernetes
5 10 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.60%) Packer
6 9 (3.60%) WMI
7 7 (2.80%) SCOM
8 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (2.40%) SCVMM
9 5 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.80%) WSUS
11 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.40%) Graphite
11 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 88 (35.20%) Microsoft
2 65 (26.00%) VMware
3 32 (12.80%) Citrix
4 19 (7.60%) Cisco
5 15 (6.00%) Oracle
6 13 (5.20%) Google
7 9 (3.60%) HP
7 9 (3.60%) MKS
8 8 (3.20%) Wyse
9 7 (2.80%) CA
9 7 (2.80%) Ivanti
9 7 (2.80%) McAfee
10 6 (2.40%) Apple
11 4 (1.60%) Juniper
11 4 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.60%) Splunk
11 4 (1.60%) Veeam
12 3 (1.20%) IBM
12 3 (1.20%) iManage
12 3 (1.20%) NetApp