Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 226 232 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.45% 13.29% 11.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.16% 64.27% 64.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 154 111
Bristol median daily rate £270 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £125 £128 £125
90th Percentile £450 £519 £488
South West median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -7.69% - +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 39
Bristol median hourly rate £15.13 £13.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.15% -17.19% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.50 £11.70
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £23.75
South West median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% -15.15% +1.54%

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 382 361 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.35% 20.68% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 242 204
Bristol median daily rate £340 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £146 £150 £133
90th Percentile £510 £556 £513
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 40
Bristol median hourly rate £15.38 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.14% +9.38% +12.28%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £11.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.93 £23.75
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.72% -12.83% +4.82%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Windows.

1 105 (46.46%) Active Directory
2 79 (34.96%) Microsoft
2 79 (34.96%) Windows Server
3 57 (25.22%) Windows 7
4 54 (23.89%) Linux
5 50 (22.12%) Windows 10
6 48 (21.24%) Office 365
7 45 (19.91%) VMware
8 43 (19.03%) Firewall
9 39 (17.26%) Microsoft Office
10 30 (13.27%) ITIL
10 30 (13.27%) Security Cleared
11 29 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (12.39%) Cisco
12 28 (12.39%) SCCM
13 27 (11.95%) WAN
14 26 (11.50%) LAN
14 26 (11.50%) DNS
15 25 (11.06%) Unix
16 23 (10.18%) Citrix
17 22 (9.73%) DHCP
17 22 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 21 (9.29%) .NET
19 20 (8.85%) SQL Server
19 20 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
19 20 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (8.85%) SC Cleared
20 19 (8.41%) Migration
21 18 (7.96%) Python
21 18 (7.96%) VPN

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 17 (7.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.31%) Skype for Business
3 11 (4.87%) IIS
4 10 (4.42%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.65%) Apache
5 6 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.77%) EPiServer
6 4 (1.77%) JBoss
6 4 (1.77%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.44%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 39 (17.26%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.54%) Houdini
2 8 (3.54%) Maya
2 8 (3.54%) NUKE
2 8 (3.54%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 48 (21.24%) Office 365
2 22 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (19.03%) Firewall
2 27 (11.95%) WAN
3 26 (11.50%) DNS
3 26 (11.50%) LAN
4 22 (9.73%) DHCP
5 18 (7.96%) VPN
6 10 (4.42%) SAN
6 10 (4.42%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.98%) Network Security
7 9 (3.98%) Skype
8 8 (3.54%) VLAN
9 6 (2.65%) Intranet
9 6 (2.65%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.77%) Extranet
10 4 (1.77%) LDAP
10 4 (1.77%) NAS
10 4 (1.77%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.77%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.88%) MySQL
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.44%) Firebird
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.10%) SoapUI
2 4 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.33%) Selenium
3 3 (1.33%) Subversion
4 2 (0.88%) Ant
4 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.88%) GoCD
4 2 (0.88%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.88%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.88%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.88%) TestNG
5 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.44%) Gitweb
5 1 (0.44%) Toad
5 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (7.08%) Finance
1 16 (7.08%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.54%) Legal
3 6 (2.65%) Law
4 4 (1.77%) Electronics
5 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.88%) Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Automotive
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (15.93%) Support Engineer
2 29 (12.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (11.95%) Analyst
3 27 (11.95%) Desktop Support
4 18 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (7.96%) Desktop Engineer
5 17 (7.52%) Developer
6 15 (6.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 14 (6.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 14 (6.19%) Administrator
7 14 (6.19%) Service Analyst
8 13 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (5.75%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (5.31%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (4.87%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (4.42%) Consultant
12 8 (3.54%) Architect
12 8 (3.54%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.29%) .NET
2 11 (4.87%) Web Services
3 9 (3.98%) SOAP
4 6 (2.65%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.65%) Middleware
5 5 (2.21%) CSS
6 4 (1.77%) J2EE
6 4 (1.77%) XML
7 3 (1.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (1.33%) Kafka
7 3 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.33%) REST
7 3 (1.33%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.88%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.88%) SAML
8 2 (0.88%) WPF
9 1 (0.44%) COM
9 1 (0.44%) LINQ
9 1 (0.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.42%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.98%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (3.10%) Animation
3 7 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.10%) Private Cloud
4 6 (2.65%) Clustering
4 6 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.21%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.21%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.21%) iPhone
6 4 (1.77%) Replication
6 4 (1.77%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.33%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.33%) PKI
7 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.33%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.88%) SCADA
8 2 (0.88%) Social Network
8 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 79 (34.96%) Windows Server
2 57 (25.22%) Windows 7
3 54 (23.89%) Linux
4 50 (22.12%) Windows 10
5 29 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (11.06%) Unix
7 18 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (7.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.42%) CentOS
10 9 (3.98%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.54%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.65%) Solaris
12 6 (2.65%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.77%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.33%) Android
15 2 (0.88%) HPUX
15 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.44%) AIX
16 1 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.27%) ITIL
2 19 (8.41%) Migration
3 11 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (3.98%) Analytics
5 9 (3.98%) DevOps
5 9 (3.98%) SDLC
6 8 (3.54%) Change Management
6 8 (3.54%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (3.54%) Risk Management
6 8 (3.54%) Software Engineering
7 7 (3.10%) Data Analytics
7 7 (3.10%) SIEM
7 7 (3.10%) Test Automation
7 7 (3.10%) Time Management
7 7 (3.10%) Visual Effects
8 6 (2.65%) Information Security
8 6 (2.65%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.21%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (2.21%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.96%) Python
2 15 (6.64%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.19%) Shell Script
3 14 (6.19%) SQL
4 13 (5.75%) C#
5 10 (4.42%) Java
6 7 (3.10%) C
6 7 (3.10%) C++
7 4 (1.77%) Perl
8 3 (1.33%) Scala
9 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.88%) F#
9 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.88%) VB
10 1 (0.44%) Korn
10 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.44%) VBA
10 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.87%) Degree
4 9 (3.98%) CISM
4 9 (3.98%) CISSP
5 6 (2.65%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (2.65%) Security+ Certification
6 5 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.33%) CCIE
7 3 (1.33%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.88%) CCNA
8 2 (0.88%) ISEB
8 2 (0.88%) OSCP
8 2 (0.88%) SANS
9 1 (0.44%) CCNP
9 1 (0.44%) Dell Certification
9 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.65%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.65%) SLA
3 2 (0.88%) GDPR
3 2 (0.88%) QA
3 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 105 (46.46%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.42%) Samba
5 9 (3.98%) NFS
6 8 (3.54%) vSphere
6 8 (3.54%) XenApp
7 7 (3.10%) ISA Server
8 6 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.77%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.77%) Docker
10 3 (1.33%) LXC
10 3 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.33%) OpenAM
10 3 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.88%) Firmware
11 2 (0.88%) IAG
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.88%) Xen
12 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 28 (12.39%) SCCM
2 10 (4.42%) SCOM
3 7 (3.10%) Puppet
4 6 (2.65%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.77%) WSUS
6 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.88%) Ansible
7 2 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.88%) Nessus
7 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.88%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.44%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.44%) Nmap
8 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 79 (34.96%) Microsoft
2 45 (19.91%) VMware
3 28 (12.39%) Cisco
4 23 (10.18%) Citrix
5 16 (7.08%) Oracle
6 15 (6.64%) Red Hat
7 11 (4.87%) HP
8 9 (3.98%) Veeam
9 7 (3.10%) IBM
10 5 (2.21%) F5
10 5 (2.21%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.77%) Dell
11 4 (1.77%) Juniper
11 4 (1.77%) Sophos
12 3 (1.33%) BEA
12 3 (1.33%) EMC
12 3 (1.33%) McAfee
12 3 (1.33%) New Relic
12 3 (1.33%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.33%) Veritas