The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 57 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.52% 1.67% 2.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.65% 9.93% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £288 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £375 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.46 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -25.58%
Windows Server 2008
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Operating Systems Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
183 141 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.91% 16.81% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 84 42
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 20
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.50 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bristol region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Bristol region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 19 (63.33%) VMware
5 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (50.00%) Citrix
7 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
8 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
9 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
10 8 (26.67%) SCCM
11 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
12 6 (20.00%) Lync
12 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (20.00%) Finance
12 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 6 (20.00%) MS Office
12 6 (20.00%) ITIL
13 5 (16.67%) DNS
13 5 (16.67%) Cisco
13 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
13 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
13 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (13.33%) Degree
14 4 (13.33%) Office 365
14 4 (13.33%) Identity Management
14 4 (13.33%) VPN
14 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
14 4 (13.33%) Avaya

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (20.00%) Lync
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) VoIP
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Intranet
4 1 (3.33%) MPLS
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) Wireless
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Law
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Administrator
3 5 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) IT Technician
7 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
5 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.33%) Identity Management
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
1 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.00%) BitLocker
4 3 (10.00%) XenApp
4 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.67%) Xen
6 1 (3.33%) vSphere
6 1 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.67%) ARCserve
3 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) VMware
2 15 (50.00%) Citrix
3 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) Avaya
5 4 (13.33%) Symantec
6 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.00%) AppSense
6 3 (10.00%) CA
6 3 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) Wyse
7 2 (6.67%) Adobe
7 2 (6.67%) Lotus
8 1 (3.33%) McAfee
8 1 (3.33%) LogLogic
8 1 (3.33%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (3.33%) Meraki
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
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