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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 64 50 36
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.00% 2.50% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.14% 14.08% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 9
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£179 £320 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.14% -12.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £249 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
Windows Server 2008
South West

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
175 142 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.51% 17.73% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 104 52
Average daily rate £373 £365 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.05% +16.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 3 August 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 3 August 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (58.62%) VMware
4 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (44.83%) Citrix
6 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
7 10 (34.48%) Windows XP
7 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
8 9 (31.03%) SCCM
9 8 (27.59%) ITIL
10 7 (24.14%) MS Office
10 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
11 6 (20.69%) Lync
11 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
11 6 (20.69%) Cisco
11 6 (20.69%) Finance
11 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
12 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
12 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (13.79%) Degree
13 4 (13.79%) Office 365
13 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (13.79%) Identity Management
13 4 (13.79%) Symantec
13 4 (13.79%) SLA
13 4 (13.79%) DNS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (20.69%) Lync
4 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
2 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) LAN
2 3 (10.34%) VPN
3 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.90%) VoIP
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
3 2 (6.90%) SAN
3 2 (6.90%) Intranet
4 1 (3.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
1 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Law
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Administrator
3 5 (17.24%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.34%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Server Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Technician
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (34.48%) Windows XP
4 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.79%) Identity Management
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.45%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) High Availability
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) MCDBA
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 3 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
4 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (10.34%) BitLocker
5 3 (10.34%) XenApp
5 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (6.90%) Xen
7 1 (3.45%) vSphere
7 1 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.90%) ARCserve
3 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 13 (44.83%) Citrix
3 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco
5 4 (13.79%) Symantec
6 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.34%) Wyse
6 3 (10.34%) AppSense
6 3 (10.34%) CA
7 2 (6.90%) NetApp
7 2 (6.90%) Avaya
7 2 (6.90%) Adobe
7 2 (6.90%) HP
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle
8 1 (3.45%) Lotus
8 1 (3.45%) LogLogic
8 1 (3.45%) Meraki
8 1 (3.45%) McAfee