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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 47 63 39
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.36% 0.67% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.80% 5.08% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 7
Average daily rate
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£245 £437 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.96% +68.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £427 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £447 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -20.45%
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
164 118 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 18.45% 13.14% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 57 56
Average daily rate £320 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 27
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £20.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 14 (53.85%) VMware
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (42.31%) Citrix
6 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
7 10 (38.46%) Windows XP
7 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (26.92%) SCCM
10 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
10 6 (23.08%) Lync
10 6 (23.08%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 6 (23.08%) MS Office
10 6 (23.08%) DNS
11 5 (19.23%) VPN
11 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (15.38%) Symantec
12 4 (15.38%) Identity Management
12 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
12 4 (15.38%) Degree
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco
12 4 (15.38%) ITIL
12 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
12 4 (15.38%) Avaya
12 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
13 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (23.08%) Lync
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) VPN
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Law
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) IT Technician
5 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Thin Client
1 3 (11.54%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (38.46%) Windows XP
4 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
1 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
1 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
1 4 (15.38%) Identity Management
2 1 (3.85%) Migration
2 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
2 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 3 (11.54%) XenApp
5 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
5 3 (11.54%) BitLocker
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (7.69%) Xen
7 1 (3.85%) vSphere
7 1 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (7.69%) ARCserve
3 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) Citrix
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) Avaya
4 4 (15.38%) Symantec
5 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.54%) Wyse
5 3 (11.54%) AppSense
5 3 (11.54%) CA
5 3 (11.54%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) Adobe
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus
7 1 (3.85%) LogLogic
7 1 (3.85%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) Meraki
7 1 (3.85%) McAfee
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