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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 64 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.97% 3.35% 3.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.64% 20.91% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 13
Average daily rate
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£258 £203 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.16% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £165 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £407 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £10.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+7.54% +1.90%
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
194 110 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 21.00% 16.03% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 48 84
Average daily rate £400 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 21
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (44.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (40.00%) VMware
8 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (36.00%) DNS
9 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (28.00%) Android
10 7 (28.00%) iPhone
10 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (28.00%) Blackberry
11 5 (20.00%) DHCP
11 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) RightFax
11 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
12 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
12 4 (16.00%) iPad
12 4 (16.00%) Lync
12 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
12 4 (16.00%) XenApp
12 4 (16.00%) IronPort
12 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
12 4 (16.00%) MS Office
12 4 (16.00%) Intel
12 4 (16.00%) Citrix
12 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 15 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (44.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (16.00%) Lync
5 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
6 1 (4.00%) IIS
6 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) DHCP
3 4 (16.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) Firewall
4 3 (12.00%) LAN
4 3 (12.00%) WAN
5 2 (8.00%) Wireless
6 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Support
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (4.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) iPhone
1 7 (28.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (16.00%) iPad
3 3 (12.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (28.00%) Android
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (12.00%) Linux
8 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (8.00%) Migration
2 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.00%) Change Management
2 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.00%) Project Management
3 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL
3 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) MCITP
2 2 (8.00%) MCSE
2 2 (8.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
3 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (16.00%) XenApp
4 3 (12.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.00%) XenServer
6 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) RightFax
4 4 (16.00%) IronPort
4 4 (16.00%) Intel
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) Juniper
5 3 (12.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (8.00%) Veeam
6 2 (8.00%) Meru Networks
6 2 (8.00%) EMC
6 2 (8.00%) Apple
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle