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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.51% 1.97% 1.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.78% 11.49% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 6
Average daily rate
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£228 £323 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.45% -9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.41% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
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
180 148 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.42% 17.15% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 112 42
Average daily rate £370 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £27.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 17 (51.52%) VMware
5 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 11 (33.33%) SCCM
7 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 11 (33.33%) Citrix
7 11 (33.33%) ITIL
8 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
9 8 (24.24%) Windows XP
9 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
10 7 (21.21%) Cisco
11 6 (18.18%) MS Office
11 6 (18.18%) Finance
11 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
11 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (18.18%) Lync
12 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
12 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
12 5 (15.15%) SAN
13 4 (12.12%) HP
13 4 (12.12%) DNS
13 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
13 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
13 4 (12.12%) Replication
13 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) Lync
3 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) Kerberos
3 3 (9.09%) VPN
3 3 (9.09%) LDAP
3 3 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) VoIP
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) Intranet
4 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) DB2
1 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (21.21%) Administrator
4 6 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Field Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) SQL DBA
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Server Administrator
8 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) DBA
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Replication
3 3 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 3 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 8 (24.24%) Windows XP
6 3 (9.09%) UNIX
6 3 (9.09%) Linux
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
4 3 (9.09%) CAD
4 3 (9.09%) DevOps
4 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.03%) High Availability
6 1 (3.03%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
1 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) MCDBA
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
1 3 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
5 3 (9.09%) XenApp
5 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 3 (9.09%) BitLocker
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (6.06%) Xen
7 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (9.09%) FreeIPA
3 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.03%) SCDPM
4 1 (3.03%) ARCserve
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) VMware
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) Citrix
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco
4 4 (12.12%) HP
4 4 (12.12%) NetApp
4 4 (12.12%) Symantec
5 3 (9.09%) Wyse
5 3 (9.09%) EMC
5 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 3 (9.09%) CA
5 3 (9.09%) AppSense
6 1 (3.03%) Meraki
6 1 (3.03%) CommVault
6 1 (3.03%) Lotus
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Avaya
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Adobe
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago