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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 54 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.96% 1.93% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.18% 13.04% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 18
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£323 £356 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +10.52%
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
152 92 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.51% 14.81% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 44 70
Average daily rate £375 £314 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.52% +19.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.94 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
4 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (42.31%) VMware
6 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
7 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco
10 6 (23.08%) Citrix
11 5 (19.23%) EMC
11 5 (19.23%) DNS
11 5 (19.23%) XenApp
12 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
12 4 (15.38%) vSphere
12 4 (15.38%) Lync
12 4 (15.38%) WAN
12 4 (15.38%) HP
12 4 (15.38%) Linux
12 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
12 4 (15.38%) ITIL
12 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
12 4 (15.38%) Project Management
13 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (11.54%) Netcool

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (15.38%) Lync
5 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
6 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (7.69%) IIS
6 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
7 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
4 2 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (3.85%) SSH
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Support
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Data Manager
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Project Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (3.85%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Economics
2 3 (11.54%) iPhone
3 2 (7.69%) iPad
4 1 (3.85%) PDA
4 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 4 (15.38%) Linux
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.54%) Android
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.69%) UNIX
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
1 4 (15.38%) Project Management
2 3 (11.54%) Change Management
2 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) MCITP
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (19.23%) XenApp
5 4 (15.38%) vSphere
6 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
7 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Netcool
1 3 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 6 (23.08%) Citrix
4 5 (19.23%) EMC
5 4 (15.38%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) RightFax
7 2 (7.69%) Meru Networks
7 2 (7.69%) Intel
7 2 (7.69%) IronPort
7 2 (7.69%) Juniper
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.69%) Apple
7 2 (7.69%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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