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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
-38 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 19 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.18% 3.18% 4.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.41% 19.19% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £203 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.49% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £165 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £360 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £11.25 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
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
222 99 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 21.89% 16.58% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 42 81
Average daily rate £375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £163 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.90 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 23 October 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 23 October 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (36.67%) VMware
8 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (26.67%) DNS
10 7 (23.33%) Windows XP
10 7 (23.33%) Blackberry
10 7 (23.33%) Android
10 7 (23.33%) iPhone
10 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
10 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (16.67%) RightFax
11 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
11 5 (16.67%) Finance
11 5 (16.67%) Change Management
11 5 (16.67%) EMC
11 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 4 (13.33%) ITIL
12 4 (13.33%) Intel
12 4 (13.33%) Citrix
12 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (13.33%) Juniper
12 4 (13.33%) SAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (13.33%) Lync
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.67%) IIS
5 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) SAN
2 4 (13.33%) WAN
3 3 (10.00%) DHCP
4 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) Wireless
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Messaging Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Data Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) WebCenter
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Blackberry
1 7 (23.33%) iPhone
2 4 (13.33%) iPad
3 3 (10.00%) Economics
3 3 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (23.33%) Windows XP
4 7 (23.33%) Android
5 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.00%) Linux
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Change Management
2 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) MCP
2 2 (6.67%) MCITP
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) XenApp
4 3 (10.00%) vSphere
4 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.33%) XenServer
6 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Backup Exec
2 3 (10.00%) Netcool
2 3 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) RightFax
3 5 (16.67%) EMC
4 4 (13.33%) Intel
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Juniper
4 4 (13.33%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) IronPort
5 2 (6.67%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Symantec
5 2 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (6.67%) Veeam
5 2 (6.67%) Meru Networks
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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