The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bristol region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 62 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.85% 2.97% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.50% 13.19% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 14
Average daily rate £438 £250 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £174 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £346 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
123 144 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.13% 22.54% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 67 98
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £198 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £417 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 13
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.50 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
South West

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
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
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (52.38%) VMware
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (23.81%) Citrix
7 4 (19.05%) WAN
7 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (19.05%) MS Office
7 4 (19.05%) ITIL
7 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) SCCM
8 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 3 (14.29%) UNIX
8 3 (14.29%) LAN
8 3 (14.29%) VPN
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco
9 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (9.52%) MCSA
9 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
9 2 (9.52%) SQL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) LiveLink
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) SSH
4 1 (4.76%) IPsec
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) DBA
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Server Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Assurance Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) PDA
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.76%) AIX
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) Fault Management
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) DoDAF
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Data Security
4 1 (4.76%) Security Management
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCP
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
3 2 (9.52%) vCloud
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
4 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) VMware
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) Open Text
6 1 (4.76%) McAfee
6 1 (4.76%) Sophos
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) IBM