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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.06% 2.92% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.78% 18.27% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £166 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £393 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -9.34%
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
173 104 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 18.37% 15.98% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 56 72
Average daily rate £388 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 23
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.26 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 1 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 1 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (46.15%) MS Exchange
6 9 (34.62%) VMware
6 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (30.77%) DNS
8 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
9 5 (19.23%) Android
9 5 (19.23%) iPhone
9 5 (19.23%) RightFax
9 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
9 5 (19.23%) Change Management
9 5 (19.23%) EMC
9 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
9 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
10 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 4 (15.38%) Intel
10 4 (15.38%) Citrix
10 4 (15.38%) HP
10 4 (15.38%) Cisco
10 4 (15.38%) WAN
10 4 (15.38%) Finance
10 4 (15.38%) Project Management
10 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
10 4 (15.38%) iPad

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 12 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (15.38%) Lync
4 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) Wireless
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) SSH
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Support
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%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
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%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (3.85%) WebCenter
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) iPhone
1 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
2 4 (15.38%) iPad
3 3 (11.54%) Clustering
3 3 (11.54%) Economics
4 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (19.23%) Android
4 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
6 3 (11.54%) Linux
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Change Management
2 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
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 2 (7.69%) SLA
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) vSphere
4 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.85%) XenServer
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
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 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) RightFax
3 5 (19.23%) EMC
4 4 (15.38%) Intel
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) IronPort
5 2 (7.69%) Juniper
5 2 (7.69%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) Meru Networks
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle