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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 66 54
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.67% 0.71% 1.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.52% 4.17% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Average daily rate £263 £200 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £140 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £278 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
147 144 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.54% 16.92% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 109 61
Average daily rate £325 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £155 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £493 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £31.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 15 (46.88%) VMware
5 14 (43.75%) Windows Server
6 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
7 12 (37.50%) SAN
7 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
8 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (31.25%) NetApp
8 10 (31.25%) HP
8 10 (31.25%) ITIL
9 8 (25.00%) Unix
9 8 (25.00%) Kerberos
9 8 (25.00%) Linux
9 8 (25.00%) LDAP
9 8 (25.00%) EMC
9 8 (25.00%) CAD
9 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 8 (25.00%) SCCM
9 8 (25.00%) Replication
9 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (25.00%) DevOps
9 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (25.00%) FreeIPA
10 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
11 5 (15.63%) DNS
11 5 (15.63%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.25%) Apache
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.13%) IIS
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) SAN
2 8 (25.00%) Kerberos
2 8 (25.00%) LDAP
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
4 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.38%) DHCP
5 3 (9.38%) VPN
6 1 (3.13%) Firewall
6 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.13%) NAS
6 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.13%) VLAN
6 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (3.13%) Back Office
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (15.63%) Administrator
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Field Service Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.13%) Database Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Exchange Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) IT Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) DHTML
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 8 (25.00%) Replication
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 4 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
3 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 8 (25.00%) Linux
5 8 (25.00%) Unix
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) CAD
2 8 (25.00%) DevOps
2 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) High Availability
5 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.13%) Presales
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
3 5 (15.63%) XenDesktop
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (12.50%) XenApp
5 2 (6.25%) BitLocker
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) FreeIPA
1 8 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (6.25%) SCDPM
2 2 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) VMware
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (31.25%) HP
3 10 (31.25%) NetApp
4 8 (25.00%) EMC
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco
6 4 (12.50%) AppSense
6 4 (12.50%) CA
6 4 (12.50%) Citrix
6 4 (12.50%) Dell
6 4 (12.50%) Symantec
6 4 (12.50%) Wyse
7 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.25%) CommVault
7 2 (6.25%) Polycom
8 1 (3.13%) Altiris
8 1 (3.13%) Google
8 1 (3.13%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (3.13%) ProCurve