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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 65 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.80% 0.92% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.73% 6.78% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Average daily rate
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£225 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £410 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £480 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
148 118 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.89% 13.53% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 69 53
Average daily rate £385 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £459 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.72 £17.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
4 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 6 (35.29%) DNS
8 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
9 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
9 4 (23.53%) MS Office
9 4 (23.53%) DHCP
9 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
9 4 (23.53%) Firewall
9 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (23.53%) Android
9 4 (23.53%) iPhone
9 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
10 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
10 3 (17.65%) Citrix
11 2 (11.76%) VPN
11 2 (11.76%) HP
11 2 (11.76%) Intel
11 2 (11.76%) Avaya
11 2 (11.76%) Juniper
11 2 (11.76%) SAN
11 2 (11.76%) SLA
11 2 (11.76%) WAN
11 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (23.53%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) DHCP
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
1 4 (23.53%) iPhone
2 2 (11.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 4 (23.53%) Android
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
1 2 (11.76%) Change Management
1 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
1 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
1 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCP
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCTS
1 1 (5.88%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Avaya
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) IronPort
3 2 (11.76%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (11.76%) Veeam
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Intel
3 2 (11.76%) RightFax
4 1 (5.88%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) LogLogic
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Lotus
4 1 (5.88%) McAfee
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