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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 58 64 38
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.91% 0.81% 3.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.04% 5.74% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 9
Average daily rate
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£225 £450 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £425 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £480 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
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 £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
154 122 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.30% 14.19% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 72 60
Average daily rate £356 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £290 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £11.55 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £20.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
5 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (45.83%) VMware
6 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 8 (33.33%) Citrix
7 8 (33.33%) Windows XP
8 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (20.83%) MS Office
10 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 4 (16.67%) DHCP
10 4 (16.67%) Avaya
10 4 (16.67%) Firewall
10 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
11 3 (12.50%) SCCM
11 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
11 3 (12.50%) Finance
11 3 (12.50%) Law
11 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
11 3 (12.50%) DNS
11 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 3 (12.50%) ITIL
12 2 (8.33%) WAN
12 2 (8.33%) VPN
12 2 (8.33%) HP
12 2 (8.33%) Juniper
12 2 (8.33%) SAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
2 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DHCP
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) VPN
3 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) iPhone
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
1 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) ARCserve
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) Citrix
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) Avaya
5 2 (8.33%) Juniper
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (8.33%) Veeam
6 1 (4.17%) LogLogic
6 1 (4.17%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) Meraki
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) Adobe
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Lotus
6 1 (4.17%) McAfee
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