The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 25 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.22% 4.08% 9.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.41% 13.95% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate - £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
37 43 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 41.11% 29.25% 46.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 29
Average daily rate £300 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £384 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.25 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cheltenham region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cheltenham region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) RHCE
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Firmware
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Kernel Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Unix

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) RHCE
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Firmware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat