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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.16% 4.35% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.09% 10.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -19.51%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 48 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 34.19% 41.74% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 9
Average daily rate £425 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £120 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 2 June 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Clustering
4 3 (33.33%) MCTS
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Firmware
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (33.33%) vSphere
4 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Consultant
2 4 (44.44%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
1 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
2 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCTS
1 3 (33.33%) MCITP
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) Firmware
1 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 3 (33.33%) vSphere
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) TOWER Software