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 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.66% 9.88% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.56% 29.63% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £395 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
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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
39 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.66% 33.33% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 13
Average daily rate £454 £378 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.26% -7.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £227 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £39.00 £19.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -49.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -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 March 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%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (55.56%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) IIS
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) COM
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) WinRunner
1 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) DBA
3 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Security Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Technology Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) PDA
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCTS
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Netcool
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee