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 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.08% 9.57% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.63% 21.57% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
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£425 £395 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -12.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -16.66%
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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
41 51 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 27.89% 44.35% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 14
Average daily rate £425 £350 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £175 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) COM
5 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
5 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (12.50%) Netcool
6 1 (12.50%) McAfee
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
1 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCTS
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Netcool
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) VMware