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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 30 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.05% 1.34% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.17% 4.55% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £504 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +39.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.95% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
46 44 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 48.42% 29.53% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 3
Average daily rate £400 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £275 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £678 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £39.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft