The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheltenham region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 19 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.85% 1.12% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.94% 2.86% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-11.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
34 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 28.81% 39.33% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 13
Average daily rate £145 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.38% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £185 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £363 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -34.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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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 23 July 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) SMS
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Office 365
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
8 1 (8.33%) Migration
8 1 (8.33%) iPhone
8 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (8.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (8.33%) MS Office
8 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
8 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
8 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (8.33%) DNS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SMS
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) HP