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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 19 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.65% 2.67% 3.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.64% 6.45% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +10.25%
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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
22 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.47% 41.33% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 5
Average daily rate £275 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% -20.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £363 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Change Control
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 2 (22.22%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) SMS
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Control
1 2 (22.22%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco