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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.95% 1.69% 5.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 4.55% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£504 £325 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.04% -35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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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
54 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 35.53% 37.29% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 11
Average daily rate £450 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £115 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £390 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -48.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.80 £30.35 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) XenApp
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (18.18%) Change Control
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) Migration
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 2 (18.18%) WAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
1 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
1 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technology Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (9.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) PDA
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Change Control
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCTS
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) XenApp
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Netcool
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Veritas
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee