The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 25 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 7.58% 2.88% 4.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.09% 10.84% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £263 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -41.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £187 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £286 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.75 £15.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.87% -10.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
Windows Server 2008
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Operating Systems Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
89 83 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 26.97% 26.60% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 52 20
Average daily rate £375 £294 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -12.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Devon region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Devon region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Devon region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Devon region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +17 10 £170 -
Plymouth -6 10 £350 +29.62% 3
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
6 11 (34.38%) VMware
6 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (28.13%) Migration
8 9 (28.13%) Citrix
9 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (21.88%) Office 365
11 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
12 5 (15.63%) vSphere
12 5 (15.63%) SAN
12 5 (15.63%) MS Office
12 5 (15.63%) ITIL
12 5 (15.63%) Time Management
13 4 (12.50%) UNIX
13 4 (12.50%) VPN
13 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
14 3 (9.38%) XenApp
14 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
14 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
14 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
14 3 (9.38%) Symantec.cloud
14 3 (9.38%) Server Hardening
14 3 (9.38%) Symantec
14 3 (9.38%) NHS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
2 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.13%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Symantec.cloud
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) SAN
2 4 (12.50%) VPN
3 3 (9.38%) VLAN
4 2 (6.25%) DNS
4 2 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (9.38%) Financial Institution
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (12.50%) Analyst
1 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
1 4 (12.50%) Server Engineer
1 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (9.38%) Administrator
2 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Migration Technician
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.13%) PC Support
4 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Statistics
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.50%) UNIX
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Time Management
3 3 (9.38%) Kanban
3 3 (9.38%) Server Hardening
3 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.38%) Scrum
3 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) CRM
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) VCP5
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) MCSA
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) vSphere
4 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.38%) XenApp
5 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Nessus
2 2 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) Citrix
4 3 (9.38%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Symantec
5 2 (6.25%) Veeam
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) Novell
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) IBM