The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Devon 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 2.66% 7.24% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.46% 39.29% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.23 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 28 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 19.77% 18.42% 33.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 27
Average daily rate £250 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £448 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £17.23 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.23 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
South West

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
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 25 July 2014. 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
Plymouth +5 5 £250 -41.17%
Exeter -13 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) MS Office
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
5 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (29.41%) vSphere
6 5 (29.41%) DHCP
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
7 4 (23.53%) Citrix
7 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (23.53%) Office 365
8 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) MCSE
9 2 (11.76%) ITIL
9 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
9 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
9 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
9 2 (11.76%) HP
9 2 (11.76%) Compaq
9 2 (11.76%) Dell
9 2 (11.76%) Scrum
9 2 (11.76%) XenApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DHCP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Scrum
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Kanban
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Management
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) vSphere
3 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Compaq
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
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