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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 3.45% 6.46% 4.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.27% 32.69% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 1
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£263 £285 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +111.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.23 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -19.04%
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
71 52 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 30.60% 19.77% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 15
Average daily rate £300 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £430 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.84 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -32.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £11.00 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.28 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
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 17 April 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 +4 5 - - 3
Plymouth -9 2 £263 -7.89% 2
Honiton - - - -
Paignton - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (50.00%) Firewall
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 6 (42.86%) VPN
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
8 3 (21.43%) LAN
8 3 (21.43%) WAN
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
8 3 (21.43%) SCCM
8 3 (21.43%) Nessus
8 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) vSphere
9 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (14.29%) F5
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
9 2 (14.29%) WSUS
9 2 (14.29%) WatchGuard
9 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (14.29%) SonicWALL
9 2 (14.29%) Android
9 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
5 1 (7.14%) PBX
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Network Support
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Support
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Network Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Network Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Principle Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Flash
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Kindle
1 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
4 2 (14.29%) Android
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) MCSA
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Nessus
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
3 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) WatchGuard
4 2 (14.29%) SonicWALL
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Sophos
4 2 (14.29%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) Veeam
5 1 (7.14%) Acronis
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Adobe
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix