The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 18 April 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 Dorset 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 22 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.80% 0.54% 4.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.92% 2.22% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate £425 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
79 45 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 34.50% 24.32% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 36
Average daily rate £425 £213 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -40.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £118 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £141.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 18 April 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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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
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Bournemouth -2 4 £438 - 2
Wimborne - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) vSphere
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) NHS
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
8 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
8 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (16.67%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) Migration
8 2 (16.67%) SCCM
8 2 (16.67%) XenApp
8 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (16.67%) Lync
8 2 (16.67%) Office 365
8 2 (16.67%) Sun
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) EMC

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DTS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) VCP5
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) vSphere
4 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (16.67%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Sun
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £37500 - £40000 per annum + £6,000 car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago