The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.35% 4.82% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.84% 14.10% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
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£258 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 Dorset region.

Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
62 78 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 27.80% 34.21% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 41 20
Average daily rate £255 £425 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £108 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 7
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -44.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £141.50
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 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
Poole -6 2 £258 - 1
Bournemouth +2 1 £500 +14.28% 4
Wimborne - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 6 (60.00%) LAN
5 6 (60.00%) WAN
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (50.00%) ITIL
7 4 (40.00%) Clustering
7 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (40.00%) SCCM
7 4 (40.00%) SCOM
8 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 2 (20.00%) HP
9 2 (20.00%) Dell
9 2 (20.00%) VMware
10 1 (10.00%) Banking
10 1 (10.00%) Retail
10 1 (10.00%) Lync
10 1 (10.00%) MCITP
10 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (10.00%) NAS
10 1 (10.00%) XenApp
10 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) LAN
1 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Wintel Support
3 3 (30.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
1 4 (40.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix