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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank - 28 27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 1.79% 1.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 7.14% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £258 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -48.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
39 56 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 19.60% 25.00% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 28
Average daily rate £180 £255 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +64.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £163 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 12
Average hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £12.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £39.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
3 5 (71.43%) MS Office
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) vSphere
4 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (57.14%) XenApp
4 4 (57.14%) Patch Management
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
4 4 (57.14%) Data Security
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) Symantec
4 4 (57.14%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) VBScript
4 4 (57.14%) Perl
5 3 (42.86%) C#
5 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) Internet
5 3 (42.86%) Web Development
5 3 (42.86%) WCF

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (28.57%) CMS
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) Acrobat
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) Intranet
3 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) IT Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Web Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Data Security
1 4 (57.14%) Patch Management
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
1 4 (57.14%) VBScript
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) vSphere
2 4 (57.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) Symantec
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) Bomgar