The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 24 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 3.06% 1.48% 12.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.65% 5.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
Windows Server 2008
Devon

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Exeter region.

Operating Systems Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
17 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 17.35% 29.63% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 6
Average daily rate £255 £250 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
6 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (16.67%) Office 365
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Intune
6 1 (16.67%) NAS
6 1 (16.67%) XenApp
6 1 (16.67%) XenServer
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (16.67%) iSCSI

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DHCP
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) PC Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco