The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.51% 5.70% 5.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.27% 18.84% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 9
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£330 £308 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £287 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +48.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +10.52%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
118 69 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 24.79% 30.26% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 60
Average daily rate £350 £150 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £130 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 6
Average hourly rate £24.50 £19.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.94% +40.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £13.25 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.75 £35.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -4 14 £275 -3.50% 2
Cheltenham -5 3 £338 +3.84% 1
Stroud - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (45.83%) VMware
4 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
6 16 (33.33%) Citrix
7 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
8 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
9 10 (20.83%) DNS
9 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (18.75%) vSphere
10 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (18.75%) Firewall
11 8 (16.67%) Cisco
11 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (16.67%) HP
11 8 (16.67%) VPN
11 8 (16.67%) SharePoint
11 8 (16.67%) LAN
11 8 (16.67%) WAN
11 8 (16.67%) XenApp
12 7 (14.58%) XenDesktop
12 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
12 7 (14.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (14.58%) DHCP
12 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
12 7 (14.58%) Backup Exec
13 6 (12.50%) VMware ESX
13 6 (12.50%) Web Services

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 7 (14.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (4.17%) IIS
7 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.08%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Office
2 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
2 10 (20.83%) DNS
3 9 (18.75%) Firewall
4 8 (16.67%) VPN
4 8 (16.67%) LAN
4 8 (16.67%) WAN
5 7 (14.58%) DHCP
6 4 (8.33%) IPv4
6 4 (8.33%) IPv6
6 4 (8.33%) Network Security
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.17%) SAN
8 2 (4.17%) MPLS
8 2 (4.17%) BGP
9 1 (2.08%) Wireless
9 1 (2.08%) BIG-IP
9 1 (2.08%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Military
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Server Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) iPad
2 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.42%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.17%) UNIX
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
2 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (10.42%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (6.25%) Change Control
3 3 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 3 (6.25%) Service Management
3 3 (6.25%) ITIL
3 3 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
4 2 (4.17%) Project Management
4 2 (4.17%) Migration
4 2 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) SQL
1 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) MCTS
5 3 (6.25%) CCNP
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.17%) CCSP
6 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) MCSE
7 1 (2.08%) MCITP
7 1 (2.08%) Degree
7 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
1 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.75%) vSphere
4 8 (16.67%) XenApp
5 7 (14.58%) XenDesktop
6 6 (12.50%) VMware ESX
7 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Backup Exec
2 4 (8.33%) WSUS
2 4 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.08%) MOM
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) VMware
2 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 16 (33.33%) Citrix
4 8 (16.67%) HP
4 8 (16.67%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) Apple
6 4 (8.33%) McAfee
7 3 (6.25%) Remedy
8 2 (4.17%) AppSense
8 2 (4.17%) Symantec
8 2 (4.17%) NetApp
9 1 (2.08%) IBM
9 1 (2.08%) F5
9 1 (2.08%) Lumension
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