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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 38 16 42
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.50% 7.95% 2.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.08% 21.23% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 3
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£425 £203 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+109.87% -54.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £130 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.25 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% -1.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
130 146 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 26.75% 37.44% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 70 67
Average daily rate £400 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -65.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £12.50 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.10 £42.50
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 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 21 April 2015.

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
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 21 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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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 -1 6 £175 +7.69% 2
Cheltenham -15 6 £425 +7.59% 4
Cirencester - 1 - - 1
Stroud - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (82.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (58.62%) VMware
4 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
5 12 (41.38%) Citrix
6 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (34.48%) SQL
7 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
9 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
9 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
11 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
12 5 (17.24%) DHCP
12 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
12 5 (17.24%) XenApp
12 5 (17.24%) vSphere
12 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
12 5 (17.24%) Finance
13 4 (13.79%) Migration
13 4 (13.79%) Clustering
13 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
13 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
13 4 (13.79%) Linux
13 4 (13.79%) HP
13 4 (13.79%) SAN
13 4 (13.79%) ISA Server
13 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
14 3 (10.34%) Internet

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
1 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) DHCP
2 4 (13.79%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) Internet
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) DNS
4 2 (6.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) WinRunner
1 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
1 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Server Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) DBA
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.90%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) PDA
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (82.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.79%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.90%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Migration
1 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
1 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
2 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) Software Deployment
3 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
3 2 (6.90%) Scrum
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
2 2 (6.90%) VBScript
2 2 (6.90%) VB
2 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.90%) C
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.90%) CCA
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) MCP
4 2 (6.90%) CCEE
4 2 (6.90%) CCAA
4 2 (6.90%) VCP5
5 1 (3.45%) MCSA
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
5 1 (3.45%) MCITP
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (17.24%) XenApp
4 5 (17.24%) vSphere
5 4 (13.79%) ISA Server
6 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
7 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
7 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
2 1 (3.45%) Netcool
2 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 12 (41.38%) Citrix
3 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.79%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) EMC
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) Websense
5 2 (6.90%) Juniper
5 2 (6.90%) NetApp
5 2 (6.90%) Veritas
6 1 (3.45%) Lotus
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) Remedy
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee
6 1 (3.45%) Sophos
6 1 (3.45%) Acronis
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