The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Gloucestershire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 15 42 54
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 8.02% 1.83% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.69% 4.92% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
Average daily rate £203 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.94% +28.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £210 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% -9.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
145 122 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 38.77% 37.20% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 119
Average daily rate £350 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 6
Average hourly rate £13.75 £42.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.26% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £42.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
South West

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +1 11 £395 -12.22% 2
Gloucester - 11 £163 - 1
Tewkesbury - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (56.06%) Microsoft
3 35 (53.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (51.52%) VMware
5 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 26 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (37.88%) MS Exchange
8 24 (36.36%) SQL Server
9 22 (33.33%) SCCM
10 19 (28.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (28.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (25.76%) DHCP
12 16 (24.24%) Windows XP
12 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
12 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (22.73%) SQL
14 14 (21.21%) Migration
15 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
15 13 (19.70%) WSUS
15 13 (19.70%) DNS
15 13 (19.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 12 (18.18%) Citrix
17 11 (16.67%) XenApp
17 11 (16.67%) Firewall
18 9 (13.64%) Network Security
19 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
19 7 (10.61%) Finance
19 7 (10.61%) SMS
19 7 (10.61%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (37.88%) MS Exchange
2 19 (28.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.52%) Lync
6 1 (1.52%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) MS Office
3 2 (3.03%) MS Project
3 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) DHCP
2 13 (19.70%) DNS
3 11 (16.67%) Firewall
4 9 (13.64%) Network Security
5 7 (10.61%) SMS
6 6 (9.09%) VPN
7 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (4.55%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.55%) MPLS
8 3 (4.55%) BGP
9 2 (3.03%) SAN
9 2 (3.03%) FTP
10 1 (1.52%) SMTP
10 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (28.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.03%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) PVCS
1 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Server Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) SCCM Specialist
4 11 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
5 8 (12.12%) Support Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (6.06%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.55%) Administrator
9 3 (4.55%) Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) SCCM Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) SCCM Administrator
10 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) XML
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.52%) CSS
3 1 (1.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Client/Server
1 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
1 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
1 3 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.52%) iPhone
2 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (53.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (24.24%) Windows XP
3 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Migration
2 5 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (7.58%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (7.58%) ITIL
3 3 (4.55%) Project Management
4 2 (3.03%) Change Management
4 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.03%) Database Security
5 1 (1.52%) Email Management
5 1 (1.52%) Information Security
5 1 (1.52%) Performance Management
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (1.52%) ITSM
5 1 (1.52%) Security Management
5 1 (1.52%) Workflow
5 1 (1.52%) Service Management
5 1 (1.52%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.52%) VB
4 1 (1.52%) XQuery
4 1 (1.52%) XPath
4 1 (1.52%) C#
4 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.58%) CCNP
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.55%) CCSP
5 2 (3.03%) MCSM
5 2 (3.03%) CCNA
5 2 (3.03%) MCP
5 2 (3.03%) MCSE
5 2 (3.03%) MCSA
5 2 (3.03%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.03%) MCTS
5 2 (3.03%) MCITP
5 2 (3.03%) CCENT
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (16.67%) XenApp
4 5 (7.58%) VMware ESX
4 5 (7.58%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.58%) vSphere
5 4 (6.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.55%) XenServer
6 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (33.33%) SCCM
2 13 (19.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 13 (19.70%) WSUS
3 4 (6.06%) SCOM
4 3 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.52%) MOM
Vendors
1 37 (56.06%) Microsoft
2 34 (51.52%) VMware
3 12 (18.18%) Citrix
4 6 (9.09%) AppSense
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco
6 3 (4.55%) HP
6 3 (4.55%) Apple
6 3 (4.55%) Symantec
6 3 (4.55%) McAfee
7 2 (3.03%) Sun
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle
7 2 (3.03%) Sybase
8 1 (1.52%) Trustwave
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