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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 35 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 7.59% 5.98% 5.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.91% 20.83% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 9
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£330 £285 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £216 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £313 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £190.00 £19.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+900.00% +40.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
117 72 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 25.38% 28.69% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 20 55
Average daily rate £340 £285 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £355 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 10
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.88 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £35.00 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 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
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 17 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 14 £300 +37.93% 2
Cheltenham -4 4 £275 - 3
Cirencester - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 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 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (58.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (38.00%) VMware
4 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (30.00%) Citrix
7 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (26.00%) SharePoint
7 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
8 12 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (22.00%) LAN
9 11 (22.00%) WAN
9 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
10 10 (20.00%) DNS
11 9 (18.00%) Service Delivery
11 9 (18.00%) Firewall
11 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
12 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
12 8 (16.00%) vSphere
12 8 (16.00%) Military
12 8 (16.00%) Remedy
12 8 (16.00%) HP
12 8 (16.00%) Cisco
13 7 (14.00%) VPN
13 7 (14.00%) DHCP
13 7 (14.00%) Backup Exec
13 7 (14.00%) MCTS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 13 (26.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (24.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.00%) Lync
5 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Office
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) LAN
1 11 (22.00%) WAN
1 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (20.00%) DNS
3 9 (18.00%) Firewall
4 7 (14.00%) VPN
4 7 (14.00%) DHCP
5 4 (8.00%) IPv4
5 4 (8.00%) IPv6
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.00%) Network Security
7 2 (4.00%) MPLS
7 2 (4.00%) BGP
7 2 (4.00%) SAN
8 1 (2.00%) Wireless
8 1 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (16.00%) Military
2 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Consultant
3 8 (16.00%) Server Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Administrator
5 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.00%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) Security Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) iPad
2 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (4.00%) Clustering
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (58.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.00%) UNIX
5 5 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Service Management
3 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (6.00%) Change Control
4 3 (6.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (6.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.00%) Project Management
5 2 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
1 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) MCTS
4 3 (6.00%) CCNP
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.00%) MCSE
4 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) CCSP
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) MCITP
6 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.00%) vSphere
3 7 (14.00%) XenApp
4 6 (12.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (12.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Backup Exec
2 6 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (8.00%) WSUS
4 2 (4.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.00%) MOM
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) VMware
2 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.00%) Citrix
4 8 (16.00%) Remedy
4 8 (16.00%) HP
4 8 (16.00%) Cisco
5 6 (12.00%) McAfee
6 4 (8.00%) Apple
7 2 (4.00%) Symantec
7 2 (4.00%) NetApp
8 1 (2.00%) IBM
8 1 (2.00%) F5
8 1 (2.00%) AppSense
8 1 (2.00%) Lumension
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