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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 46 9 50
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +41
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 35 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.76% 12.20% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.04% 33.33% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 1
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£328 £283 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.92% +76.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £24.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
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
149 105 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 29.16% 36.59% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 34 72
Average daily rate £375 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £400 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £28.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -19 3 £280 +1.81% 3
Cheltenham -19 2 £504 +55.04% 2
Cirencester - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (44.68%) Security Cleared
3 20 (42.55%) VMware
4 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
5 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
6 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
6 14 (29.79%) Citrix
7 11 (23.40%) Remedy
7 11 (23.40%) SharePoint
7 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
7 11 (23.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (21.28%) XenApp
8 10 (21.28%) ITIL
9 9 (19.15%) Windows XP
9 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
9 9 (19.15%) vSphere
10 8 (17.02%) SCCM
10 8 (17.02%) DHCP
10 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
10 8 (17.02%) Military
10 8 (17.02%) Firewall
10 8 (17.02%) MCTS
11 7 (14.89%) Service Management
11 7 (14.89%) DNS
11 7 (14.89%) WAN
11 7 (14.89%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (23.40%) SharePoint
1 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
1 11 (23.40%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.38%) IIS
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.38%) Lync
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
2 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) DHCP
1 8 (17.02%) Firewall
2 7 (14.89%) DNS
2 7 (14.89%) WAN
2 7 (14.89%) LAN
3 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.38%) Internet
4 3 (6.38%) VPN
4 3 (6.38%) SMS
5 2 (4.26%) SAN
6 1 (2.13%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.13%) MPLS
6 1 (2.13%) BGP
6 1 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.13%) Network Security
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MSI
2 1 (2.13%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (17.02%) Military
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Publishing
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Administrator
2 8 (17.02%) Consultant
3 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Server Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.51%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Security Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Citrix Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) PDA
3 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (19.15%) Windows XP
4 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.64%) UNIX
6 4 (8.51%) Linux
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.13%) AIX
9 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
3 7 (14.89%) Service Management
4 4 (8.51%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.26%) Scrum
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.13%) Change Management
7 1 (2.13%) Migration
7 1 (2.13%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.13%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.13%) Project Management
7 1 (2.13%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.13%) Change Control
7 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.13%) Coaching
7 1 (2.13%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) Java
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.26%) Perl
3 2 (4.26%) C
3 2 (4.26%) VBScript
3 2 (4.26%) VB
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
4 8 (17.02%) MCTS
5 7 (14.89%) MCSE
6 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) VCP5
7 2 (4.26%) CCEE
7 2 (4.26%) CCAA
7 2 (4.26%) MCP
7 2 (4.26%) CCA
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.26%) MCITP
8 1 (2.13%) Degree
8 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.13%) CCSP
8 1 (2.13%) CCNP
8 1 (2.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (21.28%) XenApp
4 9 (19.15%) vSphere
5 7 (14.89%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.26%) ISA Server
7 2 (4.26%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.26%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) Netcool
4 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) VMware
2 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) Citrix
3 11 (23.40%) Remedy
4 6 (12.77%) HP
5 4 (8.51%) McAfee
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco
6 2 (4.26%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) AppSense
7 1 (2.13%) Veritas
7 1 (2.13%) F5