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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.41% 6.32% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.89% 25.66% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 3
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£150 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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
152 113 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 30.52% 24.62% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 55 19
Average daily rate £350 £340 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +161.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.93% +28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.08 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £145.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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
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 31 August 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 -12 5 £150 -35.13% 2
Cheltenham -5 2 £128 -62.22% 2
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (84.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
5 19 (57.58%) VMware
6 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (33.33%) DHCP
7 11 (33.33%) DNS
8 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
9 9 (27.27%) SQL
9 9 (27.27%) Citrix
10 8 (24.24%) HP
10 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
10 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
10 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
11 7 (21.21%) Data Protection
11 7 (21.21%) Migration
12 6 (18.18%) Clustering
12 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
12 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
12 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
12 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 5 (15.15%) vSphere
13 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
14 4 (12.12%) Cisco
14 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (12.12%) Mentoring

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.03%) IIS
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) DHCP
1 11 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) SAN
3 2 (6.06%) NAS
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Consultant
2 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.06%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.18%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) HP Storage
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (84.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Migration
1 7 (21.21%) Data Protection
2 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
3 3 (9.09%) Patch Management
3 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Information Security
4 1 (3.03%) Wealth Management
4 1 (3.03%) Time Management
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.09%) MCTS
3 3 (9.09%) MCITP
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 5 (15.15%) vSphere
5 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (9.09%) Firmware
6 2 (6.06%) ISA Server
7 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Citrix
3 8 (24.24%) HP
4 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco
6 2 (6.06%) Juniper
6 2 (6.06%) EMC
6 2 (6.06%) Websense
6 2 (6.06%) TOWER Software
6 2 (6.06%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.03%) Acronis
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Veritas
7 1 (3.03%) Lotus
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Sophos
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
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