The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 8 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 9.85% 6.15% 5.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.21% 27.59% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £150 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £150 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £150 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Operating Systems Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
38 29 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 28.79% 22.31% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 26
Average daily rate £325 £170 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -47.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £610 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -54.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Guildford region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Guildford region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (44.44%) SQL
5 8 (44.44%) Citrix
6 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
6 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (27.78%) Lync
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
7 5 (27.78%) vSphere
8 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
8 4 (22.22%) SAN
8 4 (22.22%) VoIP
8 4 (22.22%) ARCserve
8 4 (22.22%) Firewall
9 3 (16.67%) MCSE
9 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 3 (16.67%) ITIL
9 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (16.67%) HP
9 3 (16.67%) Dell
9 3 (16.67%) EMC
9 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 3 (16.67%) DNS
9 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (16.67%) EMC VNX

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 5 (27.78%) Lync
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) VoIP
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) SSL
4 1 (5.56%) SMTP
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) IPsec
4 1 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (16.67%) EMC VNX
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Handset
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
3 1 (5.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) MCSE
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCSA
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCDA
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) UAG
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) ARCserve
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) Dell
3 3 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) CA
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) Altiris
4 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco