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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 8 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 11.01% 1.57% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 9.09% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
Windows Server 2008
Surrey

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
40 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 36.70% 17.28% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 17
Average daily rate £350 £375 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £285 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £13.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (65.00%) Linux
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (60.00%) SQL
5 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (45.00%) SLA
7 9 (45.00%) SAN
7 9 (45.00%) Clustering
7 9 (45.00%) Hyper-V
8 8 (40.00%) CommVault
8 8 (40.00%) ITIL
8 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (40.00%) Simpana
8 8 (40.00%) Dell Compellent
9 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
10 5 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
10 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 5 (25.00%) Java
11 4 (20.00%) Back Office
11 4 (20.00%) VMware
12 3 (15.00%) SCCM
12 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (15.00%) WebEx
12 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (15.00%) Telecoms

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.00%) JBoss
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) VPN
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) WebEx
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) FTP
3 2 (10.00%) VLAN
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) DTS
2 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (20.00%) Back Office
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
1 3 (15.00%) Operations Engineer
1 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Support
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) OSS Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) OSS Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (10.00%) ADO.NET
1 2 (10.00%) Ajax
1 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (10.00%) DHTML
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) jQuery
1 2 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
1 2 (10.00%) WinForms
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Clustering
2 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (65.00%) Linux
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Android
5 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) Debian
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Use Case
4 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) MapReduce
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) SIEM
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Simpana
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) CommVault
2 8 (40.00%) Dell Compellent
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) arcserve
6 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Hortonworks
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec