The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Somerset region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.19% 5.61% 3.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.33% 24.44% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £183 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.93% -33.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
49 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 13.42% 22.96% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 6
Average daily rate £325 £238 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £318 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +17.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Taunton -20 6 £325 -
Yeovil - - - - 1
Bath - - - - 11
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (50.00%) ITIL
4 7 (50.00%) SAN
5 6 (42.86%) MCSE
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 6 (42.86%) MCITP
5 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (35.71%) Statistics
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) MCP
6 5 (35.71%) Change Management
7 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
7 4 (28.57%) Front Office
7 4 (28.57%) Service Management
7 4 (28.57%) UNIX
7 4 (28.57%) HP
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle
7 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 3 (21.43%) SCOM
8 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) DTS
2 1 (7.14%) Ingres
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (28.57%) Front Office
2 3 (21.43%) Back Office
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Support Technician
1 3 (21.43%) Service Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (7.14%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Statistics
2 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Change Management
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) VBA
1 1 (7.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (42.86%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) MCITP
4 5 (35.71%) MCP
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) SCSM
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Citrix
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat