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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 48 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.41% 5.45% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.90% 13.10% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate £425 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
87 84 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 20.47% 41.58% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 30 11
Average daily rate £325 £232 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.08% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 8
Average hourly rate £18.25 £10.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.50% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £16.20 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 5 £425 - 2
Templecombe - - - -
Winscombe - - - -
Yeovil - - - - 1
Bath - - - - 1
Clevedon - - - -
Street - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (41.67%) Dell
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) SCOM
6 3 (25.00%) SonicWALL
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (16.67%) MobileIron
7 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) IIS
3 2 (16.67%) Apache
3 2 (16.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) DTS
3 1 (8.33%) Ingres
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 2 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) VB Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Content Management
2 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) ITSM
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) VB6
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCITP
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) SCSM
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) Dell
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (16.67%) MobileIron
4 2 (16.67%) Wyse
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp