The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 34 42 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.68% 0.67% 1.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.78% 4.65% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £258 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +5.00%
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
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 Somerset region.

Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 15.10% 14.33% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 19
Average daily rate £325 £250 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £129 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bath 0 2 £188 +70.45% 2
Taunton - 2 £410 -
Yeovil - 2 - -
Street - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
4 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (44.00%) VMware
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (28.00%) .NET
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (28.00%) C#
8 6 (24.00%) ITIL
9 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (16.00%) IIS
9 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
10 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
10 3 (12.00%) MCITP
10 3 (12.00%) Release Management
10 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Time Management
10 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
10 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (12.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
10 3 (12.00%) Unix

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) LAN
1 3 (12.00%) SAN
1 3 (12.00%) WAN
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MS Access
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) MorphX
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (16.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) IT Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Lead Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Server Support
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) WCF
2 2 (8.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (12.00%) Unix
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (12.00%) Document Management
3 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Release Management
3 3 (12.00%) Time Management
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) MCITP
1 3 (12.00%) MCSE
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (44.00%) VMware
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (4.00%) Lotus