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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 38 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.38% 3.23% 3.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 16.67% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
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£168 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -10.52%
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
36 48 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 12.46% 19.35% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 39
Average daily rate £300 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £163 £87
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +107.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £21.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 2015. 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
Bath - 2 £168 - 1
Clevedon - - - - 1
Street - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) Citrix
6 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) SAN
8 3 (23.08%) NetApp
8 3 (23.08%) ITIL
8 3 (23.08%) Back Office
8 3 (23.08%) Finance
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (15.38%) SCOM
9 2 (15.38%) XenApp
9 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
9 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 2 (15.38%) Clustering
9 2 (15.38%) MCITP
9 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
9 2 (15.38%) Cisco
9 2 (15.38%) WAN
9 2 (15.38%) MCSE
9 2 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (7.69%) Office 365

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Back Office
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Release Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Back Office Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (7.69%) Server Support
5 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (15.38%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) NetApp
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) HP
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