The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / South West
Rank 92 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 58 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.40% 1.95% 1.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.61% 9.80% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 23
Median daily rate £190 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.61% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £188 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £388 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 16
Median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £18.20 £25.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
473 592 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.44% 19.87% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 372 371
Median daily rate £300 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 64 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.55 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +9 14 £120 -49.47% 3
Dorset - 10 £263 - 2
Bristol +1 8 £325 +30.00% 4
Wiltshire -13 2 £306 -11.87% 1
Devon +3 1 - - 1
Somerset +1 1 £190 -5.00% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (81.32%) Windows Server
3 67 (73.63%) Active Directory
4 58 (63.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (54.95%) Microsoft
6 43 (47.25%) VMware
6 43 (47.25%) Windows 7
7 34 (37.36%) MS Exchange
8 31 (34.07%) DNS
8 31 (34.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (26.37%) DHCP
10 24 (26.37%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (25.27%) MS Office
12 20 (21.98%) Citrix
12 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
13 19 (20.88%) Office 365
14 18 (19.78%) Hyper-V
15 16 (17.58%) PowerShell
16 15 (16.48%) Migration
16 15 (16.48%) Firewall
16 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
17 14 (15.38%) SQL
18 13 (14.29%) Windows 8
18 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
18 13 (14.29%) HP
19 12 (13.19%) Cisco
19 12 (13.19%) XenApp
19 12 (13.19%) SCCM
19 12 (13.19%) SC Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (37.36%) MS Exchange
2 24 (26.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (8.79%) Skype for Business
5 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.30%) IIS
8 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (2.20%) IBM Domino
9 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
9 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.10%) Kentico
10 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (25.27%) MS Office
2 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.49%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.88%) Office 365
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) IaaS
3 1 (1.10%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.07%) DNS
2 24 (26.37%) DHCP
3 15 (16.48%) Firewall
4 11 (12.09%) LAN
5 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.99%) VPN
6 9 (9.89%) WAN
6 9 (9.89%) Wireless
7 5 (5.49%) NetScaler
8 4 (4.40%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (4.40%) SAN
9 3 (3.30%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.30%) Internet
9 3 (3.30%) Skype
9 3 (3.30%) VLAN
9 3 (3.30%) VoIP
10 2 (2.20%) IPv4
11 1 (1.10%) ADSL
11 1 (1.10%) Extranet
11 1 (1.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MSI
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (8.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Back Office
3 4 (4.40%) Local Government
4 3 (3.30%) Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Support Engineer
2 18 (19.78%) Analyst
3 14 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (12.09%) Support Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) IT Support
8 7 (7.69%) Desktop Support
9 6 (6.59%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Migration Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) Build Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.20%) Middleware
3 1 (1.10%) ADO
3 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.10%) CSS
3 1 (1.10%) CSS3
3 1 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (1.10%) HTML5
3 1 (1.10%) jQuery
3 1 (1.10%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.10%) Web Services
3 1 (1.10%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Fat Client
1 10 (10.99%) Thin Client
2 6 (6.59%) Clustering
2 6 (6.59%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Replication
5 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.20%) CESG
5 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) iPad
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (81.32%) Windows Server
3 58 (63.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (47.25%) Windows 7
5 28 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 11 (12.09%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.79%) Windows XP
9 6 (6.59%) Mac OS X
10 4 (4.40%) Linux
11 2 (2.20%) VMS
12 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.10%) Unix
12 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) Migration
2 10 (10.99%) Time Management
3 8 (8.79%) ITIL
3 8 (8.79%) Network Management
4 7 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.49%) Application Virtualisation
6 5 (5.49%) Performance Management
6 5 (5.49%) Service Management
7 3 (3.30%) CRM
7 3 (3.30%) Innovation Management
7 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.30%) Scrum
7 3 (3.30%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (3.30%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.20%) Data Security
8 2 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.20%) ITSM
8 2 (2.20%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) PowerShell
2 14 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (2.20%) C#
3 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (9.89%) MCSE
5 7 (7.69%) DBS Check
5 7 (7.69%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.40%) CCNA
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.30%) CCA
7 3 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (3.30%) MCITP
7 3 (3.30%) MCP
7 3 (3.30%) MCSA
8 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.10%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.10%) CCNP
9 1 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 67 (73.63%) Active Directory
2 31 (34.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (19.78%) Hyper-V
4 12 (13.19%) XenApp
5 8 (8.79%) XenDesktop
6 7 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 6 (6.59%) BitLocker
8 5 (5.49%) vSphere
9 4 (4.40%) Firmware
9 4 (4.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) SCCM
2 6 (6.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (4.40%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.30%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.10%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.10%) MOM
5 1 (1.10%) Nagios
5 1 (1.10%) SCOM
5 1 (1.10%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (54.95%) Microsoft
2 43 (47.25%) VMware
3 20 (21.98%) Citrix
4 13 (14.29%) HP
5 12 (13.19%) Cisco
6 11 (12.09%) Symantec
7 8 (8.79%) Wyse
8 7 (7.69%) AppSense
9 6 (6.59%) Apple
10 5 (5.49%) CA
11 4 (4.40%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.40%) Dell
12 3 (3.30%) Dell KACE
13 2 (2.20%) 3PAR
13 2 (2.20%) Capita
13 2 (2.20%) IronPort
13 2 (2.20%) Polycom
13 2 (2.20%) RightFax
13 2 (2.20%) Sophos
13 2 (2.20%) Veeam
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