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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 38 51
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 96 98 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.92% 4.37% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.37% 19.41% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 43
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£325 £260 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 14
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £9.80 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £26.00 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.73%
Windows Server 2008
England

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
776 505 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.59% 22.53% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 224 316
Average daily rate £361 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 104 101
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 November 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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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
Gloucestershire -10 38 £328 +19.09% 10
Wiltshire -17 18 £356 +9.61% 19
Somerset -4 10 £303 -24.37% 4
Devon -18 9 £213 +46.55% 7
Bristol -25 9 £325 +80.55% 12
Dorset +9 8 £200 -56.75% 9
Cornwall - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 218 (100.00%) Windows
2 118 (54.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 117 (53.67%) Active Directory
4 99 (45.41%) Microsoft
5 91 (41.74%) VMware
6 83 (38.07%) Security Cleared
7 69 (31.65%) MS Exchange
8 68 (31.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 65 (29.82%) ITIL
10 55 (25.23%) Citrix
11 50 (22.94%) HP
12 49 (22.48%) DNS
13 47 (21.56%) SC Cleared
14 46 (21.10%) Windows 7
14 46 (21.10%) Firewall
15 43 (19.72%) MS Excel
15 43 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2010
16 42 (19.27%) DHCP
17 37 (16.97%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (16.51%) SCCM
18 36 (16.51%) vSphere
18 36 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2007
19 34 (15.60%) XenApp
19 34 (15.60%) DV Cleared
20 33 (15.14%) Telecoms
21 31 (14.22%) SLA
22 30 (13.76%) Microsoft Certification
23 29 (13.30%) LAN
23 29 (13.30%) SharePoint
23 29 (13.30%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 69 (31.65%) MS Exchange
2 43 (19.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 29 (13.30%) SharePoint
5 22 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (8.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (6.42%) Lync
9 9 (4.13%) IIS
10 5 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.92%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 43 (19.72%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.72%) MS Office
3 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) assyst
2 2 (0.92%) Summit
3 1 (0.46%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.92%) Office 365
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (22.48%) DNS
2 46 (21.10%) Firewall
3 42 (19.27%) DHCP
4 29 (13.30%) LAN
5 28 (12.84%) WAN
6 24 (11.01%) TCP/IP
7 22 (10.09%) SAN
8 21 (9.63%) VPN
9 6 (2.75%) Internet
10 4 (1.83%) IPv4
10 4 (1.83%) IPv6
10 4 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.38%) Wireless
11 3 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.38%) LDAP
11 3 (1.38%) SMS
12 2 (0.92%) VoIP
12 2 (0.92%) SMTP
12 2 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.92%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.67%) MSI
2 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.46%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.46%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 33 (15.14%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.34%) Finance
3 11 (5.05%) Military
4 10 (4.59%) Back Office
5 5 (2.29%) Front Office
6 2 (0.92%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (16.97%) Administrator
2 31 (14.22%) Analyst
3 30 (13.76%) Systems Administrator
4 28 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (10.09%) Consultant
6 21 (9.63%) Server Engineer
7 20 (9.17%) Support Analyst
8 14 (6.42%) Support Engineer
9 13 (5.96%) Storage Administrator
9 13 (5.96%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 12 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (5.05%) Support Technician
11 11 (5.05%) Architect
12 8 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.21%) Citrix Consultant
13 7 (3.21%) Deployment Engineer
13 7 (3.21%) Windows Server Engineer
14 6 (2.75%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.88%) Web Services
2 6 (2.75%) JSP
3 3 (1.38%) SOAP
3 3 (1.38%) .NET
3 3 (1.38%) XML
3 3 (1.38%) SAML
3 3 (1.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (1.38%) WCF
3 3 (1.38%) OAuth
3 3 (1.38%) XACML
3 3 (1.38%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (0.92%) WebCenter
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.92%) Middleware
5 1 (0.46%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.46%) Flash
5 1 (0.46%) COM
5 1 (0.46%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.46%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.88%) Clustering
1 15 (6.88%) iPad
2 9 (4.13%) iPhone
2 9 (4.13%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.21%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.83%) Statistics
4 4 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.38%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.38%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.38%) PKI
5 3 (1.38%) PDA
6 2 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.46%) Kindle
7 1 (0.46%) Economics
7 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 218 (100.00%) Windows
2 118 (54.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 68 (31.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (21.10%) Windows 7
5 24 (11.01%) Windows XP
6 23 (10.55%) Linux
7 16 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (6.88%) UNIX
9 9 (4.13%) Windows 8
9 9 (4.13%) Android
10 7 (3.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.29%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.92%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.92%) AIX
12 2 (0.92%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (29.82%) ITIL
2 20 (9.17%) Service Management
3 19 (8.72%) Service Delivery
4 15 (6.88%) Migration
5 13 (5.96%) Capacity Management
6 11 (5.05%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (5.05%) Change Management
7 7 (3.21%) Identity Management
7 7 (3.21%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.21%) Data Protection
8 6 (2.75%) ITIL V3
8 6 (2.75%) Software Distribution
8 6 (2.75%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (2.75%) Project Management
9 5 (2.29%) TOGAF
9 5 (2.29%) Software Deployment
10 4 (1.83%) Data Migration
10 4 (1.83%) Asset Management
10 4 (1.83%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.34%) SQL
2 12 (5.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.75%) Java
4 4 (1.83%) C
5 3 (1.38%) VBScript
5 3 (1.38%) VB
6 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.92%) Perl
7 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (38.07%) Security Cleared
2 47 (21.56%) SC Cleared
3 34 (15.60%) DV Cleared
4 30 (13.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (8.26%) MCSE
6 10 (4.59%) MCITP
7 9 (4.13%) MCTS
8 8 (3.67%) MCP
9 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.38%) CCNP
11 2 (0.92%) CCA
11 2 (0.92%) MCSA
11 2 (0.92%) CCSP
11 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.92%) CCEE
11 2 (0.92%) CCAA
11 2 (0.92%) VCP5
11 2 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.22%) SLA
2 5 (2.29%) QA
3 3 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.92%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 117 (53.67%) Active Directory
2 37 (16.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (16.51%) vSphere
4 34 (15.60%) XenApp
5 29 (13.30%) Hyper-V
6 19 (8.72%) XenDesktop
7 17 (7.80%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (3.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (2.29%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.38%) UAG
12 2 (0.92%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.92%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.46%) Samba
13 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.46%) vCloud
13 1 (0.46%) NFS
13 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (16.51%) SCCM
2 21 (9.63%) NetBackup
3 20 (9.17%) HP SIM
3 20 (9.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 18 (8.26%) SCOM
5 13 (5.96%) Backup Exec
6 10 (4.59%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (2.75%) WSUS
7 6 (2.75%) AppDNA
8 3 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.38%) MIIS
9 2 (0.92%) Netcool
9 2 (0.92%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.92%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.46%) nmon
10 1 (0.46%) MOM
10 1 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 99 (45.41%) Microsoft
2 91 (41.74%) VMware
3 55 (25.23%) Citrix
4 50 (22.94%) HP
5 26 (11.93%) Symantec
6 16 (7.34%) Cisco
7 14 (6.42%) Remedy
8 13 (5.96%) McAfee
8 13 (5.96%) 3PAR
9 11 (5.05%) Apple
10 10 (4.59%) Oracle
11 7 (3.21%) NetApp
11 7 (3.21%) AppSense
12 5 (2.29%) Sophos
12 5 (2.29%) EMC
12 5 (2.29%) RightFax
13 4 (1.83%) Intel
13 4 (1.83%) Juniper
13 4 (1.83%) IronPort
13 4 (1.83%) Veeam
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £677.78 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Senitor Associates
Rate: £18 - £24 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Plymouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + 12 month term
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £370 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Plymouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £24 - £28 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £180 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago