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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 46 42 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 129 76 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.89% 3.45% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.35% 18.05% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 34 54
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£325 £334 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.62% +21.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £253 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £491 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 13
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £17.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
703 421 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.19% 19.08% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 207 292
Average daily rate £330 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £147 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 88 100
Average hourly rate £16.67 £15.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Wiltshire +7 39 £344 -6.77% 7
Gloucestershire +3 39 £330 +15.78% 8
Somerset -7 16 £325 +52.94% 17
Bristol -14 16 £320 -10.17% 9
Devon -18 7 £218 -51.39% 2
Dorset -6 1 £200 -40.29% 1
Cornwall - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (48.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 91 (47.40%) Active Directory
4 80 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 78 (40.63%) VMware
6 77 (40.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (36.98%) Security Cleared
8 57 (29.69%) MS Exchange
9 52 (27.08%) ITIL
10 50 (26.04%) Citrix
11 48 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 47 (24.48%) HP
13 44 (22.92%) DNS
14 38 (19.79%) SC Cleared
15 37 (19.27%) vSphere
15 37 (19.27%) Exchange Server 2010
16 34 (17.71%) DHCP
17 32 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 32 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 31 (16.15%) Telecoms
19 30 (15.63%) Firewall
19 30 (15.63%) XenApp
20 28 (14.58%) SharePoint
20 28 (14.58%) SLA
20 28 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
20 28 (14.58%) DV Cleared
21 27 (14.06%) SCCM
21 27 (14.06%) Hyper-V
22 23 (11.98%) TCP/IP
23 22 (11.46%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 57 (29.69%) MS Exchange
2 37 (19.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (14.58%) SharePoint
4 20 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (9.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 18 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (7.81%) Lync
9 10 (5.21%) IIS
10 7 (3.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 32 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) assyst
2 2 (1.04%) Summit
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.52%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.17%) Office 365
3 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (22.92%) DNS
2 34 (17.71%) DHCP
3 30 (15.63%) Firewall
4 23 (11.98%) TCP/IP
5 19 (9.90%) SAN
6 17 (8.85%) WAN
7 16 (8.33%) LAN
7 16 (8.33%) VPN
8 4 (2.08%) IPv4
8 4 (2.08%) IPv6
8 4 (2.08%) Internet
8 4 (2.08%) Network Security
9 3 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.56%) Wireless
9 3 (1.56%) LDAP
10 2 (1.04%) 3G
10 2 (1.04%) MPLS
10 2 (1.04%) BGP
10 2 (1.04%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.04%) DTS
4 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.52%) Ingres
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.65%) MSI
General
1 31 (16.15%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.77%) Finance
3 11 (5.73%) Back Office
3 11 (5.73%) Military
4 5 (2.60%) Front Office
5 3 (1.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (15.63%) Administrator
2 27 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 19 (9.90%) Consultant
5 14 (7.29%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.77%) Analyst
6 13 (6.77%) Server Engineer
7 12 (6.25%) Support Technician
8 11 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.21%) Storage Administrator
9 10 (5.21%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.17%) Architect
11 7 (3.65%) Applications Packager
11 7 (3.65%) Citrix Consultant
12 6 (3.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
13 5 (2.60%) Desktop Engineer
13 5 (2.60%) Deployment Engineer
13 5 (2.60%) Windows Server Engineer
13 5 (2.60%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.77%) Web Services
2 7 (3.65%) JSP
3 5 (2.60%) .NET
4 4 (2.08%) XML
5 3 (1.56%) SAML
5 3 (1.56%) SOAP
5 3 (1.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 3 (1.56%) WCF
5 3 (1.56%) OAuth
5 3 (1.56%) XACML
5 3 (1.56%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (1.04%) WebCenter
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.04%) Middleware
7 1 (0.52%) CSS
7 1 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.29%) iPad
2 9 (4.69%) Clustering
3 7 (3.65%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.13%) iPhone
5 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.08%) Statistics
6 3 (1.56%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.56%) Economics
6 3 (1.56%) PKI
6 3 (1.56%) PDA
6 3 (1.56%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.04%) CMDB
8 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.52%) Kindle
8 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.52%) Firmware
8 1 (0.52%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (48.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 77 (40.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 18 (9.38%) Windows XP
6 17 (8.85%) Linux
7 13 (6.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (6.25%) UNIX
9 10 (5.21%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.08%) Android
11 3 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.56%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.08%) ITIL
2 19 (9.90%) Service Management
3 16 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 12 (6.25%) Change Management
5 11 (5.73%) Migration
6 10 (5.21%) Project Management
6 10 (5.21%) Capacity Management
7 9 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (4.17%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.65%) Compatibility Testing
9 7 (3.65%) Software Distribution
9 7 (3.65%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.65%) Data Protection
10 5 (2.60%) Identity Management
11 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (2.08%) CAD
11 4 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.08%) Software Deployment
12 3 (1.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.77%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.13%) SQL
3 3 (1.56%) Java
4 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.52%) R
4 1 (0.52%) VB
4 1 (0.52%) VBA
4 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 71 (36.98%) Security Cleared
2 38 (19.79%) SC Cleared
3 28 (14.58%) DV Cleared
3 28 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.81%) MCSE
5 7 (3.65%) MCTS
5 7 (3.65%) MCITP
6 5 (2.60%) MCP
7 3 (1.56%) CCNP
7 3 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.04%) CCSP
8 2 (1.04%) Degree
8 2 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.52%) VCP5
9 1 (0.52%) MCSA
9 1 (0.52%) RHCE
9 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.58%) SLA
2 6 (3.13%) QA
3 3 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.56%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.04%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (47.40%) Active Directory
2 37 (19.27%) vSphere
3 32 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (15.63%) XenApp
5 27 (14.06%) Hyper-V
6 20 (10.42%) XenDesktop
7 17 (8.85%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.56%) UAG
11 2 (1.04%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.52%) Samba
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.52%) vCloud
12 1 (0.52%) XenServer
12 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (14.06%) SCCM
2 17 (8.85%) HP SIM
2 17 (8.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 17 (8.85%) NetBackup
3 11 (5.73%) SCOM
4 9 (4.69%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (4.69%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.65%) AppDNA
6 4 (2.08%) WSUS
7 3 (1.56%) Netcool
7 3 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.56%) MIIS
7 3 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.04%) ARCserve
8 2 (1.04%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.52%) nmon
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.52%) MOM
9 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 80 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 78 (40.63%) VMware
3 50 (26.04%) Citrix
4 47 (24.48%) HP
5 22 (11.46%) Symantec
6 17 (8.85%) Cisco
7 12 (6.25%) Remedy
7 12 (6.25%) McAfee
8 11 (5.73%) Apple
9 10 (5.21%) EMC
9 10 (5.21%) 3PAR
10 8 (4.17%) Oracle
11 6 (3.13%) AppSense
12 5 (2.60%) Avaya
13 4 (2.08%) NetApp
13 4 (2.08%) IBM
13 4 (2.08%) RightFax
14 3 (1.56%) IronPort
14 3 (1.56%) Sophos
14 3 (1.56%) Red Hat
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