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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 48 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 106 119 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.13% 3.76% 3.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.68% 17.25% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 61 34
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£250 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £440 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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
722 690 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.32% 21.81% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 392 198
Average daily rate £350 £338 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 81 82
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.67 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.15% +4.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £36.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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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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 -10 34 £325 - 10
Devon +14 26 £250 -4.76% 4
Somerset +2 12 - - 6
Gloucestershire -19 12 £150 -50.00% 7
Bristol -13 10 £205 -36.43% 21
Dorset - 8 - - 10
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 214 (100.00%) Windows
2 152 (71.03%) Active Directory
3 125 (58.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 115 (53.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 90 (42.06%) Microsoft
6 87 (40.65%) VMware
7 72 (33.64%) Windows 7
8 62 (28.97%) MS Exchange
9 55 (25.70%) Citrix
10 53 (24.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 49 (22.90%) Security Cleared
12 44 (20.56%) Exchange Server 2010
13 39 (18.22%) DNS
14 37 (17.29%) ITIL
15 36 (16.82%) Migration
16 32 (14.95%) SQL
16 32 (14.95%) DHCP
17 30 (14.02%) SC Cleared
18 28 (13.08%) Hyper-V
18 28 (13.08%) Exchange Server 2013
19 27 (12.62%) Windows XP
20 26 (12.15%) DV Cleared
21 25 (11.68%) SCCM
21 25 (11.68%) MS Office
21 25 (11.68%) Linux
22 24 (11.21%) Cisco
22 24 (11.21%) Finance
22 24 (11.21%) VMware ESXi
23 23 (10.75%) MS Excel
24 22 (10.28%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 62 (28.97%) MS Exchange
2 44 (20.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (13.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (7.01%) SharePoint
5 15 (7.01%) IIS
6 14 (6.54%) Lync
7 11 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.93%) CMS
9 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.47%) Apache
10 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (11.68%) MS Office
2 23 (10.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Agresso
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.48%) Office 365
2 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.40%) Symantec.cloud
5 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.22%) DNS
2 32 (14.95%) DHCP
3 15 (7.01%) SAN
3 15 (7.01%) Firewall
4 14 (6.54%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.74%) VPN
5 8 (3.74%) LAN
6 7 (3.27%) Internet
6 7 (3.27%) WAN
7 6 (2.80%) NAS
7 6 (2.80%) VLAN
8 4 (1.87%) Intranet
8 4 (1.87%) VoIP
8 4 (1.87%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.40%) Multicast
10 2 (0.93%) MQTT
10 2 (0.93%) WLAN
10 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.47%) DB2
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) JIRA
1 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
1 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 24 (11.21%) Finance
2 10 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.27%) Banking
4 4 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (16.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (12.62%) Support Engineer
3 26 (12.15%) 3rd Line Support
3 26 (12.15%) Administrator
4 18 (8.41%) Systems Administrator
5 17 (7.94%) Analyst
6 16 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (6.54%) Consultant
7 14 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (4.67%) Designer
8 10 (4.67%) Desktop Support
9 9 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Senior Designer
10 7 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 6 (2.80%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (2.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.14%) .NET
2 9 (4.21%) Web Services
3 6 (2.80%) WCF
4 3 (1.40%) HTML
4 3 (1.40%) J2EE
5 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.47%) WPF
6 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.74%) Clustering
3 7 (3.27%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.27%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.80%) User Experience
4 6 (2.80%) PKI
4 6 (2.80%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.87%) NHS
5 4 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.40%) Replication
7 2 (0.93%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.47%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 214 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (58.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 115 (53.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (33.64%) Windows 7
5 27 (12.62%) Windows XP
6 25 (11.68%) Linux
7 11 (5.14%) Solaris
8 9 (4.21%) UNIX
9 4 (1.87%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.29%) ITIL
2 36 (16.82%) Migration
3 18 (8.41%) Data Protection
4 9 (4.21%) Time Management
5 8 (3.74%) Patch Management
6 7 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (3.27%) Configuration Management
7 5 (2.34%) Data Security
7 5 (2.34%) Information Security
7 5 (2.34%) Unit Testing
7 5 (2.34%) Web Development
7 5 (2.34%) DevOps
8 4 (1.87%) Mentoring
8 4 (1.87%) Identity Management
8 4 (1.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (1.87%) Service Management
8 4 (1.87%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.40%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.40%) Scrum
9 3 (1.40%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.95%) SQL
2 21 (9.81%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.61%) Perl
4 7 (3.27%) C#
5 5 (2.34%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.34%) VBScript
6 3 (1.40%) Java
7 1 (0.47%) C
7 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (22.90%) Security Cleared
2 30 (14.02%) SC Cleared
3 26 (12.15%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.27%) RHCE
5 5 (2.34%) MCITP
6 4 (1.87%) Degree
7 3 (1.40%) MCTS
7 3 (1.40%) MCSE
7 3 (1.40%) MCSA
8 2 (0.93%) MCP
9 1 (0.47%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.47%) VCP5
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.14%) SLA
2 9 (4.21%) QA
3 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (71.03%) Active Directory
2 53 (24.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (13.08%) Hyper-V
4 24 (11.21%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (9.35%) vSphere
6 14 (6.54%) XenApp
7 13 (6.07%) VMware ESX
8 11 (5.14%) XenDesktop
9 8 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.27%) Samba
11 6 (2.80%) DFS Replication
12 4 (1.87%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.40%) Firmware
13 3 (1.40%) Xen
13 3 (1.40%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.93%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.47%) NFS
15 1 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (11.68%) SCCM
2 14 (6.54%) SCOM
3 11 (5.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (4.21%) WSUS
5 6 (2.80%) SCOrch
5 6 (2.80%) SCSM
5 6 (2.80%) SCVMM
6 5 (2.34%) SCDPM
7 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.40%) Nessus
8 2 (0.93%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 90 (42.06%) Microsoft
2 87 (40.65%) VMware
3 55 (25.70%) Citrix
4 24 (11.21%) Cisco
5 21 (9.81%) Symantec
6 18 (8.41%) Oracle
7 16 (7.48%) HP
8 8 (3.74%) Dell
9 7 (3.27%) Sun
10 6 (2.80%) Lotus
10 6 (2.80%) ArcSight
11 5 (2.34%) Veeam
11 5 (2.34%) EMC
12 4 (1.87%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.87%) Google
12 4 (1.87%) Brocade
13 3 (1.40%) AppSense
13 3 (1.40%) Wyse
13 3 (1.40%) Juniper
13 3 (1.40%) CA
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