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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 79 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 61 114 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.18% 3.44% 3.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.12% 16.03% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 70
Median daily rate £325 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £155 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Median hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +10.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £21.25 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £35.50 £76.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
603 711 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.53% 21.44% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 382 405
Median daily rate £340 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 96 84
Median hourly rate £16.25 £19.27 £16.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.65% +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +4 26 £298 +19.00% 3
Gloucestershire +1 12 £325 +85.71% 7
Wiltshire -18 10 £500 +60.00% 1
Somerset +11 4 £200 -50.00% 2
Devon -15 3 - - 1
Dorset -2 2 £220 -53.68% 4
Cornwall - 2 - - 4
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (75.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 90 (72.00%) Active Directory
4 80 (64.00%) Windows Server
5 58 (46.40%) VMware
6 51 (40.80%) Microsoft
6 51 (40.80%) Windows 7
7 44 (35.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (28.00%) MS Exchange
8 35 (28.00%) PowerShell
9 32 (25.60%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (24.80%) Citrix
11 30 (24.00%) DNS
12 27 (21.60%) DHCP
13 25 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 25 (20.00%) SCCM
14 24 (19.20%) Migration
15 23 (18.40%) Exchange Server 2010
15 23 (18.40%) Finance
16 21 (16.80%) Cisco
16 21 (16.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (16.80%) XenApp
17 20 (16.00%) SQL
18 19 (15.20%) MS Office
18 19 (15.20%) Firewall
19 17 (13.60%) MCSE
19 17 (13.60%) Hyper-V
20 16 (12.80%) MS Excel
21 15 (12.00%) SAN
21 15 (12.00%) TCP/IP

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 35 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 23 (18.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.00%) Skype for Business
4 14 (11.20%) SharePoint
5 12 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.60%) WebSphere
8 6 (4.80%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (3.20%) IBM Notes
9 4 (3.20%) IIS
9 4 (3.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (2.40%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.80%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (15.20%) MS Office
2 16 (12.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.80%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.80%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.80%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.80%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.80%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.60%) Office 365
2 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.80%) IaaS
4 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.00%) DNS
2 27 (21.60%) DHCP
3 19 (15.20%) Firewall
4 15 (12.00%) SAN
4 15 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (10.40%) LAN
6 12 (9.60%) VPN
6 12 (9.60%) WAN
7 7 (5.60%) NetScaler
8 6 (4.80%) Internet
8 6 (4.80%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (4.00%) Wireless
10 3 (2.40%) Skype
10 3 (2.40%) VLAN
11 2 (1.60%) ADSL
11 2 (1.60%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.60%) VoIP
12 1 (0.80%) Cisco PIX
12 1 (0.80%) Intranet
12 1 (0.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.80%) OLAP
5 1 (0.80%) OLTP
5 1 (0.80%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.80%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MSI
1 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (18.40%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.80%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Back Office
4 3 (2.40%) Electronics
4 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.40%) Marketing
4 3 (2.40%) Military
5 2 (1.60%) Law
6 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.80%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 24 (19.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 22 (17.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (12.00%) Architect
5 14 (11.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (10.40%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (8.80%) Analyst
8 10 (8.00%) Consultant
9 8 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (6.40%) Administrator
9 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Support
10 7 (5.60%) Desktop Support
10 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Windows Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) Support Analyst
12 5 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
13 4 (3.20%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) Middleware
2 2 (1.60%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.80%) HTML
3 1 (0.80%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.80%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.80%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.60%) Clustering
2 7 (5.60%) Fat Client
2 7 (5.60%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.80%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.80%) Replication
4 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.20%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.20%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.40%) NHS
5 3 (2.40%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.60%) CESG
6 2 (1.60%) PKI
6 2 (1.60%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) Handset
7 1 (0.80%) iPhone
7 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (75.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 80 (64.00%) Windows Server
4 51 (40.80%) Windows 7
5 44 (35.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (12.00%) Windows 8
7 9 (7.20%) Windows 10
7 9 (7.20%) Windows XP
8 7 (5.60%) Linux
9 4 (3.20%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.20%) Unix
9 4 (3.20%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.80%) Android
12 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.20%) Migration
2 11 (8.80%) ITIL
3 8 (6.40%) PRINCE2
4 7 (5.60%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.60%) TOGAF
5 6 (4.80%) Scrum
6 5 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.20%) Data Migration
7 4 (3.20%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.20%) Patch Management
7 4 (3.20%) Server Building
7 4 (3.20%) Server Patching
7 4 (3.20%) Time Management
8 3 (2.40%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.40%) Data Security
8 3 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.40%) Programme Management
8 3 (2.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 20 (16.00%) SQL
3 10 (8.00%) VBScript
4 3 (2.40%) Java
5 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.60%) Perl
5 2 (1.60%) Python
5 2 (1.60%) VB
6 1 (0.80%) C
6 1 (0.80%) C#
6 1 (0.80%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (13.60%) MCSE
4 12 (9.60%) DV Cleared
5 9 (7.20%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.80%) MCP
6 6 (4.80%) MCSA
7 5 (4.00%) CCA
7 5 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.40%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.40%) MCITP
9 2 (1.60%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.60%) CCNA
9 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.60%) CISSP
9 2 (1.60%) MCDST
9 2 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.60%) RHCE
9 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.80%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 90 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (25.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (16.80%) XenApp
4 17 (13.60%) Hyper-V
5 14 (11.20%) XenDesktop
6 10 (8.00%) vSphere
7 8 (6.40%) VMware ESX
8 7 (5.60%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (3.20%) Firmware
10 4 (3.20%) Terminal Services
10 4 (3.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (3.20%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.60%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.60%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.60%) XenServer
12 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (20.00%) SCCM
2 8 (6.40%) WSUS
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (4.80%) SCOM
4 5 (4.00%) SCDPM
5 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.40%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.60%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.60%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.60%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.60%) SCSM
7 2 (1.60%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.80%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.80%) MOM
8 1 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (46.40%) VMware
2 51 (40.80%) Microsoft
3 31 (24.80%) Citrix
4 21 (16.80%) Cisco
5 14 (11.20%) HP
6 13 (10.40%) Dell
7 6 (4.80%) Oracle
7 6 (4.80%) Wyse
8 5 (4.00%) Intel Security
9 4 (3.20%) Apple
9 4 (3.20%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.20%) Dell Compellent
9 4 (3.20%) Lotus
9 4 (3.20%) NetApp
9 4 (3.20%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (3.20%) SAP
9 4 (3.20%) Symantec
10 3 (2.40%) Avaya
10 3 (2.40%) Dell KACE
10 3 (2.40%) Juniper
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