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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 73 39 61
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 73 110 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.22% 4.66% 2.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.41% 20.60% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 51 32
Average daily rate
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£325 £268 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% +2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £150 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £411 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 7
Average hourly rate £22.69 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.65% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £9.70 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £20.00 £29.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
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
776 534 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.57% 22.61% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 248 313
Average daily rate £374 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.90% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 94 87
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.90 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -26 22 £325 +18.18% 4
Wiltshire -6 21 £346 -13.43% 10
Bristol -27 9 £258 +27.16% 21
Dorset +5 7 - - 7
Devon -18 7 £213 +41.66% 2
Somerset -13 4 - - 6
Cornwall - - - - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 204 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (53.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 107 (52.45%) Active Directory
4 92 (45.10%) Microsoft
5 82 (40.20%) VMware
6 76 (37.25%) Security Cleared
7 67 (32.84%) MS Exchange
8 65 (31.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 62 (30.39%) ITIL
10 52 (25.49%) DNS
11 48 (23.53%) Citrix
12 47 (23.04%) Firewall
13 46 (22.55%) SC Cleared
13 46 (22.55%) Windows 7
14 45 (22.06%) HP
15 44 (21.57%) DHCP
16 40 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
17 38 (18.63%) MS Excel
18 35 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2007
18 35 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
20 32 (15.69%) Telecoms
20 32 (15.69%) SCCM
20 32 (15.69%) vSphere
21 31 (15.20%) WAN
22 30 (14.71%) LAN
22 30 (14.71%) XenApp
23 29 (14.22%) DV Cleared
24 28 (13.73%) SLA
24 28 (13.73%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 67 (32.84%) MS Exchange
2 40 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (13.73%) SharePoint
5 21 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (6.86%) Lync
9 10 (4.90%) IIS
10 4 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 38 (18.63%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) assyst
2 2 (0.98%) Summit
3 1 (0.49%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.47%) Office 365
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (25.49%) DNS
2 47 (23.04%) Firewall
3 44 (21.57%) DHCP
4 31 (15.20%) WAN
5 30 (14.71%) LAN
6 22 (10.78%) VPN
6 22 (10.78%) SAN
7 21 (10.29%) TCP/IP
8 10 (4.90%) Internet
9 5 (2.45%) Wireless
9 5 (2.45%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (2.45%) VoIP
9 5 (2.45%) MPLS
10 4 (1.96%) VLAN
11 3 (1.47%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.47%) WLAN
11 3 (1.47%) SMTP
11 3 (1.47%) SMS
12 2 (0.98%) Network Security
12 2 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (3.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.49%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.49%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (15.69%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.33%) Finance
3 11 (5.39%) Military
4 10 (4.90%) Back Office
5 5 (2.45%) Front Office
6 2 (0.98%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (16.18%) Analyst
1 33 (16.18%) Administrator
2 28 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (12.25%) Systems Administrator
4 22 (10.78%) Support Analyst
5 19 (9.31%) Consultant
6 17 (8.33%) Server Engineer
7 13 (6.37%) Support Engineer
7 13 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.88%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 12 (5.88%) Storage Administrator
9 10 (4.90%) Architect
9 10 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (4.41%) Support Technician
11 8 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.43%) Deployment Engineer
12 7 (3.43%) Wintel Support
12 7 (3.43%) Systems Support
13 6 (2.94%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.39%) Web Services
2 6 (2.94%) JSP
3 3 (1.47%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.98%) OAuth
4 2 (0.98%) XACML
4 2 (0.98%) WebCenter
4 2 (0.98%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (0.98%) Middleware
4 2 (0.98%) SAML
4 2 (0.98%) .NET
4 2 (0.98%) SOAP
4 2 (0.98%) XML
4 2 (0.98%) WCF
5 1 (0.49%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.49%) Flash
5 1 (0.49%) COM
5 1 (0.49%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.86%) Clustering
2 13 (6.37%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.88%) iPad
4 9 (4.41%) iPhone
5 6 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.96%) Statistics
7 3 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.47%) PDA
7 3 (1.47%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.98%) PKI
8 2 (0.98%) Handset
9 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.49%) Kindle
9 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 204 (100.00%) Windows
2 110 (53.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 65 (31.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (22.55%) Windows 7
5 23 (11.27%) Windows XP
6 22 (10.78%) Linux
7 15 (7.35%) UNIX
8 14 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (4.41%) Android
9 9 (4.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (4.41%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.45%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.96%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.98%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.49%) AIX
13 1 (0.49%) Solaris
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (30.39%) ITIL
2 20 (9.80%) Service Management
3 19 (9.31%) Service Delivery
4 17 (8.33%) Migration
5 13 (6.37%) Capacity Management
6 10 (4.90%) Change Management
7 8 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (2.94%) Software Distribution
8 6 (2.94%) ITIL V3
8 6 (2.94%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (2.94%) Identity Management
9 5 (2.45%) Problem Management
9 5 (2.45%) TOGAF
9 5 (2.45%) Software Deployment
9 5 (2.45%) Data Migration
9 5 (2.45%) Data Protection
10 4 (1.96%) Incident Management
11 3 (1.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (1.47%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.82%) SQL
2 12 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.45%) Java
4 4 (1.96%) C
5 3 (1.47%) VBScript
5 3 (1.47%) VB
6 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.98%) Perl
7 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 76 (37.25%) Security Cleared
2 46 (22.55%) SC Cleared
3 34 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (14.22%) DV Cleared
5 22 (10.78%) MCSE
6 10 (4.90%) MCITP
7 9 (4.41%) MCTS
8 8 (3.92%) MCP
9 6 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.47%) CCNA
12 2 (0.98%) CCEE
12 2 (0.98%) CCAA
12 2 (0.98%) VCP5
12 2 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.98%) CCA
12 2 (0.98%) CCSP
12 2 (0.98%) CCNP
12 2 (0.98%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.73%) SLA
2 5 (2.45%) QA
3 3 (1.47%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.98%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (52.45%) Active Directory
2 35 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (15.69%) vSphere
4 30 (14.71%) XenApp
5 27 (13.24%) Hyper-V
6 18 (8.82%) XenDesktop
7 16 (7.84%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (2.45%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.47%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.98%) UAG
12 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.98%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (15.69%) SCCM
2 19 (9.31%) NetBackup
3 17 (8.33%) HP SIM
3 17 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 14 (6.86%) SCOM
5 13 (6.37%) Backup Exec
6 8 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (2.94%) AppDNA
8 5 (2.45%) WSUS
9 2 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.98%) MIIS
10 1 (0.49%) Netcool
10 1 (0.49%) MOM
10 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 92 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 82 (40.20%) VMware
3 48 (23.53%) Citrix
4 45 (22.06%) HP
5 23 (11.27%) Symantec
6 19 (9.31%) Cisco
7 14 (6.86%) Remedy
7 14 (6.86%) McAfee
8 12 (5.88%) 3PAR
9 9 (4.41%) Oracle
10 8 (3.92%) Apple
11 7 (3.43%) Juniper
12 6 (2.94%) NetApp
12 6 (2.94%) SonicWALL
12 6 (2.94%) AppSense
13 5 (2.45%) Avaya
13 5 (2.45%) Sophos
13 5 (2.45%) RightFax
13 5 (2.45%) Veeam
14 4 (1.96%) Intel
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago