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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 43 76 53
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 113 68 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.79% 2.27% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.66% 10.86% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 32 39
Average daily rate
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£319 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 4
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £20.00 £24.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
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
640 626 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.45% 20.89% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 342 268
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 91 83
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 +17 34 £350 +21.73% 13
Bristol +14 22 £248 -24.54% 16
Gloucestershire -3 22 £425 +142.85% 7
Somerset +32 18 £238 -44.00% 7
Devon -3 7 - - 3
Cornwall +4 4 £281 -
Dorset -9 2 £244 -40.94% 5
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 165 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (69.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 114 (69.09%) Active Directory
4 87 (52.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (45.45%) VMware
6 69 (41.82%) Microsoft
7 48 (29.09%) Citrix
8 45 (27.27%) MS Exchange
9 41 (24.85%) Windows 7
10 39 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 37 (22.42%) SQL
12 33 (20.00%) Cisco
13 29 (17.58%) Security Cleared
13 29 (17.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 27 (16.36%) DNS
15 23 (13.94%) Firewall
15 23 (13.94%) SQL Server
16 22 (13.33%) Windows XP
16 22 (13.33%) SC Cleared
17 21 (12.73%) SCCM
17 21 (12.73%) MS Excel
17 21 (12.73%) TCP/IP
17 21 (12.73%) DHCP
18 20 (12.12%) ITIL
18 20 (12.12%) Hyper-V
18 20 (12.12%) Migration
19 19 (11.52%) Linux
20 18 (10.91%) MS Office
20 18 (10.91%) Oracle
20 18 (10.91%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 45 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 29 (17.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (7.88%) IIS
5 12 (7.27%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.24%) Lync
7 7 (4.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (3.64%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.61%) Apache
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.91%) MS Office
3 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.36%) DNS
2 23 (13.94%) Firewall
3 21 (12.73%) TCP/IP
3 21 (12.73%) DHCP
4 16 (9.70%) SAN
5 15 (9.09%) VPN
6 10 (6.06%) LAN
6 10 (6.06%) WAN
7 8 (4.85%) VLAN
8 7 (4.24%) VoIP
8 7 (4.24%) Internet
9 6 (3.64%) MPLS
9 6 (3.64%) NAS
10 5 (3.03%) Wireless
11 4 (2.42%) WLAN
11 4 (2.42%) Ethernet
11 4 (2.42%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.82%) Multicast
12 3 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.61%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) WinRunner
1 1 (0.61%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 18 (10.91%) Finance
2 13 (7.88%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.82%) Legal
5 2 (1.21%) Law
5 2 (1.21%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 20 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
4 18 (10.91%) Consultant
5 15 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (9.09%) Administrator
6 14 (8.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (7.27%) Designer
8 11 (6.67%) Senior Designer
8 11 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (6.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 11 (6.67%) Analyst
9 8 (4.85%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.24%) Technical Support
11 6 (3.64%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (3.64%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.82%) J2EE
2 1 (0.61%) COM
2 1 (0.61%) XML
2 1 (0.61%) HTML
2 1 (0.61%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.67%) Clustering
2 10 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.64%) PKI
5 5 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.21%) Handset
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.61%) PDA
8 1 (0.61%) Statistics
8 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 165 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (69.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 87 (52.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (24.85%) Windows 7
5 22 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 19 (11.52%) Linux
7 15 (9.09%) Solaris
8 9 (5.45%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.64%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.64%) Windows NT
9 6 (3.64%) UNIX
10 4 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.21%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.12%) ITIL
1 20 (12.12%) Migration
2 8 (4.85%) Configuration Management
3 6 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (3.03%) Database Security
4 5 (3.03%) Data Protection
4 5 (3.03%) Performance Improvement
4 5 (3.03%) ETL
4 5 (3.03%) Change Management
5 4 (2.42%) Service Delivery
5 4 (2.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (2.42%) PRINCE2
5 4 (2.42%) Information Security
5 4 (2.42%) Identity Management
5 4 (2.42%) Business Transformation
5 4 (2.42%) Mentoring
6 3 (1.82%) Incident Management
6 3 (1.82%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.42%) SQL
2 11 (6.67%) Perl
3 8 (4.85%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.82%) Java
5 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.27%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.67%) RHCE
5 9 (5.45%) MCSE
6 7 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.03%) MCITP
7 5 (3.03%) CCNA
8 4 (2.42%) Degree
8 4 (2.42%) MCTS
9 2 (1.21%) MCP
10 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.61%) CCNP
10 1 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 114 (69.09%) Active Directory
2 39 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.48%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (7.88%) vSphere
5 13 (7.88%) VMware ESX
6 11 (6.67%) Samba
7 8 (4.85%) XenApp
7 8 (4.85%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.42%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.82%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.82%) Xen
9 3 (1.82%) Firmware
9 3 (1.82%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (12.73%) SCCM
2 11 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 8 (4.85%) WSUS
3 8 (4.85%) SCOM
4 4 (2.42%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.82%) Nessus
5 3 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.21%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.61%) Netcool
Vendors
1 75 (45.45%) VMware
2 69 (41.82%) Microsoft
3 48 (29.09%) Citrix
4 33 (20.00%) Cisco
5 18 (10.91%) Oracle
6 14 (8.48%) HP
7 13 (7.88%) Symantec
8 11 (6.67%) Sun
9 9 (5.45%) Lotus
10 8 (4.85%) McAfee
10 8 (4.85%) Avaya
11 6 (3.64%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.64%) Juniper
11 6 (3.64%) Dell
12 4 (2.42%) Veeam
12 4 (2.42%) SonicWALL
12 4 (2.42%) Polycom
13 3 (1.82%) Brocade
13 3 (1.82%) Wyse
13 3 (1.82%) AppSense
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