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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 51 48 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 102 109 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.14% 3.58% 3.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.70% 16.08% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 44
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£319 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £415 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.22 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.17% +22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £15.75 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £52.75 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
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
694 678 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.34% 22.27% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 377 203
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 91 68
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £36.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 0 35 £350 +1.81%
Devon +7 19 £300 +20.00% 5
Somerset +8 16 £225 -33.33% 4
Gloucestershire -13 15 £150 -50.00% 8
Bristol -14 9 £179 -44.14% 11
Dorset +1 6 - - 1
Cornwall +5 1 £325 - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 205 (100.00%) Windows
2 144 (70.24%) Active Directory
3 129 (62.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 102 (49.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (44.39%) VMware
6 85 (41.46%) Microsoft
7 60 (29.27%) Windows 7
8 56 (27.32%) Citrix
9 55 (26.83%) MS Exchange
10 52 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 49 (23.90%) Security Cleared
12 36 (17.56%) Exchange Server 2010
13 35 (17.07%) ITIL
13 35 (17.07%) SQL
14 34 (16.59%) Migration
15 31 (15.12%) SC Cleared
15 31 (15.12%) DNS
16 29 (14.15%) Cisco
16 29 (14.15%) Windows XP
17 27 (13.17%) MS Excel
18 26 (12.68%) DHCP
18 26 (12.68%) SQL Server
18 26 (12.68%) Hyper-V
19 25 (12.20%) DV Cleared
19 25 (12.20%) MS Office
19 25 (12.20%) Linux
20 24 (11.71%) SCCM
20 24 (11.71%) VMware ESXi
21 23 (11.22%) Finance
22 21 (10.24%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 55 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 36 (17.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (8.29%) SharePoint
6 13 (6.34%) Lync
7 11 (5.37%) IIS
8 9 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.46%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.49%) Apache
11 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (13.17%) MS Excel
2 25 (12.20%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Agresso
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.34%) Office 365
2 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.98%) Symantec.cloud
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.12%) DNS
2 26 (12.68%) DHCP
3 20 (9.76%) SAN
4 16 (7.80%) Firewall
5 15 (7.32%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.90%) VPN
7 7 (3.41%) NAS
8 6 (2.93%) VLAN
9 5 (2.44%) LAN
10 4 (1.95%) VoIP
10 4 (1.95%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.95%) WAN
11 3 (1.46%) Multicast
12 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.98%) Intranet
12 2 (0.98%) Internet
13 1 (0.49%) MPLS
13 1 (0.49%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.49%) DB2
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
General
1 23 (11.22%) Finance
2 12 (5.85%) Banking
3 9 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.95%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.46%) Legal
6 2 (0.98%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (20.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (11.22%) Administrator
3 20 (9.76%) Support Engineer
4 19 (9.27%) 3rd Line Support
5 17 (8.29%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (7.32%) Consultant
7 14 (6.83%) Analyst
8 13 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (6.34%) Designer
9 11 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (5.37%) Desktop Support
10 10 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (4.88%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 10 (4.88%) Senior Designer
11 9 (4.39%) Server Engineer
12 7 (3.41%) Wintel Engineer
13 6 (2.93%) Service Desk Analyst
13 6 (2.93%) Architect
13 6 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (2.93%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.41%) .NET
2 6 (2.93%) Web Services
2 6 (2.93%) WCF
3 3 (1.46%) J2EE
4 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.49%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) XML
5 1 (0.49%) COM
5 1 (0.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.83%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.88%) Clustering
3 6 (2.93%) PKI
3 6 (2.93%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.93%) Thin Client
3 6 (2.93%) Fat Client
3 6 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.44%) User Experience
4 5 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.95%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (1.95%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.46%) Replication
7 1 (0.49%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.49%) NHS
7 1 (0.49%) Statistics
7 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.49%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 205 (100.00%) Windows
2 129 (62.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 102 (49.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (29.27%) Windows 7
5 29 (14.15%) Windows XP
6 25 (12.20%) Linux
7 14 (6.83%) Solaris
8 8 (3.90%) UNIX
9 7 (3.41%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.98%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.98%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.07%) ITIL
2 34 (16.59%) Migration
3 15 (7.32%) Data Protection
4 8 (3.90%) Configuration Management
4 8 (3.90%) Patch Management
5 6 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (2.44%) Data Security
6 5 (2.44%) Unit Testing
6 5 (2.44%) Time Management
6 5 (2.44%) Web Development
6 5 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (1.95%) Mentoring
7 4 (1.95%) Performance Improvement
7 4 (1.95%) Business Transformation
7 4 (1.95%) Database Security
7 4 (1.95%) Identity Management
7 4 (1.95%) Information Security
7 4 (1.95%) ETL
7 4 (1.95%) PRINCE2
8 3 (1.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.07%) SQL
2 18 (8.78%) PowerShell
3 15 (7.32%) Perl
4 7 (3.41%) C#
5 5 (2.44%) VBScript
5 5 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.46%) Java
7 1 (0.49%) C
7 1 (0.49%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (23.90%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.12%) SC Cleared
3 25 (12.20%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.88%) RHCE
5 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.93%) MCITP
7 4 (1.95%) Degree
7 4 (1.95%) MCSE
8 3 (1.46%) MCSA
8 3 (1.46%) MCTS
9 2 (0.98%) MCP
10 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.49%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.49%) CCNP
10 1 (0.49%) CCNA
10 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.49%) VCP5
10 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) SLA
2 6 (2.93%) QA
3 3 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (70.24%) Active Directory
2 52 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 24 (11.71%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (9.76%) vSphere
6 15 (7.32%) XenApp
6 15 (7.32%) VMware ESX
7 12 (5.85%) XenDesktop
8 10 (4.88%) Samba
9 7 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.44%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.95%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.46%) Firmware
12 3 (1.46%) Xen
12 3 (1.46%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.49%) NFS
14 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (11.71%) SCCM
2 13 (6.34%) SCOM
3 11 (5.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (4.39%) WSUS
5 5 (2.44%) SCSM
5 5 (2.44%) SCOrch
5 5 (2.44%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.46%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.46%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.46%) Nessus
6 3 (1.46%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.98%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 91 (44.39%) VMware
2 85 (41.46%) Microsoft
3 56 (27.32%) Citrix
4 29 (14.15%) Cisco
5 21 (10.24%) Oracle
6 20 (9.76%) Symantec
7 15 (7.32%) HP
8 10 (4.88%) Sun
9 7 (3.41%) Dell
9 7 (3.41%) Lotus
10 6 (2.93%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.93%) ArcSight
11 5 (2.44%) Veeam
12 4 (1.95%) Google
12 4 (1.95%) Brocade
13 3 (1.46%) McAfee
13 3 (1.46%) AppSense
13 3 (1.46%) Wyse
13 3 (1.46%) Juniper
13 3 (1.46%) CA
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