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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 83 83 63
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 59 69 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.11% 2.16% 2.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.92% 10.99% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 42
Median daily rate £190 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.15% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £167 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £434 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 18
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -25.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £34.10 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
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
595 628 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.30% 19.65% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 350 403
Median daily rate £320 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £136 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 64 128
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Gloucestershire +16 25 £153 -52.15% 3
Dorset +10 15 £238 -50.00% 8
Bristol +4 9 £325 - 9
Wiltshire -8 7 £310 -3.50% 2
Somerset +12 1 £190 -5.00%
Devon -3 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (77.39%) Windows Server
3 82 (71.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 79 (68.70%) Active Directory
5 55 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 54 (46.96%) VMware
7 48 (41.74%) Windows 7
8 42 (36.52%) MS Exchange
9 39 (33.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (31.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 32 (27.83%) DNS
12 28 (24.35%) PowerShell
13 27 (23.48%) DHCP
14 25 (21.74%) SQL
14 25 (21.74%) Security Cleared
14 25 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
15 23 (20.00%) Citrix
15 23 (20.00%) Hyper-V
15 23 (20.00%) Migration
16 22 (19.13%) MS Office
17 20 (17.39%) Office 365
18 18 (15.65%) Cisco
18 18 (15.65%) Firewall
19 16 (13.91%) TCP/IP
19 16 (13.91%) HP
19 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
19 16 (13.91%) SCCM
20 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
20 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
21 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification

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 42 (36.52%) MS Exchange
2 25 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (9.57%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.57%) Skype for Business
4 10 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.22%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (5.22%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.48%) IBM Domino
7 4 (3.48%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.48%) IIS
8 3 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.87%) Kentico
9 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (19.13%) MS Office
2 16 (13.91%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.39%) Office 365
2 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.87%) IaaS
4 1 (0.87%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (27.83%) DNS
2 27 (23.48%) DHCP
3 18 (15.65%) Firewall
4 16 (13.91%) TCP/IP
5 14 (12.17%) LAN
6 13 (11.30%) SAN
6 13 (11.30%) WAN
7 12 (10.43%) VPN
8 8 (6.96%) Wireless
9 7 (6.09%) NetScaler
10 6 (5.22%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (3.48%) Ethernet
11 4 (3.48%) VoIP
12 3 (2.61%) Internet
12 3 (2.61%) Skype
12 3 (2.61%) VLAN
13 2 (1.74%) ADSL
13 2 (1.74%) IPv4
14 1 (0.87%) SNMP
14 1 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) MSI
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (11.30%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Banking
3 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.35%) Back Office
5 3 (2.61%) Local Government
5 3 (2.61%) Military
6 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.87%) Electronics
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (20.87%) Support Engineer
2 18 (15.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (13.91%) Analyst
4 15 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (10.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (10.43%) Architect
6 11 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.57%) Support Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.96%) IT Support
9 6 (5.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Consultant
9 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) Middleware
2 3 (2.61%) .NET
3 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.74%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.87%) ADO
4 1 (0.87%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.87%) CSS
4 1 (0.87%) CSS3
4 1 (0.87%) HTML
4 1 (0.87%) HTML5
4 1 (0.87%) jQuery
4 1 (0.87%) NHibernate
4 1 (0.87%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Fat Client
1 10 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 8 (6.96%) Clustering
3 6 (5.22%) Driving Licence
3 6 (5.22%) Replication
4 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.48%) CESG
4 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.48%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.61%) NHS
6 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.87%) iPad
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (77.39%) Windows Server
3 82 (71.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (41.74%) Windows 7
5 39 (33.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (12.17%) Windows 8
7 13 (11.30%) Windows 10
8 7 (6.09%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.22%) Linux
10 5 (4.35%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.74%) Unix
11 2 (1.74%) VMS
11 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.00%) Migration
2 10 (8.70%) ITIL
3 9 (7.83%) Time Management
4 8 (6.96%) PRINCE2
5 7 (6.09%) Network Management
5 7 (6.09%) Scrum
5 7 (6.09%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.09%) TOGAF
6 6 (5.22%) Incident Management
6 6 (5.22%) Service Management
7 4 (3.48%) Data Migration
7 4 (3.48%) Data Security
7 4 (3.48%) Patch Management
7 4 (3.48%) Server Patching
8 3 (2.61%) Application Virtualisation
8 3 (2.61%) Innovation Management
8 3 (2.61%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.61%) Project Management
8 3 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.61%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.35%) PowerShell
2 25 (21.74%) SQL
3 6 (5.22%) VBScript
4 2 (1.74%) C#
4 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (9.57%) MCSE
5 9 (7.83%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.22%) DBS Check
6 6 (5.22%) MCSA
7 5 (4.35%) CCA
7 5 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (3.48%) CCNA
8 4 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.61%) MCITP
9 3 (2.61%) MCP
10 2 (1.74%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.74%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.87%) CCNP
11 1 (0.87%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 79 (68.70%) Active Directory
2 36 (31.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 14 (12.17%) XenApp
5 10 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 8 (6.96%) VMware ESX
7 7 (6.09%) vSphere
8 6 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (3.48%) BitLocker
10 4 (3.48%) Firmware
10 4 (3.48%) Terminal Services
10 4 (3.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (2.61%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.74%) XenServer
13 1 (0.87%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.87%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (13.91%) SCCM
2 7 (6.09%) WSUS
3 5 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (3.48%) SCDPM
4 4 (3.48%) SCOM
4 4 (3.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.74%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.87%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.87%) MOM
6 1 (0.87%) Nagios
6 1 (0.87%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.87%) SCSM
6 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.87%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 54 (46.96%) VMware
3 23 (20.00%) Citrix
4 18 (15.65%) Cisco
5 16 (13.91%) HP
6 11 (9.57%) Dell
7 9 (7.83%) Symantec
8 7 (6.09%) Wyse
9 5 (4.35%) Apple
9 5 (4.35%) AppSense
9 5 (4.35%) Oracle
10 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.48%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (3.48%) Lotus
10 4 (3.48%) NetApp
10 4 (3.48%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (3.48%) Veeam
11 3 (2.61%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.61%) Dell KACE
11 3 (2.61%) Sophos