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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 84 48 70
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 55 102 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.88% 3.35% 2.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.62% 16.48% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 49 38
Median daily rate £300 £290 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £301 £298
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.19 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.25% +0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £21.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.48 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +8.70%
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
638 619 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.82% 20.34% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 308 353
Median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 93 86
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +6 16 £375 -11.76% 4
Wiltshire -17 12 £350 -2.09% 5
Bristol -13 9 £294 +17.50% 12
Dorset -3 8 £280 +8.73% 1
Somerset -1 4 £175 -30.27% 3
Devon -5 3 £154 -41.42% 1
Cornwall +2 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (68.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 77 (66.38%) Windows Server
4 71 (61.21%) Active Directory
5 68 (58.62%) VMware
6 54 (46.55%) Microsoft
7 42 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (34.48%) MS Exchange
9 39 (33.62%) Windows 7
10 33 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (26.72%) DNS
12 29 (25.00%) Citrix
12 29 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 25 (21.55%) Cisco
14 24 (20.69%) DHCP
14 24 (20.69%) SCCM
15 23 (19.83%) HP
15 23 (19.83%) Migration
16 22 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
17 20 (17.24%) SQL
18 19 (16.38%) ITIL
18 19 (16.38%) VMware ESX
18 19 (16.38%) Data Centre
19 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
19 18 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
20 17 (14.66%) XenApp
21 16 (13.79%) vSphere
21 16 (13.79%) MCSE
22 15 (12.93%) Disaster Recovery

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 40 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (8.62%) IIS
5 10 (8.62%) Skype for Business
6 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.86%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.86%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (12.93%) MS Office
2 13 (11.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.86%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.86%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.86%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.86%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.48%) Office 365
2 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.72%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.72%) DNS
2 24 (20.69%) DHCP
3 13 (11.21%) SAN
4 12 (10.34%) Firewall
4 12 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.90%) LAN
6 7 (6.03%) Internet
7 6 (5.17%) VPN
8 5 (4.31%) WAN
9 4 (3.45%) NAS
10 3 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.59%) VoIP
11 2 (1.72%) VLAN
11 2 (1.72%) Wireless
12 1 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.86%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.86%) Multicast
12 1 (0.86%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.86%) MS Access
6 1 (0.86%) OLAP
6 1 (0.86%) OLTP
6 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.86%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.86%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) CppUnit
1 1 (0.86%) MSTest
1 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (10.34%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Back Office
3 3 (2.59%) Law
3 3 (2.59%) Military
4 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
2 16 (13.79%) Analyst
2 16 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 13 (11.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (6.03%) Administrator
5 7 (6.03%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.03%) IT Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.17%) Consultant
6 6 (5.17%) IT Support
7 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Citrix Consultant
7 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (4.31%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.45%) Web Services
2 3 (2.59%) Middleware
3 2 (1.72%) J2EE
4 1 (0.86%) .NET
4 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.86%) COM
4 1 (0.86%) DHTML
4 1 (0.86%) HTML
4 1 (0.86%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.86%) RESTful
4 1 (0.86%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.86%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.86%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.38%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.48%) Fat Client
2 11 (9.48%) Thin Client
3 7 (6.03%) Clustering
4 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.59%) EqualLogic
4 3 (2.59%) iPad
4 3 (2.59%) iPhone
5 2 (1.72%) CESG
5 2 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.86%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (68.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 77 (66.38%) Windows Server
4 42 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (33.62%) Windows 7
6 10 (8.62%) Windows 8
7 9 (7.76%) Linux
8 6 (5.17%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.31%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.59%) Android
10 3 (2.59%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (2.59%) Unix
11 2 (1.72%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.83%) Migration
2 19 (16.38%) ITIL
3 15 (12.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (6.03%) Service Management
5 6 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (3.45%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (3.45%) High Availability
6 4 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.59%) Change Control
7 3 (2.59%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.59%) ITIL V3
7 3 (2.59%) Open Source
7 3 (2.59%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.59%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.59%) Time Management
8 2 (1.72%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.72%) Data Protection
8 2 (1.72%) Kernel Tuning
8 2 (1.72%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 20 (17.24%) SQL
3 4 (3.45%) C
3 4 (3.45%) Java
3 4 (3.45%) VBScript
4 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.72%) C#
4 2 (1.72%) C++
4 2 (1.72%) Perl
4 2 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.79%) MCSE
3 10 (8.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (7.76%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.76%) MCSA
5 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.59%) CCNA
6 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.59%) Degree
7 2 (1.72%) CISSP
7 2 (1.72%) MCITP
7 2 (1.72%) RHCE
8 1 (0.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) SLA
2 3 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.59%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 71 (61.21%) Active Directory
2 33 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (16.38%) VMware ESX
4 17 (14.66%) XenApp
5 16 (13.79%) vSphere
6 15 (12.93%) XenDesktop
7 14 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (8.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (6.90%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.72%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.72%) Firmware
10 2 (1.72%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (20.69%) SCCM
2 7 (6.03%) WSUS
3 3 (2.59%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.86%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.86%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.86%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.86%) Nessus
5 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.86%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (0.86%) SCOM
5 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 68 (58.62%) VMware
2 54 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 29 (25.00%) Citrix
4 25 (21.55%) Cisco
5 23 (19.83%) HP
6 13 (11.21%) NetApp
7 9 (7.76%) Dell
8 8 (6.90%) Oracle
8 8 (6.90%) Sophos
9 7 (6.03%) Wyse
10 6 (5.17%) AppSense
10 6 (5.17%) Intel Security
10 6 (5.17%) Veeam
11 5 (4.31%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.45%) CA
12 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.45%) Symantec
13 3 (2.59%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.59%) Forcepoint
13 3 (2.59%) IBM
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