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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / South West
Rank 93 83 94
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 46 65 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.75% 2.18% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.85% 10.00% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 26
Median daily rate £264 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.60% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £17.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £18.20 £25.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
467 650 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.78% 21.83% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 402 353
Median daily rate £338 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 74 85
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 19 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Bristol +14 16 £500 +90.47% 3
Gloucestershire +10 14 £120 -58.62% 3
Wiltshire -20 5 £208 -40.71% 2
Dorset - 4 £265 - 1
Devon -6 2 £175 -6.66% 1
Somerset -5 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (81.37%) Windows Server
3 79 (77.45%) Active Directory
4 65 (63.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (48.04%) Microsoft
6 46 (45.10%) VMware
7 40 (39.22%) Windows 7
8 36 (35.29%) DNS
8 36 (35.29%) MS Exchange
9 35 (34.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (28.43%) MS Office
12 26 (25.49%) Security Cleared
12 26 (25.49%) Exchange Server 2010
13 20 (19.61%) Windows 10
14 19 (18.63%) DHCP
14 19 (18.63%) Office 365
15 18 (17.65%) PowerShell
15 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
16 17 (16.67%) SQL
16 17 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
17 16 (15.69%) Migration
18 15 (14.71%) Citrix
18 15 (14.71%) SC Cleared
18 15 (14.71%) Hyper-V
19 14 (13.73%) Client/Server
19 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
19 14 (13.73%) Wireless
20 13 (12.75%) Firewall
20 13 (12.75%) Windows 8

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 36 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 26 (25.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (12.75%) Skype for Business
4 12 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 11 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (7.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (6.86%) IIS
8 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.98%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.98%) Kentico
9 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (28.43%) MS Office
2 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.63%) Office 365
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.98%) IaaS
3 1 (0.98%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (35.29%) DNS
2 19 (18.63%) DHCP
3 14 (13.73%) Wireless
4 13 (12.75%) Firewall
5 11 (10.78%) Remote Desktop
6 10 (9.80%) Skype
7 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
8 8 (7.84%) LAN
8 8 (7.84%) VPN
8 8 (7.84%) WAN
9 5 (4.90%) Internet
10 4 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.94%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.94%) SAN
11 3 (2.94%) VoIP
12 2 (1.96%) IPv4
12 2 (1.96%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.96%) VLAN
13 1 (0.98%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.98%) MSI
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Local Government
2 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Electronics
3 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.94%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Back Office
4 2 (1.96%) Military
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 18 (17.65%) Analyst
3 12 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) IT Support
4 11 (10.78%) Support Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Architect
6 7 (6.86%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.88%) Customer Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Customer Support Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Systems Support
8 5 (4.90%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) .NET
2 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.98%) ADO
3 1 (0.98%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.98%) CSS
3 1 (0.98%) CSS3
3 1 (0.98%) HTML
3 1 (0.98%) HTML5
3 1 (0.98%) jQuery
3 1 (0.98%) NHibernate
3 1 (0.98%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.98%) Web Services
3 1 (0.98%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Client/Server
2 9 (8.82%) Fat Client
2 9 (8.82%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.90%) Clustering
4 4 (3.92%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.96%) CESG
5 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) iPad
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (81.37%) Windows Server
3 65 (63.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (39.22%) Windows 7
5 32 (31.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (19.61%) Windows 10
7 13 (12.75%) Windows 8
8 12 (11.76%) Linux
8 12 (11.76%) Windows XP
9 11 (10.78%) Mac OS X
10 10 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.92%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.69%) Migration
2 10 (9.80%) Network Management
2 10 (9.80%) Time Management
3 9 (8.82%) ITIL
4 8 (7.84%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.86%) Incident Management
6 6 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
6 6 (5.88%) Performance Management
7 5 (4.90%) Change Management
7 5 (4.90%) Service Management
8 4 (3.92%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.92%) ERP
9 3 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.94%) CRM
9 3 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (2.94%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (2.94%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.94%) Programme Management
9 3 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 17 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.96%) C#
4 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.75%) DBS Check
4 9 (8.82%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.94%) CCNA
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.94%) MCSE
7 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.98%) CCNP
8 1 (0.98%) MCITP
8 1 (0.98%) MCP
8 1 (0.98%) MCSA
8 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.96%) JSP 440
System Software
1 79 (77.45%) Active Directory
2 35 (34.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (14.71%) Hyper-V
5 11 (10.78%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (7.84%) XenApp
7 7 (6.86%) DFS Replication
7 7 (6.86%) XenDesktop
8 6 (5.88%) BitLocker
8 6 (5.88%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.92%) vSphere
10 2 (1.96%) Firmware
10 2 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.98%) UAG
11 1 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) SCCM
2 6 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (3.92%) WSUS
4 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.98%) Nagios
5 1 (0.98%) SCOM
5 1 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 49 (48.04%) Microsoft
2 46 (45.10%) VMware
3 15 (14.71%) Citrix
4 12 (11.76%) Apple
5 11 (10.78%) HP
5 11 (10.78%) Symantec
6 10 (9.80%) Cisco
6 10 (9.80%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.86%) AppSense
7 7 (6.86%) Oracle
7 7 (6.86%) SAP
7 7 (6.86%) Wyse
8 6 (5.88%) CA
9 4 (3.92%) Pegasus
9 4 (3.92%) QAD
10 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.96%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.96%) Capita
11 2 (1.96%) IronPort
11 2 (1.96%) Veeam