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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 90 42 66
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 52 112 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 3.96% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.67% 18.12% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 48 32
Average daily rate
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£240 £321 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £145 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £427 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £13.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £29.55 £83.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
600 618 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.33% 21.86% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 297 297
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 82 71
Average hourly rate £16.72 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £30.00 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +11 23 £350 +8.52% 9
Bristol -5 9 £225 -50.00% 10
Devon -19 5 £263 -7.89% 7
Dorset -4 4 £258 -41.14% 4
Somerset -6 4 £168 -55.33% 3
Gloucestershire -42 4 £175 -39.65% 13
Cornwall - - - - 3
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 150 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (62.67%) Active Directory
3 89 (59.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 70 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 65 (43.33%) VMware
6 53 (35.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (29.33%) MS Exchange
8 37 (24.67%) Firewall
9 36 (24.00%) Security Cleared
10 35 (23.33%) Citrix
10 35 (23.33%) ITIL
11 32 (21.33%) SQL
12 31 (20.67%) SQL Server
12 31 (20.67%) DNS
13 29 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (19.33%) Windows 7
14 28 (18.67%) DHCP
14 28 (18.67%) MS Excel
15 27 (18.00%) WAN
16 26 (17.33%) SC Cleared
16 26 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2007
17 25 (16.67%) LAN
17 25 (16.67%) MS Office
18 23 (15.33%) Windows XP
19 22 (14.67%) Cisco
19 22 (14.67%) SCCM
20 21 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (12.67%) SharePoint
22 18 (12.00%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 44 (29.33%) MS Exchange
2 26 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 21 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (12.67%) SharePoint
5 9 (6.00%) IIS
6 7 (4.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (4.00%) Lync
7 6 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.67%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 28 (18.67%) MS Excel
2 25 (16.67%) MS Office
3 4 (2.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.00%) Office 365
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.67%) Firewall
2 31 (20.67%) DNS
3 28 (18.67%) DHCP
4 27 (18.00%) WAN
5 25 (16.67%) LAN
6 18 (12.00%) TCP/IP
7 15 (10.00%) SAN
7 15 (10.00%) VPN
8 10 (6.67%) Internet
9 7 (4.67%) VoIP
10 5 (3.33%) MPLS
10 5 (3.33%) Wireless
10 5 (3.33%) VLAN
10 5 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.67%) IP Telephony
11 4 (2.67%) WLAN
12 3 (2.00%) SMTP
12 3 (2.00%) SMS
13 1 (0.67%) PBX
13 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) MSI
2 1 (0.67%) WinRunner
2 1 (0.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (9.33%) Finance
3 6 (4.00%) Military
3 6 (4.00%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Back Office
5 2 (1.33%) Publishing
5 2 (1.33%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (17.33%) Analyst
3 20 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 20 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 16 (10.67%) Administrator
5 12 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (8.00%) Server Engineer
6 11 (7.33%) Consultant
6 11 (7.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.67%) DBA
8 7 (4.67%) Technical Support
8 7 (4.67%) Architect
8 7 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) Systems Support
10 5 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) Web Services
2 2 (1.33%) COM
3 1 (0.67%) Flash
3 1 (0.67%) HTML
3 1 (0.67%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 11 (7.33%) Clustering
3 7 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.67%) iPhone
6 4 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.00%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.00%) iPad
8 2 (1.33%) Handset
8 2 (1.33%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.67%) PDA
9 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.67%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.67%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 150 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (59.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 53 (35.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (19.33%) Windows 7
5 23 (15.33%) Windows XP
6 16 (10.67%) Linux
7 12 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (5.33%) UNIX
10 7 (4.67%) Windows NT
11 6 (4.00%) Android
11 6 (4.00%) Solaris
12 5 (3.33%) Windows 2000
12 5 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.67%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.67%) AIX
15 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.33%) ITIL
2 13 (8.67%) Migration
3 9 (6.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (4.67%) Service Management
4 7 (4.67%) Capacity Management
5 6 (4.00%) Change Management
6 5 (3.33%) ETL
6 5 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.33%) TOGAF
6 5 (3.33%) Identity Management
6 5 (3.33%) Database Security
6 5 (3.33%) Performance Improvement
7 4 (2.67%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (1.33%) Network Management
9 2 (1.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.33%) SQL
2 7 (4.67%) Perl
3 5 (3.33%) C
3 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.00%) Java
4 3 (2.00%) VBScript
4 3 (2.00%) VB
5 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (17.33%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (12.00%) MCSE
5 12 (8.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.33%) CCNA
7 5 (3.33%) RHCE
7 5 (3.33%) MCTS
7 5 (3.33%) VCP4
8 4 (2.67%) MCITP
8 4 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.00%) MCP
9 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.33%) VCP5
10 2 (1.33%) CCEE
10 2 (1.33%) CCAA
10 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.33%) CCA
10 2 (1.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 94 (62.67%) Active Directory
2 29 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.00%) vSphere
4 17 (11.33%) Hyper-V
5 15 (10.00%) XenApp
6 7 (4.67%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.33%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.33%) Samba
7 5 (3.33%) VMware Server
7 5 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.00%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.33%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (14.67%) SCCM
2 9 (6.00%) SCOM
3 8 (5.33%) NetBackup
4 7 (4.67%) WSUS
5 5 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (3.33%) HP SIM
6 4 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.67%) Netcool
7 1 (0.67%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.67%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 65 (43.33%) VMware
3 35 (23.33%) Citrix
4 22 (14.67%) Cisco
5 13 (8.67%) HP
6 10 (6.67%) Remedy
7 9 (6.00%) McAfee
8 7 (4.67%) Oracle
8 7 (4.67%) Symantec
8 7 (4.67%) Avaya
8 7 (4.67%) SonicWALL
9 6 (4.00%) Juniper
10 5 (3.33%) Sun
10 5 (3.33%) NetApp
10 5 (3.33%) Lotus
10 5 (3.33%) Veeam
10 5 (3.33%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.67%) Polycom
12 3 (2.00%) Dell
13 2 (1.33%) RightFax
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