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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 47 62 47
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 107 79 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.44% 2.74% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.81% 12.46% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 38 41
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£325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £389 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £286 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.35 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.32% +9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.25 £16.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £83.25 £23.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.58%
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
677 634 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.75% 21.98% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 350 217
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £153 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 89 66
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £39.15 £24.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +7 36 £350 +7.69% 6
Somerset +18 19 £225 -33.33% 2
Gloucestershire +1 15 £415 +137.14% 8
Bristol -2 14 £248 -22.65% 3
Devon -1 12 £168 -33.00% 5
Cornwall +5 4 £281 - 3
Dorset +1 4 £230 -42.57% 5
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 195 (100.00%) Windows
2 134 (68.72%) Active Directory
3 133 (68.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 101 (51.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 90 (46.15%) VMware
6 82 (42.05%) Microsoft
7 57 (29.23%) Citrix
8 54 (27.69%) MS Exchange
9 53 (27.18%) Windows 7
10 43 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (20.51%) SQL
12 38 (19.49%) Security Cleared
13 34 (17.44%) Exchange Server 2010
14 31 (15.90%) Cisco
15 30 (15.38%) Windows XP
16 29 (14.87%) Migration
17 28 (14.36%) ITIL
18 27 (13.85%) DNS
18 27 (13.85%) SC Cleared
18 27 (13.85%) SCCM
19 26 (13.33%) SQL Server
20 24 (12.31%) Linux
20 24 (12.31%) MS Excel
21 23 (11.79%) Hyper-V
22 22 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2007
22 22 (11.28%) MS Office
22 22 (11.28%) DHCP
23 20 (10.26%) Oracle
23 20 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
24 19 (9.74%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 54 (27.69%) MS Exchange
2 34 (17.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.15%) IIS
6 11 (5.64%) Lync
7 10 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.56%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.51%) Apache
11 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.85%) DNS
2 22 (11.28%) DHCP
3 19 (9.74%) TCP/IP
3 19 (9.74%) Firewall
4 18 (9.23%) SAN
5 11 (5.64%) VPN
6 8 (4.10%) LAN
6 8 (4.10%) WAN
7 7 (3.59%) VLAN
8 6 (3.08%) NAS
8 6 (3.08%) VoIP
9 5 (2.56%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.54%) Internet
10 3 (1.54%) MPLS
10 3 (1.54%) Multicast
11 2 (1.03%) Intranet
11 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.03%) Wireless
11 2 (1.03%) WLAN
12 1 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
General
1 19 (9.74%) Finance
2 11 (5.64%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.64%) Banking
3 3 (1.54%) Legal
4 2 (1.03%) Back Office
4 2 (1.03%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Local Government
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (13.85%) Support Engineer
3 22 (11.28%) 3rd Line Support
4 16 (8.21%) Administrator
4 16 (8.21%) Analyst
4 16 (8.21%) Consultant
4 16 (8.21%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (7.18%) Designer
7 13 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (5.64%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (5.64%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 11 (5.64%) Senior Designer
9 10 (5.13%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.10%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.10%) Server Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.59%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) Service Analyst
12 6 (3.08%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.05%) .NET
2 3 (1.54%) J2EE
2 3 (1.54%) Web Services
2 3 (1.54%) WCF
3 1 (0.51%) HTML
3 1 (0.51%) XML
3 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.51%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.13%) Clustering
3 7 (3.59%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.08%) PKI
4 6 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.56%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.05%) User Experience
7 2 (1.03%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) Statistics
8 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 195 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (68.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 101 (51.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (27.18%) Windows 7
5 30 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 24 (12.31%) Linux
7 15 (7.69%) Solaris
8 9 (4.62%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.59%) UNIX
10 5 (2.56%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.05%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.03%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.87%) Migration
2 28 (14.36%) ITIL
3 9 (4.62%) Data Protection
4 8 (4.10%) Configuration Management
5 6 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (3.08%) Patch Management
6 5 (2.56%) ETL
6 5 (2.56%) Performance Improvement
6 5 (2.56%) Database Security
7 4 (2.05%) Business Transformation
7 4 (2.05%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.05%) Information Security
7 4 (2.05%) Identity Management
7 4 (2.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.05%) Mentoring
8 3 (1.54%) Server Hardening
8 3 (1.54%) Change Management
8 3 (1.54%) Data Security
8 3 (1.54%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.51%) SQL
2 14 (7.18%) Perl
3 12 (6.15%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.05%) C#
5 3 (1.54%) Java
5 3 (1.54%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.54%) VBScript
6 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (19.49%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.72%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.64%) RHCE
5 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.08%) MCSE
6 6 (3.08%) MCITP
7 4 (2.05%) Degree
8 3 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.54%) MCTS
9 2 (1.03%) MCSA
9 2 (1.03%) MCP
9 2 (1.03%) CCNA
10 1 (0.51%) CCNP
10 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.62%) SLA
2 3 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 134 (68.72%) Active Directory
2 43 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.79%) Hyper-V
4 20 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (9.74%) vSphere
6 14 (7.18%) VMware ESX
7 11 (5.64%) Samba
7 11 (5.64%) XenApp
8 8 (4.10%) XenDesktop
9 7 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.05%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.05%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.54%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.54%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.54%) Firmware
11 3 (1.54%) Xen
12 2 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (13.85%) SCCM
2 14 (7.18%) SCOM
3 11 (5.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 11 (5.64%) WSUS
4 4 (2.05%) SCOrch
4 4 (2.05%) SCSM
4 4 (2.05%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.54%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.54%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.54%) Nessus
6 2 (1.03%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.03%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 90 (46.15%) VMware
2 82 (42.05%) Microsoft
3 57 (29.23%) Citrix
4 31 (15.90%) Cisco
5 20 (10.26%) Oracle
6 16 (8.21%) Symantec
7 15 (7.69%) HP
8 11 (5.64%) Sun
9 10 (5.13%) Lotus
10 6 (3.08%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.08%) Dell
11 5 (2.56%) Avaya
11 5 (2.56%) Veeam
12 4 (2.05%) McAfee
12 4 (2.05%) Google
12 4 (2.05%) Brocade
12 4 (2.05%) Juniper
13 3 (1.54%) CA
13 3 (1.54%) Wyse
13 3 (1.54%) AppSense
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