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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 102 80 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.36% 2.47% 2.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.56% 11.68% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 32
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£290 £290 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £148 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 4
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £24.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -17.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £94.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £17.50 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -20.90%
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
616 685 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.26% 21.16% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 352 282
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £148 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 86 88
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -0.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.55 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 May 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 May 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 +23 29 £358 +24.34% 16
Bristol +22 20 £250 -42.82% 11
Gloucestershire -17 19 £425 +136.11% 9
Somerset +20 15 £251 -40.94% 1
Devon +2 8 £263 -6.25% 4
Cornwall +2 3 £238 - 3
Dorset -5 3 £258 -39.41% 5
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (72.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 106 (68.39%) Active Directory
4 75 (48.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (44.52%) VMware
6 65 (41.94%) Microsoft
7 45 (29.03%) Citrix
8 41 (26.45%) MS Exchange
9 37 (23.87%) SQL
10 36 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 33 (21.29%) Windows 7
12 32 (20.65%) Cisco
13 26 (16.77%) Security Cleared
13 26 (16.77%) DNS
14 25 (16.13%) Firewall
15 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
15 24 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
16 22 (14.19%) SC Cleared
17 21 (13.55%) DHCP
18 20 (12.90%) MS Office
18 20 (12.90%) Windows XP
19 19 (12.26%) TCP/IP
19 19 (12.26%) SCCM
19 19 (12.26%) Migration
19 19 (12.26%) Finance
20 18 (11.61%) MS Excel
20 18 (11.61%) ITIL
21 17 (10.97%) LAN
21 17 (10.97%) WAN
21 17 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 41 (26.45%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (9.03%) IIS
5 12 (7.74%) SharePoint
6 8 (5.16%) Lync
7 7 (4.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.87%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.65%) Apache
9 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (12.90%) MS Office
2 18 (11.61%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.45%) Office 365
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.77%) DNS
2 25 (16.13%) Firewall
3 21 (13.55%) DHCP
4 19 (12.26%) TCP/IP
5 17 (10.97%) WAN
5 17 (10.97%) LAN
6 16 (10.32%) VPN
7 15 (9.68%) SAN
8 8 (5.16%) VoIP
9 7 (4.52%) Internet
9 7 (4.52%) VLAN
10 6 (3.87%) NAS
10 6 (3.87%) MPLS
11 5 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (3.23%) Wireless
12 4 (2.58%) IP Telephony
12 4 (2.58%) WLAN
13 3 (1.94%) SMTP
13 3 (1.94%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (7.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) WinRunner
1 1 (0.65%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (12.26%) Finance
2 12 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.16%) Banking
4 2 (1.29%) Back Office
4 2 (1.29%) Law
4 2 (1.29%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (18.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (15.48%) Support Engineer
3 18 (11.61%) 3rd Line Support
3 18 (11.61%) Consultant
4 15 (9.68%) Analyst
5 11 (7.10%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (7.10%) Administrator
5 11 (7.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Designer
6 10 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Senior Designer
8 7 (4.52%) Technical Support
8 7 (4.52%) DBA
9 6 (3.87%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (3.87%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.94%) J2EE
2 2 (1.29%) COM
3 1 (0.65%) XML
3 1 (0.65%) Flash
3 1 (0.65%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.45%) Clustering
2 9 (5.81%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.87%) PKI
5 5 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.94%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.94%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.29%) Handset
8 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.29%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.65%) PDA
9 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.65%) Kindle
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 155 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (72.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 75 (48.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (21.29%) Windows 7
5 20 (12.90%) Windows XP
6 14 (9.03%) Linux
7 12 (7.74%) Solaris
8 8 (5.16%) Windows NT
9 7 (4.52%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.87%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (3.87%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.23%) UNIX
12 3 (1.94%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.29%) Android
13 2 (1.29%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.26%) Migration
2 18 (11.61%) ITIL
3 8 (5.16%) Configuration Management
4 6 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (3.23%) Database Security
5 5 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 5 (3.23%) Performance Improvement
5 5 (3.23%) ETL
6 4 (2.58%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.58%) Change Management
6 4 (2.58%) PRINCE2
6 4 (2.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.58%) Identity Management
6 4 (2.58%) Data Protection
7 3 (1.94%) Data Migration
7 3 (1.94%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (1.29%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.29%) Data Modelling
8 2 (1.29%) Service Management
8 2 (1.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.87%) SQL
2 10 (6.45%) Perl
3 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.58%) Java
5 3 (1.94%) C
6 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (16.77%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.19%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.45%) MCSE
3 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.81%) RHCE
5 8 (5.16%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.23%) CCNA
8 4 (2.58%) Degree
9 2 (1.29%) MCITP
9 2 (1.29%) MCP
9 2 (1.29%) CCEE
9 2 (1.29%) CCAA
9 2 (1.29%) VCP5
9 2 (1.29%) CCA
9 2 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.29%) MCSA
9 2 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.65%) MCTS
10 1 (0.65%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 106 (68.39%) Active Directory
2 36 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (10.97%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.74%) VMware ESX
5 11 (7.10%) XenApp
5 11 (7.10%) vSphere
6 10 (6.45%) XenDesktop
7 9 (5.81%) Samba
8 8 (5.16%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.58%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.94%) Xen
10 3 (1.94%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.94%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.29%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.65%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (12.26%) SCCM
2 11 (7.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 10 (6.45%) SCOM
4 8 (5.16%) WSUS
5 5 (3.23%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.94%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.94%) Nessus
6 3 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.65%) Netcool
7 1 (0.65%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 69 (44.52%) VMware
2 65 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 45 (29.03%) Citrix
4 32 (20.65%) Cisco
5 15 (9.68%) Symantec
6 14 (9.03%) Oracle
7 12 (7.74%) HP
8 9 (5.81%) Sun
9 8 (5.16%) Lotus
9 8 (5.16%) Avaya
9 8 (5.16%) McAfee
10 6 (3.87%) Veeam
10 6 (3.87%) SonicWALL
10 6 (3.87%) Juniper
10 6 (3.87%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.87%) Dell
11 4 (2.58%) Polycom
12 3 (1.94%) Wyse
12 3 (1.94%) Sophos
12 3 (1.94%) AppSense
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