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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 75 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 61 96 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.11% 2.93% 3.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.27% 13.95% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 61
Median daily rate £325 £228 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
- +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -5.12%
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
594 688 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.55% 20.98% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 385 392
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 97 81
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.03 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +13.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £41.50 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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
Bristol +20 30 £300 +46.34% 4
Wiltshire -17 11 £500 +25.00% 3
Gloucestershire +1 7 £331 +120.83% 5
Somerset +5 5 £200 - 3
Devon -10 3 - - 1
Cornwall - 2 - -
Dorset -9 1 £220 - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (75.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 85 (68.55%) Active Directory
4 75 (60.48%) Windows Server
5 58 (46.77%) VMware
6 49 (39.52%) Microsoft
6 49 (39.52%) Windows 7
7 40 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (29.84%) Citrix
9 36 (29.03%) PowerShell
10 33 (26.61%) MS Exchange
11 28 (22.58%) DNS
12 27 (21.77%) XenApp
12 27 (21.77%) Migration
13 26 (20.97%) Finance
13 26 (20.97%) SCCM
13 26 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (20.16%) DHCP
15 22 (17.74%) MS Office
16 21 (16.94%) Cisco
16 21 (16.94%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (16.13%) Security Cleared
17 20 (16.13%) SQL
18 18 (14.52%) XenDesktop
19 17 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2010
19 17 (13.71%) Hyper-V
20 16 (12.90%) MCSE
21 15 (12.10%) TCP/IP
22 14 (11.29%) Dell
22 14 (11.29%) SharePoint

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 33 (26.61%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.29%) SharePoint
4 13 (10.48%) Skype for Business
5 12 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.65%) WebSphere
8 6 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (3.23%) IBM Notes
9 4 (3.23%) IIS
9 4 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.42%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.81%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (17.74%) MS Office
2 14 (11.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.81%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.81%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.81%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.06%) Office 365
2 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.58%) DNS
2 25 (20.16%) DHCP
3 15 (12.10%) TCP/IP
4 14 (11.29%) Firewall
4 14 (11.29%) SAN
5 13 (10.48%) LAN
6 12 (9.68%) WAN
7 9 (7.26%) VPN
8 6 (4.84%) Internet
9 5 (4.03%) NetScaler
9 5 (4.03%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.61%) ADSL
10 2 (1.61%) Wireless
11 1 (0.81%) DSL
11 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.81%) Extranet
11 1 (0.81%) Intranet
11 1 (0.81%) MPLS
11 1 (0.81%) RTP
11 1 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.81%) OLAP
4 1 (0.81%) OLTP
4 1 (0.81%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) CppUnit
1 1 (0.81%) MSTest
1 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (20.97%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.84%) Banking
4 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.42%) Back Office
5 3 (2.42%) Electronics
5 3 (2.42%) Law
5 3 (2.42%) Marketing
5 3 (2.42%) Military
6 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (18.55%) Support Engineer
2 22 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (16.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (11.29%) Architect
5 13 (10.48%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (10.48%) Consultant
6 12 (9.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (8.87%) Analyst
8 9 (7.26%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (6.45%) Administrator
9 8 (6.45%) Desktop Support
10 7 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.65%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.84%) IT Support
11 6 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (4.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
12 5 (4.03%) Citrix Consultant
13 4 (3.23%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (1.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) HTML
3 1 (0.81%) RESTful
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.81%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.81%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.65%) Fat Client
2 7 (5.65%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.84%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.84%) Replication
3 6 (4.84%) Smartphone
4 5 (4.03%) Clustering
5 4 (3.23%) EMC VNX
5 4 (3.23%) iPhone
6 3 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.42%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.42%) iPad
6 3 (2.42%) NHS
7 2 (1.61%) CESG
7 2 (1.61%) PKI
7 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) Handset
8 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (75.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 75 (60.48%) Windows Server
4 49 (39.52%) Windows 7
5 40 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (10.48%) Windows 8
7 11 (8.87%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.84%) Linux
9 5 (4.03%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.23%) Android
10 4 (3.23%) Unix
10 4 (3.23%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.61%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.77%) Migration
2 8 (6.45%) ITIL
2 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
3 6 (4.84%) Incident Management
3 6 (4.84%) Scrum
3 6 (4.84%) TOGAF
4 5 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.23%) Data Migration
5 4 (3.23%) Data Protection
5 4 (3.23%) Patch Management
5 4 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (3.23%) Server Building
5 4 (3.23%) Server Patching
6 3 (2.42%) Change Control
6 3 (2.42%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.42%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (2.42%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.42%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (2.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 20 (16.13%) SQL
3 12 (9.68%) VBScript
4 3 (2.42%) Java
5 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.61%) C
5 2 (1.61%) C#
5 2 (1.61%) C++
5 2 (1.61%) Perl
5 2 (1.61%) Python
5 2 (1.61%) VB
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (16.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 16 (12.90%) MCSE
4 9 (7.26%) DV Cleared
5 8 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.65%) MCSA
7 5 (4.03%) CCA
7 5 (4.03%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (4.03%) MCP
8 2 (1.61%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.61%) CCNA
8 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.61%) CISSP
8 2 (1.61%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.61%) MCDST
8 2 (1.61%) MCITP
8 2 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.61%) RHCE
8 2 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 85 (68.55%) Active Directory
2 27 (21.77%) XenApp
3 26 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (14.52%) XenDesktop
5 17 (13.71%) Hyper-V
6 10 (8.06%) VMware ESX
7 8 (6.45%) vSphere
8 7 (5.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (5.65%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (4.03%) VMware Server
10 4 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (2.42%) Firmware
11 3 (2.42%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.61%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (20.97%) SCCM
2 7 (5.65%) WSUS
3 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (4.03%) SCDPM
4 5 (4.03%) SCOM
5 2 (1.61%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.61%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.61%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.61%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.61%) SCSM
5 2 (1.61%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.81%) MOM
6 1 (0.81%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (46.77%) VMware
2 49 (39.52%) Microsoft
3 37 (29.84%) Citrix
4 21 (16.94%) Cisco
5 14 (11.29%) Dell
6 13 (10.48%) HP
7 7 (5.65%) Intel Security
7 7 (5.65%) Oracle
8 6 (4.84%) Wyse
9 5 (4.03%) NetApp
10 4 (3.23%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.23%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (3.23%) Lotus
10 4 (3.23%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (3.23%) SAP
10 4 (3.23%) Veeam
11 3 (2.42%) AppSense
11 3 (2.42%) Dell KACE
11 3 (2.42%) Juniper
11 3 (2.42%) WatchGuard
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