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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 47 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 121 72 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.83% 3.25% 3.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.59% 17.14% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 34 53
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £491 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.83% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 12
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.00 £17.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% +9.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.23 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
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
688 420 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.77% 18.98% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 198 309
Average daily rate £338 £314 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% -1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 82 99
Average hourly rate £16.67 £16.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.18% -20.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £12.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £35.00 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 44 £325 -5.45% 5
Gloucestershire -5 29 £300 -7.69% 3
Bristol -12 17 £323 -9.47% 13
Somerset -13 12 £325 +85.71% 13
Devon -9 9 £263 -41.34% 1
Dorset - - - - 4
Cornwall - - - - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (49.72%) Active Directory
2 89 (49.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 78 (43.58%) Microsoft
4 76 (42.46%) VMware
5 73 (40.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (33.52%) MS Exchange
7 59 (32.96%) Security Cleared
8 49 (27.37%) Citrix
9 44 (24.58%) ITIL
10 43 (24.02%) DNS
11 42 (23.46%) HP
11 42 (23.46%) Windows 7
12 36 (20.11%) vSphere
13 34 (18.99%) Exchange Server 2010
14 33 (18.44%) DHCP
15 32 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (17.32%) SC Cleared
17 29 (16.20%) XenApp
17 29 (16.20%) Telecoms
18 27 (15.08%) Firewall
19 26 (14.53%) MS Excel
20 25 (13.97%) Hyper-V
21 24 (13.41%) SLA
21 24 (13.41%) DV Cleared
22 23 (12.85%) SCCM
22 23 (12.85%) SharePoint
23 22 (12.29%) Exchange Server 2007
24 21 (11.73%) TCP/IP
25 20 (11.17%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 60 (33.52%) MS Exchange
2 34 (18.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (12.85%) SharePoint
4 22 (12.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (6.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (6.70%) Lync
8 10 (5.59%) IIS
9 8 (4.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 26 (14.53%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) assyst
2 2 (1.12%) Summit
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.15%) Office 365
2 10 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (24.02%) DNS
2 33 (18.44%) DHCP
3 27 (15.08%) Firewall
4 21 (11.73%) TCP/IP
5 16 (8.94%) SAN
6 15 (8.38%) VPN
7 12 (6.70%) LAN
7 12 (6.70%) WAN
8 6 (3.35%) Network Security
9 4 (2.23%) Internet
9 4 (2.23%) IPv4
9 4 (2.23%) IPv6
10 3 (1.68%) Wireless
10 3 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.68%) LDAP
11 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.12%) 3G
11 2 (1.12%) MPLS
11 2 (1.12%) BGP
12 1 (0.56%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.12%) DTS
4 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.56%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 7 (3.91%) MSI
General
1 29 (16.20%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.38%) Finance
3 8 (4.47%) Back Office
4 5 (2.79%) Front Office
5 4 (2.23%) Military
5 4 (2.23%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (15.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (13.97%) Administrator
3 21 (11.73%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (9.50%) Consultant
5 15 (8.38%) Server Engineer
6 13 (7.26%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.15%) Support Technician
7 11 (6.15%) Analyst
8 9 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.47%) Storage Administrator
9 8 (4.47%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.91%) Applications Packager
10 7 (3.91%) Architect
11 6 (3.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.35%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.35%) Citrix Consultant
11 6 (3.35%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 5 (2.79%) IT Support
12 5 (2.79%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.26%) Web Services
2 7 (3.91%) JSP
3 6 (3.35%) .NET
4 4 (2.23%) XML
5 3 (1.68%) SAML
5 3 (1.68%) SOAP
5 3 (1.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 3 (1.68%) WCF
5 3 (1.68%) OAuth
5 3 (1.68%) XACML
5 3 (1.68%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (1.12%) WebCenter
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.12%) Middleware
7 1 (0.56%) CSS
7 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.26%) iPad
2 9 (5.03%) Clustering
3 6 (3.35%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.35%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.79%) iPhone
5 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.23%) Statistics
6 3 (1.68%) Economics
6 3 (1.68%) PKI
6 3 (1.68%) PDA
7 2 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.12%) CMDB
7 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.56%) DTV
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) Firmware
8 1 (0.56%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 179 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (49.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 73 (40.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (23.46%) Windows 7
5 16 (8.94%) Linux
6 14 (7.82%) Windows XP
7 12 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.03%) UNIX
9 8 (4.47%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.68%) Android
11 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.58%) ITIL
2 13 (7.26%) Service Management
3 11 (6.15%) Service Delivery
3 11 (6.15%) Migration
4 10 (5.59%) Change Management
4 10 (5.59%) Project Management
5 9 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (5.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (4.47%) Capacity Management
7 7 (3.91%) Software Distribution
7 7 (3.91%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.91%) Compatibility Testing
7 7 (3.91%) ITIL V3
8 5 (2.79%) Identity Management
9 4 (2.23%) CAD
9 4 (2.23%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (1.68%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (1.68%) Change Control
10 3 (1.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.82%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.35%) SQL
3 3 (1.68%) Java
4 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.56%) R
4 1 (0.56%) VB
4 1 (0.56%) VBA
4 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 59 (32.96%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.32%) SC Cleared
3 24 (13.41%) DV Cleared
4 20 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (6.15%) MCSE
6 6 (3.35%) MCITP
7 5 (2.79%) MCP
8 3 (1.68%) CCNP
8 3 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.68%) MCTS
9 2 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.12%) CCSP
9 2 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.56%) MCSA
10 1 (0.56%) RHCE
10 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.56%) Degree
10 1 (0.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.41%) SLA
2 4 (2.23%) QA
3 3 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.12%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 89 (49.72%) Active Directory
2 36 (20.11%) vSphere
3 32 (17.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (16.20%) XenApp
5 25 (13.97%) Hyper-V
6 20 (11.17%) XenDesktop
7 17 (9.50%) VMware ESX
8 9 (5.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.68%) UAG
11 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.12%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.12%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.56%) Samba
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.56%) vCloud
12 1 (0.56%) XenServer
12 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (12.85%) SCCM
2 15 (8.38%) HP SIM
2 15 (8.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 15 (8.38%) NetBackup
3 11 (6.15%) SCOM
4 9 (5.03%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.91%) AppDNA
6 6 (3.35%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.23%) WSUS
8 3 (1.68%) Netcool
8 3 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.68%) MIIS
8 3 (1.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.12%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.12%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.56%) nmon
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.56%) MOM
10 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 78 (43.58%) Microsoft
2 76 (42.46%) VMware
3 49 (27.37%) Citrix
4 42 (23.46%) HP
5 20 (11.17%) Symantec
6 17 (9.50%) Cisco
7 11 (6.15%) Apple
8 10 (5.59%) EMC
9 9 (5.03%) McAfee
10 8 (4.47%) 3PAR
10 8 (4.47%) Oracle
11 7 (3.91%) AppSense
12 5 (2.79%) Avaya
13 4 (2.23%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.23%) IBM
13 4 (2.23%) Remedy
14 3 (1.68%) Sophos
14 3 (1.68%) RightFax
14 3 (1.68%) Dell
15 2 (1.12%) Intel
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