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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 80 45 89
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +44
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 65 110 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.20% 3.61% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.32% 16.87% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 59 31
Median daily rate £300 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £174 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 5
Median hourly rate £13.75 £20.19 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.88% +26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £14.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £21.40 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
630 652 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.29% 21.40% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 364 356
Median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 87 82
Median hourly rate £15.43 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.88% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Gloucestershire -8 17 £375 -11.76% 5
Bristol -10 16 £300 +20.60% 14
Dorset 0 11 £280 +21.73% 4
Wiltshire -26 9 £363 +3.57% 2
Devon -4 5 £154 -
Somerset -4 3 £160 -32.77% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (66.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 86 (65.65%) Active Directory
4 83 (63.36%) Windows Server
5 69 (52.67%) VMware
6 63 (48.09%) Microsoft
7 48 (36.64%) Windows 7
8 42 (32.06%) MS Exchange
8 42 (32.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (27.48%) PowerShell
10 35 (26.72%) DNS
10 35 (26.72%) Citrix
11 33 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (21.37%) DHCP
13 26 (19.85%) Cisco
13 26 (19.85%) SCCM
14 25 (19.08%) MS Office
15 23 (17.56%) Migration
15 23 (17.56%) XenApp
16 22 (16.79%) Security Cleared
16 22 (16.79%) ITIL
16 22 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2010
17 21 (16.03%) SQL
17 21 (16.03%) VMware ESX
18 20 (15.27%) Data Centre
19 19 (14.50%) MCSE
19 19 (14.50%) HP
20 17 (12.98%) Finance
20 17 (12.98%) SQL Server

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 42 (32.06%) MS Exchange
2 22 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (9.92%) Skype for Business
6 11 (8.40%) IIS
7 10 (7.63%) SharePoint
8 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.53%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.76%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.76%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (19.08%) MS Office
2 15 (11.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.76%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.76%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.76%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.16%) Office 365
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.53%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (26.72%) DNS
2 28 (21.37%) DHCP
3 15 (11.45%) TCP/IP
4 14 (10.69%) Firewall
5 10 (7.63%) SAN
6 9 (6.87%) Internet
6 9 (6.87%) VPN
7 8 (6.11%) LAN
8 7 (5.34%) WAN
9 5 (3.82%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.29%) VoIP
10 3 (2.29%) Wireless
11 2 (1.53%) NAS
11 2 (1.53%) VLAN
12 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.76%) Multicast
12 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.76%) RTP
12 1 (0.76%) Skype
12 1 (0.76%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.76%) MS Access
5 1 (0.76%) OLAP
5 1 (0.76%) OLTP
5 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.76%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.76%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) CppUnit
1 1 (0.76%) MSTest
1 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (12.98%) Finance
2 4 (3.05%) Back Office
3 3 (2.29%) Law
3 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.29%) Military
4 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.27%) Analyst
1 20 (15.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.74%) Support Engineer
3 14 (10.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (9.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) Administrator
5 10 (7.63%) Desktop Support
6 9 (6.87%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Consultant
7 8 (6.11%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) IT Support
8 7 (5.34%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) IT Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.05%) Web Services
2 3 (2.29%) Middleware
3 2 (1.53%) HTML
3 2 (1.53%) J2EE
4 1 (0.76%) .NET
4 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.76%) COM
4 1 (0.76%) DHTML
4 1 (0.76%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.76%) RESTful
4 1 (0.76%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.76%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.76%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.27%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.16%) Fat Client
2 12 (9.16%) Thin Client
3 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.34%) Clustering
5 6 (4.58%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.58%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.05%) iPhone
7 3 (2.29%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.29%) iPad
8 2 (1.53%) CESG
8 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.53%) PKI
8 2 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.76%) Handset
9 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 131 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (66.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 83 (63.36%) Windows Server
4 48 (36.64%) Windows 7
5 42 (32.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (9.92%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.63%) Linux
8 8 (6.11%) Windows XP
9 7 (5.34%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.05%) Android
11 3 (2.29%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.53%) Unix
12 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.56%) Migration
2 22 (16.79%) ITIL
3 14 (10.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.34%) Service Management
5 5 (3.82%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.05%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (3.05%) High Availability
6 4 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.29%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.29%) Change Control
7 3 (2.29%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.29%) ITIL V3
7 3 (2.29%) Open Source
7 3 (2.29%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.29%) Server Building
7 3 (2.29%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.53%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.48%) PowerShell
2 21 (16.03%) SQL
3 7 (5.34%) VBScript
4 5 (3.82%) Java
5 4 (3.05%) C
6 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.53%) C#
6 2 (1.53%) C++
6 2 (1.53%) Perl
6 2 (1.53%) Python
6 2 (1.53%) VB
7 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 22 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.50%) MCSE
3 10 (7.63%) DV Cleared
3 10 (7.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (6.87%) MCSA
5 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.29%) CCNA
6 3 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.29%) Degree
6 3 (2.29%) MCP
7 2 (1.53%) CISSP
7 2 (1.53%) MCDST
7 2 (1.53%) RHCE
8 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.76%) MCITP
8 1 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) SLA
2 3 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.29%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 86 (65.65%) Active Directory
2 33 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (17.56%) XenApp
4 21 (16.03%) VMware ESX
5 17 (12.98%) XenDesktop
6 16 (12.21%) vSphere
7 14 (10.69%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (7.63%) Hyper-V
8 10 (7.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.53%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.53%) Firmware
9 2 (1.53%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (19.85%) SCCM
2 8 (6.11%) WSUS
3 3 (2.29%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.53%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.53%) SCOM
4 2 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.76%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.76%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (0.76%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.76%) SCSM
5 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 69 (52.67%) VMware
2 63 (48.09%) Microsoft
3 35 (26.72%) Citrix
4 26 (19.85%) Cisco
5 19 (14.50%) HP
6 13 (9.92%) NetApp
7 10 (7.63%) Oracle
8 9 (6.87%) Dell
9 8 (6.11%) Intel Security
9 8 (6.11%) Sophos
9 8 (6.11%) Wyse
10 6 (4.58%) AppSense
10 6 (4.58%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.58%) Veeam
11 4 (3.05%) CA
11 4 (3.05%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.29%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.29%) IBM
12 3 (2.29%) Symantec
13 2 (1.53%) Juniper
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 25 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 14 days ago