The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 51 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 105 77 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.46% 3.58% 3.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.18% 18.12% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 45 34
Average daily rate
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£323 £335 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.73% +27.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £193 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £488 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 7
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £17.23 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
649 425 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.41% 19.76% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 216 303
Average daily rate £325 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 71 85
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +16 37 £325 +3.17% 5
Gloucestershire -4 23 £300 -7.69% 8
Bristol -17 18 £320 -12.02% 8
Somerset -20 8 £338 +84.93% 13
Devon -11 7 £250 -29.82% 2
Dorset +3 1 - - 4
Cornwall -11 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 200 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 96 (48.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 95 (47.50%) Active Directory
5 83 (41.50%) VMware
6 76 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (35.00%) MS Exchange
8 55 (27.50%) Citrix
9 52 (26.00%) Security Cleared
10 51 (25.50%) Windows 7
10 51 (25.50%) ITIL
11 43 (21.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 40 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (18.00%) vSphere
14 33 (16.50%) XenApp
15 32 (16.00%) HP
15 32 (16.00%) DNS
16 31 (15.50%) SCCM
17 30 (15.00%) SC Cleared
18 29 (14.50%) DHCP
19 28 (14.00%) SQL Server
20 27 (13.50%) SharePoint
21 25 (12.50%) Windows XP
21 25 (12.50%) MS Excel
21 25 (12.50%) Telecoms
21 25 (12.50%) Finance
21 25 (12.50%) Migration
21 25 (12.50%) Firewall
22 24 (12.00%) Hyper-V
22 24 (12.00%) XenDesktop

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 70 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 43 (21.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (13.50%) SharePoint
4 22 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (6.50%) IIS
8 9 (4.50%) Lync
8 9 (4.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.00%) MS Office
3 4 (2.00%) MS Project
3 4 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) assyst
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.50%) Office 365
2 10 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.00%) DNS
2 29 (14.50%) DHCP
3 25 (12.50%) Firewall
4 22 (11.00%) SAN
5 21 (10.50%) TCP/IP
6 12 (6.00%) VPN
6 12 (6.00%) WAN
6 12 (6.00%) LAN
7 6 (3.00%) Network Security
8 5 (2.50%) Internet
8 5 (2.50%) VoIP
9 4 (2.00%) SMS
9 4 (2.00%) IPv4
9 4 (2.00%) IPv6
10 3 (1.50%) LDAP
10 3 (1.50%) Wireless
11 2 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.00%) 3G
12 1 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.00%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.00%) DTS
7 1 (0.50%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 5 (2.50%) MSI
2 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.00%) PVCS
General
1 25 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 25 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (3.50%) Front Office
2 7 (3.50%) Back Office
3 5 (2.50%) Banking
4 3 (1.50%) Military
5 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (11.50%) Consultant
3 22 (11.00%) Administrator
4 21 (10.50%) Support Engineer
5 18 (9.00%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (7.00%) Analyst
7 13 (6.50%) Server Engineer
8 12 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.00%) Support Technician
10 7 (3.50%) Architect
10 7 (3.50%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.50%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.00%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.50%) Technical Support
12 5 (2.50%) Applications Packager
12 5 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.50%) Web Services
2 9 (4.50%) .NET
3 5 (2.50%) JSP
4 4 (2.00%) XML
5 3 (1.50%) SAML
5 3 (1.50%) SOAP
5 3 (1.50%) WCF
5 3 (1.50%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (1.50%) OAuth
5 3 (1.50%) XACML
6 2 (1.00%) WebCenter
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 2 (1.00%) Middleware
7 1 (0.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.00%) iPad
2 10 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 10 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.50%) Clustering
4 8 (4.00%) Statistics
4 8 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.50%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.00%) CMDB
6 4 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.00%) NHS
7 3 (1.50%) Economics
7 3 (1.50%) PKI
7 3 (1.50%) iPhone
8 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.50%) Firmware
9 1 (0.50%) DTV
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) PDA
9 1 (0.50%) Kindle
9 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 200 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (48.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 76 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (25.50%) Windows 7
5 25 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 15 (7.50%) Linux
7 11 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.50%) UNIX
9 6 (3.00%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.00%) Android
11 2 (1.00%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.00%) AIX
11 2 (1.00%) Solaris
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.50%) ITIL
2 25 (12.50%) Migration
3 19 (9.50%) Change Management
4 13 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (6.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 13 (6.50%) Service Management
5 12 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (5.00%) Project Management
7 7 (3.50%) Capacity Management
7 7 (3.50%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (3.00%) Kanban
8 6 (3.00%) Scrum
8 6 (3.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (2.50%) Identity Management
9 5 (2.50%) Software Distribution
9 5 (2.50%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.00%) SQL
3 3 (1.50%) Java
4 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.50%) VB
5 1 (0.50%) VBA
5 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (9.50%) DV Cleared
5 15 (7.50%) MCSE
6 8 (4.00%) MCITP
7 7 (3.50%) MCP
8 3 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.00%) Degree
9 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.50%) RHCE
10 1 (0.50%) CCNP
10 1 (0.50%) MCSA
10 1 (0.50%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.50%) SLA
2 4 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.50%) QA
4 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 95 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 40 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (18.00%) vSphere
4 33 (16.50%) XenApp
5 24 (12.00%) Hyper-V
5 24 (12.00%) XenDesktop
6 17 (8.50%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.50%) UAG
8 3 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.50%) vCloud
9 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.50%) NFS
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.50%) Samba
9 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (15.50%) SCCM
2 15 (7.50%) SCOM
3 12 (6.00%) NetBackup
3 12 (6.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 12 (6.00%) HP SIM
4 9 (4.50%) Backup Exec
4 9 (4.50%) WSUS
5 6 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.50%) AppDNA
7 3 (1.50%) MIIS
7 3 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.50%) Netcool
7 3 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.50%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.00%) SCSM
8 2 (1.00%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.50%) MOM
9 1 (0.50%) nmon
9 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 100 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 83 (41.50%) VMware
3 55 (27.50%) Citrix
4 32 (16.00%) HP
5 17 (8.50%) Symantec
5 17 (8.50%) Cisco
6 13 (6.50%) Apple
7 10 (5.00%) EMC
8 8 (4.00%) AppSense
8 8 (4.00%) Oracle
9 6 (3.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.00%) McAfee
10 5 (2.50%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.00%) IBM
11 4 (2.00%) Sun
12 3 (1.50%) NetApp
12 3 (1.50%) Avaya
12 3 (1.50%) Remedy
13 2 (1.00%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.00%) RightFax
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