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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 113 84 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.41% 3.66% 3.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.47% 18.42% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 41 51
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 14
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £14.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -9.34%
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
686 456 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.73% 19.84% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 221 296
Average daily rate £350 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 103 105
Average hourly rate £16.67 £15.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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
Gloucestershire +1 39 £330 +26.92% 8
Wiltshire +5 33 £345 -4.82% 8
Somerset -4 12 £325 +8.33% 13
Bristol -23 10 £325 +44.44% 15
Devon -15 9 £218 -51.39%
Dorset -3 1 £200 -40.29% 2
Cornwall - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 193 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (49.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 95 (49.22%) Active Directory
4 85 (44.04%) Microsoft
5 77 (39.90%) VMware
6 75 (38.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 73 (37.82%) Security Cleared
8 59 (30.57%) MS Exchange
9 56 (29.02%) ITIL
10 48 (24.87%) HP
10 48 (24.87%) Citrix
11 46 (23.83%) Windows 7
12 43 (22.28%) DNS
13 40 (20.73%) SC Cleared
14 38 (19.69%) Exchange Server 2010
15 36 (18.65%) vSphere
15 36 (18.65%) MS Excel
16 35 (18.13%) Firewall
17 33 (17.10%) DHCP
17 33 (17.10%) Telecoms
18 31 (16.06%) SLA
19 30 (15.54%) DV Cleared
20 29 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
21 28 (14.51%) XenApp
22 27 (13.99%) SCCM
23 26 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
23 26 (13.47%) Hyper-V
24 25 (12.95%) SharePoint
25 24 (12.44%) Symantec
26 23 (11.92%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 59 (30.57%) MS Exchange
2 38 (19.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (12.95%) SharePoint
4 23 (11.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (10.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (9.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (7.77%) Lync
9 8 (4.15%) IIS
10 6 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (18.65%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) assyst
2 2 (1.04%) Summit
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.52%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.63%) Office 365
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (22.28%) DNS
2 35 (18.13%) Firewall
3 33 (17.10%) DHCP
4 21 (10.88%) TCP/IP
5 19 (9.84%) WAN
5 19 (9.84%) SAN
6 18 (9.33%) LAN
7 17 (8.81%) VPN
8 4 (2.07%) Network Security
8 4 (2.07%) IPv4
8 4 (2.07%) IPv6
9 3 (1.55%) LDAP
9 3 (1.55%) Internet
9 3 (1.55%) Wireless
9 3 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.04%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.04%) 3G
10 2 (1.04%) BGP
10 2 (1.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.52%) Ingres
4 1 (0.52%) DTS
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.63%) MSI
General
1 33 (17.10%) Telecoms
2 14 (7.25%) Finance
3 11 (5.70%) Back Office
3 11 (5.70%) Military
4 5 (2.59%) Front Office
5 2 (1.04%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (16.58%) Administrator
2 26 (13.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (13.47%) Systems Administrator
3 19 (9.84%) Consultant
4 16 (8.29%) Analyst
5 15 (7.77%) Support Engineer
6 14 (7.25%) Server Engineer
7 12 (6.22%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (6.22%) Storage Administrator
7 12 (6.22%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 11 (5.70%) Support Technician
9 10 (5.18%) Architect
10 8 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.63%) Applications Packager
11 7 (3.63%) Citrix Consultant
12 6 (3.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.11%) Windows Server Engineer
12 6 (3.11%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.59%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (2.59%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.25%) Web Services
2 7 (3.63%) JSP
3 4 (2.07%) XML
4 3 (1.55%) SOAP
4 3 (1.55%) .NET
4 3 (1.55%) SAML
4 3 (1.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 3 (1.55%) WCF
4 3 (1.55%) XACML
4 3 (1.55%) OAuth
4 3 (1.55%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.04%) WebCenter
5 2 (1.04%) Middleware
6 1 (0.52%) CSS
6 1 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.77%) iPad
2 9 (4.66%) Clustering
3 7 (3.63%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.63%) iPhone
4 6 (3.11%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.07%) Statistics
6 3 (1.55%) Economics
6 3 (1.55%) PKI
7 2 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.04%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.04%) PDA
7 2 (1.04%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.52%) DTV
8 1 (0.52%) CMDB
8 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 193 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (49.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 75 (38.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (23.83%) Windows 7
5 18 (9.33%) Linux
6 17 (8.81%) Windows XP
7 15 (7.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.74%) UNIX
9 10 (5.18%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.59%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (2.59%) Android
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.52%) AIX
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (29.02%) ITIL
2 19 (9.84%) Service Management
3 17 (8.81%) Service Delivery
4 12 (6.22%) Change Management
4 12 (6.22%) Capacity Management
5 11 (5.70%) Migration
6 10 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (5.18%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (4.66%) Project Management
8 8 (4.15%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.63%) Compatibility Testing
9 7 (3.63%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.63%) Identity Management
9 7 (3.63%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.63%) Software Distribution
10 4 (2.07%) Software Deployment
10 4 (2.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (2.07%) CAD
11 3 (1.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.18%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.59%) SQL
3 3 (1.55%) Java
4 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.52%) C
4 1 (0.52%) VB
4 1 (0.52%) VBA
4 1 (0.52%) VB6
4 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 73 (37.82%) Security Cleared
2 40 (20.73%) SC Cleared
3 30 (15.54%) DV Cleared
4 26 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (7.25%) MCSE
6 9 (4.66%) MCITP
7 7 (3.63%) MCTS
8 5 (2.59%) MCP
9 3 (1.55%) CCNP
9 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.04%) CCSP
11 1 (0.52%) RHCE
11 1 (0.52%) Degree
11 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (16.06%) SLA
2 5 (2.59%) QA
3 3 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.04%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 95 (49.22%) Active Directory
2 36 (18.65%) vSphere
3 29 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (14.51%) XenApp
5 26 (13.47%) Hyper-V
6 18 (9.33%) XenDesktop
7 16 (8.29%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (4.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.55%) UAG
11 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.04%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.52%) NFS
12 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.52%) Samba
12 1 (0.52%) XenServer
12 1 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (13.99%) SCCM
2 19 (9.84%) NetBackup
2 19 (9.84%) HP SIM
2 19 (9.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 13 (6.74%) SCOM
4 9 (4.66%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (4.66%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.63%) AppDNA
6 4 (2.07%) WSUS
7 3 (1.55%) MIIS
7 3 (1.55%) Netcool
7 3 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.04%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.04%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.52%) MOM
9 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.52%) nmon
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 85 (44.04%) Microsoft
2 77 (39.90%) VMware
3 48 (24.87%) HP
3 48 (24.87%) Citrix
4 24 (12.44%) Symantec
5 17 (8.81%) Cisco
6 12 (6.22%) Remedy
6 12 (6.22%) McAfee
6 12 (6.22%) 3PAR
7 11 (5.70%) Apple
8 10 (5.18%) EMC
9 8 (4.15%) Oracle
10 6 (3.11%) AppSense
11 5 (2.59%) Avaya
11 5 (2.59%) RightFax
12 4 (2.07%) IronPort
12 4 (2.07%) NetApp
12 4 (2.07%) Intel
12 4 (2.07%) IBM
13 3 (1.55%) Dell
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