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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 56 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 98 78 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.91% 3.62% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.37% 17.22% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 34 51
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£325 £295 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £163 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £316
% change year-on-year
- -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £27.50 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.19
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -10.08%
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
733 453 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.75% 21.01% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 206 300
Average daily rate £375 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £140 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 106 100
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -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 21 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
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 21 October 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 21 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 38 £330 +17.85% 15
Wiltshire -5 23 £450 +38.46% 11
Bristol -33 11 £325 +60.49% 27
Somerset -7 10 £325 +8.33% 15
Devon -14 9 £218 -30.95% 1
Dorset -4 2 £200 -52.94% 6
Cornwall - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (50.75%) Active Directory
2 102 (50.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 85 (42.29%) Microsoft
4 80 (39.80%) VMware
5 78 (38.81%) Security Cleared
6 73 (36.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (30.85%) ITIL
8 59 (29.35%) MS Exchange
9 49 (24.38%) Citrix
10 47 (23.38%) HP
11 46 (22.89%) DNS
12 45 (22.39%) Windows 7
13 44 (21.89%) SC Cleared
14 40 (19.90%) Exchange Server 2010
15 39 (19.40%) MS Excel
16 37 (18.41%) vSphere
17 36 (17.91%) DHCP
17 36 (17.91%) Firewall
18 33 (16.42%) Telecoms
18 33 (16.42%) SLA
19 32 (15.92%) DV Cleared
19 32 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
20 30 (14.93%) SCCM
20 30 (14.93%) XenApp
21 27 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
22 26 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2007
23 25 (12.44%) Hyper-V
23 25 (12.44%) SharePoint
23 25 (12.44%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 (29.35%) MS Exchange
2 40 (19.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (12.44%) SharePoint
5 21 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (8.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 16 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (6.47%) Lync
9 8 (3.98%) IIS
10 5 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 39 (19.40%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) assyst
2 2 (1.00%) Summit
3 1 (0.50%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.99%) Office 365
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (22.89%) DNS
2 36 (17.91%) DHCP
2 36 (17.91%) Firewall
3 22 (10.95%) TCP/IP
3 22 (10.95%) WAN
4 21 (10.45%) LAN
5 19 (9.45%) SAN
6 18 (8.96%) VPN
7 4 (1.99%) IPv4
7 4 (1.99%) IPv6
7 4 (1.99%) Internet
7 4 (1.99%) Network Security
8 3 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.49%) Wireless
8 3 (1.49%) SMS
8 3 (1.49%) LDAP
9 2 (1.00%) 3G
9 2 (1.00%) MPLS
9 2 (1.00%) BGP
9 2 (1.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (4.48%) MSI
General
1 33 (16.42%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.97%) Finance
3 11 (5.47%) Back Office
3 11 (5.47%) Military
4 5 (2.49%) Front Office
5 2 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (17.41%) Administrator
2 29 (14.43%) Systems Administrator
3 27 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (11.44%) Analyst
5 20 (9.95%) Consultant
6 15 (7.46%) Server Engineer
7 13 (6.47%) Storage Administrator
7 13 (6.47%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (6.47%) Support Engineer
7 13 (6.47%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 11 (5.47%) Support Technician
8 11 (5.47%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.98%) Architect
10 7 (3.48%) Applications Packager
10 7 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.48%) Citrix Consultant
10 7 (3.48%) Deployment Engineer
11 6 (2.99%) Windows Server Engineer
11 6 (2.99%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.97%) Web Services
2 7 (3.48%) JSP
3 3 (1.49%) SOAP
3 3 (1.49%) .NET
3 3 (1.49%) XML
3 3 (1.49%) SAML
3 3 (1.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (1.49%) WCF
3 3 (1.49%) OAuth
3 3 (1.49%) XACML
3 3 (1.49%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (1.00%) WebCenter
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.00%) Middleware
5 1 (0.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.46%) iPad
2 10 (4.98%) Clustering
3 7 (3.48%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.48%) iPhone
4 6 (2.99%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.99%) Statistics
6 3 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.49%) Economics
6 3 (1.49%) PKI
7 2 (1.00%) PDA
7 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (50.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 73 (36.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (22.39%) Windows 7
5 23 (11.44%) Windows XP
6 19 (9.45%) Linux
7 16 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.47%) UNIX
9 10 (4.98%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.49%) Android
12 4 (1.99%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (30.85%) ITIL
2 19 (9.45%) Service Management
2 19 (9.45%) Service Delivery
3 13 (6.47%) Capacity Management
4 11 (5.47%) Change Management
5 10 (4.98%) Migration
5 10 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (4.98%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (3.98%) Project Management
6 8 (3.98%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.48%) Compatibility Testing
7 7 (3.48%) Data Protection
7 7 (3.48%) ITIL V3
7 7 (3.48%) Software Distribution
8 6 (2.99%) Identity Management
9 4 (1.99%) CAD
9 4 (1.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (1.99%) Asset Management
9 4 (1.99%) PRINCE2
9 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.97%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.99%) SQL
3 4 (1.99%) Java
4 1 (0.50%) C
4 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 78 (38.81%) Security Cleared
2 44 (21.89%) SC Cleared
3 32 (15.92%) DV Cleared
4 27 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.46%) MCSE
6 9 (4.48%) MCITP
7 8 (3.98%) MCTS
8 6 (2.99%) MCP
9 4 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.49%) CCNP
11 2 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.00%) CCSP
11 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.50%) Degree
12 1 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (16.42%) SLA
2 5 (2.49%) QA
3 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.00%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 102 (50.75%) Active Directory
2 37 (18.41%) vSphere
3 32 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (14.93%) XenApp
5 25 (12.44%) Hyper-V
6 16 (7.96%) XenDesktop
6 16 (7.96%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.49%) UAG
10 2 (1.00%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.50%) Samba
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.50%) vCloud
11 1 (0.50%) NFS
11 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (14.93%) SCCM
2 20 (9.95%) HP SIM
2 20 (9.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 20 (9.95%) NetBackup
3 14 (6.97%) SCOM
4 9 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (4.48%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.48%) AppDNA
6 6 (2.99%) WSUS
7 3 (1.49%) Netcool
7 3 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.49%) MIIS
7 3 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.00%) ARCserve
8 2 (1.00%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.50%) nmon
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.50%) MOM
9 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 85 (42.29%) Microsoft
2 80 (39.80%) VMware
3 49 (24.38%) Citrix
4 47 (23.38%) HP
5 25 (12.44%) Symantec
6 15 (7.46%) Cisco
7 14 (6.97%) Remedy
8 13 (6.47%) 3PAR
9 12 (5.97%) McAfee
10 11 (5.47%) Apple
11 8 (3.98%) Oracle
11 8 (3.98%) EMC
12 6 (2.99%) AppSense
13 5 (2.49%) RightFax
14 4 (1.99%) IronPort
14 4 (1.99%) Intel
14 4 (1.99%) IBM
14 4 (1.99%) NetApp
15 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 3 (1.49%) Sophos
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