The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 12 36 19
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 37 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 11.04% 2.26% 5.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.26% 9.52% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 12
Average daily rate
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£363 £250 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -35.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
108 84 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 32.24% 23.73% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 62 57
Average daily rate £363 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £428 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 17
Average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £21.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Southampton region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Southampton region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (86.05%) Microsoft
2 37 (86.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (69.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (67.44%) MCSE
5 25 (58.14%) MS Exchange
5 25 (58.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (55.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (55.81%) ITIL
7 22 (51.16%) Intel
8 19 (44.19%) VMware
9 18 (41.86%) Active Directory
10 15 (34.88%) PowerShell
11 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (32.56%) vSphere
12 10 (23.26%) Citrix
12 10 (23.26%) SQL
12 10 (23.26%) SCCM
13 9 (20.93%) XenApp
14 8 (18.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (18.60%) vMotion
15 7 (16.28%) NetScaler
15 7 (16.28%) SCOM
15 7 (16.28%) VCP4
15 7 (16.28%) FCoE
15 7 (16.28%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (16.28%) 3PAR
15 7 (16.28%) VBScript
15 7 (16.28%) DNS
15 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 25 (58.14%) MS Exchange
1 25 (58.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 24 (55.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (9.30%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) DNS
1 7 (16.28%) SAN
1 7 (16.28%) FCoE
1 7 (16.28%) Fibre Channel
1 7 (16.28%) NetScaler
2 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.65%) DHCP
3 2 (4.65%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Architect
1 20 (46.51%) Infrastructure Architect
2 12 (27.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Environment Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Server Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Installations Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Citrix Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Clustering
1 2 (4.65%) Statistics
1 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.33%) GIS
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (86.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.98%) Change Management
4 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (4.65%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.33%) Data Management
5 1 (2.33%) Web Development
5 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.33%) Time Management
5 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.33%) Migration
5 1 (2.33%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) PowerShell
2 10 (23.26%) SQL
3 7 (16.28%) VBScript
4 2 (4.65%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) Groovy
5 1 (2.33%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (67.44%) MCSE
3 8 (18.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (16.28%) VCP4
5 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) EMC Certification
6 1 (2.33%) CCNP
6 1 (2.33%) CCNA
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 18 (41.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (32.56%) vSphere
3 9 (20.93%) XenApp
4 2 (4.65%) XenServer
5 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) SCCM
2 8 (18.60%) vMotion
3 7 (16.28%) SCOM
4 2 (4.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (86.05%) Microsoft
2 22 (51.16%) Intel
3 19 (44.19%) VMware
4 10 (23.26%) Citrix
5 7 (16.28%) 3PAR
6 6 (13.95%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) Dell
7 1 (2.33%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) Apple
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco
7 1 (2.33%) IBM