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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.20% 3.29% 4.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.30% 12.64% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £275 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +2.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £286 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.58%
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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
107 87 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 29.64% 26.05% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 54 56
Average daily rate £363 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £18.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +8.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £15.50 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £31.65 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (88.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (82.35%) Microsoft
4 22 (64.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (61.76%) MCSE
6 19 (55.88%) MS Exchange
6 19 (55.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (52.94%) ITIL
8 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
8 16 (47.06%) Intel
9 15 (44.12%) VMware
10 12 (35.29%) PowerShell
11 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (26.47%) vSphere
13 8 (23.53%) Citrix
13 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (23.53%) SQL
14 7 (20.59%) SCCM
14 7 (20.59%) XenApp
15 6 (17.65%) SCOM
15 6 (17.65%) VBScript
16 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
16 5 (14.71%) SAN
16 5 (14.71%) DNS
16 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (14.71%) VCP4
16 5 (14.71%) vMotion
16 5 (14.71%) NetScaler
16 5 (14.71%) FCoE

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 19 (55.88%) MS Exchange
1 19 (55.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (11.76%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) DNS
1 5 (14.71%) SAN
1 5 (14.71%) FCoE
1 5 (14.71%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (14.71%) NetScaler
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) Firewall
4 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.94%) NAS
4 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Architect
1 14 (41.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 10 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Environment Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Installations Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Clustering
1 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) GIS
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (88.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.94%) Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.82%) Change Management
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.94%) Data Management
5 1 (2.94%) Web Development
5 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) VBScript
4 1 (2.94%) Groovy
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (61.76%) MCSE
3 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (14.71%) VCP4
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (26.47%) vSphere
4 7 (20.59%) XenApp
5 2 (5.88%) XenServer
6 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.94%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) SCCM
2 6 (17.65%) SCOM
3 5 (14.71%) vMotion
Vendors
1 28 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 16 (47.06%) Intel
3 15 (44.12%) VMware
4 8 (23.53%) Citrix
5 5 (14.71%) 3PAR
6 4 (11.76%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) IBM
7 1 (2.94%) Lumension
7 1 (2.94%) Apple