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 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 31 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.71% 4.28% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.61% 18.18% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £282 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £447 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -9.34%
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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
89 77 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 25.43% 23.55% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 54 24
Average daily rate £330 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 20
Average hourly rate £27.00 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £11.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £17.15 £35.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 2014, 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (50.00%) VMware
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 7 (29.17%) Migration
8 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
8 7 (29.17%) Citrix
9 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (20.83%) CCNA
10 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
10 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
10 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (16.67%) ITIL
11 4 (16.67%) MCSE
11 4 (16.67%) SQL
11 4 (16.67%) Intel
11 4 (16.67%) CCNP
11 4 (16.67%) VCP5
12 3 (12.50%) People Management
12 3 (12.50%) vSphere
12 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 3 (12.50%) Mainframe

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
2 4 (16.67%) Designer
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Support Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) People Management
4 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) Budget Control
5 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (20.83%) CCNA
5 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (16.67%) MCSE
5 4 (16.67%) CCNP
5 4 (16.67%) VCP5
6 3 (12.50%) Degree
7 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) vSphere
3 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) Intel
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
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