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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 45 31 20
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.65% 3.26% 4.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.69% 12.12% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £284
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +12.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -17.85%
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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
123 99 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 28.94% 26.90% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 60 45
Average daily rate £380 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £95 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 13
Average hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £109.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 11 (68.75%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) Citrix
6 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
7 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
8 4 (25.00%) vSphere
8 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) DNS
8 4 (25.00%) SQL
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco
9 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
9 3 (18.75%) MS Office
9 3 (18.75%) Firewall
9 3 (18.75%) SCCM
9 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
10 2 (12.50%) Lync
10 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
10 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (12.50%) NetApp
10 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (12.50%) Mitel
10 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (12.50%) Telecoms

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Wintel Support
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) GIS
1 1 (6.25%) PKI
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
2 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Web Development
2 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
2 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) vSphere
4 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (6.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) ARCserve
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Mitel
6 1 (6.25%) Lumension