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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 34 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.35% 1.09% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.56% 4.69% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£300 - £165
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 - £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 - £249
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
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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
122 64 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 35.88% 23.36% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 31 20
Average daily rate £363 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 8
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
4 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 10 (41.67%) Citrix
6 9 (37.50%) SQL
6 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 8 (33.33%) VMware
7 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 5 (20.83%) Migration
10 4 (16.67%) SCCM
10 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 4 (16.67%) MS Office
10 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (12.50%) Firewall
12 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
12 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (8.33%) Mitel
12 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
12 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
12 2 (8.33%) Cisco
12 2 (8.33%) ARCserve
12 2 (8.33%) NetApp
12 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Support Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.17%) Environment Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) DBA
4 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.17%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.17%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) ARCserve
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Citrix
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Mitel
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (4.17%) Lumension
4 1 (4.17%) McAfee
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Endeca
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