The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Southampton region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 34 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.83% 5.79% 7.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.35% 18.95% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 10
Average daily rate
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£250 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £137 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £436 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £18.88 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 95 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 22.95% 30.55% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 23
Average daily rate £330 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £438 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 20
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -49.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) VMware
3 16 (76.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (28.57%) MCSE
9 6 (28.57%) ITIL
10 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
10 5 (23.81%) CCNA
10 5 (23.81%) Citrix
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
11 4 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (19.05%) Intel
11 4 (19.05%) HP
11 4 (19.05%) CCNP
11 4 (19.05%) LAN
11 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (19.05%) VCP5
12 3 (14.29%) vSphere
12 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
12 3 (14.29%) Budget Control
12 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
12 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
12 3 (14.29%) Finance
12 3 (14.29%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) LAN
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Designer
1 4 (19.05%) Designer
2 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Budget Control
2 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
3 2 (9.52%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (28.57%) MCSE
3 5 (23.81%) CCNA
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (19.05%) CCNP
4 4 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (19.05%) VCP5
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) Intel
5 2 (9.52%) Sophos
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
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