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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.40% 4.85% 6.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.62% 18.84% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 8
Average daily rate £315 £225 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £195 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £284 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -13.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
103 69 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.96% 25.75% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 45 14
Average daily rate £292 £225 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.55% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £155 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Hampshire

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (70.59%) VMware
4 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (35.29%) HP
6 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
7 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 4 (23.53%) LAN
8 4 (23.53%) MCSE
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (17.65%) Citrix
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
9 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (11.76%) Intel
10 2 (11.76%) Replication
10 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
10 2 (11.76%) Information Security
10 2 (11.76%) vSphere
10 2 (11.76%) MS Office
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (11.76%) CCNP
10 2 (11.76%) CCNA
10 2 (11.76%) Sophos

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Lync
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) IT Support
2 2 (11.76%) Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
2 2 (11.76%) Information Security
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Budget Control
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) MCSE
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) VCP5
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Intel
4 2 (11.76%) Sophos
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft