The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 19 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.46% 3.55% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.46% 16.13% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 9
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £449 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £288 £318
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
Windows Server 2008
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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 Swindon region.

Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 93 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 19.01% 22.04% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 60 32
Average daily rate £338 £250 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -31.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.06 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +57.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Swindon region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Swindon region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (42.42%) Security Cleared
6 11 (33.33%) Migration
6 11 (33.33%) SQL
7 10 (30.30%) ITIL
7 10 (30.30%) SharePoint
7 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
8 7 (21.21%) SCCM
9 6 (18.18%) SCOM
9 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
9 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
9 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 5 (15.15%) DNS
10 5 (15.15%) SLA
10 5 (15.15%) DHCP
10 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
10 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
10 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
10 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
10 5 (15.15%) Banking
11 4 (12.12%) Google
11 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (12.12%) Brocade
11 4 (12.12%) WSUS
11 4 (12.12%) Finance

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 10 (30.30%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.12%) Lync
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.09%) IIS
4 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DHCP
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 4 (12.12%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) VoIP
5 1 (3.03%) WLAN
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
1 5 (15.15%) Banking
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
3 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Senior DBA
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (12.12%) User Experience
2 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (51.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.12%) UNIX
5 4 (12.12%) Solaris
5 4 (12.12%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Migration
2 10 (30.30%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Improvement
4 4 (12.12%) ETL
4 4 (12.12%) Database Security
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.06%) WFM
6 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Change Control
6 1 (3.03%) Information Security
6 1 (3.03%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) MCSE
4 2 (6.06%) MCSA
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) MCITP
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (12.12%) DFS Replication
2 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
2 6 (18.18%) SCOM
3 4 (12.12%) SCVMM
3 4 (12.12%) SCOrch
3 4 (12.12%) SCSM
3 4 (12.12%) WSUS
4 2 (6.06%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Google
2 4 (12.12%) Brocade
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Lotus
3 3 (9.09%) VMware