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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.42% 2.16% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.71% 10.00% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate
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£200 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -8.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £20.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 - £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 - £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% -11.53%
Windows Server 2008
Wiltshire

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
68 80 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.43% 21.62% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 31
Average daily rate £363 £301 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -24.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.72 £14.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -30.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £15.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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
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 March 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (61.11%) SQL
5 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (44.44%) VMware
8 7 (38.89%) MS Office
9 6 (33.33%) SAN
9 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
9 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
10 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (27.78%) Database Security
10 5 (27.78%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (27.78%) Performance Improvement
10 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
10 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
10 5 (27.78%) Windows NT
10 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
10 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (27.78%) ETL
10 5 (27.78%) Banking
10 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
11 4 (22.22%) Firewall
11 4 (22.22%) IBM Notes
11 4 (22.22%) DHCP
11 4 (22.22%) DNS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) IBM Notes
3 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
3 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) DHCP
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 3 (16.67%) SMTP
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
1 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Senior DBA
1 5 (27.78%) DBA
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Mobile Banking
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (27.78%) Windows NT
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Database Security
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Improvement
1 5 (27.78%) ETL
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) VCP4
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Lotus
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Veeam
5 2 (11.11%) Computacenter
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) AppSense