The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Swindon 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 39 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.43% 2.14% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.58% 13.64% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate £300 £430 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +89.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £358 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £461 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.92% 15.71% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 29
Average daily rate £325 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.50 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Wiltshire

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (45.45%) DNS
5 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (36.36%) IIS
7 7 (31.82%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
8 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
9 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
9 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
9 5 (22.73%) DHCP
9 5 (22.73%) Firewall
10 4 (18.18%) Clustering
10 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 4 (18.18%) .NET
10 4 (18.18%) SCCM
10 4 (18.18%) Office 365
11 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
11 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (13.64%) Network Security
11 3 (13.64%) FTP
11 3 (13.64%) HP
11 3 (13.64%) Migration
11 3 (13.64%) VMware
11 3 (13.64%) Telecoms

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 8 (36.36%) IIS
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) DHCP
3 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) FTP
4 3 (13.64%) Network Security
5 2 (9.09%) SNMP
6 1 (4.55%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) IPsec
6 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
2 3 (13.64%) Wintel Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Support
3 2 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Migration
1 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.09%) Network Management
3 1 (4.55%) Cyber Security
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (9.09%) HP SIM
2 2 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) CA
4 1 (4.55%) McAfee
4 1 (4.55%) Sophos
4 1 (4.55%) AppSense
4 1 (4.55%) Trustwave
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
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