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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.55% 3.10% 4.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.33% 15.63% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
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£275 £388 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £200 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.69 £11.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.27% -44.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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
84 64 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 18.58% 19.81% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 45 57
Average daily rate £375 £270 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 7
Average hourly rate £22.69 £11.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.27% -48.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £11.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (38.10%) VMware
5 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 6 (28.57%) DHCP
6 6 (28.57%) DNS
6 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (23.81%) Migration
7 5 (23.81%) Citrix
7 5 (23.81%) MS Office
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) Windows NT
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco
8 4 (19.05%) Finance
8 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (19.05%) Computacenter
9 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (14.29%) Requirements Management
9 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
9 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
9 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (14.29%) Technical Analysis

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (9.52%) IIS
5 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) DHCP
1 6 (28.57%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) SMTP
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) LDAP
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) Platform Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) SAML
1 1 (4.76%) X-Windows
1 1 (4.76%) WCF
1 1 (4.76%) OAuth
1 1 (4.76%) XACML
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) PKI
1 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 4 (19.05%) Windows NT
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (4.76%) UNIX
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) Requirements Management
2 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
4 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.76%) Data Transformation
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
2 1 (4.76%) VB
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) XenApp
4 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) UAG
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.76%) MIIS
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) Computacenter
5 3 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) McAfee
5 3 (14.29%) Sophos
6 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 2 (9.52%) Veeam
7 1 (4.76%) AppSense
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle
7 1 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) Lotus
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec