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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.55% 1.36% 4.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.86% 12.90% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £233 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £393 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.03% -4.75%
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
79 31 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.44% 10.54% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 23 39
Average daily rate £375 £333 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £131 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £675 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -71.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £12.00 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
4 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
5 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
5 6 (26.09%) VMware
6 5 (21.74%) Citrix
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.04%) McAfee
8 3 (13.04%) Sophos
8 3 (13.04%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) HP
8 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
8 3 (13.04%) DHCP
8 3 (13.04%) DNS
8 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
8 3 (13.04%) Finance
8 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (13.04%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) XenApp
8 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
8 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) 3G
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) LDAP
2 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Architect
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix Architect
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Wintel Support
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (8.70%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Identity Foundation
1 2 (8.70%) XACML
1 2 (8.70%) WCF
1 2 (8.70%) OAuth
1 2 (8.70%) SAML
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) SOAP
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.04%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
2 3 (13.04%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
3 2 (8.70%) CAD
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.35%) Data Transformation
4 1 (4.35%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
2 1 (4.35%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
3 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
5 2 (8.70%) UAG
6 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCDPM
1 2 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
1 2 (8.70%) ARCserve
1 2 (8.70%) MIIS
2 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) McAfee
4 3 (13.04%) Sophos
4 3 (13.04%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Computacenter
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) AppSense
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco