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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 27 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.04% 3.55% 1.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.28% 25.00% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £525 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.69 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +3.75%
Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
93 56 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 22.09% 14.21% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 32 33
Average daily rate £250 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £119 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 6
Average hourly rate £20.06 £12.75 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.33% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 1 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (33.33%) Finance
4 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
7 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
7 7 (23.33%) IIS
7 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
8 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (20.00%) .NET
8 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.67%) DNS
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco
10 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (13.33%) VMware
10 4 (13.33%) Clustering
10 4 (13.33%) Banking
10 4 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (13.33%) Office 365
11 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
11 3 (10.00%) Firewall
11 3 (10.00%) Citrix
12 2 (6.67%) HP
12 2 (6.67%) IBM
12 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) IIS
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) 3G
4 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) LDAP
4 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.33%) WPA
5 1 (3.33%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
1 4 (13.33%) Wintel Support
2 3 (10.00%) Wintel Specialist
2 3 (10.00%) Support Specialist
2 3 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (6.67%) Support Technician
3 2 (6.67%) Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.67%) Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (3.33%) Platform Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) SAML
2 2 (6.67%) SOAP
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) WCF
2 2 (6.67%) OAuth
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 2 (6.67%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.33%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (6.67%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) CAD
2 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.33%) Data Transformation
3 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (3.33%) Network Management
3 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.33%) Network Design
3 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) UAG
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) ARCserve
1 2 (6.67%) MIIS
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
1 2 (6.67%) SCDPM
1 2 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) IBM
4 2 (6.67%) Computacenter
5 1 (3.33%) Trustwave
5 1 (3.33%) AppSense
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee
5 1 (3.33%) Sophos