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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 33 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.13% 3.06% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.54% 17.11% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Average daily rate £375 £250 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £158 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £280 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £22.69 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +106.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
104 76 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 27.15% 17.88% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 38 51
Average daily rate £350 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £548 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.06 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.68% +82.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016, 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
1 18 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 16 (88.89%) Windows Server 2012
2 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
5 12 (66.67%) VMware
5 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (55.56%) PowerShell
6 10 (55.56%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (55.56%) VMware ESX
6 10 (55.56%) NetApp
6 10 (55.56%) ITIL
6 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
7 9 (50.00%) vSphere
7 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (44.44%) Migration
8 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (44.44%) MCSE
8 8 (44.44%) MCSA
8 8 (44.44%) DHCP
8 8 (44.44%) DNS
8 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (38.89%) WSUS
10 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 6 (33.33%) Sophos

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
6 1 (5.56%) IBM Domino
6 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
6 1 (5.56%) IIS
6 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DHCP
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) Skype
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) IT Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Senior IT Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Exchange Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
4 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 16 (88.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (44.44%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) MCSA
1 8 (44.44%) MCSE
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (55.56%) VMware ESX
3 10 (55.56%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (50.00%) vSphere
5 2 (11.11%) XenApp
6 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) WSUS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCDPM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
2 1 (5.56%) SCSM
2 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 10 (55.56%) NetApp
4 6 (33.33%) Sophos
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) Forcepoint
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) arcserve
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Lotus
6 1 (5.56%) Wyse