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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 19 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 5.41% 3.48% 3.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.34% 18.92% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 9
Average daily rate
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£405 £225 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -32.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £193 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £377 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £30.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +122.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.46 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -25.58%
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
67 74 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.27% 18.41% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 38
Average daily rate £360 £225 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -32.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £170 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +141.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £20.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.50 £35.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015, 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
3 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 20 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (38.24%) SQL
6 11 (32.35%) ITIL
6 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
7 10 (29.41%) SharePoint
8 9 (26.47%) Migration
9 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
10 7 (20.59%) SCCM
10 7 (20.59%) VMware
10 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
10 7 (20.59%) Windows XP
11 6 (17.65%) Banking
11 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (14.71%) Database Security
12 5 (14.71%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (14.71%) Performance Improvement
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (14.71%) SCOM
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
12 5 (14.71%) ETL
12 5 (14.71%) DHCP
12 5 (14.71%) Ethernet
12 5 (14.71%) DNS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (14.71%) IBM Notes
3 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 3 (8.82%) Lync
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.82%) IIS
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) DHCP
1 5 (14.71%) Ethernet
1 5 (14.71%) DNS
1 5 (14.71%) SAN
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (2.94%) WLAN
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (17.65%) Banking
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (14.71%) Service Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) DBA
2 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Senior DBA
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.71%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.82%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (20.59%) Windows XP
5 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.76%) UNIX
6 4 (11.76%) Solaris
6 4 (11.76%) Linux
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Migration
3 5 (14.71%) ETL
3 5 (14.71%) Performance Improvement
3 5 (14.71%) Database Security
3 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.94%) Change Control
5 1 (2.94%) Information Security
5 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.94%) WFM
5 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) MCSA
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) MCITP
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (8.82%) DFS Replication
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) SCOM
3 3 (8.82%) SCVMM
3 3 (8.82%) SCOrch
3 3 (8.82%) SCSM
3 3 (8.82%) WSUS
4 2 (5.88%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) Lotus
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 4 (11.76%) Google
4 4 (11.76%) Brocade
5 3 (8.82%) Citrix