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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 30 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.05% 3.89% 3.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.73% 16.83% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £325 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.90 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.54% -5.23%
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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
88 101 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.81% 23.11% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 64 27
Average daily rate £380 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 7
Average hourly rate £19.03 £22.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.42% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (78.13%) Active Directory
3 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
5 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (34.38%) Migration
7 10 (31.25%) ITIL
7 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
8 8 (25.00%) SCCM
8 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 7 (21.88%) SCOM
9 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
9 7 (21.88%) DNS
9 7 (21.88%) SQL
9 7 (21.88%) DHCP
10 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
10 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
10 6 (18.75%) SLA
10 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
10 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
11 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (15.63%) Lync
11 5 (15.63%) DFS Replication
11 5 (15.63%) SCVMM
11 5 (15.63%) WSUS
11 5 (15.63%) SCOrch
11 5 (15.63%) SCSM
11 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) Lync
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (12.50%) IIS
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) DHCP
1 7 (21.88%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 3 (9.38%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) VoIP
4 2 (6.25%) WLAN
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) Internet
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 4 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) User Experience
2 5 (15.63%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
5 5 (15.63%) UNIX
5 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
6 4 (12.50%) Solaris
6 4 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Migration
2 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.25%) WFM
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.13%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Information Security
5 1 (3.13%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) DevOps
5 1 (3.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (6.25%) MCSA
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.25%) MCITP
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (15.63%) DFS Replication
2 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) SCCM
2 7 (21.88%) SCOM
3 5 (15.63%) SCVMM
3 5 (15.63%) WSUS
3 5 (15.63%) SCOrch
3 5 (15.63%) SCSM
4 3 (9.38%) SCDPM
5 1 (3.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Citrix
2 4 (12.50%) Google
2 4 (12.50%) Brocade
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Lotus
4 2 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (3.13%) Dell