The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 July 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 Taunton 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 3.64% 7.69% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% 26.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 13.33% 28.85% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Average daily rate £325 £318 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +27.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Taunton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Taunton region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Taunton region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (63.64%) SAN
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
4 6 (54.55%) MCSE
4 6 (54.55%) Citrix
4 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (54.55%) MCITP
4 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Change Management
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 5 (45.45%) MCP
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (36.36%) UNIX
6 4 (36.36%) HP
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) Service Management
6 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
6 4 (36.36%) Front Office
6 4 (36.36%) Statistics
6 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) assyst

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) DTS
2 1 (9.09%) Ingres
General
1 4 (36.36%) Front Office
2 3 (27.27%) Back Office
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Service Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Support Technician
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Technician
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (9.09%) VB Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
1 4 (36.36%) Statistics
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
3 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (36.36%) Service Management
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 1 (9.09%) ITSM
6 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) VB6
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) VB
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) MCSE
2 6 (54.55%) MCITP
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) MCP
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco