The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 17 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 3.64% - 1.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% - 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £410 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.95% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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 Taunton region.

Operating Systems Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 27.27% 12.09% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
Average daily rate £400 £275 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +64.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £237 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £445 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -43.00%
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 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 8 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Time Management
4 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (42.86%) Nessus
4 3 (42.86%) MCITP
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Unix
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) IIS
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (14.29%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) IT Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) IT Security Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Document Management
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCITP
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Lotus