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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.38% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.63% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 37 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.48% 47.44% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 6 2
Average daily rate £325 £310 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Somerset

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 23 April 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) MobileIron
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) WordPress
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (14.29%) DTS
3 1 (14.29%) Ingres
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Support
1 2 (28.57%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Services Delivery Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Service Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) VB Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Support Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Statistics
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB6
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) MobileIron
2 2 (28.57%) Wyse