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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 4.97% 11.11% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.63% 31.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +10.25%
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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
27 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 16.77% 35.19% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 2
Average daily rate £325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 9 (81.82%) SAN
4 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
4 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
5 7 (63.64%) ITIL
6 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
6 6 (54.55%) HP
7 5 (45.45%) Citrix
7 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (45.45%) Service Management
7 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
7 5 (45.45%) Change Management
7 5 (45.45%) MCP
7 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
7 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (45.45%) Back Office
8 4 (36.36%) MCITP
8 4 (36.36%) Statistics
8 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
8 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (36.36%) SLA
8 4 (36.36%) MCSE
8 4 (36.36%) UNIX
8 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
8 4 (36.36%) Front Office
8 4 (36.36%) Oracle

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
1 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Ingres
2 1 (9.09%) DTS
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (45.45%) Back Office
2 4 (36.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Support Technician
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Technician
2 3 (27.27%) Service Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (9.09%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Statistics
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
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 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Service Management
2 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
3 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) ITSM
6 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VB
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
1 1 (9.09%) R
1 1 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCP
3 4 (36.36%) MCITP
3 4 (36.36%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft