The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire 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 1 August 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 Wiltshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 37 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 5.47% 3.30% 4.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.89% 19.59% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 6
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£344 £315 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% -12.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £196 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.69 - £23.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.58 - £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 - £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +3.75%
Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
169 97 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 24.96% 16.84% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 51 57
Average daily rate £250 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £147 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £525 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 28
Average hourly rate £20.06 £16.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.37% -24.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon 0 17 £325 -13.33% 4
Salisbury - 2 £356 -
Chippenham - - - -
Trowbridge - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
3 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
5 19 (36.54%) VMware
5 19 (36.54%) ITIL
5 19 (36.54%) Telecoms
6 18 (34.62%) DNS
7 16 (30.77%) HP
7 16 (30.77%) Windows 7
7 16 (30.77%) SCCM
7 16 (30.77%) DV Cleared
8 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (26.92%) SLA
9 14 (26.92%) DHCP
10 13 (25.00%) Symantec
10 13 (25.00%) NetBackup
10 13 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 13 (25.00%) HP SIM
11 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
11 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
12 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
12 11 (21.15%) Firewall
13 10 (19.23%) Finance
14 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
14 9 (17.31%) SCOM
14 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (15.38%) vSphere
16 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
2 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (13.46%) IIS
4 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (9.62%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (34.62%) DNS
2 14 (26.92%) DHCP
3 11 (21.15%) Firewall
4 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.77%) LDAP
6 2 (3.85%) 3G
6 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.85%) LAN
7 1 (1.92%) Internet
7 1 (1.92%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MSI
General
1 19 (36.54%) Telecoms
2 10 (19.23%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Administrator
1 15 (28.85%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (11.54%) Applications Packager
2 6 (11.54%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 6 (11.54%) Storage Administrator
2 6 (11.54%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 4 (7.69%) Wintel Support
3 4 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Support Specialist
4 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Architect
4 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (5.77%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support
5 2 (3.85%) Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Support Technician
5 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) JSP
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 3 (5.77%) XML
3 3 (5.77%) SAML
3 3 (5.77%) XACML
3 3 (5.77%) OAuth
3 3 (5.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.46%) Linux
6 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.92%) UNIX
8 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Compatibility Testing
2 6 (11.54%) ITIL V3
2 6 (11.54%) Capacity Management
2 6 (11.54%) Software Distribution
3 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.85%) CAD
4 2 (3.85%) Migration
4 2 (3.85%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.92%) Network Management
5 1 (1.92%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.92%) Test Strategy
5 1 (1.92%) Data Transformation
5 1 (1.92%) Service Management
5 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.92%) Network Design
5 1 (1.92%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.92%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.77%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 16 (30.77%) DV Cleared
3 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) vSphere
3 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
3 7 (13.46%) VMware ESX
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (7.69%) XenApp
6 3 (5.77%) UAG
7 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (3.85%) vCloud
8 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (30.77%) SCCM
2 13 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 13 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 13 (25.00%) HP SIM
3 9 (17.31%) SCOM
4 6 (11.54%) AppDNA
5 3 (5.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (5.77%) MIIS
6 2 (3.85%) ARCserve
6 2 (3.85%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 30 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (36.54%) VMware
3 16 (30.77%) HP
4 13 (25.00%) Symantec
5 6 (11.54%) Citrix
5 6 (11.54%) 3PAR
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco
7 2 (3.85%) Computacenter
7 2 (3.85%) IBM
8 1 (1.92%) Trustwave
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee
8 1 (1.92%) Sophos
8 1 (1.92%) AppSense
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