The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 37 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 3.12% 3.08% 4.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.05% 14.16% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.69 £11.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.27% -46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £11.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.33 £11.00 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
Windows Server 2008
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
105 113 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 16.36% 21.73% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 74
Average daily rate £355 £300 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 6 20
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.31 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 2015.

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
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 29 January 2015. 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 -8 10 £250 -35.48% 6
Trowbridge -1 2 £355 +9.23%
Chippenham - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
3 30 (69.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
5 25 (58.14%) DNS
6 23 (53.49%) DHCP
7 22 (51.16%) VMware
8 20 (46.51%) Security Cleared
9 19 (44.19%) ITIL
10 17 (39.53%) Telecoms
10 17 (39.53%) Firewall
11 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
12 14 (32.56%) HP
13 13 (30.23%) MS Exchange
13 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
14 12 (27.91%) Migration
14 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
14 12 (27.91%) DV Cleared
15 11 (25.58%) Cisco
16 10 (23.26%) Linux
16 10 (23.26%) NetBackup
17 9 (20.93%) MS Office
17 9 (20.93%) Symantec
17 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 8 (18.60%) HP SIM
18 8 (18.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 8 (18.60%) Blackberry
18 8 (18.60%) Citrix
18 8 (18.60%) SLA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 13 (30.23%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.98%) IIS
5 3 (6.98%) IBM Notes
6 2 (4.65%) Lync
6 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.93%) MS Office
3 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (58.14%) DNS
2 23 (53.49%) DHCP
3 17 (39.53%) Firewall
4 7 (16.28%) WAN
4 7 (16.28%) LAN
4 7 (16.28%) VPN
5 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
6 5 (11.63%) Internet
6 5 (11.63%) VLAN
7 4 (9.30%) Wireless
7 4 (9.30%) IP Telephony
7 4 (9.30%) MPLS
7 4 (9.30%) VoIP
7 4 (9.30%) WLAN
8 3 (6.98%) SMTP
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
9 2 (4.65%) SAN
10 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.33%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 17 (39.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Systems Administrator
1 8 (18.60%) Administrator
2 7 (16.28%) Storage Administrator
2 7 (16.28%) Architect
2 7 (16.28%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Support
5 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Citrix Architect
7 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) JSP
1 1 (2.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.30%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.65%) iPad
3 2 (4.65%) iPhone
3 2 (4.65%) Handset
3 2 (4.65%) PDA
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (69.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
5 10 (23.26%) Linux
6 7 (16.28%) Windows XP
6 7 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (11.63%) Windows NT
7 5 (11.63%) UNIX
7 5 (11.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000
8 2 (4.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) ITIL
2 12 (27.91%) Migration
3 7 (16.28%) Capacity Management
4 5 (11.63%) TOGAF
4 5 (11.63%) Identity Management
5 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.98%) Requirements Management
5 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.98%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Service Management
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Network Management
6 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (4.65%) CAD
7 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.33%) Project Management
7 1 (2.33%) Network Design
7 1 (2.33%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) C
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) VBScript
3 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
2 12 (27.91%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (13.95%) MCSE
4 4 (9.30%) CCNA
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.28%) vSphere
4 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.98%) XenApp
5 3 (6.98%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.65%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.65%) MetaFrame
7 1 (2.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) NetBackup
2 8 (18.60%) HP SIM
2 8 (18.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (16.28%) SCCM
4 1 (2.33%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.33%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
2 22 (51.16%) VMware
3 14 (32.56%) HP
4 11 (25.58%) Cisco
5 9 (20.93%) Symantec
6 8 (18.60%) Citrix
7 7 (16.28%) McAfee
7 7 (16.28%) 3PAR
8 6 (13.95%) Avaya
9 4 (9.30%) SonicWALL
9 4 (9.30%) Polycom
9 4 (9.30%) Juniper
10 3 (6.98%) Lotus
10 3 (6.98%) Dell
10 3 (6.98%) Sophos
11 2 (4.65%) Veeam
11 2 (4.65%) Computacenter
11 2 (4.65%) Oracle
12 1 (2.33%) EMC
12 1 (2.33%) Sun
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