The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South West > Bristol
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 49 59
Rank change year-on-year -23 +10  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.47% 2.34% 1.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.70% 11.30% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 10
Bristol median daily rate £317 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +14.28%  
South West median daily rate £300 £309 £319
% change year-on-year -2.83% -3.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £12.50 -
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +216.66% -25.00%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 148 177 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.45% 20.68% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 285 324
Bristol median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
10th Percentile £175 £165 £128
90th Percentile £483 £538 £475
South West median daily rate £371 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.06% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 26
Bristol median hourly rate £15.25 £12.88 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.44% -15.57%  
10th Percentile £14.13 £11.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £34.00 £43.00 £20.25
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +163.33% -14.28%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Bristol

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Bristol

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
1 24 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (91.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 22 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 16 (66.67%) DNS
4 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) Client/Server
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (37.50%) Windows 10
6 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (29.17%) Office 365
7 7 (29.17%) Skype for Business
7 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
7 7 (29.17%) SAN
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) VMware
7 7 (29.17%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (29.17%) Skype
8 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (25.00%) DFS Replication
8 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.83%) SCCM
9 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
1 7 (29.17%) Skype for Business
2 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (12.50%) Apache
4 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 2 (8.33%) IIS
5 2 (8.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (4.17%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) DNS
2 7 (29.17%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (29.17%) SAN
2 7 (29.17%) Skype
3 3 (12.50%) LDAP
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
1 7 (29.17%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Messaging Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Graduate
4 2 (8.33%) Graduate Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Graduate IT Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Graduate
4 2 (8.33%) IT Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Trainee
4 2 (8.33%) Trainee Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Trainee Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (4.17%) LAMP
2 1 (4.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (12.50%) EMC VNX
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 22 (91.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 9 (37.50%) Windows 10
5 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.17%) CentOS
8 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity
2 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 3 (12.50%) Server Patching
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) Task Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) Kanban
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) Perl
2 3 (12.50%) VBScript
3 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (25.00%) DFS Replication
4 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (8.33%) BitLocker
6 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.33%) Xen
6 2 (8.33%) XenApp
6 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (4.17%) Shibboleth
7 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) WSUS
3 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
4 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.33%) Puppet
4 2 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) Dell
4 4 (16.67%) Intel
4 4 (16.67%) IronPort
4 4 (16.67%) RightFax
5 3 (12.50%) Dell Compellent
5 3 (12.50%) NetApp
5 3 (12.50%) Nimble Storage
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (8.33%) AppSense
6 2 (8.33%) arcserve
6 2 (8.33%) CA
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix
6 2 (8.33%) Symantec
6 2 (8.33%) Wyse
7 1 (4.17%) F5
7 1 (4.17%) Gemalto
7 1 (4.17%) Juniper