Period
to 22 February 2020

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 6 months to 22 February 2020 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
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 102 82
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 35 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.95% 1.30% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.04% 6.55% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 13
Bristol median daily rate £279 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.31% +28.00% -7.06%
10th Percentile £159 £363 £136
90th Percentile £356 £472 £588
South West median daily rate £340 £400 £313
% change year-on-year -15.00% +28.00% +19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Bristol median hourly rate £160.00 £35.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +357.14% -33.33% -58.00%
10th Percentile £155.00 £32.50 £46.25
90th Percentile £165.00 £50.90 £58.75
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +34.62% +13.04%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 387 412 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 21.60% 19.91% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 242 207
Bristol median daily rate £325 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +9.59% +12.31%
10th Percentile £130 £121 £139
90th Percentile £575 £567 £543
South West median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 29
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +19.67% -17.57%
10th Percentile £12.23 £13.20 £11.63
90th Percentile £47.75 £48.63 £20.95
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% +118.75% -7.25%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Bristol over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
4 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
6 15 (42.86%) Office 365
7 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (37.14%) Windows 10
8 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
9 12 (34.29%) SCCM
9 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
10 10 (28.57%) VMware
10 10 (28.57%) IIS
10 10 (28.57%) Citrix
11 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (22.86%) Azure
12 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (17.14%) AWS
13 6 (17.14%) VPN
13 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
13 6 (17.14%) Linux
13 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
14 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (11.43%) XenApp
15 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
15 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
15 4 (11.43%) Sophos
15 4 (11.43%) SAN

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 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (28.57%) IIS
3 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (42.86%) Office 365
2 8 (22.86%) Azure
3 6 (17.14%) AWS
4 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) VPN
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) SAN
2 4 (11.43%) Wireless
3 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.71%) Skype
4 2 (5.71%) VLAN
4 2 (5.71%) VoIP
4 2 (5.71%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (8.57%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2017
General
1 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Support Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) IT Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) IT Support
4 4 (11.43%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (8.57%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) IT Technician
6 2 (5.71%) Senior IT Technician
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
1 3 (8.57%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Fibre Optics
2 2 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.71%) NHS
2 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.86%) AS400
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (37.14%) Windows 10
6 6 (17.14%) Linux
7 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.86%) Android
8 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (11.43%) Server Management
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Server Patching
4 2 (5.71%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (5.71%) IT Strategy
4 2 (5.71%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.86%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.86%) Decision-Making
5 1 (2.86%) Domain Models
5 1 (2.86%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.86%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Server Building
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) VB
2 3 (8.57%) VB6
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.86%) MCITP
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) XenApp
4 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) SCVMM
2 2 (5.71%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Citrix
2 10 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (11.43%) Dell
3 4 (11.43%) Sophos
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) Northgate
5 2 (5.71%) Apple
5 2 (5.71%) Google
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Ivanti
5 2 (5.71%) Wyse
6 1 (2.86%) CA
6 1 (2.86%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (2.86%) Veeam