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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South West / Bristol
Rank 47 58 57
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.57% 1.55% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.91% 7.22% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 8
Median daily rate £338 £280 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.53% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £332 £258
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £310
% change year-on-year +8.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 132 194 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 16.18% 21.44% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 129 87
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £235 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £8.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £49.55 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Bristol

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (96.55%) Active Directory
3 26 (89.66%) Windows Server
4 21 (72.41%) DNS
4 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
6 13 (44.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (31.03%) Finance
7 9 (31.03%) VMware
7 9 (31.03%) Client/Server
7 9 (31.03%) Skype for Business
7 9 (31.03%) Windows 10
7 9 (31.03%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
8 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (27.59%) Linux
8 8 (27.59%) MS Office
8 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
8 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
9 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
9 7 (24.14%) Skype
9 7 (24.14%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (24.14%) Office 365
9 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (20.69%) SCCM
10 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
10 6 (20.69%) Wyse

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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 9 (31.03%) Skype for Business
2 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
3 6 (20.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (3.45%) GlassFish
5 1 (3.45%) IBM Domino
5 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) DNS
2 9 (31.03%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (24.14%) Skype
4 4 (13.79%) SAN
4 4 (13.79%) VPN
5 3 (10.34%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.90%) DHCP
6 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
6 2 (6.90%) Wireless
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.45%) Internet
7 1 (3.45%) LAN
7 1 (3.45%) LDAP
7 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.34%) Messaging Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Exchange Support
7 1 (3.45%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Lotus Notes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) LAMP
1 1 (3.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Client/Server
2 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
2 6 (20.69%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.34%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.45%) iPad
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (89.66%) Windows Server
3 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (31.03%) Windows 10
5 8 (27.59%) Linux
5 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) CentOS
6 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.69%) Application Virtualisation
1 6 (20.69%) Incident Management
2 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
3 4 (13.79%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) Patch Management
4 3 (10.34%) Server Patching
4 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Security
6 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security Management
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL
6 1 (3.45%) Open Source
6 1 (3.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (96.55%) Active Directory
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (24.14%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (20.69%) BitLocker
4 6 (20.69%) DFS Replication
4 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
4 6 (20.69%) XenApp
4 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
5 3 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.45%) Shibboleth
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) SCCM
1 6 (20.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (13.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
4 6 (20.69%) AppSense
4 6 (20.69%) CA
4 6 (20.69%) Symantec
4 6 (20.69%) Wyse
5 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) Dell
5 4 (13.79%) Intel
5 4 (13.79%) IronPort
5 4 (13.79%) RightFax
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Dell Compellent
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) NetApp
6 3 (10.34%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.45%) Juniper
8 1 (3.45%) Lotus