The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 22 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 19 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 6.58% 3.28% 4.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.86% 9.09% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Median daily rate £120 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.07% -23.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -2.10% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -18.07% +15.27%  

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 28 44 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 36.84% 36.07% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 46
Median daily rate £140 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.92% -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 0
Median hourly rate £17.25 £12.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cheltenham

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cheltenham over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Cheltenham

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) OpenVZ
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Puppet
5 1 (16.67%) High Availability
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Apache
5 1 (16.67%) Tomcat

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Build Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) OpenVZ
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware