The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 30 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South West / Dorset
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 23 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.08% 2.09% 1.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% 8.47% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £425 £289 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.18% +12.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +7.20% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £8.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.59%  
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 Dorset with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 15 59 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 16.13% 24.69% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 35 28
Median daily rate £150 £300 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +16.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £155 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 16
Median hourly rate £10.75 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.40% +31.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Dorset

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 13 (86.67%) MS Exchange
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (33.33%) MS Office
6 5 (33.33%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) Office 365
7 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
8 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) CRM
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
9 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
9 2 (13.33%) IPv4
9 2 (13.33%) LAN
9 2 (13.33%) WAN
9 2 (13.33%) VMS
9 2 (13.33%) DHCP
9 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (13.33%) DNS
9 2 (13.33%) Service Management
9 2 (13.33%) ITSM
9 2 (13.33%) ITIL
9 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
9 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Network Management

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 13 (86.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Kentico
4 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) IPv4
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Support Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Migration Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (20.00%) Server Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
6 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) IT Trainer
6 2 (13.33%) Server Support
6 2 (13.33%) Server Support Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) Trainer
7 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ADO
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) VMS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) ITSM
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
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