The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 27 43 44
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 6.06% 2.00% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.73% 6.57% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 5
Median daily rate £120 £260 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.84% -38.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £260 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £313
% change year-on-year +8.87% -0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £20.00
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 88 137 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 26.67% 30.38% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 68 80
Median daily rate £140 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.83% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -38.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.10 £43.90
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 Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Gloucestershire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +3 10 £120 -53.84%
Cheltenham +7 3 £120 -
Cirencester - 1 £300 -
Windows Server 2008
South West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 23 (58.97%) Windows Server
4 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
4 22 (56.41%) VMware
5 21 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
7 16 (41.03%) Windows 7
8 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
10 12 (30.77%) DHCP
10 12 (30.77%) DNS
10 12 (30.77%) Hyper-V
11 11 (28.21%) MS Office
11 11 (28.21%) DBS Check
12 10 (25.64%) SQL
12 10 (25.64%) Windows XP
12 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
13 9 (23.08%) Citrix
13 9 (23.08%) Apple
13 9 (23.08%) Windows 8
14 8 (20.51%) Windows 10
14 8 (20.51%) Mac OS X
14 8 (20.51%) Firewall
14 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
14 8 (20.51%) Wireless
15 7 (17.95%) Time Management
15 7 (17.95%) Network Management
15 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.26%) IIS
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.13%) Apache
5 2 (5.13%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) DHCP
1 12 (30.77%) DNS
2 8 (20.51%) Firewall
2 8 (20.51%) Wireless
3 5 (12.82%) Internet
4 4 (10.26%) WAN
5 3 (7.69%) LAN
6 2 (5.13%) SAN
7 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.56%) VLAN
7 1 (2.56%) VPN
7 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MS Access
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 4 (10.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Build Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Customer Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Customer Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) IT Support
5 4 (10.26%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) Installations Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
1 1 (2.56%) CSS3
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
1 1 (2.56%) HTML5
1 1 (2.56%) jQuery
1 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Clustering
1 4 (10.26%) Driving Licence
1 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (58.97%) Windows Server
3 21 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (41.03%) Windows 7
6 10 (25.64%) Windows XP
7 9 (23.08%) Windows 8
8 8 (20.51%) Mac OS X
8 8 (20.51%) Windows 10
9 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
9 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
10 2 (5.13%) Solaris
10 2 (5.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Network Management
1 7 (17.95%) Time Management
2 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
2 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.13%) Change Control
3 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
3 2 (5.13%) Database Security
3 2 (5.13%) Demand Management
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL
3 2 (5.13%) Migration
3 2 (5.13%) Project Management
3 2 (5.13%) Statistics
4 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.56%) Change Management
4 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.56%) MVC
4 1 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.21%) DBS Check
3 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.56%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.56%) UAG
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) NetBackup
1 4 (10.26%) Netcool
1 4 (10.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) Unicenter
2 2 (5.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
1 22 (56.41%) VMware
2 9 (23.08%) Apple
2 9 (23.08%) Citrix
3 5 (12.82%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) Symantec
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.13%) Capita
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) EMC
6 2 (5.13%) Meridio
6 2 (5.13%) Veritas
7 1 (2.56%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.56%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) Sophos
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