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 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 39 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.68% 3.36% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 12.03% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 15
Median daily rate £198 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.57% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £232 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £391 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -2.10% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 84 133 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 25.77% 27.94% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 69 99
Median daily rate £200 £385 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.05% -7.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £595 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 5
Median hourly rate £17.35 £12.63 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.42% -10.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £13.23 £20.00
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 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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 June 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
Cheltenham +7 5 £120 -63.07%
Cirencester - 1 £250 -
Windows Server 2008
South West

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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) VMware
4 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
8 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 10 (33.33%) DNS
9 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 10 (33.33%) DHCP
10 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
11 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
11 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (23.33%) DBS Check
12 7 (23.33%) SQL
12 7 (23.33%) Citrix
12 7 (23.33%) Apple
13 6 (20.00%) Wireless
13 6 (20.00%) Mac OS X
13 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
13 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
13 6 (20.00%) Office 365
13 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 6 (20.00%) Problem Management
14 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Apache
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (10.00%) IIS
6 2 (6.67%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) DHCP
1 10 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) Wireless
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall
3 4 (13.33%) Internet
4 3 (10.00%) VoIP
4 3 (10.00%) WAN
5 2 (6.67%) LAN
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
6 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.33%) VLAN
6 1 (3.33%) VPN
6 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Build Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Customer Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Customer Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Network Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Support
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (20.00%) Mac OS X
6 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
8 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
9 2 (6.67%) Solaris
9 2 (6.67%) Unix
10 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (13.33%) Network Management
3 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Change Control
4 2 (6.67%) Demand Management
4 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.67%) Statistics
4 2 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (3.33%) Change Management
5 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.33%) Database Security
5 1 (3.33%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) DBS Check
3 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MCSA
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.33%) UAG
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 4 (13.33%) Netcool
1 4 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Unicenter
2 2 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) VMware
2 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) Apple
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) McAfee
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
7 2 (6.67%) EMC
7 2 (6.67%) Meridio
7 2 (6.67%) Veritas
8 1 (3.33%) Computacenter
8 1 (3.33%) Remedy
8 1 (3.33%) Sophos
8 1 (3.33%) Symantec