Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 6 months to 18 January 2019 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 > Somerset
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 47 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.28% 1.49% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.80% 5.74% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Somerset median daily rate £438 £280 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.25% +43.59% -49.68%
10th Percentile £413 £191 £176
90th Percentile £510 £338 £222
South West median daily rate £425 £325 £260
% change year-on-year +30.77% +25.00% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +13.04% +8.24%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 125 122 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 26.71% 26.01% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 83 48
Somerset median daily rate £394 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.15% +16.07% -24.17%
10th Percentile £195 £116 £143
90th Percentile £538 £540 £466
South West median daily rate £405 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +8.00% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 27
Somerset median hourly rate £40.50 £13.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.54% -53.57% +60.00%
10th Percentile £15.94 £11.60 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.66 £23.90 £45.25
South West median hourly rate £24.91 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +42.34% +2.94% -11.69%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Somerset

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Somerset

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Somerset

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -7 4 £438 +82.29%
Taunton -5 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (50.00%) DevOps
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Dell
6 1 (16.67%) SAN
6 1 (16.67%) Apple
6 1 (16.67%) Forcepoint
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (16.67%) Nessus
6 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Release and Configuration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Release Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
1 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Forcepoint
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft