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 3 months to 26 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 / Somerset
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 31 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.81% 1.66% 6.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.18% 8.00% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £190 - £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.75%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 44 50 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 20.95% 20.75% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 30
Median daily rate £423 £225 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.98% -11.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £458 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 16
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.47% -23.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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 3 months to 26 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
Yeovil - 5 - -
Bath +5 2 £190 -
Clevedon +1 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) Citrix
5 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (41.67%) Veeam
6 5 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (41.67%) Web Development
6 5 (41.67%) CentOS
6 5 (41.67%) Squid
6 5 (41.67%) RIA
6 5 (41.67%) Test Management
6 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
6 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (41.67%) Office 365
6 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013

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 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) Office 365
3 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DHCP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
1 5 (41.67%) Extranet
1 5 (41.67%) Intranet
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (41.67%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) RIA
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (41.67%) CentOS
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
1 5 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
1 5 (41.67%) Test Management
1 5 (41.67%) Web Development
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Process Management
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (41.67%) Samba
3 5 (41.67%) Squid
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Nagios
1 5 (41.67%) Webmin
1 5 (41.67%) Xymon
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
4 5 (41.67%) Veeam
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) Sophos