The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / South West
Rank 75 70 78
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 59 67 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.31% 2.34% 2.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.05% 10.28% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 35
Median daily rate £306 £278 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.36% +7.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £380 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +8.00% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -17.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £8.75 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £21.50 £24.75
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 the South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 452 652 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.66% 22.73% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 389 291
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 73 80
Median hourly rate £16.38 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.93% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.72 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £46.27 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol +13 21 £338 +28.57% 3
Gloucestershire +13 19 £120 -53.84% 3
Wiltshire -16 7 £208 -40.71% 1
Somerset -1 4 £325 +85.71%
Devon -9 3 £175 -6.66% 1
Dorset +5 1 £425 +47.18% 5
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (79.63%) Active Directory
3 83 (76.85%) Windows Server
4 70 (64.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (49.07%) Microsoft
6 50 (46.30%) VMware
7 39 (36.11%) DNS
8 37 (34.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 34 (31.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (31.48%) Windows 7
11 29 (26.85%) MS Office
12 28 (25.93%) Security Cleared
13 24 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
14 23 (21.30%) SQL Server
15 20 (18.52%) SQL
15 20 (18.52%) PowerShell
15 20 (18.52%) Windows 10
16 18 (16.67%) SC Cleared
16 18 (16.67%) Hyper-V
17 17 (15.74%) Microsoft App-V
17 17 (15.74%) Firewall
17 17 (15.74%) DHCP
18 16 (14.81%) Citrix
18 16 (14.81%) Linux
18 16 (14.81%) MS Excel
18 16 (14.81%) Office 365
19 14 (12.96%) SharePoint
19 14 (12.96%) Client/Server
20 13 (12.04%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 36 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 24 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (12.96%) SharePoint
4 13 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (9.26%) Skype for Business
6 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (6.48%) IIS
8 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (3.70%) Apache
10 2 (1.85%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.85%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.93%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.93%) Kentico
11 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (26.85%) MS Office
2 16 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.63%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.81%) Office 365
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) IaaS
4 1 (0.93%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (36.11%) DNS
2 17 (15.74%) DHCP
2 17 (15.74%) Firewall
3 12 (11.11%) WAN
3 12 (11.11%) Wireless
4 10 (9.26%) LAN
4 10 (9.26%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (8.33%) SAN
6 8 (7.41%) Internet
6 8 (7.41%) Skype
7 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.56%) VPN
8 6 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.85%) IPv4
9 2 (1.85%) LDAP
9 2 (1.85%) VLAN
9 2 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.85%) MS Access
5 2 (1.85%) MySQL
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.93%) MSI
General
1 12 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Local Government
3 3 (2.78%) Electronics
3 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.78%) Marketing
3 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Back Office
4 2 (1.85%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (19.44%) Support Engineer
2 19 (17.59%) Analyst
3 11 (10.19%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (10.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) IT Support
4 10 (9.26%) Support Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) Architect
6 8 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.56%) Build Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Systems Support
9 5 (4.63%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (4.63%) Customer Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Customer Support Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Migration Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) .NET
2 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.85%) LAMP
2 2 (1.85%) SAML
3 1 (0.93%) ADO
3 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.93%) CSS
3 1 (0.93%) CSS3
3 1 (0.93%) HTML
3 1 (0.93%) HTML5
3 1 (0.93%) jQuery
3 1 (0.93%) NHibernate
3 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Client/Server
2 10 (9.26%) Fat Client
2 10 (9.26%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.70%) Clustering
3 4 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.78%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.85%) CESG
5 2 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (76.85%) Windows Server
3 70 (64.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (31.48%) Windows 7
4 34 (31.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (18.52%) Windows 10
6 16 (14.81%) Linux
7 13 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (10.19%) Windows XP
9 9 (8.33%) Mac OS X
9 9 (8.33%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.70%) Unix
10 4 (3.70%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.85%) CentOS
11 2 (1.85%) Solaris
11 2 (1.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.04%) Migration
2 10 (9.26%) ITIL
3 9 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 9 (8.33%) Network Management
4 8 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.48%) Change Management
5 7 (6.48%) Time Management
6 6 (5.56%) Application Virtualisation
6 6 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.63%) Performance Management
7 5 (4.63%) Service Management
8 4 (3.70%) ERP
8 4 (3.70%) Open Source
8 4 (3.70%) Project Management
8 4 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.78%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (2.78%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (2.78%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.52%) PowerShell
1 20 (18.52%) SQL
2 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
2 3 (2.78%) VBScript
3 2 (1.85%) C#
3 2 (1.85%) Java
3 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.85%) Perl
3 2 (1.85%) PHP
3 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.11%) DBS Check
4 10 (9.26%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) CCNA
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.85%) Degree
6 2 (1.85%) MCSE
7 1 (0.93%) CCNP
7 1 (0.93%) MCSA
7 1 (0.93%) SANS
7 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.19%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 86 (79.63%) Active Directory
2 37 (34.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 17 (15.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (10.19%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (7.41%) XenApp
6 8 (7.41%) XenDesktop
7 7 (6.48%) DFS Replication
7 7 (6.48%) VMware ESX
8 6 (5.56%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.78%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.85%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.93%) UAG
11 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) SCCM
2 6 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (5.56%) WSUS
3 4 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.70%) Netcool
3 4 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.85%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (49.07%) Microsoft
2 50 (46.30%) VMware
3 16 (14.81%) Citrix
4 13 (12.04%) Cisco
5 12 (11.11%) HP
5 12 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 11 (10.19%) Symantec
7 10 (9.26%) Apple
7 10 (9.26%) Oracle
8 7 (6.48%) AppSense
8 7 (6.48%) SAP
9 6 (5.56%) CA
9 6 (5.56%) Dell
9 6 (5.56%) Wyse
10 4 (3.70%) Intel
10 4 (3.70%) IronPort
10 4 (3.70%) NetApp
10 4 (3.70%) Pegasus
10 4 (3.70%) QAD
10 4 (3.70%) Sophos
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