The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 40 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 -16  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.90% 1.15% 4.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.25% 4.17% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Median daily rate £325 £450 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.77% +26.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.66% +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 Swindon with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 48 96 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 14.37% 27.67% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 65 21
Median daily rate £330 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £139 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Swindon

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Swindon

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Swindon

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

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Skype
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Business Development
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) CentOS
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Shibboleth
5 1 (16.67%) Gemalto
5 1 (16.67%) GlassFish
5 1 (16.67%) LAMP
5 1 (16.67%) F5

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) GlassFish
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Skype
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Migration Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365 Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) SAML
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) CentOS
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Development
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SANS
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) Gemalto
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Rackspace
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat