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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 40 28 31
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.88% 4.64% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.08% 18.52% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 4
Median daily rate £113 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -70.00% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £310
% change year-on-year +8.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
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 Swindon with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 59 81 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 17.30% 25.08% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 23
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 15
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £127.95 £20.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Swindon

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Business Development
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) SNMP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) MySQL
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Apache
5 1 (20.00%) Tomcat

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) SAML
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Development
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SANS
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Shibboleth
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) AppSense
2 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Gemalto
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Rackspace
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat