The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 29 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 40 33
Rank change year-on-year -13 -7  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.10% 3.68% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.86% 13.64% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 12
Median daily rate £208 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +7.60% +1.62%  
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 Wiltshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 102 176 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 15.96% 26.95% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 101 35
Median daily rate £350 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +2.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £147 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +134.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £46.43 £20.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Wiltshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Wiltshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Swindon -13 3 £113 -70.00%
Corsham - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) Oracle
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (33.33%) MS Office
7 4 (33.33%) SAP
7 4 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (33.33%) Migration
7 4 (33.33%) QAD
7 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (33.33%) ERP
7 4 (33.33%) Pegasus
7 4 (33.33%) Pegasus Opera
7 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (25.00%) Open Source
8 3 (25.00%) SAN
8 3 (25.00%) HP
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) Apache
4 1 (8.33%) GlassFish
4 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) IBM PureFlex
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) LDAP
4 1 (8.33%) SNMP
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (16.67%) Back Office
1 2 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) IT Support
2 4 (33.33%) ERP Support
2 4 (33.33%) SAP Support
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Support
3 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (8.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) CESG
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) CentOS
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ERP
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Business Development
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (16.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Shibboleth
4 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Pegasus
3 4 (33.33%) QAD
3 4 (33.33%) SAP
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
5 2 (16.67%) Sophos
5 2 (16.67%) Veeam
6 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (8.33%) Gemalto
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) Rackspace
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat