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 25 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 / Wiltshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 58 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 -32  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 9 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.06% 1.38% 5.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.75% 5.92% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 15
Median daily rate £200 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.76% +5.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £354 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £428 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

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 80 152 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 12.12% 23.38% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 99 46
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 £150 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £16.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +154.54% -13.29%  
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 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
Swindon +1 3 £325 -27.77% 1
Chippenham +1 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (42.86%) Migration
6 6 (42.86%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
7 5 (35.71%) Oracle
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 4 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (28.57%) SAP
8 4 (28.57%) ERP
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
8 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (28.57%) QAD
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (28.57%) Pegasus
8 4 (28.57%) Pegasus Opera
8 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (21.43%) Firewall
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (21.43%) Business Development
10 2 (14.29%) Change Management

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 9 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) GlassFish
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) Skype
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) IT Support
2 4 (28.57%) ERP Support
2 4 (28.57%) SAP Support
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Support
3 3 (21.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Office 365 Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) LAMP
1 1 (7.14%) SAML
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) CentOS
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) ERP
3 3 (21.43%) Business Development
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (14.29%) Web Filtering
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) Pegasus
4 4 (28.57%) QAD
4 4 (28.57%) SAP
5 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Gemalto
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
5 1 (7.14%) Rackspace
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat