The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 71 74 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 25 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.87% 1.53% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.36% 8.47% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 15
Median daily rate £270 £256 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.36% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £407 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.25 £18.38
% change year-on-year
+17.80% -0.68%
Windows Server 2008
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
264 295 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.44% 18.05% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 133 146
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 55
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East Midlands region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Leicestershire +5 7 £258 +8.42% 4
Derbyshire +4 7 £275 -9.83% 2
Nottinghamshire -3 7 £426 +42.08% 6
Northamptonshire -1 6 £150 -63.14% 2
Lincolnshire -8 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
3 36 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 36 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 34 (53.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (49.21%) VMware
6 23 (36.51%) ITIL
7 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
8 20 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (26.98%) Cisco
10 16 (25.40%) Citrix
10 16 (25.40%) Office 365
11 15 (23.81%) Hyper-V
11 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
12 14 (22.22%) Windows XP
12 14 (22.22%) HP
12 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
13 13 (20.63%) SAN
13 13 (20.63%) WAN
13 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
14 12 (19.05%) LAN
14 12 (19.05%) Migration
14 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
15 11 (17.46%) SQL
16 10 (15.87%) NetApp
16 10 (15.87%) Firewall
16 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (14.29%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.59%) IIS
6 1 (1.59%) JBoss
6 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.40%) Office 365
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.17%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.63%) SAN
1 13 (20.63%) WAN
2 12 (19.05%) LAN
3 10 (15.87%) Firewall
4 4 (6.35%) Internet
4 4 (6.35%) Wireless
5 3 (4.76%) DHCP
5 3 (4.76%) DNS
5 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.59%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.59%) IPsec
6 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.59%) NAS
6 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.59%) Skype
6 1 (1.59%) SMTP
6 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.59%) VLAN
6 1 (1.59%) VoIP
6 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (9.52%) Retail
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (12.70%) Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Architect
5 6 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Service Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 5 (7.94%) Administrator
6 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (7.94%) IT Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Support Specialist
6 5 (7.94%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.94%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 4 (6.35%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.94%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.94%) Replication
4 3 (4.76%) FMCG
5 2 (3.17%) CMDB
5 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.17%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 36 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 34 (53.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 14 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.94%) Linux
6 3 (4.76%) Unix
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) ITIL
2 12 (19.05%) Migration
3 5 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (6.35%) High Availability
4 4 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (6.35%) TOGAF
4 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (6.35%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.76%) DevOps
5 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.76%) Security Patching
5 3 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (3.17%) Change Control
6 2 (3.17%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.17%) Server Building
6 2 (3.17%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 11 (17.46%) SQL
3 5 (7.94%) VBScript
4 4 (6.35%) C#
4 4 (6.35%) Java
4 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (7.94%) MCSE
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.59%) CCNA
4 1 (1.59%) CCNP
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
2 20 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (23.81%) Hyper-V
4 7 (11.11%) XenApp
5 5 (7.94%) vSphere
5 5 (7.94%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.59%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.59%) OVSD
Vendors
1 31 (49.21%) VMware
2 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
3 17 (26.98%) Cisco
4 16 (25.40%) Citrix
5 14 (22.22%) HP
6 10 (15.87%) NetApp
7 5 (7.94%) Dell
7 5 (7.94%) IBM
7 5 (7.94%) Oracle
8 2 (3.17%) arcserve
8 2 (3.17%) CA
8 2 (3.17%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (3.17%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.59%) Brocade
9 1 (1.59%) F5
9 1 (1.59%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.59%) Proofpoint
9 1 (1.59%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.59%) Veeam
9 1 (1.59%) Webroot