The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 16 12 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.80% 9.82% 1.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 35.00% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £115 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £408 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
Windows Server 2008
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
70 80 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.88% 28.07% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 34
Average daily rate £388 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £116 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £24.50 £77.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells -5 6 £350 -
Westerham - - - -
Whitstable - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Stansted - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (66.04%) Active Directory
3 29 (54.72%) VMware
4 26 (49.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (45.28%) Windows 7
6 21 (39.62%) Citrix
6 21 (39.62%) MS Exchange
7 17 (32.08%) XenApp
7 17 (32.08%) SCCM
8 16 (30.19%) Advertising
9 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (24.53%) Finance
10 13 (24.53%) MS Office
11 12 (22.64%) Firewall
11 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
13 10 (18.87%) LAN
13 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
13 10 (18.87%) Cisco
13 10 (18.87%) vSphere
14 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
14 8 (15.09%) UNIX
14 8 (15.09%) WAN
14 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
15 7 (13.21%) ITIL
15 7 (13.21%) Solaris
15 7 (13.21%) CheckPoint
15 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (13.21%) CCNA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (39.62%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.32%) IIS
3 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) MS Office
2 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.66%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.89%) MS Project
4 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.89%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) Firewall
2 10 (18.87%) LAN
2 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
3 8 (15.09%) WAN
4 5 (9.43%) DNS
5 4 (7.55%) BGP
5 4 (7.55%) MPLS
5 4 (7.55%) OSPF
5 4 (7.55%) HTTP
6 3 (5.66%) SMTP
6 3 (5.66%) DHCP
6 3 (5.66%) SAN
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.77%) Wireless
8 1 (1.89%) VPN
8 1 (1.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 16 (30.19%) Advertising
2 13 (24.53%) Finance
3 4 (7.55%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Support Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.55%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.66%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) IT Support
8 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (49.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (45.28%) Windows 7
4 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.09%) UNIX
6 7 (13.21%) Solaris
7 6 (11.32%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.66%) Linux
9 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.77%) Debian
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.21%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) Change Management
3 5 (9.43%) BCP
4 4 (7.55%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.55%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (7.55%) Data Security
5 2 (3.77%) Network Management
5 2 (3.77%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.77%) Project Management
5 2 (3.77%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.89%) Scrum
6 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.89%) Information Security
6 1 (1.89%) Network Design
6 1 (1.89%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.77%) Python
3 2 (3.77%) PHP
3 2 (3.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (13.21%) CCNA
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.32%) CCNP
3 4 (7.55%) MCSE
3 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) CISA
5 1 (1.89%) CISM
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CISSP
5 1 (1.89%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (66.04%) Active Directory
2 17 (32.08%) XenApp
3 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (18.87%) vSphere
5 5 (9.43%) XenDesktop
6 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) SCCM
2 6 (11.32%) SCOM
3 2 (3.77%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.77%) Cacti
3 2 (3.77%) Nagios
4 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) VMware
2 21 (39.62%) Citrix
3 10 (18.87%) Cisco
4 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
5 7 (13.21%) CheckPoint
5 7 (13.21%) Veeam
6 4 (7.55%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.66%) Nintex
8 2 (3.77%) Veritas
8 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.89%) Adobe
9 1 (1.89%) Sophos
Ashford, Kent
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