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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.61% 6.36% 7.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.71% 23.44% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 16
Average daily rate
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£263 £268 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.86% +46.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £204 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £297 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -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
68 64 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.55% 27.12% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 57
Average daily rate £170 £250 £262
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.50 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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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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
Maidstone 0 1 - - 1
West Malling - 1 - -
Whitstable - - - - 3
Dartford - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Snodland - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (91.89%) VMware
3 25 (67.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
4 21 (56.76%) Citrix
5 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
5 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (40.54%) vSphere
7 13 (35.14%) XenApp
8 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
9 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
10 10 (27.03%) Advertising
11 9 (24.32%) Finance
11 9 (24.32%) Cisco
12 8 (21.62%) ITIL
12 8 (21.62%) XenDesktop
12 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
13 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
13 7 (18.92%) MS Office
13 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
13 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (16.22%) IIS
14 6 (16.22%) SCCM
14 6 (16.22%) SCOM
14 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
14 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
14 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
15 5 (13.51%) Application Packaging

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) IIS
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) LAN
1 5 (13.51%) WAN
2 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) DNS
2 3 (8.11%) SAN
3 2 (5.41%) BGP
3 2 (5.41%) MPLS
3 2 (5.41%) OSPF
3 2 (5.41%) BIG-IP
3 2 (5.41%) VLAN
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.70%) NAS
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (27.03%) Advertising
2 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.11%) IT Support
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.41%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
5 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
6 3 (8.11%) UNIX
6 3 (8.11%) Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
2 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 3 (8.11%) Change Control
3 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (8.11%) Operations Management
3 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.11%) BCP
3 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.41%) Information Security
4 2 (5.41%) Data Security
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (5.41%) Network Management
5 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.70%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) VBScript
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) CCNA
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (5.41%) CISSP
5 2 (5.41%) CCNP
5 2 (5.41%) MCSE
5 2 (5.41%) CISA
5 2 (5.41%) CISM
5 2 (5.41%) CRISC
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (67.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
3 15 (40.54%) vSphere
4 13 (35.14%) XenApp
5 8 (21.62%) XenDesktop
6 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
8 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.70%) Xen
9 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCCM
1 6 (16.22%) SCOM
2 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (5.41%) WSUS
3 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.41%) Foglight
3 2 (5.41%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 34 (91.89%) VMware
2 21 (56.76%) Citrix
3 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
4 9 (24.32%) Cisco
5 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
6 5 (13.51%) HP
7 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
7 4 (10.81%) CommVault
8 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.41%) IBM
9 2 (5.41%) Wyse
9 2 (5.41%) Veeam
9 2 (5.41%) F5
10 1 (2.70%) FalconStor
10 1 (2.70%) Intel
10 1 (2.70%) Sophos
10 1 (2.70%) Symantec