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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 15 26
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.29% 10.09% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.12% 41.07% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 3
Average daily rate
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£255 £368 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.61% +33.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £135 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £433 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
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
66 56 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.16% 24.56% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 48
Average daily rate £466 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £135 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £17.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.22 £17.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) VMware
4 10 (58.82%) Citrix
5 9 (52.94%) vSphere
6 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (35.29%) XenApp
9 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
9 5 (29.41%) Finance
9 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (29.41%) LAN
9 5 (29.41%) WAN
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
10 4 (23.53%) MS Office
10 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
10 4 (23.53%) Cisco
10 4 (23.53%) Firewall
10 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
10 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
11 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (17.65%) DFS Replication
11 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (17.65%) ITIL
11 3 (17.65%) SQL
11 3 (17.65%) SAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) MPLS
4 2 (11.76%) OSPF
4 2 (11.76%) BGP
4 2 (11.76%) DHCP
4 2 (11.76%) DNS
4 2 (11.76%) Wireless
4 2 (11.76%) NAS
4 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) IT Support
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
2 2 (11.76%) Change Control
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.88%) Coaching
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.88%) MCITP
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) vSphere
3 6 (35.29%) XenApp
4 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
5 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (17.65%) DFS Replication
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
8 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
8 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) Wyse
7 1 (5.88%) FalconStor
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) CommVault
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