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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.62% 6.77% 4.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.29% 24.07% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 9
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£465 £388 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +103.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
62 54 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.22% 28.13% 36.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 58
Average daily rate £165 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.26 £13.50 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £22.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Dartford - - - - 2
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Whitstable - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) VMware
3 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (50.00%) Citrix
5 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (40.91%) vSphere
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
8 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (31.82%) Finance
9 6 (27.27%) MS Office
9 6 (27.27%) XenApp
10 5 (22.73%) XenDesktop
10 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
10 5 (22.73%) ITIL
10 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
11 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
11 4 (18.18%) Migration
11 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
11 4 (18.18%) LAN
11 4 (18.18%) WAN
11 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
12 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (13.64%) Operations Management
12 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
12 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
12 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
12 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) MPLS
3 2 (9.09%) OSPF
3 2 (9.09%) BGP
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.55%) NAS
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Advertising
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Front Office
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) IT Support
4 3 (13.64%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Build Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) SCCM Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.64%) Operations Management
4 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VBScript
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) CCNP
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
1 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (40.91%) vSphere
3 6 (27.27%) XenApp
4 5 (22.73%) XenDesktop
5 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.55%) Xen
7 1 (4.55%) VMware Server
7 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
7 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
7 1 (4.55%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Foglight
1 2 (9.09%) WSUS
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
1 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) VMware
2 11 (50.00%) Citrix
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.09%) CommVault
5 2 (9.09%) Wyse
5 2 (9.09%) F5
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper
6 1 (4.55%) FalconStor
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