The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Kent region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 13 12 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 27 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.55% 10.14% 2.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.92% 32.18% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £115 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-11.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 87 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.31% 31.52% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 53 33
Average daily rate £350 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2008
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -3 7 £350 - 1
Tonbridge - 5 £175 -
Maidstone +2 2 £114 -1.08%
Stansted - 1 - -
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Westerham - - - - 1
Whitstable - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
3 25 (53.19%) VMware
4 20 (42.55%) Windows 7
4 20 (42.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (38.30%) MS Exchange
6 16 (34.04%) Citrix
7 13 (27.66%) XenApp
8 12 (25.53%) SCCM
8 12 (25.53%) MS Office
9 11 (23.40%) Firewall
9 11 (23.40%) Advertising
10 10 (21.28%) Finance
10 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (21.28%) Cisco
11 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
11 9 (19.15%) LAN
11 9 (19.15%) vSphere
12 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (17.02%) Linux
12 8 (17.02%) UNIX
13 7 (14.89%) Solaris
13 7 (14.89%) ITIL
13 7 (14.89%) WAN
13 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
13 7 (14.89%) Red Hat
13 7 (14.89%) Debian
13 7 (14.89%) Veeam
14 6 (12.77%) Capacity Planning

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (38.30%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.64%) IIS
4 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (8.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.13%) Apache
6 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Office
2 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.38%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.13%) MS Project
4 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.13%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) Firewall
2 9 (19.15%) LAN
2 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.89%) WAN
4 6 (12.77%) SAN
5 5 (10.64%) DNS
6 4 (8.51%) HTTP
6 4 (8.51%) MPLS
6 4 (8.51%) OSPF
6 4 (8.51%) BGP
6 4 (8.51%) Wireless
7 3 (6.38%) SMTP
7 3 (6.38%) DHCP
7 3 (6.38%) NAS
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) MySQL
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (23.40%) Advertising
2 10 (21.28%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Automotive
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Support Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (12.77%) Administrator
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (12.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (8.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Clustering
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows 7
2 20 (42.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (17.02%) Linux
4 8 (17.02%) UNIX
5 7 (14.89%) Solaris
5 7 (14.89%) Debian
6 5 (10.64%) Ubuntu
7 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) ITIL
2 6 (12.77%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (10.64%) Change Management
4 4 (8.51%) BCP
5 2 (4.26%) Data Security
5 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.26%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.26%) Change Control
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.13%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.13%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) PHP
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
1 5 (10.64%) Python
1 5 (10.64%) Ruby
1 5 (10.64%) Bash Shell
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) CCNP
1 6 (12.77%) CCNA
1 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.64%) MCSE
3 4 (8.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (27.66%) XenApp
3 9 (19.15%) vSphere
4 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (8.51%) VMware ESX
5 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (4.26%) DFS Replication
6 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.13%) Squid
7 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) ZABBIX
2 5 (10.64%) Cacti
2 5 (10.64%) Nagios
3 3 (6.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) VMware
2 16 (34.04%) Citrix
3 10 (21.28%) Cisco
4 7 (14.89%) Veeam
4 7 (14.89%) Red Hat
5 6 (12.77%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.38%) Nintex
7 2 (4.26%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.26%) Veritas
8 1 (2.13%) Adobe
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