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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.34% 4.03% 7.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.04% 16.67% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 8
Average daily rate £325 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -6.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
49 66 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.72% 24.18% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 29
Average daily rate £400 £165 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -36.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £15.61 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.64% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £40.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Maidstone -7 1 £325 -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (40.00%) XenApp
4 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) OSPF
6 2 (20.00%) BGP
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) BGP
1 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (20.00%) OSPF
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) VLAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (10.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Support
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Server Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Support
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) XenApp
2 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (10.00%) Foglight
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Meraki
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (10.00%) Sybase
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