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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.41% 10.61% 10.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.92% 51.85% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £141 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
73 54 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.66% 20.45% 31.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 54
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £140 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 12
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Tonbridge -4 1 £325 +85.71%
Tunbridge Wells -7 1 - -
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) MS Exchange
3 18 (75.00%) VMware
3 18 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (70.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (70.83%) Citrix
5 16 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (62.50%) vSphere
7 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
8 13 (54.17%) Cisco
9 12 (50.00%) ITIL
10 11 (45.83%) XenApp
10 11 (45.83%) XenDesktop
11 10 (41.67%) SolarWinds
11 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (37.50%) SolarWinds Orion
12 9 (37.50%) Firewall
13 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (33.33%) LAN
13 8 (33.33%) WAN
13 8 (33.33%) MCSE
14 7 (29.17%) MPLS
14 7 (29.17%) OSPF
14 7 (29.17%) BGP
14 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
14 7 (29.17%) DFS Replication
14 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
15 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (79.17%) MS Exchange
2 17 (70.83%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) LAN
2 8 (33.33%) WAN
3 7 (29.17%) MPLS
3 7 (29.17%) OSPF
3 7 (29.17%) BGP
4 6 (25.00%) SAN
5 4 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 4 (16.67%) NAS
5 4 (16.67%) Wireless
5 4 (16.67%) BIG-IP
6 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.33%) DNS
7 2 (8.33%) DHCP
8 1 (4.17%) VLAN
8 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
1 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
5 1 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Architect
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.17%) LINQ
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) PDA
2 1 (4.17%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (16.67%) Change Control
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) MVC
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) MCSE
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (25.00%) CCNA
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (4.17%) MCITP
5 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) vSphere
2 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (45.83%) XenApp
3 11 (45.83%) XenDesktop
4 7 (29.17%) DFS Replication
5 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (16.67%) Foglight
3 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) VMware
2 17 (70.83%) Citrix
3 13 (54.17%) Cisco
4 10 (41.67%) SolarWinds
5 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
6 5 (20.83%) HP
7 4 (16.67%) F5
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.17%) Dell
9 1 (4.17%) Mercator
9 1 (4.17%) Wyse
9 1 (4.17%) Juniper
9 1 (4.17%) CommVault