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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.23% 7.52% 8.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.48% 32.26% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +41.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £303 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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
77 62 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 26.83% 23.31% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 62
Average daily rate £339 £313 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% +35.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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
West Malling +5 2 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells -3 1 £450 +63.63%
Chatham - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 1
Faversham - - - -
Snodland - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (80.00%) VMware
3 28 (62.22%) Active Directory
4 24 (53.33%) Citrix
4 24 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 17 (37.78%) vSphere
7 17 (37.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (35.56%) XenApp
9 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
9 14 (31.11%) MS Exchange
9 14 (31.11%) Advertising
9 14 (31.11%) SCCM
10 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
10 12 (26.67%) Cisco
11 11 (24.44%) Finance
12 10 (22.22%) ITIL
13 8 (17.78%) MS Office
13 8 (17.78%) XenDesktop
14 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
14 7 (15.56%) SolarWinds
14 7 (15.56%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
14 7 (15.56%) LAN
14 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (15.56%) Firewall
15 6 (13.33%) WAN
15 6 (13.33%) IIS
15 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (31.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) IIS
2 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.78%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) LAN
1 7 (15.56%) Firewall
2 6 (13.33%) WAN
3 5 (11.11%) DNS
3 5 (11.11%) SAN
4 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) DHCP
5 2 (4.44%) MPLS
5 2 (4.44%) OSPF
5 2 (4.44%) BGP
5 2 (4.44%) BIG-IP
5 2 (4.44%) VLAN
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.22%) NAS
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.22%) Wireless
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) AdminStudio
General
1 14 (31.11%) Advertising
2 11 (24.44%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (24.44%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (6.67%) IT Support
7 2 (4.44%) Build Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.22%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (37.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
5 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.67%) UNIX
7 3 (6.67%) Linux
8 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) BCP
2 5 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (8.89%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.67%) Project Management
4 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
4 3 (6.67%) Operations Management
4 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.67%) Change Control
5 2 (4.44%) Data Security
5 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Network Management
5 2 (4.44%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.44%) Information Security
6 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.22%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) VBScript
2 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.11%) CCNA
4 3 (6.67%) CCNP
4 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.44%) CISA
5 2 (4.44%) CISM
5 2 (4.44%) CRISC
5 2 (4.44%) CISSP
5 2 (4.44%) MCSE
6 1 (2.22%) MCSA
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (62.22%) Active Directory
2 24 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (37.78%) vSphere
4 16 (35.56%) XenApp
5 8 (17.78%) XenDesktop
6 7 (15.56%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
7 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
7 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (2.22%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.22%) Xen
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) SCOM
3 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (4.44%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.44%) Foglight
4 2 (4.44%) WSUS
5 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (80.00%) VMware
2 24 (53.33%) Citrix
3 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (26.67%) Cisco
5 7 (15.56%) SolarWinds
6 5 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 5 (11.11%) HP
7 4 (8.89%) CommVault
8 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.44%) Wyse
9 2 (4.44%) F5
9 2 (4.44%) Veeam
9 2 (4.44%) Veritas
9 2 (4.44%) IBM
10 1 (2.22%) Adobe
10 1 (2.22%) Intel
10 1 (2.22%) Sophos