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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 16 12 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 25 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.33% 10.36% 3.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.08% 28.71% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £258 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.92% -20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £115 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £320 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -38.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
48 101 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.83% 36.07% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 60 36
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 £138 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 21
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 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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 10 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 10 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 -6 7 £350 - 1
Tonbridge - 5 £175 -
Maidstone +1 2 £114 -1.08%
Stansted - 1 - -
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Westerham - - - - 1
Whitstable - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 10 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
3 23 (53.49%) VMware
4 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (39.53%) Windows 7
5 17 (39.53%) MS Exchange
6 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (34.88%) Citrix
8 12 (27.91%) XenApp
8 12 (27.91%) MS Office
9 10 (23.26%) Firewall
10 9 (20.93%) Advertising
10 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (20.93%) SCCM
10 9 (20.93%) Cisco
11 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
11 8 (18.60%) LAN
11 8 (18.60%) Linux
11 8 (18.60%) UNIX
11 8 (18.60%) vSphere
11 8 (18.60%) Finance
12 7 (16.28%) Debian
12 7 (16.28%) Veeam
12 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (16.28%) Solaris
12 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
12 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
13 6 (13.95%) SAN
13 6 (13.95%) WAN
13 6 (13.95%) ITIL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 17 (39.53%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (11.63%) IIS
4 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
5 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (9.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.33%) Apache
6 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Office
2 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.98%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.33%) MS Project
4 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.33%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) Firewall
2 8 (18.60%) LAN
2 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.95%) WAN
3 6 (13.95%) SAN
4 4 (9.30%) MPLS
4 4 (9.30%) OSPF
4 4 (9.30%) BGP
4 4 (9.30%) Wireless
4 4 (9.30%) DNS
4 4 (9.30%) HTTP
5 3 (6.98%) SMTP
5 3 (6.98%) DHCP
5 3 (6.98%) NAS
6 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.33%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) MySQL
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (20.93%) Advertising
2 8 (18.60%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (13.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (13.95%) Administrator
4 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.98%) Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (39.53%) Windows 7
4 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (18.60%) Linux
5 8 (18.60%) UNIX
6 7 (16.28%) Solaris
6 7 (16.28%) Debian
7 5 (11.63%) Ubuntu
8 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) ITIL
1 6 (13.95%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (9.30%) BCP
2 4 (9.30%) Change Management
3 2 (4.65%) Data Security
3 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
3 2 (4.65%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (4.65%) Change Control
3 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
3 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (2.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) PHP
1 5 (11.63%) SQL
1 5 (11.63%) Python
1 5 (11.63%) Ruby
1 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) MCSE
1 5 (11.63%) CCNP
1 5 (11.63%) CCNA
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.91%) XenApp
3 8 (18.60%) vSphere
4 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (4.65%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) ZABBIX
2 5 (11.63%) Cacti
2 5 (11.63%) Nagios
3 3 (6.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) VMware
2 15 (34.88%) Citrix
3 9 (20.93%) Cisco
4 7 (16.28%) Veeam
4 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
5 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.98%) Nintex
7 2 (4.65%) HP
7 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.65%) Veritas
8 1 (2.33%) Adobe
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