The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 39 40 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 439 406 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.60% 4.73% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.27% 19.31% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 193 173
Average daily rate
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£313 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £317
% change year-on-year
- -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 26
Average hourly rate £23.25 £17.35 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% -3.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £31.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -9.95%
Windows Server 2008
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2403 2103 1894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.19% 24.48% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1048 848
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 232 247
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the South East region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the South East region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Hampshire +17 139 £305 -4.68% 26
Berkshire -14 97 £300 -29.41% 33
Buckinghamshire +3 49 £275 +57.14% 18
West Sussex +24 44 £350 +44.32% 15
Surrey -26 41 £230 -23.33% 36
Kent +10 29 £400 -11.11% 6
Oxfordshire -7 15 £220 -12.00% 6
East Sussex -8 10 £263 -0.09% 3
Middlesex +2 6 £206 -54.16%
Thames Valley +1 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £435 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 837 (100.00%) Windows
2 469 (56.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 423 (50.54%) Active Directory
4 404 (48.27%) VMware
5 371 (44.32%) Microsoft
6 280 (33.45%) MS Exchange
7 253 (30.23%) Security Cleared
8 241 (28.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 227 (27.12%) Windows 7
10 204 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 195 (23.30%) Citrix
12 181 (21.62%) SC Cleared
13 177 (21.15%) ITIL
14 158 (18.88%) DNS
15 152 (18.16%) MS Excel
16 144 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
17 139 (16.61%) SQL Server
18 137 (16.37%) Windows XP
19 134 (16.01%) SQL
20 130 (15.53%) Linux
21 129 (15.41%) HP
22 125 (14.93%) SAN
22 125 (14.93%) Cisco
23 117 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2010
24 116 (13.86%) MCSE
25 112 (13.38%) Firewall
26 107 (12.78%) DHCP
27 106 (12.66%) TCP/IP
28 104 (12.43%) UNIX
29 102 (12.19%) IIS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 280 (33.45%) MS Exchange
2 117 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (12.19%) IIS
4 92 (10.99%) SharePoint
5 87 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 74 (8.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 37 (4.42%) Lync
8 25 (2.99%) Apache
9 23 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (1.19%) WebLogic
14 9 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (1.08%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.96%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.96%) WorkSite
16 7 (0.84%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 152 (18.16%) MS Excel
2 90 (10.75%) MS Office
3 5 (0.60%) MS Project
4 3 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.60%) assyst
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Maximo
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.94%) Office 365
2 15 (1.79%) IaaS
2 15 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.96%) SaaS
5 4 (0.48%) PaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 158 (18.88%) DNS
2 125 (14.93%) SAN
3 112 (13.38%) Firewall
4 107 (12.78%) DHCP
5 106 (12.66%) TCP/IP
6 96 (11.47%) LAN
7 80 (9.56%) WAN
8 52 (6.21%) Internet
9 30 (3.58%) SSL
9 30 (3.58%) VPN
10 28 (3.35%) NAS
11 25 (2.99%) SMTP
12 24 (2.87%) HTTPS
13 21 (2.51%) LDAP
14 16 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (1.91%) Network Security
15 15 (1.79%) Wireless
15 15 (1.79%) HTTP
15 15 (1.79%) VoIP
16 14 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (16.61%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (1.91%) MySQL
5 16 (1.91%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.96%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.72%) EDMS
9 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.60%) SQLPlus
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.48%) IDOL
12 3 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 12 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (1.31%) LoadRunner
2 11 (1.31%) Subversion
3 10 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.96%) MSI
4 8 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.60%) GCC
6 2 (0.24%) JIRA
6 2 (0.24%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.24%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.24%) Moq
7 1 (0.12%) NUnit
7 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
General
1 73 (8.72%) Finance
2 20 (2.39%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.27%) Advertising
4 11 (1.31%) Banking
5 8 (0.96%) Law
6 7 (0.84%) Military
7 6 (0.72%) Publishing
7 6 (0.72%) Back Office
8 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.36%) Legal
9 3 (0.36%) Retail
10 2 (0.24%) Billing
10 2 (0.24%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.24%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.12%) Automotive
11 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 140 (16.73%) Analyst
2 112 (13.38%) Support Engineer
3 93 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 70 (8.36%) Support Analyst
5 49 (5.85%) Administrator
5 49 (5.85%) Server Engineer
6 47 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 40 (4.78%) Desktop Support
8 36 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
9 32 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (3.82%) Architect
10 29 (3.46%) Consultant
11 24 (2.87%) IT Support
12 23 (2.75%) Developer
12 23 (2.75%) Windows Server Engineer
13 22 (2.63%) Service Analyst
13 22 (2.63%) Support Technician
13 22 (2.63%) Designer
14 21 (2.51%) Desktop Engineer
15 20 (2.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.33%) .NET
2 42 (5.02%) HTML
3 33 (3.94%) ASP.NET
4 27 (3.23%) JSP
5 22 (2.63%) CSS
6 16 (1.91%) Web Services
7 15 (1.79%) jQuery
8 13 (1.55%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.31%) Flash
10 10 (1.19%) Ajax
11 9 (1.08%) Application Packaging
12 8 (0.96%) SOAP
13 6 (0.72%) LAMP
13 6 (0.72%) CodeIgniter
14 5 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (0.60%) WCF
14 5 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (0.60%) XML
15 4 (0.48%) COM+
15 4 (0.48%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.84%) Clustering
2 66 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (4.66%) Blackberry
4 32 (3.82%) PKI
5 18 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.79%) Replication
7 14 (1.67%) Thin Client
7 14 (1.67%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.43%) IVR
9 10 (1.19%) CLARiiON
10 9 (1.08%) iPad
10 9 (1.08%) iPhone
11 8 (0.96%) HACMP
11 8 (0.96%) CMDB
12 7 (0.84%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.72%) EqualLogic
14 5 (0.60%) User Experience
14 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.48%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 837 (100.00%) Windows
2 469 (56.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 241 (28.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 227 (27.12%) Windows 7
5 137 (16.37%) Windows XP
6 130 (15.53%) Linux
7 104 (12.43%) UNIX
8 57 (6.81%) Windows 2000
9 56 (6.69%) Windows 8
10 53 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (4.66%) Windows Vista
12 23 (2.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 23 (2.75%) Solaris
13 13 (1.55%) Windows NT
13 13 (1.55%) AIX
14 9 (1.08%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.96%) Debian
16 5 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.60%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (21.15%) ITIL
2 74 (8.84%) Migration
3 49 (5.85%) Change Management
4 40 (4.78%) Service Management
5 37 (4.42%) Service Delivery
6 35 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (3.82%) Project Management
8 30 (3.58%) Validation
9 27 (3.23%) Configuration Management
10 26 (3.11%) Test Scripting
11 25 (2.99%) ITIL V3
12 23 (2.75%) Incident Management
13 21 (2.51%) Software Testing
14 20 (2.39%) Workflow
14 20 (2.39%) Performance Monitoring
15 19 (2.27%) Knowledge Management
16 17 (2.03%) Root Cause Analysis
16 17 (2.03%) Business Continuity
17 16 (1.91%) Performance Tuning
18 15 (1.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (16.01%) SQL
2 60 (7.17%) PowerShell
3 51 (6.09%) JavaScript
4 36 (4.30%) VBScript
5 24 (2.87%) Java
5 24 (2.87%) C
6 22 (2.63%) VB
7 20 (2.39%) T-SQL
7 20 (2.39%) C#
8 17 (2.03%) Perl
9 16 (1.91%) Korn
10 11 (1.31%) PHP
11 9 (1.08%) Bourne shell
12 7 (0.84%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.72%) PHP5
14 5 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.36%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.36%) Python
16 2 (0.24%) C++
17 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 253 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 181 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 144 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 116 (13.86%) MCSE
5 76 (9.08%) DV Cleared
6 62 (7.41%) MCP
7 49 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (5.73%) CCNA
9 30 (3.58%) Degree
9 30 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 28 (3.35%) CCNP
11 26 (3.11%) ISTQB
12 25 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 25 (2.99%) MCSA
13 20 (2.39%) MCITP
14 12 (1.43%) MCTS
15 9 (1.08%) CCA
15 9 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (0.96%) HNC
17 5 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.26%) SLA
2 15 (1.79%) QA
3 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.36%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) COBIT
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 423 (50.54%) Active Directory
2 204 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (10.99%) Hyper-V
4 91 (10.87%) vSphere
5 68 (8.12%) XenApp
6 62 (7.41%) VMware ESX
7 44 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (3.58%) Terminal Services
9 24 (2.87%) XenDesktop
10 19 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 18 (2.15%) ISA Server
12 13 (1.55%) UAG
13 12 (1.43%) NFS
14 11 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (1.19%) DFS Replication
16 9 (1.08%) vCloud
16 9 (1.08%) Nmap
17 8 (0.96%) Xen
17 8 (0.96%) XenServer
17 8 (0.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 78 (9.32%) SCCM
2 45 (5.38%) Backup Exec
3 44 (5.26%) WSUS
4 40 (4.78%) NetBackup
5 30 (3.58%) SCOM
6 26 (3.11%) McAfee ePO
7 23 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 19 (2.27%) ARCserve
10 18 (2.15%) HP SIM
11 16 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (1.43%) Nagios
14 11 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
14 11 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (1.31%) OVSD
15 10 (1.19%) BladeLogic
15 10 (1.19%) Tivoli
15 10 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 9 (1.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 404 (48.27%) VMware
2 371 (44.32%) Microsoft
3 195 (23.30%) Citrix
4 129 (15.41%) HP
5 125 (14.93%) Cisco
6 64 (7.65%) Oracle
7 63 (7.53%) Red Hat
8 56 (6.69%) Symantec
9 53 (6.33%) EMC
10 46 (5.50%) McAfee
11 38 (4.54%) NetApp
12 33 (3.94%) IBM
13 29 (3.46%) Dell
14 26 (3.11%) Lumension
15 25 (2.99%) Sophos
16 23 (2.75%) CA
17 19 (2.27%) Remedy
18 18 (2.15%) Intel
19 17 (2.03%) Altiris
20 16 (1.91%) CheckPoint
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