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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 42 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 368 372 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.98% 4.14% 5.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.88% 16.60% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 205 219
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 48
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -29.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -18.29%
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
2317 2241 1886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.06% 24.96% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1215 1097 912
Average daily rate £365 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 209 241
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 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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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
Hampshire +9 128 £363 +11.53% 25
Berkshire -24 52 £400 +11.88% 18
Surrey +13 50 £381 +17.30% 14
West Sussex -2 49 £325 +47.72% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 40 £350 +56.42% 12
Oxfordshire -10 18 £230 +15.00% 9
East Sussex -11 14 £300 +34.83% 4
Kent -8 10 £255 -27.14% 3
Middlesex +5 4 £164 -54.03% 4
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

1 785 (100.00%) Windows
2 476 (60.64%) Active Directory
3 399 (50.83%) VMware
4 362 (46.11%) Microsoft
5 353 (44.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 343 (43.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 270 (34.39%) Security Cleared
8 218 (27.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 200 (25.48%) MS Exchange
10 190 (24.20%) Windows 7
11 185 (23.57%) SQL
12 178 (22.68%) SC Cleared
13 174 (22.17%) SCCM
14 160 (20.38%) PowerShell
15 157 (20.00%) ITIL
16 141 (17.96%) Exchange Server 2010
17 140 (17.83%) Citrix
18 138 (17.58%) HP
19 128 (16.31%) DNS
19 128 (16.31%) SQL Server
20 123 (15.67%) Hyper-V
21 107 (13.63%) vSphere
21 107 (13.63%) MS Excel
22 98 (12.48%) SAN
22 98 (12.48%) Firewall
23 95 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
24 93 (11.85%) Migration
25 89 (11.34%) SharePoint
25 89 (11.34%) DV Cleared
26 87 (11.08%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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
1 200 (25.48%) MS Exchange
2 141 (17.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (11.34%) SharePoint
4 83 (10.57%) IIS
5 65 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 50 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 43 (5.48%) Lync
9 18 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
10 17 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.51%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.51%) MediaWiki
14 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.38%) TPMS
14 3 (0.38%) WordPress
14 3 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.38%) Documentum
Applications
1 107 (13.63%) MS Excel
2 61 (7.77%) MS Office
3 18 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.78%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.38%) assyst
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.10%) Office 365
2 28 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.76%) IaaS
6 4 (0.51%) PaaS
7 3 (0.38%) Yammer
8 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (16.31%) DNS
2 98 (12.48%) SAN
2 98 (12.48%) Firewall
3 79 (10.06%) DHCP
4 61 (7.77%) TCP/IP
5 56 (7.13%) LAN
6 55 (7.01%) WAN
7 24 (3.06%) VPN
8 19 (2.42%) NAS
9 16 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (1.91%) VoIP
10 15 (1.91%) Wireless
11 14 (1.78%) Internet
11 14 (1.78%) SSL
12 11 (1.40%) VLAN
13 10 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (1.27%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.15%) Network Security
14 9 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (1.02%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (2.29%) Oracle Database
7 17 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.02%) MySQL
11 7 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.51%) EDMS
15 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 24 (3.06%) MSI
2 16 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.40%) StarTeam
3 11 (1.40%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
4 5 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.51%) MSBuild
6 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.38%) Hudson
6 3 (0.38%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.25%) NUnit
7 2 (0.25%) Subversion
7 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.25%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.25%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.25%) JIRA
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.13%) Selenium
8 1 (0.13%) Moq
General
1 48 (6.11%) Finance
2 16 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.02%) Banking
4 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.76%) Retail
6 5 (0.64%) Back Office
7 4 (0.51%) Legal
7 4 (0.51%) Military
8 3 (0.38%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.25%) Publishing
9 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 104 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 78 (9.94%) Support Engineer
3 75 (9.55%) Analyst
4 63 (8.03%) 3rd Line Support
5 58 (7.39%) Server Engineer
6 54 (6.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 46 (5.86%) Support Analyst
8 43 (5.48%) Consultant
8 43 (5.48%) Administrator
9 34 (4.33%) Architect
10 33 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
11 29 (3.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 28 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
12 28 (3.57%) IT Support
13 26 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 26 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
14 25 (3.18%) Developer
15 20 (2.55%) Author
15 20 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
16 17 (2.17%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.84%) .NET
2 24 (3.06%) HTML
3 22 (2.80%) XML
4 20 (2.55%) Application Packaging
5 18 (2.29%) .NET Framework
5 18 (2.29%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.15%) MDX
7 7 (0.89%) Web Services
8 6 (0.76%) jQuery
9 5 (0.64%) X-Windows
9 5 (0.64%) Ajax
10 3 (0.38%) XML-RPC
10 3 (0.38%) CSS
10 3 (0.38%) JSP
10 3 (0.38%) J2EE
10 3 (0.38%) Middleware
10 3 (0.38%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.38%) WCF
10 3 (0.38%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.79%) Clustering
1 69 (8.79%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.29%) PKI
3 18 (2.29%) Client/Server
4 13 (1.66%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.53%) Blackberry
5 12 (1.53%) EqualLogic
6 11 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.27%) Replication
7 10 (1.27%) User Experience
8 9 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.02%) NHS
9 8 (1.02%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.64%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.51%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.51%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.51%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 785 (100.00%) Windows
2 353 (44.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 343 (43.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 190 (24.20%) Windows 7
5 68 (8.66%) Windows XP
6 62 (7.90%) Linux
7 43 (5.48%) UNIX
8 40 (5.10%) Windows 8
9 23 (2.93%) Windows Vista
10 20 (2.55%) Windows 2000
11 13 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (1.27%) CentOS
14 8 (1.02%) AIX
15 7 (0.89%) HPUX
15 7 (0.89%) Windows NT
15 7 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.76%) Solaris
16 6 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (20.00%) ITIL
2 93 (11.85%) Migration
3 67 (8.54%) Configuration Management
4 40 (5.10%) Change Management
5 35 (4.46%) Performance Monitoring
6 30 (3.82%) Problem Management
7 28 (3.57%) Service Management
8 26 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (3.06%) CRM
10 23 (2.93%) Incident Management
10 23 (2.93%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (2.55%) Test Scripting
11 20 (2.55%) Time Management
12 19 (2.42%) Server Building
13 17 (2.17%) SDLC
13 17 (2.17%) Patch Management
13 17 (2.17%) High Availability
14 16 (2.04%) ITIL V3
15 14 (1.78%) Network Management
15 14 (1.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 185 (23.57%) SQL
2 160 (20.38%) PowerShell
3 81 (10.32%) VBScript
4 43 (5.48%) VB
5 18 (2.29%) T-SQL
5 18 (2.29%) C#
6 14 (1.78%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.15%) Java
8 9 (1.15%) X++
9 6 (0.76%) C
9 6 (0.76%) Perl
9 6 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.51%) Korn
10 4 (0.51%) C++
11 3 (0.38%) PHP
11 3 (0.38%) VBA
12 1 (0.13%) Python
12 1 (0.13%) Ruby
12 1 (0.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 270 (34.39%) Security Cleared
2 178 (22.68%) SC Cleared
3 95 (12.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (11.34%) DV Cleared
5 69 (8.79%) MCSE
6 35 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (4.46%) MCITP
7 31 (3.95%) MCP
8 29 (3.69%) MCSA
9 26 (3.31%) CCNA
10 25 (3.18%) Degree
11 19 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.66%) MCTS
12 13 (1.66%) ISTQB
13 9 (1.15%) ISEB
14 8 (1.02%) CCA
14 8 (1.02%) CCNP
14 8 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.76%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.20%) SLA
2 6 (0.76%) QA
3 4 (0.51%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 476 (60.64%) Active Directory
2 218 (27.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (15.67%) Hyper-V
4 107 (13.63%) vSphere
5 56 (7.13%) VMware ESX
6 55 (7.01%) XenApp
7 37 (4.71%) XenDesktop
8 33 (4.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (2.93%) Terminal Services
11 19 (2.42%) ISA Server
12 17 (2.17%) DFS Replication
13 15 (1.91%) UAG
14 10 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (1.15%) NFS
16 4 (0.51%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.51%) XenServer
16 4 (0.51%) Firmware
17 3 (0.38%) Samba
17 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 174 (22.17%) SCCM
2 65 (8.28%) SCOM
3 42 (5.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 37 (4.71%) WSUS
5 18 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
6 17 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (1.66%) AirWatch
8 11 (1.40%) ARCserve
9 10 (1.27%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.27%) Nagios
9 10 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 10 (1.27%) XenMobile
10 9 (1.15%) HP SIM
10 9 (1.15%) vMotion
11 8 (1.02%) SCSM
11 8 (1.02%) OVSD
12 7 (0.89%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 399 (50.83%) VMware
2 362 (46.11%) Microsoft
3 140 (17.83%) Citrix
4 138 (17.58%) HP
5 87 (11.08%) Cisco
6 60 (7.64%) Oracle
7 55 (7.01%) McAfee
8 40 (5.10%) Dell
9 32 (4.08%) EMC
10 31 (3.95%) NetApp
11 22 (2.80%) 3PAR
12 21 (2.68%) SolarWinds
13 19 (2.42%) Lumension
14 17 (2.17%) Remedy
14 17 (2.17%) IBM
15 14 (1.78%) Red Hat
16 11 (1.40%) Symantec
17 10 (1.27%) Borland
17 10 (1.27%) Intel
17 10 (1.27%) AppSense
Middlesex
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £160 - £200 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £290 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £20 per hour + Flex
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 27 days ago