The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 South East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 39 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 395 379 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.29% 4.46% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.01% 18.19% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 192 177
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 37 49
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +7.50%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2193 2083 2017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.84% 24.49% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 1040 845
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 266 279
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.44 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows Server 2008
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 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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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 +7 125 £325 -0.30% 21
Berkshire +5 84 £338 +2.27% 29
Surrey -4 50 £313 -3.84% 22
West Sussex +10 40 £220 -36.69% 9
Buckinghamshire -25 31 £210 -34.88% 2
Kent 0 29 £350 +25.00% 5
Oxfordshire -6 20 £215 -38.57% 12
East Sussex 0 9 £116 -59.60% 2
Sussex - 2 £370 -
Middlesex -11 1 £325 -3.41% 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 795 (100.00%) Windows
2 437 (54.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 397 (49.94%) Active Directory
4 336 (42.26%) VMware
5 314 (39.50%) Microsoft
6 263 (33.08%) MS Exchange
7 257 (32.33%) Security Cleared
8 208 (26.16%) Windows 7
9 182 (22.89%) SC Cleared
10 179 (22.52%) Citrix
11 174 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 169 (21.26%) Windows XP
13 163 (20.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 158 (19.87%) ITIL
15 150 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2010
16 137 (17.23%) MS Excel
17 134 (16.86%) HP
18 130 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
19 121 (15.22%) Cisco
19 121 (15.22%) SQL Server
20 117 (14.72%) Linux
20 117 (14.72%) DNS
21 116 (14.59%) TCP/IP
22 114 (14.34%) SQL
23 111 (13.96%) UNIX
24 105 (13.21%) Firewall
25 101 (12.70%) MCSE
26 94 (11.82%) DV Cleared
27 93 (11.70%) Hyper-V
28 90 (11.32%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 263 (33.08%) MS Exchange
2 150 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (9.31%) SharePoint
4 68 (8.55%) IIS
5 65 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 55 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 42 (5.28%) Lync
8 28 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.64%) IBM Notes
13 10 (1.26%) Lotus Domino
13 10 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.88%) WorkSite
15 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.63%) Documentum
15 5 (0.63%) Apache
15 5 (0.63%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 137 (17.23%) MS Excel
2 82 (10.31%) MS Office
3 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.38%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.38%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.38%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 35 (4.40%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.52%) Office 365
2 13 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.38%) IaaS
4 9 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 117 (14.72%) DNS
2 116 (14.59%) TCP/IP
3 105 (13.21%) Firewall
4 84 (10.57%) SAN
5 79 (9.94%) LAN
6 65 (8.18%) WAN
7 62 (7.80%) DHCP
8 45 (5.66%) Internet
9 37 (4.65%) HTTPS
10 28 (3.52%) VPN
11 25 (3.14%) SSL
12 23 (2.89%) Network Security
13 22 (2.77%) HTTP
13 22 (2.77%) SMTP
14 19 (2.39%) LDAP
15 18 (2.26%) VoIP
16 17 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (2.14%) NAS
17 16 (2.01%) Wireshark
17 16 (2.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (4.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (2.64%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.88%) MySQL
11 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (0.88%) SQLPlus
12 5 (0.63%) EDMS
12 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.50%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (0.50%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 18 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 18 (2.26%) LoadRunner
2 17 (2.14%) MSI
3 13 (1.64%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.63%) Hudson
6 4 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.50%) Subversion
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.25%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.25%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.25%) Toad
7 2 (0.25%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.13%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.13%) XMLSpy
8 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
General
1 64 (8.05%) Finance
2 14 (1.76%) Telecoms
2 14 (1.76%) Military
3 12 (1.51%) Advertising
4 7 (0.88%) Publishing
4 7 (0.88%) Law
5 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.50%) Banking
6 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.38%) Marketing
7 2 (0.25%) Local Government
7 2 (0.25%) Retail
7 2 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.13%) Legal
8 1 (0.13%) Games
8 1 (0.13%) Billing
8 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 124 (15.60%) Analyst
2 119 (14.97%) Support Engineer
3 74 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 48 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 48 (6.04%) Support Analyst
5 45 (5.66%) Consultant
5 45 (5.66%) Server Engineer
6 39 (4.91%) Administrator
7 38 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 34 (4.28%) Architect
9 31 (3.90%) Desktop Support
9 31 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
10 30 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 24 (3.02%) 1st Line Support
12 23 (2.89%) Test Analyst
13 22 (2.77%) Service Analyst
14 21 (2.64%) Help Desk Support
15 20 (2.52%) Developer
15 20 (2.52%) Wintel Engineer
16 19 (2.39%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (9.18%) .NET
2 47 (5.91%) HTML
2 47 (5.91%) ASP.NET
3 42 (5.28%) JSP
4 21 (2.64%) XML
5 14 (1.76%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.64%) WCF
7 11 (1.38%) Web Services
8 10 (1.26%) CSS
9 8 (1.01%) Application Packaging
10 7 (0.88%) jQuery
10 7 (0.88%) XSD
11 6 (0.75%) XSLT
11 6 (0.75%) Middleware
12 5 (0.63%) Ajax
12 5 (0.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 5 (0.63%) Classic ASP
12 5 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (0.50%) SOAP
14 3 (0.38%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.41%) Clustering
2 42 (5.28%) Blackberry
3 35 (4.40%) PKI
4 15 (1.89%) Replication
5 13 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (1.38%) CESG
7 9 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.13%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.13%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.01%) iPhone
9 7 (0.88%) EqualLogic
9 7 (0.88%) iPad
9 7 (0.88%) Cryptography
10 6 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.63%) HACMP
11 5 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.38%) CLARiiON
13 2 (0.25%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 795 (100.00%) Windows
2 437 (54.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 208 (26.16%) Windows 7
4 174 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 169 (21.26%) Windows XP
6 117 (14.72%) Linux
7 111 (13.96%) UNIX
8 67 (8.43%) Windows 2000
9 48 (6.04%) Windows 8
10 31 (3.90%) Windows Vista
11 29 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (2.89%) Windows 2000 Server
13 22 (2.77%) Solaris
14 16 (2.01%) AIX
15 9 (1.13%) Debian
15 9 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (1.01%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.88%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.75%) Windows NT
19 5 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (19.87%) ITIL
2 77 (9.69%) Migration
3 38 (4.78%) Test Scripting
4 35 (4.40%) Software Testing
5 33 (4.15%) Service Delivery
6 32 (4.03%) Change Management
7 31 (3.90%) Service Management
7 31 (3.90%) Validation
8 29 (3.65%) Configuration Management
9 28 (3.52%) Workflow
10 25 (3.14%) Test Strategy
11 23 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (2.52%) Knowledge Management
13 18 (2.26%) Performance Testing
13 18 (2.26%) Project Management
14 17 (2.14%) Root Cause Analysis
15 16 (2.01%) Performance Monitoring
15 16 (2.01%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (2.01%) CRM
16 15 (1.89%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (14.34%) SQL
2 78 (9.81%) PowerShell
3 57 (7.17%) JavaScript
4 30 (3.77%) VBScript
5 27 (3.40%) C
6 23 (2.89%) C#
7 21 (2.64%) VB
8 20 (2.52%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.89%) Java
10 11 (1.38%) C++
11 9 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.01%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.88%) VB6
14 6 (0.75%) PHP
15 5 (0.63%) Ruby
15 5 (0.63%) Python
15 5 (0.63%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.50%) VBA
16 4 (0.50%) Perl
17 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 257 (32.33%) Security Cleared
2 182 (22.89%) SC Cleared
3 130 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 101 (12.70%) MCSE
5 94 (11.82%) DV Cleared
6 50 (6.29%) MCP
7 48 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (5.53%) ISTQB
9 43 (5.41%) CCNA
10 38 (4.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 28 (3.52%) Degree
12 26 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (3.27%) MCSA
13 23 (2.89%) CCNP
13 23 (2.89%) MCTS
14 22 (2.77%) MCITP
15 9 (1.13%) MCSD
16 8 (1.01%) ISEB
17 7 (0.88%) CCA
17 7 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.27%) SLA
2 16 (2.01%) QA
3 6 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 397 (49.94%) Active Directory
2 163 (20.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (11.70%) Hyper-V
4 75 (9.43%) vSphere
5 60 (7.55%) XenApp
6 43 (5.41%) VMware ESX
7 34 (4.28%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (3.02%) Terminal Services
9 17 (2.14%) Nmap
9 17 (2.14%) UAG
9 17 (2.14%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.89%) DFS Replication
11 14 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.26%) XenServer
13 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.88%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 5 (0.63%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 90 (11.32%) SCCM
2 45 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
3 38 (4.78%) SCOM
4 37 (4.65%) WSUS
5 29 (3.65%) Backup Exec
6 27 (3.40%) McAfee ePO
7 20 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 18 (2.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 17 (2.14%) NetBackup
10 16 (2.01%) Nessus
11 15 (1.89%) SCVMM
12 14 (1.76%) Tivoli
13 11 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
13 11 (1.38%) SCDPM
14 9 (1.13%) WMI
15 8 (1.01%) OVSD
15 8 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 8 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 7 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
16 7 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 336 (42.26%) VMware
2 314 (39.50%) Microsoft
3 179 (22.52%) Citrix
4 134 (16.86%) HP
5 121 (15.22%) Cisco
6 76 (9.56%) Oracle
7 36 (4.53%) McAfee
8 34 (4.28%) Red Hat
9 33 (4.15%) NetApp
10 29 (3.65%) Symantec
11 27 (3.40%) IBM
11 27 (3.40%) Lumension
12 26 (3.27%) Dell
13 25 (3.14%) EMC
14 21 (2.64%) Sophos
15 17 (2.14%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.76%) Intel
16 14 (1.76%) Juniper
17 13 (1.64%) Lotus
17 13 (1.64%) Veeam
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