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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 86 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 199 357 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.37% 3.66% 4.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.33% 15.43% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 208 208
Median daily rate £328 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 33
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £15.79 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
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
1926 2313 2256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.90% 23.71% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1157 1287 1153
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 201 231
Median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.20 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +2 89 £350 -3.44% 12
Berkshire +6 51 £360 +10.76% 12
Surrey -31 17 £278 -8.26% 14
Buckinghamshire -3 14 £325 +8.33% 10
Oxfordshire -37 10 £265 +15.21% 7
West Sussex -11 6 £293 -26.78% 3
Middlesex +2 4 £325 -8.45%
Kent -8 4 - - 7
East Sussex -13 3 £283 -8.87% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 415 (100.00%) Windows
2 290 (69.88%) Windows Server
3 272 (65.54%) Active Directory
4 247 (59.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 241 (58.07%) VMware
6 196 (47.23%) Microsoft
7 166 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 156 (37.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 137 (33.01%) Security Cleared
10 124 (29.88%) Citrix
11 121 (29.16%) SQL
12 105 (25.30%) MS Exchange
13 104 (25.06%) PowerShell
14 93 (22.41%) HP
15 87 (20.96%) SQL Server
16 86 (20.72%) Linux
17 83 (20.00%) ITIL
18 82 (19.76%) Windows 7
19 80 (19.28%) DNS
20 74 (17.83%) DHCP
21 72 (17.35%) SC Cleared
22 71 (17.11%) SAN
23 65 (15.66%) Oracle
23 65 (15.66%) MS Excel
24 62 (14.94%) Cisco
24 62 (14.94%) Hyper-V
25 60 (14.46%) SCCM
26 53 (12.77%) Data Centre
27 52 (12.53%) DV Cleared
28 51 (12.29%) SharePoint

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 105 (25.30%) MS Exchange
2 51 (12.29%) SharePoint
3 43 (10.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (9.16%) IIS
5 28 (6.75%) Skype for Business
6 26 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.41%) Apache
10 10 (2.41%) Office Communications Server
11 8 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.93%) Live Communications Server
11 8 (1.93%) Oracle Application Server
11 8 (1.93%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.45%) iPlanet
13 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.48%) CMS
14 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (15.66%) MS Excel
2 42 (10.12%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.48%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.48%) InDesign
3 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.69%) SAP hybris
3 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.48%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.24%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.51%) Office 365
2 14 (3.37%) IaaS
3 12 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.89%) SaaS
4 10 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.96%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (19.28%) DNS
2 74 (17.83%) DHCP
3 71 (17.11%) SAN
4 49 (11.81%) Firewall
5 31 (7.47%) LAN
5 31 (7.47%) WAN
6 30 (7.23%) TCP/IP
7 19 (4.58%) NetScaler
8 16 (3.86%) Unified Communications
9 15 (3.61%) Skype
9 15 (3.61%) VPN
10 14 (3.37%) Internet
11 13 (3.13%) IP Telephony
11 13 (3.13%) iSCSI
11 13 (3.13%) MPLS
12 12 (2.89%) Wireless
13 11 (2.65%) NAS
13 11 (2.65%) VoIP
14 10 (2.41%) FTP
14 10 (2.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (20.96%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (6.99%) Oracle Database
4 24 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (3.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (3.61%) MS Access
7 13 (3.13%) MySQL
7 13 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.17%) DB2
9 7 (1.69%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.45%) SQLPlus
11 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.96%) QlikView
12 3 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.72%) InterSystems Cache
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.48%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 17 (4.10%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.37%) Subversion
3 8 (1.93%) TortoiseSVN
4 7 (1.69%) Selenium
5 6 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.20%) MSI
6 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.96%) Bower
7 4 (0.96%) FxCop
7 4 (0.96%) Grunt
7 4 (0.96%) JSHint
7 4 (0.96%) Moq
7 4 (0.96%) NDepend
7 4 (0.96%) NUnit
7 4 (0.96%) ReSharper
7 4 (0.96%) StarTeam
7 4 (0.96%) StyleCop
8 3 (0.72%) Jasmine
General
1 46 (11.08%) Finance
2 17 (4.10%) Marketing
3 14 (3.37%) Military
4 13 (3.13%) Electronics
4 13 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.93%) Advertising
6 8 (1.93%) Back Office
7 7 (1.69%) Banking
8 5 (1.20%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.96%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (13.98%) Support Engineer
2 53 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (12.53%) Analyst
4 45 (10.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 41 (9.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 40 (9.64%) Architect
7 35 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
8 33 (7.95%) Consultant
9 26 (6.27%) Server Engineer
10 23 (5.54%) Administrator
11 22 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (4.82%) Wintel Engineer
13 18 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support
13 18 (4.34%) Developer
13 18 (4.34%) Infrastructure Support
14 17 (4.10%) Support Analyst
14 17 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (3.61%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 14 (3.37%) VMware Engineer
16 14 (3.37%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.02%) CSS
2 22 (5.30%) .NET
3 18 (4.34%) HTML
4 12 (2.89%) Web Services
4 12 (2.89%) XML
5 10 (2.41%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.17%) jQuery
6 9 (2.17%) XSLT
7 6 (1.45%) J2EE
8 5 (1.20%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.20%) Ajax
8 5 (1.20%) JSP
8 5 (1.20%) Regular Expression
8 5 (1.20%) XSL
9 4 (0.96%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.96%) Apache Thrift
9 4 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (0.96%) HTML5
9 4 (0.96%) Node.js
9 4 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.47%) Clustering
3 18 (4.34%) Statistics
4 14 (3.37%) Fat Client
4 14 (3.37%) Thin Client
5 13 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.13%) PKI
6 9 (2.17%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.93%) iSeries
7 8 (1.93%) Replication
8 7 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.69%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.45%) AS400
10 5 (1.20%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.20%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.20%) HP StoreVirtual
11 4 (0.96%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 415 (100.00%) Windows
2 290 (69.88%) Windows Server
3 247 (59.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 166 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 86 (20.72%) Linux
6 82 (19.76%) Windows 7
7 39 (9.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (9.40%) Windows XP
8 28 (6.75%) Windows 10
8 28 (6.75%) Windows 8
9 27 (6.51%) Unix
10 23 (5.54%) AIX
11 19 (4.58%) Solaris
12 14 (3.37%) Android
13 13 (3.13%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.72%) CentOS
15 3 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (20.00%) ITIL
2 44 (10.60%) Migration
3 30 (7.23%) Problem Management
4 20 (4.82%) ITIL V3
5 18 (4.34%) Change Management
5 18 (4.34%) Service Management
6 17 (4.10%) Information Security
6 17 (4.10%) Service Delivery
7 16 (3.86%) Configuration Management
8 15 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (3.61%) TOGAF
9 14 (3.37%) Incident Management
10 13 (3.13%) Project Management
10 13 (3.13%) Server Building
11 12 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (2.89%) E-Commerce
12 11 (2.65%) Data Migration
12 11 (2.65%) High Availability
13 10 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (2.41%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 121 (29.16%) SQL
2 104 (25.06%) PowerShell
3 29 (6.99%) VBScript
4 26 (6.27%) VB
5 24 (5.78%) C#
6 16 (3.86%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.65%) Java
8 10 (2.41%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.93%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.93%) Python
10 7 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.45%) C
12 5 (1.20%) Perl
12 5 (1.20%) PHP
13 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.72%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.48%) C++
14 2 (0.48%) C++/CLI
14 2 (0.48%) R
14 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 137 (33.01%) Security Cleared
2 72 (17.35%) SC Cleared
3 52 (12.53%) DV Cleared
4 44 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (5.30%) MCSE
6 18 (4.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (3.61%) CCNA
7 15 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (3.37%) MCSA
9 11 (2.65%) MCP
10 8 (1.93%) Degree
10 8 (1.93%) MCITP
11 6 (1.45%) CCNP
12 5 (1.20%) CISSP
12 5 (1.20%) VCP5
13 4 (0.96%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.96%) SANS
13 4 (0.96%) SSCP
13 4 (0.96%) VCP4
14 3 (0.72%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.06%) SLA
2 16 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.17%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.96%) GPG13
6 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.48%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.24%) QA
7 1 (0.24%) RMADS
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 272 (65.54%) Active Directory
2 156 (37.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (14.94%) Hyper-V
4 46 (11.08%) XenApp
5 43 (10.36%) vSphere
6 41 (9.88%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (6.99%) XenDesktop
8 21 (5.06%) XenServer
9 18 (4.34%) VMware ESX
10 13 (3.13%) Terminal Services
11 9 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (1.69%) Firmware
12 7 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (1.20%) BitLocker
13 5 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.96%) NFS
14 4 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 60 (14.46%) SCCM
2 41 (9.88%) NetBackup
3 35 (8.43%) SCOM
4 28 (6.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 23 (5.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 20 (4.82%) WSUS
7 19 (4.58%) Netcool
8 15 (3.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (2.65%) EMC NetWorker
10 10 (2.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 9 (2.17%) AirWatch
11 9 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (1.93%) Backup Exec
12 8 (1.93%) Unicenter
13 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (1.20%) ArcSight ESM
15 5 (1.20%) Puppet
16 4 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
16 4 (0.96%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 241 (58.07%) VMware
2 196 (47.23%) Microsoft
3 124 (29.88%) Citrix
4 93 (22.41%) HP
5 65 (15.66%) Oracle
6 62 (14.94%) Cisco
7 49 (11.81%) Red Hat
8 35 (8.43%) EMC
9 26 (6.27%) Veritas
10 24 (5.78%) Intel Security
10 24 (5.78%) Symantec
11 19 (4.58%) CheckPoint
12 18 (4.34%) SAP
13 15 (3.61%) Dell
14 12 (2.89%) IBM
14 12 (2.89%) NetApp
15 11 (2.65%) Remedy
16 10 (2.41%) Sophos
17 8 (1.93%) arcserve
17 8 (1.93%) Meridio
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