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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 40 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 404 377 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.16% 4.06% 4.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.32% 16.62% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 215 192
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 33
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.25 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-5.12% -9.30%
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
2333 2268 2133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.01% 24.45% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1255 1134 1073
Average daily rate £351 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 224 241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.89% -8.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +1 113 £363 +16.93% 14
Berkshire +3 62 £325 +8.33% 13
Surrey +4 53 £325 +8.33% 30
Buckinghamshire +6 44 £300 +42.85% 10
Oxfordshire -2 41 £230 +9.52% 12
East Sussex +20 35 £325 +116.66% 1
West Sussex -16 28 £375 +66.66% 1
Kent -6 18 £363 -9.37% 6
Middlesex +7 6 £355 +102.85%
Sussex - 1 £325 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 779 (100.00%) Windows
2 442 (56.74%) Active Directory
3 437 (56.10%) VMware
4 378 (48.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 342 (43.90%) Microsoft
6 286 (36.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 235 (30.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 215 (27.60%) MS Exchange
9 214 (27.47%) SQL
10 172 (22.08%) Security Cleared
11 167 (21.44%) Windows 7
12 165 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2010
13 159 (20.41%) SQL Server
14 157 (20.15%) Citrix
15 156 (20.03%) ITIL
16 149 (19.13%) PowerShell
17 143 (18.36%) SCCM
18 130 (16.69%) vSphere
19 129 (16.56%) DNS
20 116 (14.89%) MS Excel
21 112 (14.38%) SAN
22 111 (14.25%) Microsoft Certification
22 111 (14.25%) Cisco
23 108 (13.86%) Firewall
24 105 (13.48%) HP
25 102 (13.09%) SC Cleared
26 98 (12.58%) IIS
27 91 (11.68%) Data Centre
28 90 (11.55%) Linux
29 85 (10.91%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 215 (27.60%) MS Exchange
2 165 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 98 (12.58%) IIS
4 81 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 73 (9.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 71 (9.11%) SharePoint
7 47 (6.03%) Lync
8 23 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.51%) MediaWiki
11 4 (0.51%) CMS
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.39%) TPMS
12 3 (0.39%) WordPress
13 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 116 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 66 (8.47%) MS Office
3 18 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.67%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (0.51%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.78%) Office 365
2 41 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.31%) IaaS
4 15 (1.93%) PaaS
5 14 (1.80%) SaaS
6 8 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 129 (16.56%) DNS
2 112 (14.38%) SAN
3 108 (13.86%) Firewall
4 81 (10.40%) DHCP
5 79 (10.14%) TCP/IP
6 67 (8.60%) LAN
7 63 (8.09%) WAN
8 35 (4.49%) NAS
9 30 (3.85%) VPN
10 29 (3.72%) VLAN
11 26 (3.34%) Wireless
12 25 (3.21%) Fibre Channel
13 22 (2.82%) Internet
14 19 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (1.67%) MPLS
16 13 (1.67%) NetScaler
17 12 (1.54%) OSPF
17 12 (1.54%) WLAN
18 11 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 59 (7.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 33 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (3.59%) Oracle Database
5 25 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.80%) DB2
8 13 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.28%) MySQL
10 9 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.77%) Oracle9i Database
12 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.77%) SSDT
13 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.41%) MSBuild
4 9 (1.16%) Subversion
5 7 (0.90%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.77%) MSI
6 6 (0.77%) WinDbg
6 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.39%) Hudson
9 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.26%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.26%) NUnit
11 1 (0.13%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 71 (9.11%) Finance
2 17 (2.18%) Telecoms
3 12 (1.54%) Back Office
4 10 (1.28%) Military
4 10 (1.28%) Online Betting
5 6 (0.77%) Legal
6 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.51%) Banking
6 4 (0.51%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.39%) Local Government
7 3 (0.39%) French Language
7 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.26%) Law
8 2 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.13%) Retail
9 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 108 (13.86%) Analyst
2 100 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 74 (9.50%) Support Engineer
4 60 (7.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 58 (7.45%) Support Analyst
6 56 (7.19%) Architect
7 45 (5.78%) Server Engineer
8 41 (5.26%) Consultant
9 40 (5.13%) Administrator
10 38 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
11 37 (4.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 31 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
13 29 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
14 27 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
15 25 (3.21%) Developer
16 24 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 23 (2.95%) Systems Administrator
18 19 (2.44%) Network Engineer
19 17 (2.18%) Desktop Support
19 17 (2.18%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.09%) .NET
2 21 (2.70%) HTML
3 19 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 17 (2.18%) .NET Framework
5 15 (1.93%) XML
6 11 (1.41%) Application Packaging
7 10 (1.28%) jQuery
8 9 (1.16%) MDX
9 8 (1.03%) Ajax
9 8 (1.03%) Web Services
10 6 (0.77%) WCF
11 5 (0.64%) HTML5
11 5 (0.64%) Entity Framework
11 5 (0.64%) X-Windows
12 4 (0.51%) COM+
12 4 (0.51%) CSS
12 4 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.51%) 802.1X
13 3 (0.39%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (0.39%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.68%) Data Centre
2 59 (7.57%) Clustering
3 33 (4.24%) Client/Server
4 25 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.93%) iSeries
7 13 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.67%) AS400
8 11 (1.41%) EqualLogic
9 10 (1.28%) PKI
10 9 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.03%) NHS
11 8 (1.03%) User Experience
12 6 (0.77%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.77%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.77%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.77%) EMC VNX
13 5 (0.64%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 779 (100.00%) Windows
2 378 (48.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 286 (36.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 167 (21.44%) Windows 7
5 90 (11.55%) Linux
6 42 (5.39%) Windows 8
7 41 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 41 (5.26%) UNIX
8 25 (3.21%) Windows Vista
9 17 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.41%) HPUX
11 8 (1.03%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.64%) Solaris
14 4 (0.51%) AIX
14 4 (0.51%) CentOS
14 4 (0.51%) Android
15 3 (0.39%) SUSE
15 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (20.03%) ITIL
2 85 (10.91%) Migration
3 51 (6.55%) Configuration Management
4 45 (5.78%) Change Management
5 38 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 31 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (3.59%) Performance Monitoring
8 22 (2.82%) Service Management
9 21 (2.70%) Service Delivery
9 21 (2.70%) Load Balancing
9 21 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (2.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 19 (2.44%) Server Building
11 19 (2.44%) Time Management
12 18 (2.31%) Problem Management
13 17 (2.18%) CRM
14 16 (2.05%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (2.05%) Technical Architecture
14 16 (2.05%) Capacity Planning
14 16 (2.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 214 (27.47%) SQL
2 149 (19.13%) PowerShell
3 48 (6.16%) VBScript
4 28 (3.59%) C#
5 24 (3.08%) T-SQL
5 24 (3.08%) VB
6 22 (2.82%) Perl
7 18 (2.31%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.16%) C++
8 9 (1.16%) Python
8 9 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.16%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.16%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.16%) X++
9 8 (1.03%) Java
10 6 (0.77%) C
10 6 (0.77%) C++/CLI
11 4 (0.51%) Korn
12 3 (0.39%) PHP
13 2 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 172 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 111 (14.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 102 (13.09%) SC Cleared
4 82 (10.53%) MCSE
5 56 (7.19%) DV Cleared
6 40 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (4.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 34 (4.36%) CCNA
9 30 (3.85%) MCITP
10 25 (3.21%) MCSA
11 18 (2.31%) Degree
12 16 (2.05%) MCTS
13 13 (1.67%) CCNP
14 9 (1.16%) MCP
14 9 (1.16%) VCP4
15 8 (1.03%) CCA
15 8 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.90%) ISEB
16 7 (0.90%) ISTQB
16 7 (0.90%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.47%) SLA
2 8 (1.03%) QA
3 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 442 (56.74%) Active Directory
2 235 (30.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (16.69%) vSphere
4 76 (9.76%) Hyper-V
5 73 (9.37%) XenApp
6 69 (8.86%) VMware ESX
7 41 (5.26%) XenDesktop
8 33 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (2.05%) ISA Server
11 15 (1.93%) DFS Replication
11 15 (1.93%) vCloud
12 14 (1.80%) Forefront TMG
13 12 (1.54%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.90%) UAG
15 6 (0.77%) NFS
16 5 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.64%) XenServer
16 5 (0.64%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 143 (18.36%) SCCM
2 49 (6.29%) SCOM
3 35 (4.49%) WSUS
4 24 (3.08%) vMotion
5 19 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 18 (2.31%) SolarWinds Orion
7 17 (2.18%) Backup Exec
7 17 (2.18%) Tivoli
8 15 (1.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 11 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
9 11 (1.41%) AirWatch
10 10 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (1.03%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.77%) ARCserve
15 5 (0.64%) Foglight
15 5 (0.64%) OVSD
15 5 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 437 (56.10%) VMware
2 342 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 157 (20.15%) Citrix
4 111 (14.25%) Cisco
5 105 (13.48%) HP
6 60 (7.70%) Oracle
7 44 (5.65%) EMC
8 33 (4.24%) IBM
9 32 (4.11%) Dell
9 32 (4.11%) McAfee
10 30 (3.85%) Intel
11 26 (3.34%) SolarWinds
12 25 (3.21%) Symantec
13 23 (2.95%) NetApp
14 22 (2.82%) 3PAR
15 19 (2.44%) Remedy
16 18 (2.31%) CheckPoint
17 17 (2.18%) Red Hat
18 15 (1.93%) Apple
19 14 (1.80%) F5
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