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 23 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
23 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 398 388 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.40% 4.60% 4.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.27% 18.60% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 204 171
Average daily rate
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£325 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-11.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 54
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.28% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.95 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2178 2086 2008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.08% 24.74% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1048 824
Average daily rate £325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 266 292
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -1.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 23 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 23 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 23 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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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 -1 124 £325 -3.70% 26
Berkshire -1 86 £350 - 23
Surrey 0 56 £325 - 23
West Sussex +8 40 £220 -44.93% 9
Buckinghamshire -30 30 £200 -41.17% 2
Kent -1 27 £350 +25.00% 5
Oxfordshire -11 19 £210 -40.00% 9
East Sussex -3 9 £116 -59.60% 1
Sussex - 2 £370 -
Middlesex -7 1 £325 -3.41%
Thames Valley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 801 (100.00%) Windows
2 444 (55.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 404 (50.44%) Active Directory
4 338 (42.20%) VMware
5 314 (39.20%) Microsoft
6 262 (32.71%) MS Exchange
6 262 (32.71%) Security Cleared
7 211 (26.34%) Windows 7
8 182 (22.72%) SC Cleared
9 179 (22.35%) Citrix
10 176 (21.97%) Windows XP
10 176 (21.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 160 (19.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 160 (19.98%) ITIL
12 154 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 134 (16.73%) MS Excel
14 133 (16.60%) HP
15 129 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
16 126 (15.73%) SQL Server
17 122 (15.23%) Cisco
18 119 (14.86%) Linux
19 117 (14.61%) DNS
20 114 (14.23%) TCP/IP
20 114 (14.23%) UNIX
21 113 (14.11%) SQL
22 110 (13.73%) Firewall
23 100 (12.48%) MCSE
24 97 (12.11%) DV Cleared
25 94 (11.74%) Hyper-V
26 91 (11.36%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 262 (32.71%) MS Exchange
2 154 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (8.99%) SharePoint
4 70 (8.74%) IIS
5 69 (8.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 51 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 39 (4.87%) Lync
8 28 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.62%) IBM Notes
12 10 (1.25%) Lotus Domino
13 9 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.87%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.87%) WorkSite
15 6 (0.75%) Apache
16 5 (0.62%) Documentum
16 5 (0.62%) ArcGIS
16 5 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 134 (16.73%) MS Excel
2 85 (10.61%) MS Office
3 5 (0.62%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.37%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.25%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 35 (4.37%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.50%) Office 365
2 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.37%) IaaS
4 9 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 117 (14.61%) DNS
2 114 (14.23%) TCP/IP
3 110 (13.73%) Firewall
4 84 (10.49%) SAN
5 81 (10.11%) LAN
6 68 (8.49%) WAN
7 63 (7.87%) DHCP
8 45 (5.62%) Internet
9 37 (4.62%) HTTPS
10 28 (3.50%) VPN
11 25 (3.12%) SSL
12 23 (2.87%) Network Security
13 22 (2.75%) HTTP
14 19 (2.37%) SMTP
15 18 (2.25%) VoIP
15 18 (2.25%) LDAP
16 17 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (2.00%) NAS
17 16 (2.00%) Wireshark
17 16 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (5.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (2.75%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.00%) MySQL
11 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (0.87%) SQLPlus
12 5 (0.62%) EDMS
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
12 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 18 (2.25%) QuickTest Pro
1 18 (2.25%) LoadRunner
2 17 (2.12%) MSI
3 12 (1.50%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.75%) Hudson
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.62%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.50%) Subversion
8 2 (0.25%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.25%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.25%) Toad
8 2 (0.25%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.12%) NUnit
9 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.12%) XMLSpy
General
1 67 (8.36%) Finance
2 16 (2.00%) Telecoms
2 16 (2.00%) Military
3 12 (1.50%) Advertising
4 7 (0.87%) Publishing
4 7 (0.87%) Law
5 4 (0.50%) Banking
6 3 (0.37%) Marketing
6 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.25%) Local Government
7 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.25%) Automotive
7 2 (0.25%) Retail
8 1 (0.12%) Billing
8 1 (0.12%) French Language
8 1 (0.12%) German Language
8 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.12%) Legal
8 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 124 (15.48%) Analyst
2 120 (14.98%) Support Engineer
3 74 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 49 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 48 (5.99%) Support Analyst
6 47 (5.87%) Server Engineer
7 45 (5.62%) Consultant
8 41 (5.12%) Administrator
9 38 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
10 34 (4.24%) Architect
11 32 (4.00%) Desktop Support
12 31 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
13 29 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 24 (3.00%) Wintel Engineer
14 24 (3.00%) Test Analyst
14 24 (3.00%) 1st Line Support
15 22 (2.75%) Service Analyst
16 21 (2.62%) Developer
16 21 (2.62%) Help Desk Support
17 19 (2.37%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (9.11%) .NET
2 48 (5.99%) HTML
3 47 (5.87%) ASP.NET
4 42 (5.24%) JSP
5 21 (2.62%) XML
6 14 (1.75%) .NET Framework
7 12 (1.50%) WCF
8 11 (1.37%) Web Services
9 10 (1.25%) CSS
10 8 (1.00%) Application Packaging
10 8 (1.00%) jQuery
11 7 (0.87%) XSD
12 6 (0.75%) XSLT
12 6 (0.75%) Ajax
12 6 (0.75%) Middleware
13 5 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (0.62%) Classic ASP
13 5 (0.62%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 4 (0.50%) SOAP
14 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.24%) Blackberry
2 39 (4.87%) Clustering
3 34 (4.24%) PKI
4 18 (2.25%) Replication
5 13 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.37%) CESG
7 9 (1.12%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.12%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.00%) iPhone
9 7 (0.87%) iPad
9 7 (0.87%) Cryptography
10 6 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.75%) EqualLogic
10 6 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.62%) HACMP
12 4 (0.50%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.37%) CLARiiON
14 2 (0.25%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 801 (100.00%) Windows
2 444 (55.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 211 (26.34%) Windows 7
4 176 (21.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 176 (21.97%) Windows XP
5 119 (14.86%) Linux
6 114 (14.23%) UNIX
7 66 (8.24%) Windows 2000
8 50 (6.24%) Windows 8
9 33 (4.12%) Windows Vista
10 30 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (3.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 22 (2.75%) Solaris
13 18 (2.25%) AIX
14 10 (1.25%) Debian
14 10 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (1.00%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.87%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.62%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.62%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (19.98%) ITIL
2 78 (9.74%) Migration
3 38 (4.74%) Test Scripting
4 35 (4.37%) Software Testing
5 33 (4.12%) Service Delivery
6 31 (3.87%) Service Management
6 31 (3.87%) Validation
7 30 (3.75%) Change Management
7 30 (3.75%) Configuration Management
8 28 (3.50%) Workflow
9 25 (3.12%) Test Strategy
10 23 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (2.50%) Knowledge Management
12 18 (2.25%) Performance Testing
12 18 (2.25%) Project Management
13 17 (2.12%) Root Cause Analysis
14 16 (2.00%) CRM
14 16 (2.00%) Incident Management
15 15 (1.87%) Load Testing
15 15 (1.87%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 113 (14.11%) SQL
2 77 (9.61%) PowerShell
3 57 (7.12%) JavaScript
4 30 (3.75%) VBScript
5 28 (3.50%) C
6 23 (2.87%) C#
7 21 (2.62%) VB
8 19 (2.37%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.87%) Java
10 11 (1.37%) C++
11 10 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.25%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.87%) VB6
13 6 (0.75%) PHP
14 5 (0.62%) Perl
14 5 (0.62%) Ruby
14 5 (0.62%) Python
14 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.50%) VBA
16 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 262 (32.71%) Security Cleared
2 182 (22.72%) SC Cleared
3 129 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (12.48%) MCSE
5 97 (12.11%) DV Cleared
6 49 (6.12%) MCP
7 48 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (5.49%) ISTQB
9 43 (5.37%) CCNA
10 38 (4.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (3.37%) Degree
12 26 (3.25%) MCSA
13 25 (3.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 23 (2.87%) MCTS
14 23 (2.87%) CCNP
15 22 (2.75%) MCITP
16 9 (1.12%) MCSD
16 9 (1.12%) ISEB
17 7 (0.87%) CCA
17 7 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.25%) SLA
2 16 (2.00%) QA
3 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 404 (50.44%) Active Directory
2 160 (19.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (11.74%) Hyper-V
4 77 (9.61%) vSphere
5 60 (7.49%) XenApp
6 40 (4.99%) VMware ESX
7 37 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (2.87%) Terminal Services
9 17 (2.12%) Nmap
9 17 (2.12%) UAG
9 17 (2.12%) XenDesktop
10 16 (2.00%) DFS Replication
11 14 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.12%) XenServer
13 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (1.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (0.75%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.62%) Xen
15 5 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 91 (11.36%) SCCM
2 45 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
3 37 (4.62%) SCOM
3 37 (4.62%) WSUS
4 30 (3.75%) Backup Exec
4 30 (3.75%) McAfee ePO
5 20 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 18 (2.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (2.12%) NetBackup
8 16 (2.00%) Nessus
9 15 (1.87%) Tivoli
10 14 (1.75%) SCVMM
11 11 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
11 11 (1.37%) SCDPM
12 9 (1.12%) WMI
13 8 (1.00%) OVSD
13 8 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 338 (42.20%) VMware
2 314 (39.20%) Microsoft
3 179 (22.35%) Citrix
4 133 (16.60%) HP
5 122 (15.23%) Cisco
6 77 (9.61%) Oracle
7 39 (4.87%) McAfee
8 35 (4.37%) Red Hat
9 31 (3.87%) Symantec
10 30 (3.75%) NetApp
11 29 (3.62%) Lumension
12 28 (3.50%) IBM
13 25 (3.12%) Dell
13 25 (3.12%) EMC
14 21 (2.62%) Sophos
15 17 (2.12%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.87%) Veeam
17 14 (1.75%) Juniper
18 13 (1.62%) Intel
18 13 (1.62%) Lotus
Crawley, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxted, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum Pro-rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £16.28 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Kent
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
High Wycombe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £160.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 22 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Wokingham
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £201 per day
Posted: 27 days ago