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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / South East
Rank 70 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 206 254 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.83% 3.10% 4.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.17% 12.34% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 153 173
Median daily rate £338 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £471 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 18
Median hourly rate £41.50 £20.00 £17.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.50% +11.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.29 £12.00 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £26.60 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%

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
1564 2058 2289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.47% 25.09% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1191 1159
Median daily rate £365 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 186 184
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +7 74 £330 +2.32% 9
Buckinghamshire +28 37 £345 +6.15% 5
Surrey -14 29 £340 -2.85% 9
Berkshire -26 25 £310 - 13
Oxfordshire +3 13 £350 +16.66% 9
Kent +7 10 £320 -1.53% 2
West Sussex +5 9 £238 -40.62% 1
East Sussex -4 3 £325 +1.56% 3
Middlesex +4 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 390 (100.00%) Windows
2 279 (71.54%) Windows Server
3 259 (66.41%) Active Directory
4 239 (61.28%) VMware
5 226 (57.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 207 (53.08%) Microsoft
7 152 (38.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 142 (36.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 115 (29.49%) PowerShell
10 110 (28.21%) Security Cleared
10 110 (28.21%) Citrix
11 107 (27.44%) DNS
12 93 (23.85%) MS Exchange
13 84 (21.54%) Windows 7
14 82 (21.03%) DHCP
15 79 (20.26%) Hyper-V
16 78 (20.00%) SC Cleared
16 78 (20.00%) HP
17 75 (19.23%) ITIL
18 73 (18.72%) SQL
19 68 (17.44%) SCCM
20 61 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2010
21 60 (15.38%) XenApp
22 59 (15.13%) SQL Server
23 58 (14.87%) Linux
24 55 (14.10%) XenDesktop
25 53 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
26 52 (13.33%) vSphere
27 51 (13.08%) Cisco
28 50 (12.82%) Firewall

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 93 (23.85%) MS Exchange
2 61 (15.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (12.31%) Skype for Business
4 38 (9.74%) IIS
5 35 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (5.13%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.05%) Apache
9 6 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.51%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.26%) CMS
13 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (12.56%) MS Excel
2 36 (9.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.26%) InDesign
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) SAP hybris
1 7 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.74%) Office 365
2 29 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.10%) IaaS
4 16 (4.10%) SaaS
5 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.51%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 107 (27.44%) DNS
2 82 (21.03%) DHCP
3 50 (12.82%) Firewall
4 42 (10.77%) LAN
4 42 (10.77%) SAN
5 39 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 34 (8.72%) WAN
7 31 (7.95%) Skype
8 30 (7.69%) NetScaler
9 21 (5.38%) SMTP
10 20 (5.13%) Unified Communications
10 20 (5.13%) VPN
11 16 (4.10%) Internet
12 15 (3.85%) VoIP
13 14 (3.59%) HTTP
13 14 (3.59%) SSL
14 13 (3.33%) Wireless
15 11 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (2.82%) IP Telephony
16 10 (2.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.59%) DB2
4 14 (3.59%) MySQL
5 11 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.03%) MS Access
8 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.51%) SSDT
11 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.54%) MSI
1 6 (1.54%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.03%) Subversion
4 2 (0.51%) Bower
4 2 (0.51%) FxCop
4 2 (0.51%) Grunt
4 2 (0.51%) JSHint
4 2 (0.51%) Moq
4 2 (0.51%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.51%) NDepend
4 2 (0.51%) NuGet
4 2 (0.51%) NUnit
4 2 (0.51%) ReSharper
4 2 (0.51%) Selenium
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.51%) StyleCop
4 2 (0.51%) WinDbg
General
1 47 (12.05%) Finance
2 15 (3.85%) Marketing
3 12 (3.08%) Electronics
4 10 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.31%) Advertising
6 7 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.54%) Back Office
8 4 (1.03%) Publishing
9 3 (0.77%) Banking
9 3 (0.77%) Local Government
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Military
10 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (12.56%) Analyst
2 45 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 44 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 35 (8.97%) Wintel Engineer
6 33 (8.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 27 (6.92%) Architect
8 26 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (6.15%) Administrator
9 24 (6.15%) Consultant
10 22 (5.64%) Server Engineer
11 19 (4.87%) Support Analyst
12 17 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
13 16 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (4.10%) VMware Engineer
14 14 (3.59%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (3.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 12 (3.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
16 11 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.10%) XML
2 14 (3.59%) CSS
3 13 (3.33%) HTML
4 10 (2.56%) .NET
5 8 (2.05%) Web Services
6 5 (1.28%) XSLT
7 3 (0.77%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.77%) RESTful
7 3 (0.77%) SOAP
7 3 (0.77%) WCF
7 3 (0.77%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.51%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.51%) HTML5
8 2 (0.51%) J2EE
8 2 (0.51%) jQuery
8 2 (0.51%) Middleware
8 2 (0.51%) Node.js
8 2 (0.51%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.03%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.90%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.64%) Fat Client
3 22 (5.64%) Thin Client
4 20 (5.13%) Clustering
5 11 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.82%) Replication
6 9 (2.31%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.05%) AS400
7 8 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.05%) iSeries
8 7 (1.79%) PKI
8 7 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.79%) SWIFT
9 6 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.54%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.54%) Statistics
10 5 (1.28%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.03%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 390 (100.00%) Windows
2 279 (71.54%) Windows Server
3 226 (57.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (36.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 84 (21.54%) Windows 7
6 58 (14.87%) Linux
7 31 (7.95%) Windows 10
8 29 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (5.38%) Windows 8
10 19 (4.87%) Windows XP
11 17 (4.36%) AIX
11 17 (4.36%) Windows Vista
12 16 (4.10%) Android
13 13 (3.33%) Solaris
14 12 (3.08%) Unix
15 7 (1.79%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.77%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.23%) ITIL
2 34 (8.72%) Migration
3 31 (7.95%) Change Management
4 30 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 28 (7.18%) Incident Management
6 19 (4.87%) TOGAF
7 17 (4.36%) Service Management
8 16 (4.10%) Infrastructure Management
8 16 (4.10%) Mobile Device Management
8 16 (4.10%) Server Building
8 16 (4.10%) Software Deployment
9 15 (3.85%) Project Management
9 15 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
10 12 (3.08%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 12 (3.08%) Security Patching
11 11 (2.82%) Application Virtualisation
11 11 (2.82%) Data Centre Operations
11 11 (2.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 11 (2.82%) Patch Management
11 11 (2.82%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 115 (29.49%) PowerShell
2 73 (18.72%) SQL
3 31 (7.95%) VBScript
4 18 (4.62%) VB
5 12 (3.08%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.31%) C#
7 6 (1.54%) Python
8 3 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.51%) C++
9 2 (0.51%) C++/CLI
9 2 (0.51%) Java
9 2 (0.51%) Perl
9 2 (0.51%) PHP
10 1 (0.26%) C
10 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 78 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 53 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (8.21%) DV Cleared
5 24 (6.15%) MCSA
6 18 (4.62%) CCNA
6 18 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (4.10%) MCITP
7 16 (4.10%) MCSE
7 16 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (3.33%) MCP
9 10 (2.56%) CCNP
10 7 (1.79%) CISSP
11 6 (1.54%) VCP5
12 5 (1.28%) Degree
12 5 (1.28%) MCTS
13 4 (1.03%) CCA
13 4 (1.03%) GCIH
13 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
13 4 (1.03%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.87%) SLA
2 11 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.54%) QA
5 4 (1.03%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 259 (66.41%) Active Directory
2 152 (38.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (20.26%) Hyper-V
4 60 (15.38%) XenApp
5 55 (14.10%) XenDesktop
6 52 (13.33%) vSphere
7 46 (11.79%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (8.46%) XenServer
9 24 (6.15%) VMware ESX
10 23 (5.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (3.33%) Firmware
13 8 (2.05%) UAG
14 7 (1.79%) BitLocker
14 7 (1.79%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (1.54%) ISA Server
15 6 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 68 (17.44%) SCCM
2 28 (7.18%) WSUS
3 25 (6.41%) SCOM
4 22 (5.64%) NetBackup
5 19 (4.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 13 (3.33%) AirWatch
7 12 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (2.31%) EdgeSight
9 9 (2.31%) Puppet
10 8 (2.05%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.79%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (1.54%) BladeLogic
12 6 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (1.28%) Netcool
Vendors
1 239 (61.28%) VMware
2 207 (53.08%) Microsoft
3 110 (28.21%) Citrix
4 78 (20.00%) HP
5 51 (13.08%) Cisco
6 28 (7.18%) Symantec
7 25 (6.41%) Red Hat
8 21 (5.38%) NetApp
9 20 (5.13%) CheckPoint
10 17 (4.36%) Intel Security
10 17 (4.36%) Oracle
11 16 (4.10%) IBM
11 16 (4.10%) SAP
11 16 (4.10%) Wyse
12 14 (3.59%) EMC
13 13 (3.33%) Remedy
14 12 (3.08%) MobileIron
15 11 (2.82%) Dell
16 10 (2.56%) Forcepoint
16 10 (2.56%) Sophos
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