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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 88 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 219 393 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.46% 4.17% 4.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.87% 16.43% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 226 225
Median daily rate £339 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £236 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 36
Median hourly rate £22.25 £19.75 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% +24.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £40.00 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
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
2219 2392 2267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.91% 25.39% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1264 1109
Median daily rate £380 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 242 207
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -16 75 £355 -2.06% 18
Berkshire -11 46 £287 -18.14% 12
Surrey -17 37 £325 -13.33% 13
West Sussex -35 22 £350 +2.94% 3
Oxfordshire +8 17 £359 +23.70% 3
Buckinghamshire -30 9 £415 +18.57% 7
Kent +2 5 £315 -10.63%
East Sussex -13 4 £360 +9.09% 3
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 513 (100.00%) Windows
2 365 (71.15%) Windows Server
3 341 (66.47%) Active Directory
4 309 (60.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 279 (54.39%) VMware
6 227 (44.25%) Microsoft
7 201 (39.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 182 (35.48%) Security Cleared
9 158 (30.80%) VMware Infrastructure
10 154 (30.02%) SQL
11 148 (28.85%) Citrix
12 130 (25.34%) Linux
13 120 (23.39%) SQL Server
14 119 (23.20%) PowerShell
15 116 (22.61%) ITIL
15 116 (22.61%) MS Exchange
16 115 (22.42%) SC Cleared
17 101 (19.69%) Windows 7
18 97 (18.91%) HP
19 95 (18.52%) SAN
20 88 (17.15%) DNS
20 88 (17.15%) SCCM
21 78 (15.20%) Cisco
21 78 (15.20%) MS Excel
22 77 (15.01%) Hyper-V
23 73 (14.23%) DHCP
24 68 (13.26%) XenApp
25 65 (12.67%) Data Centre
26 62 (12.09%) vSphere
26 62 (12.09%) Oracle

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
1 116 (22.61%) MS Exchange
2 61 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (11.70%) SharePoint
4 35 (6.82%) IIS
5 31 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (2.73%) Skype for Business
8 13 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.75%) Live Communications Server
9 9 (1.75%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.78%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.58%) Apache
13 3 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (15.20%) MS Excel
2 56 (10.92%) MS Office
3 11 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.95%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.26%) Office 365
2 7 (1.36%) IaaS
3 6 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.97%) SaaS
5 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.58%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.58%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.58%) PaaS
7 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 95 (18.52%) SAN
2 88 (17.15%) DNS
3 73 (14.23%) DHCP
4 62 (12.09%) Firewall
5 43 (8.38%) WAN
6 41 (7.99%) LAN
7 28 (5.46%) TCP/IP
8 20 (3.90%) VPN
9 13 (2.53%) iSCSI
10 12 (2.34%) Internet
10 12 (2.34%) Wireless
11 10 (1.95%) MPLS
12 8 (1.56%) NAS
12 8 (1.56%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.17%) LDAP
13 6 (1.17%) Unified Communications
13 6 (1.17%) VLAN
13 6 (1.17%) VoIP
14 5 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.97%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.70%) DB2
7 15 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (2.53%) MS Access
9 8 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.17%) Big Data
12 4 (0.78%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (0.78%) MySQL
12 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.78%) QlikView
12 4 (0.78%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (2.34%) Jenkins
1 12 (2.34%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.14%) MSI
3 9 (1.75%) Subversion
4 7 (1.36%) TortoiseSVN
5 6 (1.17%) Ant
5 6 (1.17%) Gradle
5 6 (1.17%) Maven
5 6 (1.17%) Selenium
6 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (0.78%) Jasmine
7 4 (0.78%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.78%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.58%) Moq
8 3 (0.58%) NUnit
9 2 (0.39%) Grunt
9 2 (0.39%) Hudson
9 2 (0.39%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 48 (9.36%) Finance
2 18 (3.51%) Military
3 16 (3.12%) Back Office
4 9 (1.75%) Banking
5 6 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.58%) Legal
6 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.39%) Advertising
7 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.39%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.39%) Publishing
7 2 (0.39%) Retail
8 1 (0.19%) Automotive
8 1 (0.19%) Electronics
8 1 (0.19%) Local Government
8 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (17.54%) Support Engineer
2 65 (12.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 57 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (10.92%) Analyst
5 47 (9.16%) 3rd Line Support
6 45 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
7 37 (7.21%) Server Engineer
8 31 (6.04%) Wintel Engineer
9 30 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 24 (4.68%) Support Analyst
11 23 (4.48%) Administrator
11 23 (4.48%) Server Support
12 22 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 22 (4.29%) Consultant
13 21 (4.09%) Windows Support Engineer
14 19 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.70%) Developer
14 19 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
14 19 (3.70%) VMware Specialist
15 18 (3.51%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.48%) .NET
2 9 (1.75%) ASP.NET
2 9 (1.75%) CSS
2 9 (1.75%) HTML
2 9 (1.75%) jQuery
2 9 (1.75%) Web Services
3 6 (1.17%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.17%) Ajax
3 6 (1.17%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (0.78%) Breeze.js
4 4 (0.78%) Durandal
4 4 (0.78%) Entity Framework
4 4 (0.78%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (0.78%) Middleware
4 4 (0.78%) OAuth2
4 4 (0.78%) OpenID
4 4 (0.78%) React
4 4 (0.78%) SAML
4 4 (0.78%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.67%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.38%) Clustering
3 24 (4.68%) iSeries
4 19 (3.70%) AS400
5 15 (2.92%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.53%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.53%) Fat Client
6 13 (2.53%) PKI
6 13 (2.53%) Statistics
6 13 (2.53%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.95%) Replication
8 9 (1.75%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.56%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.97%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.78%) BYOD
11 4 (0.78%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.78%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 513 (100.00%) Windows
2 365 (71.15%) Windows Server
3 309 (60.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 201 (39.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 130 (25.34%) Linux
6 101 (19.69%) Windows 7
7 46 (8.97%) Unix
8 40 (7.80%) Windows XP
9 33 (6.43%) Windows 8
10 28 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (5.46%) Windows 10
11 14 (2.73%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.56%) CentOS
12 8 (1.56%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.36%) Solaris
14 5 (0.97%) AIX
14 5 (0.97%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.78%) HPUX
16 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (22.61%) ITIL
2 48 (9.36%) Change Management
3 44 (8.58%) Migration
4 39 (7.60%) Incident Management
5 36 (7.02%) Service Management
6 30 (5.85%) Problem Management
7 22 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (4.09%) Configuration Management
9 20 (3.90%) Project Management
9 20 (3.90%) Service Delivery
10 19 (3.70%) Virtual Environments
11 17 (3.31%) ITIL V3
12 16 (3.12%) Infrastructure Management
13 14 (2.73%) Information Security
14 13 (2.53%) Integration Testing
15 12 (2.34%) CRM
16 11 (2.14%) Capacity Management
16 11 (2.14%) ITSM
17 10 (1.95%) High Availability
17 10 (1.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 154 (30.02%) SQL
2 119 (23.20%) PowerShell
3 43 (8.38%) VBScript
4 29 (5.65%) VB
5 16 (3.12%) C#
5 16 (3.12%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.92%) Perl
7 14 (2.73%) C
8 12 (2.34%) Python
9 10 (1.95%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.36%) Java
10 7 (1.36%) Tcl
11 6 (1.17%) Ruby
11 6 (1.17%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.97%) PHP
13 4 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.39%) R
16 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 182 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 115 (22.42%) SC Cleared
3 56 (10.92%) DV Cleared
4 46 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (6.04%) MCSE
6 21 (4.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (2.92%) MCSA
8 10 (1.95%) MCP
9 9 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.75%) Degree
9 9 (1.75%) ISTQB
10 8 (1.56%) CCNA
10 8 (1.56%) ISEB
10 8 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (1.36%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.97%) CCA
12 5 (0.97%) CISSP
12 5 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.80%) SLA
2 7 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.97%) JSP 440
3 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.78%) GPG13
4 4 (0.78%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.39%) RMADS
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 341 (66.47%) Active Directory
2 158 (30.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (15.01%) Hyper-V
4 68 (13.26%) XenApp
5 62 (12.09%) vSphere
6 51 (9.94%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (6.04%) VMware ESX
8 30 (5.85%) XenDesktop
9 25 (4.87%) XenServer
10 23 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
11 22 (4.29%) Terminal Services
12 12 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (1.75%) NFS
14 7 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.78%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.78%) ISA Server
17 3 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
17 3 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 88 (17.15%) SCCM
2 40 (7.80%) SCOM
3 34 (6.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 26 (5.07%) NetBackup
5 23 (4.48%) Tivoli
6 22 (4.29%) Netcool
7 16 (3.12%) WSUS
8 15 (2.92%) Failover Clustering
8 15 (2.92%) Simpana
9 12 (2.34%) Backup Exec
10 11 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (2.14%) Puppet
11 10 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 8 (1.56%) Ansible
12 8 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
12 8 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (1.56%) Unicenter
13 7 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 279 (54.39%) VMware
2 227 (44.25%) Microsoft
3 148 (28.85%) Citrix
4 97 (18.91%) HP
5 78 (15.20%) Cisco
6 62 (12.09%) Oracle
7 36 (7.02%) EMC
8 34 (6.63%) IBM
9 32 (6.24%) Red Hat
10 27 (5.26%) Intel Security
11 22 (4.29%) NetApp
12 21 (4.09%) Veritas
13 19 (3.70%) CommVault
14 17 (3.31%) Remedy
15 14 (2.73%) Dell
15 14 (2.73%) Dell Compellent
15 14 (2.73%) Symantec
16 12 (2.34%) Lumension
17 11 (2.14%) Splunk
18 10 (1.95%) SolarWinds
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £250 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Lewis Dunn
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago