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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 86 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 206 389 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.33% 4.06% 4.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.54% 16.80% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 242 235
Median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £286
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +11.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 38
Median hourly rate £24.50 £19.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.94% +13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £15.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £20.93 £20.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% +5.88%
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
2160 2315 2225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.46% 24.17% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1243 1082
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 246 209
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.83 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.72% +6.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -19 83 £340 -6.20% 22
Berkshire -9 53 £325 -3.70% 11
Surrey -22 24 £313 -3.84% 9
Buckinghamshire -19 15 £343 +14.16% 4
West Sussex -28 11 £335 -2.18% 2
Oxfordshire -2 10 £359 +9.54% 1
East Sussex -13 4 £360 +9.09% 3
Kent -5 2 £321 -8.21% 6
Middlesex -11 1 - - 1
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 28 July 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.

1 511 (100.00%) Windows
2 350 (68.49%) Windows Server
3 333 (65.17%) Active Directory
4 314 (61.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 266 (52.05%) VMware
6 232 (45.40%) Microsoft
7 198 (38.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 182 (35.62%) Security Cleared
9 158 (30.92%) SQL
10 150 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
11 141 (27.59%) Citrix
12 127 (24.85%) ITIL
13 125 (24.46%) Linux
14 124 (24.27%) PowerShell
15 122 (23.87%) SQL Server
16 111 (21.72%) SC Cleared
17 106 (20.74%) MS Exchange
17 106 (20.74%) Windows 7
18 98 (19.18%) HP
19 89 (17.42%) DNS
19 89 (17.42%) SCCM
20 86 (16.83%) SAN
21 76 (14.87%) MS Excel
22 74 (14.48%) DHCP
23 73 (14.29%) Oracle
24 69 (13.50%) Hyper-V
25 68 (13.31%) Cisco
26 61 (11.94%) MS Office
26 61 (11.94%) XenApp
27 60 (11.74%) Data Centre

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
1 106 (20.74%) MS Exchange
2 59 (11.55%) SharePoint
3 54 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (7.44%) IIS
5 28 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (3.91%) Skype for Business
7 19 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.76%) Live Communications Server
9 9 (1.76%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.76%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.57%) Oracle Application Server
11 7 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.17%) iPlanet
13 4 (0.78%) Apache
13 4 (0.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 76 (14.87%) MS Excel
2 61 (11.94%) MS Office
3 8 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.37%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.59%) MS Project
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.39%) InDesign
6 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.39%) Sage X3
2 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.50%) Office 365
2 7 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.37%) IaaS
2 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.98%) SaaS
4 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.78%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.59%) PaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 89 (17.42%) DNS
2 86 (16.83%) SAN
3 74 (14.48%) DHCP
4 54 (10.57%) Firewall
5 45 (8.81%) WAN
6 44 (8.61%) LAN
7 25 (4.89%) TCP/IP
8 17 (3.33%) VPN
9 14 (2.74%) Internet
9 14 (2.74%) iSCSI
10 12 (2.35%) MPLS
10 12 (2.35%) Unified Communications
10 12 (2.35%) Wireless
11 9 (1.76%) VoIP
12 8 (1.57%) NAS
13 7 (1.37%) NetScaler
13 7 (1.37%) Skype
14 6 (1.17%) BIG-IP
14 6 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (23.87%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (6.65%) Oracle Database
4 27 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (3.13%) DB2
8 13 (2.54%) MS Access
9 8 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.17%) Big Data
11 6 (1.17%) SQLPlus
12 5 (0.98%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.78%) MySQL
13 4 (0.78%) QlikView
14 3 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.59%) InterSystems Cache
14 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.35%) Subversion
4 10 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.76%) MSI
6 8 (1.57%) TortoiseSVN
7 7 (1.37%) Selenium
8 6 (1.17%) Ant
8 6 (1.17%) Gradle
8 6 (1.17%) Maven
9 4 (0.78%) Bower
9 4 (0.78%) FxCop
9 4 (0.78%) Grunt
9 4 (0.78%) JSHint
9 4 (0.78%) Moq
9 4 (0.78%) NDepend
9 4 (0.78%) NUnit
9 4 (0.78%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.78%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.78%) StyleCop
General
1 45 (8.81%) Finance
2 17 (3.33%) Military
3 12 (2.35%) Back Office
4 10 (1.96%) Banking
5 7 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.98%) Multimedia
7 4 (0.78%) Advertising
7 4 (0.78%) Marketing
8 3 (0.59%) Legal
8 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.39%) Electronics
9 2 (0.39%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (16.83%) Support Engineer
2 65 (12.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 62 (12.13%) Analyst
4 54 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 47 (9.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 47 (9.20%) Windows Engineer
6 34 (6.65%) Server Engineer
7 30 (5.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 29 (5.68%) Consultant
9 28 (5.48%) Wintel Engineer
10 26 (5.09%) Support Analyst
11 24 (4.70%) Architect
11 24 (4.70%) Windows Support Engineer
12 23 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
13 21 (4.11%) Developer
14 20 (3.91%) Infrastructure Support
14 20 (3.91%) Server Support
15 19 (3.72%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (3.72%) Administrator
16 18 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.28%) .NET
2 18 (3.52%) CSS
3 12 (2.35%) HTML
3 12 (2.35%) XML
4 11 (2.15%) Web Services
5 10 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.76%) jQuery
6 9 (1.76%) XSLT
7 6 (1.17%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.17%) J2EE
8 5 (0.98%) Ajax
8 5 (0.98%) JSP
8 5 (0.98%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.98%) XSL
9 4 (0.78%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (0.78%) HTML5
9 4 (0.78%) Node.js
9 4 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.74%) Data Centre
2 42 (8.22%) Clustering
3 19 (3.72%) iSeries
4 16 (3.13%) Statistics
5 15 (2.94%) AS400
6 14 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.74%) PKI
7 13 (2.54%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.35%) Fat Client
8 12 (2.35%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.96%) Replication
10 9 (1.76%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.76%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (0.98%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.78%) BYOD
13 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.78%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.78%) Wiki
14 3 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 511 (100.00%) Windows
2 350 (68.49%) Windows Server
3 314 (61.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 198 (38.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 125 (24.46%) Linux
6 106 (20.74%) Windows 7
7 50 (9.78%) Unix
8 37 (7.24%) Windows XP
9 32 (6.26%) Windows 8
10 29 (5.68%) Windows 10
11 27 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (3.33%) AIX
13 15 (2.94%) Solaris
14 12 (2.35%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.57%) CentOS
16 6 (1.17%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.59%) HPUX
18 3 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (24.85%) ITIL
2 51 (9.98%) Migration
3 38 (7.44%) Change Management
4 35 (6.85%) Incident Management
4 35 (6.85%) Service Management
5 29 (5.68%) Problem Management
6 25 (4.89%) ITIL V3
7 23 (4.50%) Project Management
8 21 (4.11%) Configuration Management
9 19 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (3.52%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
11 17 (3.33%) Virtual Environments
12 16 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
13 15 (2.94%) Information Security
14 14 (2.74%) ITSM
15 12 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (2.35%) CRM
16 11 (2.15%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (2.15%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (30.92%) SQL
2 124 (24.27%) PowerShell
3 43 (8.41%) VBScript
4 33 (6.46%) VB
5 22 (4.31%) C#
6 18 (3.52%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.94%) Perl
8 13 (2.54%) C
8 13 (2.54%) Java
8 13 (2.54%) Python
9 9 (1.76%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.57%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.37%) Tcl
11 7 (1.37%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.17%) PHP
12 6 (1.17%) Ruby
13 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.59%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 182 (35.62%) Security Cleared
2 111 (21.72%) SC Cleared
3 58 (11.35%) DV Cleared
4 44 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (5.48%) MCSE
6 16 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (2.94%) MCSA
8 9 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.76%) Degree
8 9 (1.76%) ISTQB
8 9 (1.76%) MCP
9 8 (1.57%) CCNA
9 8 (1.57%) ISEB
9 8 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.17%) CISSP
11 5 (0.98%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.98%) MCITP
12 4 (0.78%) CCNP
12 4 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.02%) SLA
2 11 (2.15%) JSP 440
3 7 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.78%) GPG13
5 4 (0.78%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.39%) RMADS
7 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 333 (65.17%) Active Directory
2 150 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (13.50%) Hyper-V
4 61 (11.94%) XenApp
5 57 (11.15%) vSphere
6 49 (9.59%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (5.09%) VMware ESX
7 26 (5.09%) XenDesktop
8 23 (4.50%) XenServer
9 22 (4.31%) Terminal Services
10 21 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.76%) NFS
12 7 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.78%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.39%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.39%) Docker
15 2 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 89 (17.42%) SCCM
2 43 (8.41%) SCOM
3 34 (6.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 30 (5.87%) NetBackup
5 22 (4.31%) Netcool
6 18 (3.52%) Tivoli
6 18 (3.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 13 (2.54%) WSUS
8 11 (2.15%) Failover Clustering
8 11 (2.15%) Simpana
9 10 (1.96%) Backup Exec
9 10 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
9 10 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (1.96%) Puppet
9 10 (1.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 9 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (1.57%) Ansible
11 8 (1.57%) Unicenter
12 7 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 266 (52.05%) VMware
2 232 (45.40%) Microsoft
3 141 (27.59%) Citrix
4 98 (19.18%) HP
5 73 (14.29%) Oracle
6 68 (13.31%) Cisco
7 38 (7.44%) Red Hat
8 34 (6.65%) EMC
9 28 (5.48%) IBM
10 25 (4.89%) Intel Security
11 22 (4.31%) Veritas
12 21 (4.11%) Remedy
13 17 (3.33%) NetApp
14 15 (2.94%) Symantec
15 14 (2.74%) CommVault
15 14 (2.74%) F5
16 12 (2.35%) Splunk
17 11 (2.15%) Dell
17 11 (2.15%) SolarWinds
18 10 (1.96%) Lumension
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