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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 400 370 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.21% 4.03% 4.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.58% 16.93% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 223 196
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £288 £318
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 31
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £20.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
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
2275 2186 2054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.94% 23.82% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 1085 1030
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.61% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 201 250
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 +5 126 £363 +11.53% 17
Berkshire -7 67 £334 +6.80% 16
Buckinghamshire +18 49 £300 +42.85% 16
Surrey -9 45 £325 +8.33% 25
West Sussex -12 32 £350 +59.09% 6
East Sussex +9 28 £330 +169.38% 1
Oxfordshire -14 27 £230 +6.97% 12
Kent -13 16 £363 +3.57% 2
Middlesex - 8 £325 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 809 (100.00%) Windows
2 471 (58.22%) Active Directory
3 443 (54.76%) VMware
4 393 (48.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 371 (45.86%) Microsoft
6 311 (38.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 234 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 229 (28.31%) MS Exchange
9 206 (25.46%) SQL
10 197 (24.35%) Security Cleared
11 178 (22.00%) Windows 7
12 174 (21.51%) ITIL
13 171 (21.14%) SCCM
14 165 (20.40%) PowerShell
15 164 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2010
16 144 (17.80%) SQL Server
17 142 (17.55%) Citrix
18 137 (16.93%) DNS
19 128 (15.82%) HP
19 128 (15.82%) vSphere
20 123 (15.20%) SAN
21 119 (14.71%) MS Excel
21 119 (14.71%) SC Cleared
22 110 (13.60%) Hyper-V
23 109 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
24 107 (13.23%) Firewall
25 105 (12.98%) Cisco
26 100 (12.36%) Migration
27 97 (11.99%) IIS
28 87 (10.75%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 4 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
1 229 (28.31%) MS Exchange
2 164 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 97 (11.99%) IIS
4 85 (10.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 72 (8.90%) SharePoint
6 71 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (5.56%) Lync
8 32 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.49%) MediaWiki
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.37%) TPMS
12 3 (0.37%) WordPress
12 3 (0.37%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.25%) Apache
Applications
1 119 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 62 (7.66%) MS Office
3 21 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.98%) PaintShop Pro
5 5 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.55%) Office 365
2 47 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.47%) IaaS
4 17 (2.10%) PaaS
5 14 (1.73%) SaaS
6 11 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.37%) Yammer
9 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 137 (16.93%) DNS
2 123 (15.20%) SAN
3 107 (13.23%) Firewall
4 87 (10.75%) DHCP
5 79 (9.77%) TCP/IP
6 66 (8.16%) LAN
7 57 (7.05%) WAN
8 35 (4.33%) NAS
9 32 (3.96%) VPN
10 25 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
10 25 (3.09%) VLAN
11 21 (2.60%) Wireless
12 19 (2.35%) Internet
13 18 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (1.73%) VoIP
15 12 (1.48%) WLAN
15 12 (1.48%) SSL
15 12 (1.48%) MPLS
15 12 (1.48%) iSCSI
16 11 (1.36%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (4.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (2.84%) Oracle Database
6 20 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.48%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.24%) MySQL
11 8 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.74%) SSDT
14 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.62%) DB2
14 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.49%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 26 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.72%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.36%) MSBuild
4 9 (1.11%) MSI
4 9 (1.11%) Subversion
5 7 (0.87%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.74%) WinDbg
6 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.62%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.37%) Hudson
8 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.25%) NUnit
9 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.12%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.12%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
General
1 63 (7.79%) Finance
2 16 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.36%) Back Office
4 9 (1.11%) Military
4 9 (1.11%) Online Betting
5 6 (0.74%) Legal
6 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.62%) Banking
7 3 (0.37%) Retail
7 3 (0.37%) Local Government
8 2 (0.25%) French Language
8 2 (0.25%) Publishing
8 2 (0.25%) Law
8 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 117 (14.46%) Analyst
2 103 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 77 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 66 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
5 61 (7.54%) Support Analyst
6 59 (7.29%) Server Engineer
7 55 (6.80%) Architect
8 48 (5.93%) Wintel Engineer
9 45 (5.56%) Consultant
10 42 (5.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 42 (5.19%) Administrator
11 36 (4.45%) Systems Engineer
12 26 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
12 26 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
12 26 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
13 25 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 24 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
15 23 (2.84%) Developer
16 21 (2.60%) IT Support
17 18 (2.22%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.56%) .NET
2 20 (2.47%) HTML
3 18 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 18 (2.22%) XML
4 15 (1.85%) Application Packaging
5 13 (1.61%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.11%) MDX
7 8 (0.99%) jQuery
8 6 (0.74%) WCF
8 6 (0.74%) Web Services
8 6 (0.74%) Ajax
9 5 (0.62%) X-Windows
9 5 (0.62%) Entity Framework
10 4 (0.49%) CSS
11 3 (0.37%) XML-RPC
11 3 (0.37%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.25%) XSD
12 2 (0.25%) COM+
12 2 (0.25%) J2EE
12 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 76 (9.39%) Clustering
2 75 (9.27%) Data Centre
3 35 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.71%) Client/Server
5 18 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.73%) PKI
7 12 (1.48%) EqualLogic
8 11 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.11%) NHS
9 9 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.99%) Thin Client
10 8 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.99%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.87%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.87%) Replication
12 6 (0.74%) iSeries
12 6 (0.74%) EMC VNX
13 5 (0.62%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 809 (100.00%) Windows
2 393 (48.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 311 (38.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 178 (22.00%) Windows 7
5 70 (8.65%) Linux
6 48 (5.93%) UNIX
7 47 (5.81%) Windows XP
8 41 (5.07%) Windows 8
9 19 (2.35%) Windows Vista
10 14 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.48%) HPUX
12 11 (1.36%) Windows 2000
13 10 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.87%) Solaris
15 6 (0.74%) CentOS
16 5 (0.62%) AIX
17 4 (0.49%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.37%) SUSE
18 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (21.51%) ITIL
2 100 (12.36%) Migration
3 55 (6.80%) Configuration Management
4 40 (4.94%) Change Management
5 30 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 29 (3.58%) Incident Management
6 29 (3.58%) Performance Monitoring
7 27 (3.34%) Problem Management
8 22 (2.72%) Service Management
8 22 (2.72%) Server Building
9 21 (2.60%) Time Management
9 21 (2.60%) Load Balancing
10 20 (2.47%) Service Delivery
11 19 (2.35%) SDLC
11 19 (2.35%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (1.98%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (1.98%) High Availability
12 16 (1.98%) Root Cause Analysis
12 16 (1.98%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (1.98%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 206 (25.46%) SQL
2 165 (20.40%) PowerShell
3 60 (7.42%) VBScript
4 27 (3.34%) VB
5 26 (3.21%) C#
6 21 (2.60%) T-SQL
7 20 (2.47%) Perl
8 12 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.24%) C++
10 9 (1.11%) Python
10 9 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.11%) X++
11 8 (0.99%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.99%) C
12 7 (0.87%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.74%) Java
13 6 (0.74%) C++/CLI
14 4 (0.49%) Korn
15 3 (0.37%) VBA
15 3 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 197 (24.35%) Security Cleared
2 119 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 109 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 80 (9.89%) MCSE
5 66 (8.16%) DV Cleared
6 36 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (4.08%) MCITP
8 31 (3.83%) MCSA
9 29 (3.58%) CCNA
10 28 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (2.35%) MCP
12 17 (2.10%) Degree
13 15 (1.85%) MCTS
14 13 (1.61%) CCNP
15 9 (1.11%) ISTQB
15 9 (1.11%) VCP4
16 8 (0.99%) ISEB
16 8 (0.99%) CCA
17 7 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 6 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.46%) SLA
2 7 (0.87%) QA
3 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 471 (58.22%) Active Directory
2 234 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (15.82%) vSphere
4 110 (13.60%) Hyper-V
5 67 (8.28%) VMware ESX
6 64 (7.91%) XenApp
7 37 (4.57%) XenDesktop
8 32 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (1.85%) DFS Replication
10 15 (1.85%) vCloud
11 14 (1.73%) Forefront TMG
11 14 (1.73%) ISA Server
12 11 (1.36%) Terminal Services
13 9 (1.11%) UAG
14 8 (0.99%) NFS
15 6 (0.74%) XenServer
16 5 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.62%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.37%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 171 (21.14%) SCCM
2 59 (7.29%) SCOM
3 38 (4.70%) WSUS
4 24 (2.97%) vMotion
5 17 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 14 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (1.73%) Backup Exec
6 14 (1.73%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (1.48%) HP Data Protector
8 11 (1.36%) AirWatch
9 9 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 9 (1.11%) NetBackup
9 9 (1.11%) ARCserve
10 8 (0.99%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.99%) SCSM
11 7 (0.87%) OVSD
12 6 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 443 (54.76%) VMware
2 371 (45.86%) Microsoft
3 142 (17.55%) Citrix
4 128 (15.82%) HP
5 105 (12.98%) Cisco
6 52 (6.43%) Oracle
7 39 (4.82%) EMC
8 37 (4.57%) Dell
9 35 (4.33%) McAfee
10 26 (3.21%) 3PAR
11 25 (3.09%) IBM
11 25 (3.09%) Intel
12 24 (2.97%) NetApp
13 23 (2.84%) SolarWinds
14 21 (2.60%) Symantec
15 17 (2.10%) CheckPoint
16 16 (1.98%) Red Hat
17 14 (1.73%) Remedy
17 14 (1.73%) F5
18 12 (1.48%) Lumension
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