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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 381 386 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.16% 4.40% 3.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.19% 18.08% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 197 202
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 34
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £27.50 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
2217 2135 2021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.23% 24.36% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1127 1069 919
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 243 254
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.64 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +13 123 £308 -3.90% 26
Berkshire -2 95 £300 -26.38% 28
Surrey -27 37 £235 -23.26% 24
Buckinghamshire -15 31 £175 - 8
Kent +4 30 £400 +10.34% 10
West Sussex +13 26 £225 -35.66% 6
Oxfordshire +2 22 £220 -43.22% 16
East Sussex -2 10 £225 -10.17% 2
Middlesex -1 3 £175 -55.49% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £435 - 1
Thames Valley - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 781 (100.00%) Windows
2 452 (57.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 388 (49.68%) Active Directory
4 365 (46.73%) VMware
5 313 (40.08%) Microsoft
6 248 (31.75%) MS Exchange
7 243 (31.11%) Security Cleared
8 205 (26.25%) Windows 7
9 201 (25.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 185 (23.69%) Citrix
11 176 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
12 170 (21.77%) SC Cleared
13 144 (18.44%) DNS
14 135 (17.29%) ITIL
15 132 (16.90%) MS Excel
16 130 (16.65%) Windows XP
17 129 (16.52%) Microsoft Certification
18 126 (16.13%) HP
19 125 (16.01%) SQL Server
20 119 (15.24%) Cisco
20 119 (15.24%) Exchange Server 2010
21 118 (15.11%) Linux
22 116 (14.85%) SAN
23 113 (14.47%) TCP/IP
24 107 (13.70%) SQL
25 106 (13.57%) UNIX
26 100 (12.80%) MCSE
27 98 (12.55%) Firewall
28 91 (11.65%) IIS
28 91 (11.65%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 248 (31.75%) MS Exchange
2 119 (15.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (11.65%) IIS
4 74 (9.48%) SharePoint
5 65 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 58 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 33 (4.23%) Lync
8 22 (2.82%) Apache
9 20 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.15%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.15%) IBM Notes
13 8 (1.02%) WorkSite
14 7 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.90%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.77%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 132 (16.90%) MS Excel
2 71 (9.09%) MS Office
3 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.26%) MS Project
4 2 (0.26%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 31 (3.97%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.51%) assyst
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.26%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.46%) Office 365
2 14 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.66%) IaaS
4 6 (0.77%) SaaS
5 2 (0.26%) PaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 144 (18.44%) DNS
2 116 (14.85%) SAN
3 113 (14.47%) TCP/IP
4 98 (12.55%) Firewall
5 91 (11.65%) DHCP
6 80 (10.24%) LAN
7 65 (8.32%) WAN
8 43 (5.51%) Internet
9 34 (4.35%) HTTPS
10 33 (4.23%) SSL
11 29 (3.71%) VPN
12 24 (3.07%) HTTP
13 23 (2.94%) Network Security
14 22 (2.82%) NAS
15 21 (2.69%) LDAP
16 20 (2.56%) SMTP
17 18 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (2.18%) VoIP
19 15 (1.92%) VLAN
19 15 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (16.01%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (2.69%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.79%) MySQL
8 10 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.77%) EDMS
11 6 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.64%) SQLPlus
13 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.38%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.18%) QuickTest Pro
1 17 (2.18%) LoadRunner
2 9 (1.15%) MSI
2 9 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.02%) Subversion
4 4 (0.51%) GCC
4 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.26%) Moq
5 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.26%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.26%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.13%) NUnit
General
1 58 (7.43%) Finance
2 18 (2.30%) Advertising
3 14 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.41%) Banking
5 9 (1.15%) Military
6 7 (0.90%) Law
7 5 (0.64%) Back Office
8 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.51%) Publishing
9 3 (0.38%) Retail
9 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Marketing
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (16.13%) Analyst
2 113 (14.47%) Support Engineer
3 87 (11.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 55 (7.04%) Support Analyst
5 44 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 42 (5.38%) Administrator
7 39 (4.99%) Consultant
8 34 (4.35%) Desktop Support
9 33 (4.23%) Server Engineer
10 32 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
11 30 (3.84%) Architect
12 28 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
13 25 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 21 (2.69%) Desktop Engineer
14 21 (2.69%) Service Analyst
14 21 (2.69%) Developer
15 20 (2.56%) IT Support
15 20 (2.56%) Test Analyst
15 20 (2.56%) 1st Line Support
15 20 (2.56%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.58%) .NET
2 44 (5.63%) HTML
3 41 (5.25%) ASP.NET
4 35 (4.48%) JSP
5 17 (2.18%) CSS
6 15 (1.92%) Web Services
7 13 (1.66%) XML
8 12 (1.54%) .NET Framework
9 10 (1.28%) jQuery
10 9 (1.15%) Flash
10 9 (1.15%) Application Packaging
11 7 (0.90%) Ajax
11 7 (0.90%) SOAP
12 6 (0.77%) WCF
13 5 (0.64%) LAMP
13 5 (0.64%) Middleware
13 5 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (0.64%) XSLT
13 5 (0.64%) Classic ASP
13 5 (0.64%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (7.04%) Clustering
3 33 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 30 (3.84%) PKI
5 15 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 14 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.66%) Replication
8 8 (1.02%) HACMP
8 8 (1.02%) CLARiiON
9 7 (0.90%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.90%) User Experience
9 7 (0.90%) iPhone
9 7 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.90%) iPad
10 6 (0.77%) EqualLogic
11 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.51%) CMDB
12 4 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.51%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 781 (100.00%) Windows
2 452 (57.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 205 (26.25%) Windows 7
4 201 (25.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 130 (16.65%) Windows XP
6 118 (15.11%) Linux
7 106 (13.57%) UNIX
8 68 (8.71%) Windows 2000
9 54 (6.91%) Windows 8
10 44 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (4.23%) Windows Vista
12 25 (3.20%) Solaris
13 24 (3.07%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (1.41%) Windows NT
14 11 (1.41%) AIX
15 8 (1.02%) Debian
16 7 (0.90%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.77%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.64%) CentOS
18 5 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (17.29%) ITIL
2 70 (8.96%) Migration
3 42 (5.38%) Change Management
4 35 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (4.23%) Service Management
5 33 (4.23%) Test Scripting
6 29 (3.71%) Software Testing
7 27 (3.46%) Service Delivery
7 27 (3.46%) Configuration Management
8 24 (3.07%) Validation
9 21 (2.69%) Knowledge Management
9 21 (2.69%) Project Management
10 19 (2.43%) Incident Management
10 19 (2.43%) Workflow
10 19 (2.43%) Performance Monitoring
11 17 (2.18%) Performance Testing
11 17 (2.18%) Network Management
12 16 (2.05%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (1.92%) Test Strategy
13 15 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 107 (13.70%) SQL
2 57 (7.30%) PowerShell
3 54 (6.91%) JavaScript
4 35 (4.48%) VBScript
5 29 (3.71%) Java
6 27 (3.46%) C
7 24 (3.07%) VB
8 23 (2.94%) C#
9 14 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.66%) Perl
11 12 (1.54%) Korn
12 10 (1.28%) PHP
13 8 (1.02%) Bourne shell
13 8 (1.02%) C++
14 5 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.64%) PHP5
15 4 (0.51%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.26%) Python
16 2 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 243 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 170 (21.77%) SC Cleared
3 129 (16.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (12.80%) MCSE
5 82 (10.50%) DV Cleared
6 48 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (5.76%) CCNA
8 41 (5.25%) MCP
9 35 (4.48%) ISTQB
10 33 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 31 (3.97%) Degree
12 30 (3.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (3.59%) CCNP
14 24 (3.07%) MCSA
15 22 (2.82%) MCITP
16 21 (2.69%) MCTS
17 9 (1.15%) CCA
17 9 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
18 5 (0.64%) MCDST
18 5 (0.64%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.23%) SLA
2 11 (1.41%) QA
3 6 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 388 (49.68%) Active Directory
2 176 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (11.27%) vSphere
4 71 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 64 (8.19%) XenApp
6 53 (6.79%) VMware ESX
7 47 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (3.97%) Terminal Services
9 22 (2.82%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.66%) ISA Server
11 12 (1.54%) NFS
12 11 (1.41%) Nmap
12 11 (1.41%) UAG
13 10 (1.28%) DFS Replication
14 8 (1.02%) vCloud
14 8 (1.02%) XenServer
14 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.90%) Xen
15 7 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 70 (8.96%) SCCM
2 38 (4.87%) WSUS
3 35 (4.48%) NetBackup
3 35 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
4 33 (4.23%) Backup Exec
5 29 (3.71%) SCOM
6 20 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 17 (2.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (1.66%) ARCserve
8 13 (1.66%) HP SIM
9 12 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
9 12 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (1.41%) Nessus
10 11 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 10 (1.28%) Tivoli
12 9 (1.15%) WMI
12 9 (1.15%) OVSD
12 9 (1.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 365 (46.73%) VMware
2 313 (40.08%) Microsoft
3 185 (23.69%) Citrix
4 126 (16.13%) HP
5 119 (15.24%) Cisco
6 73 (9.35%) Oracle
7 54 (6.91%) Red Hat
8 48 (6.15%) EMC
9 46 (5.89%) Symantec
10 37 (4.74%) NetApp
11 28 (3.59%) IBM
12 26 (3.33%) Dell
13 25 (3.20%) McAfee
14 20 (2.56%) Intel
15 19 (2.43%) Sophos
16 18 (2.30%) Lumension
17 17 (2.18%) CA
17 17 (2.18%) Juniper
18 16 (2.05%) 3PAR
19 15 (1.92%) Altiris
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Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £398.81 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
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Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
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Coal IT Services
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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Rate: From £15,189 to £15,882 per annum
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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