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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 378 424 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.14% 4.75% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.37% 18.97% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 243 217
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £190 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 41 43
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.58%
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
2309 2235 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.27% 25.04% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1078 1035
Average daily rate £363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 213 276
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 -4 113 £363 +11.53% 19
Berkshire -14 61 £338 -3.57% 20
Surrey +2 53 £363 +11.53% 26
Buckinghamshire +8 47 £338 +77.63% 7
West Sussex -9 38 £343 +55.68% 5
East Sussex +2 23 £328 +181.72% 3
Oxfordshire -18 20 £373 +73.25% 4
Kent -19 12 £338 -3.57% 3
Middlesex +13 7 £213 -40.35% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 818 (100.00%) Windows
2 490 (59.90%) Active Directory
3 427 (52.20%) VMware
4 369 (45.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 368 (44.99%) Microsoft
6 348 (42.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 241 (29.46%) Security Cleared
8 231 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 228 (27.87%) MS Exchange
10 199 (24.33%) SQL
11 189 (23.11%) Windows 7
12 174 (21.27%) SCCM
13 171 (20.90%) ITIL
14 166 (20.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 154 (18.83%) PowerShell
16 151 (18.46%) SC Cleared
17 145 (17.73%) SQL Server
18 136 (16.63%) DNS
18 136 (16.63%) HP
19 134 (16.38%) Citrix
20 119 (14.55%) MS Excel
20 119 (14.55%) vSphere
21 117 (14.30%) SAN
22 113 (13.81%) Hyper-V
23 104 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
24 103 (12.59%) Migration
25 99 (12.10%) Firewall
26 98 (11.98%) Cisco
27 89 (10.88%) IIS
28 87 (10.64%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 228 (27.87%) MS Exchange
2 166 (20.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (10.88%) IIS
4 86 (10.51%) SharePoint
5 79 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 62 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 42 (5.13%) Lync
9 15 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.49%) MediaWiki
15 3 (0.37%) TPMS
15 3 (0.37%) WordPress
15 3 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.24%) Documentum
Applications
1 119 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 67 (8.19%) MS Office
3 20 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.96%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.24%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.99%) Office 365
2 39 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.83%) IaaS
4 13 (1.59%) PaaS
5 11 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.10%) SaaS
7 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.37%) Yammer
9 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 136 (16.63%) DNS
2 117 (14.30%) SAN
3 99 (12.10%) Firewall
4 87 (10.64%) DHCP
5 68 (8.31%) LAN
6 67 (8.19%) TCP/IP
7 59 (7.21%) WAN
8 31 (3.79%) NAS
9 28 (3.42%) VPN
10 18 (2.20%) VLAN
10 18 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (2.08%) Internet
12 16 (1.96%) Wireless
12 16 (1.96%) VoIP
13 11 (1.34%) SSL
13 11 (1.34%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.10%) Network Security
14 9 (1.10%) MPLS
15 8 (0.98%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 59 (7.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (4.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (2.81%) Oracle Database
6 19 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.34%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.34%) MySQL
10 8 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.61%) SSDT
13 4 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (2.32%) Visual Studio
3 15 (1.83%) MSI
4 10 (1.22%) MSBuild
5 8 (0.98%) Subversion
6 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.61%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.61%) WinDbg
7 5 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.49%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.37%) Hudson
9 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.24%) NUnit
10 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.24%) WinRunner
10 2 (0.24%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.24%) HP UFT
General
1 55 (6.72%) Finance
2 16 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 8 (0.98%) Manufacturing
3 8 (0.98%) Back Office
4 6 (0.73%) Legal
4 6 (0.73%) Military
5 5 (0.61%) Banking
5 5 (0.61%) Retail
5 5 (0.61%) Online Betting
6 2 (0.24%) Publishing
6 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.24%) Front Office
7 1 (0.12%) Automotive
7 1 (0.12%) Advertising
7 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 98 (11.98%) Analyst
2 97 (11.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 82 (10.02%) Support Engineer
4 69 (8.44%) 3rd Line Support
5 62 (7.58%) Server Engineer
6 58 (7.09%) Support Analyst
7 49 (5.99%) Administrator
7 49 (5.99%) Wintel Engineer
8 48 (5.87%) Architect
9 42 (5.13%) Consultant
10 33 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
11 31 (3.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 30 (3.67%) IT Support
13 29 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 28 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
15 27 (3.30%) Developer
16 26 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
17 23 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
18 20 (2.44%) Author
18 20 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.38%) .NET
2 21 (2.57%) HTML
3 19 (2.32%) ASP.NET
4 17 (2.08%) XML
4 17 (2.08%) .NET Framework
5 16 (1.96%) Application Packaging
6 9 (1.10%) MDX
7 8 (0.98%) jQuery
8 6 (0.73%) Ajax
8 6 (0.73%) Web Services
9 5 (0.61%) X-Windows
9 5 (0.61%) Entity Framework
10 4 (0.49%) WCF
10 4 (0.49%) CSS
11 3 (0.37%) XML-RPC
11 3 (0.37%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.24%) Middleware
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Identity Foundation
12 2 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.24%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.68%) Clustering
1 71 (8.68%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.57%) Client/Server
4 17 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.96%) PKI
6 12 (1.47%) EqualLogic
7 9 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.10%) NHS
7 9 (1.10%) Data Structures
8 8 (0.98%) Thin Client
8 8 (0.98%) Blackberry
8 8 (0.98%) Replication
8 8 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 8 (0.98%) User Experience
9 7 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.73%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.73%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.61%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 818 (100.00%) Windows
2 369 (45.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 348 (42.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 189 (23.11%) Windows 7
5 61 (7.46%) Linux
6 59 (7.21%) Windows XP
7 51 (6.23%) UNIX
8 44 (5.38%) Windows 8
9 24 (2.93%) Windows Vista
10 20 (2.44%) Windows 2000
11 14 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.34%) HPUX
13 10 (1.22%) CentOS
14 9 (1.10%) Solaris
15 7 (0.86%) AIX
15 7 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.86%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.73%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (20.90%) ITIL
2 103 (12.59%) Migration
3 60 (7.33%) Configuration Management
4 39 (4.77%) Change Management
5 31 (3.79%) Problem Management
5 31 (3.79%) Performance Monitoring
6 30 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (3.30%) Service Management
8 25 (3.06%) Incident Management
9 23 (2.81%) Time Management
10 22 (2.69%) CRM
11 21 (2.57%) Server Building
12 20 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (2.32%) SDLC
13 19 (2.32%) Test Scripting
14 16 (1.96%) Service Delivery
14 16 (1.96%) Patch Management
14 16 (1.96%) ITIL V3
15 15 (1.83%) High Availability
15 15 (1.83%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 199 (24.33%) SQL
2 154 (18.83%) PowerShell
3 69 (8.44%) VBScript
4 31 (3.79%) VB
5 24 (2.93%) C#
6 19 (2.32%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.47%) Perl
9 9 (1.10%) X++
10 8 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.98%) C++
10 8 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.86%) Java
12 6 (0.73%) C
13 5 (0.61%) C++/CLI
13 5 (0.61%) Python
14 4 (0.49%) Korn
15 3 (0.37%) VBA
16 1 (0.12%) Groovy
16 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 241 (29.46%) Security Cleared
2 151 (18.46%) SC Cleared
3 104 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 80 (9.78%) DV Cleared
5 77 (9.41%) MCSE
6 33 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (4.03%) MCITP
7 29 (3.55%) MCSA
8 28 (3.42%) MCP
9 25 (3.06%) CCNA
10 22 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (2.57%) Degree
12 14 (1.71%) MCTS
13 13 (1.59%) ISTQB
14 10 (1.22%) CCNP
14 10 (1.22%) ISEB
15 9 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (0.86%) CCA
16 7 (0.86%) VCP4
17 5 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.79%) SLA
2 8 (0.98%) QA
3 4 (0.49%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 490 (59.90%) Active Directory
2 231 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (14.55%) vSphere
4 113 (13.81%) Hyper-V
5 63 (7.70%) XenApp
6 62 (7.58%) VMware ESX
7 36 (4.40%) XenDesktop
8 32 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (2.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (2.20%) ISA Server
11 17 (2.08%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.71%) Forefront TMG
12 14 (1.71%) DFS Replication
13 13 (1.59%) vCloud
14 11 (1.34%) UAG
15 9 (1.10%) NFS
16 6 (0.73%) XenServer
17 5 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.61%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 174 (21.27%) SCCM
2 61 (7.46%) SCOM
3 39 (4.77%) WSUS
4 28 (3.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 18 (2.20%) vMotion
6 15 (1.83%) HP Data Protector
7 14 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (1.71%) AirWatch
8 11 (1.34%) ARCserve
8 11 (1.34%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 9 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.98%) Nagios
11 8 (0.98%) Backup Exec
11 8 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.98%) OVSD
11 8 (0.98%) SCSM
11 8 (0.98%) XenMobile
11 8 (0.98%) HP SIM
12 7 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 427 (52.20%) VMware
2 368 (44.99%) Microsoft
3 136 (16.63%) HP
4 134 (16.38%) Citrix
5 98 (11.98%) Cisco
6 60 (7.33%) Oracle
7 48 (5.87%) McAfee
8 39 (4.77%) Dell
8 39 (4.77%) EMC
9 27 (3.30%) NetApp
10 26 (3.18%) 3PAR
11 21 (2.57%) SolarWinds
12 20 (2.44%) IBM
13 19 (2.32%) Lumension
14 18 (2.20%) Intel
15 17 (2.08%) Symantec
16 16 (1.96%) Remedy
17 12 (1.47%) CheckPoint
18 11 (1.34%) Red Hat
19 10 (1.22%) F5
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Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £150 - £180 per day
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Buckinghamshire
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Wokingham
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Oxfordshire
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Hampshire
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