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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 64 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 292 415 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.03% 4.17% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.32% 16.61% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 218 191
Median daily rate £323 £349 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £232 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 44
Median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.79 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £40.00 £27.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
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
2371 2498 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.59% 25.10% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1276 1180
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 229 239
Median hourly rate £18.75 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.44% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -10 110 £338 -6.25% 16
Surrey +5 61 £375 -1.63% 10
Berkshire -2 56 £251 -28.21% 15
West Sussex -48 23 £350 +2.18% 5
Kent -14 13 £308 +20.58% 4
Oxfordshire -14 13 £345 +15.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 11 £325 -17.72% 3
East Sussex -12 2 £250 -16.66% 2
Sussex +1 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 564 (100.00%) Windows
2 389 (68.97%) Windows Server
3 346 (61.35%) Active Directory
4 326 (57.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 303 (53.72%) VMware
6 251 (44.50%) Microsoft
7 210 (37.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 170 (30.14%) Citrix
9 155 (27.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 152 (26.95%) Security Cleared
11 150 (26.60%) SQL
12 138 (24.47%) Linux
13 123 (21.81%) MS Exchange
13 123 (21.81%) PowerShell
14 119 (21.10%) ITIL
15 115 (20.39%) SQL Server
16 112 (19.86%) Windows 7
17 102 (18.09%) SC Cleared
18 89 (15.78%) DNS
18 89 (15.78%) SAN
19 87 (15.43%) Cisco
19 87 (15.43%) SCCM
20 86 (15.25%) HP
20 86 (15.25%) Hyper-V
21 81 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2010
22 77 (13.65%) MS Excel
23 74 (13.12%) Change Management
23 74 (13.12%) vSphere
24 72 (12.77%) Data Centre
24 72 (12.77%) DHCP

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
1 123 (21.81%) MS Exchange
2 81 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (10.64%) SharePoint
4 45 (7.98%) IIS
5 33 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (3.55%) Skype for Business
9 15 (2.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.77%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.24%) CMS
12 7 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.89%) Live Communications Server
13 5 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.53%) Apache
15 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 77 (13.65%) MS Excel
2 55 (9.75%) MS Office
3 20 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 19 (3.37%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.53%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Line 500
3 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.85%) Office 365
2 11 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.42%) IaaS
4 7 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.89%) SaaS
6 4 (0.71%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.71%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.53%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (0.53%) PaaS
8 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.18%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 89 (15.78%) DNS
1 89 (15.78%) SAN
2 72 (12.77%) DHCP
3 71 (12.59%) Firewall
4 48 (8.51%) LAN
5 46 (8.16%) WAN
6 40 (7.09%) TCP/IP
7 27 (4.79%) VPN
8 15 (2.66%) Internet
9 12 (2.13%) Wireless
10 11 (1.95%) NetScaler
10 11 (1.95%) VLAN
11 9 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.42%) VoIP
12 8 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (1.06%) MPLS
14 6 (1.06%) SNMP
14 6 (1.06%) SSL
15 5 (0.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 50 (8.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (4.96%) DB2
4 25 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (2.84%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.42%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.42%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.06%) Big Data
11 5 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
11 5 (0.89%) MySQL
11 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.71%) MS Access
12 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.71%) QlikView
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (2.66%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.95%) MSI
4 10 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.42%) Selenium
6 7 (1.24%) Moq
6 7 (1.24%) NUnit
7 6 (1.06%) Ant
7 6 (1.06%) Gradle
7 6 (1.06%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.06%) Maven
7 6 (1.06%) Subversion
7 6 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (0.89%) CruiseControl
8 5 (0.89%) MSBuild
8 5 (0.89%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.53%) Bower
9 3 (0.53%) Grunt
9 3 (0.53%) StarTeam
General
1 49 (8.69%) Finance
2 18 (3.19%) Military
3 17 (3.01%) Back Office
4 13 (2.30%) Banking
5 9 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.42%) Marketing
7 3 (0.53%) Billing
7 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.53%) Legal
7 3 (0.53%) Local Government
7 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.53%) Publishing
8 2 (0.35%) Electronics
8 2 (0.35%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.35%) Retail
9 1 (0.18%) Advertising
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 94 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 65 (11.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 64 (11.35%) Analyst
4 53 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 43 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 40 (7.09%) Windows Engineer
7 35 (6.21%) Wintel Engineer
8 34 (6.03%) Server Engineer
9 32 (5.67%) Developer
10 27 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 27 (4.79%) Support Analyst
11 25 (4.43%) Administrator
12 24 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
13 23 (4.08%) Citrix Specialist
13 23 (4.08%) Linux Operator
13 23 (4.08%) Linux Specialist
13 23 (4.08%) VMware Specialist
14 22 (3.90%) Server Support
15 21 (3.72%) Consultant
15 21 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.38%) .NET
2 21 (3.72%) jQuery
3 19 (3.37%) ASP.NET
4 17 (3.01%) CSS
4 17 (3.01%) HTML
5 13 (2.30%) .NET Framework
5 13 (2.30%) HTML5
6 12 (2.13%) Web Services
7 10 (1.77%) CSS3
8 9 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (1.24%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (1.06%) Ajax
11 5 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (0.89%) Entity Framework
11 5 (0.89%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (0.89%) OpenID
11 5 (0.89%) SAML
11 5 (0.89%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.85%) Clustering
3 32 (5.67%) iSeries
4 28 (4.96%) AS400
5 21 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.84%) PKI
8 12 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.13%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.60%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.60%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.89%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.71%) Contactless
11 4 (0.71%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.71%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.71%) Replication
11 4 (0.71%) Statistics
11 4 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 564 (100.00%) Windows
2 389 (68.97%) Windows Server
3 326 (57.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 210 (37.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 138 (24.47%) Linux
6 112 (19.86%) Windows 7
7 50 (8.87%) Unix
8 36 (6.38%) Windows XP
9 35 (6.21%) Windows 8
10 26 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (4.26%) Windows 10
12 13 (2.30%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.24%) CentOS
14 6 (1.06%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.06%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.89%) AIX
15 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.71%) Debian
16 4 (0.71%) HPUX
17 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (21.10%) ITIL
2 74 (13.12%) Change Management
3 49 (8.69%) Incident Management
4 36 (6.38%) Migration
5 32 (5.67%) Service Management
6 26 (4.61%) Configuration Management
6 26 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
8 23 (4.08%) Problem Management
9 21 (3.72%) Project Management
9 21 (3.72%) Service Delivery
10 20 (3.55%) ITIL V3
11 19 (3.37%) SDLC
12 18 (3.19%) Integration Testing
12 18 (3.19%) Web Development
13 17 (3.01%) CRM
14 15 (2.66%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (2.48%) DevOps
16 11 (1.95%) Change Control
16 11 (1.95%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 150 (26.60%) SQL
2 123 (21.81%) PowerShell
3 38 (6.74%) VBScript
4 27 (4.79%) VB
5 25 (4.43%) JavaScript
6 23 (4.08%) C#
7 14 (2.48%) Perl
7 14 (2.48%) Python
8 12 (2.13%) C
8 12 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.24%) Java
9 7 (1.24%) Tcl
10 6 (1.06%) PHP
10 6 (1.06%) Ruby
11 5 (0.89%) TypeScript
11 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.18%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 152 (26.95%) Security Cleared
2 102 (18.09%) SC Cleared
3 57 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (8.16%) MCSE
5 34 (6.03%) DV Cleared
6 24 (4.26%) MCSA
7 22 (3.90%) MCP
8 20 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (2.30%) CCNA
11 9 (1.60%) DBS Check
11 9 (1.60%) ISTQB
12 8 (1.42%) Degree
12 8 (1.42%) ISEB
12 8 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (1.06%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.89%) CCA
14 5 (0.89%) CISSP
14 5 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.71%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.45%) SLA
2 7 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.53%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.53%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.35%) RMADS
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 346 (61.35%) Active Directory
2 155 (27.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (15.25%) Hyper-V
4 74 (13.12%) vSphere
5 67 (11.88%) XenApp
6 43 (7.62%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (6.03%) XenDesktop
8 31 (5.50%) VMware ESX
8 31 (5.50%) XenServer
9 19 (3.37%) Terminal Services
10 14 (2.48%) vCloud
11 11 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (1.42%) ISA Server
13 7 (1.24%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.06%) NFS
15 5 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.71%) BitLocker
17 3 (0.53%) Firmware
17 3 (0.53%) UAG
Systems Management
1 87 (15.43%) SCCM
2 33 (5.85%) SCOM
2 33 (5.85%) Tivoli
3 22 (3.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 21 (3.72%) WSUS
5 18 (3.19%) NetBackup
6 15 (2.66%) Simpana
7 14 (2.48%) Puppet
8 13 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (2.13%) Nagios
10 11 (1.95%) Backup Exec
10 11 (1.95%) Netcool
11 10 (1.77%) SCVMM
11 10 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
12 8 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (1.24%) Ansible
13 7 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 303 (53.72%) VMware
2 251 (44.50%) Microsoft
3 170 (30.14%) Citrix
4 87 (15.43%) Cisco
5 86 (15.25%) HP
6 48 (8.51%) Oracle
7 45 (7.98%) IBM
8 28 (4.96%) Red Hat
9 24 (4.26%) EMC
10 23 (4.08%) CommVault
11 22 (3.90%) Intel Security
12 21 (3.72%) Remedy
13 20 (3.55%) NetApp
14 16 (2.84%) Dell
15 15 (2.66%) Symantec
16 14 (2.48%) Dell Compellent
17 12 (2.13%) Lumension
18 11 (1.95%) Palo Alto
18 11 (1.95%) Splunk
19 9 (1.60%) SolarWinds
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