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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 275 378 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.21% 4.07% 4.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.98% 16.65% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 166 146
Average daily rate £325 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £189 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.52 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.09 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
2118 2270 2027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.76% 24.42% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1115 900
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £179 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 185 239
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +21 77 £330 +1.53% 21
Hampshire -19 77 £325 -0.76% 31
Berkshire -5 60 £270 -9.39% 31
East Sussex +23 18 £325 +160.00% 3
West Sussex -14 10 £305 -12.85% 10
Buckinghamshire -32 9 £275 -2.65% 4
Oxfordshire -4 5 £300 -5.51% 4
Middlesex -4 1 £400 +42.34%
Kent -15 1 £325 +30.00% 10
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 560 (100.00%) Windows
2 378 (67.50%) Windows Server
3 308 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 301 (53.75%) VMware
5 281 (50.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 244 (43.57%) Microsoft
7 216 (38.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 152 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 149 (26.61%) Citrix
10 142 (25.36%) SQL
11 139 (24.82%) MS Exchange
12 130 (23.21%) Linux
13 120 (21.43%) SQL Server
14 118 (21.07%) Windows 7
15 115 (20.54%) Security Cleared
16 111 (19.82%) Exchange Server 2010
17 100 (17.86%) ITIL
18 94 (16.79%) PowerShell
19 91 (16.25%) Cisco
20 82 (14.64%) SC Cleared
20 82 (14.64%) Data Centre
21 81 (14.46%) DNS
22 79 (14.11%) Hyper-V
23 75 (13.39%) SCCM
24 74 (13.21%) Firewall
25 72 (12.86%) MS Excel
26 68 (12.14%) Change Management
27 67 (11.96%) vSphere
28 64 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
29 63 (11.25%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 139 (24.82%) MS Exchange
2 111 (19.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (10.89%) IIS
4 48 (8.57%) SharePoint
5 43 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (5.00%) Lync
7 26 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (1.96%) CMS
10 11 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.71%) Node.js
11 4 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.36%) Documentum
13 2 (0.36%) JBoss
14 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 72 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 48 (8.57%) MS Office
3 27 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 27 (4.82%) PaintShop Pro
4 5 (0.89%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Line 500
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.64%) Office 365
2 15 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.71%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.54%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.54%) IaaS
5 3 (0.54%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (14.46%) DNS
2 74 (13.21%) Firewall
3 60 (10.71%) SAN
4 58 (10.36%) DHCP
5 52 (9.29%) WAN
6 51 (9.11%) TCP/IP
7 50 (8.93%) LAN
8 22 (3.93%) VPN
9 21 (3.75%) Wireless
10 18 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (3.04%) VLAN
12 15 (2.68%) Internet
13 13 (2.32%) NetScaler
14 12 (2.14%) SNMP
14 12 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (1.79%) iSCSI
16 10 (1.79%) SSL
17 9 (1.61%) VoIP
17 9 (1.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (5.54%) DB2
4 26 (4.64%) Oracle Database
4 26 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (3.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (2.32%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
10 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.54%) MySQL
12 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.54%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 16 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.61%) Selenium
4 8 (1.43%) Moq
4 8 (1.43%) NUnit
5 7 (1.25%) MSI
5 7 (1.25%) Subversion
6 6 (1.07%) Jasmine
6 6 (1.07%) MSBuild
6 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 5 (0.89%) CruiseControl
7 5 (0.89%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.89%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.71%) Bower
8 4 (0.71%) Grunt
8 4 (0.71%) ReSharper
8 4 (0.71%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.36%) TortoiseSVN
9 2 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 48 (8.57%) Finance
2 18 (3.21%) Back Office
3 15 (2.68%) Military
4 12 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.43%) Banking
5 8 (1.43%) Marketing
6 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.71%) Publishing
6 4 (0.71%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.54%) Billing
7 3 (0.54%) Legal
7 3 (0.54%) Local Government
8 2 (0.36%) Law
8 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.36%) Retail
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Electronics
9 1 (0.18%) French Language
9 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 88 (15.71%) Support Engineer
2 61 (10.89%) Analyst
3 53 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (8.04%) Windows Engineer
5 42 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 39 (6.96%) Architect
7 34 (6.07%) Developer
8 32 (5.71%) Linux Specialist
9 30 (5.36%) Linux Operator
10 28 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 26 (4.64%) Author
11 26 (4.64%) Support Analyst
12 25 (4.46%) Administrator
13 24 (4.29%) Server Support
14 23 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
14 23 (4.11%) Wintel Engineer
15 22 (3.93%) Windows Support Engineer
16 21 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
16 21 (3.75%) Server Engineer
17 20 (3.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.36%) .NET
2 26 (4.64%) jQuery
3 24 (4.29%) HTML
4 23 (4.11%) ASP.NET
5 19 (3.39%) CSS
5 19 (3.39%) HTML5
6 18 (3.21%) .NET Framework
7 15 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 15 (2.68%) Web Services
8 11 (1.96%) CSS3
9 9 (1.61%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.43%) Ajax
10 8 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (0.89%) Breeze.js
12 5 (0.89%) Durandal
12 5 (0.89%) Entity Framework
12 5 (0.89%) OAuth2
12 5 (0.89%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 82 (14.64%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.43%) iSeries
3 31 (5.54%) AS400
4 26 (4.64%) Clustering
5 21 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.32%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.61%) User Experience
9 6 (1.07%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.07%) PKI
9 6 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.89%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.71%) CMDB
11 4 (0.71%) Contactless
11 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.71%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (0.71%) Replication
11 4 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 560 (100.00%) Windows
2 378 (67.50%) Windows Server
3 281 (50.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 216 (38.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 130 (23.21%) Linux
6 118 (21.07%) Windows 7
7 56 (10.00%) Unix
8 40 (7.14%) Windows 8
9 39 (6.96%) Windows XP
10 26 (4.64%) Windows Vista
11 20 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (3.04%) Windows 10
13 12 (2.14%) HPUX
14 7 (1.25%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.07%) CentOS
16 5 (0.89%) Android
16 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.89%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.71%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (17.86%) ITIL
2 68 (12.14%) Change Management
3 50 (8.93%) Incident Management
4 37 (6.61%) Migration
5 29 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (4.64%) Project Management
6 26 (4.64%) SDLC
7 24 (4.29%) Service Management
8 19 (3.39%) CRM
9 18 (3.21%) Configuration Management
9 18 (3.21%) ITIL V3
10 17 (3.04%) Web Development
11 16 (2.86%) Service Delivery
12 15 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (2.68%) Capacity Management
12 15 (2.68%) Integration Testing
13 14 (2.50%) Change Control
13 14 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (2.32%) TOGAF
15 12 (2.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 142 (25.36%) SQL
2 94 (16.79%) PowerShell
3 33 (5.89%) JavaScript
4 28 (5.00%) C#
5 17 (3.04%) VBScript
6 13 (2.32%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.79%) VB
8 9 (1.61%) Java
9 8 (1.43%) Python
10 5 (0.89%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.71%) Perl
11 4 (0.71%) PHP
12 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.54%) C
12 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.18%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 115 (20.54%) Security Cleared
2 82 (14.64%) SC Cleared
3 64 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (8.75%) MCSE
5 27 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (4.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (4.46%) CCNA
7 25 (4.46%) DV Cleared
8 22 (3.93%) MCP
8 22 (3.93%) MCSA
9 11 (1.96%) DBS Check
10 10 (1.79%) MCITP
11 9 (1.61%) Degree
12 6 (1.07%) CCNP
13 5 (0.89%) CCA
13 5 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.71%) HNC
14 4 (0.71%) MCTS
14 4 (0.71%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.71%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.82%) SLA
2 10 (1.79%) QA
3 7 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.36%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 308 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 152 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (14.11%) Hyper-V
4 67 (11.96%) vSphere
5 48 (8.57%) XenApp
6 27 (4.82%) VMware ESX
6 27 (4.82%) XenDesktop
7 26 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (3.75%) XenServer
9 13 (2.32%) ISA Server
9 13 (2.32%) vCloud
10 10 (1.79%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.07%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.89%) NFS
14 3 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.54%) UAG
15 2 (0.36%) Firmware
15 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 75 (13.39%) SCCM
2 34 (6.07%) Tivoli
3 28 (5.00%) WSUS
4 26 (4.64%) SCOM
5 13 (2.32%) Backup Exec
5 13 (2.32%) NetBackup
6 12 (2.14%) EMC NetWorker
6 12 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (1.79%) Nagios
8 10 (1.79%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.43%) Simpana
10 7 (1.25%) Puppet
10 7 (1.25%) Sysprep
11 6 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.07%) OVSD
11 6 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 301 (53.75%) VMware
2 244 (43.57%) Microsoft
3 149 (26.61%) Citrix
4 91 (16.25%) Cisco
5 63 (11.25%) HP
6 52 (9.29%) Oracle
7 39 (6.96%) IBM
8 24 (4.29%) EMC
9 22 (3.93%) Remedy
10 21 (3.75%) NetApp
11 20 (3.57%) Dell
11 20 (3.57%) Red Hat
12 19 (3.39%) Symantec
13 15 (2.68%) McAfee
14 14 (2.50%) CommVault
15 12 (2.14%) Palo Alto
16 10 (1.79%) Intel
17 9 (1.61%) Apple
17 9 (1.61%) Dell Compellent
17 9 (1.61%) Juniper
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