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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 82 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 237 353 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.59% 3.78% 4.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.69% 15.14% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 188 201
Median daily rate £350 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 37
Median hourly rate £18.13 £20.59 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.98% +28.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £15.25 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £40.00 £28.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.48 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +8.70%
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
2216 2331 2271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.23% 24.94% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1293 1205 1118
Median daily rate £385 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 224 223
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -16 86 £355 -1.38% 14
Surrey -5 46 £388 - 7
Berkshire -24 40 £375 -3.16% 14
West Sussex -44 24 £350 +7.69% 8
Oxfordshire -4 15 £345 +32.69% 7
Buckinghamshire -2 13 £400 +5.96% 6
Kent -16 10 £315 +23.52% 1
East Sussex -11 2 £331 +10.41% 3
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 547 (100.00%) Windows
2 375 (68.56%) Windows Server
3 352 (64.35%) Active Directory
4 319 (58.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 287 (52.47%) VMware
6 248 (45.34%) Microsoft
7 204 (37.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 165 (30.16%) Security Cleared
9 159 (29.07%) Citrix
10 154 (28.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 152 (27.79%) SQL
12 143 (26.14%) Linux
13 123 (22.49%) MS Exchange
14 120 (21.94%) SQL Server
15 119 (21.76%) ITIL
15 119 (21.76%) PowerShell
16 116 (21.21%) Windows 7
17 105 (19.20%) SC Cleared
18 93 (17.00%) SCCM
19 90 (16.45%) HP
20 87 (15.90%) DNS
20 87 (15.90%) SAN
21 85 (15.54%) Cisco
22 84 (15.36%) Hyper-V
23 78 (14.26%) MS Excel
24 75 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2010
25 72 (13.16%) Data Centre
26 70 (12.80%) DHCP
27 69 (12.61%) XenApp
28 67 (12.25%) Firewall

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 (22.49%) MS Exchange
2 75 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (10.24%) SharePoint
4 41 (7.50%) IIS
5 32 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 31 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.74%) Skype for Business
9 11 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.65%) Live Communications Server
11 9 (1.65%) OpenStack
12 7 (1.28%) CMS
12 7 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.73%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.73%) Node.js
14 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 78 (14.26%) MS Excel
2 60 (10.97%) MS Office
3 16 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.74%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.55%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.67%) Office 365
2 10 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.46%) IaaS
4 6 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.91%) SaaS
6 4 (0.73%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.73%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.55%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (0.55%) PaaS
8 2 (0.37%) 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 87 (15.90%) DNS
1 87 (15.90%) SAN
2 70 (12.80%) DHCP
3 67 (12.25%) Firewall
4 48 (8.78%) LAN
5 47 (8.59%) WAN
6 34 (6.22%) TCP/IP
7 27 (4.94%) VPN
8 14 (2.56%) Internet
9 12 (2.19%) Wireless
10 10 (1.83%) VLAN
11 8 (1.46%) iSCSI
11 8 (1.46%) MPLS
11 8 (1.46%) VoIP
12 7 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.10%) NAS
13 6 (1.10%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.73%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (4.39%) DB2
5 23 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (3.84%) Oracle Database
7 15 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (1.65%) MS Access
10 8 (1.46%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.28%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.10%) Big Data
12 6 (1.10%) MySQL
13 5 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (0.73%) QlikView
14 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.55%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 13 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.19%) MSI
3 11 (2.01%) Subversion
3 11 (2.01%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.28%) Selenium
6 6 (1.10%) Ant
6 6 (1.10%) Gradle
6 6 (1.10%) Maven
6 6 (1.10%) TortoiseSVN
7 5 (0.91%) Moq
7 5 (0.91%) NUnit
7 5 (0.91%) StarTeam
7 5 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.73%) Bower
8 4 (0.73%) Grunt
8 4 (0.73%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.73%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 47 (8.59%) Finance
2 18 (3.29%) Back Office
3 16 (2.93%) Military
4 12 (2.19%) Banking
5 8 (1.46%) Marketing
5 8 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.55%) Billing
6 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.55%) Legal
6 3 (0.55%) Local Government
6 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.55%) Publishing
7 2 (0.37%) Electronics
7 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.37%) Retail
8 1 (0.18%) Advertising
8 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 95 (17.37%) Support Engineer
2 69 (12.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 63 (11.52%) Analyst
4 53 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 46 (8.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 40 (7.31%) Windows Engineer
7 33 (6.03%) Server Engineer
8 30 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 30 (5.48%) Developer
9 28 (5.12%) Wintel Engineer
10 27 (4.94%) Support Analyst
11 25 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 25 (4.57%) Administrator
12 23 (4.20%) Server Support
13 22 (4.02%) Windows Support Engineer
14 21 (3.84%) Integration Engineer
15 20 (3.66%) Citrix Specialist
15 20 (3.66%) Consultant
15 20 (3.66%) VMware Specialist
16 19 (3.47%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.85%) .NET
2 17 (3.11%) jQuery
3 15 (2.74%) ASP.NET
3 15 (2.74%) CSS
3 15 (2.74%) HTML
4 11 (2.01%) .NET Framework
4 11 (2.01%) HTML5
5 10 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (1.46%) Web Services
7 7 (1.28%) CSS3
8 5 (0.91%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (0.91%) Silverlight
9 4 (0.73%) Ajax
9 4 (0.73%) Apache Thrift
9 4 (0.73%) Middleware
9 4 (0.73%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.55%) ELK Stack
10 3 (0.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.40%) Clustering
3 29 (5.30%) iSeries
4 24 (4.39%) AS400
5 19 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.93%) PKI
7 13 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.38%) Blackberry
7 13 (2.38%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.38%) Thin Client
8 12 (2.19%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.46%) Statistics
10 6 (1.10%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.91%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.91%) Replication
11 5 (0.91%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.73%) BYOD
12 4 (0.73%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 547 (100.00%) Windows
2 375 (68.56%) Windows Server
3 319 (58.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 204 (37.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 143 (26.14%) Linux
6 116 (21.21%) Windows 7
7 49 (8.96%) Unix
8 38 (6.95%) Windows XP
9 33 (6.03%) Windows 8
10 32 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (5.67%) Windows 10
12 14 (2.56%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.65%) CentOS
14 8 (1.46%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.10%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.91%) AIX
16 5 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.73%) Debian
17 4 (0.73%) HPUX
18 3 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (21.76%) ITIL
2 64 (11.70%) Change Management
3 45 (8.23%) Incident Management
4 39 (7.13%) Migration
5 35 (6.40%) Service Management
6 29 (5.30%) Problem Management
7 25 (4.57%) Configuration Management
8 23 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (4.20%) Project Management
9 21 (3.84%) Infrastructure Management
9 21 (3.84%) Service Delivery
10 20 (3.66%) ITIL V3
11 16 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (2.74%) SDLC
13 14 (2.56%) Integration Testing
13 14 (2.56%) Web Development
14 13 (2.38%) CRM
15 12 (2.19%) Capacity Management
16 11 (2.01%) Information Security
16 11 (2.01%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 152 (27.79%) SQL
2 119 (21.76%) PowerShell
3 41 (7.50%) VBScript
4 32 (5.85%) VB
5 23 (4.20%) C#
6 21 (3.84%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.74%) Python
8 14 (2.56%) Perl
9 13 (2.38%) C
10 11 (2.01%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.28%) Java
11 7 (1.28%) Tcl
12 6 (1.10%) Ruby
13 5 (0.91%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.73%) PHP
15 3 (0.55%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.18%) PHP 5
16 1 (0.18%) R
16 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 165 (30.16%) Security Cleared
2 105 (19.20%) SC Cleared
3 50 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (8.41%) DV Cleared
5 40 (7.31%) MCSE
6 20 (3.66%) MCSA
7 18 (3.29%) MCP
7 18 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.01%) CCNA
10 9 (1.65%) ISTQB
11 8 (1.46%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.46%) Degree
11 8 (1.46%) ISEB
11 8 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (1.10%) RHCSA
13 5 (0.91%) CCA
13 5 (0.91%) CISSP
13 5 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.73%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.68%) SLA
2 7 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.73%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.55%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.37%) GPG13
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.37%) RMADS
7 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 352 (64.35%) Active Directory
2 154 (28.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (15.36%) Hyper-V
4 69 (12.61%) XenApp
5 65 (11.88%) vSphere
6 42 (7.68%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (5.67%) VMware ESX
7 31 (5.67%) XenDesktop
8 25 (4.57%) XenServer
9 20 (3.66%) Terminal Services
10 12 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.83%) vCloud
12 8 (1.46%) NFS
13 7 (1.28%) ISA Server
14 6 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.10%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.73%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.37%) Docker
17 2 (0.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 93 (17.00%) SCCM
2 40 (7.31%) SCOM
3 29 (5.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 29 (5.30%) Tivoli
4 21 (3.84%) NetBackup
5 19 (3.47%) WSUS
6 17 (3.11%) Netcool
7 15 (2.74%) Simpana
8 12 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (2.19%) Puppet
8 12 (2.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (2.01%) Backup Exec
9 11 (2.01%) Nagios
10 10 (1.83%) SCVMM
11 9 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (1.46%) Unicenter
12 8 (1.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 7 (1.28%) Ansible
13 7 (1.28%) OVSD
13 7 (1.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 287 (52.47%) VMware
2 248 (45.34%) Microsoft
3 159 (29.07%) Citrix
4 90 (16.45%) HP
5 85 (15.54%) Cisco
6 63 (11.52%) Oracle
7 42 (7.68%) IBM
8 33 (6.03%) Red Hat
9 26 (4.75%) EMC
10 23 (4.20%) Intel Security
11 21 (3.84%) CommVault
11 21 (3.84%) NetApp
12 20 (3.66%) Remedy
13 14 (2.56%) Dell Compellent
14 13 (2.38%) Dell
14 13 (2.38%) Lumension
15 12 (2.19%) Symantec
15 12 (2.19%) Veritas
16 11 (2.01%) Splunk
17 10 (1.83%) SolarWinds
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