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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 387 373 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.22% 4.20% 4.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.40% 17.59% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 192 200
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 £178 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 41
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £31.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +10.25%
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
2224 2120 2027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.25% 23.86% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 1071 896
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 £163 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 235 264
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +7 122 £310 -3.12% 23
Berkshire +1 79 £325 -14.47% 23
Surrey -16 47 £300 -5.51% 14
West Sussex +18 38 £225 -35.25% 7
Kent -3 34 £381 +21.03% 2
Buckinghamshire -16 29 £190 - 15
Oxfordshire +1 25 £210 -40.00% 21
East Sussex +3 11 £123 -51.09% 4
Sussex - 1 £370 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 784 (100.00%) Windows
2 446 (56.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 395 (50.38%) Active Directory
4 354 (45.15%) VMware
5 315 (40.18%) Microsoft
6 268 (34.18%) MS Exchange
7 245 (31.25%) Security Cleared
8 205 (26.15%) Windows 7
9 191 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 184 (23.47%) Citrix
11 178 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 174 (22.19%) SC Cleared
13 155 (19.77%) Windows XP
14 145 (18.49%) ITIL
15 144 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
16 138 (17.60%) MS Excel
17 133 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
18 126 (16.07%) HP
19 125 (15.94%) Cisco
20 122 (15.56%) SQL Server
21 119 (15.18%) DNS
22 116 (14.80%) Linux
23 111 (14.16%) TCP/IP
24 106 (13.52%) SQL
25 105 (13.39%) UNIX
25 105 (13.39%) MCSE
26 98 (12.50%) Firewall
27 95 (12.12%) SAN
28 93 (11.86%) Hyper-V
29 90 (11.48%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 268 (34.18%) MS Exchange
2 144 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (9.18%) SharePoint
4 71 (9.06%) IIS
5 68 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 65 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 41 (5.23%) Lync
8 22 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 18 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.66%) IBM Notes
12 13 (1.66%) Apache
13 11 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (0.89%) WorkSite
16 6 (0.77%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.64%) Documentum
17 5 (0.64%) ArcGIS
17 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 138 (17.60%) MS Excel
2 79 (10.08%) MS Office
3 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.38%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.38%) MS Project
4 3 (0.38%) PaintShop Pro
4 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 30 (3.83%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.32%) Office 365
2 13 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.40%) IaaS
4 7 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (15.18%) DNS
2 111 (14.16%) TCP/IP
3 98 (12.50%) Firewall
4 95 (12.12%) SAN
5 82 (10.46%) LAN
6 74 (9.44%) DHCP
7 66 (8.42%) WAN
8 47 (5.99%) Internet
9 32 (4.08%) HTTPS
10 28 (3.57%) VPN
11 24 (3.06%) Network Security
12 23 (2.93%) SSL
13 22 (2.81%) HTTP
14 21 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (2.42%) SMTP
15 19 (2.42%) LDAP
16 18 (2.30%) VoIP
16 18 (2.30%) NAS
17 15 (1.91%) Wireless
18 13 (1.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.40%) MySQL
8 10 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (0.89%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.77%) SQLPlus
11 6 (0.77%) EDMS
12 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.51%) Ingres
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 18 (2.30%) QuickTest Pro
1 18 (2.30%) LoadRunner
2 10 (1.28%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.28%) MSI
3 9 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.77%) Subversion
5 2 (0.26%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.26%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.13%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.13%) Hudson
6 1 (0.13%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.13%) Toad
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
General
1 59 (7.53%) Finance
2 17 (2.17%) Advertising
3 12 (1.53%) Military
4 11 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 7 (0.89%) Law
6 6 (0.77%) Banking
6 6 (0.77%) Publishing
7 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.38%) Back Office
8 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.38%) Marketing
8 3 (0.38%) Retail
9 1 (0.13%) Billing
9 1 (0.13%) Local Government
9 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.13%) Games
9 1 (0.13%) Legal
9 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 120 (15.31%) Analyst
2 118 (15.05%) Support Engineer
3 78 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (5.99%) Consultant
4 47 (5.99%) Support Analyst
5 45 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
6 42 (5.36%) Administrator
7 37 (4.72%) Server Engineer
8 36 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 36 (4.59%) Desktop Support
9 34 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
10 33 (4.21%) Architect
11 28 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 24 (3.06%) Test Analyst
13 23 (2.93%) 1st Line Support
14 22 (2.81%) Developer
15 21 (2.68%) Service Analyst
16 19 (2.42%) Desktop Engineer
17 18 (2.30%) Service Desk Analyst
17 18 (2.30%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.55%) .NET
2 43 (5.48%) HTML
3 42 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 37 (4.72%) JSP
5 16 (2.04%) Web Services
5 16 (2.04%) XML
6 14 (1.79%) .NET Framework
7 12 (1.53%) CSS
8 10 (1.28%) WCF
9 9 (1.15%) Application Packaging
10 8 (1.02%) SOAP
10 8 (1.02%) jQuery
11 6 (0.77%) XSLT
11 6 (0.77%) Middleware
11 6 (0.77%) Ajax
12 5 (0.64%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 5 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (0.64%) Classic ASP
13 4 (0.51%) Flash
13 4 (0.51%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.38%) Clustering
2 41 (5.23%) Blackberry
3 33 (4.21%) PKI
4 14 (1.79%) Fat Client
4 14 (1.79%) Thin Client
5 13 (1.66%) Replication
6 10 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.02%) iPhone
9 7 (0.89%) iPad
9 7 (0.89%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.77%) CESG
10 6 (0.77%) EqualLogic
11 5 (0.64%) HACMP
11 5 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.51%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.38%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.38%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 784 (100.00%) Windows
2 446 (56.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 205 (26.15%) Windows 7
4 191 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 155 (19.77%) Windows XP
6 116 (14.80%) Linux
7 105 (13.39%) UNIX
8 66 (8.42%) Windows 2000
9 50 (6.38%) Windows 8
10 36 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (3.83%) Windows Vista
12 24 (3.06%) Windows 2000 Server
13 23 (2.93%) Solaris
14 13 (1.66%) Debian
15 10 (1.28%) AIX
16 8 (1.02%) Windows NT
17 7 (0.89%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.77%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (18.49%) ITIL
2 74 (9.44%) Migration
3 37 (4.72%) Test Scripting
4 34 (4.34%) Change Management
5 33 (4.21%) Service Delivery
6 32 (4.08%) Service Management
7 31 (3.95%) Software Testing
8 26 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (3.32%) Validation
9 25 (3.19%) Configuration Management
10 21 (2.68%) Project Management
10 21 (2.68%) Test Strategy
11 19 (2.42%) Workflow
12 18 (2.30%) Performance Testing
12 18 (2.30%) Knowledge Management
12 18 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
13 16 (2.04%) Incident Management
13 16 (2.04%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (13.52%) SQL
2 67 (8.55%) PowerShell
3 54 (6.89%) JavaScript
4 31 (3.95%) VBScript
5 25 (3.19%) C
6 24 (3.06%) VB
7 19 (2.42%) C#
8 18 (2.30%) Java
9 16 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.28%) PHP
11 7 (0.89%) C++
11 7 (0.89%) VB6
12 6 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.64%) PHP5
13 5 (0.64%) Python
13 5 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.64%) Perl
13 5 (0.64%) Ruby
14 4 (0.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 245 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 174 (22.19%) SC Cleared
3 133 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 105 (13.39%) MCSE
5 90 (11.48%) DV Cleared
6 49 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (6.12%) MCP
8 45 (5.74%) CCNA
9 41 (5.23%) ISTQB
10 35 (4.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 29 (3.70%) Degree
12 27 (3.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 26 (3.32%) MCSA
14 25 (3.19%) CCNP
15 22 (2.81%) MCITP
16 20 (2.55%) MCTS
17 11 (1.40%) CCA
17 11 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
18 9 (1.15%) ISEB
19 6 (0.77%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.83%) SLA
2 15 (1.91%) QA
3 6 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.64%) 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
1 395 (50.38%) Active Directory
2 178 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (11.86%) Hyper-V
4 79 (10.08%) vSphere
5 64 (8.16%) XenApp
6 49 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 43 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (3.70%) Terminal Services
9 18 (2.30%) XenDesktop
10 14 (1.79%) UAG
11 11 (1.40%) Nmap
12 10 (1.28%) ISA Server
12 10 (1.28%) DFS Replication
12 10 (1.28%) XenServer
13 9 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (1.02%) NFS
14 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.77%) Xen
16 5 (0.64%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 86 (10.97%) SCCM
2 39 (4.97%) SCOM
2 39 (4.97%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (4.46%) WSUS
4 32 (4.08%) Backup Exec
5 23 (2.93%) NetBackup
5 23 (2.93%) McAfee ePO
6 21 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 18 (2.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 13 (1.66%) SCVMM
9 12 (1.53%) SCDPM
10 11 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (1.40%) Nessus
11 10 (1.28%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 9 (1.15%) Nagios
12 9 (1.15%) WMI
13 8 (1.02%) OVSD
13 8 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 354 (45.15%) VMware
2 315 (40.18%) Microsoft
3 184 (23.47%) Citrix
4 126 (16.07%) HP
5 125 (15.94%) Cisco
6 65 (8.29%) Oracle
7 43 (5.48%) Red Hat
8 33 (4.21%) NetApp
9 32 (4.08%) EMC
10 31 (3.95%) McAfee
11 30 (3.83%) Symantec
12 25 (3.19%) IBM
13 24 (3.06%) Lumension
14 23 (2.93%) Dell
14 23 (2.93%) Sophos
15 17 (2.17%) Intel
16 16 (2.04%) Juniper
16 16 (2.04%) CheckPoint
17 13 (1.66%) Veeam
17 13 (1.66%) Lotus
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £180 to £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £225.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
High Wycombe
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £570 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Southampton
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £235 - £270 per day
Posted: 15 days ago