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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 38 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 416 403 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.18% 4.33% 4.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.71% 17.04% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 194 193
Average daily rate
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£349 £330 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.75% +6.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+0.27% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 50 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £14.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -16.66%
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
2490 2365 1930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.03% 25.42% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1268 1175 911
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £138 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 239 256
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £36.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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 +5 140 £360 +11.45% 27
Berkshire -23 69 £350 - 21
West Sussex +9 67 £343 +2.23% 9
Surrey +12 49 £381 +17.30% 26
Oxfordshire +6 35 £300 +33.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -32 27 £395 +46.97% 13
East Sussex -9 15 £300 -13.66% 3
Kent -13 8 £255 -36.25% 4
Sussex - 2 £275 -
Middlesex +6 1 - - 3
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 782 (100.00%) Windows
2 467 (59.72%) Active Directory
3 408 (52.17%) VMware
4 367 (46.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 358 (45.78%) Microsoft
6 322 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 295 (37.72%) Security Cleared
8 238 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 206 (26.34%) Windows 7
10 192 (24.55%) SC Cleared
10 192 (24.55%) SQL
11 185 (23.66%) MS Exchange
12 168 (21.48%) SCCM
13 162 (20.72%) ITIL
14 161 (20.59%) PowerShell
15 145 (18.54%) HP
16 132 (16.88%) Hyper-V
17 128 (16.37%) Citrix
17 128 (16.37%) DNS
18 118 (15.09%) SQL Server
19 116 (14.83%) Exchange Server 2010
20 106 (13.55%) MS Excel
21 103 (13.17%) DV Cleared
22 102 (13.04%) Firewall
23 94 (12.02%) SAN
24 92 (11.76%) SharePoint
25 90 (11.51%) Migration
26 88 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
27 87 (11.13%) vSphere
28 86 (11.00%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 185 (23.66%) MS Exchange
2 116 (14.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 86 (11.00%) IIS
5 56 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 47 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 36 (4.60%) Lync
8 31 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (2.69%) SharePoint Server
10 18 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.90%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.64%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.64%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.38%) JBoss
17 3 (0.38%) Documentum
17 3 (0.38%) TPMS
Applications
1 106 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 54 (6.91%) MS Office
3 12 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.53%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.77%) assyst
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.96%) Office 365
2 29 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.77%) IaaS
5 5 (0.64%) PaaS
6 3 (0.38%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.38%) Yammer
7 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (16.37%) DNS
2 102 (13.04%) Firewall
3 94 (12.02%) SAN
4 86 (11.00%) DHCP
5 61 (7.80%) TCP/IP
6 59 (7.54%) LAN
7 55 (7.03%) WAN
8 24 (3.07%) VPN
9 22 (2.81%) VoIP
10 19 (2.43%) NAS
11 16 (2.05%) SSL
12 14 (1.79%) Internet
13 12 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (1.28%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.28%) VLAN
15 10 (1.28%) SMTP
16 9 (1.15%) Wireless
17 8 (1.02%) IP Telephony
17 8 (1.02%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.41%) MySQL
9 9 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.51%) EDMS
13 3 (0.38%) SQLPlus
13 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.26%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 35 (4.48%) MSI
2 18 (2.30%) StarTeam
3 13 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.51%) Wise Package Studio
6 4 (0.51%) JIRA
6 4 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.26%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.26%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.26%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.13%) Subversion
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.13%) Hudson
8 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 45 (5.75%) Finance
2 21 (2.69%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.15%) Banking
4 8 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.90%) Retail
6 5 (0.64%) Back Office
7 4 (0.51%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.38%) Legal
8 3 (0.38%) Military
9 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.26%) Publishing
9 2 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 108 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 91 (11.64%) Support Engineer
3 83 (10.61%) Analyst
4 60 (7.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 49 (6.27%) Server Engineer
5 49 (6.27%) Wintel Engineer
6 46 (5.88%) Administrator
6 46 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 37 (4.73%) Consultant
8 35 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 32 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 31 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (3.96%) IT Support
11 29 (3.71%) Systems Engineer
12 27 (3.45%) Architect
13 26 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
14 24 (3.07%) Developer
15 19 (2.43%) Integration Engineer
16 18 (2.30%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
16 18 (2.30%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.73%) .NET
2 27 (3.45%) HTML
3 22 (2.81%) Application Packaging
4 20 (2.56%) XML
5 18 (2.30%) ASP.NET
6 16 (2.05%) .NET Framework
7 9 (1.15%) MDX
8 5 (0.64%) JSP
8 5 (0.64%) Web Services
8 5 (0.64%) jQuery
9 4 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.38%) Middleware
10 3 (0.38%) J2EE
10 3 (0.38%) CSS
10 3 (0.38%) Ajax
10 3 (0.38%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.26%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Identity Foundation
11 2 (0.26%) WCF
11 2 (0.26%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.06%) Clustering
2 30 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.30%) PKI
3 18 (2.30%) Client/Server
4 17 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 16 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.79%) Replication
7 11 (1.41%) EqualLogic
7 11 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.15%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.02%) Open Source
10 7 (0.90%) User Experience
11 6 (0.77%) NHS
11 6 (0.77%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.64%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.64%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.51%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.51%) IVR
13 4 (0.51%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 782 (100.00%) Windows
2 367 (46.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 322 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 206 (26.34%) Windows 7
5 78 (9.97%) Linux
6 77 (9.85%) Windows XP
7 49 (6.27%) UNIX
8 41 (5.24%) Windows 8
9 34 (4.35%) Windows Vista
10 21 (2.69%) Windows 2000
11 19 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (1.66%) CentOS
14 11 (1.41%) AIX
14 11 (1.41%) Windows NT
15 9 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (1.02%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.02%) HPUX
16 8 (1.02%) Solaris
17 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (20.72%) ITIL
2 90 (11.51%) Migration
3 70 (8.95%) Configuration Management
4 42 (5.37%) Change Management
5 36 (4.60%) Service Management
6 35 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
7 29 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
8 26 (3.32%) Problem Management
9 25 (3.20%) Service Delivery
10 21 (2.69%) CRM
10 21 (2.69%) ITIL V3
11 19 (2.43%) Test Scripting
12 18 (2.30%) Time Management
13 16 (2.05%) Network Management
13 16 (2.05%) Incident Management
14 15 (1.92%) Project Management
14 15 (1.92%) Fault Management
15 14 (1.79%) High Availability
16 13 (1.66%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 192 (24.55%) SQL
2 161 (20.59%) PowerShell
3 76 (9.72%) VBScript
4 47 (6.01%) VB
5 18 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.30%) T-SQL
6 15 (1.92%) C#
7 13 (1.66%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.15%) Java
8 9 (1.15%) X++
9 6 (0.77%) C
9 6 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.51%) PHP
10 4 (0.51%) C++
11 3 (0.38%) Korn
11 3 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.26%) VBA
13 1 (0.13%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.13%) Perl
13 1 (0.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 295 (37.72%) Security Cleared
2 192 (24.55%) SC Cleared
3 103 (13.17%) DV Cleared
4 88 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (8.57%) MCSE
6 40 (5.12%) MCP
7 39 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (3.84%) CCNA
9 27 (3.45%) MCITP
10 25 (3.20%) MCSA
11 22 (2.81%) Degree
12 14 (1.79%) ISTQB
13 12 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.28%) CCNP
15 8 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (1.02%) ISEB
16 7 (0.90%) RHCE
16 7 (0.90%) RHCA
16 7 (0.90%) RHCSA
17 5 (0.64%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.35%) SLA
2 6 (0.77%) QA
3 4 (0.51%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 467 (59.72%) Active Directory
2 238 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (16.88%) Hyper-V
4 87 (11.13%) vSphere
5 51 (6.52%) VMware ESX
6 33 (4.22%) XenApp
7 32 (4.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 30 (3.84%) XenDesktop
8 30 (3.84%) Terminal Services
9 29 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (2.30%) ISA Server
11 14 (1.79%) DFS Replication
12 12 (1.53%) UAG
13 10 (1.28%) NFS
14 9 (1.15%) Firmware
15 4 (0.51%) vCloud
16 3 (0.38%) Samba
16 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.38%) XenServer
16 3 (0.38%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 168 (21.48%) SCCM
2 59 (7.54%) SCOM
3 57 (7.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 28 (3.58%) WSUS
5 26 (3.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 23 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (2.05%) HP Data Protector
8 13 (1.66%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.41%) Nagios
9 11 (1.41%) ARCserve
10 10 (1.28%) Tivoli
11 9 (1.15%) AirWatch
11 9 (1.15%) HP SIM
12 8 (1.02%) SCSM
12 8 (1.02%) NetBackup
12 8 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.90%) OVSD
13 7 (0.90%) XenMobile
14 5 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 5 (0.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 408 (52.17%) VMware
2 358 (45.78%) Microsoft
3 145 (18.54%) HP
4 128 (16.37%) Citrix
5 86 (11.00%) Cisco
6 79 (10.10%) Oracle
7 68 (8.70%) McAfee
8 39 (4.99%) Dell
8 39 (4.99%) NetApp
9 32 (4.09%) Lumension
10 25 (3.20%) Red Hat
10 25 (3.20%) EMC
11 21 (2.69%) IBM
11 21 (2.69%) SolarWinds
12 20 (2.56%) 3PAR
13 15 (1.92%) Remedy
14 13 (1.66%) Borland
15 12 (1.53%) Symantec
16 9 (1.15%) Sophos
16 9 (1.15%) CA
Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £335 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Gillingham, Kent
CPS Group UK
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14000.00 - £18000.00 per annum + free parking and lunch
Posted: 12 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Camberley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Camberley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago