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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 360 356 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.90% 4.24% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.82% 17.49% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 157 129
Average daily rate
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£323 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £190 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 46 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £11.25 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.09 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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
2276 2036 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.65% 24.22% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 923 774
Average daily rate £328 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.24% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 250 256
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.25 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +10 137 £325 - 34
Berkshire -23 71 £300 -2.43% 29
Buckinghamshire +1 60 £283 +15.30% 10
Surrey +2 36 £325 -7.14% 15
West Sussex -4 20 £285 +26.66% 17
Kent -15 10 £263 -1.86% 8
Oxfordshire -35 7 £310 -0.80% 5
East Sussex -6 4 £125 -65.51% 4
Middlesex -1 3 £281 -33.88% 1
Sussex +3 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 808 (100.00%) Windows
2 445 (55.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 426 (52.72%) Active Directory
4 411 (50.87%) VMware
5 375 (46.41%) Microsoft
6 293 (36.26%) Security Cleared
7 282 (34.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 250 (30.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 243 (30.07%) MS Exchange
10 239 (29.58%) Windows 7
11 218 (26.98%) SC Cleared
12 189 (23.39%) Citrix
13 171 (21.16%) ITIL
13 171 (21.16%) SQL
14 153 (18.94%) DNS
15 150 (18.56%) MS Excel
16 139 (17.20%) HP
16 139 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
17 123 (15.22%) SQL Server
18 116 (14.36%) Hyper-V
19 115 (14.23%) DHCP
20 114 (14.11%) MCSE
21 112 (13.86%) Windows XP
21 112 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2010
22 111 (13.74%) Linux
23 110 (13.61%) SCCM
24 107 (13.24%) PowerShell
25 103 (12.75%) SAN
26 95 (11.76%) SharePoint
27 92 (11.39%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 243 (30.07%) MS Exchange
2 112 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 95 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 89 (11.01%) IIS
5 74 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 70 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 41 (5.07%) Lync
8 25 (3.09%) SharePoint Server
8 25 (3.09%) Apache
9 24 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (1.49%) IBM Notes
13 11 (1.36%) WebLogic
14 9 (1.11%) Tomcat
14 9 (1.11%) OpenStack
14 9 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (1.11%) GlassFish
15 8 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
16 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 150 (18.56%) MS Excel
2 74 (9.16%) MS Office
3 7 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.87%) PaintShop Pro
4 5 (0.62%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.36%) assyst
2 10 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.50%) Maximo
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.85%) Office 365
2 10 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.99%) IaaS
5 6 (0.74%) SaaS
6 5 (0.62%) PaaS
7 4 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 153 (18.94%) DNS
2 115 (14.23%) DHCP
3 103 (12.75%) SAN
4 92 (11.39%) Firewall
5 89 (11.01%) TCP/IP
6 76 (9.41%) LAN
7 63 (7.80%) WAN
8 36 (4.46%) Internet
9 34 (4.21%) SSL
10 26 (3.22%) NAS
11 23 (2.85%) SMTP
11 23 (2.85%) VPN
12 21 (2.60%) VoIP
13 14 (1.73%) IP Telephony
13 14 (1.73%) VLAN
14 12 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.36%) HTTPS
15 11 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (1.24%) PBX
17 9 (1.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (2.72%) MySQL
6 13 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.99%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.37%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.37%) EDMS
12 3 (0.37%) IDOL
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 30 (3.71%) MSI
2 17 (2.10%) StarTeam
3 10 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.24%) Subversion
4 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.62%) JIRA
6 5 (0.62%) GCC
7 4 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.25%) Moq
9 1 (0.12%) NUnit
9 1 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 60 (7.43%) Finance
2 25 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 13 (1.61%) Banking
4 10 (1.24%) Advertising
5 7 (0.87%) Back Office
5 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.62%) Legal
7 4 (0.50%) Retail
7 4 (0.50%) Military
8 3 (0.37%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.37%) Publishing
8 3 (0.37%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.12%) Games
10 1 (0.12%) Billing
10 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 112 (13.86%) Analyst
2 102 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 95 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 59 (7.30%) Support Analyst
5 51 (6.31%) Administrator
6 47 (5.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 44 (5.45%) Server Engineer
8 35 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (3.96%) Desktop Support
10 29 (3.59%) Consultant
10 29 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
10 29 (3.59%) IT Support
11 24 (2.97%) Wintel Engineer
12 23 (2.85%) Build Engineer
13 22 (2.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 22 (2.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (2.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 19 (2.35%) Developer
15 19 (2.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.83%) HTML
2 38 (4.70%) .NET
3 19 (2.35%) CSS
4 18 (2.23%) ASP.NET
5 15 (1.86%) .NET Framework
5 15 (1.86%) Application Packaging
5 15 (1.86%) jQuery
6 11 (1.36%) JSP
7 10 (1.24%) Web Services
7 10 (1.24%) XML
7 10 (1.24%) Ajax
8 8 (0.99%) Flash
9 7 (0.87%) LAMP
10 6 (0.74%) CodeIgniter
10 6 (0.74%) SOAP
11 5 (0.62%) Software Packaging
11 5 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.50%) COM+
12 4 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (0.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.28%) Clustering
2 48 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.33%) Blackberry
4 20 (2.48%) Replication
5 19 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.86%) IVR
7 13 (1.61%) PKI
8 11 (1.36%) Thin Client
8 11 (1.36%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.36%) Open Source
9 8 (0.99%) CMDB
9 8 (0.99%) User Experience
9 8 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.99%) Mainframe
10 7 (0.87%) CLARiiON
10 7 (0.87%) HACMP
11 6 (0.74%) iPad
11 6 (0.74%) FMCG
11 6 (0.74%) iPhone
12 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 808 (100.00%) Windows
2 445 (55.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 282 (34.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 239 (29.58%) Windows 7
5 112 (13.86%) Windows XP
6 111 (13.74%) Linux
7 85 (10.52%) UNIX
8 57 (7.05%) Windows 8
9 45 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (4.58%) Windows 2000
11 36 (4.46%) Windows Vista
12 28 (3.47%) Windows 2000 Server
13 18 (2.23%) Windows NT
14 14 (1.73%) AIX
15 8 (0.99%) Solaris
16 6 (0.74%) Debian
17 5 (0.62%) CentOS
17 5 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.50%) SUSE
18 4 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (21.16%) ITIL
2 65 (8.04%) Migration
3 56 (6.93%) Change Management
4 48 (5.94%) Configuration Management
5 46 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 45 (5.57%) Service Management
7 42 (5.20%) Service Delivery
8 32 (3.96%) ITIL V3
9 28 (3.47%) Performance Monitoring
10 27 (3.34%) Project Management
11 25 (3.09%) Validation
12 24 (2.97%) Incident Management
13 21 (2.60%) Mentoring
14 20 (2.48%) Network Management
15 17 (2.10%) Load Balancing
16 16 (1.98%) Time Management
17 15 (1.86%) Performance Tuning
17 15 (1.86%) Knowledge Management
18 13 (1.61%) Test Scripting
18 13 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 171 (21.16%) SQL
2 107 (13.24%) PowerShell
3 53 (6.56%) VBScript
4 43 (5.32%) VB
5 38 (4.70%) JavaScript
6 27 (3.34%) Java
7 18 (2.23%) Korn
8 17 (2.10%) Perl
9 15 (1.86%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.86%) C
10 14 (1.73%) C#
10 14 (1.73%) PHP
10 14 (1.73%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.11%) Bourne shell
12 6 (0.74%) PHP5
13 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.50%) Python
15 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.37%) C++
16 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 293 (36.26%) Security Cleared
2 218 (26.98%) SC Cleared
3 139 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 114 (14.11%) MCSE
5 89 (11.01%) DV Cleared
6 61 (7.55%) MCP
7 44 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (5.20%) CCNA
9 30 (3.71%) Degree
10 26 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (2.72%) MCITP
12 19 (2.35%) CCNP
13 17 (2.10%) MCSA
14 13 (1.61%) ISTQB
15 11 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (1.24%) RHCSA
17 9 (1.11%) HNC
18 8 (0.99%) CCA
18 8 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
19 7 (0.87%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.93%) SLA
2 14 (1.73%) QA
3 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 426 (52.72%) Active Directory
2 250 (30.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (14.36%) Hyper-V
4 81 (10.02%) vSphere
5 63 (7.80%) VMware ESX
6 56 (6.93%) XenApp
7 40 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (4.83%) Terminal Services
9 34 (4.21%) XenDesktop
10 26 (3.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 21 (2.60%) ISA Server
12 12 (1.49%) Firmware
13 11 (1.36%) DFS Replication
13 11 (1.36%) NFS
14 10 (1.24%) UAG
15 9 (1.11%) vCloud
16 6 (0.74%) Nmap
17 5 (0.62%) OpenSSH
17 5 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 110 (13.61%) SCCM
2 48 (5.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 47 (5.82%) SCOM
4 43 (5.32%) Backup Exec
5 38 (4.70%) NetBackup
6 33 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 28 (3.47%) McAfee ePO
8 25 (3.09%) ARCserve
9 22 (2.72%) HP SIM
10 21 (2.60%) WSUS
11 16 (1.98%) Nagios
12 15 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (1.73%) BladeLogic
14 11 (1.36%) OVSD
15 9 (1.11%) Tivoli
16 8 (0.99%) XenMobile
17 7 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
17 7 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
17 7 (0.87%) SCDPM
18 6 (0.74%) Nessus
Vendors
1 411 (50.87%) VMware
2 375 (46.41%) Microsoft
3 189 (23.39%) Citrix
4 139 (17.20%) HP
5 92 (11.39%) Cisco
6 81 (10.02%) Oracle
7 74 (9.16%) McAfee
8 59 (7.30%) Red Hat
9 44 (5.45%) Symantec
10 41 (5.07%) Lumension
11 39 (4.83%) EMC
12 36 (4.46%) NetApp
13 29 (3.59%) Dell
14 27 (3.34%) IBM
15 26 (3.22%) CA
16 22 (2.72%) Remedy
16 22 (2.72%) Sophos
17 19 (2.35%) Altiris
18 18 (2.23%) 3PAR
19 17 (2.10%) Intel
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