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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / South East
Rank 70 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 213 311 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.77% 3.54% 4.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.65% 14.27% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 181 191
Median daily rate £345 £310 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 28
Median hourly rate £41.50 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.50% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.08 £55.65 £51.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
1684 2180 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.88% 24.85% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1296 1178
Median daily rate £380 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 159 198
Median hourly rate £15.43 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +6 86 £340 +9.50% 12
Buckinghamshire +28 38 £345 +46.80% 11
Surrey -24 31 £355 +7.57% 10
Berkshire -26 23 £350 +38.61% 9
Kent +19 10 £314 +70.74% 2
Oxfordshire 0 7 £255 -15.00% 7
West Sussex -8 7 £400 +31.14% 4
East Sussex -3 4 £325 -2.25% 5
Middlesex - 3 £550 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 417 (100.00%) Windows
2 293 (70.26%) Windows Server
3 277 (66.43%) Active Directory
4 240 (57.55%) VMware
5 227 (54.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 213 (51.08%) Microsoft
7 147 (35.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 139 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 137 (32.85%) Security Cleared
10 133 (31.89%) PowerShell
11 111 (26.62%) Citrix
12 104 (24.94%) SC Cleared
13 101 (24.22%) Windows 7
14 100 (23.98%) DNS
15 88 (21.10%) MS Exchange
15 88 (21.10%) SQL
16 80 (19.18%) Hyper-V
17 78 (18.71%) ITIL
17 78 (18.71%) Linux
18 76 (18.23%) SQL Server
19 75 (17.99%) SCCM
20 69 (16.55%) DHCP
21 65 (15.59%) HP
21 65 (15.59%) vSphere
22 63 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
22 63 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2010
23 59 (14.15%) Firewall
23 59 (14.15%) XenDesktop
24 58 (13.91%) XenApp
25 53 (12.71%) MS Excel

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 88 (21.10%) MS Exchange
2 63 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (11.27%) Skype for Business
4 37 (8.87%) IIS
5 31 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (4.08%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.20%) Apache
8 5 (1.20%) CMS
8 5 (1.20%) Drupal
8 5 (1.20%) WordPress
9 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.24%) Moodle
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (12.71%) MS Excel
2 35 (8.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.68%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.24%) Postilion
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.11%) Office 365
2 33 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.84%) IaaS
4 16 (3.84%) SaaS
5 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.48%) GitHub
6 2 (0.48%) PaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (23.98%) DNS
2 69 (16.55%) DHCP
3 59 (14.15%) Firewall
4 44 (10.55%) SAN
5 34 (8.15%) TCP/IP
6 32 (7.67%) LAN
6 32 (7.67%) NetScaler
7 28 (6.71%) Skype
8 25 (6.00%) WAN
9 21 (5.04%) VPN
10 19 (4.56%) VoIP
11 17 (4.08%) Internet
12 16 (3.84%) Unified Communications
13 15 (3.60%) SMTP
14 14 (3.36%) HTTP
15 13 (3.12%) SSL
16 11 (2.64%) IP Telephony
16 11 (2.64%) Remote Desktop
17 9 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
17 9 (2.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (4.56%) MySQL
5 16 (3.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (3.36%) DB2
7 10 (2.40%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.68%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (1.20%) MS Access
11 4 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.16%) MSI
3 5 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.96%) Subversion
4 4 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.96%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.24%) Bower
6 1 (0.24%) FxCop
6 1 (0.24%) Grunt
6 1 (0.24%) JSHint
6 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.24%) NuGet
6 1 (0.24%) NUnit
6 1 (0.24%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.24%) Selenium
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.24%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.24%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (10.79%) Finance
2 11 (2.64%) Marketing
3 8 (1.92%) Back Office
3 8 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.68%) Advertising
5 5 (1.20%) Banking
6 4 (0.96%) Electronics
6 4 (0.96%) Local Government
6 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.72%) Military
7 3 (0.72%) Retail
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 46 (11.03%) Support Engineer
2 45 (10.79%) Analyst
2 45 (10.79%) Wintel Engineer
3 44 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (9.59%) Windows Engineer
5 36 (8.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 30 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 27 (6.47%) Server Engineer
8 23 (5.52%) Architect
9 21 (5.04%) Consultant
10 20 (4.80%) Administrator
11 19 (4.56%) Support Analyst
12 18 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support
13 16 (3.84%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
15 14 (3.36%) Windows Specialist
16 13 (3.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 13 (3.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.00%) XML
2 13 (3.12%) Web Services
3 11 (2.64%) CSS
4 10 (2.40%) HTML
5 9 (2.16%) .NET
6 5 (1.20%) JSON
6 5 (1.20%) SOAP
6 5 (1.20%) YAML
7 4 (0.96%) Middleware
8 3 (0.72%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.72%) RESTful
8 3 (0.72%) WCF
8 3 (0.72%) XSLT
8 3 (0.72%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.48%) REST
10 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (0.24%) LAMP
10 1 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.95%) Management Information System
3 26 (6.24%) Clustering
4 21 (5.04%) Fat Client
4 21 (5.04%) Thin Client
5 14 (3.36%) PKI
5 14 (3.36%) Replication
6 13 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.64%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.64%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.40%) Public Cloud
9 9 (2.16%) iSeries
10 8 (1.92%) AS400
10 8 (1.92%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.68%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.20%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.20%) BYOD
12 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.20%) HACMP
13 3 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 417 (100.00%) Windows
2 293 (70.26%) Windows Server
3 227 (54.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 139 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 101 (24.22%) Windows 7
6 78 (18.71%) Linux
7 34 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (7.91%) Unix
9 31 (7.43%) Windows 10
10 22 (5.28%) Windows 8
11 18 (4.32%) Windows XP
12 17 (4.08%) AIX
13 15 (3.60%) Windows Vista
14 9 (2.16%) Solaris
15 7 (1.68%) Android
15 7 (1.68%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.96%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.72%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (18.71%) ITIL
2 35 (8.39%) Migration
3 33 (7.91%) Change Management
4 32 (7.67%) Incident Management
4 32 (7.67%) Problem Management
5 24 (5.76%) Customer Requirements
6 21 (5.04%) Service Management
7 20 (4.80%) Virtual Environments
8 19 (4.56%) TOGAF
9 18 (4.32%) Patch Management
10 16 (3.84%) Infrastructure Management
10 16 (3.84%) Software Deployment
11 15 (3.60%) Project Management
12 14 (3.36%) DevOps
13 12 (2.88%) Application Virtualisation
14 11 (2.64%) Mentoring
14 11 (2.64%) Security Patching
14 11 (2.64%) Test Scripting
15 10 (2.40%) Information Security
15 10 (2.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 133 (31.89%) PowerShell
2 88 (21.10%) SQL
3 40 (9.59%) VBScript
4 14 (3.36%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.88%) Python
6 10 (2.40%) VB
7 6 (1.44%) Java
8 5 (1.20%) C#
9 4 (0.96%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.72%) PHP
11 2 (0.48%) C
11 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.24%) C++
12 1 (0.24%) C++/CLI
12 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 137 (32.85%) Security Cleared
2 104 (24.94%) SC Cleared
3 63 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (8.15%) DV Cleared
5 30 (7.19%) MCSA
6 23 (5.52%) MCSE
7 22 (5.28%) MCITP
8 13 (3.12%) CCNA
8 13 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (3.12%) MCP
9 11 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (2.16%) Degree
11 7 (1.68%) CCNP
12 6 (1.44%) CCA
12 6 (1.44%) CISSP
12 6 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.44%) ISTQB
13 5 (1.20%) ISEB
13 5 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (1.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.32%) SLA
2 11 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.68%) QA
5 3 (0.72%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 277 (66.43%) Active Directory
2 147 (35.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (19.18%) Hyper-V
4 65 (15.59%) vSphere
5 59 (14.15%) XenDesktop
6 58 (13.91%) XenApp
7 47 (11.27%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (8.87%) VMware ESX
9 32 (7.67%) XenServer
10 29 (6.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (3.12%) Firmware
13 10 (2.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (1.92%) UAG
15 7 (1.68%) BitLocker
15 7 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (1.44%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (1.44%) ISA Server
17 5 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (1.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 75 (17.99%) SCCM
2 22 (5.28%) WSUS
3 19 (4.56%) SCOM
4 18 (4.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (3.60%) NetBackup
6 13 (3.12%) Puppet
7 9 (2.16%) EdgeSight
8 8 (1.92%) Ansible
8 8 (1.92%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.92%) Tivoli
9 7 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (1.44%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (1.44%) Netcool
10 6 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.20%) Nagios
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (1.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 240 (57.55%) VMware
2 213 (51.08%) Microsoft
3 111 (26.62%) Citrix
4 65 (15.59%) HP
5 49 (11.75%) Cisco
6 31 (7.43%) Red Hat
7 28 (6.71%) NetApp
8 24 (5.76%) IBM
9 22 (5.28%) Oracle
10 21 (5.04%) Symantec
11 20 (4.80%) Intel Security
12 19 (4.56%) CheckPoint
13 16 (3.84%) Wyse
14 14 (3.36%) EMC
15 13 (3.12%) SAP
16 11 (2.64%) Remedy
17 10 (2.40%) Forcepoint
17 10 (2.40%) Sophos
18 9 (2.16%) CA
18 9 (2.16%) Dell
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