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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 43 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 417 384 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.32% 4.34% 3.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.75% 17.87% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 160 123
Average daily rate
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£345 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.19% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £190 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 47
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £13.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.40 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
2349 2149 1627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.33% 24.31% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 989 748
Average daily rate £348 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 246 254
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £34.55 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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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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 +5 140 £347 +9.70% 21
Berkshire -16 88 £363 +20.83% 16
Buckinghamshire -5 53 £323 +7.50% 9
West Sussex +2 46 £400 +33.33% 6
Surrey 0 36 £325 - 19
Oxfordshire -6 30 £318 +4.52% 16
East Sussex -1 7 - - 5
Kent -12 7 £465 +20.00% 3
Sussex - 3 £275 -
Middlesex +1 1 £250 - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 861 (100.00%) Windows
2 476 (55.28%) Active Directory
3 429 (49.83%) VMware
4 422 (49.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 419 (48.66%) Microsoft
6 330 (38.33%) Security Cleared
7 317 (36.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 256 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 247 (28.69%) MS Exchange
10 241 (27.99%) Windows 7
11 236 (27.41%) SC Cleared
12 200 (23.23%) ITIL
13 195 (22.65%) SQL
14 166 (19.28%) Citrix
15 159 (18.47%) HP
16 154 (17.89%) SCCM
17 153 (17.77%) Hyper-V
18 151 (17.54%) DNS
19 143 (16.61%) MS Excel
20 142 (16.49%) PowerShell
21 137 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
22 133 (15.45%) SQL Server
23 120 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2010
24 111 (12.89%) DV Cleared
24 111 (12.89%) MCSE
24 111 (12.89%) DHCP
25 107 (12.43%) Windows XP
26 102 (11.85%) Linux
27 99 (11.50%) SharePoint
28 98 (11.38%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 247 (28.69%) MS Exchange
2 120 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 99 (11.50%) SharePoint
4 96 (11.15%) IIS
5 78 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 68 (7.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 42 (4.88%) Lync
8 26 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 25 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
10 16 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 15 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (1.74%) Apache
11 15 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (1.28%) WebLogic
13 10 (1.16%) IBM Notes
14 9 (1.05%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.93%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
16 7 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 143 (16.61%) MS Excel
2 74 (8.59%) MS Office
3 11 (1.28%) PaintShop Pro
3 11 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.93%) assyst
3 3 (0.35%) Maximo
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.07%) Office 365
2 28 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.16%) IaaS
5 9 (1.05%) PaaS
6 6 (0.70%) SaaS
7 5 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.35%) Yammer
8 3 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 151 (17.54%) DNS
2 111 (12.89%) DHCP
3 98 (11.38%) Firewall
4 86 (9.99%) TCP/IP
5 80 (9.29%) SAN
6 70 (8.13%) LAN
7 59 (6.85%) WAN
8 30 (3.48%) SSL
9 26 (3.02%) Internet
10 24 (2.79%) VoIP
11 19 (2.21%) VPN
12 18 (2.09%) SMTP
13 14 (1.63%) NAS
14 13 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (1.51%) IP Telephony
15 11 (1.28%) VLAN
16 10 (1.16%) PBX
17 9 (1.05%) Wireless
17 9 (1.05%) HTTPS
17 9 (1.05%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (2.32%) MySQL
6 14 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.46%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 7
12 3 (0.35%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.35%) IDOL
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 35 (4.07%) MSI
2 18 (2.09%) StarTeam
3 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.70%) JIRA
5 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.58%) Subversion
5 5 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.58%) GCC
6 4 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.23%) Moq
8 2 (0.23%) WinRunner
8 2 (0.23%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.23%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.12%) NUnit
General
1 56 (6.50%) Finance
2 24 (2.79%) Telecoms
3 10 (1.16%) Banking
4 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 7 (0.81%) Retail
5 5 (0.58%) Legal
6 4 (0.46%) Military
6 4 (0.46%) Advertising
6 4 (0.46%) Publishing
6 4 (0.46%) Back Office
7 3 (0.35%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.23%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.23%) Front Office
8 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.12%) Law
9 1 (0.12%) Billing
9 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 110 (12.78%) Analyst
2 109 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 108 (12.54%) Support Engineer
4 65 (7.55%) Support Analyst
5 61 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 61 (7.08%) Server Engineer
6 47 (5.46%) Administrator
7 41 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 39 (4.53%) Wintel Engineer
9 36 (4.18%) IT Support
10 35 (4.07%) Consultant
11 31 (3.60%) Architect
12 29 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
13 27 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 26 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 24 (2.79%) Desktop Support
15 24 (2.79%) Systems Administrator
16 22 (2.56%) Server Support
17 21 (2.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 19 (2.21%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.41%) HTML
2 36 (4.18%) .NET
3 18 (2.09%) Application Packaging
4 16 (1.86%) XML
5 15 (1.74%) ASP.NET
5 15 (1.74%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.51%) CSS
7 10 (1.16%) jQuery
7 10 (1.16%) JSP
8 6 (0.70%) Flash
9 5 (0.58%) Web Services
9 5 (0.58%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.58%) Ajax
10 4 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.46%) LAMP
10 4 (0.46%) J2EE
10 4 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.46%) VXML
10 4 (0.46%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.83%) Clustering
2 51 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.37%) Blackberry
4 18 (2.09%) PKI
4 18 (2.09%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.86%) Replication
6 15 (1.74%) IVR
7 11 (1.28%) Open Source
8 9 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 8 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.93%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.81%) HACMP
10 7 (0.81%) User Experience
11 6 (0.70%) iPad
11 6 (0.70%) iPhone
11 6 (0.70%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.70%) CLARiiON
12 5 (0.58%) CMDB
13 4 (0.46%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 861 (100.00%) Windows
2 422 (49.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 317 (36.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 241 (27.99%) Windows 7
5 107 (12.43%) Windows XP
6 102 (11.85%) Linux
7 80 (9.29%) UNIX
8 58 (6.74%) Windows 8
9 41 (4.76%) Windows Vista
10 40 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 33 (3.83%) Windows 2000
12 28 (3.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 17 (1.97%) AIX
14 15 (1.74%) Windows NT
15 11 (1.28%) Solaris
16 10 (1.16%) CentOS
17 8 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.93%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.93%) HPUX
18 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (23.23%) ITIL
2 82 (9.52%) Migration
3 59 (6.85%) Configuration Management
4 53 (6.16%) Change Management
5 50 (5.81%) Service Management
6 45 (5.23%) Service Delivery
7 35 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
7 35 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (3.37%) ITIL V3
9 26 (3.02%) Project Management
10 25 (2.90%) Validation
11 24 (2.79%) Incident Management
12 23 (2.67%) Problem Management
13 22 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
14 21 (2.44%) Time Management
15 18 (2.09%) Network Management
16 17 (1.97%) Mentoring
17 15 (1.74%) Capacity Management
18 14 (1.63%) Release Management
19 13 (1.51%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 195 (22.65%) SQL
2 142 (16.49%) PowerShell
3 65 (7.55%) VBScript
4 40 (4.65%) VB
5 31 (3.60%) JavaScript
6 22 (2.56%) Java
7 15 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.63%) Korn
8 14 (1.63%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.39%) C#
9 12 (1.39%) Perl
10 11 (1.28%) C
11 9 (1.05%) PHP
12 4 (0.46%) Bourne shell
12 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.46%) Python
13 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.35%) C++
14 2 (0.23%) PHP5
14 2 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 330 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 236 (27.41%) SC Cleared
3 137 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (12.89%) DV Cleared
4 111 (12.89%) MCSE
5 68 (7.90%) MCP
6 45 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (4.76%) CCNA
8 30 (3.48%) MCITP
9 29 (3.37%) MCSA
10 28 (3.25%) VCP4
11 23 (2.67%) Degree
12 19 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (1.97%) CCNP
14 14 (1.63%) ISTQB
15 10 (1.16%) RHCSA
16 8 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (0.81%) RHCE
17 7 (0.81%) RHCA
17 7 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.69%) SLA
2 14 (1.63%) QA
3 6 (0.70%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 476 (55.28%) Active Directory
2 256 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (17.77%) Hyper-V
4 84 (9.76%) vSphere
5 56 (6.50%) VMware ESX
6 39 (4.53%) XenApp
7 38 (4.41%) Terminal Services
8 30 (3.48%) XenDesktop
9 28 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.86%) ISA Server
11 15 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (1.63%) UAG
12 14 (1.63%) Firmware
13 13 (1.51%) DFS Replication
14 9 (1.05%) NFS
15 8 (0.93%) vCloud
16 5 (0.58%) Nmap
16 5 (0.58%) OpenSSH
16 5 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 154 (17.89%) SCCM
2 57 (6.62%) SCOM
3 56 (6.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 39 (4.53%) Backup Exec
5 31 (3.60%) WSUS
6 30 (3.48%) NetBackup
6 30 (3.48%) McAfee ePO
7 26 (3.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 20 (2.32%) ARCserve
9 17 (1.97%) Nagios
10 16 (1.86%) HP SIM
11 15 (1.74%) OVSD
12 13 (1.51%) HP Data Protector
13 12 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.93%) SCSM
14 8 (0.93%) BladeLogic
15 7 (0.81%) Tivoli
15 7 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.81%) XenMobile
16 6 (0.70%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 429 (49.83%) VMware
2 419 (48.66%) Microsoft
3 166 (19.28%) Citrix
4 159 (18.47%) HP
5 96 (11.15%) Cisco
6 84 (9.76%) Oracle
7 82 (9.52%) McAfee
8 53 (6.16%) Red Hat
9 44 (5.11%) Lumension
10 37 (4.30%) Symantec
10 37 (4.30%) NetApp
11 35 (4.07%) Dell
12 29 (3.37%) EMC
13 26 (3.02%) IBM
14 21 (2.44%) CA
15 20 (2.32%) Remedy
16 18 (2.09%) SolarWinds
17 16 (1.86%) 3PAR
17 16 (1.86%) Sophos
18 13 (1.51%) Borland
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
St Hugh's College
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £346 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
High Wycombe
Church International
Rate: £400 per day all inclusive
Posted: 12 days ago
Epsom
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Middlesex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Isle of Wight
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Leatherhead
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Epsom
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago