The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 52 53
Rank change year-on-year -21 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 28 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.87% 2.51% 2.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.52% 12.46% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 10
Median daily rate £275 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +6.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £415 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £311 £310
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 18
Median hourly rate £10.75 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.33% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 294 329 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.63% 20.16% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 159 182
Median daily rate £300 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 48
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Derbyshire +3 14 £150 -57.14%
Nottinghamshire +1 5 £350 -20.00% 1
Northamptonshire 0 4 £213 -34.61%
Leicestershire -7 4 £385 +32.75% 3
Lincolnshire -9 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (57.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (48.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (48.44%) Windows Server
4 30 (46.88%) Windows 7
5 29 (45.31%) Microsoft
6 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 28 (43.75%) VMware
7 27 (42.19%) ITIL
8 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
9 20 (31.25%) Unix
10 18 (28.13%) Linux
10 18 (28.13%) SQL
10 18 (28.13%) Cisco
10 18 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (26.56%) Oracle Database
11 17 (26.56%) Oracle
11 17 (26.56%) SAN
12 16 (25.00%) MS Office
12 16 (25.00%) MS Exchange
13 15 (23.44%) Windows XP
13 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
14 14 (21.88%) Firewall
15 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (18.75%) Finance
16 12 (18.75%) Manufacturing
16 12 (18.75%) Citrix
16 12 (18.75%) DNS
17 11 (17.19%) Oracle Database 10g

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 16 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (9.38%) iPlanet
3 6 (9.38%) WebLogic
4 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.69%) MQSeries
7 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.13%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (25.00%) MS Office
2 15 (23.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.25%) MS Project
3 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle 11i
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (10.94%) Demantra
2 7 (10.94%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.56%) SAN
2 14 (21.88%) Firewall
3 12 (18.75%) DNS
4 8 (12.50%) LDAP
4 8 (12.50%) NAS
4 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.94%) DHCP
6 6 (9.38%) BIG-IP
7 5 (7.81%) Kerberos
7 5 (7.81%) WAN
8 4 (6.25%) LAN
8 4 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.13%) FTP
10 2 (3.13%) SSH
10 2 (3.13%) VoIP
10 2 (3.13%) Wireless
11 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.56%) MPLS
11 1 (1.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (26.56%) Oracle Database
3 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (17.19%) Oracle Database 10g
4 11 (17.19%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
5 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (6.25%) DTS
6 4 (6.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (6.25%) Star Schema
7 2 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (6.25%) JDeveloper
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
1 12 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 8 (12.50%) Retail
3 4 (6.25%) Publishing
4 3 (4.69%) Local Government
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Support Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Applications Support
3 10 (15.63%) Applications Support Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Development Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Development Support Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Oracle Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.69%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) XML
3 6 (9.38%) J2EE
4 5 (7.81%) ADSI
4 5 (7.81%) JSP
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (3.13%) Software Packaging
5 2 (3.13%) Web Services
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.94%) Clustering
3 5 (7.81%) PKI
4 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.69%) HP Storage
5 3 (4.69%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.69%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.13%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.56%) CCTV
7 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (57.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (48.44%) Windows Server
3 31 (48.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (46.88%) Windows 7
5 20 (31.25%) Unix
6 18 (28.13%) Linux
7 15 (23.44%) Windows XP
8 11 (17.19%) HPUX
9 8 (12.50%) Windows 10
10 6 (9.38%) AIX
10 6 (9.38%) Solaris
11 4 (6.25%) Android
12 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
13 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
13 2 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Project Management
2 9 (14.06%) QMS
3 7 (10.94%) Workflow
4 6 (9.38%) Change Control
4 6 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (9.38%) Six Sigma
5 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.81%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 5 (7.81%) ITIL V3
6 4 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.25%) Document Management
6 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (6.25%) IT Strategy
6 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (4.69%) Migration
8 2 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) SQL
2 11 (17.19%) PL/SQL
3 10 (15.63%) Java
4 5 (7.81%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.13%) C#
6 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.25%) MCP
5 3 (4.69%) CCNA
5 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.69%) MCSE
5 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.56%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) ISO 9001
2 5 (7.81%) JSP 440
2 5 (7.81%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 18 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.38%) XenApp
4 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.69%) vSphere
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.13%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) SCCM
2 6 (9.38%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (9.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (7.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (7.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (6.25%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.69%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (3.13%) AirWatch
6 2 (3.13%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.13%) OpenView
6 2 (3.13%) SCOM
7 1 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.56%) MIIS
7 1 (1.56%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 29 (45.31%) Microsoft
2 28 (43.75%) VMware
3 18 (28.13%) Cisco
4 17 (26.56%) Oracle
5 12 (18.75%) Citrix
6 11 (17.19%) HP
6 11 (17.19%) NetApp
7 9 (14.06%) Symantec
8 6 (9.38%) BEA
8 6 (9.38%) F5
8 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
8 6 (9.38%) Sun
8 6 (9.38%) Webroot
9 5 (7.81%) EMC
9 5 (7.81%) Intel Security
10 4 (6.25%) 3PAR
11 2 (3.13%) EqualLogic
11 2 (3.13%) Opsware
11 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
11 2 (3.13%) Veeam
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