Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 81 81
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 67 65 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.08% 1.97% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.65% 12.29% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 28
East Midlands median daily rate £280 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - -5.66%
10th Percentile £170 £110 £175
90th Percentile £341 £425 £411
England median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £18.69 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.39% +22.54% -33.70%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.93 £11.75
90th Percentile £27.50 £20.29 £23.38
England median hourly rate £19.33 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +20.00% -12.50%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 694 529 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.55% 16.07% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 300 277
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.94% +3.08%
10th Percentile £187 £131 £163
90th Percentile £500 £526 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 66 105
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +8.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.00 £22.35 £19.08
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the East Midlands.

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

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +8 28 £288 +8.49% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 17 £288 -30.72% 2
Derbyshire -6 10 - - 1
Lincolnshire +1 7 £200 - 1
Northamptonshire -9 3 £133 +10.42% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (76.12%) Windows Server
3 45 (67.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (64.18%) Active Directory
5 39 (58.21%) Microsoft
6 31 (46.27%) DNS
7 26 (38.81%) TCP/IP
8 25 (37.31%) VMware
9 23 (34.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (32.84%) PowerShell
11 21 (31.34%) Data Centre
12 20 (29.85%) LDAP
13 19 (28.36%) Kerberos
13 19 (28.36%) PKI
13 19 (28.36%) IPsec
13 19 (28.36%) Server Virtualisation
14 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
14 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (22.39%) Migration
14 15 (22.39%) SCCM
14 15 (22.39%) Citrix
15 14 (20.90%) Incident Management
15 14 (20.90%) Office 365
16 13 (19.40%) ITIL
17 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (17.91%) Cisco
17 12 (17.91%) SAN
18 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
18 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
18 11 (16.42%) DHCP

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 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.99%) NetWeaver
5 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (20.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (46.27%) DNS
2 26 (38.81%) TCP/IP
3 20 (29.85%) LDAP
4 19 (28.36%) IPsec
4 19 (28.36%) Kerberos
5 12 (17.91%) SAN
6 11 (16.42%) DHCP
7 9 (13.43%) Firewall
7 9 (13.43%) WAN
8 8 (11.94%) LAN
9 6 (8.96%) VLAN
10 5 (7.46%) Internet
11 4 (5.97%) NAS
12 3 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (2.99%) 3G
13 2 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (2.99%) SMS
13 2 (2.99%) VPN
13 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
1 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory Specialist
2 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Active Directory Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Technician
7 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Server Support
8 3 (4.48%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Windows Server Support
8 3 (4.48%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.34%) Data Centre
2 19 (28.36%) PKI
3 4 (5.97%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.97%) NHS
3 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (76.12%) Windows Server
3 45 (67.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (34.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
6 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.46%) Linux
8 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.99%) Android
9 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.99%) Unix
10 1 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Server Virtualisation
2 15 (22.39%) Migration
3 14 (20.90%) Incident Management
4 13 (19.40%) ITIL
5 6 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.46%) Project Management
7 3 (4.48%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (4.48%) Line Management
7 3 (4.48%) Presales
7 3 (4.48%) Service Management
8 2 (2.99%) Break/Fix
8 2 (2.99%) Change Control
8 2 (2.99%) Change Management
8 2 (2.99%) Data Management
8 2 (2.99%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.99%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.99%) Server Patching
9 1 (1.49%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.49%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.94%) MCSE
3 7 (10.45%) MCSA
4 5 (7.46%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.97%) CCNA
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.99%) CCNP
8 1 (1.49%) Degree
8 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 43 (64.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.96%) XenApp
5 2 (2.99%) Firmware
5 2 (2.99%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.99%) vSphere
5 2 (2.99%) XenServer
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (22.39%) SCCM
2 5 (7.46%) AirWatch
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.49%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.49%) Puppet
5 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 39 (58.21%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.31%) VMware
3 15 (22.39%) Citrix
4 12 (17.91%) Cisco
5 4 (5.97%) Dell
5 4 (5.97%) HP
6 2 (2.99%) Apple
6 2 (2.99%) arcserve
6 2 (2.99%) Intel
6 2 (2.99%) Juniper
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle
6 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.99%) SAP
7 1 (1.49%) EMC
7 1 (1.49%) IBM
7 1 (1.49%) McAfee
7 1 (1.49%) NetApp
7 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.49%) Sophos