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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 69 54
Rank change year-on-year -20 -15  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.98% 1.69% 2.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.55% 9.29% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 25
Median daily rate £300 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £120 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £436 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £323 £301
% change year-on-year -0.92% +7.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £14.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year -19.76% +13.90%  

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 330 280 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 21.50% 18.16% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 388 428
Median daily rate £325 £415 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +27.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £221 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £654 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 88 80
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +16.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.25 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £24.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
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 June 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
Leicestershire -6 9 £300 +26.31% 2
Nottinghamshire -10 3 £300 -21.56% 1
Northamptonshire -2 2 £375 +66.66%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (88.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (60.47%) Windows Server
4 25 (58.14%) Active Directory
5 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
6 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
8 13 (30.23%) VMware
9 12 (27.91%) Office 365
9 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
10 11 (25.58%) SQL
10 11 (25.58%) Linux
10 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
10 11 (25.58%) Citrix
11 10 (23.26%) Cisco
11 10 (23.26%) SCCM
11 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (18.60%) HP
13 8 (18.60%) Unix
13 8 (18.60%) Finance
14 7 (16.28%) Manufacturing
14 7 (16.28%) Project Management
14 7 (16.28%) Oracle Applications
14 7 (16.28%) Oracle Forms
14 7 (16.28%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (16.28%) Oracle 11i
14 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
14 7 (16.28%) HPUX

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 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.98%) IIS
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Oracle 11i
1 7 (16.28%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (6.98%) Demantra
2 3 (6.98%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Office 365
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) DNS
1 7 (16.28%) SAN
2 5 (11.63%) DHCP
2 5 (11.63%) Kerberos
2 5 (11.63%) LDAP
2 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.63%) WAN
3 4 (9.30%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) LAN
4 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.65%) Internet
5 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.33%) ADSL
6 1 (2.33%) MPLS
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.33%) SMTP
6 1 (2.33%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) VoIP
6 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
3 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (16.28%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Manufacturing
3 4 (9.30%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Local Government
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Applications Support
2 7 (16.28%) Support Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Applications Support Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.65%) Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Development Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Development Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Support Technician
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) ADSI
3 3 (6.98%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Clustering
2 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) PKI
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) CESG
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (88.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (60.47%) Windows Server
4 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
6 11 (25.58%) Linux
7 8 (18.60%) Unix
8 7 (16.28%) HPUX
9 5 (11.63%) Windows 10
10 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
11 3 (6.98%) Android
12 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
12 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
12 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
12 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) ITIL
1 7 (16.28%) Project Management
2 5 (11.63%) Migration
2 5 (11.63%) Service Management
3 4 (9.30%) Change Control
3 4 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (9.30%) Line Management
3 4 (9.30%) Presales
4 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.98%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (6.98%) QMS
4 3 (6.98%) Workflow
5 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.65%) Security Patching
5 2 (4.65%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (4.65%) Workload Management
6 1 (2.33%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
3 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.63%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.98%) MCP
3 3 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (58.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.30%) XenApp
4 3 (6.98%) vSphere
4 3 (6.98%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.65%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) SCCM
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (11.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (6.98%) SCOM
5 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) MIIS
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.23%) VMware
3 11 (25.58%) Citrix
4 10 (23.26%) Cisco
5 8 (18.60%) HP
6 7 (16.28%) Oracle
7 5 (11.63%) McAfee
7 5 (11.63%) Symantec
8 4 (9.30%) Dell
9 3 (6.98%) NetApp
10 2 (4.65%) EMC
10 2 (4.65%) IBM
10 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.33%) Apple
11 1 (2.33%) EqualLogic
11 1 (2.33%) F5
11 1 (2.33%) Meraki
11 1 (2.33%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (2.33%) Rackspace
11 1 (2.33%) Sophos
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