Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 75 82
Rank change year-on-year -46 +7 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 73 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.81% 2.44% 2.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.41% 11.03% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 40 42
East Midlands median daily rate £303 £284 £164
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.61% +73.28% -34.50%
10th Percentile £151 £178 £110
90th Percentile £373 £415 £477
England median daily rate £367 £325 £335
% change year-on-year +12.77% -2.99% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -15.49%
10th Percentile £15.37 £13.20 £10.45
90th Percentile £19.50 £21.60 £22.07
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +11.11%

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 586 662 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.78% 22.13% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 385 320
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -5.80%
10th Percentile £135 £182 £127
90th Percentile £538 £535 £488
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 72 67
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £12.07 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.50 £29.28 £25.25
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.03% +5.64% -

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 15 February 2019.

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 6 months to 15 February 2019. 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
Northamptonshire -5 8 £310 +69.86% 3
Nottinghamshire -11 6 £330 -5.71% 6
Derbyshire +9 5 £152 -49.33% 1
Leicestershire -10 2 £306 +9.38% 3
Lincolnshire -2 1 - - 4
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (70.00%) VMware
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (45.00%) SCCM
6 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
8 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
8 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (35.00%) DHCP
8 7 (35.00%) ITIL
9 6 (30.00%) MCSE
9 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (30.00%) DNS
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (30.00%) Office 365
10 5 (25.00%) Patch Management
10 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (25.00%) McAfee
10 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 4 (20.00%) Cisco
11 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (20.00%) SAN
11 4 (20.00%) Citrix
11 4 (20.00%) Symantec
11 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (20.00%) vSphere

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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DHCP
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) SAN
4 3 (15.00%) HTTP
4 3 (15.00%) HTTPS
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) Skype
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
5 2 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) NAS
6 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) AdminStudio
1 3 (15.00%) InstallShield
2 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.00%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Front Office
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) Site Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Data Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Customer Support
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.00%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) PKI
3 2 (10.00%) PDA
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.00%) AIX
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.00%) Unix
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (15.00%) Antivirus Management
4 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Network Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) MCSE
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
5 1 (5.00%) MCITP
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) VCP6
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (20.00%) vSphere
6 3 (15.00%) BitLocker
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (5.00%) XenApp
8 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (15.00%) ThinApp
2 3 (15.00%) WSUS
3 2 (10.00%) HP ALM
3 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) VMware
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) McAfee
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Symantec
5 3 (15.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Apple
6 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) Ivanti
6 2 (10.00%) Veritas
7 1 (5.00%) Altiris
7 1 (5.00%) Cognizant
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Intel
7 1 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) Snow
7 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds