Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 104 90
Rank change year-on-year -5 -14 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 32 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.17% 1.46% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.45% 6.74% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 46 27
East Midlands median daily rate £310 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £219 £144 £134
90th Percentile £485 £388 £430
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.62% -12.75%
10th Percentile £11.05 £14.23 £12.81
90th Percentile £16.75 £27.25 £20.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +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 587 682 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.49% 21.58% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 406 318
East Midlands median daily rate £360 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -18.75% +21.21%
10th Percentile £133 £181 £154
90th Percentile £517 £494 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 80 62
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% +3.27% +7.84%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.27 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £43.50 £23.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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
Nottinghamshire +2 11 £350 +7.69% 1
Leicestershire -8 8 £275 -8.33% 5
Derbyshire +20 7 £390 - 1
Northamptonshire -15 4 £250 -3.85% 6
Lincolnshire +7 1 £300 +41.18%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (84.38%) Active Directory
3 23 (71.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (65.63%) Windows Server
5 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
6 15 (46.88%) VMware
7 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
7 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
7 10 (31.25%) Office 365
8 9 (28.13%) Windows 10
8 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (28.13%) Cisco
8 9 (28.13%) Clustering
9 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 7 (21.88%) Citrix
10 7 (21.88%) DNS
10 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
11 6 (18.75%) LAN
11 6 (18.75%) WAN
11 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (15.63%) SCCM
12 5 (15.63%) DHCP
12 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
13 4 (12.50%) VPN
13 4 (12.50%) SLA
13 4 (12.50%) SAN
13 4 (12.50%) SQL

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 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Office 365
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) DNS
1 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.75%) LAN
2 6 (18.75%) WAN
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
4 4 (12.50%) SAN
4 4 (12.50%) VPN
5 3 (9.38%) Firewall
6 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.25%) Kerberos
6 2 (6.25%) NAS
6 2 (6.25%) VLAN
6 2 (6.25%) VoIP
7 1 (3.13%) DDNS
7 1 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.13%) FishEye
2 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) IT Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) IT Support
3 3 (9.38%) Server Support
3 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Support
4 2 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) SAN Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Server Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Server Support Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Support Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) ADSI
1 2 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (3.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (71.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (65.63%) Windows Server
4 9 (28.13%) Windows 10
5 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.25%) Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Unix
8 1 (3.13%) AIX
8 1 (3.13%) CentOS
8 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
8 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Line Management
4 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.13%) Analytics
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.13%) ITSM
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
1 3 (9.38%) MCSE
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) MCITP
2 2 (6.25%) MCTS
3 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (84.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.25%) XenApp
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Jamf Pro
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) SCOrch
3 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.13%) HP ALM
4 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.13%) Nessus
4 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) Cisco
4 7 (21.88%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Apple
5 3 (9.38%) HP
5 3 (9.38%) McAfee
6 2 (6.25%) Dell
6 2 (6.25%) EqualLogic
6 2 (6.25%) Mitel
6 2 (6.25%) Red Box
6 2 (6.25%) Veeam
7 1 (3.13%) Intel
7 1 (3.13%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec
7 1 (3.13%) Veritas