Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 108 71
Rank change year-on-year -5 -37 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 33 37 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.13% 1.18% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.78% 5.73% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 30
East Midlands median daily rate £289 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £237 £128 £110
90th Percentile £518 £411 £439
England median daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -5.19% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 19
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £10.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.19% -46.25% +11.11%
England median hourly rate £18.75 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -15.38% +4.22%

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 690 646 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.60% 20.54% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 369 321
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £178 £149 £198
90th Percentile £502 £490 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 73 68
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.35
90th Percentile £20.80 £52.50 £21.13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.52 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.09% +2.10%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 0 11 £425 +41.67% 1
Leicestershire +6 10 £288 -4.17% 6
Northamptonshire -14 5 £250 -33.33% 3
Derbyshire +15 4 £350 +159.26% 6
Lincolnshire +6 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (69.70%) Windows Server
4 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
5 16 (48.48%) VMware
6 14 (42.42%) Hyper-V
7 13 (39.39%) PowerShell
8 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
10 9 (27.27%) Cisco
10 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 9 (27.27%) DNS
10 9 (27.27%) Clustering
11 8 (24.24%) Citrix
11 8 (24.24%) LAN
11 8 (24.24%) WAN
11 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
11 8 (24.24%) Office 365
12 7 (21.21%) Windows 10
12 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
13 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (18.18%) SAN
13 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
13 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (15.15%) DHCP
15 4 (12.12%) Kerberos
15 4 (12.12%) VPN
15 4 (12.12%) SLA

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 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (24.24%) Office 365
3 3 (9.09%) PaaS
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) DNS
1 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 8 (24.24%) LAN
2 8 (24.24%) WAN
3 6 (18.18%) SAN
4 5 (15.15%) DHCP
5 4 (12.12%) Kerberos
5 4 (12.12%) VPN
6 2 (6.06%) DDNS
6 2 (6.06%) IPsec
6 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.06%) NAS
6 2 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (6.06%) VLAN
6 2 (6.06%) VoIP
7 1 (3.03%) Firewall
7 1 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (9.09%) TeamCity
2 2 (6.06%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.06%) FishEye
2 2 (6.06%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.06%) Banking
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (12.12%) Analyst
1 4 (12.12%) Azure Engineer
1 4 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
2 3 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) IT Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Server Support
2 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (6.06%) SAN Support
3 2 (6.06%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Server Support Specialist
3 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) LDAP
2 2 (6.06%) ADSI
2 2 (6.06%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Clustering
2 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.12%) PKI
4 2 (6.06%) NHS
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.03%) iSeries
5 1 (3.03%) Life Science
5 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (69.70%) Windows Server
4 7 (21.21%) Windows 10
4 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.06%) CentOS
7 2 (6.06%) Linux
7 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
1 4 (12.12%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Change Management
2 3 (9.09%) DevOps
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 2 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.03%) Commercial Awareness
4 1 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.03%) Informatics
4 1 (3.03%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) MCSE
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) DBS Check
2 2 (6.06%) MCITP
2 2 (6.06%) MCTS
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
2 14 (42.42%) Hyper-V
3 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 3 (9.09%) Jamf Pro
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
1 3 (9.09%) SCOrch
2 2 (6.06%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.03%) Nessus
3 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 16 (48.48%) VMware
3 9 (27.27%) Cisco
4 8 (24.24%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) Dell
5 3 (9.09%) EqualLogic
5 3 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) McAfee
6 2 (6.06%) Mitel
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) Red Box
6 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.06%) Veeam
7 1 (3.03%) Apple
7 1 (3.03%) arcserve
7 1 (3.03%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec