The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
South East / Kent
Rank 41 46 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.43% 1.98% 2.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.56% 11.69% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
Median daily rate £313 £239 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.89% +38.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £179 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £344 £179
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +8.00% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 Kent with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 45 77 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 15.63% 16.92% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 57 28
Median daily rate £345 £380 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.21% +126.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Kent

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Kent

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Kent over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Kent

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Kent

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £308 -
Maidstone 0 1 £145 -59.29%
Canterbury - 1 £400 - 1
Windows Server 2008
South East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Kent region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
3 16 (84.21%) VMware
3 16 (84.21%) Windows Server
4 13 (68.42%) DNS
5 12 (63.16%) VMware ESX
5 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
5 12 (63.16%) Incident Management
5 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
6 8 (42.11%) Citrix
7 7 (36.84%) SCCM
7 7 (36.84%) XenApp
7 7 (36.84%) XenDesktop
8 6 (31.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (31.58%) BitLocker
8 6 (31.58%) Application Virtualisation
8 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (31.58%) Fat Client
8 6 (31.58%) Wyse
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (31.58%) AppSense
8 6 (31.58%) Solaris
8 6 (31.58%) MS Office
8 6 (31.58%) Unix
8 6 (31.58%) SAN
8 6 (31.58%) CA
8 6 (31.58%) Thin Client
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) Symantec
9 5 (26.32%) Finance

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
3 3 (15.79%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Unix Systems Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Server Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Server Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Fat Client
1 6 (31.58%) Thin Client
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server
3 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
4 6 (31.58%) Solaris
4 6 (31.58%) Unix
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Incident Management
2 6 (31.58%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) High Availability
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCSA
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) VMware ESX
3 7 (36.84%) XenApp
3 7 (36.84%) XenDesktop
4 6 (31.58%) BitLocker
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (10.53%) vSphere
6 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 6 (31.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) VMware
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Citrix
4 6 (31.58%) AppSense
4 6 (31.58%) CA
4 6 (31.58%) Symantec
4 6 (31.58%) Wyse
5 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco