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 25 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 36 36
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.78% 1.55% 3.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.82% 6.41% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Median daily rate £325 £315 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -10.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £315 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £328 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

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 55 78 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 21.91% 24.15% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 37
Median daily rate £340 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.25% -13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £160 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £494 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 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
Maidstone - 5 £320 -
Dover - 2 - -
West Malling - 1 £325 -
Windows Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 Kent region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) VMware
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server
3 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
4 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (42.11%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (36.84%) SAN
7 6 (31.58%) Unix
7 6 (31.58%) Banking
7 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (26.32%) ITIL
8 5 (26.32%) DNS
8 5 (26.32%) Security Patching
9 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) Solaris
9 4 (21.05%) MCSA
9 4 (21.05%) HP
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (21.05%) Symantec
9 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
9 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
10 3 (15.79%) Citrix
11 2 (10.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (10.53%) High Availability
11 2 (10.53%) SCCM
11 2 (10.53%) Hitachi
11 2 (10.53%) NHS

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Bankmaster
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
General
1 6 (31.58%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Server Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Hardware Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) NetBackup Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
1 2 (10.53%) Online Banking
2 1 (5.26%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows Server
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (31.58%) Unix
5 4 (21.05%) Solaris
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
1 5 (26.32%) Security Patching
2 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
2 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Document Management
4 1 (5.26%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Server Building
4 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) MCSA
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) MCTS
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
5 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
5 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Symantec
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Hitachi
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds