Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 February 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 196 141
Rank change year-on-year +77 -55 -62
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 202 207 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.87% 1.29% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.52% 5.89% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 140 170
South East median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £155 £142 £127
90th Percentile £500 £488 £489
England median daily rate £363 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -0.68% +12.31% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 15
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.67% -40.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £19.29 £10.15 £11.75
90th Percentile £33.25 £43.50 £47.70
England median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +32.50% +14.29% -12.50%

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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,372 3,515 3,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.92% 21.97% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,370 2,005 2,105
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £131 £156 £142
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £415 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -4.05% +1.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 292 279
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.18 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.10% -7.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.38 £51.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.38
% change year-on-year +1.45% -0.72% +5.30%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South East over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South East over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. 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
Hampshire +57 93 £400 +5.96% 13
Thames Valley +9 58 £348 -7.33% 22
Buckinghamshire -5 29 £400 +6.67% 4
Berkshire +25 28 £300 +26.98% 11
Surrey +55 15 £463 +182.32% 17
East Sussex +33 15 £370 +10.78% 2
West Sussex +31 12 £363 +7.41% 2
Kent +14 8 £400 +39.13% 2
Middlesex - 2 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire +18 1 £200 -51.52% 7
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 202 (100.00%) Windows
2 147 (72.77%) Windows Server
3 136 (67.33%) Active Directory
4 121 (59.90%) VMware
5 105 (51.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (36.14%) Citrix
7 72 (35.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 71 (35.15%) Microsoft
9 68 (33.66%) PowerShell
10 62 (30.69%) Windows 7
11 58 (28.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 56 (27.72%) Security Cleared
13 50 (24.75%) Windows 10
13 50 (24.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 49 (24.26%) DNS
15 45 (22.28%) DV Cleared
16 44 (21.78%) MS Exchange
17 42 (20.79%) Migration
17 42 (20.79%) Office 365
18 41 (20.30%) DHCP
19 39 (19.31%) Azure
19 39 (19.31%) SCCM
20 38 (18.81%) HP
20 38 (18.81%) ITIL
20 38 (18.81%) Problem-Solving
21 35 (17.33%) Firewall
22 33 (16.34%) XenApp
23 32 (15.84%) Linux
24 30 (14.85%) SQL
25 29 (14.36%) Microsoft Office

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 44 (21.78%) MS Exchange
2 24 (11.88%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 18 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (6.93%) Skype for Business
5 13 (6.44%) IIS
6 10 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.49%) Confluence
11 1 (0.50%) Apache
11 1 (0.50%) Documentum
11 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.50%) JBoss
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (14.36%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (9.90%) Microsoft Project
2 20 (9.90%) MS Visio
3 17 (8.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (8.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (7.92%) Acrobat
4 16 (7.92%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (8.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.48%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 42 (20.79%) Office 365
2 39 (19.31%) Azure
3 15 (7.43%) AWS
4 7 (3.47%) Yammer
5 6 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.48%) IaaS
7 3 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.49%) GCP
7 3 (1.49%) GitHub
7 3 (1.49%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (24.26%) DNS
2 41 (20.30%) DHCP
3 35 (17.33%) Firewall
4 27 (13.37%) SAN
5 22 (10.89%) Internet
6 20 (9.90%) Remote Desktop
7 18 (8.91%) VPN
7 18 (8.91%) WAN
7 18 (8.91%) WebEx
8 14 (6.93%) VLAN
9 13 (6.44%) Skype
10 12 (5.94%) LAN
11 6 (2.97%) TCP/IP
12 5 (2.48%) NetScaler
13 4 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.49%) NAS
15 2 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.99%) IPsec
15 2 (0.99%) VoIP
15 2 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.96%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2017
6 3 (1.49%) Power BI
6 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.99%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (4.46%) MSI
2 6 (2.97%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.49%) JIRA
3 3 (1.49%) Subversion
4 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.50%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (9.41%) Finance
2 12 (5.94%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.49%) Electronics
5 3 (1.49%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 2 (0.99%) Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Military
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (24.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (10.40%) Support Engineer
3 18 (8.91%) Windows Engineer
4 16 (7.92%) Analyst
5 15 (7.43%) Citrix Engineer
5 15 (7.43%) IT Support
5 15 (7.43%) Server Engineer
6 13 (6.44%) Wintel Engineer
7 12 (5.94%) Desktop Support
8 11 (5.45%) Consultant
8 11 (5.45%) IT Engineer
8 11 (5.45%) Service Analyst
8 11 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (4.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) Service Desk Support
11 8 (3.96%) Administrator
11 8 (3.96%) IT Analyst
11 8 (3.96%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.95%) .NET
2 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.49%) HTML
2 3 (1.49%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.99%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.99%) JSON
4 1 (0.50%) CSS
4 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.50%) J2EE
4 1 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (10.40%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.42%) Blackberry
2 17 (8.42%) PDA
3 12 (5.94%) Fat Client
3 12 (5.94%) NHS
3 12 (5.94%) Thin Client
4 10 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.96%) PKI
6 6 (2.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.49%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.99%) Clustering
9 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.50%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.50%) Replication
10 1 (0.50%) Robotics
10 1 (0.50%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 202 (100.00%) Windows
2 147 (72.77%) Windows Server
3 105 (51.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (30.69%) Windows 7
5 50 (24.75%) Windows 10
5 50 (24.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (15.84%) Linux
7 22 (10.89%) Windows Vista
8 18 (8.91%) Windows 2000
8 18 (8.91%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.46%) Unix
10 4 (1.98%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.49%) CentOS
11 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.50%) AIX
13 1 (0.50%) Android
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (20.79%) Migration
3 38 (18.81%) ITIL
3 38 (18.81%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (11.88%) Incident Management
5 22 (10.89%) ITSM
6 19 (9.41%) Change Management
7 18 (8.91%) Configuration Management
7 18 (8.91%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (4.46%) Coaching
9 9 (4.46%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (4.46%) Fault Management
9 9 (4.46%) Service Management
10 8 (3.96%) ITIL V3
10 8 (3.96%) Preventative Maintenance
10 8 (3.96%) Proactive Monitoring
10 8 (3.96%) Test Scripting
10 8 (3.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 68 (33.66%) PowerShell
2 30 (14.85%) SQL
3 12 (5.94%) VBScript
4 7 (3.47%) C#
5 6 (2.97%) C
6 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.50%) Go
7 1 (0.50%) Java
7 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.50%) Python
7 1 (0.50%) Ruby
7 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (27.72%) Security Cleared
2 45 (22.28%) DV Cleared
3 25 (12.38%) SC Cleared
4 20 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (6.93%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (6.44%) CCA
7 12 (5.94%) Degree
7 12 (5.94%) MCSA
7 12 (5.94%) MCSE
8 10 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (4.46%) CCNA
10 6 (2.97%) MCITP
10 6 (2.97%) MCP
11 5 (2.48%) CCNP
11 5 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.98%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.99%) CCEA
13 2 (0.99%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.99%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.92%) SLA
2 5 (2.48%) QA
3 4 (1.98%) GDPR
4 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (67.33%) Active Directory
2 72 (35.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (16.34%) XenApp
4 25 (12.38%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (12.38%) XenDesktop
5 20 (9.90%) Hyper-V
6 14 (6.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (4.95%) DFS Replication
8 9 (4.46%) vSphere
9 4 (1.98%) vCloud
9 4 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.99%) LXC
11 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.99%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 39 (19.31%) SCCM
2 18 (8.91%) ServiceCenter
3 17 (8.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (4.46%) WSUS
5 8 (3.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (3.47%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.47%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (3.47%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (2.48%) SCOM
8 4 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.49%) Kibana
9 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.49%) Netcool
9 3 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (1.49%) PingFederate
9 3 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.99%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 121 (59.90%) VMware
2 73 (36.14%) Citrix
3 71 (35.15%) Microsoft
4 38 (18.81%) HP
5 27 (13.37%) Remedy
6 22 (10.89%) Adobe
7 21 (10.40%) Cisco
8 19 (9.41%) Ivanti
9 18 (8.91%) Bomgar
9 18 (8.91%) Peregrine
10 15 (7.43%) McAfee
10 15 (7.43%) Oracle
11 13 (6.44%) SolarWinds
12 12 (5.94%) Symantec
13 11 (5.45%) ServiceNow
14 9 (4.46%) Lumension
15 8 (3.96%) Dell
15 8 (3.96%) Red Hat
16 7 (3.47%) EMC
17 5 (2.48%) NetApp