Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 81 59
Rank change year-on-year -56 -22 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 285 420 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 2.70% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.59% 12.31% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 299 341
South East median daily rate £370 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +3.13% -1.54%
10th Percentile £127 £213 £205
90th Percentile £500 £471 £469
England median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 30
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +46.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.67 £55.65 £35.94
England median hourly rate £16.88 £20.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -15.63% +7.38% -6.88%

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 3,753 3,412 4,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.56% 21.95% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,091 1,959 2,648
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £143 £192 £195
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 288 399
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.19 £10.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £46.96 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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
Thames Valley -44 105 £360 +5.88% 41
Hampshire -26 102 £400 +21.21% 18
Buckinghamshire -19 52 £388 +12.32% 17
Surrey -35 47 £325 -4.41% 18
Berkshire -21 44 £310 -11.43% 19
West Sussex -5 14 £173 -28.13% 5
Oxfordshire -16 10 £250 -14.89% 5
East Sussex -1 8 £400 +45.45% 3
Kent -22 7 £230 -28.13% 8
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 285 (100.00%) Windows
2 192 (67.37%) Active Directory
3 181 (63.51%) Windows Server
4 165 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 158 (55.44%) VMware
6 136 (47.72%) Microsoft
7 97 (34.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 95 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 90 (31.58%) Security Cleared
10 83 (29.12%) PowerShell
11 69 (24.21%) ITIL
12 68 (23.86%) Citrix
12 68 (23.86%) Windows 7
13 66 (23.16%) Hyper-V
13 66 (23.16%) Firewall
14 63 (22.11%) VMware ESXi
15 61 (21.40%) MS Exchange
16 56 (19.65%) SQL
17 52 (18.25%) DV Cleared
18 50 (17.54%) SC Cleared
19 48 (16.84%) DNS
20 46 (16.14%) SQL Server
20 46 (16.14%) HP
20 46 (16.14%) SCCM
20 46 (16.14%) Office 365
21 43 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
21 43 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
21 43 (15.09%) LAN
21 43 (15.09%) WAN
22 39 (13.68%) Windows 10

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 61 (21.40%) MS Exchange
2 35 (12.28%) IIS
3 33 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (11.58%) Skype for Business
4 20 (7.02%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.75%) Apache
7 5 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.05%) IBM Domino
8 3 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.35%) CMS
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) JBoss
10 1 (0.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 43 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.16%) Acrobat
3 9 (3.16%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.46%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (1.40%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 46 (16.14%) Office 365
2 25 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.26%) IaaS
4 14 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (4.21%) PaaS
6 10 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.75%) SaaS
8 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 66 (23.16%) Firewall
2 48 (16.84%) DNS
3 43 (15.09%) LAN
3 43 (15.09%) WAN
4 36 (12.63%) DHCP
5 25 (8.77%) TCP/IP
6 24 (8.42%) VPN
7 22 (7.72%) NetScaler
8 20 (7.02%) SAN
9 17 (5.96%) Internet
10 11 (3.86%) VoIP
11 10 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (3.16%) iSCSI
13 8 (2.81%) Skype
14 7 (2.46%) Multicast
15 5 (1.75%) BIG-IP
15 5 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.75%) Intranet
15 5 (1.75%) Network Security
15 5 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (2.11%) DB2
4 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.40%) MySQL
6 4 (1.40%) Power BI
6 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.05%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (5.96%) MSI
2 5 (1.75%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (9.47%) Finance
2 7 (2.46%) Banking
2 7 (2.46%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.75%) Publishing
4 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.05%) Retail
5 2 (0.70%) Advertising
5 2 (0.70%) Back Office
5 2 (0.70%) French Language
6 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (12.28%) Analyst
2 33 (11.58%) Support Engineer
3 27 (9.47%) Architect
4 26 (9.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
6 18 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (6.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (5.61%) Designer
7 16 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.61%) Solutions Designer
7 16 (5.61%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (4.56%) IT Support
9 12 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (4.21%) Build Engineer
9 12 (4.21%) Server Engineer
10 11 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (3.51%) Consultant
11 10 (3.51%) IT Engineer
11 10 (3.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.21%) .NET
2 9 (3.16%) Web Services
3 8 (2.81%) XML
4 6 (2.11%) Middleware
5 4 (1.40%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.70%) CSS
6 2 (0.70%) SOAP
6 2 (0.70%) XSL
6 2 (0.70%) XSLT
7 1 (0.35%) COM+
7 1 (0.35%) HTML
7 1 (0.35%) J2EE
7 1 (0.35%) LDAP
7 1 (0.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.72%) Management Information System
3 21 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 21 (7.37%) PKI
4 15 (5.26%) Clustering
5 8 (2.81%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.11%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.75%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.75%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.75%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.05%) CMDB
9 3 (1.05%) iPad
9 3 (1.05%) Raspberry Pi
9 3 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (1.05%) Wiki
10 2 (0.70%) Derivative
10 2 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 285 (100.00%) Windows
2 181 (63.51%) Windows Server
3 165 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (34.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 68 (23.86%) Windows 7
6 39 (13.68%) Windows 10
7 33 (11.58%) Linux
8 24 (8.42%) Windows Vista
9 22 (7.72%) Unix
10 18 (6.32%) Windows 8
10 18 (6.32%) Windows XP
11 16 (5.61%) Solaris
12 12 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (3.86%) AIX
14 7 (2.46%) Android
15 5 (1.75%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.75%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.40%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (1.40%) SUSE
17 2 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (24.21%) ITIL
2 30 (10.53%) Change Management
2 30 (10.53%) ITIL V3
3 25 (8.77%) Migration
4 24 (8.42%) Service Delivery
5 23 (8.07%) TOGAF
6 19 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
7 15 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (5.26%) Service Management
8 14 (4.91%) Patch Management
8 14 (4.91%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (4.56%) Load Balancing
10 12 (4.21%) Incident Management
10 12 (4.21%) ITSM
11 10 (3.51%) Configuration Management
11 10 (3.51%) CRM
11 10 (3.51%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
12 9 (3.16%) Problem Management
12 9 (3.16%) SDLC
13 8 (2.81%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 83 (29.12%) PowerShell
2 56 (19.65%) SQL
3 11 (3.86%) Java
4 5 (1.75%) C
5 4 (1.40%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.40%) VB
6 3 (1.05%) C++
6 3 (1.05%) VBA
6 3 (1.05%) VBScript
7 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.70%) Python
8 1 (0.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 90 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 52 (18.25%) DV Cleared
3 50 (17.54%) SC Cleared
4 43 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (9.82%) MCSE
6 19 (6.67%) MCSA
7 14 (4.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (3.51%) Degree
9 9 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.81%) CCNA
10 8 (2.81%) MCP
11 6 (2.11%) A+ Certification
11 6 (2.11%) CCNP
11 6 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.75%) CCA
13 4 (1.40%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.40%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.91%) SLA
2 9 (3.16%) QA
3 6 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 192 (67.37%) Active Directory
2 95 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (23.16%) Hyper-V
4 63 (22.11%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (12.28%) vSphere
6 26 (9.12%) XenDesktop
7 22 (7.72%) XenServer
8 18 (6.32%) XenApp
9 11 (3.86%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (2.46%) Docker
10 7 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.40%) NFS
13 3 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (1.05%) ISA Server
13 3 (1.05%) UAG
13 3 (1.05%) vCloud
14 2 (0.70%) iptables
14 2 (0.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 46 (16.14%) SCCM
2 19 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (4.56%) SCOM
4 9 (3.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (2.81%) AirWatch
5 8 (2.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (2.46%) Backup Exec
6 7 (2.46%) WSUS
7 6 (2.11%) EdgeSight
8 5 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.75%) OVSD
9 4 (1.40%) DameWare
9 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.40%) SCSM
9 4 (1.40%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.05%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.70%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 158 (55.44%) VMware
2 136 (47.72%) Microsoft
3 68 (23.86%) Citrix
4 46 (16.14%) HP
5 37 (12.98%) Cisco
6 29 (10.18%) Oracle
7 27 (9.47%) Lumension
7 27 (9.47%) McAfee
8 26 (9.12%) Symantec
9 13 (4.56%) NetApp
10 10 (3.51%) Borland
10 10 (3.51%) Veeam
11 9 (3.16%) Adobe
11 9 (3.16%) Apple
11 9 (3.16%) Ivanti
12 8 (2.81%) Meraki
13 7 (2.46%) Dell
13 7 (2.46%) Forcepoint
13 7 (2.46%) ServiceNow
14 6 (2.11%) EMC