Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 128 180
Rank change year-on-year -14 +52 -72
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 270 236
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 1.95% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.68% 8.79% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 173 154
Median daily rate £350 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% -3.50% +15.11%
10th Percentile £216 £201 £180
90th Percentile £447 £502 £500
England median daily rate £345 £363 £352
% change year-on-year -4.83% +3.13% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 13
Median hourly rate - £26.50 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +64.60% -16.71%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +32.08% +35.90% +2.63%

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 745 3,072 3,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.50% 22.24% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 1,770 1,859
Median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £155 £146 £163
90th Percentile £573 £575 £575
England median daily rate £442 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +3.94% -2.30% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 244 305
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £50.25 £53.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South East over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 29 October 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 -16 9 £180 -55.00% 6
Thames Valley +48 8 £373 +23.20% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 5 £404 +0.88%
Oxfordshire +49 2 £233 -16.96%
West Sussex +27 2 £350 -1.41% 2
Berkshire +51 1 - - 1
East Sussex +27 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 29 October 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (70.00%) VMware
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (35.00%) Office 365
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (30.00%) Azure
8 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (25.00%) Citrix
9 4 (20.00%) WAN
9 4 (20.00%) DHCP
9 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 4 (20.00%) vSphere
9 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (20.00%) SCCM
9 4 (20.00%) SCOM
9 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (15.00%) Migration

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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.00%) Acrobat
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Office 365
2 6 (30.00%) Azure
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (5.00%) OneDrive
4 1 (5.00%) Power Platform
4 1 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) IPsec
5 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) VSAN
5 1 (5.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Deskside Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Server Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Support
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) PDA
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (10.00%) Linux
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (5.00%) AIX
8 1 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.00%) Line Management
4 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Server Management
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
4 1 (5.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (20.00%) vSphere
5 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (10.00%) Terminal Server
5 2 (10.00%) XenApp
6 1 (5.00%) NFS
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
1 4 (20.00%) SCOM
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (15.00%) WSUS
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (10.00%) vMotion
4 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (5.00%) SmoothWall
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) Symantec
5 2 (10.00%) McAfee
5 2 (10.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) Adobe
6 1 (5.00%) arcserve
6 1 (5.00%) Capita
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Lotus
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) Peregrine
6 1 (5.00%) Remedy