Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 88 52
Rank change year-on-year -20 -36 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 350 414 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.08% 2.48% 3.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.10% 10.73% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 287 411
South East median daily rate £360 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -3.70% +12.19%
10th Percentile £150 £209 £219
90th Percentile £470 £487 £450
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 41
South East median hourly rate £19.66 £26.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.38% +48.57% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.80 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.63 £52.89 £26.60
England median hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% +20.00% -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 3846 3859 4690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.84% 23.08% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 2253 2581
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
10th Percentile £150 £185 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 270 462
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.58% -9.01% +19.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.46 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -43 124 £330 +1.54% 15
Hampshire -10 123 £400 +18.52% 12
Berkshire -14 76 £325 -2.99% 2
Surrey -12 45 £363 +16.00% 10
Buckinghamshire -19 35 £397 +22.15% 6
West Sussex +2 28 £175 -27.08% 4
Kent -6 20 £325 -
Oxfordshire -16 14 £263 -19.23% 7
East Sussex +4 7 £400 +15.94% 2
Middlesex +3 1 £213 -34.62%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 350 (100.00%) Windows
2 251 (71.71%) Windows Server
3 240 (68.57%) Active Directory
4 218 (62.29%) VMware
5 198 (56.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 174 (49.71%) Microsoft
7 123 (35.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 105 (30.00%) Citrix
9 104 (29.71%) PowerShell
10 94 (26.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 89 (25.43%) VMware ESXi
12 84 (24.00%) MS Exchange
13 78 (22.29%) Firewall
14 76 (21.71%) Hyper-V
15 75 (21.43%) Windows 7
16 72 (20.57%) SQL Server
17 69 (19.71%) DNS
18 68 (19.43%) ITIL
19 65 (18.57%) Cisco
19 65 (18.57%) Windows 10
20 64 (18.29%) Linux
21 63 (18.00%) Security Cleared
22 59 (16.86%) HP
23 57 (16.29%) SQL
24 55 (15.71%) DHCP
25 53 (15.14%) Skype for Business
25 53 (15.14%) Office 365
26 52 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2010
27 50 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
28 49 (14.00%) Symantec

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 84 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 53 (15.14%) Skype for Business
3 52 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (10.00%) IIS
5 19 (5.43%) SharePoint
6 14 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.29%) JBoss
7 8 (2.29%) WildFly
8 7 (2.00%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.43%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.57%) Apache
12 2 (0.57%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.57%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (9.71%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 14 (4.00%) Acrobat
4 13 (3.71%) PaintShop Pro
5 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.00%) Dynamics GP
2 6 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.29%) FRx
4 1 (0.29%) Primavera
4 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 53 (15.14%) Office 365
2 26 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.00%) IaaS
4 15 (4.29%) PaaS
5 14 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.86%) HP Helion
7 3 (0.86%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (22.29%) Firewall
2 69 (19.71%) DNS
3 55 (15.71%) DHCP
4 49 (14.00%) WAN
5 48 (13.71%) LAN
6 47 (13.43%) TCP/IP
7 34 (9.71%) NetScaler
8 31 (8.86%) SAN
9 28 (8.00%) VPN
10 17 (4.86%) Skype
11 13 (3.71%) VLAN
11 13 (3.71%) VoIP
12 12 (3.43%) Internet
13 11 (3.14%) Network Security
14 10 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (2.86%) LDAP
15 9 (2.57%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (2.29%) ADSL
16 8 (2.29%) SSH
17 6 (1.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.00%) DB2
3 7 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (1.43%) MySQL
4 5 (1.43%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (3.43%) MSI
2 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.29%) Moq
3 1 (0.29%) NUnit
3 1 (0.29%) Selenium
3 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (10.86%) Finance
2 26 (7.43%) Banking
3 9 (2.57%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.00%) Retail
5 5 (1.43%) Publishing
6 4 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.86%) Back Office
7 3 (0.86%) Legal
7 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (17.14%) Support Engineer
2 57 (16.29%) Analyst
3 38 (10.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 30 (8.57%) Architect
4 30 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 28 (8.00%) Administrator
6 27 (7.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
8 23 (6.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 23 (6.57%) Designer
8 23 (6.57%) Solutions Designer
8 23 (6.57%) Support Analyst
9 18 (5.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 18 (5.14%) Infrastructure Support
9 18 (5.14%) Windows Engineer
10 17 (4.86%) Technical Support
10 17 (4.86%) Windows Administrator
11 16 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (4.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.86%) Web Services
2 13 (3.71%) Middleware
3 9 (2.57%) .NET
3 9 (2.57%) X-Windows
4 5 (1.43%) XML
5 2 (0.57%) HTML
5 2 (0.57%) SOAP
6 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.29%) COM+
6 1 (0.29%) CSS
6 1 (0.29%) HTML5
6 1 (0.29%) jQuery
6 1 (0.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.29%) WPF
6 1 (0.29%) XSL
6 1 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.43%) Data Centre
3 24 (6.86%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.14%) PKI
5 10 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.57%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 8 (2.29%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.00%) Online Banking
9 6 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.43%) Clustering
10 5 (1.43%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.43%) iPhone
10 5 (1.43%) Oracle Exalogic
10 5 (1.43%) Replication
10 5 (1.43%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.14%) AS400
11 4 (1.14%) iSeries
11 4 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 350 (100.00%) Windows
2 251 (71.71%) Windows Server
3 198 (56.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 94 (26.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 75 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 65 (18.57%) Windows 10
7 64 (18.29%) Linux
8 34 (9.71%) Windows 8
9 22 (6.29%) Unix
10 20 (5.71%) Windows Vista
11 18 (5.14%) Windows XP
12 16 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (3.43%) AIX
14 11 (3.14%) Android
15 6 (1.71%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.71%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.43%) Solaris
16 5 (1.43%) SUSE
16 5 (1.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (19.43%) ITIL
2 34 (9.71%) TOGAF
3 24 (6.86%) Migration
4 23 (6.57%) Change Management
5 21 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 16 (4.57%) ITIL V3
7 15 (4.29%) Service Management
8 14 (4.00%) Load Balancing
9 13 (3.71%) Virtual Environments
10 12 (3.43%) Asset Management
10 12 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.43%) Patch Management
10 12 (3.43%) SDLC
10 12 (3.43%) Security Patching
11 11 (3.14%) Data Protection
12 10 (2.86%) Incident Management
13 9 (2.57%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (2.57%) Configuration Management
13 9 (2.57%) Mobile Device Management
13 9 (2.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 104 (29.71%) PowerShell
2 57 (16.29%) SQL
3 14 (4.00%) VBScript
4 12 (3.43%) Java
5 5 (1.43%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.43%) Perl
5 5 (1.43%) Python
6 3 (0.86%) C-shell
6 3 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.86%) Korn
6 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.57%) C
7 2 (0.57%) C#
7 2 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (11.71%) SC Cleared
4 33 (9.43%) MCSE
5 32 (9.14%) DV Cleared
6 16 (4.57%) MCSA
7 13 (3.71%) MCP
8 10 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.29%) CCNA
11 7 (2.00%) Degree
12 6 (1.71%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.14%) CCA
13 4 (1.14%) CCNP
13 4 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.14%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.14%) MCITP
13 4 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (1.14%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.57%) SLA
2 6 (1.71%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 240 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 123 (35.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (25.43%) VMware ESXi
4 76 (21.71%) Hyper-V
5 40 (11.43%) XenDesktop
6 34 (9.71%) vSphere
7 33 (9.43%) XenServer
8 30 (8.57%) XenApp
9 15 (4.29%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (2.00%) Docker
11 7 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.86%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.86%) Openswan
13 3 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.86%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.57%) pfSense
14 2 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (12.57%) SCCM
2 24 (6.86%) NetBackup
3 16 (4.57%) SCOM
4 15 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (3.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (3.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (2.86%) AirWatch
7 10 (2.86%) WSUS
8 9 (2.57%) PowerCLI
9 8 (2.29%) vCenter Server
10 6 (1.71%) EdgeSight
11 5 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (1.43%) vRealize
12 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (1.14%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.86%) Puppet
13 3 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 218 (62.29%) VMware
2 174 (49.71%) Microsoft
3 105 (30.00%) Citrix
4 65 (18.57%) Cisco
5 59 (16.86%) HP
6 49 (14.00%) Symantec
7 23 (6.57%) Oracle
8 21 (6.00%) McAfee
9 17 (4.86%) Lumension
10 16 (4.57%) NetApp
11 14 (4.00%) Adobe
11 14 (4.00%) Apple
12 13 (3.71%) Veeam
13 12 (3.43%) Dell
13 12 (3.43%) F5
13 12 (3.43%) IBM
14 11 (3.14%) MobileIron
15 10 (2.86%) ServiceNow
15 10 (2.86%) Veritas
16 9 (2.57%) EMC