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 3 months to 26 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 94 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 -51  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 176 211 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.26% 2.39% 4.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.22% 9.66% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 130 225
Median daily rate £343 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.88% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 18
Median hourly rate £19.66 £21.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.55% +8.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £29.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.46
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.75%  

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1722 2184 2398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.10% 24.77% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 1285 1262
Median daily rate £383 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 150 247
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +27.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.46 £40.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire -10 49 £355 - 12
Berkshire +14 37 £325 +9.06% 5
Surrey -6 24 £375 - 5
West Sussex +22 23 £250 -28.57% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 17 £425 +18.88% 8
Kent +6 12 £325 +3.17% 4
Oxfordshire -10 11 £250 -30.31% 4
East Sussex -1 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 343 (100.00%) Windows
2 230 (67.06%) Active Directory
3 227 (66.18%) Windows Server
4 196 (57.14%) VMware
5 177 (51.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 165 (48.10%) Microsoft
7 121 (35.28%) PowerShell
8 110 (32.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 109 (31.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 106 (30.90%) Security Cleared
11 92 (26.82%) SQL
12 89 (25.95%) SQL Server
13 88 (25.66%) Linux
14 87 (25.36%) Citrix
15 81 (23.62%) ITIL
16 74 (21.57%) SC Cleared
17 73 (21.28%) DNS
18 72 (20.99%) MS Exchange
19 66 (19.24%) Windows 7
19 66 (19.24%) VMware ESXi
20 65 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
21 63 (18.37%) HP
21 63 (18.37%) Hyper-V
22 59 (17.20%) Firewall
23 54 (15.74%) Skype for Business
24 53 (15.45%) Cisco
25 52 (15.16%) Unix
26 49 (14.29%) DHCP
27 45 (13.12%) SAN
28 44 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2010

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 72 (20.99%) MS Exchange
2 54 (15.74%) Skype for Business
3 44 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (11.08%) IIS
5 30 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.96%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.62%) JBoss
8 9 (2.62%) WildFly
9 8 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.04%) CMS
10 7 (2.04%) Drupal
10 7 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (2.04%) WordPress
11 6 (1.75%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.17%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.58%) Bankmaster
4 2 (0.58%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.58%) FRx
4 2 (0.58%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.29%) Postilion
5 1 (0.29%) Primavera
5 1 (0.29%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.45%) Office 365
2 22 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.33%) IaaS
4 8 (2.33%) PaaS
5 4 (1.17%) SaaS
6 3 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.58%) GitHub
8 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.29%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (21.28%) DNS
2 59 (17.20%) Firewall
3 49 (14.29%) DHCP
4 45 (13.12%) SAN
5 35 (10.20%) LAN
6 29 (8.45%) WAN
7 23 (6.71%) Skype
8 20 (5.83%) NetScaler
9 18 (5.25%) SMTP
10 16 (4.66%) Internet
10 16 (4.66%) TCP/IP
11 12 (3.50%) NAS
11 12 (3.50%) SSH
11 12 (3.50%) VoIP
12 10 (2.92%) LDAP
13 9 (2.62%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (2.62%) Unified Communications
13 9 (2.62%) VPN
14 8 (2.33%) BIG-IP
15 7 (2.04%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (25.95%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.96%) MySQL
4 15 (4.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (3.79%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.21%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.62%) DB2
9 9 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (2.04%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.87%) MS Access
15 2 (0.58%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (3.21%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.92%) MSI
3 5 (1.46%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.87%) Subversion
6 2 (0.58%) Moq
6 2 (0.58%) NUnit
6 2 (0.58%) Selenium
6 2 (0.58%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.29%) Bower
7 1 (0.29%) FxCop
7 1 (0.29%) Grunt
7 1 (0.29%) JSHint
7 1 (0.29%) NDepend
7 1 (0.29%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.29%) StyleCop
General
1 34 (9.91%) Finance
2 23 (6.71%) Banking
3 4 (1.17%) Legal
3 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.87%) Back Office
4 3 (0.87%) Retail
5 2 (0.58%) Local Government
5 2 (0.58%) Military
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (14.87%) Analyst
2 43 (12.54%) Support Engineer
3 34 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (9.04%) 3rd Line Support
5 29 (8.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 21 (6.12%) Server Engineer
6 21 (6.12%) Wintel Engineer
7 20 (5.83%) Windows Engineer
8 19 (5.54%) Administrator
8 19 (5.54%) Consultant
8 19 (5.54%) DBA
9 17 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (4.66%) Server Support
11 15 (4.37%) Architect
11 15 (4.37%) Designer
11 15 (4.37%) IT Analyst
11 15 (4.37%) Solutions Designer
11 15 (4.37%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.08%) Active Directory Engineer
12 14 (4.08%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.12%) Web Services
2 17 (4.96%) XML
3 11 (3.21%) .NET
3 11 (3.21%) Middleware
4 10 (2.92%) CSS
5 7 (2.04%) JSON
5 7 (2.04%) YAML
6 6 (1.75%) jQuery
7 4 (1.17%) HTML
7 4 (1.17%) XSLT
8 2 (0.58%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (0.58%) HTML5
8 2 (0.58%) REST
8 2 (0.58%) SOAP
8 2 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.58%) WAP
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Thrift
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.87%) Clustering
3 22 (6.41%) Data Centre
4 21 (6.12%) Replication
5 15 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.50%) PKI
7 10 (2.92%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.33%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.33%) Thin Client
9 7 (2.04%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.75%) iSeries
10 6 (1.75%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.46%) AS400
11 5 (1.46%) HACMP
11 5 (1.46%) NHS
12 4 (1.17%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.17%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 343 (100.00%) Windows
2 227 (66.18%) Windows Server
3 177 (51.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 109 (31.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 88 (25.66%) Linux
6 66 (19.24%) Windows 7
7 52 (15.16%) Unix
8 22 (6.41%) Windows 10
9 17 (4.96%) Windows XP
10 16 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (4.66%) Windows 8
10 16 (4.66%) Windows Vista
11 10 (2.92%) Android
12 9 (2.62%) AIX
13 6 (1.75%) CentOS
13 6 (1.75%) Solaris
14 5 (1.46%) SUSE
15 4 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.87%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.87%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.62%) ITIL
2 35 (10.20%) Change Management
3 25 (7.29%) Virtual Environments
4 22 (6.41%) TOGAF
5 21 (6.12%) Incident Management
5 21 (6.12%) Patch Management
5 21 (6.12%) Service Management
6 20 (5.83%) Migration
7 19 (5.54%) Problem Management
8 18 (5.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 16 (4.66%) High Availability
9 16 (4.66%) Project Management
10 15 (4.37%) Service Delivery
11 14 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (4.08%) DevOps
11 14 (4.08%) ITIL V3
12 13 (3.79%) E-Commerce
13 12 (3.50%) Capacity Management
14 11 (3.21%) Mentoring
14 11 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 121 (35.28%) PowerShell
2 92 (26.82%) SQL
3 25 (7.29%) VBScript
4 19 (5.54%) VB
5 16 (4.66%) Java
5 16 (4.66%) Python
6 9 (2.62%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.75%) C#
9 5 (1.46%) Perl
9 5 (1.46%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.87%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) C
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (30.90%) Security Cleared
2 74 (21.57%) SC Cleared
3 65 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (11.37%) DV Cleared
5 34 (9.91%) MCSE
6 27 (7.87%) MCSA
7 18 (5.25%) MCP
8 15 (4.37%) MCITP
9 14 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (3.21%) CCNA
10 11 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (2.92%) Degree
11 10 (2.92%) MCDBA
12 9 (2.62%) CCNP
13 7 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.75%) MCTS
15 3 (0.87%) CCDP
15 3 (0.87%) ISEB
15 3 (0.87%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.37%) SLA
2 9 (2.62%) QA
3 7 (2.04%) PMO
4 3 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
System Software
1 230 (67.06%) Active Directory
2 110 (32.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (19.24%) VMware ESXi
4 63 (18.37%) Hyper-V
5 37 (10.79%) vSphere
6 32 (9.33%) XenDesktop
7 19 (5.54%) XenServer
8 14 (4.08%) VMware Workstation
8 14 (4.08%) XenApp
9 11 (3.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.75%) UAG
12 5 (1.46%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.17%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 40 (11.66%) SCCM
2 28 (8.16%) NetBackup
3 25 (7.29%) WSUS
4 17 (4.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 16 (4.66%) Ansible
6 12 (3.50%) AirWatch
7 11 (3.21%) SCOM
8 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (2.92%) Puppet
9 9 (2.62%) vCenter Server
10 8 (2.33%) BladeLogic
11 7 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (1.46%) Data Guard
12 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 5 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (1.46%) OVSD
12 5 (1.46%) Tivoli
13 4 (1.17%) PowerCLI
13 4 (1.17%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 196 (57.14%) VMware
2 165 (48.10%) Microsoft
3 87 (25.36%) Citrix
4 63 (18.37%) HP
5 53 (15.45%) Cisco
6 30 (8.75%) Symantec
7 26 (7.58%) Oracle
8 25 (7.29%) McAfee
9 24 (7.00%) NetApp
10 20 (5.83%) Red Hat
11 16 (4.66%) IBM
12 14 (4.08%) Veritas
13 12 (3.50%) MobileIron
14 11 (3.21%) ServiceNow
15 9 (2.62%) EMC
15 9 (2.62%) F5
15 9 (2.62%) Lumension
16 8 (2.33%) Sophos
16 8 (2.33%) Thales
17 7 (2.04%) Remedy
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