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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 58 44
Rank change year-on-year -43 -14  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 167 304 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.13% 3.28% 4.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.80% 12.96% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 182 191
Median daily rate £358 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.32% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £311 £310
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 32
Median hourly rate £36.25 £25.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.77% +47.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £18.43 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.71 £66.09 £41.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 1704 2346 2386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.75% 25.29% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 1436 1174
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 164 222
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.36% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -18 61 £400 +24.03% 15
Buckinghamshire +18 32 £350 +7.69% 7
Berkshire -10 27 £356 +41.08% 12
Surrey -35 20 £388 +24.49% 11
West Sussex +3 7 £325 +16.07% 3
Oxfordshire -2 7 £210 -36.84% 3
Kent +11 6 £308 +28.79% 4
East Sussex +1 3 £425 +30.76% 3
Middlesex - 3 £550 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 377 (100.00%) Windows
2 267 (70.82%) Active Directory
3 265 (70.29%) Windows Server
4 208 (55.17%) VMware
5 197 (52.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 196 (51.99%) Microsoft
7 132 (35.01%) PowerShell
8 127 (33.69%) Security Cleared
9 115 (30.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 114 (30.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 103 (27.32%) DNS
12 100 (26.53%) SC Cleared
13 89 (23.61%) Citrix
13 89 (23.61%) SQL
14 88 (23.34%) Windows 7
15 84 (22.28%) MS Exchange
16 81 (21.49%) ITIL
17 80 (21.22%) SQL Server
18 71 (18.83%) DHCP
18 71 (18.83%) Hyper-V
19 70 (18.57%) SCCM
20 63 (16.71%) Exchange Server 2010
20 63 (16.71%) Linux
20 63 (16.71%) Microsoft Certification
21 61 (16.18%) HP
22 58 (15.38%) vSphere
23 54 (14.32%) Skype for Business
24 52 (13.79%) Firewall
25 48 (12.73%) XenDesktop
26 47 (12.47%) Cisco

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 (22.28%) MS Exchange
2 63 (16.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (14.32%) Skype for Business
4 32 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (7.69%) IIS
6 18 (4.77%) SharePoint
7 14 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.86%) CMS
8 7 (1.86%) Drupal
8 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.86%) WordPress
9 3 (0.80%) Apache
9 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.27%) Moodle
11 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 31 (8.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.27%) Postilion
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.55%) Office 365
2 33 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.86%) SaaS
5 5 (1.33%) IaaS
6 3 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.80%) PaaS
7 2 (0.53%) GitHub
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (27.32%) DNS
2 71 (18.83%) DHCP
3 52 (13.79%) Firewall
4 39 (10.34%) SAN
5 34 (9.02%) LAN
5 34 (9.02%) Skype
6 28 (7.43%) TCP/IP
7 26 (6.90%) WAN
8 22 (5.84%) NetScaler
9 21 (5.57%) SMTP
10 19 (5.04%) VoIP
11 18 (4.77%) Unified Communications
12 16 (4.24%) VPN
13 13 (3.45%) Internet
14 12 (3.18%) HTTP
15 9 (2.39%) NAS
15 9 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (2.12%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (2.12%) SSL
17 7 (1.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (5.04%) MySQL
5 17 (4.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (3.71%) DB2
7 11 (2.92%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.86%) Oracle9i Database
9 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.80%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (3.18%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.39%) MSI
3 4 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.80%) Subversion
4 3 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.27%) Bower
6 1 (0.27%) FxCop
6 1 (0.27%) Grunt
6 1 (0.27%) JSHint
6 1 (0.27%) Moq
6 1 (0.27%) NDepend
6 1 (0.27%) NUnit
6 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.27%) Selenium
6 1 (0.27%) StyleCop
General
1 31 (8.22%) Finance
2 5 (1.33%) Advertising
2 5 (1.33%) Back Office
3 4 (1.06%) Local Government
3 4 (1.06%) Military
4 3 (0.80%) Banking
4 3 (0.80%) Retail
5 2 (0.53%) Legal
5 2 (0.53%) Publishing
5 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.27%) Games
6 1 (0.27%) Law
6 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 43 (11.41%) Support Engineer
2 42 (11.14%) Wintel Engineer
3 41 (10.88%) Analyst
4 36 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (8.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 33 (8.75%) Windows Engineer
6 32 (8.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 23 (6.10%) Consultant
8 20 (5.31%) Server Engineer
9 19 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
10 17 (4.51%) Support Analyst
11 15 (3.98%) Administrator
11 15 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (3.98%) VMware Engineer
11 15 (3.98%) Windows Specialist
12 14 (3.71%) Active Directory Engineer
12 14 (3.71%) DBA
13 13 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
13 13 (3.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.63%) XML
2 15 (3.98%) Web Services
3 9 (2.39%) .NET
4 7 (1.86%) JSON
4 7 (1.86%) YAML
5 6 (1.59%) CSS
6 5 (1.33%) HTML
6 5 (1.33%) SOAP
7 4 (1.06%) Middleware
8 3 (0.80%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.80%) RESTful
8 3 (0.80%) WCF
8 3 (0.80%) XSLT
9 2 (0.53%) REST
9 2 (0.53%) WAP
10 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.27%) LAMP
10 1 (0.27%) Node.js
10 1 (0.27%) SAML
10 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.16%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.63%) Clustering
4 21 (5.57%) Replication
5 17 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.51%) PKI
6 15 (3.98%) Fat Client
6 15 (3.98%) Thin Client
7 12 (3.18%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.92%) Client/Server
9 9 (2.39%) iSeries
10 8 (2.12%) AS400
10 8 (2.12%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.86%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.33%) BYOD
12 5 (1.33%) HACMP
12 5 (1.33%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.06%) Blackberry
13 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 377 (100.00%) Windows
2 265 (70.29%) Windows Server
3 197 (52.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 115 (30.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 88 (23.34%) Windows 7
6 63 (16.71%) Linux
7 34 (9.02%) Unix
8 27 (7.16%) Windows 10
9 21 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (3.98%) Windows 8
11 13 (3.45%) AIX
11 13 (3.45%) Windows Vista
12 11 (2.92%) Windows XP
13 8 (2.12%) Solaris
14 7 (1.86%) Android
15 6 (1.59%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.33%) Windows 2000
17 4 (1.06%) CentOS
17 4 (1.06%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.80%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.49%) ITIL
2 35 (9.28%) Change Management
3 28 (7.43%) Incident Management
3 28 (7.43%) Problem Management
4 27 (7.16%) Migration
5 25 (6.63%) Service Management
5 25 (6.63%) Virtual Environments
6 23 (6.10%) Patch Management
7 18 (4.77%) Customer Requirements
8 17 (4.51%) DevOps
9 16 (4.24%) Project Management
9 16 (4.24%) Software Deployment
10 13 (3.45%) TOGAF
11 12 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.18%) ITIL V3
11 12 (3.18%) Mentoring
12 11 (2.92%) Load Balancing
12 11 (2.92%) Mobile Device Management
12 11 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (2.92%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 132 (35.01%) PowerShell
2 89 (23.61%) SQL
3 36 (9.55%) VBScript
4 17 (4.51%) Python
5 14 (3.71%) VB
6 12 (3.18%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.86%) Java
8 5 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.06%) C#
9 4 (1.06%) PHP
10 2 (0.53%) C
10 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.53%) Perl
10 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 127 (33.69%) Security Cleared
2 100 (26.53%) SC Cleared
3 63 (16.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (8.49%) DV Cleared
5 31 (8.22%) MCSA
6 22 (5.84%) MCITP
7 19 (5.04%) MCSE
8 13 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (3.18%) MCP
10 10 (2.65%) CCNA
10 10 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.86%) CCNP
12 6 (1.59%) CISSP
12 6 (1.59%) ISEB
12 6 (1.59%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.59%) MCDBA
12 6 (1.59%) MCTS
13 5 (1.33%) CCA
13 5 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.71%) SLA
2 9 (2.39%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.39%) QA
3 6 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.80%) PMO
5 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 267 (70.82%) Active Directory
2 114 (30.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (18.83%) Hyper-V
4 58 (15.38%) vSphere
5 48 (12.73%) XenDesktop
6 44 (11.67%) XenApp
7 42 (11.14%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (9.02%) VMware ESX
9 26 (6.90%) XenServer
10 25 (6.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (2.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (2.12%) UAG
14 6 (1.59%) Firmware
14 6 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.59%) ISA Server
14 6 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (1.33%) Terminal Services
15 5 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 70 (18.57%) SCCM
2 23 (6.10%) WSUS
3 20 (5.31%) SCOM
4 16 (4.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 14 (3.71%) Ansible
5 14 (3.71%) Puppet
6 12 (3.18%) NetBackup
7 10 (2.65%) Tivoli
8 9 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.12%) EdgeSight
9 8 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.59%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.59%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (1.33%) AppDNA
11 5 (1.33%) Data Guard
11 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 5 (1.33%) Nagios
11 5 (1.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 208 (55.17%) VMware
2 196 (51.99%) Microsoft
3 89 (23.61%) Citrix
4 61 (16.18%) HP
5 47 (12.47%) Cisco
6 25 (6.63%) NetApp
7 23 (6.10%) Oracle
8 21 (5.57%) IBM
9 20 (5.31%) Red Hat
10 18 (4.77%) Symantec
11 16 (4.24%) Intel Security
12 12 (3.18%) Wyse
13 10 (2.65%) Remedy
14 9 (2.39%) EMC
15 8 (2.12%) CheckPoint
15 8 (2.12%) Forcepoint
15 8 (2.12%) Hitachi
15 8 (2.12%) Sophos
15 8 (2.12%) Thales
16 7 (1.86%) Apple
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