Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 93 65
Rank change year-on-year -75 -28 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 242 355 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.45% 2.33% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.46% 10.69% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 245 336
South East median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +4.62% -4.41%
10th Percentile £163 £210 £200
90th Percentile £500 £475 £498
England median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 24
South East median hourly rate £15.75 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.88% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.13 £14.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.48 £55.46 £49.08
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -9.21% -0.78%

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 3,748 3,320 4,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.41% 21.75% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,067 1,892 2,646
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £205
90th Percentile £563 £542 £525
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 254 335
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.13 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.70% -20.39% +17.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.05 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -0.74% +5.20%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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
Hampshire -24 93 £398 +17.07% 15
Thames Valley -41 84 £375 +9.49% 37
Surrey -29 48 £335 -5.63% 15
Buckinghamshire -18 43 £380 +8.57% 11
Berkshire -40 24 £269 -21.46% 21
Oxfordshire -6 17 £325 +30.00% 5
Kent +3 7 £223 -29.29% 6
East Sussex +2 4 £400 +23.08% 2
West Sussex -22 4 £275 +10.00% 4
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Windows
2 156 (64.46%) Active Directory
3 149 (61.57%) Windows Server
4 130 (53.72%) VMware
5 128 (52.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 125 (51.65%) Microsoft
7 83 (34.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 82 (33.88%) Security Cleared
8 82 (33.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (28.93%) PowerShell
10 68 (28.10%) Windows 7
11 65 (26.86%) Citrix
12 61 (25.21%) Hyper-V
13 60 (24.79%) ITIL
14 58 (23.97%) SCCM
15 51 (21.07%) Firewall
16 50 (20.66%) Office 365
17 49 (20.25%) VMware ESXi
17 49 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
18 47 (19.42%) DNS
19 46 (19.01%) MS Exchange
20 45 (18.60%) SC Cleared
21 42 (17.36%) DV Cleared
22 39 (16.12%) XenDesktop
22 39 (16.12%) Windows 10
23 38 (15.70%) SQL
24 36 (14.88%) Migration
25 35 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
25 35 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
26 34 (14.05%) DHCP

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 46 (19.01%) MS Exchange
2 33 (13.64%) Skype for Business
3 24 (9.92%) SharePoint
4 22 (9.09%) IIS
5 21 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (4.13%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (3.31%) Apache
8 7 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.83%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.41%) JBoss
11 1 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 49 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) Acrobat
2 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.83%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 50 (20.66%) Office 365
2 35 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (4.55%) IaaS
5 11 (4.55%) PaaS
6 6 (2.48%) SaaS
6 6 (2.48%) Yammer
7 2 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.41%) Datadog
8 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 51 (21.07%) Firewall
2 47 (19.42%) DNS
3 34 (14.05%) DHCP
4 27 (11.16%) LAN
5 25 (10.33%) WAN
6 24 (9.92%) SAN
7 20 (8.26%) NetScaler
8 19 (7.85%) Skype
9 17 (7.02%) Internet
10 12 (4.96%) iSCSI
11 10 (4.13%) VPN
12 7 (2.89%) Multicast
12 7 (2.89%) VLAN
13 6 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (1.65%) IP Telephony
15 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
16 3 (1.24%) Intranet
16 3 (1.24%) MPLS
16 3 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.31%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.65%) Power BI
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.24%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.41%) DB2
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (5.37%) MSI
2 5 (2.07%) StarTeam
3 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.83%) Bower
5 2 (0.83%) FxCop
5 2 (0.83%) Grunt
5 2 (0.83%) JSHint
5 2 (0.83%) Moq
5 2 (0.83%) NDepend
5 2 (0.83%) NUnit
5 2 (0.83%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.83%) Selenium
5 2 (0.83%) StyleCop
5 2 (0.83%) Subversion
5 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.83%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.41%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (11.16%) Finance
2 6 (2.48%) Military
3 4 (1.65%) Banking
3 4 (1.65%) Retail
4 2 (0.83%) Advertising
4 2 (0.83%) Marketing
4 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.41%) Automotive
5 1 (0.41%) French Language
5 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (13.64%) Analyst
2 26 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 21 (8.68%) Architect
5 20 (8.26%) Support Engineer
6 16 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 16 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (5.79%) Server Engineer
8 13 (5.37%) Windows Engineer
9 12 (4.96%) IT Support
10 11 (4.55%) Designer
10 11 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
11 10 (4.13%) IT Engineer
12 9 (3.72%) Citrix Engineer
12 9 (3.72%) Consultant
12 9 (3.72%) Service Analyst
12 9 (3.72%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.72%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.72%) Windows Server Engineer
13 8 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.89%) .NET
1 7 (2.89%) XML
2 6 (2.48%) CSS
3 4 (1.65%) jQuery
4 3 (1.24%) XSLT
5 2 (0.83%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.83%) Apache Thrift
5 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.83%) HTML
5 2 (0.83%) HTML5
5 2 (0.83%) Node.js
5 2 (0.83%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.83%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.83%) XACML
6 1 (0.41%) COM+
6 1 (0.41%) J2EE
6 1 (0.41%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.16%) PKI
2 22 (9.09%) Clustering
3 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.20%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.13%) Fat Client
5 10 (4.13%) Thin Client
6 9 (3.72%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.72%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.48%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.24%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.83%) iPad
10 2 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.83%) Replication
10 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.41%) NHS
11 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 242 (100.00%) Windows
2 149 (61.57%) Windows Server
3 128 (52.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (33.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 68 (28.10%) Windows 7
6 39 (16.12%) Windows 10
7 23 (9.50%) Unix
8 20 (8.26%) Linux
9 19 (7.85%) Solaris
10 17 (7.02%) Windows 8
11 16 (6.61%) Windows Vista
12 15 (6.20%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.48%) Data ONTAP
14 5 (2.07%) AIX
14 5 (2.07%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (1.24%) CentOS
16 2 (0.83%) Android
16 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (24.79%) ITIL
2 36 (14.88%) Migration
3 35 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (11.16%) Change Management
5 24 (9.92%) ITIL V3
6 22 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (8.68%) Service Delivery
7 21 (8.68%) Virtual Environments
8 18 (7.44%) High Availability
9 17 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (7.02%) TOGAF
10 15 (6.20%) Service Management
11 12 (4.96%) Application Packaging
12 11 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (4.55%) Configuration Management
13 10 (4.13%) Incident Management
13 10 (4.13%) Patch Management
13 10 (4.13%) Performance Management
14 9 (3.72%) ITSM
14 9 (3.72%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 70 (28.93%) PowerShell
2 38 (15.70%) SQL
3 9 (3.72%) Java
4 7 (2.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.65%) C
5 4 (1.65%) Python
5 4 (1.65%) VB
6 3 (1.24%) C#
6 3 (1.24%) C++
6 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.24%) VBA
7 2 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (33.88%) Security Cleared
2 45 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 42 (17.36%) DV Cleared
4 32 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (9.92%) MCSE
6 13 (5.37%) MCSA
7 11 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (4.13%) CCA
8 10 (4.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (3.31%) Degree
9 8 (3.31%) MCP
10 6 (2.48%) CCNA
10 6 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.07%) CCNP
12 4 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.65%) ISEB
12 4 (1.65%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.96%) SLA
2 9 (3.72%) QA
3 6 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) GPG13
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 156 (64.46%) Active Directory
2 83 (34.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (25.21%) Hyper-V
4 49 (20.25%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (16.12%) XenDesktop
6 27 (11.16%) vSphere
7 26 (10.74%) XenServer
8 24 (9.92%) XenApp
9 16 (6.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (3.72%) DFS Replication
11 7 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (2.48%) NFS
12 6 (2.48%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (1.24%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.24%) UAG
15 2 (0.83%) Docker
15 2 (0.83%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 58 (23.97%) SCCM
2 20 (8.26%) WSUS
3 16 (6.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 14 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (5.79%) SCOM
5 10 (4.13%) Backup Exec
6 8 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (2.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (2.89%) OVSD
8 6 (2.48%) AirWatch
8 6 (2.48%) SCSM
9 4 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.83%) Ansible
10 2 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.83%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.83%) Puppet
10 2 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 130 (53.72%) VMware
2 125 (51.65%) Microsoft
3 65 (26.86%) Citrix
4 31 (12.81%) McAfee
5 30 (12.40%) Cisco
6 29 (11.98%) HP
7 27 (11.16%) Oracle
8 22 (9.09%) Lumension
9 19 (7.85%) NetApp
10 14 (5.79%) Symantec
11 10 (4.13%) Ivanti
11 10 (4.13%) Veeam
12 8 (3.31%) Dell
13 7 (2.89%) Borland
14 6 (2.48%) arcserve
14 6 (2.48%) Forcepoint
15 5 (2.07%) Thales
16 4 (1.65%) Apple
16 4 (1.65%) Gemalto
16 4 (1.65%) Remedy