Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 101 94
Rank change year-on-year -73 -7 -43
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 232 365 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 2.25% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.79% 9.81% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 233 273
South East median daily rate £400 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +10.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £183 £162 £213
90th Percentile £497 £470 £490
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 22
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £19.66 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% -12.13% +27.86%
10th Percentile £10.30 £11.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £36.95 £47.76 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.25 £19.66 £20.75
% change year-on-year -2.09% -5.25% +18.57%

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 3,417 3,722 4,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.95% 22.92% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,823 2,089 2,380
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £188
90th Percentile £570 £538 £538
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 286 279
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.98
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Thames Valley -13 111 £395 +18.80% 21
Hampshire -48 75 £414 +3.44% 14
Buckinghamshire +50 66 £375 -16.67% 9
Surrey -44 26 £280 -21.40% 15
Berkshire -61 25 £398 +22.31% 8
Oxfordshire +6 20 £427 +70.90% 4
West Sussex -29 14 £406 +103.13% 10
Kent -9 4 £325 - 4
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 232 (100.00%) Windows
2 162 (69.83%) Active Directory
3 148 (63.79%) Windows Server
4 127 (54.74%) Microsoft
5 124 (53.45%) VMware
6 123 (53.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 85 (36.64%) Security Cleared
9 75 (32.33%) Citrix
10 69 (29.74%) Windows 7
11 65 (28.02%) PowerShell
12 61 (26.29%) SQL Server
13 60 (25.86%) ITIL
14 56 (24.14%) VMware ESXi
15 55 (23.71%) SC Cleared
16 53 (22.84%) SCCM
16 53 (22.84%) Office 365
17 52 (22.41%) DNS
18 51 (21.98%) SQL
19 49 (21.12%) MS Exchange
20 47 (20.26%) Windows Server 2003
21 46 (19.83%) Hyper-V
22 43 (18.53%) DHCP
22 43 (18.53%) Microsoft Office
23 41 (17.67%) Microsoft Azure
23 41 (17.67%) DV Cleared
24 40 (17.24%) Firewall
25 39 (16.81%) HP
26 38 (16.38%) Linux
27 37 (15.95%) Windows 10

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 49 (21.12%) MS Exchange
2 35 (15.09%) SharePoint
3 26 (11.21%) IIS
4 25 (10.78%) Skype for Business
5 16 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.45%) Apache
7 8 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.59%) JBoss
8 6 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (2.59%) WildFly
9 4 (1.72%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.29%) CMS
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.86%) Confluence
11 2 (0.86%) Drupal
11 2 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 43 (18.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 53 (22.84%) Office 365
2 41 (17.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.45%) Yammer
5 7 (3.02%) IaaS
6 5 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.72%) G Suite
8 2 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.86%) PaaS
8 2 (0.86%) SaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.43%) Datadog
9 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 52 (22.41%) DNS
2 43 (18.53%) DHCP
3 40 (17.24%) Firewall
4 35 (15.09%) SAN
5 23 (9.91%) LAN
6 20 (8.62%) NetScaler
7 18 (7.76%) Skype
8 16 (6.90%) WAN
9 15 (6.47%) VLAN
10 10 (4.31%) iSCSI
10 10 (4.31%) TCP/IP
11 8 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (3.45%) Internet
12 6 (2.59%) SSH
12 6 (2.59%) VPN
13 4 (1.72%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.72%) NAS
14 3 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 3 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (26.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (7.76%) Oracle Database
4 16 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (2.59%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (2.16%) MySQL
9 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.29%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.86%) DB2
11 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.43%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.88%) MSI
2 8 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.16%) Toad
4 4 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.72%) Subversion
5 3 (1.29%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.29%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.29%) JIRA
5 3 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.86%) Bower
6 2 (0.86%) FxCop
6 2 (0.86%) Grunt
6 2 (0.86%) JSHint
6 2 (0.86%) NDepend
6 2 (0.86%) NUnit
6 2 (0.86%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.86%) Selenium
6 2 (0.86%) StyleCop
General
1 25 (10.78%) Finance
2 9 (3.88%) Banking
3 5 (2.16%) Military
4 3 (1.29%) Advertising
5 2 (0.86%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Automotive
6 1 (0.43%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
6 1 (0.43%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (21.12%) Analyst
2 32 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 27 (11.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (9.48%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (7.33%) Applications Support
5 17 (7.33%) Support Analyst
6 13 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (5.60%) Developer
6 13 (5.60%) IT Support
7 12 (5.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 12 (5.17%) Service Analyst
8 11 (4.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 11 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (4.74%) Desktop Support
9 10 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (4.31%) Administrator
9 10 (4.31%) Consultant
9 10 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (3.88%) Architect
10 9 (3.88%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.47%) .NET
2 11 (4.74%) CSS
3 9 (3.88%) LDAP
3 9 (3.88%) Web Services
4 8 (3.45%) Middleware
5 7 (3.02%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.02%) jQuery
6 5 (2.16%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.16%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.16%) HTML
7 3 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.29%) XML
7 3 (1.29%) XSLT
8 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.86%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (0.86%) HTML5
8 2 (0.86%) JSON
8 2 (0.86%) Node.js
8 2 (0.86%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.86%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.48%) PKI
2 21 (9.05%) Clustering
3 17 (7.33%) Fat Client
3 17 (7.33%) Thin Client
4 11 (4.74%) Client/Server
4 11 (4.74%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.29%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.86%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.43%) CESG
10 1 (0.43%) IVR
10 1 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 232 (100.00%) Windows
2 148 (63.79%) Windows Server
3 123 (53.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (29.74%) Windows 7
5 47 (20.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (16.38%) Linux
7 37 (15.95%) Windows 10
8 20 (8.62%) Unix
9 15 (6.47%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.45%) Windows Vista
11 6 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.72%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.72%) CentOS
12 4 (1.72%) Solaris
12 4 (1.72%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.72%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.29%) Android
14 2 (0.86%) AIX
14 2 (0.86%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.86%) ITIL
2 31 (13.36%) Migration
3 28 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (9.91%) Change Management
5 22 (9.48%) ITIL V3
5 22 (9.48%) Service Management
6 19 (8.19%) Application Packaging
7 18 (7.76%) CRM
8 16 (6.90%) ITSM
9 15 (6.47%) High Availability
10 12 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (5.17%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (4.74%) Incident Management
11 11 (4.74%) Virtual Environments
12 10 (4.31%) Critical Thinking
12 10 (4.31%) Performance Management
12 10 (4.31%) Server Management
12 10 (4.31%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.02%) PowerShell
2 51 (21.98%) SQL
3 13 (5.60%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.74%) Java
5 9 (3.88%) C#
5 9 (3.88%) Python
6 7 (3.02%) VB
7 5 (2.16%) Perl
8 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.72%) VBScript
9 2 (0.86%) C
9 2 (0.86%) PHP
10 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (36.64%) Security Cleared
2 55 (23.71%) SC Cleared
3 41 (17.67%) DV Cleared
4 36 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (8.62%) Citrix Certification
6 18 (7.76%) MCSE
7 14 (6.03%) CCA
7 14 (6.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (4.74%) MCITP
9 8 (3.45%) Degree
10 7 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (3.02%) MCDBA
11 6 (2.59%) CCNA
11 6 (2.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (2.59%) MCP
11 6 (2.59%) MCSA
12 5 (2.16%) CCNP
12 5 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.17%) SLA
2 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.86%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.86%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 162 (69.83%) Active Directory
2 87 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (24.14%) VMware ESXi
4 46 (19.83%) Hyper-V
5 33 (14.22%) XenDesktop
6 28 (12.07%) vSphere
7 27 (11.64%) XenApp
8 19 (8.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (6.47%) XenServer
10 12 (5.17%) DFS Replication
11 9 (3.88%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (1.29%) Docker
15 3 (1.29%) Firmware
15 3 (1.29%) Squid
15 3 (1.29%) UAG
16 2 (0.86%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 53 (22.84%) SCCM
2 14 (6.03%) SCOM
3 12 (5.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (3.88%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (3.45%) NetBackup
5 8 (3.45%) WSUS
6 7 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.02%) OVSD
6 7 (3.02%) Puppet
7 6 (2.59%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.59%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.72%) Ansible
9 3 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.86%) Control-M
10 2 (0.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 127 (54.74%) Microsoft
2 124 (53.45%) VMware
3 75 (32.33%) Citrix
4 39 (16.81%) HP
5 29 (12.50%) Oracle
6 27 (11.64%) NetApp
7 26 (11.21%) McAfee
8 25 (10.78%) Cisco
9 15 (6.47%) Symantec
10 9 (3.88%) F5
11 8 (3.45%) Dell
11 8 (3.45%) Lumension
12 7 (3.02%) Veritas
13 6 (2.59%) webMethods
14 5 (2.16%) Apple
14 5 (2.16%) CA
14 5 (2.16%) Google
14 5 (2.16%) Ivanti
14 5 (2.16%) Proofpoint
14 5 (2.16%) Veeam