Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 123 85
Rank change year-on-year -47 -38 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 229 324 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.43% 1.97% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.56% 8.65% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 212 271
South East median daily rate £380 £355 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +7.58% -
10th Percentile £156 £150 £213
90th Percentile £491 £487 £469
England median daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +13.85% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 23
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -20.00% +57.14%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.78 £16.90
90th Percentile £39.50 £47.67 £55.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - -6.98% +19.44%

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 3,492 3,747 3,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.85% 22.79% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,918 2,110 1,943
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £156 £143 £200
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 274 264
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +10.94% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.05 £10.79
90th Percentile £50.95 £50.25 £47.79
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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 +24 110 £385 +16.67% 19
Buckinghamshire +57 77 £390 -5.80% 6
Hampshire -52 75 £380 -5.00% 11
Berkshire -33 26 £263 -17.65% 8
West Sussex -11 19 £400 +128.57% 5
Surrey -46 14 £162 -53.86% 25
Oxfordshire +18 7 £413 +57.14% 5
Kent +4 6 £438 +36.72% 5
East Sussex -6 5 £334 -16.50%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 229 (100.00%) Windows
2 165 (72.05%) Active Directory
3 148 (64.63%) Windows Server
4 117 (51.09%) Microsoft
5 116 (50.66%) VMware
6 114 (49.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (41.48%) Security Cleared
8 73 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (31.88%) ITIL
9 70 (30.57%) Citrix
10 67 (29.26%) SCCM
11 63 (27.51%) Office 365
12 62 (27.07%) PowerShell
12 62 (27.07%) SC Cleared
13 59 (25.76%) DNS
14 57 (24.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (23.14%) DV Cleared
15 53 (23.14%) Windows 7
16 52 (22.71%) Hyper-V
16 52 (22.71%) DHCP
17 51 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
18 48 (20.96%) SQL
19 44 (19.21%) SQL Server
20 43 (18.78%) VMware ESXi
21 41 (17.90%) SAN
22 40 (17.47%) MS Exchange
23 39 (17.03%) HP
24 36 (15.72%) Microsoft Certification
24 36 (15.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 35 (15.28%) Microsoft Office

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 40 (17.47%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.10%) SharePoint
3 18 (7.86%) Skype for Business
4 17 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (7.42%) IIS
5 15 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (3.93%) Apache
8 7 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.31%) CMS
12 2 (0.87%) Confluence
12 2 (0.87%) Drupal
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.87%) WordPress
13 1 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (15.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (27.51%) Office 365
2 51 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (10.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (4.37%) Yammer
5 8 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (2.62%) IaaS
7 5 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.75%) G Suite
9 2 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.87%) Datadog
9 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 59 (25.76%) DNS
2 52 (22.71%) DHCP
3 41 (17.90%) SAN
4 33 (14.41%) Firewall
5 21 (9.17%) NetScaler
6 20 (8.73%) VLAN
7 16 (6.99%) LAN
8 15 (6.55%) Skype
9 13 (5.68%) Fibre Channel
9 13 (5.68%) iSCSI
10 12 (5.24%) WAN
11 9 (3.93%) VPN
12 5 (2.18%) Internet
13 4 (1.75%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.75%) TCP/IP
13 4 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 3 (1.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (1.31%) NAS
15 2 (0.87%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (4.80%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.62%) MySQL
7 5 (2.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.87%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (3.49%) MSI
2 5 (2.18%) Toad
3 4 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.31%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.31%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.31%) JIRA
5 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.87%) Subversion
5 2 (0.87%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.87%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.44%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (7.86%) Finance
2 4 (1.75%) Marketing
3 2 (0.87%) Back Office
3 2 (0.87%) Banking
3 2 (0.87%) Military
4 1 (0.44%) Online Betting
4 1 (0.44%) Retail
4 1 (0.44%) Russian Language
4 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (19.21%) Analyst
2 31 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (12.23%) Support Engineer
4 20 (8.73%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (8.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 19 (8.30%) Support Analyst
6 16 (6.99%) Desktop Support
7 14 (6.11%) Applications Support
8 13 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (5.68%) Wintel Engineer
9 12 (5.24%) IT Support
9 12 (5.24%) Service Analyst
9 12 (5.24%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (4.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.80%) Administrator
10 11 (4.80%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (4.80%) Developer
11 10 (4.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (4.37%) Server Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.37%) .NET
2 6 (2.62%) Web Services
3 5 (2.18%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.18%) CSS
4 3 (1.31%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.31%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.31%) HTML
4 3 (1.31%) LDAP
5 2 (0.87%) ADSI
5 2 (0.87%) Ajax
5 2 (0.87%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.87%) jQuery
5 2 (0.87%) JSON
5 2 (0.87%) LAMP
5 2 (0.87%) Middleware
5 2 (0.87%) SOAP
6 1 (0.44%) COM
6 1 (0.44%) JSP
6 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.35%) Clustering
2 24 (10.48%) PKI
3 19 (8.30%) Fat Client
3 19 (8.30%) Thin Client
4 18 (7.86%) Data Centre
5 12 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.18%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.18%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.75%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.31%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.44%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.44%) iPhone
11 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 229 (100.00%) Windows
2 148 (64.63%) Windows Server
3 114 (49.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (24.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (23.14%) Windows 7
6 33 (14.41%) Linux
7 32 (13.97%) Windows 10
8 17 (7.42%) Unix
9 8 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.49%) Windows Vista
10 7 (3.06%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.18%) Android
11 5 (2.18%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.75%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.31%) Solaris
14 2 (0.87%) CentOS
14 2 (0.87%) Debian
14 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.87%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (31.88%) ITIL
2 36 (15.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 31 (13.54%) ITIL V3
4 30 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (13.10%) Service Management
5 27 (11.79%) Change Management
6 25 (10.92%) ITSM
7 21 (9.17%) Application Packaging
7 21 (9.17%) CRM
8 19 (8.30%) Migration
9 17 (7.42%) High Availability
10 13 (5.68%) Service Delivery
11 12 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (4.80%) Incident Management
13 10 (4.37%) Configuration Management
14 9 (3.93%) Critical Thinking
14 9 (3.93%) Patch Management
15 8 (3.49%) Presales
15 8 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (3.06%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 62 (27.07%) PowerShell
2 48 (20.96%) SQL
3 8 (3.49%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.62%) Java
4 6 (2.62%) Python
5 5 (2.18%) C#
6 4 (1.75%) Perl
6 4 (1.75%) VB
7 3 (1.31%) VBScript
8 2 (0.87%) C
8 2 (0.87%) PHP
8 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (41.48%) Security Cleared
2 62 (27.07%) SC Cleared
3 53 (23.14%) DV Cleared
4 36 (15.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (8.30%) Citrix Certification
6 18 (7.86%) MCSE
6 18 (7.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (5.68%) CCA
7 13 (5.68%) MCITP
8 11 (4.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (3.93%) MCP
10 8 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (3.49%) MCSA
11 7 (3.06%) CCNA
11 7 (3.06%) MCDBA
12 6 (2.62%) Degree
12 6 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.18%) CCNP
14 2 (0.87%) CCIE
14 2 (0.87%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.55%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.44%) GDPR
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) PMO
3 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 165 (72.05%) Active Directory
2 73 (31.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (22.71%) Hyper-V
4 43 (18.78%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (13.54%) XenApp
6 29 (12.66%) XenDesktop
7 25 (10.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (10.04%) vSphere
9 14 (6.11%) DFS Replication
9 14 (6.11%) XenServer
10 11 (4.80%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.75%) Squid
13 3 (1.31%) Firmware
13 3 (1.31%) UAG
14 2 (0.87%) Docker
14 2 (0.87%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.87%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.44%) iptables
Systems Management
1 67 (29.26%) SCCM
2 18 (7.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (7.42%) SCOM
4 14 (6.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 13 (5.68%) OVSD
6 11 (4.80%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (3.93%) SCVMM
8 8 (3.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (3.49%) Puppet
9 7 (3.06%) WSUS
10 6 (2.62%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (2.18%) AirWatch
11 5 (2.18%) Ansible
12 4 (1.75%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
14 2 (0.87%) Control-M
14 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
14 2 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 117 (51.09%) Microsoft
2 116 (50.66%) VMware
3 70 (30.57%) Citrix
4 39 (17.03%) HP
5 27 (11.79%) McAfee
6 22 (9.61%) Oracle
7 20 (8.73%) NetApp
8 15 (6.55%) Cisco
9 14 (6.11%) Dell
10 9 (3.93%) F5
11 7 (3.06%) Symantec
11 7 (3.06%) webMethods
12 6 (2.62%) Google
12 6 (2.62%) Lumension
12 6 (2.62%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.18%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.18%) CA
13 5 (2.18%) IBM
13 5 (2.18%) Ivanti
13 5 (2.18%) Proofpoint