Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 207 164
Rank change year-on-year +74 -43 -68
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 96 165 239
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.41% 1.14% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.76% 5.35% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 108 141
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £120 £163 £165
90th Percentile £450 £450 £506
England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Median hourly rate £28.50 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.11% -22.86% -22.22%
10th Percentile £22.38 £10.00 £11.60
90th Percentile £34.10 £25.04 £45.70
England median hourly rate £25.74 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.70% +14.29% -

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 1,421 3,083 3,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.80% 21.28% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 1,845 2,052
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £135 £163 £163
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £425 £445 £440
% change year-on-year -4.49% +1.14% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 258 288
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.12 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.33 £51.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South East over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South East

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South East over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +37 46 £363 -3.97% 2
Thames Valley +78 37 £400 +0.19% 5
Buckinghamshire +31 21 £400 -8.05%
Berkshire +57 14 £413 +217.31% 3
Surrey +57 6 £225 -33.82% 3
East Sussex +30 3 £325 +103.13%
Oxfordshire +29 2 £200 -28.57% 2
West Sussex +16 2 £381 -7.58% 1
Kent 0 2 £400 +25.00%
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (82.29%) Active Directory
3 77 (80.21%) Windows Server
4 55 (57.29%) VMware
5 47 (48.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (42.71%) Windows 7
7 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
8 37 (38.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (36.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 32 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
11 30 (31.25%) MS Exchange
12 28 (29.17%) HP
13 25 (26.04%) Citrix
14 24 (25.00%) ITIL
14 24 (25.00%) DV Cleared
15 23 (23.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 21 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
17 20 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (19.79%) Windows 10
18 19 (19.79%) Remedy
18 19 (19.79%) Windows Vista
19 18 (18.75%) SCCM
19 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
19 18 (18.75%) Azure
19 18 (18.75%) Hyper-V
19 18 (18.75%) Firewall
19 18 (18.75%) MS Visio
20 16 (16.67%) Windows XP
20 16 (16.67%) SQL

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 30 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.17%) IIS
5 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.04%) Confluence
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (18.75%) MS Visio
3 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (10.42%) Acrobat
6 9 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.75%) Azure
2 15 (15.63%) Office 365
3 3 (3.13%) AWS
4 2 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.04%) GitHub
5 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.75%) Firewall
2 13 (13.54%) Internet
2 13 (13.54%) VPN
3 12 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
3 12 (12.50%) WebEx
4 11 (11.46%) DNS
4 11 (11.46%) SAN
5 9 (9.38%) WAN
6 8 (8.33%) DHCP
6 8 (8.33%) LAN
7 4 (4.17%) IPsec
7 4 (4.17%) VoIP
8 3 (3.13%) Skype
9 2 (2.08%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.04%) 802.11
10 1 (1.04%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.04%) MPLS
10 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.08%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MSI
2 3 (3.13%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.13%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.04%) Hudson
3 1 (1.04%) JIRA
3 1 (1.04%) Subversion
3 1 (1.04%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.04%) Toad
General
1 9 (9.38%) Public Sector
2 8 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.04%) Back Office
4 1 (1.04%) Local Government
4 1 (1.04%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (15.63%) Analyst
3 14 (14.58%) IT Support
4 10 (10.42%) IT Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) Wintel Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (7.29%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.21%) Consultant
9 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.21%) IT Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Server Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.04%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.46%) Blackberry
2 11 (11.46%) PDA
3 10 (10.42%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (6.25%) Clustering
4 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.25%) NHS
5 3 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.08%) iPhone
6 2 (2.08%) PKI
7 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (80.21%) Windows Server
3 47 (48.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (42.71%) Windows 7
5 37 (38.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (19.79%) Windows 10
7 19 (19.79%) Windows Vista
8 16 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 12 (12.50%) Windows 2000
10 11 (11.46%) Linux
11 6 (6.25%) Windows 8
12 4 (4.17%) AIX
12 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
12 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (1.04%) Unix
14 1 (1.04%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.00%) ITIL
2 23 (23.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (13.54%) Migration
5 12 (12.50%) ITSM
6 11 (11.46%) Configuration Management
6 11 (11.46%) Incident Management
6 11 (11.46%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.38%) Proactive Monitoring
7 9 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (8.33%) Problem Management
9 7 (7.29%) Fault Management
9 7 (7.29%) Security Patching
9 7 (7.29%) Service Management
10 6 (6.25%) Change Management
10 6 (6.25%) Coaching
11 5 (5.21%) Patch Management
11 5 (5.21%) Preventative Maintenance
11 5 (5.21%) Workflow
12 4 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 16 (16.67%) SQL
3 9 (9.38%) VBScript
4 7 (7.29%) VB
5 2 (2.08%) C#
6 1 (1.04%) C
6 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 16 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (8.33%) Degree
6 7 (7.29%) MCSA
7 6 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (5.21%) MCSE
9 4 (4.17%) CCNA
9 4 (4.17%) CCNP
9 4 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.17%) MCITP
10 2 (2.08%) CCA
10 2 (2.08%) CCEA
10 2 (2.08%) DBS Check
10 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.08%) VCAP
11 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (82.29%) Active Directory
2 35 (36.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 14 (14.58%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (9.38%) XenApp
6 4 (4.17%) Terminal Server
7 3 (3.13%) UAG
7 3 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (3.13%) vSphere
7 3 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (18.75%) SCCM
2 15 (15.63%) WSUS
3 12 (12.50%) ServiceCenter
3 12 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (10.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (6.25%) SCOM
6 5 (5.21%) BladeLogic
6 5 (5.21%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (3.13%) Tivoli
8 3 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (2.08%) vCenter Server
9 2 (2.08%) vMotion
10 1 (1.04%) PingFederate
10 1 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 55 (57.29%) VMware
2 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
3 28 (29.17%) HP
4 25 (26.04%) Citrix
5 19 (19.79%) Remedy
6 12 (12.50%) Bomgar
6 12 (12.50%) McAfee
6 12 (12.50%) Peregrine
7 11 (11.46%) Oracle
8 10 (10.42%) Adobe
9 8 (8.33%) Cisco
10 7 (7.29%) Lumension
11 6 (6.25%) Symantec
12 4 (4.17%) Dell
12 4 (4.17%) NetApp
13 3 (3.13%) Apple
13 3 (3.13%) Avaya
13 3 (3.13%) IBM
13 3 (3.13%) Lotus
13 3 (3.13%) Red Hat