Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 187 109
Rank change year-on-year +40 -78 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 241 213 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.68% 1.29% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.65% 6.00% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 129 237
South East median daily rate £375 £412 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +19.62% +4.24%
10th Percentile £182 £206 £163
90th Percentile £501 £500 £455
England median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 26
South East median hourly rate £22.40 £16.10 £19.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -16.71% +1.74%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £24.75 £38.44
England median hourly rate £19.64 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.37% - -5.00%

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 3,151 3,548 3,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.97% 21.45% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,839 1,904 2,048
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £170
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 327 273
South East median hourly rate £18.16 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +2.86% -1.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £49.50
England 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 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 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Hampshire +14 100 £400 -3.03% 24
Thames Valley -3 71 £272 -34.30% 19
Berkshire +17 46 £214 -34.23% 9
Surrey +43 24 £350 +2.19% 22
Kent +21 22 £350 +7.69% 14
Buckinghamshire +1 21 £400 -3.61% 6
West Sussex +27 19 £350 -15.15% 10
Oxfordshire -1 4 £280 -34.12% 4
East Sussex - 4 £370 - 4
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 241 (100.00%) Windows
2 156 (64.73%) Windows Server
3 147 (61.00%) Active Directory
4 116 (48.13%) Microsoft
5 112 (46.47%) VMware
6 110 (45.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 98 (40.66%) PowerShell
8 79 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 78 (32.37%) DNS
10 72 (29.88%) Windows 10
10 72 (29.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 70 (29.05%) SCCM
12 68 (28.22%) Windows 7
13 67 (27.80%) Citrix
14 66 (27.39%) Office 365
15 65 (26.97%) DHCP
16 51 (21.16%) Security Cleared
17 48 (19.92%) Firewall
18 45 (18.67%) SharePoint
19 41 (17.01%) ITIL
19 41 (17.01%) SQL
19 41 (17.01%) SQL Server
20 40 (16.60%) Azure
21 38 (15.77%) MS Exchange
22 37 (15.35%) Windows Server 2003
23 36 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
24 35 (14.52%) VMware ESXi
25 34 (14.11%) Hyper-V
25 34 (14.11%) XenApp
25 34 (14.11%) 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 45 (18.67%) SharePoint
2 38 (15.77%) MS Exchange
3 30 (12.45%) Skype for Business
4 21 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (8.71%) IIS
5 11 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (4.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.83%) Confluence
9 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.41%) Apache
10 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.41%) TPMS
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.32%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.24%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 66 (27.39%) Office 365
2 40 (16.60%) Azure
3 19 (7.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (5.81%) AWS
5 13 (5.39%) IaaS
5 13 (5.39%) Yammer
6 8 (3.32%) PaaS
7 5 (2.07%) SaaS
8 4 (1.66%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.83%) GitHub
9 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.41%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 78 (32.37%) DNS
2 65 (26.97%) DHCP
3 48 (19.92%) Firewall
4 27 (11.20%) VLAN
5 26 (10.79%) Skype
6 21 (8.71%) LAN
7 20 (8.30%) SAN
7 20 (8.30%) WAN
8 14 (5.81%) Internet
8 14 (5.81%) Remote Desktop
9 11 (4.56%) SMTP
10 9 (3.73%) NetScaler
11 7 (2.90%) VPN
12 6 (2.49%) TCP/IP
13 4 (1.66%) NAS
13 4 (1.66%) X.400
14 3 (1.24%) BIG-IP
14 3 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.24%) iSCSI
14 3 (1.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.32%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2017
6 5 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.66%) Power BI
8 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.83%) MySQL
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (3.32%) MSI
1 8 (3.32%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.24%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.83%) JIRA
4 2 (0.83%) Subversion
5 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (9.13%) Finance
2 13 (5.39%) Public Sector
3 8 (3.32%) Publishing
4 7 (2.90%) Banking
4 7 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.07%) Military
5 5 (2.07%) Retail
6 2 (0.83%) Electronics
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (25.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (14.52%) Support Engineer
3 23 (9.54%) Analyst
4 22 (9.13%) IT Support
5 19 (7.88%) Server Engineer
6 18 (7.47%) Service Analyst
6 18 (7.47%) Service Desk Analyst
7 17 (7.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (6.64%) Windows Engineer
9 15 (6.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 15 (6.22%) IT Engineer
10 14 (5.81%) Desktop Support
10 14 (5.81%) Service Desk Support
11 12 (4.98%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 11 (4.56%) IT Analyst
12 11 (4.56%) Wintel Engineer
13 10 (4.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 10 (4.15%) Active Directory Engineer
13 10 (4.15%) IT Support Analyst
14 9 (3.73%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.39%) .NET
2 4 (1.66%) JSON
2 4 (1.66%) LDAP
2 4 (1.66%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.24%) Java RMI
4 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.41%) HTML
4 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (6.64%) Fat Client
1 16 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
1 16 (6.64%) Thin Client
2 15 (6.22%) PKI
3 13 (5.39%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.98%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.15%) Clustering
6 8 (3.32%) Driving Licence
6 8 (3.32%) NHS
7 6 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.24%) iPhone
11 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.83%) iPad
11 2 (0.83%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.83%) Replication
11 2 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 241 (100.00%) Windows
2 156 (64.73%) Windows Server
3 110 (45.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (29.88%) Windows 10
5 68 (28.22%) Windows 7
6 37 (15.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (12.03%) Linux
8 18 (7.47%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.73%) Solaris
9 9 (3.73%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.49%) Unix
10 6 (2.49%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.24%) Android
12 3 (1.24%) CentOS
12 3 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (29.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 41 (17.01%) ITIL
3 31 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (12.45%) Migration
5 24 (9.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (8.71%) Change Management
7 20 (8.30%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (4.98%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.98%) Problem Management
9 12 (4.98%) Project Delivery
10 11 (4.56%) ITIL V3
10 11 (4.56%) Server Management
11 10 (4.15%) Service Management
12 9 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (3.73%) ITSM
13 8 (3.32%) CRM
13 8 (3.32%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (3.32%) Privileged Access Management
13 8 (3.32%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 98 (40.66%) PowerShell
2 41 (17.01%) SQL
3 17 (7.05%) VBScript
4 8 (3.32%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.07%) C#
5 5 (2.07%) VB
6 4 (1.66%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.24%) C
8 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.41%) C++
9 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.41%) Korn
9 1 (0.41%) Python
9 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (21.16%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (11.62%) DV Cleared
4 23 (9.54%) SC Cleared
5 19 (7.88%) MCSE
6 18 (7.47%) CCA
6 18 (7.47%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (4.56%) Degree
8 9 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (3.32%) CCNA
10 5 (2.07%) MCSA
11 4 (1.66%) CCNP
11 4 (1.66%) VCP5
12 3 (1.24%) MCITP
12 3 (1.24%) MCTS
12 3 (1.24%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.41%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.30%) SLA
2 9 (3.73%) QA
3 3 (1.24%) GDPR
3 3 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 147 (61.00%) Active Directory
2 79 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (14.52%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (14.11%) Hyper-V
4 34 (14.11%) XenApp
5 22 (9.13%) DFS Replication
6 19 (7.88%) XenDesktop
7 16 (6.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (6.64%) vSphere
8 10 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.07%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.66%) Firmware
10 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.24%) LXC
11 3 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.83%) NDS
12 2 (0.83%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.83%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 70 (29.05%) SCCM
2 21 (8.71%) SCOM
3 20 (8.30%) WSUS
4 10 (4.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (3.32%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (3.32%) PingFederate
5 8 (3.32%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (2.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (2.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (2.49%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.07%) SCSM
8 5 (2.07%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.66%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.24%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.24%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.24%) Netcool
Vendors
1 116 (48.13%) Microsoft
2 112 (46.47%) VMware
3 67 (27.80%) Citrix
4 34 (14.11%) Cisco
5 29 (12.03%) HP
6 25 (10.37%) Oracle
7 24 (9.96%) Ivanti
8 21 (8.71%) McAfee
9 11 (4.56%) Lumension
10 10 (4.15%) Red Hat
11 9 (3.73%) Remedy
11 9 (3.73%) ServiceNow
12 8 (3.32%) Apple
12 8 (3.32%) BMC
12 8 (3.32%) NetApp
12 8 (3.32%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.90%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.90%) Dell
13 7 (2.90%) Symantec
14 6 (2.49%) EMC