Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 112 90
Rank change year-on-year -73 -22 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 225 334 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.35% 2.09% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.16% 9.52% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 222 302
South East median daily rate £399 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.86% +4.09% -3.93%
10th Percentile £183 £170 £213
90th Percentile £497 £470 £500
England median daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +2.31% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 17
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £18.57 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.76% -14.62% +12.99%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £11.40
90th Percentile £24.75 £29.01 £43.97
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% -17.50% +6.89%

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 3,651 3,510 4,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.86% 22.00% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,974 1,932 2,725
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £168 £188 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 265 285
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.86% +5.15% -

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -39 92 £400 +18.52% 22
Hampshire -26 88 £400 - 12
Buckinghamshire +27 42 £414 -15.08% 9
Surrey -48 27 £335 -10.67% 8
Oxfordshire +5 26 £427 +70.90% 2
Berkshire -67 24 £318 -2.31% 11
West Sussex -23 9 £413 +65.00% 3
Kent +1 6 £245 -24.62% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 225 (100.00%) Windows
2 168 (74.67%) Active Directory
3 143 (63.56%) Windows Server
4 128 (56.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 124 (55.11%) VMware
6 119 (52.89%) Microsoft
7 92 (40.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 85 (37.78%) Citrix
9 77 (34.22%) SCCM
10 74 (32.89%) Windows 7
11 65 (28.89%) Security Cleared
12 64 (28.44%) PowerShell
13 60 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
13 60 (26.67%) ITIL
14 59 (26.22%) Office 365
15 53 (23.56%) Hyper-V
16 51 (22.67%) DNS
17 49 (21.78%) XenDesktop
18 48 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
19 45 (20.00%) MS Exchange
20 43 (19.11%) Microsoft Office
20 43 (19.11%) Windows 10
21 42 (18.67%) SC Cleared
21 42 (18.67%) DHCP
22 41 (18.22%) SQL
23 40 (17.78%) SharePoint
24 38 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 37 (16.44%) SQL Server
25 37 (16.44%) Linux
25 37 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 40 (17.78%) SharePoint
3 29 (12.89%) Skype for Business
4 26 (11.56%) IIS
5 18 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (4.89%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (3.56%) Apache
7 8 (3.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.67%) JBoss
9 6 (2.67%) WildFly
10 5 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.78%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.78%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 43 (19.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.44%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 59 (26.22%) Office 365
2 37 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (10.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.44%) Yammer
5 8 (3.56%) IaaS
6 3 (1.33%) G Suite
6 3 (1.33%) PaaS
7 2 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.89%) SaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.44%) Datadog
8 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 51 (22.67%) DNS
2 42 (18.67%) DHCP
3 35 (15.56%) Firewall
4 31 (13.78%) SAN
5 26 (11.56%) Skype
6 21 (9.33%) LAN
7 19 (8.44%) NetScaler
8 16 (7.11%) VLAN
9 15 (6.67%) Internet
10 14 (6.22%) WAN
11 12 (5.33%) iSCSI
12 11 (4.89%) VPN
13 10 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (4.00%) TCP/IP
15 6 (2.67%) SSH
16 4 (1.78%) IP Telephony
16 4 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
17 3 (1.33%) Network Security
18 2 (0.89%) Kerberos
18 2 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.56%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.78%) SQLPlus
7 3 (1.33%) MySQL
7 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.89%) DB2
8 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.44%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (3.11%) MSI
2 4 (1.78%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.78%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.33%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.33%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.89%) Bower
4 2 (0.89%) FxCop
4 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.89%) Grunt
4 2 (0.89%) JSHint
4 2 (0.89%) NDepend
4 2 (0.89%) NUnit
4 2 (0.89%) ReSharper
4 2 (0.89%) Selenium
4 2 (0.89%) StyleCop
4 2 (0.89%) Subversion
4 2 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.89%) Toad
4 2 (0.89%) Travis CI
General
1 31 (13.78%) Finance
2 9 (4.00%) Banking
3 8 (3.56%) Military
4 4 (1.78%) Retail
5 3 (1.33%) Advertising
6 2 (0.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Automotive
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (16.89%) Analyst
2 35 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (12.89%) Support Engineer
4 18 (8.00%) Applications Support
5 15 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 14 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (6.22%) Architect
7 13 (5.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (5.78%) Support Analyst
7 13 (5.78%) Wintel Engineer
8 12 (5.33%) Consultant
8 12 (5.33%) IT Support
9 11 (4.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (4.89%) Desktop Support
9 11 (4.89%) IT Engineer
10 10 (4.44%) Applications Engineer
10 10 (4.44%) Server Engineer
11 9 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (4.00%) Applications Support Engineer
11 9 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.00%) CSS
2 8 (3.56%) .NET
3 7 (3.11%) LDAP
3 7 (3.11%) Middleware
4 6 (2.67%) Web Services
5 5 (2.22%) jQuery
6 4 (1.78%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.33%) XML
7 3 (1.33%) XSLT
8 2 (0.89%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.89%) HTML
8 2 (0.89%) HTML5
8 2 (0.89%) JSON
8 2 (0.89%) Node.js
8 2 (0.89%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.89%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.89%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.56%) PKI
2 19 (8.44%) Fat Client
2 19 (8.44%) Thin Client
3 17 (7.56%) Client/Server
4 15 (6.67%) Clustering
5 13 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (3.56%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.44%) CESG
10 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.44%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.44%) IVR
10 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Replication
10 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 225 (100.00%) Windows
2 143 (63.56%) Windows Server
3 128 (56.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 74 (32.89%) Windows 7
5 48 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (19.11%) Windows 10
7 37 (16.44%) Linux
8 24 (10.67%) Unix
9 19 (8.44%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.89%) Solaris
11 8 (3.56%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.67%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.78%) AIX
13 4 (1.78%) CentOS
13 4 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.78%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.89%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (26.67%) ITIL
2 38 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 36 (16.00%) Migration
4 27 (12.00%) Change Management
5 25 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 23 (10.22%) Application Packaging
7 19 (8.44%) Virtual Environments
8 17 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (7.56%) Service Delivery
9 16 (7.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 16 (7.11%) Service Management
10 15 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (6.67%) High Availability
11 12 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (4.89%) Operations Management
12 11 (4.89%) Patch Management
13 10 (4.44%) ITSM
13 10 (4.44%) Server Management
14 9 (4.00%) Configuration Management
14 9 (4.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.44%) PowerShell
2 41 (18.22%) SQL
3 8 (3.56%) Java
4 7 (3.11%) Python
4 7 (3.11%) VB
5 5 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.78%) C#
6 4 (1.78%) VBScript
7 2 (0.89%) C
7 2 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 65 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 42 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 35 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (13.78%) DV Cleared
5 21 (9.33%) Citrix Certification
5 21 (9.33%) MCSE
6 17 (7.56%) CCA
7 10 (4.44%) MCSA
8 9 (4.00%) MCITP
9 7 (3.11%) MCDBA
10 6 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.22%) MCP
12 4 (1.78%) ISEB
12 4 (1.78%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.33%) Degree
14 2 (0.89%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.11%) QA
2 5 (2.22%) SLA
3 2 (0.89%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.44%) GPG13
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 168 (74.67%) Active Directory
2 92 (40.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
4 53 (23.56%) Hyper-V
5 49 (21.78%) XenDesktop
6 30 (13.33%) XenApp
7 26 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (10.67%) vSphere
8 24 (10.67%) XenServer
9 16 (7.11%) DFS Replication
10 10 (4.44%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.78%) Docker
12 4 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.89%) NFS
13 2 (0.89%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.44%) vCloud
14 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 77 (34.22%) SCCM
2 23 (10.22%) WSUS
3 21 (9.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (8.89%) SCOM
5 11 (4.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 10 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (3.56%) AirWatch
7 8 (3.56%) Backup Exec
8 7 (3.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (2.67%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.78%) Ansible
10 4 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.78%) Puppet
11 3 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.89%) Control-M
12 2 (0.89%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.89%) OVSD
12 2 (0.89%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 124 (55.11%) VMware
2 119 (52.89%) Microsoft
3 85 (37.78%) Citrix
4 33 (14.67%) McAfee
5 29 (12.89%) Cisco
5 29 (12.89%) Oracle
6 28 (12.44%) HP
7 27 (12.00%) NetApp
8 16 (7.11%) Symantec
9 11 (4.89%) Dell
10 10 (4.44%) Ivanti
11 8 (3.56%) Lumension
12 7 (3.11%) Veritas
13 6 (2.67%) Apple
13 6 (2.67%) F5
14 4 (1.78%) Google
14 4 (1.78%) LogRhythm
14 4 (1.78%) Veeam
14 4 (1.78%) Wyse
15 3 (1.33%) Proofpoint