Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 November 2017 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 West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 94 67
Rank change year-on-year -15 -27 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 102 122 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.80% 2.14% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.56% 10.04% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 93 88
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% -11.54%
10th Percentile £179 £126 £150
90th Percentile £450 £475 £475
England median daily rate £325 £328 £325
% change year-on-year -0.76% +0.77% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
South West median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -13.04%
10th Percentile £14.45 £10.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £59.50 £28.75
England median hourly rate £19.33 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +20.00% -12.50%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1067 1215 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.83% 21.36% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 722 764
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £148 £135 £150
90th Percentile £513 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 121 166
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.68% -18.61% +10.29%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.38 £43.00 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Dorset +12 21 £425 +81.82% 4
Wiltshire +4 21 £325 -27.78% 2
Bristol -31 21 £313 +4.17% 5
Gloucestershire +4 17 £250 +44.93% 4
Devon +7 10 £225 - 2
Somerset -2 9 £195 - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (75.49%) Active Directory
3 74 (72.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 48 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 41 (40.20%) MS Exchange
7 39 (38.24%) VMware
7 39 (38.24%) Windows 7
8 36 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 34 (33.33%) Migration
10 28 (27.45%) Office 365
10 28 (27.45%) PowerShell
10 28 (27.45%) Windows 10
11 24 (23.53%) Citrix
12 21 (20.59%) Windows 8
13 19 (18.63%) Skype for Business
14 17 (16.67%) DNS
14 17 (16.67%) DHCP
14 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
14 17 (16.67%) SCCM
15 15 (14.71%) SQL
16 14 (13.73%) Service Delivery
16 14 (13.73%) Skype
16 14 (13.73%) AirWatch
17 13 (12.75%) Firewall
17 13 (12.75%) SCOM
18 12 (11.76%) Security Cleared
18 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
19 11 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
20 10 (9.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 41 (40.20%) MS Exchange
2 36 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (18.63%) Skype for Business
4 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (6.86%) IIS
6 5 (4.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.94%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.98%) Apache
9 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (27.45%) Office 365
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.98%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.98%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.67%) DHCP
1 17 (16.67%) DNS
2 14 (13.73%) Skype
3 13 (12.75%) Firewall
4 9 (8.82%) SAN
5 7 (6.86%) Extranet
5 7 (6.86%) Intranet
6 6 (5.88%) VPN
7 5 (4.90%) Internet
7 5 (4.90%) LAN
7 5 (4.90%) WAN
8 3 (2.94%) NAS
8 3 (2.94%) VoIP
8 3 (2.94%) Wireless
9 2 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.96%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.98%) PBX
10 1 (0.98%) SMS
10 1 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.94%) MySQL
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Chocolatey
2 1 (0.98%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.96%) Legal
3 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.98%) Back Office
4 1 (0.98%) Law
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (22.55%) Analyst
2 19 (18.63%) Support Engineer
3 14 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (9.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Active Directory Support
6 9 (8.82%) Active Directory Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) Administrator
6 9 (8.82%) Infrastructure Support
7 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 7 (6.86%) Desktop Support
8 7 (6.86%) Migration Specialist
9 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
9 6 (5.88%) Office 365 Specialist
9 6 (5.88%) Server Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.98%) .NET
2 1 (0.98%) CSS
2 1 (0.98%) HTML
2 1 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Private Cloud
2 4 (3.92%) Replication
3 3 (2.94%) Clustering
3 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.94%) RIA
3 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.98%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.98%) iPhone
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (72.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 68 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 39 (38.24%) Windows 7
5 28 (27.45%) Windows 10
6 21 (20.59%) Windows 8
7 10 (9.80%) Linux
7 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.92%) CentOS
9 3 (2.94%) Solaris
9 3 (2.94%) Unix
10 2 (1.96%) Android
10 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.96%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.33%) Migration
2 14 (13.73%) Service Delivery
3 9 (8.82%) ITIL
4 4 (3.92%) Asset Management
4 4 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (3.92%) Problem Management
4 4 (3.92%) Regression Testing
4 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (2.94%) Change Management
5 3 (2.94%) Email Migration
5 3 (2.94%) ITIL V3
5 3 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (2.94%) Network Management
5 3 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (2.94%) Test Management
5 3 (2.94%) Web Development
6 2 (1.96%) CRM
6 2 (1.96%) Project Management
6 2 (1.96%) Service Management
6 2 (1.96%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.45%) PowerShell
2 15 (14.71%) SQL
3 3 (2.94%) PHP
4 1 (0.98%) C#
4 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.86%) DBS Check
4 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.94%) CCNA
5 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) CCNP
7 1 (0.98%) Degree
7 1 (0.98%) MCP
7 1 (0.98%) MCSA
7 1 (0.98%) MCTS
7 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (75.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.86%) vSphere
5 5 (4.90%) XenApp
6 3 (2.94%) Samba
6 3 (2.94%) Squid
6 3 (2.94%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.96%) XenServer
8 1 (0.98%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.98%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.98%) Xen
8 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (16.67%) SCCM
2 14 (13.73%) AirWatch
3 13 (12.75%) SCOM
4 10 (9.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (6.86%) Nagios
6 6 (5.88%) WSUS
7 5 (4.90%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.94%) Webmin
8 3 (2.94%) Xymon
9 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.98%) Puppet
9 1 (0.98%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.98%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.98%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 48 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 39 (38.24%) VMware
3 24 (23.53%) Citrix
4 10 (9.80%) MobileIron
4 10 (9.80%) Symantec
5 8 (7.84%) Cisco
6 7 (6.86%) Veeam
7 6 (5.88%) McAfee
8 5 (4.90%) Apple
8 5 (4.90%) HP
9 4 (3.92%) Dell KACE
9 4 (3.92%) IBM
9 4 (3.92%) NetApp
9 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.94%) Dell
11 2 (1.96%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (1.96%) Oracle
12 1 (0.98%) CyberSource
12 1 (0.98%) EMC
12 1 (0.98%) Jitterbit