Period
to 24 June 2019

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 June 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 West
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 109 103
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 121 94 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.00% 1.86% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.72% 8.88% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 49 76
South West median daily rate £370 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.82% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £130 £115
90th Percentile £470 £389 £538
England median daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 7
South West median hourly rate £22.40 £19.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -59.47% +201.59%
10th Percentile £21.44 £16.25 £24.00
90th Percentile £36.00 £133.15 £49.25
England median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -7.89%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,388 1,059 913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.97% 20.95% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 547 538
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% +0.69%
10th Percentile £141 £157 £149
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 116 82
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £17.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -3.50% -4.55%
10th Percentile £13.15 £11.17 £12.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +0.95%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019.

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 June 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
Wiltshire -23 35 £425 +41.67% 4
Bristol -11 28 £394 +28.57% 2
Devon +5 21 £408 +34.71%
Dorset +14 15 £300 +20.00% 1
Gloucestershire -11 9 £270 -14.29% 1
Somerset 0 7 £250 -10.71%
Cornwall +4 5 £250 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (71.07%) Windows Server
3 70 (57.85%) Active Directory
4 54 (44.63%) Microsoft
4 54 (44.63%) SCCM
5 51 (42.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (40.50%) PowerShell
7 46 (38.02%) Windows 7
8 40 (33.06%) VMware
8 40 (33.06%) Windows 10
9 37 (30.58%) Security Cleared
10 33 (27.27%) Office 365
10 33 (27.27%) ITIL
11 29 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (23.14%) Firewall
13 27 (22.31%) DNS
13 27 (22.31%) SQL Server
14 25 (20.66%) Migration
15 24 (19.83%) DHCP
15 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
16 23 (19.01%) MS Exchange
17 21 (17.36%) SQL
18 20 (16.53%) DV Cleared
19 19 (15.70%) Hyper-V
19 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
19 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
19 19 (15.70%) Cisco
20 18 (14.88%) Microsoft App-V
21 17 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 16 (13.22%) Service Management

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 23 (19.01%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (13.22%) IIS
4 11 (9.09%) Skype for Business
5 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.13%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.27%) Office 365
2 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.48%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.65%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (1.65%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.14%) Firewall
2 27 (22.31%) DNS
3 24 (19.83%) DHCP
4 16 (13.22%) SAN
5 13 (10.74%) Skype
6 11 (9.09%) Wireless
7 9 (7.44%) LAN
7 9 (7.44%) WAN
8 7 (5.79%) IPv4
9 6 (4.96%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (4.13%) BIG-IP
10 5 (4.13%) NAS
10 5 (4.13%) NetScaler
11 4 (3.31%) Network Security
11 4 (3.31%) WLAN
12 3 (2.48%) VPN
13 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.65%) Internet
13 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
14 1 (0.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.65%) DB2
8 2 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.65%) MySQL
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.65%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) MSI
General
1 5 (4.13%) Finance
1 5 (4.13%) Local Government
2 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.83%) Advertising
3 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (14.05%) Support Engineer
2 15 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (9.09%) Administrator
5 10 (8.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (8.26%) Applications Packager
6 9 (7.44%) DBA
7 7 (5.79%) Database Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) SQL DBA
7 7 (5.79%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Consultant
8 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared Application Packager
8 6 (4.96%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared Application Packager
9 5 (4.13%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Windows Specialist
10 4 (3.31%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) Java RMI
1 4 (3.31%) LDAP
2 2 (1.65%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 11 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.65%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.65%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.83%) iPad
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (71.07%) Windows Server
3 51 (42.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (38.02%) Windows 7
5 40 (33.06%) Windows 10
6 12 (9.92%) Linux
7 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.48%) CentOS
9 3 (2.48%) Solaris
9 3 (2.48%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.48%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.65%) zOS
11 1 (0.83%) Android
11 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.27%) ITIL
2 25 (20.66%) Migration
3 17 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (13.22%) Service Management
5 15 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (11.57%) Mentoring
7 12 (9.92%) Problem Management
8 10 (8.26%) Compatibility Testing
8 10 (8.26%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (8.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (8.26%) Software Distribution
8 10 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (7.44%) Network Management
10 8 (6.61%) Antivirus Management
10 8 (6.61%) Application Packaging
10 8 (6.61%) Application Virtualisation
10 8 (6.61%) Change Management
10 8 (6.61%) Data Protection
10 8 (6.61%) Incident Management
10 8 (6.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 49 (40.50%) PowerShell
2 21 (17.36%) SQL
3 8 (6.61%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.96%) C
5 5 (4.13%) VBScript
6 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (30.58%) Security Cleared
2 24 (19.83%) SC Cleared
3 20 (16.53%) DV Cleared
4 11 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (8.26%) CCNA
6 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (6.61%) MCSA
8 5 (4.13%) CCNP
9 4 (3.31%) MCSE
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) SLA
2 7 (5.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 70 (57.85%) Active Directory
2 29 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (15.70%) Hyper-V
4 18 (14.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (11.57%) vSphere
6 12 (9.92%) XenApp
7 11 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (9.09%) XenDesktop
8 6 (4.96%) BitLocker
8 6 (4.96%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (3.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.48%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (1.65%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.65%) Xen
12 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 54 (44.63%) SCCM
2 15 (12.40%) WSUS
3 12 (9.92%) SCOM
4 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.83%) Nessus
6 1 (0.83%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.83%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 54 (44.63%) Microsoft
2 40 (33.06%) VMware
3 19 (15.70%) Cisco
4 16 (13.22%) Citrix
5 11 (9.09%) HP
5 11 (9.09%) Wyse
6 10 (8.26%) Dell
7 9 (7.44%) Remedy
8 8 (6.61%) Ivanti
9 6 (4.96%) BMC
9 6 (4.96%) F5
9 6 (4.96%) Fortinet
10 5 (4.13%) Blue Coat
10 5 (4.13%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.13%) NetApp
10 5 (4.13%) Palo Alto
10 5 (4.13%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.31%) CA
11 4 (3.31%) Oracle
11 4 (3.31%) Veeam