Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 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 West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 103 81
Rank change year-on-year +1 -22 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 97 103 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.89% 1.90% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.42% 9.58% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 80 95
South West median daily rate £313 £250 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -13.79% -7.20%
10th Percentile £163 £106 £165
90th Percentile £438 £526 £400
England median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
South West median hourly rate £26.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +15.00% -11.86%
10th Percentile £15.50 £16.90 £15.05
90th Percentile £45.75 £127.50 £32.05
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% -7.50%

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 1,030 1,075 1,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.04% 19.84% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 632 776
South West median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £143 £128 £150
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 131 147
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -21.43% +21.74%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.40
90th Percentile £43.08 £47.50 £45.85
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.66
% change year-on-year +5.30% -0.96% +4.13%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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
Bristol -7 26 £313 -7.06% 7
Wiltshire +23 24 £325 +56.63% 9
Devon +11 11 £193 +10.00% 2
Dorset -11 11 £425 +61.90% 6
Gloucestershire -11 11 £263 +98.11% 5
Somerset +6 8 £240 +26.32% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (77.32%) Active Directory
3 71 (73.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 71 (73.20%) Windows Server
4 53 (54.64%) Microsoft
5 43 (44.33%) VMware
6 31 (31.96%) Office 365
7 30 (30.93%) PowerShell
7 30 (30.93%) MS Exchange
8 28 (28.87%) Windows 7
9 22 (22.68%) Security Cleared
9 22 (22.68%) Windows 10
10 21 (21.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (19.59%) DNS
11 19 (19.59%) Migration
12 17 (17.53%) SC Cleared
13 16 (16.49%) Skype for Business
13 16 (16.49%) vSphere
13 16 (16.49%) DHCP
14 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
14 15 (15.46%) Skype
15 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
15 14 (14.43%) SAN
15 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (14.43%) SCCM
16 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (13.40%) Windows 8
16 13 (13.40%) Cisco
16 13 (13.40%) Citrix
16 13 (13.40%) Firewall

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 30 (30.93%) MS Exchange
2 21 (21.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (16.49%) Skype for Business
4 8 (8.25%) IIS
5 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.03%) Apache
8 1 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.03%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 31 (31.96%) Office 365
2 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.09%) IaaS
5 2 (2.06%) PaaS
6 1 (1.03%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.03%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.59%) DNS
2 16 (16.49%) DHCP
3 15 (15.46%) Skype
4 14 (14.43%) SAN
5 13 (13.40%) Firewall
6 8 (8.25%) LAN
6 8 (8.25%) WAN
7 7 (7.22%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.15%) VoIP
9 4 (4.12%) VPN
10 3 (3.09%) Internet
10 3 (3.09%) NAS
11 2 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.06%) Extranet
11 2 (2.06%) Intranet
11 2 (2.06%) SMS
12 1 (1.03%) MPLS
12 1 (1.03%) PBX
12 1 (1.03%) SSL
12 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.09%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) JIRA
2 1 (1.03%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.03%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.03%) RSpec
2 1 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.12%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.03%) Back Office
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (16.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (12.37%) Analyst
2 12 (12.37%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (7.22%) Administrator
4 7 (7.22%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.19%) IT Support
5 6 (6.19%) Migration Specialist
6 5 (5.15%) Architect
6 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (5.15%) Office 365 Specialist
6 5 (5.15%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.12%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) CSS
1 1 (1.03%) HTML
1 1 (1.03%) JSON
1 1 (1.03%) Middleware
1 1 (1.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.15%) EMC VNX
3 4 (4.12%) Replication
3 4 (4.12%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.09%) Clustering
4 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.06%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) PKI
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (73.20%) Windows Server
2 71 (73.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (28.87%) Windows 7
4 22 (22.68%) Windows 10
5 13 (13.40%) Windows 8
6 8 (8.25%) Linux
6 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.09%) Unix
8 2 (2.06%) Android
8 2 (2.06%) CentOS
8 2 (2.06%) Solaris
9 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.59%) Migration
2 11 (11.34%) Service Delivery
3 9 (9.28%) Security Hardening
4 6 (6.19%) CRM
4 6 (6.19%) ITIL
5 5 (5.15%) Data Protection
5 5 (5.15%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.12%) Demand Management
6 4 (4.12%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.12%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.09%) Change Control
7 3 (3.09%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.09%) Email Migration
7 3 (3.09%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.09%) Network Management
8 2 (2.06%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.03%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (1.03%) DevOps
9 1 (1.03%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.93%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.28%) SQL
3 1 (1.03%) C
3 1 (1.03%) C#
3 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.03%) Perl
3 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.03%) Python
3 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (22.68%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.53%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.19%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.15%) DBS Check
5 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.09%) CCNA
6 3 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.06%) CCNP
8 1 (1.03%) Degree
8 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.03%) MCTS
8 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) GxP
System Software
1 75 (77.32%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.49%) vSphere
3 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.34%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.12%) XenApp
7 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.09%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.03%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.03%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.03%) Xen
8 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (14.43%) SCCM
2 12 (12.37%) SCOM
3 10 (10.31%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (7.22%) WSUS
5 6 (6.19%) AirWatch
6 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (4.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (2.06%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.06%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.03%) Ansible
9 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.03%) OfficeScan
9 1 (1.03%) Puppet
9 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.03%) SmoothWall
9 1 (1.03%) Terraform
9 1 (1.03%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.03%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 53 (54.64%) Microsoft
2 43 (44.33%) VMware
3 13 (13.40%) Cisco
3 13 (13.40%) Citrix
4 11 (11.34%) EMC
4 11 (11.34%) HP
5 6 (6.19%) Apple
6 5 (5.15%) McAfee
7 4 (4.12%) Dell
7 4 (4.12%) IBM
7 4 (4.12%) MobileIron
7 4 (4.12%) Symantec
7 4 (4.12%) Veeam
8 3 (3.09%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle
8 3 (3.09%) Remedy
9 2 (2.06%) Google
9 2 (2.06%) Juniper
9 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.03%) Fortinet