Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 110 92
Rank change year-on-year -24 -18 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 99 97 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.58% 1.71% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.00% 9.13% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 70 95
South West median daily rate £425 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £199 £174 £125
90th Percentile £475 £450 £475
England median daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +12.31% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +75.00% -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.47% -7.95% +20.00%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,415 1,062 1,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.58% 18.76% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 633 742
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £145 £148 £135
90th Percentile £575 £513 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 94 121
South West median hourly rate £20.97 £17.50 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.83% +14.68% -12.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.45 £44.63 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Wiltshire -8 33 £425 +30.77% 4
Bristol 0 27 £390 +25.30% 12
Devon +10 17 £303 +34.44% 3
Gloucestershire -16 10 £425 +61.90% 5
Somerset 0 8 £425 +117.95% 1
Cornwall - 1 £250 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (65.66%) Windows Server
3 62 (62.63%) Active Directory
4 51 (51.52%) SCCM
5 49 (49.49%) Windows 7
5 49 (49.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (47.47%) PowerShell
6 47 (47.47%) Microsoft
7 33 (33.33%) VMware
7 33 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 31 (31.31%) Office 365
8 31 (31.31%) ITIL
9 30 (30.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 30 (30.30%) DV Cleared
10 24 (24.24%) MSI
11 21 (21.21%) Windows 10
12 20 (20.20%) Service Management
12 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (20.20%) Mentoring
13 19 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (19.19%) SQL
13 19 (19.19%) SQL Server
14 18 (18.18%) Software Distribution
14 18 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
14 18 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (18.18%) Compatibility Testing
15 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (16.16%) Application Packaging
16 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
16 16 (16.16%) Problem-Solving

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 9 (9.09%) IIS
2 8 (8.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (8.08%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.07%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.06%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.03%) Apache
5 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.03%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 31 (31.31%) Office 365
2 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) DNS
1 8 (8.08%) LAN
2 7 (7.07%) NetScaler
2 7 (7.07%) WAN
3 6 (6.06%) DHCP
3 6 (6.06%) SAN
3 6 (6.06%) Skype
4 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.04%) Firewall
6 3 (3.03%) Internet
6 3 (3.03%) Network Security
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.02%) Intranet
7 2 (2.02%) NAS
7 2 (2.02%) VLAN
7 2 (2.02%) VPN
8 1 (1.01%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.01%) Extranet
8 1 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.01%) MySQL
6 1 (1.01%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 24 (24.24%) MSI
2 6 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.03%) Finance
1 3 (3.03%) Military
2 2 (2.02%) Back Office
2 2 (2.02%) Law
3 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.01%) Publishing
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
3 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (22.22%) Applications Packager
2 13 (13.13%) DV Cleared Application Packager
3 12 (12.12%) Desktop Support
4 11 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 10 (10.10%) Senior IT Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.07%) Consultant
7 7 (7.07%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.05%) Administrator
9 5 (5.05%) Citrix Consultant
9 5 (5.05%) Citrix Specialist
9 5 (5.05%) Database Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Database Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) .NET
2 2 (2.02%) LDAP
2 2 (2.02%) Middleware
3 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.01%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.01%) HTML
3 1 (1.01%) SOAP
3 1 (1.01%) WCF
3 1 (1.01%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.08%) Fat Client
2 8 (8.08%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.06%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.04%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) PKI
8 1 (1.01%) CESG
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.01%) iPad
8 1 (1.01%) iPhone
8 1 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (65.66%) Windows Server
3 49 (49.49%) Windows 7
3 49 (49.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (21.21%) Windows 10
5 11 (11.11%) Linux
6 6 (6.06%) Android
6 6 (6.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.04%) CentOS
8 3 (3.03%) Solaris
8 3 (3.03%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.03%) Unix
8 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.31%) ITIL
2 20 (20.20%) Mentoring
2 20 (20.20%) Service Management
3 18 (18.18%) Compatibility Testing
3 18 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
3 18 (18.18%) Software Distribution
3 18 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (16.16%) Application Packaging
4 16 (16.16%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.11%) Workflow
6 10 (10.10%) Coaching
6 10 (10.10%) ITIL V3
7 9 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.07%) Application Virtualisation
8 7 (7.07%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
10 5 (5.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.47%) PowerShell
2 19 (19.19%) SQL
3 11 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.02%) C
4 2 (2.02%) PHP
5 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.01%) C#
5 1 (1.01%) Java
5 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.01%) Perl
5 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 30 (30.30%) DV Cleared
3 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
4 10 (10.10%) Degree
5 7 (7.07%) MCSA
5 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.04%) MCSE
7 2 (2.02%) CCNP
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (62.63%) Active Directory
2 30 (30.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (14.14%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 9 (9.09%) vSphere
7 7 (7.07%) XenApp
7 7 (7.07%) XenDesktop
8 6 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (3.03%) Firmware
9 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (3.03%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.01%) Docker
11 1 (1.01%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (51.52%) SCCM
2 8 (8.08%) WSUS
3 6 (6.06%) SCOM
3 6 (6.06%) ZENworks
4 3 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.02%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.01%) Ansible
6 1 (1.01%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.01%) Nagios
6 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.01%) OpenView
6 1 (1.01%) Puppet
6 1 (1.01%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (47.47%) Microsoft
2 33 (33.33%) VMware
3 13 (13.13%) HP
4 11 (11.11%) Citrix
5 8 (8.08%) Wyse
6 7 (7.07%) Cisco
6 7 (7.07%) Ivanti
7 6 (6.06%) CA
7 6 (6.06%) Micro Focus
7 6 (6.06%) Novell
8 5 (5.05%) McAfee
8 5 (5.05%) Oracle
9 2 (2.02%) Hummingbird
9 2 (2.02%) iManage
9 2 (2.02%) Juniper
9 2 (2.02%) Meridio
9 2 (2.02%) OpenText
9 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.02%) Sophos
9 2 (2.02%) Veeam