Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 103 112
Rank change year-on-year -22 +9 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 106 103 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.66% 1.95% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.00% 9.95% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 67 74
South West median daily rate £425 £325 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +24.40% -5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £175 £106
90th Percentile £475 £450 £438
England median daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +13.85% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 7
South West median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +13.04% +2.22%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.50 £15.30
90th Percentile £40.78 £45.75 £127.50
England median hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% -2.33% +19.44%

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 1,514 1,035 1,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.77% 19.64% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 581 646
South West median daily rate £401 £375 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +10.70% -3.21%
10th Percentile £131 £150 £128
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 100 132
South West median hourly rate £29.21 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.89% +2.94% -12.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.14 £47.50
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 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -13 42 £425 +30.77% 2
Bristol -12 29 £400 +25.98% 10
Devon -2 15 £170 -24.44% 5
Gloucestershire -15 12 £425 +61.90% 5
Somerset -1 6 £438 +56.25% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (58.49%) Active Directory
3 61 (57.55%) Windows Server
4 54 (50.94%) PowerShell
5 53 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 50 (47.17%) SCCM
7 45 (42.45%) Security Cleared
7 45 (42.45%) Microsoft
8 43 (40.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (35.85%) ITIL
9 38 (35.85%) VMware
9 38 (35.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (31.13%) DV Cleared
11 31 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (29.25%) Office 365
12 30 (28.30%) MSI
13 27 (25.47%) Service Management
13 27 (25.47%) Mentoring
14 24 (22.64%) Software Distribution
14 24 (22.64%) Customer Engagement
14 24 (22.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (22.64%) Compatibility Testing
14 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
14 24 (22.64%) SQL
15 23 (21.70%) SC Cleared
16 22 (20.75%) Windows 10
17 19 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (16.98%) Application Packaging
19 17 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
20 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Office

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 12 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.43%) IIS
3 7 (6.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.66%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.77%) Apache
6 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.89%) Confluence
7 2 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (29.25%) Office 365
2 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.89%) IaaS
3 2 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) Firewall
2 11 (10.38%) LAN
2 11 (10.38%) Skype
3 10 (9.43%) SAN
3 10 (9.43%) WAN
4 9 (8.49%) NetScaler
5 8 (7.55%) DNS
6 4 (3.77%) DHCP
6 4 (3.77%) VPN
7 3 (2.83%) Internet
7 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.89%) IPv4
8 2 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.89%) VSAN
9 1 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.94%) Extranet
9 1 (0.94%) Intranet
9 1 (0.94%) Network Security
9 1 (0.94%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.94%) MySQL
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.94%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 30 (28.30%) MSI
2 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.89%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 4 (3.77%) Military
2 3 (2.83%) Finance
3 2 (1.89%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (26.42%) Applications Packager
2 14 (13.21%) DV Cleared Application Packager
3 12 (11.32%) IT Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Senior IT Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Administrator
6 7 (6.60%) Database Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Consultant
7 6 (5.66%) Server Support
7 6 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.66%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Active Directory Support
8 5 (4.72%) Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Citrix Specialist
8 5 (4.72%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.72%) Senior Database Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Cisco Support
9 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) .NET
2 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.94%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (0.94%) COM
3 1 (0.94%) HTML
3 1 (0.94%) Middleware
3 1 (0.94%) SOAP
3 1 (0.94%) WCF
3 1 (0.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.32%) Fat Client
2 12 (11.32%) Thin Client
3 10 (9.43%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.66%) PKI
4 6 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.72%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.89%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (57.55%) Windows Server
3 53 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 43 (40.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (20.75%) Windows 10
6 14 (13.21%) Linux
7 6 (5.66%) Android
7 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.77%) CentOS
9 4 (3.77%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.89%) Solaris
10 2 (1.89%) Unix
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.85%) ITIL
2 27 (25.47%) Mentoring
2 27 (25.47%) Service Management
3 24 (22.64%) Compatibility Testing
3 24 (22.64%) Customer Engagement
3 24 (22.64%) Software Distribution
3 24 (22.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (16.98%) Application Packaging
5 17 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (9.43%) Coaching
6 10 (9.43%) Workflow
7 9 (8.49%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (7.55%) Application Virtualisation
9 7 (6.60%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.66%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.66%) ITIL V3
10 6 (5.66%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (4.72%) ITSM
12 4 (3.77%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 54 (50.94%) PowerShell
2 24 (22.64%) SQL
3 11 (10.38%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.72%) C
5 1 (0.94%) C#
5 1 (0.94%) Java
5 1 (0.94%) PHP
5 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (42.45%) Security Cleared
2 33 (31.13%) DV Cleared
3 23 (21.70%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.43%) Degree
5 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.66%) MCSA
7 2 (1.89%) MCSE
8 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (58.49%) Active Directory
2 38 (35.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 31 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (10.38%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (9.43%) XenApp
5 10 (9.43%) XenDesktop
6 8 (7.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (6.60%) vSphere
8 6 (5.66%) Hyper-V
9 4 (3.77%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.94%) Firmware
10 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.94%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 50 (47.17%) SCCM
2 9 (8.49%) WSUS
3 8 (7.55%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (4.72%) ZENworks
5 3 (2.83%) SCOM
6 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.89%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.94%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.94%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.94%) Nessus
7 1 (0.94%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 45 (42.45%) Microsoft
2 38 (35.85%) VMware
3 12 (11.32%) Cisco
3 12 (11.32%) Citrix
3 12 (11.32%) Wyse
4 8 (7.55%) CA
4 8 (7.55%) Ivanti
4 8 (7.55%) McAfee
5 7 (6.60%) HP
5 7 (6.60%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.66%) Oracle
7 5 (4.72%) Micro Focus
7 5 (4.72%) Novell
8 2 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.89%) Remedy
9 1 (0.94%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (0.94%) Aruba
9 1 (0.94%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.94%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.94%) Veeam