Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 107 94
Rank change year-on-year -14 -13 -44
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 102 107 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.74% 1.95% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.09% 10.86% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 72 77
South West median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £191 £138 £209
90th Percentile £468 £450 £519
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 7
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £47.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.16% +216.67% -25.69%
10th Percentile £17.38 £14.98 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.03 £50.88 £35.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%

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 1,261 985 1,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.49% 17.91% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 574 723
South West median daily rate £380 £355 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% -2.74% -1.35%
10th Percentile £155 £147 £148
90th Percentile £551 £500 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 86 100
South West median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +11.11% -7.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.19 £10.76
90th Percentile £47.48 £48.75 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +0.46%

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 21 September 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
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 21 September 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 +4 32 £375 +42.86% 8
Wiltshire +11 28 £425 +36.00% 12
Devon +11 17 £303 +34.44% 5
Somerset -4 7 £425 +123.68% 4
Gloucestershire -13 7 £425 +112.50% 3
Cornwall - 4 £250 -
Dorset -26 2 £250 -41.18% 4
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (79.41%) Windows Server
3 68 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 65 (63.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (60.78%) Microsoft
6 55 (53.92%) Windows 7
7 48 (47.06%) SCCM
8 42 (41.18%) VMware
9 31 (30.39%) PowerShell
10 29 (28.43%) Office 365
10 29 (28.43%) Windows 10
11 28 (27.45%) ITIL
12 27 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (21.57%) Microsoft Office
14 21 (20.59%) SQL Server
15 19 (18.63%) Citrix
15 19 (18.63%) Security Cleared
15 19 (18.63%) VMware ESXi
15 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (17.65%) DV Cleared
16 18 (17.65%) SQL
17 17 (16.67%) HP
17 17 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
18 16 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (15.69%) Hyper-V
19 15 (14.71%) ITIL V3
19 15 (14.71%) Linux
19 15 (14.71%) MS Exchange
20 14 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (13.73%) 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 15 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (9.80%) IIS
2 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.82%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.94%) Apache
5 3 (2.94%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (21.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 29 (28.43%) Office 365
2 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.76%) DNS
2 10 (9.80%) LAN
2 10 (9.80%) WAN
3 9 (8.82%) NetScaler
3 9 (8.82%) SAN
3 9 (8.82%) Skype
4 8 (7.84%) DHCP
5 6 (5.88%) NAS
6 5 (4.90%) Firewall
7 4 (3.92%) VLAN
8 3 (2.94%) Internet
8 3 (2.94%) Network Security
8 3 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.94%) Wireless
9 2 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.96%) DDNS
9 2 (1.96%) Intranet
9 2 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.98%) MySQL
6 1 (0.98%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) MSI
2 5 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Law
3 2 (1.96%) Military
3 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.98%) Back Office
4 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.69%) IT Engineer
2 13 (12.75%) Senior IT Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Desktop Support
5 10 (9.80%) Analyst
5 10 (9.80%) Applications Packager
6 9 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (7.84%) Senior Technician
7 8 (7.84%) Server Technician
8 7 (6.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Consultant
8 7 (6.86%) DV Cleared Application Packager
8 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Server Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) Database Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) IT Support
10 5 (4.90%) Senior Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) .NET
1 2 (1.96%) LDAP
1 2 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.98%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (0.98%) HTML
2 1 (0.98%) SOAP
2 1 (0.98%) WCF
2 1 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.82%) Fat Client
2 9 (8.82%) Thin Client
3 8 (7.84%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.92%) Clustering
5 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) PKI
6 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) Replication
7 1 (0.98%) CESG
7 1 (0.98%) iPad
7 1 (0.98%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (79.41%) Windows Server
3 65 (63.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (53.92%) Windows 7
5 29 (28.43%) Windows 10
6 15 (14.71%) Linux
7 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (7.84%) Android
8 8 (7.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 6 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.92%) CentOS
11 3 (2.94%) Solaris
11 3 (2.94%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.94%) Unix
12 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.45%) ITIL
2 15 (14.71%) ITIL V3
3 14 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (12.75%) Configuration Management
5 11 (10.78%) Workflow
6 10 (9.80%) Coaching
6 10 (9.80%) Incident Management
6 10 (9.80%) Mentoring
7 9 (8.82%) Service Management
7 9 (8.82%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (7.84%) Application Packaging
8 8 (7.84%) Application Virtualisation
8 8 (7.84%) Compatibility Testing
8 8 (7.84%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (7.84%) Software Distribution
8 8 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.90%) Availability Management
9 5 (4.90%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.39%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.65%) SQL
3 10 (9.80%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.96%) C
4 2 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.98%) C#
5 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.98%) Perl
5 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (18.63%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 16 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (11.76%) MCSA
5 11 (10.78%) Degree
6 8 (7.84%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.92%) MCSE
9 3 (2.94%) CCNA
10 2 (1.96%) CCNP
11 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.98%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) JSP 440
System Software
1 68 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 27 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (18.63%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (15.69%) Hyper-V
6 11 (10.78%) XenDesktop
7 10 (9.80%) XenApp
8 9 (8.82%) vSphere
9 6 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (3.92%) VMware Server
11 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.94%) XenServer
12 2 (1.96%) Firmware
12 2 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.98%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.98%) Docker
13 1 (0.98%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (47.06%) SCCM
2 11 (10.78%) WSUS
3 8 (7.84%) ZENworks
4 6 (5.88%) SCOM
5 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.96%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.98%) Ansible
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.98%) Nagios
7 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.98%) OpenView
7 1 (0.98%) Puppet
7 1 (0.98%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (60.78%) Microsoft
2 42 (41.18%) VMware
3 19 (18.63%) Citrix
4 17 (16.67%) HP
5 9 (8.82%) Ivanti
5 9 (8.82%) Wyse
6 8 (7.84%) Cisco
6 8 (7.84%) Micro Focus
6 8 (7.84%) Novell
7 7 (6.86%) CA
8 5 (4.90%) Hummingbird
8 5 (4.90%) iManage
8 5 (4.90%) Meridio
8 5 (4.90%) OpenText
9 4 (3.92%) McAfee
10 3 (2.94%) Oracle
10 3 (2.94%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.94%) Sophos
11 2 (1.96%) IBM
11 2 (1.96%) Juniper