Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 105 87
Rank change year-on-year +9 -18 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 105 100 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.08% 1.93% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.79% 11.49% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 70 64
South West median daily rate £288 £282 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.95% -6.00% -
10th Percentile £167 £115 £172
90th Percentile £419 £543 £400
England median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 9
South West median hourly rate £21.75 £47.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.21% +179.41% -15.78%
10th Percentile £16.25 £23.50 £8.38
90th Percentile £134.75 £96.50 £25.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -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 1,072 870 1,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.20% 16.79% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 516 756
South West median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £165 £135 £155
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 92 128
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -3.57% +23.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.03 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £46.08
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% -0.99% +5.20%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 36 £325 -3.70% 6
Wiltshire +27 28 £300 +47.24% 6
Devon +6 10 £300 +71.43% 2
Somerset +2 7 £283 -13.08% 3
Dorset -23 7 £250 -16.67% 3
Gloucestershire -10 6 £235 +93.81% 6
Cornwall - 3 £250 - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (81.90%) Windows Server
3 81 (77.14%) Active Directory
4 72 (68.57%) Microsoft
5 70 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (54.29%) VMware
7 32 (30.48%) Windows 7
8 29 (27.62%) MS Exchange
9 28 (26.67%) Office 365
10 24 (22.86%) Security Cleared
10 24 (22.86%) PowerShell
11 23 (21.90%) SCCM
12 22 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (20.00%) DNS
14 20 (19.05%) Hyper-V
14 20 (19.05%) Windows 10
15 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (17.14%) vSphere
15 18 (17.14%) SC Cleared
16 17 (16.19%) HP
16 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
17 16 (15.24%) Microsoft Office
17 16 (15.24%) SAN
18 15 (14.29%) DHCP
19 14 (13.33%) ITIL
19 14 (13.33%) EMC
19 14 (13.33%) Citrix
20 13 (12.38%) Finance
20 13 (12.38%) Cisco

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 29 (27.62%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.43%) Skype for Business
3 11 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (10.48%) IIS
4 8 (7.62%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.90%) Apache
7 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (15.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (26.67%) Office 365
2 18 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.86%) IaaS
5 2 (1.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.00%) DNS
2 16 (15.24%) SAN
3 15 (14.29%) DHCP
4 13 (12.38%) Skype
5 11 (10.48%) Firewall
6 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 9 (8.57%) WAN
7 8 (7.62%) LAN
8 6 (5.71%) NAS
9 5 (4.76%) Wireless
10 4 (3.81%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (3.81%) VPN
11 3 (2.86%) DDNS
11 3 (2.86%) VoIP
12 2 (1.90%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.90%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.90%) VLAN
13 1 (0.95%) Internet
13 1 (0.95%) Intranet
13 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) JIRA
2 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.95%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.95%) RSpec
3 1 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Law
3 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) Military
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (16.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 16 (15.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Server Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (8.57%) IT Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) IT Support
7 8 (7.62%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.71%) Server Technician
10 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Technician
10 5 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) EMC VNX
2 6 (5.71%) Clustering
2 6 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.86%) Replication
4 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.90%) PKI
4 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.95%) iPad
5 1 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 105 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (81.90%) Windows Server
3 70 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (30.48%) Windows 7
5 20 (19.05%) Windows 10
6 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (11.43%) Linux
8 8 (7.62%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.81%) Android
10 3 (2.86%) CentOS
10 3 (2.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.86%) Unix
11 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.90%) Solaris
12 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.33%) ITIL
2 12 (11.43%) Security Hardening
3 9 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (7.62%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.62%) Incident Management
4 8 (7.62%) ITIL V3
4 8 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (5.71%) Data Protection
5 6 (5.71%) Migration
6 5 (4.76%) CRM
6 5 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.81%) Demand Management
7 4 (3.81%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (3.81%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.81%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (2.86%) BCP
8 3 (2.86%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.86%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (2.86%) Document Management
8 3 (2.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 13 (12.38%) SQL
3 2 (1.90%) C
3 2 (1.90%) Perl
3 2 (1.90%) Python
3 2 (1.90%) VBScript
4 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.95%) PHP
4 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.67%) MCSA
5 6 (5.71%) CCNA
5 6 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.86%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.90%) Degree
7 2 (1.90%) MCSE
8 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) GxP
3 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (77.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 18 (17.14%) vSphere
5 12 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (5.71%) XenDesktop
7 5 (4.76%) XenApp
8 4 (3.81%) XenServer
9 3 (2.86%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.90%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.95%) Docker
11 1 (0.95%) Firmware
11 1 (0.95%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (21.90%) SCCM
2 13 (12.38%) EMC NetWorker
3 12 (11.43%) WSUS
4 8 (7.62%) SCOM
5 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (3.81%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.86%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.86%) ZENworks
8 2 (1.90%) Ansible
8 2 (1.90%) Puppet
9 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.95%) OfficeScan
9 1 (0.95%) OpenView
9 1 (0.95%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.95%) Terraform
9 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.95%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 72 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 57 (54.29%) VMware
3 17 (16.19%) HP
4 14 (13.33%) Citrix
4 14 (13.33%) EMC
5 13 (12.38%) Cisco
6 6 (5.71%) SolarWinds
7 5 (4.76%) McAfee
8 4 (3.81%) Remedy
9 3 (2.86%) Apple
9 3 (2.86%) Hummingbird
9 3 (2.86%) IBM
9 3 (2.86%) iManage
9 3 (2.86%) Ivanti
9 3 (2.86%) Meridio
9 3 (2.86%) Micro Focus
9 3 (2.86%) Novell
9 3 (2.86%) OpenText
9 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.86%) Sophos