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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 78 48
Rank change year-on-year -15 -30  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 49 64 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.79% 2.14% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.63% 10.13% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 50
Median daily rate £300 £309 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.83% -3.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £300
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 18
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.66% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -17.85% +12.87%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 461 632 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.84% 21.09% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 356 385
Median daily rate £365 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £163 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 89
Median hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +20 18 £325 +16.07% 6
Gloucestershire +8 10 £200 -42.85% 2
Wiltshire -2 8 £225 -44.61% 4
Somerset -4 8 £190 - 1
Bristol -19 4 £317 +5.66% 6
Devon -8 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (79.44%) Active Directory
3 73 (68.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (64.49%) Windows Server
5 55 (51.40%) Microsoft
5 55 (51.40%) VMware
6 48 (44.86%) MS Exchange
7 44 (41.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 38 (35.51%) PowerShell
9 35 (32.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (31.78%) DNS
11 30 (28.04%) Windows 7
12 28 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (26.17%) SQL Server
13 27 (25.23%) Security Cleared
14 24 (22.43%) SQL
15 22 (20.56%) Migration
16 21 (19.63%) Linux
16 21 (19.63%) SAN
17 19 (17.76%) Oracle
17 19 (17.76%) Disaster Recovery
17 19 (17.76%) Office 365
17 19 (17.76%) Windows 10
18 18 (16.82%) SC Cleared
18 18 (16.82%) Hyper-V
18 18 (16.82%) Red Hat
19 17 (15.89%) Finance
19 17 (15.89%) SharePoint
19 17 (15.89%) DHCP
20 16 (14.95%) Citrix

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 48 (44.86%) MS Exchange
2 44 (41.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (15.89%) SharePoint
4 16 (14.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (14.02%) Skype for Business
6 13 (12.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (7.48%) Apache
7 8 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (6.54%) IIS
9 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (5.61%) Tomcat
10 5 (4.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.87%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.87%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (1.87%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.76%) Office 365
2 15 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (31.78%) DNS
2 21 (19.63%) SAN
3 17 (15.89%) DHCP
4 15 (14.02%) Skype
5 13 (12.15%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (11.21%) Firewall
7 9 (8.41%) WAN
8 7 (6.54%) Internet
8 7 (6.54%) VPN
8 7 (6.54%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (6.54%) Wireless
9 6 (5.61%) LAN
10 5 (4.67%) Extranet
10 5 (4.67%) Intranet
11 4 (3.74%) LDAP
12 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
12 3 (2.80%) VLAN
12 3 (2.80%) VoIP
13 2 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.87%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (10.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (7.48%) MySQL
4 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.74%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.87%) MS Access
6 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (15.89%) Finance
2 3 (2.80%) Electronics
2 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.80%) Marketing
2 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (22.43%) Analyst
2 17 (15.89%) Support Engineer
3 14 (13.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (13.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (9.35%) Infrastructure Support
6 8 (7.48%) Architect
7 7 (6.54%) IT Support
8 6 (5.61%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Administrator
8 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Build Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) IT Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) Server Support
9 5 (4.67%) SharePoint Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.74%) 3rd Line Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) LAMP
1 2 (1.87%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (1.87%) SAML
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Client/Server
2 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.67%) RIA
3 4 (3.74%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.74%) iPad
3 4 (3.74%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.80%) Clustering
4 3 (2.80%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.87%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (68.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 69 (64.49%) Windows Server
4 35 (32.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (28.04%) Windows 7
6 21 (19.63%) Linux
7 19 (17.76%) Windows 10
8 12 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (7.48%) Windows 8
10 7 (6.54%) CentOS
10 7 (6.54%) Mac OS X
11 6 (5.61%) Unix
11 6 (5.61%) Windows XP
12 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
12 4 (3.74%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.56%) Migration
2 19 (17.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (11.21%) Patch Management
4 11 (10.28%) Change Management
5 10 (9.35%) Service Delivery
6 9 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.54%) Application Packaging
7 7 (6.54%) Security Patching
8 6 (5.61%) ERP
8 6 (5.61%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.61%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.67%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.67%) ITIL
9 5 (4.67%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (4.67%) Test Management
9 5 (4.67%) Web Development
10 4 (3.74%) Data Migration
10 4 (3.74%) Network Management
10 4 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.51%) PowerShell
2 24 (22.43%) SQL
3 7 (6.54%) PHP
4 4 (3.74%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.74%) Perl
5 3 (2.80%) VBScript
6 2 (1.87%) Java
6 2 (1.87%) Python
6 2 (1.87%) Ruby
7 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (25.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.82%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.48%) DBS Check
3 8 (7.48%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.87%) Degree
5 1 (0.93%) CCNA
5 1 (0.93%) CCNP
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.93%) MCSA
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) SANS
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.35%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (79.44%) Active Directory
2 28 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.82%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (8.41%) VMware Server
6 7 (6.54%) DFS Replication
7 5 (4.67%) Samba
7 5 (4.67%) Squid
8 3 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.80%) XenApp
8 3 (2.80%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.87%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.87%) Shibboleth
9 2 (1.87%) Xen
10 1 (0.93%) UAG
10 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (14.95%) WSUS
2 11 (10.28%) SCCM
3 7 (6.54%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (6.54%) NetBackup
4 6 (5.61%) Nagios
5 5 (4.67%) AirWatch
5 5 (4.67%) Backup Exec
5 5 (4.67%) SCOM
5 5 (4.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (4.67%) Webmin
5 5 (4.67%) Xymon
6 4 (3.74%) Netcool
6 4 (3.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.80%) Puppet
8 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.87%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.87%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 55 (51.40%) Microsoft
1 55 (51.40%) VMware
2 19 (17.76%) Oracle
3 18 (16.82%) Red Hat
4 16 (14.95%) Citrix
5 11 (10.28%) Cisco
6 10 (9.35%) Veeam
7 9 (8.41%) McAfee
8 8 (7.48%) Apple
9 7 (6.54%) HP
9 7 (6.54%) SAP
9 7 (6.54%) Symantec
10 5 (4.67%) Dell
10 5 (4.67%) MobileIron
10 5 (4.67%) NetApp
11 4 (3.74%) Intel
11 4 (3.74%) IronPort
11 4 (3.74%) Pegasus
11 4 (3.74%) QAD
11 4 (3.74%) RightFax
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