Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 118 95
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 103 114 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.88% 1.80% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.79% 7.47% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 69 60
South West median daily rate £340 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +28.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £163 £305 £155
90th Percentile £438 £471 £438
England median daily rate £363 £366 £325
% change year-on-year -0.89% +12.54% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.62% +13.04%
10th Percentile £22.20 £17.50 £15.50
90th Percentile £139.00 £40.78 £45.75
England median hourly rate £26.49 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +32.45% +19.40% -15.26%

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 1,323 1,526 1,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.18% 24.05% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 891 598
South West median daily rate £400 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +11.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £145
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £415 £433 £428
% change year-on-year -4.16% +1.17% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 136 89
South West median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +118.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.50 £42.62
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year +1.45% - +4.55%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +14 34 £279 -30.31% 5
Wiltshire +3 34 £400 -5.88% 3
Somerset +11 12 £350 -30.00% 4
Gloucestershire +3 7 £283 -33.53%
Devon -22 7 £380 +7.80% 3
Dorset +4 6 £120 -61.60% 4
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (61.17%) Windows Server
3 57 (55.34%) Windows 7
4 48 (46.60%) Active Directory
5 46 (44.66%) SCCM
5 46 (44.66%) PowerShell
6 44 (42.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (37.86%) Microsoft
8 33 (32.04%) Security Cleared
9 32 (31.07%) Office 365
10 30 (29.13%) ITIL
10 30 (29.13%) VMware
11 26 (25.24%) Windows 10
12 24 (23.30%) SC Cleared
12 24 (23.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (22.33%) Mentoring
14 22 (21.36%) Software Distribution
14 22 (21.36%) Compatibility Testing
14 22 (21.36%) MSI
15 21 (20.39%) MS Exchange
15 21 (20.39%) Application Packaging
16 20 (19.42%) User Acceptance Testing
16 20 (19.42%) Azure
16 20 (19.42%) Customer Engagement
16 20 (19.42%) Service Management
17 19 (18.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 18 (17.48%) Firewall
18 18 (17.48%) Citrix
18 18 (17.48%) DV Cleared

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 21 (20.39%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (12.62%) IIS
3 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.85%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.94%) Apache
6 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.94%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (14.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.94%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (31.07%) Office 365
2 20 (19.42%) Azure
3 9 (8.74%) AWS
4 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.48%) Firewall
2 17 (16.50%) DNS
3 14 (13.59%) DHCP
4 9 (8.74%) SAN
4 9 (8.74%) VPN
5 8 (7.77%) Wireless
6 6 (5.83%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (4.85%) Skype
7 5 (4.85%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.88%) NetScaler
8 4 (3.88%) Network Security
8 4 (3.88%) VLAN
9 3 (2.91%) Internet
9 3 (2.91%) WAN
10 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.94%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.94%) VoIP
10 2 (1.94%) WebEx
11 1 (0.97%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.97%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.91%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 22 (21.36%) MSI
2 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (11.65%) Public Sector
2 4 (3.88%) Retail
3 3 (2.91%) Law
4 1 (0.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (21.36%) Applications Packager
2 19 (18.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (17.48%) SC Cleared Application Packager
4 15 (14.56%) Support Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) DV Cleared Application Packager
6 10 (9.71%) IT Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Server Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Analyst
8 8 (7.77%) IT Support
8 8 (7.77%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (5.83%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (4.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Windows Server Engineer
12 4 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
12 4 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (3.88%) Administrator
12 4 (3.88%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) .NET
1 3 (2.91%) ODBC
2 2 (1.94%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.88%) Fibre Optics
1 4 (3.88%) NHS
2 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.91%) Clustering
2 3 (2.91%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.94%) PDA
3 2 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.97%) AS400
4 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.97%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (61.17%) Windows Server
3 57 (55.34%) Windows 7
4 44 (42.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (25.24%) Windows 10
6 16 (15.53%) Linux
7 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.91%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.94%) CentOS
9 2 (1.94%) Solaris
9 2 (1.94%) Unix
9 2 (1.94%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.94%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.97%) Android
10 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.13%) ITIL
2 23 (22.33%) Mentoring
3 22 (21.36%) Compatibility Testing
3 22 (21.36%) Software Distribution
4 21 (20.39%) Application Packaging
5 20 (19.42%) Customer Engagement
5 20 (19.42%) Service Management
5 20 (19.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (18.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (5.83%) Migration
9 5 (4.85%) Information Security
9 5 (4.85%) Server Building
9 5 (4.85%) Server Management
10 4 (3.88%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (2.91%) Information Security Management
11 3 (2.91%) ISMS
11 3 (2.91%) Security Management
11 3 (2.91%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.66%) PowerShell
2 11 (10.68%) SQL
3 3 (2.91%) C
3 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.91%) VB
3 3 (2.91%) VB6
4 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.94%) Perl
4 2 (1.94%) PHP
4 2 (1.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (32.04%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.30%) SC Cleared
3 18 (17.48%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.83%) DBS Check
6 4 (3.88%) MCITP
6 4 (3.88%) MCSE
7 3 (2.91%) MCSA
8 1 (0.97%) CCNA
8 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.97%) VCP6
8 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 48 (46.60%) Active Directory
2 24 (23.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.65%) XenApp
5 10 (9.71%) XenDesktop
6 9 (8.74%) Hyper-V
6 9 (8.74%) vSphere
7 8 (7.77%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (1.94%) Docker
9 2 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.94%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.94%) Xen
10 1 (0.97%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 46 (44.66%) SCCM
2 7 (6.80%) WSUS
3 4 (3.88%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.91%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.94%) Ansible
5 2 (1.94%) Nagios
5 2 (1.94%) Nessus
5 2 (1.94%) OpenView
5 2 (1.94%) Puppet
5 2 (1.94%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.94%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.97%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.97%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (37.86%) Microsoft
2 30 (29.13%) VMware
3 18 (17.48%) Citrix
4 14 (13.59%) Cisco
5 10 (9.71%) HP
6 9 (8.74%) Sophos
7 7 (6.80%) CheckPoint
7 7 (6.80%) Ivanti
8 5 (4.85%) Dell
9 4 (3.88%) Apple
10 3 (2.91%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.91%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (2.91%) Northgate
10 3 (2.91%) Sony
11 2 (1.94%) Google
11 2 (1.94%) Peregrine
11 2 (1.94%) Remedy
11 2 (1.94%) Veeam
11 2 (1.94%) Veritas
11 2 (1.94%) Wyse