Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 98 86
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 96 113 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.81% 2.06% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.56% 12.03% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 78 75
South West median daily rate £286 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.58% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £159 £119 £191
90th Percentile £402 £538 £465
England median daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -5.19% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £47.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.16% +201.59% -21.25%
10th Percentile £16.18 £18.83 £8.38
90th Percentile £145.25 £49.13 £31.25
England median hourly rate £18.75 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -15.38% +4.22%

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 1,121 939 1,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.16% 17.08% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 564 772
South West median daily rate £375 £364 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.02% +0.41% -
10th Percentile £161 £150 £181
90th Percentile £547 £525 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 83 118
South West median hourly rate £17.84 £17.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -6.67% +11.44%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £10.43
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.52 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.09% +2.10%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +7 33 £325 -3.70% 7
Wiltshire +16 27 £300 +44.58% 8
Devon +6 9 £303 +72.86% 1
Somerset -1 7 £238 -7.77% 1
Gloucestershire -18 5 £315 +88.06% 4
Cornwall - 4 £250 - 3
Dorset -23 3 £250 -37.50% 5
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (80.21%) Windows Server
3 72 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 68 (70.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (67.71%) Microsoft
6 54 (56.25%) VMware
7 39 (40.63%) Windows 7
8 30 (31.25%) SCCM
9 26 (27.08%) Windows 10
10 25 (26.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (25.00%) Hyper-V
12 23 (23.96%) Office 365
13 21 (21.88%) HP
14 20 (20.83%) DNS
14 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
15 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
15 18 (18.75%) ITIL
15 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
15 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
16 17 (17.71%) SAN
16 17 (17.71%) Citrix
17 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
18 15 (15.63%) Cisco
18 15 (15.63%) DHCP
19 14 (14.58%) SQL
20 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
20 13 (13.54%) WSUS
21 12 (12.50%) vSphere

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 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.50%) IIS
3 11 (11.46%) SharePoint
4 8 (8.33%) Skype for Business
5 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.13%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.04%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.96%) Office 365
2 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.83%) DNS
2 17 (17.71%) SAN
3 15 (15.63%) DHCP
4 10 (10.42%) Firewall
5 9 (9.38%) Skype
5 9 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 9 (9.38%) WAN
6 8 (8.33%) LAN
6 8 (8.33%) NAS
7 5 (5.21%) Wireless
8 4 (4.17%) NetScaler
8 4 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (4.17%) VLAN
8 4 (4.17%) VPN
9 3 (3.13%) DDNS
9 3 (3.13%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.08%) Internet
10 2 (2.08%) Intranet
10 2 (2.08%) Network Security
10 2 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Law
3 1 (1.04%) Legal
3 1 (1.04%) Military
3 1 (1.04%) Publishing
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
3 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (14.58%) Support Engineer
2 13 (13.54%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (13.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Server Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Server Technician
6 8 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Senior Technician
7 7 (7.29%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.25%) IT Support
8 6 (6.25%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.21%) Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.21%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) LDAP
2 1 (1.04%) .NET
2 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.25%) Clustering
2 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.17%) EMC VNX
3 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.13%) Replication
4 3 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.08%) iPad
5 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.04%) CESG
6 1 (1.04%) iPhone
6 1 (1.04%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) PKI
6 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (80.21%) Windows Server
3 68 (70.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (40.63%) Windows 7
5 26 (27.08%) Windows 10
6 11 (11.46%) Linux
7 9 (9.38%) Windows 8
7 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.21%) Android
9 4 (4.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (3.13%) CentOS
11 2 (2.08%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.04%) Solaris
12 1 (1.04%) Unix
12 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.75%) ITIL
2 12 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 11 (11.46%) Configuration Management
3 11 (11.46%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (10.42%) Incident Management
5 8 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 6 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.21%) Document Management
7 5 (5.21%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.21%) Security Hardening
7 5 (5.21%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (4.17%) BCP
8 4 (4.17%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (4.17%) Change Control
8 4 (4.17%) Change Management
8 4 (4.17%) Demand Management
8 4 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.58%) SQL
3 2 (2.08%) C
4 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.04%) Perl
4 1 (1.04%) PHP
4 1 (1.04%) Python
4 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.46%) MCSA
4 10 (10.42%) DV Cleared
4 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.25%) CCNA
7 4 (4.17%) MCSE
8 2 (2.08%) CCNP
8 2 (2.08%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.08%) Degree
9 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) GxP
2 2 (2.08%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.04%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (26.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 20 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (12.50%) vSphere
6 8 (8.33%) XenDesktop
7 7 (7.29%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (7.29%) XenApp
8 4 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (4.17%) XenServer
9 3 (3.13%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.08%) Firmware
10 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.04%) Docker
11 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (31.25%) SCCM
2 13 (13.54%) WSUS
3 7 (7.29%) SCOM
4 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (5.21%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (4.17%) Backup Exec
6 4 (4.17%) ZENworks
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.08%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.04%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.04%) Ansible
8 1 (1.04%) Nagios
8 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.04%) OpenView
8 1 (1.04%) Puppet
8 1 (1.04%) SmoothWall
8 1 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (67.71%) Microsoft
2 54 (56.25%) VMware
3 21 (21.88%) HP
4 17 (17.71%) Citrix
5 15 (15.63%) Cisco
6 6 (6.25%) EMC
7 5 (5.21%) Hummingbird
7 5 (5.21%) iManage
7 5 (5.21%) Ivanti
7 5 (5.21%) Meridio
7 5 (5.21%) OpenText
7 5 (5.21%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.17%) Micro Focus
8 4 (4.17%) Novell
8 4 (4.17%) Remedy
8 4 (4.17%) Sophos
9 3 (3.13%) IBM
9 3 (3.13%) Juniper
9 3 (3.13%) Veeam
9 3 (3.13%) Wyse