The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 28 35 50
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.38% 1.08% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.79% 4.55% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £388 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.16% -22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £313
% change year-on-year +8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 38 66 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 15.08% 23.83% 30.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 49 68
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Southampton

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Southampton over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Southampton

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Southampton

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server
3 10 (76.92%) VMware
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco
6 4 (30.77%) MCSE
6 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
7 3 (23.08%) XenServer
7 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 3 (23.08%) vSphere
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
8 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) Unix
8 2 (15.38%) DNS
8 2 (15.38%) CCNA
8 2 (15.38%) SAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
1 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) IT Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) Unix
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) High Availability
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
2 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (7.69%) Network Management
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Process Management
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Server Building
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) V-Model
2 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCSE
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCDP
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (7.69%) RHCE
3 1 (7.69%) RHCSA
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
3 3 (23.08%) XenServer
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (15.38%) XenApp
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec