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 25 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 28 22
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.02% 1.38% 6.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 5.36% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 21
Median daily rate £328 £240 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.45% -33.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

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 56 56 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 28.14% 25.81% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 79
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £23.13
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 - £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) Citrix
6 5 (35.71%) MCSE
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
7 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (28.57%) SAN
7 4 (28.57%) Firewall
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (28.57%) CCNA
7 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) CCSA
8 3 (21.43%) CCNP
8 3 (21.43%) CCDP
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) BitLocker
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
8 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
8 3 (21.43%) Data Encryption

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) IT Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) IT Systems Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Data Encryption
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.14%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Process Management
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Design
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) V-Model
3 1 (7.14%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) MCSE
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) CCDP
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) CCSA
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (7.14%) MCITP
5 1 (7.14%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) BitLocker
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (14.29%) XenServer
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Acme Packet
5 1 (7.14%) Sonus
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec