The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 93 70 94
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 62 145 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.97% 2.82% 2.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.34% 12.40% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 105 80
Average daily rate £415 £365 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.69% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £218 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.70 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.48% +16.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
Windows Server 2008
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
664 1169 1227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.11% 22.74% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 889 847
Average daily rate £433 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 42 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.63 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £105.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the City of London region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the City of London region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 147 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (69.39%) Windows Server
3 73 (49.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 70 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 68 (46.26%) Finance
6 67 (45.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 55 (37.41%) VMware
9 53 (36.05%) SQL Server
10 52 (35.37%) SQL
11 41 (27.89%) Windows 7
12 38 (25.85%) PowerShell
12 38 (25.85%) ITIL
12 38 (25.85%) MS Office
12 38 (25.85%) Citrix
13 37 (25.17%) SCCM
14 35 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
15 32 (21.77%) SCOM
16 27 (18.37%) Oracle
16 27 (18.37%) XenApp
17 25 (17.01%) Blackberry
18 24 (16.33%) MS Exchange
19 22 (14.97%) IIS
20 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (13.61%) DNS
20 20 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (12.93%) MCSE
21 19 (12.93%) Banking
22 18 (12.24%) Cisco
22 18 (12.24%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.97%) IIS
3 12 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.36%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.68%) Apache
9 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.68%) Zimbra
Applications
1 38 (25.85%) MS Office
2 11 (7.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Eikon
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.40%) Office 365
2 4 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.61%) DNS
2 16 (10.88%) DHCP
2 16 (10.88%) SAN
3 15 (10.20%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.12%) WAN
5 7 (4.76%) Firewall
6 6 (4.08%) LAN
6 6 (4.08%) VPN
7 5 (3.40%) NAS
8 4 (2.72%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.72%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.04%) Internet
9 3 (2.04%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.36%) 3G
10 2 (1.36%) BGP
10 2 (1.36%) Intranet
10 2 (1.36%) Network Security
10 2 (1.36%) SSL
11 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (36.05%) SQL Server
2 35 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (10.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (10.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (7.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.04%) Pentaho
5 3 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.36%) DB2
6 2 (1.36%) GIS
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.36%) Selenium
1 2 (1.36%) Subversion
1 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.36%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.68%) Hudson
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) JUnit
2 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.68%) PyUnit
2 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 68 (46.26%) Finance
2 19 (12.93%) Banking
3 8 (5.44%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.40%) Law
5 3 (2.04%) Advertising
5 3 (2.04%) Retail
6 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Legal
6 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (21.77%) Analyst
2 22 (14.97%) Support Analyst
3 17 (11.56%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.88%) Desktop Support
5 15 (10.20%) Windows Engineer
6 14 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) PowerShell Engineer
8 9 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 9 (6.12%) Desktop Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 8 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (5.44%) Applications Support
9 8 (5.44%) Citrix Support
9 8 (5.44%) DBA
9 8 (5.44%) SQL DBA
10 7 (4.76%) Citrix Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
10 7 (4.76%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.16%) .NET
2 6 (4.08%) .NET Framework
2 6 (4.08%) XML
3 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (2.04%) HTML
3 3 (2.04%) Middleware
3 3 (2.04%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.36%) .NET Remoting
4 2 (1.36%) Web Services
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (0.68%) COM
5 1 (0.68%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.68%) JSON
5 1 (0.68%) WCF
5 1 (0.68%) WF
5 1 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.01%) Blackberry
2 16 (10.88%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.16%) Clustering
3 12 (8.16%) Replication
4 7 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.72%) NHS
7 3 (2.04%) CMDB
7 3 (2.04%) Fintech
7 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.04%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.36%) Handset
8 2 (1.36%) iPad
8 2 (1.36%) iPhone
9 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) SecurID
9 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 147 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (69.39%) Windows Server
3 73 (49.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (45.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (27.89%) Windows 7
6 15 (10.20%) Linux
6 15 (10.20%) Solaris
7 13 (8.84%) Windows 2000 Server
8 11 (7.48%) Unix
9 9 (6.12%) Windows 8
10 8 (5.44%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.40%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.04%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (2.04%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.36%) AIX
13 2 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.36%) SUSE
14 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.85%) ITIL
2 16 (10.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (6.12%) Coaching
3 9 (6.12%) Project Management
4 8 (5.44%) Change Management
4 8 (5.44%) DevOps
5 7 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 7 (4.76%) People Management
6 6 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.08%) Data Protection
6 6 (4.08%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.08%) Service Management
7 5 (3.40%) ITSM
7 5 (3.40%) Migration
8 4 (2.72%) Business Analysis
8 4 (2.72%) Business Continuity
8 4 (2.72%) Data Security
8 4 (2.72%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (2.72%) Regression Testing
8 4 (2.72%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.37%) SQL
2 38 (25.85%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.48%) VBScript
4 7 (4.76%) VB
5 5 (3.40%) C#
6 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.04%) Java
6 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.36%) Korn
7 2 (1.36%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) C++
8 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (12.93%) MCSE
3 13 (8.84%) MCDST
3 13 (8.84%) MCP
4 10 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.76%) CCNA
5 7 (4.76%) Degree
6 6 (4.08%) CCNP
7 5 (3.40%) MCSA
8 4 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.04%) CCA
9 3 (2.04%) CCEE
9 3 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.04%) VCP5
10 2 (1.36%) MCITP
10 2 (1.36%) MCTS
10 2 (1.36%) VCP4
11 1 (0.68%) CCIE
11 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.68%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.80%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) ISO15022
2 3 (2.04%) ISO20022
3 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 27 (18.37%) XenApp
3 20 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (12.24%) vSphere
5 13 (8.84%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.44%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.08%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.40%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.72%) vCloud
10 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.36%) NFS
11 2 (1.36%) XenServer
12 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.68%) Firmware
12 1 (0.68%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.68%) UAG
12 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (25.17%) SCCM
2 32 (21.77%) SCOM
3 8 (5.44%) Nagios
4 5 (3.40%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (3.40%) Puppet
4 5 (3.40%) vMotion
5 4 (2.72%) DatAdvantage
6 3 (2.04%) HP SIM
6 3 (2.04%) WSUS
7 2 (1.36%) Ansible
8 1 (0.68%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.68%) Kibana
8 1 (0.68%) logstash
8 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 55 (37.41%) VMware
3 38 (25.85%) Citrix
4 27 (18.37%) Oracle
5 18 (12.24%) Cisco
6 14 (9.52%) Veritas
7 13 (8.84%) NetApp
8 10 (6.80%) EMC
8 10 (6.80%) Sybase
9 8 (5.44%) HP
10 7 (4.76%) Dell
11 6 (4.08%) AppSense
11 6 (4.08%) Symantec
12 5 (3.40%) Bloomberg
12 5 (3.40%) IBM
12 5 (3.40%) SAP
13 4 (2.72%) Apple
13 4 (2.72%) Juniper
13 4 (2.72%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.72%) Siebel
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