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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 75 77 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 156 146 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.66% 2.52% 3.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.80% 11.34% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 107 133
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £150 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £460 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -55.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.68 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £19.61 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
1219 1287 1461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.82% 22.17% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 943 991
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 55 83
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £33.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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.

1 274 (100.00%) Windows
2 147 (53.65%) Active Directory
3 135 (49.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 131 (47.81%) Microsoft
5 117 (42.70%) VMware
6 110 (40.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 79 (28.83%) Citrix
7 79 (28.83%) MS Exchange
8 74 (27.01%) Windows 7
9 72 (26.28%) Finance
10 71 (25.91%) SQL
11 66 (24.09%) Cisco
12 61 (22.26%) ITIL
12 61 (22.26%) VMware Infrastructure
13 59 (21.53%) SAN
14 58 (21.17%) DNS
15 47 (17.15%) SQL Server
16 41 (14.96%) WAN
16 41 (14.96%) XenApp
17 40 (14.60%) MS Excel
17 40 (14.60%) MS Office
18 39 (14.23%) DHCP
18 39 (14.23%) TCP/IP
19 38 (13.87%) LAN
19 38 (13.87%) Migration
19 38 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010
20 37 (13.50%) PowerShell
21 36 (13.14%) SCCM
21 36 (13.14%) Firewall
22 35 (12.77%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 79 (28.83%) MS Exchange
2 38 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (12.77%) IIS
4 23 (8.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (7.30%) SharePoint
6 18 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.19%) Lync
11 5 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.82%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.09%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.73%) Node.js
14 1 (0.36%) Moodle
14 1 (0.36%) MindAlign
14 1 (0.36%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.36%) FileNet
Applications
1 40 (14.60%) MS Office
1 40 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.46%) Maya
2 4 (1.46%) MS Project
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.36%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.55%) Office 365
2 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.46%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.36%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Yammer
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (21.53%) SAN
2 58 (21.17%) DNS
3 41 (14.96%) WAN
4 39 (14.23%) DHCP
4 39 (14.23%) TCP/IP
5 38 (13.87%) LAN
6 36 (13.14%) Firewall
7 24 (8.76%) NAS
8 12 (4.38%) VPN
9 11 (4.01%) MPLS
9 11 (4.01%) DSL
10 10 (3.65%) BIG-IP
10 10 (3.65%) VLAN
11 7 (2.55%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (2.19%) Network Security
12 6 (2.19%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.82%) LDAP
14 4 (1.46%) Internet
15 3 (1.09%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.15%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.19%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.36%) MySQL
9 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.36%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (2.55%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.46%) CruiseControl
4 3 (1.09%) Subversion
4 3 (1.09%) Moq
4 3 (1.09%) NUnit
5 2 (0.73%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.73%) Selenium
5 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.73%) Grunt
5 2 (0.73%) JSHint
5 2 (0.73%) Bower
5 2 (0.73%) FxCop
5 2 (0.73%) StyleCop
5 2 (0.73%) NDepend
6 1 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.36%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.36%) JIRA
6 1 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 72 (26.28%) Finance
2 30 (10.95%) Banking
3 15 (5.47%) Law
4 7 (2.55%) Legal
5 6 (2.19%) Back Office
5 6 (2.19%) Retail
6 5 (1.82%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.46%) Games
8 3 (1.09%) Front Office
8 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.73%) Advertising
9 2 (0.73%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.73%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (19.71%) Analyst
2 29 (10.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (9.49%) Support Engineer
4 25 (9.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (8.03%) Administrator
6 21 (7.66%) Desktop Support
7 20 (7.30%) Support Analyst
8 18 (6.57%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (5.84%) Server Engineer
10 15 (5.47%) Applications Support
11 13 (4.74%) Consultant
12 11 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (4.01%) DBA
12 11 (4.01%) Windows Server Engineer
13 10 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 9 (3.28%) Applications Support Analyst
14 9 (3.28%) Windows Administrator
15 8 (2.92%) Server Administrator
15 8 (2.92%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.47%) .NET
2 6 (2.19%) HTML
2 6 (2.19%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.82%) COM
4 4 (1.46%) CSS
4 4 (1.46%) SOAP
4 4 (1.46%) Web Services
4 4 (1.46%) Middleware
4 4 (1.46%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.09%) XML
5 3 (1.09%) jQuery
5 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.09%) HTML5
6 2 (0.73%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.73%) Apache Thrift
6 2 (0.73%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.36%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.04%) Blackberry
2 28 (10.22%) Clustering
3 18 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.20%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.01%) Fat Client
5 11 (4.01%) Replication
5 11 (4.01%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.46%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.09%) iPhone
8 3 (1.09%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.09%) NHS
8 3 (1.09%) HACMP
8 3 (1.09%) User Experience
9 2 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.73%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.73%) Symmetrix
9 2 (0.73%) Equities
9 2 (0.73%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 274 (100.00%) Windows
2 135 (49.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 110 (40.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 74 (27.01%) Windows 7
5 27 (9.85%) Windows XP
6 20 (7.30%) Windows 8
7 15 (5.47%) Linux
8 10 (3.65%) Solaris
9 9 (3.28%) UNIX
10 5 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.82%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.46%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.46%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.73%) HPUX
12 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (0.73%) CentOS
12 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.36%) Android
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.26%) ITIL
2 38 (13.87%) Migration
3 19 (6.93%) Service Management
4 18 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (6.20%) Server Building
6 13 (4.74%) Change Management
6 13 (4.74%) Data Protection
6 13 (4.74%) Change Control
7 11 (4.01%) Problem Management
7 11 (4.01%) Project Management
7 11 (4.01%) Service Delivery
8 10 (3.65%) Business Continuity
9 9 (3.28%) Workflow
9 9 (3.28%) BCP
9 9 (3.28%) Performance Management
9 9 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (2.92%) Business Continuity Planning
10 8 (2.92%) Validation
10 8 (2.92%) DevOps
11 7 (2.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (25.91%) SQL
2 37 (13.50%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.65%) C#
4 9 (3.28%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.92%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.55%) Python
7 6 (2.19%) C
7 6 (2.19%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.82%) VBScript
8 5 (1.82%) Perl
9 4 (1.46%) C++
10 3 (1.09%) Java
10 3 (1.09%) VB
10 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.09%) Lua
11 2 (0.73%) Korn
11 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.73%) VBA
12 1 (0.36%) PHP
12 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (11.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (10.22%) MCSE
3 14 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.38%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.38%) MCITP
5 11 (4.01%) MCSA
5 11 (4.01%) CCNA
6 9 (3.28%) CCNP
7 7 (2.55%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.82%) Degree
8 5 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.09%) MCP
9 3 (1.09%) CCIE
10 2 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.73%) CISSP
10 2 (0.73%) CCEE
11 1 (0.36%) CCIA
11 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.82%) SLA
2 4 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 147 (53.65%) Active Directory
2 61 (22.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (14.96%) XenApp
4 35 (12.77%) vSphere
5 15 (5.47%) Hyper-V
6 14 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (4.38%) VMware Server
8 10 (3.65%) VMware ESX
8 10 (3.65%) NLBS
9 7 (2.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (2.55%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.46%) Xen
12 3 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (1.09%) UAG
13 2 (0.73%) SRDF
13 2 (0.73%) XenServer
13 2 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.73%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 36 (13.14%) SCCM
2 24 (8.76%) SCOM
3 17 (6.20%) WSUS
4 10 (3.65%) Puppet
4 10 (3.65%) Nagios
5 8 (2.92%) Tivoli
5 8 (2.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (2.19%) HP SIM
7 5 (1.82%) EdgeSight
8 4 (1.46%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.09%) Control-M
9 3 (1.09%) DameWare
9 3 (1.09%) MOM
9 3 (1.09%) SCSM
9 3 (1.09%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.73%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (0.73%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 131 (47.81%) Microsoft
2 117 (42.70%) VMware
3 79 (28.83%) Citrix
4 66 (24.09%) Cisco
5 30 (10.95%) HP
6 19 (6.93%) Oracle
6 19 (6.93%) CheckPoint
7 17 (6.20%) IBM
8 11 (4.01%) EMC
9 9 (3.28%) CommVault
10 8 (2.92%) Sybase
10 8 (2.92%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.92%) Sophos
11 7 (2.55%) AppSense
11 7 (2.55%) Veritas
11 7 (2.55%) Bloomberg
11 7 (2.55%) Juniper
12 6 (2.19%) NetApp
12 6 (2.19%) Symantec
12 6 (2.19%) Apple
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