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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 86 84 63
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 117 152 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.16% 2.41% 2.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.11% 12.14% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 110 112
Average daily rate
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£339 £325 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -13.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £174 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £284
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 26
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.75 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.92% -85.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -17.85%
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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
1157 1252 1298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.32% 19.89% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 898 889
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 73
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 142 (54.41%) Active Directory
3 131 (50.19%) VMware
4 125 (47.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 114 (43.68%) Microsoft
6 88 (33.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 80 (30.65%) Windows 7
8 79 (30.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 78 (29.89%) Citrix
9 78 (29.89%) MS Exchange
10 73 (27.97%) Finance
11 58 (22.22%) SAN
12 52 (19.92%) Cisco
13 51 (19.54%) SQL
14 47 (18.01%) ITIL
15 45 (17.24%) SQL Server
15 45 (17.24%) XenApp
16 42 (16.09%) HP
17 41 (15.71%) DNS
18 40 (15.33%) Migration
18 40 (15.33%) Exchange Server 2010
19 38 (14.56%) vSphere
20 35 (13.41%) Blackberry
21 32 (12.26%) DHCP
21 32 (12.26%) MS Office
21 32 (12.26%) Windows XP
22 30 (11.49%) MS Excel
23 28 (10.73%) Firewall
23 28 (10.73%) LAN
23 28 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 78 (29.89%) MS Exchange
2 40 (15.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (9.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (9.20%) SharePoint
4 24 (9.20%) IIS
5 18 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.68%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.30%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.30%) Lync
9 6 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.92%) FileNet
11 4 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.53%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.53%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.77%) Apache
12 2 (0.77%) Moodle
Applications
1 32 (12.26%) MS Office
2 30 (11.49%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.53%) Maya
3 4 (1.53%) MS Project
4 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.77%) Eikon
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.53%) Office 365
3 3 (1.15%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.38%) Yammer
4 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.38%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (22.22%) SAN
2 41 (15.71%) DNS
3 32 (12.26%) DHCP
4 28 (10.73%) Firewall
4 28 (10.73%) LAN
5 27 (10.34%) WAN
5 27 (10.34%) NAS
6 20 (7.66%) VLAN
7 19 (7.28%) TCP/IP
8 14 (5.36%) HTTP
9 12 (4.60%) VPN
9 12 (4.60%) NetScaler
10 7 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (2.68%) LDAP
11 6 (2.30%) Internet
11 6 (2.30%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.92%) MPLS
13 4 (1.53%) DSL
13 4 (1.53%) FTP
13 4 (1.53%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.30%) MS Access
4 6 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.15%) MySQL
8 2 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.77%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.77%) SSDT
9 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.53%) CruiseControl
3 3 (1.15%) MSI
4 2 (0.77%) WiX
4 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.38%) Fiddler
General
1 73 (27.97%) Finance
2 26 (9.96%) Banking
3 9 (3.45%) Back Office
4 8 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.07%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.68%) Law
6 5 (1.92%) Retail
6 5 (1.92%) Advertising
7 4 (1.53%) Publishing
7 4 (1.53%) Legal
7 4 (1.53%) Games
7 4 (1.53%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Front Office
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (11.49%) Analyst
3 26 (9.96%) Administrator
4 25 (9.58%) Support Engineer
5 23 (8.81%) Consultant
6 22 (8.43%) Desktop Support
7 18 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (6.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (5.75%) Server Engineer
10 14 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (4.60%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.60%) Windows Administrator
12 10 (3.83%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.83%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 9 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 9 (3.45%) Developer
14 8 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (3.07%) Citrix Engineer
14 8 (3.07%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.20%) .NET
2 11 (4.21%) SOAP
3 9 (3.45%) Web Services
4 6 (2.30%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.15%) HTML
5 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.15%) CSS
5 3 (1.15%) Middleware
6 2 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.77%) XML
6 2 (0.77%) WCF
6 2 (0.77%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.77%) HTML5
7 1 (0.38%) RESTful
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (0.38%) JSON
7 1 (0.38%) XHTML
7 1 (0.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.41%) Blackberry
2 22 (8.43%) Clustering
3 19 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.98%) Replication
5 12 (4.60%) Thin Client
5 12 (4.60%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.68%) iPhone
7 5 (1.92%) Symmetrix
8 4 (1.53%) Handset
8 4 (1.53%) CLARiiON
8 4 (1.53%) HACMP
8 4 (1.53%) PDA
8 4 (1.53%) Celerra
8 4 (1.53%) Symmetrix DMX
8 4 (1.53%) iPad
9 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.15%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.15%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (47.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 88 (33.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (30.65%) Windows 7
5 32 (12.26%) Windows XP
6 17 (6.51%) Linux
7 16 (6.13%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.83%) Windows Vista
9 8 (3.07%) UNIX
10 7 (2.68%) Solaris
11 6 (2.30%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.53%) HPUX
12 4 (1.53%) Mac OS X Server
12 4 (1.53%) CentOS
13 3 (1.15%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.38%) Android
15 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.01%) ITIL
2 40 (15.33%) Migration
3 19 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (6.13%) Service Management
5 15 (5.75%) Change Management
6 12 (4.60%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.21%) Business Process Improvement
7 11 (4.21%) Business Analysis
7 11 (4.21%) BPR
8 10 (3.83%) Workflow
9 7 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (2.68%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (2.68%) Business Continuity
9 7 (2.68%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.30%) Validation
10 6 (2.30%) Project Management
10 6 (2.30%) Change Control
11 5 (1.92%) Document Management
12 4 (1.53%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (1.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.54%) SQL
2 19 (7.28%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.60%) C#
4 10 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.07%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.68%) Java
7 6 (2.30%) Perl
7 6 (2.30%) Python
8 5 (1.92%) C++
9 4 (1.53%) C
9 4 (1.53%) VBScript
9 4 (1.53%) Korn
10 3 (1.15%) Lua
10 3 (1.15%) VB
10 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.15%) PHP
11 2 (0.77%) Ruby
11 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.43%) MCSE
3 14 (5.36%) MCITP
4 13 (4.98%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.07%) CCNP
6 8 (3.07%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.68%) MCSA
7 7 (2.68%) CCNA
8 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.53%) IBM Certification
8 4 (1.53%) Degree
9 3 (1.15%) MCP
9 3 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.77%) CCA
10 2 (0.77%) CCEA
10 2 (0.77%) MCTS
11 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.38%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.92%) QA
2 4 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 142 (54.41%) Active Directory
2 79 (30.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (17.24%) XenApp
4 38 (14.56%) vSphere
5 17 (6.51%) Hyper-V
6 16 (6.13%) XenDesktop
7 15 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (5.36%) VMware Server
8 14 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (3.45%) VMware ESX
10 6 (2.30%) Xen
11 5 (1.92%) vCloud
11 5 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.53%) SRDF
13 3 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (1.15%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.15%) NLBS
13 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.15%) ISA Server
13 3 (1.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (9.96%) SCCM
2 16 (6.13%) SCOM
3 11 (4.21%) HP SiteScope
4 10 (3.83%) WSUS
5 6 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.92%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.92%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.92%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.15%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.15%) Puppet
7 3 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.77%) DameWare
8 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.77%) MOM
8 2 (0.77%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.77%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.77%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 131 (50.19%) VMware
2 114 (43.68%) Microsoft
3 78 (29.89%) Citrix
4 52 (19.92%) Cisco
5 42 (16.09%) HP
6 16 (6.13%) IBM
7 15 (5.75%) NetApp
8 14 (5.36%) Red Hat
8 14 (5.36%) EMC
9 10 (3.83%) AppSense
10 9 (3.45%) 3PAR
10 9 (3.45%) Symantec
11 8 (3.07%) Bloomberg
11 8 (3.07%) CommVault
12 7 (2.68%) Oracle
12 7 (2.68%) Apple
12 7 (2.68%) Reuters
13 6 (2.30%) McAfee
13 6 (2.30%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.92%) Altiris
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