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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 64 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 153 152 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.91% 2.62% 2.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.91% 11.60% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 110 134
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £152 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £477 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.41% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £120.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.16% +242.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £14.55 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £171.00 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
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
1185 1310 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.53% 22.56% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 961 1047
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 76
Average hourly rate £16.73 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.59% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.43 £125.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 4 September 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 4 September 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.

1 271 (100.00%) Windows
2 135 (49.82%) Active Directory
3 131 (48.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 129 (47.60%) Microsoft
5 108 (39.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (38.75%) VMware
7 86 (31.73%) SQL
8 76 (28.04%) Citrix
9 73 (26.94%) MS Exchange
10 72 (26.57%) Windows 7
11 70 (25.83%) Finance
12 59 (21.77%) DNS
12 59 (21.77%) Cisco
13 58 (21.40%) ITIL
14 54 (19.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (19.19%) SAN
16 42 (15.50%) WAN
17 41 (15.13%) PowerShell
17 41 (15.13%) SCCM
18 40 (14.76%) XenApp
18 40 (14.76%) TCP/IP
19 39 (14.39%) SQL Server
19 39 (14.39%) MS Office
19 39 (14.39%) SCOM
20 38 (14.02%) DHCP
20 38 (14.02%) LAN
21 37 (13.65%) MS Excel
21 37 (13.65%) Exchange Server 2010
22 36 (13.28%) vSphere
22 36 (13.28%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 73 (26.94%) MS Exchange
2 37 (13.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (12.55%) IIS
4 21 (7.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (6.64%) SharePoint
6 17 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.85%) Lync
10 5 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.11%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.74%) Node.js
14 1 (0.37%) Apache
14 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.37%) SAS
14 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.37%) Moodle
Applications
1 39 (14.39%) MS Office
2 37 (13.65%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.48%) Maya
4 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) MS Project
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.37%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.58%) Office 365
2 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.11%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (21.77%) DNS
2 52 (19.19%) SAN
3 42 (15.50%) WAN
4 40 (14.76%) TCP/IP
5 38 (14.02%) DHCP
5 38 (14.02%) LAN
6 36 (13.28%) Firewall
7 18 (6.64%) NAS
8 12 (4.43%) VPN
9 11 (4.06%) MPLS
9 11 (4.06%) DSL
10 10 (3.69%) BIG-IP
11 7 (2.58%) VLAN
11 7 (2.58%) Network Security
11 7 (2.58%) NetScaler
11 7 (2.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (1.48%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.48%) Internet
13 3 (1.11%) VoIP
13 3 (1.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.95%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) DTS
9 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.37%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.21%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.48%) CruiseControl
4 3 (1.11%) Subversion
4 3 (1.11%) Moq
4 3 (1.11%) NUnit
5 2 (0.74%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.74%) Selenium
5 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.74%) Grunt
5 2 (0.74%) JSHint
5 2 (0.74%) Bower
5 2 (0.74%) FxCop
5 2 (0.74%) StyleCop
5 2 (0.74%) NDepend
6 1 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.37%) JIRA
6 1 (0.37%) MSI
General
1 70 (25.83%) Finance
2 30 (11.07%) Banking
3 16 (5.90%) Law
4 7 (2.58%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.58%) Retail
5 6 (2.21%) Back Office
5 6 (2.21%) Legal
6 4 (1.48%) Games
7 3 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.11%) German Language
8 2 (0.74%) Front Office
8 2 (0.74%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (21.03%) Analyst
2 31 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (10.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 28 (10.33%) Support Engineer
5 24 (8.86%) Support Analyst
6 21 (7.75%) Applications Support
7 20 (7.38%) Administrator
7 20 (7.38%) DBA
7 20 (7.38%) Desktop Support
8 17 (6.27%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (4.80%) Applications Support Analyst
10 12 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.69%) Consultant
13 9 (3.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 9 (3.32%) Server Engineer
14 8 (2.95%) SQL DBA
14 8 (2.95%) Windows Administrator
15 7 (2.58%) Wintel Engineer
15 7 (2.58%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.17%) .NET
2 6 (2.21%) COM
3 5 (1.85%) HTML
3 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.48%) Web Services
4 4 (1.48%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.48%) Application Packaging
4 4 (1.48%) Middleware
5 3 (1.11%) jQuery
5 3 (1.11%) CSS
5 3 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.11%) HTML5
6 2 (0.74%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.74%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.74%) Apache Thrift
6 2 (0.74%) XML
7 1 (0.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.18%) Blackberry
2 24 (8.86%) Replication
3 23 (8.49%) Clustering
4 20 (7.38%) Data Centre
5 14 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.32%) Fat Client
6 9 (3.32%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.48%) NHS
8 3 (1.11%) User Experience
8 3 (1.11%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.11%) iPhone
9 2 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.74%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.74%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.74%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.74%) HACMP
9 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 271 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (48.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 108 (39.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (26.57%) Windows 7
5 24 (8.86%) Windows XP
6 22 (8.12%) Solaris
7 20 (7.38%) Windows 8
8 14 (5.17%) Linux
9 9 (3.32%) UNIX
10 5 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.85%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.11%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.37%) CentOS
13 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (21.40%) ITIL
2 23 (8.49%) Migration
3 16 (5.90%) Service Management
3 16 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (5.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (5.17%) Data Protection
5 12 (4.43%) Change Control
6 11 (4.06%) Problem Management
6 11 (4.06%) Change Management
6 11 (4.06%) Business Continuity
7 10 (3.69%) Service Delivery
7 10 (3.69%) Coaching
8 9 (3.32%) People Management
8 9 (3.32%) Server Building
8 9 (3.32%) Project Management
8 9 (3.32%) BCP
8 9 (3.32%) Performance Management
9 8 (2.95%) Business Continuity Planning
9 8 (2.95%) Workflow
9 8 (2.95%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 86 (31.73%) SQL
2 41 (15.13%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.32%) C#
4 8 (2.95%) VBScript
5 7 (2.58%) Python
5 7 (2.58%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.58%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.85%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.85%) C
7 4 (1.48%) C++
8 3 (1.11%) Perl
8 3 (1.11%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.11%) Lua
9 2 (0.74%) Korn
9 2 (0.74%) VB
9 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.74%) VBA
10 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.37%) PHP
10 1 (0.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.12%) MCSE
3 16 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.43%) CCNA
5 11 (4.06%) MCSA
5 11 (4.06%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.69%) CCNP
7 7 (2.58%) MCITP
8 6 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.21%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.85%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.85%) Degree
10 4 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.48%) CCEE
11 3 (1.11%) CCA
11 3 (1.11%) MCP
11 3 (1.11%) CCIE
12 2 (0.74%) CISSP
13 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.48%) SLA
2 3 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 135 (49.82%) Active Directory
2 54 (19.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (14.76%) XenApp
4 36 (13.28%) vSphere
5 16 (5.90%) Hyper-V
6 13 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.69%) NLBS
7 10 (3.69%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (2.95%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (2.21%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.48%) Xen
12 4 (1.48%) UAG
13 3 (1.11%) vCloud
14 2 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.37%) XenServer
15 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (15.13%) SCCM
2 39 (14.39%) SCOM
3 17 (6.27%) WSUS
4 12 (4.43%) Nagios
5 9 (3.32%) Puppet
6 8 (2.95%) Tivoli
7 6 (2.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.85%) HP SIM
8 5 (1.85%) EdgeSight
9 4 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (1.48%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.11%) DameWare
10 3 (1.11%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.11%) Control-M
10 3 (1.11%) MOM
10 3 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.11%) SCSM
11 2 (0.74%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.74%) vMotion
11 2 (0.74%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 129 (47.60%) Microsoft
2 105 (38.75%) VMware
3 76 (28.04%) Citrix
4 59 (21.77%) Cisco
5 33 (12.18%) Oracle
6 28 (10.33%) HP
7 21 (7.75%) Sybase
8 20 (7.38%) CheckPoint
9 18 (6.64%) Veritas
10 15 (5.54%) IBM
11 9 (3.32%) EMC
11 9 (3.32%) Sophos
12 8 (2.95%) AppSense
12 8 (2.95%) Juniper
12 8 (2.95%) CommVault
13 7 (2.58%) Dell
13 7 (2.58%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.58%) F5
14 6 (2.21%) NetApp
14 6 (2.21%) Symantec
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