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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 97 78 79
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 69 145 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.03% 2.45% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.20% 12.01% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 100 106
Median daily rate £375 £345 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £194 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £310 £288
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Median hourly rate £18.75 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £10.70 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £29.44 £23.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +5.88%
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
750 1207 1274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.04% 20.38% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 942 920
Median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 44 60
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.30 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.23% +15.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £62.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 114 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (67.54%) Active Directory
3 75 (65.79%) Windows Server
4 66 (57.89%) VMware
5 64 (56.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 41 (35.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (35.96%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (29.82%) Citrix
9 31 (27.19%) SCOM
9 31 (27.19%) PowerShell
9 31 (27.19%) Windows 7
10 30 (26.32%) MS Exchange
11 28 (24.56%) DNS
11 28 (24.56%) Migration
12 27 (23.68%) Finance
13 25 (21.93%) Firewall
13 25 (21.93%) SCCM
14 24 (21.05%) Cisco
15 21 (18.42%) Dell
15 21 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
16 20 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (16.67%) SAN
17 19 (16.67%) DHCP
17 19 (16.67%) Linux
17 19 (16.67%) ITIL
17 19 (16.67%) VMware ESX
18 18 (15.79%) MS Office
19 17 (14.91%) SQL
19 17 (14.91%) XenApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 30 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 21 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (13.16%) IIS
5 13 (11.40%) Skype for Business
6 7 (6.14%) SharePoint
6 7 (6.14%) Tomcat
7 6 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (4.39%) Apache
9 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (3.51%) IBM Notes
10 3 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
10 3 (2.63%) Zimbra
11 2 (1.75%) IBM Domino
11 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.88%) Quickr
12 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (15.79%) MS Office
2 13 (11.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.02%) Office 365
3 3 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.75%) IaaS
4 2 (1.75%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.75%) PaaS
4 2 (1.75%) SaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.88%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.56%) DNS
2 25 (21.93%) Firewall
3 19 (16.67%) DHCP
3 19 (16.67%) SAN
4 8 (7.02%) NetScaler
5 7 (6.14%) Kerberos
5 7 (6.14%) VLAN
6 6 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.26%) WAN
7 5 (4.39%) Internet
7 5 (4.39%) iSCSI
7 5 (4.39%) LAN
8 4 (3.51%) Network Security
8 4 (3.51%) VPN
9 3 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.63%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (2.63%) Skype
10 2 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.75%) DB2
2 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.75%) JIRA
2 2 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.88%) MSI
3 1 (0.88%) Subversion
3 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (23.68%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Legal
4 2 (1.75%) French Language
4 2 (1.75%) German Language
4 2 (1.75%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.75%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (14.04%) Administrator
3 13 (11.40%) Analyst
3 13 (11.40%) Windows Engineer
4 12 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (6.14%) Active Directory Engineer
5 7 (6.14%) Architect
6 6 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
6 6 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (4.39%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.39%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) .NET
1 10 (8.77%) HTML
2 9 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.51%) Web Services
4 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.39%) Clustering
3 5 (4.39%) EqualLogic
3 5 (4.39%) Replication
4 4 (3.51%) NHS
5 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.75%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.88%) BYOD
6 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (65.79%) Windows Server
3 64 (56.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (35.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (27.19%) Windows 7
6 19 (16.67%) Linux
7 12 (10.53%) Windows 8
8 9 (7.89%) Unix
9 8 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
11 5 (4.39%) Mac OS X
11 5 (4.39%) Windows 10
12 4 (3.51%) CentOS
12 4 (3.51%) Mac OS
12 4 (3.51%) Windows 2000
13 3 (2.63%) Android
14 2 (1.75%) AIX
14 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.75%) VMS
14 2 (1.75%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Migration
2 19 (16.67%) ITIL
3 9 (7.89%) Configuration Management
4 7 (6.14%) ITIL V3
5 6 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 6 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (4.39%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.39%) Project Management
6 5 (4.39%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.39%) Service Management
7 4 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.51%) CRM
7 4 (3.51%) Data Management
7 4 (3.51%) Server Building
8 3 (2.63%) Application Discovery
8 3 (2.63%) Broadcast Engineering
8 3 (2.63%) Change Management
8 3 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.63%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.19%) PowerShell
2 17 (14.91%) SQL
3 10 (8.77%) Java
4 8 (7.02%) C#
4 8 (7.02%) VBScript
5 7 (6.14%) C++
6 6 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.51%) Perl
8 3 (2.63%) PHP
9 2 (1.75%) Python
9 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.88%) AWK
10 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.88%) Korn
10 1 (0.88%) sed
10 1 (0.88%) VB
10 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (13.16%) MCSE
3 11 (9.65%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.77%) CCNA
5 7 (6.14%) Degree
6 6 (5.26%) MCITP
7 4 (3.51%) CCNP
7 4 (3.51%) MCTS
8 3 (2.63%) MCP
8 3 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.75%) CEH
9 2 (1.75%) CISSP
9 2 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.75%) MCSA
9 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.75%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.88%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.88%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (67.54%) Active Directory
2 41 (35.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 17 (14.91%) XenApp
5 15 (13.16%) Hyper-V
6 13 (11.40%) XenDesktop
7 11 (9.65%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (6.14%) XenServer
10 5 (4.39%) vSphere
11 3 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (2.63%) Xen
12 2 (1.75%) Firmware
12 2 (1.75%) StorNext
12 2 (1.75%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.75%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 31 (27.19%) SCOM
2 25 (21.93%) SCCM
3 7 (6.14%) Nagios
3 7 (6.14%) Puppet
3 7 (6.14%) SCVMM
3 7 (6.14%) WSUS
4 5 (4.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (3.51%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.63%) MIIS
7 2 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.75%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.88%) Ansible
8 1 (0.88%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.88%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.88%) SCSM
8 1 (0.88%) Sun Identity Manager
8 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 66 (57.89%) VMware
2 54 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 34 (29.82%) Citrix
4 24 (21.05%) Cisco
5 21 (18.42%) Dell
6 14 (12.28%) HP
7 13 (11.40%) NetApp
8 10 (8.77%) Juniper
9 9 (7.89%) Red Hat
10 7 (6.14%) Symantec
11 5 (4.39%) Dell Compellent
11 5 (4.39%) IBM
11 5 (4.39%) Oracle
12 4 (3.51%) Adobe
12 4 (3.51%) Fortinet
12 4 (3.51%) Lotus
13 3 (2.63%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.63%) Kaspersky
13 3 (2.63%) Pega
13 3 (2.63%) Remedy
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