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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 72 87 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 134 117 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.62% 1.99% 3.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.85% 9.97% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 93
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £159 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £464 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.95% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 27
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.50 £19.25 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -10.52%
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
1131 1174 1263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.09% 20.01% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 799 841
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 79
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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.

1 283 (100.00%) Windows
2 154 (54.42%) Active Directory
3 139 (49.12%) VMware
4 130 (45.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 119 (42.05%) Microsoft
6 91 (32.16%) Windows 7
7 87 (30.74%) MS Exchange
8 85 (30.04%) Finance
9 81 (28.62%) Citrix
10 75 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 75 (26.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 55 (19.43%) SQL
12 52 (18.37%) SAN
13 49 (17.31%) Cisco
14 47 (16.61%) DNS
14 47 (16.61%) SQL Server
14 47 (16.61%) XenApp
15 46 (16.25%) Exchange Server 2010
16 44 (15.55%) ITIL
16 44 (15.55%) Migration
17 43 (15.19%) HP
18 40 (14.13%) Windows XP
18 40 (14.13%) SCCM
19 39 (13.78%) Blackberry
20 36 (12.72%) DHCP
20 36 (12.72%) Banking
21 35 (12.37%) MS Office
22 34 (12.01%) SharePoint
23 32 (11.31%) vSphere
24 30 (10.60%) NAS

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 87 (30.74%) MS Exchange
2 46 (16.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (12.01%) SharePoint
4 26 (9.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (8.13%) IIS
6 21 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (3.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (2.47%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.77%) Lync
11 5 (1.77%) FileNet
11 5 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.77%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.41%) WebSphere Process Server
12 4 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.71%) Apache
13 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (12.37%) MS Office
2 30 (10.60%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.06%) MS Project
5 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.35%) Eikon
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.41%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Yammer
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (18.37%) SAN
2 47 (16.61%) DNS
3 36 (12.72%) DHCP
4 30 (10.60%) NAS
5 26 (9.19%) Firewall
6 23 (8.13%) LAN
7 21 (7.42%) WAN
7 21 (7.42%) TCP/IP
7 21 (7.42%) VLAN
8 15 (5.30%) VPN
9 14 (4.95%) HTTP
10 10 (3.53%) LDAP
10 10 (3.53%) NetScaler
11 9 (3.18%) VoIP
12 8 (2.83%) Kerberos
13 7 (2.47%) SNMP
13 7 (2.47%) Internet
14 6 (2.12%) WLAN
15 5 (1.77%) SSL
15 5 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.61%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.47%) MS Access
6 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.06%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.06%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.71%) MySQL
9 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.71%) SSDT
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.71%) MSI
1 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.71%) WiX
1 2 (0.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 85 (30.04%) Finance
2 36 (12.72%) Banking
3 13 (4.59%) Financial Institution
4 11 (3.89%) Law
5 10 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.83%) Back Office
7 7 (2.47%) Legal
8 6 (2.12%) Publishing
9 5 (1.77%) Advertising
10 4 (1.41%) Retail
10 4 (1.41%) Billing
10 4 (1.41%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.06%) Marketing
12 2 (0.71%) Front Office
13 1 (0.35%) Electronics
13 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (17.67%) Analyst
2 33 (11.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (10.25%) Consultant
4 28 (9.89%) Support Engineer
5 22 (7.77%) Desktop Support
6 21 (7.42%) Support Analyst
6 21 (7.42%) Administrator
6 21 (7.42%) Server Engineer
7 19 (6.71%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.59%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.89%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (3.18%) Applications Support
11 9 (3.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 9 (3.18%) Windows Server Engineer
11 9 (3.18%) Wintel Engineer
11 9 (3.18%) IT Support
12 8 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (2.83%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.83%) .NET
2 11 (3.89%) SOAP
3 8 (2.83%) Web Services
4 6 (2.12%) Middleware
4 6 (2.12%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.06%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.71%) WCF
6 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.71%) HTML
6 2 (0.71%) CSS
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.35%) COM
7 1 (0.35%) XML
7 1 (0.35%) XHTML
7 1 (0.35%) RESTful
7 1 (0.35%) HTML5
7 1 (0.35%) JSON
7 1 (0.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.78%) Blackberry
2 20 (7.07%) Clustering
3 14 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.24%) Thin Client
4 12 (4.24%) Fat Client
5 11 (3.89%) Replication
6 7 (2.47%) iPhone
7 5 (1.77%) iPad
7 5 (1.77%) Symmetrix
8 4 (1.41%) Symmetrix DMX
9 3 (1.06%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.06%) Celerra
9 3 (1.06%) PDA
9 3 (1.06%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.06%) Handset
9 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.71%) HACMP
10 2 (0.71%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 283 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (45.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 91 (32.16%) Windows 7
4 75 (26.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (14.13%) Windows XP
6 28 (9.89%) Linux
7 14 (4.95%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.89%) Windows Vista
8 11 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.47%) UNIX
10 6 (2.12%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.41%) HPUX
11 4 (1.41%) Solaris
11 4 (1.41%) Mac OS X Server
12 3 (1.06%) CentOS
13 2 (0.71%) Android
13 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.35%) AIX
14 1 (0.35%) Fedora
14 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.55%) ITIL
1 44 (15.55%) Migration
2 20 (7.07%) Change Management
3 16 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (5.30%) Service Management
5 14 (4.95%) Service Delivery
6 11 (3.89%) BPR
6 11 (3.89%) Business Analysis
6 11 (3.89%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (3.89%) Business Process Improvement
7 9 (3.18%) Asset Management
8 8 (2.83%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (1.77%) DevOps
9 5 (1.77%) Business Continuity
9 5 (1.77%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (1.77%) Project Management
9 5 (1.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (1.77%) Change Control
9 5 (1.77%) Document Management
10 4 (1.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (19.43%) SQL
2 24 (8.48%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.59%) Java
4 9 (3.18%) VBScript
5 8 (2.83%) C#
6 6 (2.12%) C++
6 6 (2.12%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.12%) Perl
6 6 (2.12%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.12%) C
7 4 (1.41%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.06%) VB
9 2 (0.71%) VBA
9 2 (0.71%) Python
9 2 (0.71%) Ruby
9 2 (0.71%) Korn
9 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.71%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (6.71%) MCSE
3 16 (5.65%) MCITP
4 13 (4.59%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (2.83%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.47%) CCNP
7 7 (2.47%) CCNA
8 6 (2.12%) MCSA
9 4 (1.41%) IBM Certification
9 4 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.41%) Degree
9 4 (1.41%) VCP4
10 3 (1.06%) MCTS
10 3 (1.06%) MCP
10 3 (1.06%) CCA
11 2 (0.71%) CCIE
11 2 (0.71%) CCEA
12 1 (0.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.77%) SLA
1 5 (1.77%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 154 (54.42%) Active Directory
2 75 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (16.61%) XenApp
4 32 (11.31%) vSphere
5 20 (7.07%) Hyper-V
6 19 (6.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (6.36%) XenDesktop
8 15 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (4.59%) VMware Server
10 12 (4.24%) VMware ESX
11 10 (3.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (2.83%) Xen
12 8 (2.83%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.77%) XenServer
13 5 (1.77%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.41%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.41%) SRDF
14 4 (1.41%) vCloud
14 4 (1.41%) Platform Symphony
15 2 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 40 (14.13%) SCCM
2 21 (7.42%) SCOM
3 11 (3.89%) HP SiteScope
4 8 (2.83%) WSUS
5 5 (1.77%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.77%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.41%) Puppet
6 4 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.41%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.41%) EdgeSight
7 3 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.06%) DameWare
8 2 (0.71%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.71%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 139 (49.12%) VMware
2 119 (42.05%) Microsoft
3 81 (28.62%) Citrix
4 49 (17.31%) Cisco
5 43 (15.19%) HP
6 22 (7.77%) NetApp
6 22 (7.77%) Red Hat
7 15 (5.30%) AppSense
8 13 (4.59%) EMC
9 12 (4.24%) Bloomberg
9 12 (4.24%) Symantec
10 11 (3.89%) Reuters
10 11 (3.89%) IBM
11 9 (3.18%) Oracle
12 7 (2.47%) Apple
12 7 (2.47%) Altiris
13 6 (2.12%) DataSynapse
13 6 (2.12%) F5
13 6 (2.12%) McAfee
13 6 (2.12%) Dell
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