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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 71 86 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 131 131 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.55% 2.16% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.79% 10.80% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 86 104
Average daily rate
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£391 £325 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.38% -10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 27
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.42 £14.40 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.00 £24.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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
1111 1213 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.64% 19.99% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 833 814
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 52 72
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 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 27 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 27 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.

1 273 (100.00%) Windows
2 152 (55.68%) Active Directory
3 137 (50.18%) VMware
4 126 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 114 (41.76%) Microsoft
6 87 (31.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (31.14%) MS Exchange
8 83 (30.40%) Windows 7
9 81 (29.67%) Citrix
10 80 (29.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 76 (27.84%) Finance
12 56 (20.51%) SAN
13 53 (19.41%) SQL
14 52 (19.05%) Cisco
15 50 (18.32%) SQL Server
16 49 (17.95%) XenApp
17 47 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 46 (16.85%) ITIL
19 45 (16.48%) HP
20 44 (16.12%) DNS
21 43 (15.75%) Migration
22 38 (13.92%) vSphere
23 36 (13.19%) Windows XP
24 34 (12.45%) DHCP
24 34 (12.45%) Blackberry
24 34 (12.45%) SCCM
25 32 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
25 32 (11.72%) SharePoint
26 30 (10.99%) MS Excel
26 30 (10.99%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 85 (31.14%) MS Exchange
2 47 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (11.72%) SharePoint
4 25 (9.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (8.42%) IIS
6 21 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (2.56%) WebSphere
11 6 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.83%) Lync
12 5 (1.83%) FileNet
12 5 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.47%) WebSphere Process Server
13 4 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (1.10%) Apache
14 3 (1.10%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.73%) Moodle
Applications
1 30 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 29 (10.62%) MS Office
3 3 (1.10%) MS Project
4 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.37%) Eikon
3 1 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.20%) Office 365
2 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (20.51%) SAN
2 44 (16.12%) DNS
3 34 (12.45%) DHCP
4 27 (9.89%) Firewall
4 27 (9.89%) NAS
5 24 (8.79%) LAN
6 23 (8.42%) WAN
7 22 (8.06%) VLAN
8 19 (6.96%) TCP/IP
9 14 (5.13%) VPN
9 14 (5.13%) HTTP
10 11 (4.03%) LDAP
10 11 (4.03%) NetScaler
11 8 (2.93%) VoIP
11 8 (2.93%) Kerberos
12 7 (2.56%) SNMP
13 6 (2.20%) WLAN
13 6 (2.20%) Ethernet
13 6 (2.20%) Internet
13 6 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.20%) MS Access
6 5 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.10%) MySQL
9 2 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.73%) SSDT
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.10%) MSI
2 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.73%) WiX
2 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (27.84%) Finance
2 30 (10.99%) Banking
3 12 (4.40%) Law
4 10 (3.66%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.93%) Back Office
6 7 (2.56%) Legal
7 5 (1.83%) Advertising
7 5 (1.83%) Publishing
8 4 (1.47%) Billing
9 3 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.10%) Marketing
9 3 (1.10%) Retail
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 39 (14.29%) Analyst
2 31 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (10.26%) Consultant
4 26 (9.52%) Administrator
5 25 (9.16%) Support Engineer
6 24 (8.79%) Desktop Support
7 17 (6.23%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (6.23%) Support Analyst
8 16 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (5.86%) Server Engineer
9 14 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (4.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 11 (4.03%) Windows Administrator
12 9 (3.30%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 9 (3.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 9 (3.30%) Developer
13 8 (2.93%) Architect
13 8 (2.93%) Applications Support
13 8 (2.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.42%) .NET
2 11 (4.03%) SOAP
3 9 (3.30%) Web Services
4 7 (2.56%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.10%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.10%) HTML
5 3 (1.10%) CSS
6 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.73%) WCF
6 2 (0.73%) HTML5
7 1 (0.37%) RESTful
7 1 (0.37%) LAMP
7 1 (0.37%) JSON
7 1 (0.37%) COM
7 1 (0.37%) XML
7 1 (0.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.45%) Blackberry
2 25 (9.16%) Clustering
3 19 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.49%) Replication
5 13 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 13 (4.76%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.93%) iPhone
7 5 (1.83%) Symmetrix
7 5 (1.83%) iPad
8 4 (1.47%) Symmetrix DMX
9 3 (1.10%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.10%) PDA
9 3 (1.10%) Celerra
9 3 (1.10%) HACMP
9 3 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.10%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.10%) Handset
10 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.73%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 273 (100.00%) Windows
2 126 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 87 (31.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 83 (30.40%) Windows 7
5 36 (13.19%) Windows XP
6 18 (6.59%) Linux
7 17 (6.23%) Windows 8
8 11 (4.03%) Windows Vista
9 7 (2.56%) UNIX
10 5 (1.83%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.83%) Solaris
11 4 (1.47%) HPUX
11 4 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
11 4 (1.47%) CentOS
12 3 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.73%) Android
13 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.37%) AIX
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.37%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.85%) ITIL
2 43 (15.75%) Migration
3 19 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (6.23%) Change Management
5 14 (5.13%) Service Management
6 13 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.03%) BPR
7 11 (4.03%) Business Analysis
7 11 (4.03%) Business Process Improvement
8 8 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (2.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 5 (1.83%) DevOps
10 5 (1.83%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (1.83%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (1.83%) Incident Management
10 5 (1.83%) Project Management
10 5 (1.83%) Business Continuity
10 5 (1.83%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (1.83%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (19.41%) SQL
2 26 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.93%) C#
3 8 (2.93%) Java
4 7 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.56%) VBScript
5 6 (2.20%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.20%) Perl
6 4 (1.47%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.47%) C
7 3 (1.10%) VB
7 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.10%) PHP
8 2 (0.73%) Ruby
8 2 (0.73%) Korn
8 2 (0.73%) Python
9 1 (0.37%) VBA
9 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (8.42%) MCSE
3 15 (5.49%) MCITP
4 13 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 11 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (2.93%) CCNP
6 8 (2.93%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.56%) CCNA
7 7 (2.56%) MCSA
8 4 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.47%) IBM Certification
8 4 (1.47%) Degree
9 3 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.10%) MCP
10 2 (0.73%) CCIE
10 2 (0.73%) CCEA
10 2 (0.73%) CCA
10 2 (0.73%) MCTS
11 1 (0.37%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.83%) SLA
1 5 (1.83%) QA
2 4 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 152 (55.68%) Active Directory
2 80 (29.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (17.95%) XenApp
4 38 (13.92%) vSphere
5 19 (6.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (6.59%) XenDesktop
6 18 (6.59%) VMware Server
7 17 (6.23%) Hyper-V
8 15 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (3.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (3.30%) VMware ESX
11 7 (2.56%) Xen
11 7 (2.56%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.83%) vCloud
13 4 (1.47%) SRDF
13 4 (1.47%) ISA Server
13 4 (1.47%) XenServer
13 4 (1.47%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.73%) Firmware
14 2 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 34 (12.45%) SCCM
2 20 (7.33%) SCOM
3 11 (4.03%) HP SiteScope
4 9 (3.30%) WSUS
5 6 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.83%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.83%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.83%) EdgeSight
7 4 (1.47%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.47%) Puppet
7 4 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.47%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.10%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.10%) DameWare
9 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.73%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.73%) vMotion
9 2 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.73%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.73%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 137 (50.18%) VMware
2 114 (41.76%) Microsoft
3 81 (29.67%) Citrix
4 52 (19.05%) Cisco
5 45 (16.48%) HP
6 18 (6.59%) NetApp
7 17 (6.23%) IBM
8 14 (5.13%) Red Hat
9 13 (4.76%) EMC
10 11 (4.03%) Symantec
10 11 (4.03%) AppSense
11 10 (3.66%) 3PAR
12 9 (3.30%) Bloomberg
13 8 (2.93%) Reuters
13 8 (2.93%) Altiris
14 7 (2.56%) CommVault
15 6 (2.20%) Dell
15 6 (2.20%) McAfee
15 6 (2.20%) Apple
15 6 (2.20%) F5
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