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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 101 97 68
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 60 126 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.80% 2.16% 2.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.12% 10.63% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 88 119
Median daily rate £375 £325 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +7.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £210 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Median hourly rate £18.75 £16.38 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £11.60 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £30.01 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.61 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.21% +16.28%
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
739 1185 1278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.22% 20.29% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 915 947
Median daily rate £475 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 53 52
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £34.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 30 June 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 30 June 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (67.24%) Windows Server
3 76 (65.52%) Active Directory
4 63 (54.31%) VMware
5 60 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (41.38%) Microsoft
7 44 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (31.03%) PowerShell
10 35 (30.17%) Citrix
11 34 (29.31%) Windows 7
12 32 (27.59%) MS Exchange
13 30 (25.86%) Finance
14 28 (24.14%) SCOM
15 27 (23.28%) SCCM
16 26 (22.41%) Migration
16 26 (22.41%) DNS
17 25 (21.55%) Firewall
18 24 (20.69%) MS Office
19 23 (19.83%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (18.10%) XenApp
21 20 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
21 20 (17.24%) Dell
21 20 (17.24%) Linux
21 20 (17.24%) Cisco
22 19 (16.38%) VMware ESX
23 18 (15.52%) DHCP
23 18 (15.52%) MCSE
23 18 (15.52%) ITIL
23 18 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2013

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 32 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 20 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (12.93%) IIS
5 13 (11.21%) Skype for Business
6 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
9 4 (3.45%) Apache
9 4 (3.45%) IBM Notes
9 4 (3.45%) Tomcat
9 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
10 3 (2.59%) Zimbra
11 2 (1.72%) IBM Domino
11 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.86%) CMS
12 1 (0.86%) Quickr
12 1 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (20.69%) MS Office
2 13 (11.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.86%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.86%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.76%) Office 365
3 5 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.59%) SaaS
5 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.72%) IaaS
5 2 (1.72%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.72%) PaaS
6 1 (0.86%) GitHub
6 1 (0.86%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.86%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.86%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.41%) DNS
2 25 (21.55%) Firewall
3 18 (15.52%) DHCP
4 16 (13.79%) SAN
5 9 (7.76%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.90%) NetScaler
7 7 (6.03%) Kerberos
8 6 (5.17%) Internet
8 6 (5.17%) VPN
8 6 (5.17%) WAN
9 5 (4.31%) iSCSI
9 5 (4.31%) LAN
9 5 (4.31%) VLAN
10 4 (3.45%) Network Security
11 3 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.59%) IP Telephony
11 3 (2.59%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (2.59%) Skype
12 2 (1.72%) SMTP
12 2 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.59%) DB2
3 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.86%) MySQL
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) JIRA
1 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.86%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.86%) MSI
2 1 (0.86%) Subversion
2 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (25.86%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Legal
4 2 (1.72%) French Language
4 2 (1.72%) German Language
4 2 (1.72%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.72%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.86%) Advertising
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Law
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (13.79%) Windows Engineer
3 15 (12.93%) Analyst
4 10 (8.62%) Administrator
5 9 (7.76%) Active Directory Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.03%) Architect
6 7 (6.03%) Desktop Support
6 7 (6.03%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Migration Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.17%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) PowerShell Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.07%) .NET
2 11 (9.48%) ASP.NET
2 11 (9.48%) HTML
3 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.59%) Web Services
4 2 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.72%) Middleware
4 2 (1.72%) XML
4 2 (1.72%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.86%) JSON
5 1 (0.86%) WCF
5 1 (0.86%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.48%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.17%) NHS
4 5 (4.31%) Clustering
4 5 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.45%) EqualLogic
5 4 (3.45%) Replication
5 4 (3.45%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.59%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.72%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.86%) BYOD
8 1 (0.86%) Fintech
8 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (67.24%) Windows Server
3 60 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (29.31%) Windows 7
6 20 (17.24%) Linux
7 12 (10.34%) Windows 8
8 9 (7.76%) Unix
9 6 (5.17%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.31%) Mac OS X
10 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.31%) Windows 10
11 4 (3.45%) CentOS
11 4 (3.45%) Mac OS
11 4 (3.45%) Windows 2000
11 4 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (3.45%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.59%) AIX
12 3 (2.59%) Android
12 3 (2.59%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.41%) Migration
2 18 (15.52%) ITIL
3 6 (5.17%) Load Balancing
3 6 (5.17%) Project Management
4 5 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.31%) Asset Management
4 5 (4.31%) Configuration Management
4 5 (4.31%) ITIL V3
4 5 (4.31%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (3.45%) Data Management
5 4 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 4 (3.45%) Server Building
5 4 (3.45%) Service Management
6 3 (2.59%) Application Discovery
6 3 (2.59%) Business Continuity
6 3 (2.59%) Network Management
6 3 (2.59%) Security Operations
6 3 (2.59%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.72%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 13 (11.21%) SQL
3 10 (8.62%) C#
3 10 (8.62%) VBScript
4 9 (7.76%) Java
5 7 (6.03%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.03%) C++
6 4 (3.45%) Perl
6 4 (3.45%) VB
7 3 (2.59%) Python
7 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.72%) Korn
8 2 (1.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.86%) AWK
9 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.86%) Ruby
9 1 (0.86%) sed
9 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (19.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (15.52%) MCSE
3 10 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (7.76%) CCNA
5 7 (6.03%) Degree
5 7 (6.03%) MCITP
6 5 (4.31%) CCNP
6 5 (4.31%) MCDST
6 5 (4.31%) MCP
6 5 (4.31%) MCTS
7 3 (2.59%) MCSA
8 2 (1.72%) CEH
8 2 (1.72%) CISSP
8 2 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.72%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.86%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO15022
2 2 (1.72%) ISO20022
2 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 40 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (18.10%) XenApp
4 19 (16.38%) VMware ESX
5 14 (12.07%) Hyper-V
6 13 (11.21%) XenDesktop
7 11 (9.48%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (6.03%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (6.03%) vSphere
8 7 (6.03%) XenServer
9 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (4.31%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (2.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.59%) Xen
11 2 (1.72%) Firmware
11 2 (1.72%) StorNext
11 2 (1.72%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.86%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.86%) KVM
Systems Management
1 28 (24.14%) SCOM
2 27 (23.28%) SCCM
3 7 (6.03%) Nagios
3 7 (6.03%) SCVMM
4 6 (5.17%) Puppet
5 5 (4.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (4.31%) WSUS
6 3 (2.59%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.59%) MIIS
7 2 (1.72%) Ansible
7 2 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.72%) vMotion
7 2 (1.72%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.86%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.86%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.86%) SCSM
8 1 (0.86%) Sun Identity Manager
8 1 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 63 (54.31%) VMware
2 48 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 35 (30.17%) Citrix
4 20 (17.24%) Cisco
4 20 (17.24%) Dell
5 16 (13.79%) NetApp
6 13 (11.21%) HP
7 8 (6.90%) Juniper
8 7 (6.03%) Oracle
8 7 (6.03%) Symantec
9 6 (5.17%) IBM
9 6 (5.17%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.31%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (3.45%) Adobe
11 4 (3.45%) Lotus
12 3 (2.59%) Kaspersky
12 3 (2.59%) WorldPay
13 2 (1.72%) Aspera
13 2 (1.72%) Sitecore
13 2 (1.72%) SolarWinds
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