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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 73 85 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 143 134 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.82% 2.27% 2.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.18% 10.71% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 88 60
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£351 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.59% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £153 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 24
Average hourly rate £18.70 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.96% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £20.40 £120.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
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
1174 1251 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.12% 21.15% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 868 849
Average daily rate £413 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 50 84
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £24.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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.

1 301 (100.00%) Windows
2 169 (56.15%) Active Directory
3 141 (46.84%) VMware
4 133 (44.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 118 (39.20%) Microsoft
6 97 (32.23%) Citrix
7 94 (31.23%) Windows 7
8 91 (30.23%) Finance
9 88 (29.24%) MS Exchange
10 75 (24.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 67 (22.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 61 (20.27%) SQL
13 60 (19.93%) XenApp
14 54 (17.94%) SAN
15 52 (17.28%) DNS
16 51 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2010
17 48 (15.95%) SCCM
18 47 (15.61%) HP
19 45 (14.95%) Cisco
20 41 (13.62%) SQL Server
20 41 (13.62%) Banking
21 40 (13.29%) vSphere
21 40 (13.29%) MS Office
22 39 (12.96%) ITIL
22 39 (12.96%) Windows XP
23 37 (12.29%) Blackberry
24 36 (11.96%) Linux
25 35 (11.63%) DHCP
25 35 (11.63%) PowerShell
26 34 (11.30%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 88 (29.24%) MS Exchange
2 51 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (11.30%) SharePoint
4 26 (8.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (6.64%) IIS
7 13 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.99%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.66%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.33%) FileNet
11 4 (1.33%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (1.33%) WorkSite
12 3 (1.00%) Lync
12 3 (1.00%) Apache
13 2 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 40 (13.29%) MS Office
2 30 (9.97%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Eikon
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.66%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (17.94%) SAN
2 52 (17.28%) DNS
3 35 (11.63%) DHCP
4 26 (8.64%) Firewall
5 25 (8.31%) LAN
6 24 (7.97%) TCP/IP
7 23 (7.64%) WAN
7 23 (7.64%) NAS
8 19 (6.31%) VLAN
9 16 (5.32%) VPN
10 12 (3.99%) HTTP
11 11 (3.65%) NetScaler
12 10 (3.32%) VoIP
13 8 (2.66%) Kerberos
13 8 (2.66%) LDAP
14 7 (2.33%) SNMP
14 7 (2.33%) Internet
15 6 (1.99%) WLAN
15 6 (1.99%) Fibre Channel
16 4 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.33%) MS Access
6 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.00%) MySQL
8 3 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.66%) SSDT
9 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.66%) MSI
2 2 (0.66%) WiX
2 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.33%) Selenium
3 1 (0.33%) Maven
3 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
General
1 91 (30.23%) Finance
2 41 (13.62%) Banking
3 15 (4.98%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.32%) Law
4 10 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.99%) Legal
6 7 (2.33%) Back Office
7 6 (1.99%) Publishing
7 6 (1.99%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.33%) Advertising
8 4 (1.33%) Retail
8 4 (1.33%) Billing
8 4 (1.33%) Marketing
9 2 (0.66%) Front Office
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (19.60%) Analyst
2 33 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (9.30%) Consultant
3 28 (9.30%) Support Analyst
3 28 (9.30%) Administrator
4 26 (8.64%) Support Engineer
5 23 (7.64%) Desktop Support
6 20 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (5.65%) Server Engineer
8 12 (3.99%) Architect
8 12 (3.99%) Server Analyst
9 11 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
10 10 (3.32%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (3.32%) Windows Administrator
11 9 (2.99%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (2.99%) Applications Support
12 8 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.66%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.98%) .NET
2 9 (2.99%) SOAP
3 7 (2.33%) Application Packaging
3 7 (2.33%) Web Services
4 6 (1.99%) Middleware
5 3 (1.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.66%) HTML
6 2 (0.66%) CSS
6 2 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.66%) HTML5
6 2 (0.66%) WCF
7 1 (0.33%) RESTful
7 1 (0.33%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.33%) COM
7 1 (0.33%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.29%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.98%) Clustering
3 17 (5.65%) Replication
4 15 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.65%) Thin Client
5 14 (4.65%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.99%) iPhone
7 4 (1.33%) iPad
8 3 (1.00%) Celerra
8 3 (1.00%) PDA
8 3 (1.00%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.00%) Handset
8 3 (1.00%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.00%) Symmetrix
8 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.66%) IVR
9 2 (0.66%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 301 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (44.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 94 (31.23%) Windows 7
4 67 (22.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (12.96%) Windows XP
6 36 (11.96%) Linux
7 16 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (3.99%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.65%) UNIX
10 10 (3.32%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.00%) CentOS
12 3 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.00%) Solaris
13 2 (0.66%) HPUX
13 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (12.96%) ITIL
2 30 (9.97%) Migration
3 20 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (5.98%) Change Management
5 17 (5.65%) Service Management
6 12 (3.99%) Service Delivery
7 10 (3.32%) Asset Management
8 9 (2.99%) Business Analysis
8 9 (2.99%) Business Process Improvement
8 9 (2.99%) BPR
9 7 (2.33%) Business Continuity
10 6 (1.99%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (1.99%) Document Management
10 6 (1.99%) Problem Management
10 6 (1.99%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (1.66%) DevOps
11 5 (1.66%) Release Management
11 5 (1.66%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (1.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (1.66%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.27%) SQL
2 35 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.32%) VBScript
4 12 (3.99%) Java
5 11 (3.65%) C#
6 7 (2.33%) VB
7 6 (1.99%) C++
7 6 (1.99%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.66%) Perl
9 4 (1.33%) C
9 4 (1.33%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.00%) PHP
10 3 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.66%) Python
11 2 (0.66%) VBA
11 2 (0.66%) Korn
11 2 (0.66%) Ruby
12 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.65%) MCITP
3 11 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (3.65%) MCSE
4 8 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.33%) CCNA
6 6 (1.99%) CCNP
7 4 (1.33%) MCSA
7 4 (1.33%) IBM Certification
7 4 (1.33%) ISEB
7 4 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.00%) MCTS
8 3 (1.00%) Degree
8 3 (1.00%) CCA
8 3 (1.00%) MCP
9 2 (0.66%) CCEA
9 2 (0.66%) CCIE
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.66%) QA
2 4 (1.33%) SLA
3 3 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 169 (56.15%) Active Directory
2 75 (24.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (19.93%) XenApp
4 40 (13.29%) vSphere
5 28 (9.30%) XenDesktop
6 22 (7.31%) Hyper-V
7 21 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (6.31%) VMware ESX
9 12 (3.99%) VMware Server
10 11 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (3.32%) Xen
11 10 (3.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (2.66%) DFS Replication
13 7 (2.33%) XenServer
14 5 (1.66%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.33%) vCloud
15 4 (1.33%) Platform Symphony
16 3 (1.00%) ISA Server
17 2 (0.66%) Firmware
17 2 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (15.95%) SCCM
2 26 (8.64%) SCOM
3 9 (2.99%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (2.99%) SCOrch
4 8 (2.66%) WSUS
5 6 (1.99%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.66%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.66%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (1.33%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (1.33%) Puppet
7 4 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.33%) EdgeSight
7 4 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.00%) WMI
8 3 (1.00%) DameWare
8 3 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 141 (46.84%) VMware
2 118 (39.20%) Microsoft
3 97 (32.23%) Citrix
4 47 (15.61%) HP
5 45 (14.95%) Cisco
6 25 (8.31%) NetApp
7 24 (7.97%) Red Hat
8 15 (4.98%) EMC
9 14 (4.65%) AppSense
10 13 (4.32%) IBM
11 12 (3.99%) Oracle
12 11 (3.65%) Reuters
12 11 (3.65%) Bloomberg
12 11 (3.65%) Symantec
13 8 (2.66%) Juniper
13 8 (2.66%) Dell
14 7 (2.33%) Altiris
14 7 (2.33%) Veeam
14 7 (2.33%) 3PAR
14 7 (2.33%) BMC
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