The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 68 60 67
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 152 215 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.67% 3.05% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.25% 15.38% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 134 110
Average daily rate
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£315 £354 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -4.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £319 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 13
Average hourly rate £17.98 £51.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.74% +137.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £15.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.94 £135.00 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1241 1398 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.80% 19.80% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 947 948
Average daily rate £390 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 79 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £135.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows Server 2008
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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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014, 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.

1 293 (100.00%) Windows
2 185 (63.14%) Active Directory
3 156 (53.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 143 (48.81%) VMware
5 135 (46.08%) Microsoft
6 102 (34.81%) Citrix
6 102 (34.81%) MS Exchange
7 99 (33.79%) Windows 7
8 82 (27.99%) VMware Infrastructure
9 73 (24.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 68 (23.21%) Cisco
11 65 (22.18%) MS Office
12 63 (21.50%) Finance
13 62 (21.16%) Exchange Server 2010
14 58 (19.80%) XenApp
15 56 (19.11%) SCCM
16 55 (18.77%) ITIL
17 53 (18.09%) SQL Server
18 49 (16.72%) SQL
19 48 (16.38%) MS Excel
20 44 (15.02%) SAN
21 43 (14.68%) HP
22 40 (13.65%) PowerShell
23 38 (12.97%) Exchange Server 2007
23 38 (12.97%) DNS
23 38 (12.97%) SharePoint
24 37 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
25 34 (11.60%) Windows XP
25 34 (11.60%) Firewall
26 30 (10.24%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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
1 102 (34.81%) MS Exchange
2 62 (21.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (12.97%) SharePoint
3 38 (12.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (8.87%) IIS
5 21 (7.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (5.46%) Lync
8 9 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.71%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.68%) Apache
10 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 65 (22.18%) MS Office
2 48 (16.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.02%) MS Project
4 2 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.34%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.07%) Office 365
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (15.02%) SAN
2 38 (12.97%) DNS
3 34 (11.60%) Firewall
4 30 (10.24%) WAN
4 30 (10.24%) LAN
5 28 (9.56%) TCP/IP
6 24 (8.19%) DHCP
7 18 (6.14%) VPN
8 14 (4.78%) VoIP
9 12 (4.10%) NetScaler
10 9 (3.07%) MPLS
11 8 (2.73%) NAS
12 7 (2.39%) BIG-IP
13 6 (2.05%) Intranet
13 6 (2.05%) DSL
13 6 (2.05%) SMTP
13 6 (2.05%) Unified Communications
14 4 (1.37%) SSL
14 4 (1.37%) DMZ
14 4 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.02%) MS Access
5 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.68%) MySQL
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) DTS
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.34%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.02%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.68%) MSI
2 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.34%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.34%) NUnit
3 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
General
1 63 (21.50%) Finance
2 29 (9.90%) Banking
3 11 (3.75%) Investment Banking
3 11 (3.75%) Law
4 9 (3.07%) Legal
5 6 (2.05%) Retail
5 6 (2.05%) Publishing
6 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.37%) Back Office
7 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.02%) Front Office
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 52 (17.75%) Analyst
2 30 (10.24%) 2nd Line Support
3 29 (9.90%) Administrator
3 29 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (9.22%) Support Engineer
5 23 (7.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (7.51%) Architect
7 21 (7.17%) Wintel Engineer
8 17 (5.80%) Desktop Support
8 17 (5.80%) Support Analyst
9 14 (4.78%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (4.10%) Server Engineer
10 12 (4.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (3.75%) Windows Administrator
11 11 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (3.41%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.41%) Consultant
12 10 (3.41%) Citrix Engineer
13 9 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.07%) .NET
2 3 (1.02%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.02%) jQuery
3 2 (0.68%) JSON
3 2 (0.68%) WCF
3 2 (0.68%) HTML
3 2 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (0.68%) Middleware
3 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.68%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) XML
4 1 (0.34%) XSLT
4 1 (0.34%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.34%) COM+
4 1 (0.34%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.34%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.34%) Spring
4 1 (0.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.24%) Blackberry
2 22 (7.51%) Clustering
3 12 (4.10%) Fat Client
3 12 (4.10%) Thin Client
4 11 (3.75%) Replication
5 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.71%) NHS
7 4 (1.37%) iPhone
8 3 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.02%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.02%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.02%) Symmetrix
8 3 (1.02%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.68%) Derivative
9 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.68%) Kindle
9 2 (0.68%) iPad
10 1 (0.34%) HP StorageWorks
10 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 293 (100.00%) Windows
2 156 (53.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 99 (33.79%) Windows 7
4 73 (24.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (11.60%) Windows XP
6 15 (5.12%) Linux
7 11 (3.75%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.73%) Windows 2000
9 7 (2.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (2.05%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.71%) UNIX
12 4 (1.37%) Solaris
12 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.68%) Android
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.34%) AIX
14 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.77%) ITIL
2 24 (8.19%) Migration
3 15 (5.12%) Service Management
4 13 (4.44%) Service Delivery
5 12 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (3.07%) Change Management
7 8 (2.73%) Business Continuity
7 8 (2.73%) Problem Management
7 8 (2.73%) Project Management
8 7 (2.39%) Server Monitoring
8 7 (2.39%) Asset Management
9 6 (2.05%) Performance Management
10 5 (1.71%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (1.71%) Capacity Management
10 5 (1.71%) PRINCE2
11 4 (1.37%) TOGAF
11 4 (1.37%) Document Management
11 4 (1.37%) Incident Management
11 4 (1.37%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (1.37%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.72%) SQL
2 40 (13.65%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.10%) VBScript
4 11 (3.75%) VB
5 5 (1.71%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.02%) C#
7 2 (0.68%) Java
7 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) Python
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) VB6
8 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (8.53%) MCSE
3 14 (4.78%) MCITP
4 11 (3.75%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (3.07%) MCP
6 9 (3.07%) CCA
6 9 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.39%) Degree
9 6 (2.05%) MCTS
9 6 (2.05%) CCNA
10 5 (1.71%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.37%) MCSA
11 4 (1.37%) CCNP
12 3 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.34%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.34%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.71%) SLA
2 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 185 (63.14%) Active Directory
2 82 (27.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (19.80%) XenApp
4 30 (10.24%) Hyper-V
5 27 (9.22%) vSphere
6 21 (7.17%) XenServer
7 20 (6.83%) XenDesktop
7 20 (6.83%) VMware ESX
8 19 (6.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (3.41%) Xen
11 6 (2.05%) NLBS
11 6 (2.05%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.37%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.02%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.02%) vCloud
14 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.68%) Postfix
14 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (19.11%) SCCM
2 26 (8.87%) SCOM
3 10 (3.41%) WSUS
4 5 (1.71%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.71%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.37%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.02%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.02%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (1.02%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.68%) OpenView
7 2 (0.68%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.68%) SCSM
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 143 (48.81%) VMware
2 135 (46.08%) Microsoft
3 102 (34.81%) Citrix
4 68 (23.21%) Cisco
5 43 (14.68%) HP
6 19 (6.48%) NetApp
7 18 (6.14%) EMC
7 18 (6.14%) IBM
8 13 (4.44%) CheckPoint
8 13 (4.44%) AppSense
9 12 (4.10%) Oracle
10 11 (3.75%) Symantec
11 10 (3.41%) Dell
12 5 (1.71%) Lotus
12 5 (1.71%) Apple
12 5 (1.71%) Juniper
13 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.37%) CommVault
13 4 (1.37%) Clearswift
13 4 (1.37%) Mitel
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