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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 70 73 94
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 159 187 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.70% 2.58% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.69% 11.34% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 114 90
Average daily rate
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£328 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £213 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £317
% change year-on-year
- -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 6
Average hourly rate £23.38 £21.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% +1.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £161.00 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -9.95%
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
1360 1649 1512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.13% 22.71% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 1116 1053
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 78 73
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.58 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% -4.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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.

1 307 (100.00%) Windows
2 184 (59.93%) Active Directory
3 144 (46.91%) VMware
4 139 (45.28%) Microsoft
5 137 (44.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 111 (36.16%) Windows 7
7 103 (33.55%) Citrix
8 87 (28.34%) MS Exchange
9 85 (27.69%) Finance
10 77 (25.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 70 (22.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 68 (22.15%) SQL
12 68 (22.15%) XenApp
13 60 (19.54%) MS Office
13 60 (19.54%) SAN
14 59 (19.22%) Cisco
15 55 (17.92%) SCCM
16 53 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2010
17 52 (16.94%) DNS
18 48 (15.64%) PowerShell
19 45 (14.66%) ITIL
20 44 (14.33%) SQL Server
20 44 (14.33%) HP
20 44 (14.33%) Banking
21 40 (13.03%) SharePoint
21 40 (13.03%) MS Excel
22 39 (12.70%) Linux
23 38 (12.38%) Windows XP
24 35 (11.40%) DHCP
25 34 (11.07%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 87 (28.34%) MS Exchange
2 53 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (13.03%) SharePoint
4 27 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (7.17%) IIS
6 18 (5.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (3.26%) Lync
7 10 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.30%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.30%) Apache
10 4 (1.30%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.65%) JBoss
11 2 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.33%) Moodle
12 1 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 60 (19.54%) MS Office
2 40 (13.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.98%) MS Project
4 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.65%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.30%) Office 365
3 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 60 (19.54%) SAN
2 52 (16.94%) DNS
3 35 (11.40%) DHCP
4 28 (9.12%) LAN
4 28 (9.12%) WAN
5 27 (8.79%) Firewall
6 26 (8.47%) TCP/IP
7 19 (6.19%) VPN
8 16 (5.21%) NAS
9 14 (4.56%) VoIP
10 10 (3.26%) MPLS
11 9 (2.93%) NetScaler
12 8 (2.61%) DSL
12 8 (2.61%) BIG-IP
13 7 (2.28%) Wireless
13 7 (2.28%) Intranet
13 7 (2.28%) LDAP
14 6 (1.95%) Internet
15 5 (1.63%) VLAN
15 5 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.65%) MySQL
7 2 (0.65%) MS Access
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.65%) MSI
2 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.33%) NUnit
3 1 (0.33%) Maven
3 1 (0.33%) Selenium
3 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (27.69%) Finance
2 44 (14.33%) Banking
3 13 (4.23%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.26%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.26%) Law
5 9 (2.93%) Legal
6 6 (1.95%) Retail
7 5 (1.63%) Publishing
8 4 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.98%) Marketing
10 2 (0.65%) Front Office
10 2 (0.65%) Back Office
10 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.33%) French Language
11 1 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 69 (22.48%) Analyst
2 32 (10.42%) Support Analyst
3 29 (9.45%) Administrator
4 28 (9.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (7.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (7.17%) Architect
6 21 (6.84%) Support Engineer
6 21 (6.84%) Server Engineer
7 20 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (6.19%) Wintel Engineer
9 18 (5.86%) Desktop Support
9 18 (5.86%) Consultant
10 14 (4.56%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (4.56%) Server Analyst
11 13 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (3.91%) Desktop Analyst
12 12 (3.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (3.91%) Windows Administrator
13 11 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 11 (3.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.54%) .NET
2 8 (2.61%) Middleware
3 3 (0.98%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.98%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.98%) WCF
4 2 (0.65%) HTML
4 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.65%) CSS
4 2 (0.65%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.33%) Spring
5 1 (0.33%) Ajax
5 1 (0.33%) jQuery
5 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.33%) WPF
5 1 (0.33%) JSON
5 1 (0.33%) Java EE
5 1 (0.33%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (0.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.42%) Blackberry
2 28 (9.12%) Clustering
3 19 (6.19%) Thin Client
3 19 (6.19%) Fat Client
4 18 (5.86%) Replication
4 18 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.63%) iPhone
5 5 (1.63%) NHS
6 4 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.30%) iPad
6 4 (1.30%) Derivative
7 3 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.98%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.65%) Kindle
8 2 (0.65%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.65%) SecurID
9 1 (0.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.33%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 307 (100.00%) Windows
2 137 (44.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 111 (36.16%) Windows 7
4 70 (22.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (12.70%) Linux
6 38 (12.38%) Windows XP
7 17 (5.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (4.23%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.58%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (2.93%) UNIX
11 7 (2.28%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.95%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.98%) Android
14 2 (0.65%) Solaris
14 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.33%) CentOS
15 1 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.66%) ITIL
2 28 (9.12%) Migration
3 16 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (4.56%) Asset Management
5 12 (3.91%) Change Management
5 12 (3.91%) Service Management
6 10 (3.26%) Problem Management
7 9 (2.93%) Performance Management
7 9 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (2.28%) Business Continuity
9 6 (1.95%) Server Monitoring
9 6 (1.95%) Incident Management
9 6 (1.95%) Coaching
10 5 (1.63%) TOGAF
10 5 (1.63%) Load Balancing
10 5 (1.63%) Release Management
10 5 (1.63%) Data Protection
10 5 (1.63%) PRINCE2
11 4 (1.30%) Service Delivery
11 4 (1.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (22.15%) SQL
2 48 (15.64%) PowerShell
3 17 (5.54%) VBScript
4 11 (3.58%) VB
5 10 (3.26%) C#
6 8 (2.61%) Java
6 8 (2.61%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.63%) C++
8 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.98%) C
8 3 (0.98%) Perl
9 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.33%) VB6
10 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.33%) Python
10 1 (0.33%) VBA
10 1 (0.33%) PHP
10 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.23%) MCSE
3 12 (3.91%) MCITP
4 10 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.30%) MCP
6 4 (1.30%) MCSA
6 4 (1.30%) ISEB
6 4 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.30%) Degree
7 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.98%) CCNA
8 2 (0.65%) CCA
8 2 (0.65%) MCTS
8 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.33%) MOS
9 1 (0.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 184 (59.93%) Active Directory
2 77 (25.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (22.15%) XenApp
4 34 (11.07%) vSphere
5 31 (10.10%) Hyper-V
6 29 (9.45%) XenDesktop
7 20 (6.51%) VMware ESX
8 16 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (3.91%) Xen
10 11 (3.58%) XenServer
11 10 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (3.26%) VMware Server
12 8 (2.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (2.28%) NLBS
14 6 (1.95%) DFS Replication
15 4 (1.30%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.30%) Platform Symphony
16 3 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.98%) ISA Server
17 2 (0.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 55 (17.92%) SCCM
2 24 (7.82%) SCOM
3 9 (2.93%) WSUS
4 7 (2.28%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.63%) HP SIM
5 5 (1.63%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.30%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (1.30%) Control-M
6 4 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (0.98%) WMI
7 3 (0.98%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.65%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.65%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.65%) DameWare
8 2 (0.65%) Puppet
9 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 144 (46.91%) VMware
2 139 (45.28%) Microsoft
3 103 (33.55%) Citrix
4 59 (19.22%) Cisco
5 44 (14.33%) HP
6 23 (7.49%) NetApp
7 16 (5.21%) Oracle
8 15 (4.89%) IBM
8 15 (4.89%) Red Hat
9 14 (4.56%) CheckPoint
10 13 (4.23%) Dell
11 12 (3.91%) EMC
12 9 (2.93%) AppSense
13 8 (2.61%) Juniper
13 8 (2.61%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.61%) Mitel
14 7 (2.28%) Altiris
14 7 (2.28%) Veeam
14 7 (2.28%) Remedy
14 7 (2.28%) BMC
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