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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 75 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 147 221 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.51% 3.11% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.44% 15.23% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 138 107
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £243 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £48.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.54% +123.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £15.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.23 £135.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1285 1451 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.97% 20.40% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 984 980
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £559 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 83 90
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.56 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £54.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2008
London

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 28 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 28 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 28 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.

1 300 (100.00%) Windows
2 187 (62.33%) Active Directory
3 158 (52.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 147 (49.00%) VMware
5 141 (47.00%) Microsoft
6 105 (35.00%) Windows 7
7 103 (34.33%) MS Exchange
8 102 (34.00%) Citrix
9 83 (27.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 74 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 68 (22.67%) Cisco
12 66 (22.00%) MS Office
12 66 (22.00%) Finance
13 64 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 59 (19.67%) XenApp
15 57 (19.00%) SQL
15 57 (19.00%) SQL Server
16 56 (18.67%) ITIL
16 56 (18.67%) SCCM
17 49 (16.33%) SAN
18 45 (15.00%) HP
18 45 (15.00%) MS Excel
19 43 (14.33%) SharePoint
19 43 (14.33%) PowerShell
20 41 (13.67%) Windows XP
21 38 (12.67%) DNS
21 38 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
22 35 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2007
23 34 (11.33%) Firewall
24 31 (10.33%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 103 (34.33%) MS Exchange
2 64 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (14.33%) SharePoint
4 35 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (9.33%) IIS
6 21 (7.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 18 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (5.33%) Lync
9 10 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.67%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (1.00%) Apache
15 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.33%) CMS
15 1 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
15 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 66 (22.00%) MS Office
2 45 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.00%) MS Project
4 2 (0.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.33%) SAN
2 38 (12.67%) DNS
3 34 (11.33%) Firewall
4 31 (10.33%) LAN
5 30 (10.00%) WAN
6 26 (8.67%) TCP/IP
6 26 (8.67%) DHCP
7 17 (5.67%) VPN
8 13 (4.33%) VoIP
9 12 (4.00%) NetScaler
10 9 (3.00%) MPLS
11 8 (2.67%) NAS
12 7 (2.33%) BIG-IP
13 6 (2.00%) Intranet
13 6 (2.00%) DSL
13 6 (2.00%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.67%) Internet
14 5 (1.67%) SMTP
15 4 (1.33%) SSL
15 4 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.67%) MySQL
7 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.67%) MS Access
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.33%) DTS
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.33%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.67%) MSI
3 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.33%) NUnit
4 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.33%) MSBuild
General
1 66 (22.00%) Finance
2 28 (9.33%) Banking
3 10 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 10 (3.33%) Law
4 8 (2.67%) Legal
5 6 (2.00%) Retail
6 5 (1.67%) Publishing
7 4 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.33%) Back Office
8 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.67%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Front Office
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 52 (17.33%) Analyst
2 31 (10.33%) Administrator
3 28 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 28 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 25 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 24 (8.00%) Architect
6 22 (7.33%) Wintel Engineer
7 18 (6.00%) Desktop Support
8 17 (5.67%) Support Analyst
9 16 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 12 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
11 11 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (3.67%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.67%) Consultant
11 11 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (3.67%) Server Engineer
12 9 (3.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.67%) .NET
2 3 (1.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.00%) WCF
2 3 (1.00%) jQuery
3 2 (0.67%) JSON
3 2 (0.67%) HTML
3 2 (0.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (0.67%) Middleware
3 2 (0.67%) CSS
4 1 (0.33%) Web Services
4 1 (0.33%) XML
4 1 (0.33%) XSLT
4 1 (0.33%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.33%) COM+
4 1 (0.33%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.33%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.33%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.33%) WinForms
4 1 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.33%) Blackberry
2 24 (8.00%) Clustering
3 14 (4.67%) Fat Client
3 14 (4.67%) Thin Client
4 13 (4.33%) Replication
5 8 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.00%) NHS
7 3 (1.00%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.00%) Symmetrix
7 3 (1.00%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.00%) iPhone
7 3 (1.00%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.67%) iPad
8 2 (0.67%) Kindle
8 2 (0.67%) Derivative
8 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.33%) W3C
9 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 300 (100.00%) Windows
2 158 (52.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 105 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 74 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (13.67%) Windows XP
6 16 (5.33%) Linux
7 13 (4.33%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (2.67%) Windows 2000
10 6 (2.00%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.67%) UNIX
12 4 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.00%) Solaris
14 2 (0.67%) Android
14 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.33%) AIX
15 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.67%) ITIL
2 25 (8.33%) Migration
3 14 (4.67%) Service Management
4 13 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 10 (3.33%) Change Management
7 9 (3.00%) Project Management
8 8 (2.67%) Business Continuity
8 8 (2.67%) Server Monitoring
9 7 (2.33%) Problem Management
9 7 (2.33%) Asset Management
10 6 (2.00%) Performance Management
10 6 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (1.67%) Capacity Management
11 5 (1.67%) PRINCE2
12 4 (1.33%) CRM
12 4 (1.33%) TOGAF
12 4 (1.33%) Document Management
12 4 (1.33%) Incident Management
12 4 (1.33%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (19.00%) SQL
2 43 (14.33%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.00%) VBScript
4 11 (3.67%) VB
5 8 (2.67%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.33%) C#
7 2 (0.67%) Java
7 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.67%) Perl
8 1 (0.33%) Python
8 1 (0.33%) VB6
8 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (7.67%) MCSE
3 15 (5.00%) MCITP
4 12 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (2.67%) MCP
6 8 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.33%) CCA
7 7 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (2.33%) Degree
8 6 (2.00%) MCTS
9 5 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.67%) CCNA
9 5 (1.67%) MCSA
10 4 (1.33%) CCNP
11 3 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.33%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.67%) SLA
2 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 187 (62.33%) Active Directory
2 83 (27.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (19.67%) XenApp
4 29 (9.67%) Hyper-V
5 28 (9.33%) vSphere
6 22 (7.33%) XenDesktop
7 21 (7.00%) XenServer
7 21 (7.00%) VMware ESX
8 18 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (3.33%) Xen
11 7 (2.33%) ISA Server
12 6 (2.00%) NLBS
13 4 (1.33%) Terminal Server
13 4 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (1.00%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.00%) vCloud
15 2 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.67%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 56 (18.67%) SCCM
2 25 (8.33%) SCOM
3 9 (3.00%) WSUS
4 5 (1.67%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.33%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.00%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.00%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.67%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.67%) SCSM
7 2 (0.67%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.33%) Control-M
8 1 (0.33%) Nagios
8 1 (0.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.33%) OpenView
8 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 147 (49.00%) VMware
2 141 (47.00%) Microsoft
3 102 (34.00%) Citrix
4 68 (22.67%) Cisco
5 45 (15.00%) HP
6 18 (6.00%) IBM
6 18 (6.00%) NetApp
7 17 (5.67%) EMC
8 14 (4.67%) CheckPoint
9 13 (4.33%) AppSense
9 13 (4.33%) Oracle
10 11 (3.67%) Dell
11 9 (3.00%) Symantec
12 7 (2.33%) Wyse
13 5 (1.67%) Juniper
13 5 (1.67%) Lotus
14 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.33%) Apple
14 4 (1.33%) Clearswift
14 4 (1.33%) Mitel
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