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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 83 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 131 163 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.25% 2.83% 3.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.00% 12.84% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 119 126
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £139 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £286 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
Average hourly rate £16.38 £18.46 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -69.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.80 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.01 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.58%
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
1191 1269 1382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.41% 22.05% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 928 948
Average daily rate £425 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 79
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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.

1 266 (100.00%) Windows
2 139 (52.26%) Active Directory
2 139 (52.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 124 (46.62%) Microsoft
4 119 (44.74%) VMware
5 97 (36.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 79 (29.70%) Citrix
6 79 (29.70%) MS Exchange
7 78 (29.32%) Finance
8 71 (26.69%) Windows 7
9 66 (24.81%) ITIL
10 65 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 61 (22.93%) Cisco
12 59 (22.18%) SAN
13 57 (21.43%) SQL
14 45 (16.92%) SQL Server
15 44 (16.54%) DNS
16 41 (15.41%) XenApp
17 40 (15.04%) Migration
18 38 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
19 37 (13.91%) MS Office
19 37 (13.91%) MS Excel
20 36 (13.53%) WAN
20 36 (13.53%) DHCP
20 36 (13.53%) SCCM
21 35 (13.16%) HP
21 35 (13.16%) LAN
21 35 (13.16%) Firewall
22 33 (12.41%) vSphere
23 32 (12.03%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 79 (29.70%) MS Exchange
2 38 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (10.15%) IIS
4 25 (9.40%) SharePoint
4 25 (9.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (2.26%) Lync
9 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.88%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.88%) FileNet
10 5 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.50%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (1.50%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.75%) Node.js
13 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.38%) Moodle
Applications
1 37 (13.91%) MS Office
1 37 (13.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.50%) Maya
2 4 (1.50%) MS Project
3 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Eikon
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.88%) Office 365
1 5 (1.88%) Mimecast
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (22.18%) SAN
2 44 (16.54%) DNS
3 36 (13.53%) WAN
3 36 (13.53%) DHCP
4 35 (13.16%) LAN
4 35 (13.16%) Firewall
5 26 (9.77%) NAS
6 25 (9.40%) TCP/IP
7 14 (5.26%) VLAN
8 11 (4.14%) NetScaler
9 10 (3.76%) VPN
10 9 (3.38%) HTTP
10 9 (3.38%) DSL
10 9 (3.38%) MPLS
11 8 (3.01%) BIG-IP
12 6 (2.26%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.88%) SMTP
13 5 (1.88%) SSL
13 5 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.75%) SSDT
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.75%) MySQL
10 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.38%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 8 (3.01%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.50%) CruiseControl
4 3 (1.13%) Subversion
4 3 (1.13%) Moq
4 3 (1.13%) NUnit
5 2 (0.75%) WiX
5 2 (0.75%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.75%) Selenium
5 2 (0.75%) Grunt
5 2 (0.75%) JSHint
5 2 (0.75%) Bower
5 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.75%) FxCop
5 2 (0.75%) StyleCop
5 2 (0.75%) NDepend
6 1 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.38%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
General
1 78 (29.32%) Finance
2 29 (10.90%) Banking
3 11 (4.14%) Law
4 9 (3.38%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.01%) Back Office
6 7 (2.63%) Legal
7 5 (1.88%) Retail
8 4 (1.50%) Advertising
8 4 (1.50%) Games
9 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.13%) Front Office
10 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (15.79%) Analyst
2 29 (10.90%) Administrator
3 27 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (9.02%) Support Engineer
5 23 (8.65%) Desktop Support
6 20 (7.52%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (6.39%) Consultant
7 17 (6.39%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (6.02%) Server Engineer
9 12 (4.51%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.14%) Windows Administrator
10 11 (4.14%) Windows Server Engineer
11 9 (3.38%) Server Administrator
11 9 (3.38%) Developer
12 8 (3.01%) DBA
12 8 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (3.01%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.01%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 7 (2.63%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.89%) .NET
2 8 (3.01%) SOAP
3 7 (2.63%) Web Services
4 6 (2.26%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.26%) HTML
5 5 (1.88%) COM
6 4 (1.50%) CSS
6 4 (1.50%) Middleware
6 4 (1.50%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.13%) HTML5
8 2 (0.75%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.75%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.75%) jQuery
8 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.75%) Apache Thrift
8 2 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.03%) Blackberry
2 27 (10.15%) Clustering
3 22 (8.27%) Data Centre
4 18 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.76%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.76%) Replication
5 10 (3.76%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.26%) iPhone
7 5 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.50%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.13%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.13%) iPad
9 3 (1.13%) HACMP
9 3 (1.13%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.13%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.75%) Symmetrix
10 2 (0.75%) Equities
10 2 (0.75%) PDA
10 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.75%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 266 (100.00%) Windows
2 139 (52.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 97 (36.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (26.69%) Windows 7
5 30 (11.28%) Windows XP
6 20 (7.52%) Linux
7 17 (6.39%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.76%) UNIX
9 8 (3.01%) Solaris
10 7 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.63%) Windows Vista
11 6 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.50%) Mac OS X Server
12 4 (1.50%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.75%) HPUX
13 2 (0.75%) Android
13 2 (0.75%) CentOS
13 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.81%) ITIL
2 40 (15.04%) Migration
3 21 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (7.52%) Service Management
5 14 (5.26%) Change Management
5 14 (5.26%) Server Building
6 12 (4.51%) Workflow
7 11 (4.14%) Change Control
8 10 (3.76%) Problem Management
8 10 (3.76%) Service Delivery
8 10 (3.76%) Business Continuity
9 9 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (3.01%) Business Process Improvement
10 8 (3.01%) Performance Management
10 8 (3.01%) Business Analysis
10 8 (3.01%) Validation
10 8 (3.01%) Project Management
10 8 (3.01%) BCP
10 8 (3.01%) BPR
11 7 (2.63%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 57 (21.43%) SQL
2 24 (9.02%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.14%) Shell Script
3 11 (4.14%) C#
4 8 (3.01%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.63%) Java
5 7 (2.63%) Python
6 6 (2.26%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.88%) Perl
7 5 (1.88%) C
8 4 (1.50%) C++
8 4 (1.50%) Korn
9 3 (1.13%) Lua
9 3 (1.13%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.13%) VB
10 2 (0.75%) VBScript
11 1 (0.38%) PHP
11 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (8.65%) MCSE
3 14 (5.26%) MCITP
4 11 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.76%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.38%) MCSA
6 9 (3.38%) CCNP
6 9 (3.38%) CCNA
7 7 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.88%) Degree
8 5 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.50%) IBM Certification
10 3 (1.13%) MCP
10 3 (1.13%) CCIE
10 3 (1.13%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.75%) MCTS
11 2 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.75%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.88%) SLA
2 4 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.13%) QA
4 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (52.26%) Active Directory
2 65 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (15.41%) XenApp
4 33 (12.41%) vSphere
5 13 (4.89%) Hyper-V
6 12 (4.51%) VMware Server
7 11 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (4.14%) VMware ESX
8 10 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (3.38%) XenDesktop
10 8 (3.01%) NLBS
11 6 (2.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (1.50%) Xen
13 3 (1.13%) ISA Server
13 3 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (1.13%) UAG
14 2 (0.75%) SRDF
14 2 (0.75%) XenServer
14 2 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 36 (13.53%) SCCM
2 19 (7.14%) SCOM
3 13 (4.89%) WSUS
4 8 (3.01%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (2.63%) HP SIM
6 6 (2.26%) Tivoli
6 6 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.88%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.88%) EdgeSight
8 3 (1.13%) DameWare
8 3 (1.13%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.13%) MOM
8 3 (1.13%) Control-M
9 2 (0.75%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.75%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.75%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 124 (46.62%) Microsoft
2 119 (44.74%) VMware
3 79 (29.70%) Citrix
4 61 (22.93%) Cisco
5 35 (13.16%) HP
6 16 (6.02%) CheckPoint
7 15 (5.64%) IBM
8 14 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 13 (4.89%) Oracle
9 13 (4.89%) EMC
10 10 (3.76%) CommVault
11 9 (3.38%) Apple
11 9 (3.38%) AppSense
12 7 (2.63%) Sophos
13 6 (2.26%) Bloomberg
13 6 (2.26%) Juniper
13 6 (2.26%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.26%) F5
14 5 (1.88%) Symantec
14 5 (1.88%) McAfee
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