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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 71 64 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 155 220 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.62% 3.00% 2.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.61% 13.74% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 139 96
Average daily rate
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£325 £360 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £211 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 9
Average hourly rate £70.19 £27.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+152.92% +29.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.79 £17.20 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £169.50 £48.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +10.52%
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
1335 1601 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.57% 21.81% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 1067 1020
Average daily rate £401 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £202 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 80 85
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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.

1 325 (100.00%) Windows
2 199 (61.23%) Active Directory
3 160 (49.23%) VMware
4 158 (48.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 146 (44.92%) Microsoft
6 118 (36.31%) Citrix
7 107 (32.92%) Windows 7
8 101 (31.08%) MS Exchange
9 88 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 80 (24.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 75 (23.08%) XenApp
11 75 (23.08%) Finance
12 67 (20.62%) MS Office
13 65 (20.00%) SQL
14 64 (19.69%) Exchange Server 2010
15 62 (19.08%) Cisco
16 60 (18.46%) SAN
17 59 (18.15%) SCCM
18 57 (17.54%) SQL Server
19 53 (16.31%) ITIL
20 50 (15.38%) PowerShell
21 49 (15.08%) MS Excel
21 49 (15.08%) HP
22 45 (13.85%) DNS
23 43 (13.23%) SharePoint
24 40 (12.31%) Windows XP
25 38 (11.69%) vSphere
26 35 (10.77%) Banking
27 33 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2007
27 33 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 101 (31.08%) MS Exchange
2 64 (19.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (13.23%) SharePoint
4 33 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 27 (8.31%) IIS
6 19 (5.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (4.00%) Lync
9 9 (2.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (1.23%) Apache
14 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.62%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.31%) Moodle
15 1 (0.31%) Node.js
15 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 67 (20.62%) MS Office
2 49 (15.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.92%) MS Project
4 2 (0.62%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.62%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.15%) Office 365
2 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (18.46%) SAN
2 45 (13.85%) DNS
3 29 (8.92%) WAN
3 29 (8.92%) LAN
3 29 (8.92%) DHCP
4 27 (8.31%) Firewall
5 26 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 16 (4.92%) VPN
7 13 (4.00%) VoIP
7 13 (4.00%) NetScaler
8 9 (2.77%) MPLS
9 7 (2.15%) BIG-IP
9 7 (2.15%) NAS
10 6 (1.85%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.85%) Intranet
10 6 (1.85%) DSL
11 4 (1.23%) Internet
11 4 (1.23%) Wireless
11 4 (1.23%) SMTP
12 3 (0.92%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.92%) MySQL
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.62%) MS Access
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.31%) DTS
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.31%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.23%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.62%) MSI
4 1 (0.31%) NUnit
4 1 (0.31%) Maven
4 1 (0.31%) Selenium
4 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.31%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
General
1 75 (23.08%) Finance
2 35 (10.77%) Banking
3 11 (3.38%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.08%) Law
4 10 (3.08%) Legal
5 6 (1.85%) Retail
6 5 (1.54%) Publishing
6 5 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.92%) Back Office
7 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.62%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Front Office
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 61 (18.77%) Analyst
2 37 (11.38%) Administrator
3 31 (9.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 29 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (7.69%) Architect
6 24 (7.38%) Support Analyst
7 22 (6.77%) Wintel Engineer
8 20 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
9 19 (5.85%) Support Engineer
9 19 (5.85%) Desktop Support
10 16 (4.92%) Server Engineer
10 16 (4.92%) Windows Administrator
11 15 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (4.31%) Consultant
12 14 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (3.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 11 (3.38%) Service Analyst
14 11 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 10 (3.08%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.00%) .NET
2 3 (0.92%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.92%) CSS
2 3 (0.92%) HTML
2 3 (0.92%) .NET Framework
2 3 (0.92%) WCF
2 3 (0.92%) jQuery
3 2 (0.62%) JSON
3 2 (0.62%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.62%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (0.62%) Middleware
3 2 (0.62%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.31%) WinForms
4 1 (0.31%) Spring
4 1 (0.31%) Ajax
4 1 (0.31%) Java EE
4 1 (0.31%) Web Services
4 1 (0.31%) XML
4 1 (0.31%) XSLT
4 1 (0.31%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.62%) Blackberry
1 28 (8.62%) Clustering
2 19 (5.85%) Replication
3 15 (4.62%) Thin Client
3 15 (4.62%) Fat Client
4 8 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.85%) NHS
6 3 (0.92%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.92%) Derivative
6 3 (0.92%) iPhone
6 3 (0.92%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.62%) Kindle
7 2 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.62%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.62%) iPad
7 2 (0.62%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.62%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.31%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.31%) W3C
8 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 325 (100.00%) Windows
2 158 (48.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 107 (32.92%) Windows 7
4 80 (24.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (12.31%) Windows XP
6 27 (8.31%) Linux
7 13 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 12 (3.69%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.77%) UNIX
11 8 (2.46%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.85%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.92%) Solaris
14 2 (0.62%) Android
14 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.31%) CentOS
15 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.31%) AIX
15 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (16.31%) ITIL
2 28 (8.62%) Migration
3 16 (4.92%) Service Management
4 15 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (3.08%) Service Delivery
5 10 (3.08%) Change Management
6 8 (2.46%) Project Management
6 8 (2.46%) Asset Management
6 8 (2.46%) Problem Management
6 8 (2.46%) Server Monitoring
7 7 (2.15%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (1.85%) Performance Management
8 6 (1.85%) Business Continuity
8 6 (1.85%) Document Management
9 5 (1.54%) Incident Management
9 5 (1.54%) PRINCE2
10 4 (1.23%) Data Migration
10 4 (1.23%) Release Management
10 4 (1.23%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (0.92%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 65 (20.00%) SQL
2 50 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.62%) VBScript
4 14 (4.31%) VB
5 11 (3.38%) C#
6 8 (2.46%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.92%) Perl
8 2 (0.62%) Java
8 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.31%) C
9 1 (0.31%) PHP
9 1 (0.31%) Python
9 1 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (4.92%) MCSE
3 13 (4.00%) MCITP
4 11 (3.38%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.15%) Degree
6 7 (2.15%) MCP
7 6 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.54%) MCTS
8 5 (1.54%) CCA
8 5 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.23%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.23%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.92%) MCSA
10 3 (0.92%) CCNA
10 3 (0.92%) ISEB
11 2 (0.62%) CCNP
12 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 199 (61.23%) Active Directory
2 88 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (23.08%) XenApp
4 38 (11.69%) vSphere
5 31 (9.54%) XenDesktop
5 31 (9.54%) Hyper-V
6 25 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 24 (7.38%) XenServer
8 21 (6.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (3.69%) Xen
11 6 (1.85%) NLBS
11 6 (1.85%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.54%) VMware Server
13 4 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.23%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.92%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.92%) vCloud
15 2 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (18.15%) SCCM
2 32 (9.85%) SCOM
3 8 (2.46%) WSUS
4 7 (2.15%) SCOrch
5 6 (1.85%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.54%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.92%) Control-M
8 3 (0.92%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.92%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.92%) WMI
8 3 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.62%) SCSM
9 2 (0.62%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 160 (49.23%) VMware
2 146 (44.92%) Microsoft
3 118 (36.31%) Citrix
4 62 (19.08%) Cisco
5 49 (15.08%) HP
6 21 (6.46%) IBM
6 21 (6.46%) EMC
6 21 (6.46%) NetApp
7 16 (4.92%) Oracle
8 12 (3.69%) Dell
8 12 (3.69%) CheckPoint
8 12 (3.69%) AppSense
9 9 (2.77%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.15%) Symantec
10 7 (2.15%) Remedy
10 7 (2.15%) Juniper
10 7 (2.15%) Wyse
10 7 (2.15%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.85%) Veeam
12 5 (1.54%) SolarWinds
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £140 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago