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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 72 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 150 218 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.55% 3.07% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.63% 15.23% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 138 111
Average daily rate
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£309 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.17% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £243 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 15
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 £15.55 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.23 £135.00 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1290 1431 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.93% 20.14% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 969 971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 81 94
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £54.00 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 24 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 24 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 24 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
3 157 (52.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 149 (49.67%) VMware
5 140 (46.67%) Microsoft
6 104 (34.67%) Citrix
6 104 (34.67%) MS Exchange
7 103 (34.33%) Windows 7
8 83 (27.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 74 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 69 (23.00%) Cisco
11 66 (22.00%) Finance
12 65 (21.67%) MS Office
13 64 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 61 (20.33%) XenApp
15 57 (19.00%) SCCM
15 57 (19.00%) ITIL
15 57 (19.00%) SQL Server
16 56 (18.67%) SQL
17 48 (16.00%) SAN
18 46 (15.33%) MS Excel
19 45 (15.00%) HP
20 43 (14.33%) PowerShell
21 42 (14.00%) SharePoint
22 40 (13.33%) Windows XP
23 39 (13.00%) DNS
24 38 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
25 36 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
26 34 (11.33%) Firewall
27 31 (10.33%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 104 (34.67%) MS Exchange
2 64 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (14.00%) SharePoint
4 36 (12.00%) 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%) Node.js
15 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
15 1 (0.33%) CMS
15 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (21.67%) MS Office
2 46 (15.33%) 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 9 (3.00%) Office 365
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (16.00%) SAN
2 39 (13.00%) DNS
3 34 (11.33%) Firewall
4 31 (10.33%) LAN
5 30 (10.00%) WAN
6 27 (9.00%) DHCP
7 26 (8.67%) TCP/IP
8 17 (5.67%) VPN
9 13 (4.33%) VoIP
10 12 (4.00%) NetScaler
11 9 (3.00%) MPLS
12 8 (2.67%) NAS
13 7 (2.33%) BIG-IP
14 6 (2.00%) Intranet
14 6 (2.00%) DSL
14 6 (2.00%) Unified Communications
15 5 (1.67%) Internet
15 5 (1.67%) SMTP
16 4 (1.33%) SSL
16 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 Reporting Services
4 6 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
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%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.67%) MySQL
7 2 (0.67%) MS Access
7 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.33%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.33%) DTS
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%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.33%) NUnit
4 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 66 (22.00%) Finance
2 28 (9.33%) Banking
3 10 (3.33%) Law
3 10 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.67%) Legal
5 6 (2.00%) Retail
6 5 (1.67%) Publishing
7 4 (1.33%) Back Office
7 4 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.67%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 52 (17.33%) Analyst
2 31 (10.33%) Administrator
3 28 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (9.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (8.67%) Support Engineer
6 25 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (8.00%) Architect
8 22 (7.33%) Wintel Engineer
9 17 (5.67%) Desktop Support
9 17 (5.67%) Support Analyst
10 16 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
12 11 (3.67%) Service Analyst
12 11 (3.67%) Consultant
12 11 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (3.67%) Server Engineer
13 10 (3.33%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.67%) .NET
2 3 (1.00%) WCF
2 3 (1.00%) jQuery
2 3 (1.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.67%) HTML
3 2 (0.67%) CSS
3 2 (0.67%) Middleware
3 2 (0.67%) JSON
3 2 (0.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.33%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (0.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.33%) WPF
4 1 (0.33%) Spring
4 1 (0.33%) Ajax
4 1 (0.33%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.33%) Java EE
4 1 (0.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.33%) Blackberry
2 24 (8.00%) Clustering
3 14 (4.67%) Thin Client
3 14 (4.67%) Fat Client
4 13 (4.33%) Replication
5 8 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.00%) NHS
7 3 (1.00%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.00%) iPhone
7 3 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.00%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.00%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.00%) Symmetrix
8 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.67%) Derivative
8 2 (0.67%) iPad
8 2 (0.67%) Kindle
9 1 (0.33%) HP StorageWorks
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 300 (100.00%) Windows
2 157 (52.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 103 (34.33%) Windows 7
4 74 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 15 (5.00%) 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%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (19.00%) ITIL
2 26 (8.67%) Migration
3 15 (5.00%) Service Management
4 14 (4.67%) 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%) Problem Management
8 8 (2.67%) Server Monitoring
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%) Incident Management
12 4 (1.33%) Document Management
12 4 (1.33%) TOGAF
12 4 (1.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.67%) 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%) VB6
8 1 (0.33%) Python
8 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (8.00%) MCSE
3 15 (5.00%) MCITP
4 12 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (3.00%) MCP
6 7 (2.33%) Degree
6 7 (2.33%) CCA
6 7 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (2.00%) CCNA
7 6 (2.00%) MCTS
8 5 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.33%) MCSA
9 4 (1.33%) CCNP
10 3 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 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 61 (20.33%) XenApp
4 30 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 28 (9.33%) vSphere
6 22 (7.33%) XenDesktop
7 21 (7.00%) XenServer
7 21 (7.00%) VMware ESX
8 19 (6.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (5.67%) 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%) vCloud
14 3 (1.00%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.67%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 57 (19.00%) SCCM
2 25 (8.33%) SCOM
3 10 (3.33%) WSUS
4 5 (1.67%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.33%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.00%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.00%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.67%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.67%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.67%) SCSM
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.33%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 149 (49.67%) VMware
2 140 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 104 (34.67%) Citrix
4 69 (23.00%) Cisco
5 45 (15.00%) HP
6 18 (6.00%) NetApp
6 18 (6.00%) IBM
7 17 (5.67%) EMC
8 14 (4.67%) CheckPoint
8 14 (4.67%) 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%) Lotus
13 5 (1.67%) Juniper
14 4 (1.33%) Remedy
14 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.33%) Apple
14 4 (1.33%) Clearswift
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