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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 124 74 74
Rank change year-on-year
-50 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 51 125 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.48% 2.70% 2.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.21% 11.54% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 93 112
Median daily rate £382 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £201 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
Median hourly rate £30.25 £13.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.69% -49.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £12.05 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £20.43 £168.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
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
707 1083 1324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.56% 23.39% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 858 974
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 57
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £35.25 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (72.48%) Active Directory
3 76 (69.72%) Windows Server
4 68 (62.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (57.80%) VMware
6 50 (45.87%) Microsoft
7 39 (35.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (34.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (29.36%) DNS
10 28 (25.69%) PowerShell
11 27 (24.77%) MS Exchange
11 27 (24.77%) Citrix
12 26 (23.85%) Finance
13 24 (22.02%) Migration
13 24 (22.02%) SCOM
13 24 (22.02%) Windows 7
14 23 (21.10%) SCCM
15 22 (20.18%) DHCP
16 21 (19.27%) Firewall
17 20 (18.35%) SQL Server
18 19 (17.43%) ITIL
18 19 (17.43%) VMware ESX
19 18 (16.51%) Linux
19 18 (16.51%) Cisco
19 18 (16.51%) Dell
19 18 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (15.60%) SAN
20 17 (15.60%) SQL
21 15 (13.76%) Banking
21 15 (13.76%) Java

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (24.77%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (11.01%) IIS
4 12 (11.01%) Skype for Business
5 10 (9.17%) SharePoint
6 7 (6.42%) Tomcat
7 6 (5.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (4.59%) Apache
9 4 (3.67%) IBM Notes
10 3 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.83%) IBM Domino
11 2 (1.83%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.92%) JBoss
12 1 (0.92%) Quickr
12 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (12.84%) MS Office
2 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.92%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.92%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.42%) Office 365
3 2 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.83%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.92%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.92%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.36%) DNS
2 22 (20.18%) DHCP
3 21 (19.27%) Firewall
4 17 (15.60%) SAN
5 9 (8.26%) VLAN
6 7 (6.42%) Kerberos
6 7 (6.42%) NetScaler
6 7 (6.42%) WAN
7 6 (5.50%) LAN
7 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.59%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.67%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.67%) Network Security
10 3 (2.75%) NAS
10 3 (2.75%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (2.75%) Skype
10 3 (2.75%) VPN
11 2 (1.83%) Internet
11 2 (1.83%) ISDN
11 2 (1.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.83%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.92%) DB2
5 1 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.83%) JIRA
2 2 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.92%) MSI
General
1 26 (23.85%) Finance
2 15 (13.76%) Banking
3 3 (2.75%) Legal
4 2 (1.83%) French Language
4 2 (1.83%) Games
4 2 (1.83%) German Language
4 2 (1.83%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.83%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Law
5 1 (0.92%) Polish Language
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (14.68%) Administrator
2 15 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.01%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (10.09%) Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Server Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.59%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Windows Server Engineer
10 3 (2.75%) Exchange Architect
10 3 (2.75%) IT Support
10 3 (2.75%) ITIL Service Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) Service Transition Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) .NET
2 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET
2 7 (6.42%) HTML
3 4 (3.67%) Web Services
4 2 (1.83%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.92%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.92%) Middleware
5 1 (0.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.59%) Replication
3 4 (3.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.67%) Clustering
3 4 (3.67%) NHS
3 4 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.83%) CMDB
5 2 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.83%) Grid Computing
5 2 (1.83%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.83%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.92%) BYOD
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (69.72%) Windows Server
3 68 (62.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (35.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (22.02%) Windows 7
6 18 (16.51%) Linux
7 9 (8.26%) Windows XP
8 8 (7.34%) Unix
8 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
9 7 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (5.50%) Windows 10
10 6 (5.50%) Windows 2000
11 4 (3.67%) Mac OS
11 4 (3.67%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.75%) AIX
12 3 (2.75%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.83%) Android
13 2 (1.83%) Solaris
13 2 (1.83%) VMS
13 2 (1.83%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) Migration
2 19 (17.43%) ITIL
3 11 (10.09%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.34%) Service Management
5 7 (6.42%) Change Management
6 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (4.59%) Data Management
6 5 (4.59%) DevOps
6 5 (4.59%) ITIL V3
6 5 (4.59%) ITSM
6 5 (4.59%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.67%) Application Discovery
7 4 (3.67%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.67%) Release Management
7 4 (3.67%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.67%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (3.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.69%) PowerShell
2 17 (15.60%) SQL
3 15 (13.76%) Java
4 9 (8.26%) C++
5 8 (7.34%) C#
6 7 (6.42%) VBScript
7 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.75%) PHP
9 2 (1.83%) C
9 2 (1.83%) Delphi
9 2 (1.83%) Pascal
9 2 (1.83%) Perl
9 2 (1.83%) Python
9 2 (1.83%) Ruby
9 2 (1.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.17%) MCSE
3 8 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.42%) CCNA
5 6 (5.50%) MCITP
6 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.67%) CCNP
7 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.83%) CEH
9 2 (1.83%) CISSP
9 2 (1.83%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.83%) Degree
9 2 (1.83%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.92%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.92%) MCP
10 1 (0.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) QA
1 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (72.48%) Active Directory
2 38 (34.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.43%) VMware ESX
4 15 (13.76%) Hyper-V
5 13 (11.93%) XenApp
6 12 (11.01%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (8.26%) XenDesktop
8 7 (6.42%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (4.59%) XenServer
10 4 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.75%) vSphere
12 2 (1.83%) Firmware
12 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.83%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.92%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.92%) NFS
13 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (22.02%) SCOM
2 23 (21.10%) SCCM
3 10 (9.17%) Puppet
4 8 (7.34%) WSUS
5 6 (5.50%) SCVMM
6 5 (4.59%) Nagios
7 4 (3.67%) FortiGate
7 4 (3.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.75%) HP SIM
8 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.75%) MIIS
8 3 (2.75%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.83%) Ansible
9 2 (1.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.92%) SCSM
10 1 (0.92%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 63 (57.80%) VMware
2 50 (45.87%) Microsoft
3 27 (24.77%) Citrix
4 18 (16.51%) Cisco
4 18 (16.51%) Dell
5 15 (13.76%) HP
6 8 (7.34%) NetApp
6 8 (7.34%) Red Hat
6 8 (7.34%) Symantec
7 7 (6.42%) Remedy
8 6 (5.50%) Juniper
8 6 (5.50%) Oracle
9 5 (4.59%) EqualLogic
10 4 (3.67%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (3.67%) Lotus
11 3 (2.75%) IBM
11 3 (2.75%) Pega
11 3 (2.75%) Qualys
11 3 (2.75%) Sun
11 3 (2.75%) Sybase