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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 76 87 82
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 149 146 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.64% 2.14% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.37% 10.01% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 99 70
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £155 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 20
Average hourly rate £18.70 £13.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.51% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £36.10 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+7.54% +1.90%
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
1310 1459 1444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.19% 21.36% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 1022 998
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 62 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £18.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £24.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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.

1 301 (100.00%) Windows
2 187 (62.13%) Active Directory
3 141 (46.84%) VMware
4 129 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 125 (41.53%) Microsoft
6 105 (34.88%) Citrix
7 104 (34.55%) Windows 7
8 88 (29.24%) MS Exchange
9 84 (27.91%) Finance
10 72 (23.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 70 (23.26%) XenApp
12 67 (22.26%) SQL
13 62 (20.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 56 (18.60%) SAN
15 53 (17.61%) DNS
16 52 (17.28%) SCCM
17 50 (16.61%) Exchange Server 2010
18 49 (16.28%) MS Office
19 44 (14.62%) Windows XP
20 43 (14.29%) Cisco
21 41 (13.62%) SQL Server
22 40 (13.29%) SharePoint
22 40 (13.29%) HP
22 40 (13.29%) vSphere
22 40 (13.29%) Banking
23 39 (12.96%) PowerShell
23 39 (12.96%) Blackberry
24 38 (12.62%) ITIL
25 35 (11.63%) DHCP
26 33 (10.96%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 88 (29.24%) MS Exchange
2 50 (16.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (13.29%) SharePoint
4 25 (8.31%) IIS
4 25 (8.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.66%) Apache
8 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.33%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.33%) Lync
9 4 (1.33%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.66%) JBoss
10 2 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.66%) Moodle
10 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (16.28%) MS Office
2 31 (10.30%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.66%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.66%) Office 365
3 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 56 (18.60%) SAN
2 53 (17.61%) DNS
3 35 (11.63%) DHCP
4 26 (8.64%) Firewall
5 25 (8.31%) TCP/IP
6 22 (7.31%) LAN
7 20 (6.64%) WAN
8 19 (6.31%) NAS
9 16 (5.32%) VPN
10 10 (3.32%) VoIP
11 9 (2.99%) VLAN
12 8 (2.66%) MPLS
12 8 (2.66%) LDAP
12 8 (2.66%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.99%) DSL
13 6 (1.99%) SNMP
13 6 (1.99%) Kerberos
13 6 (1.99%) WLAN
13 6 (1.99%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (1.99%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.99%) MS Access
6 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.66%) MySQL
9 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (1.33%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.66%) MSI
4 1 (0.33%) Selenium
4 1 (0.33%) Maven
4 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
General
1 84 (27.91%) Finance
2 40 (13.29%) Banking
3 12 (3.99%) Financial Institution
3 12 (3.99%) Law
4 9 (2.99%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.66%) Legal
6 6 (1.99%) Publishing
7 4 (1.33%) Billing
7 4 (1.33%) Marketing
8 3 (1.00%) Retail
9 2 (0.66%) Front Office
9 2 (0.66%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (19.60%) Analyst
2 30 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (8.97%) Support Analyst
4 25 (8.31%) Administrator
5 24 (7.97%) Consultant
5 24 (7.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 23 (7.64%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (5.98%) Server Engineer
8 18 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (5.98%) Desktop Support
9 13 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
9 13 (4.32%) Architect
10 12 (3.99%) Applications Support
10 12 (3.99%) Server Analyst
11 10 (3.32%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (3.32%) Windows Administrator
12 9 (2.99%) Service Analyst
13 8 (2.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 8 (2.66%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.31%) .NET
2 7 (2.33%) Application Packaging
2 7 (2.33%) Middleware
3 4 (1.33%) WCF
4 3 (1.00%) Web Services
5 2 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.66%) HTML
5 2 (0.66%) CSS
5 2 (0.66%) SOAP
5 2 (0.66%) HTML5
6 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.33%) Java EE
6 1 (0.33%) WPF
6 1 (0.33%) RESTful
6 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.33%) COM
6 1 (0.33%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.33%) WinForms
6 1 (0.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.96%) Blackberry
2 24 (7.97%) Clustering
3 20 (6.64%) Fat Client
3 20 (6.64%) Thin Client
3 20 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.31%) Replication
5 5 (1.66%) iPhone
6 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.33%) iPad
7 3 (1.00%) NHS
8 2 (0.66%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.66%) IVR
8 2 (0.66%) Symmetrix
8 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.66%) SecurID
8 2 (0.66%) Derivative
9 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 301 (100.00%) Windows
2 129 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 104 (34.55%) Windows 7
4 62 (20.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (14.62%) Windows XP
6 33 (10.96%) Linux
7 15 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.66%) UNIX
9 8 (2.66%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (2.66%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.00%) CentOS
10 3 (1.00%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.66%) Android
12 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.33%) AIX
12 1 (0.33%) HPUX
12 1 (0.33%) Solaris
12 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (12.62%) ITIL
2 27 (8.97%) Migration
3 19 (6.31%) Change Management
4 16 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (3.65%) Asset Management
5 11 (3.65%) Service Management
5 11 (3.65%) Service Delivery
6 10 (3.32%) Problem Management
7 9 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (2.99%) Business Continuity
8 7 (2.33%) Performance Management
9 6 (1.99%) Server Monitoring
9 6 (1.99%) Coaching
9 6 (1.99%) DevOps
9 6 (1.99%) Configuration Management
9 6 (1.99%) Incident Management
10 5 (1.66%) Load Balancing
10 5 (1.66%) Release Management
10 5 (1.66%) Data Protection
10 5 (1.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.26%) SQL
2 39 (12.96%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.32%) C#
4 12 (3.99%) VBScript
5 9 (2.99%) Java
6 8 (2.66%) VB
7 6 (1.99%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.99%) Perl
7 6 (1.99%) C++
7 6 (1.99%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.00%) C
9 3 (1.00%) PHP
9 3 (1.00%) Python
10 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.66%) VBA
10 2 (0.66%) Ruby
11 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.99%) MCITP
4 8 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.33%) MCSE
6 5 (1.66%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.33%) ISEB
7 4 (1.33%) CCNA
8 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.00%) MCSA
8 3 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.66%) CCA
9 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.66%) CCNP
9 2 (0.66%) MCP
9 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.33%) Degree
10 1 (0.33%) MCTS
10 1 (0.33%) MOS
10 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (1.33%) SLA
1 4 (1.33%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 187 (62.13%) Active Directory
2 72 (23.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (23.26%) XenApp
4 40 (13.29%) vSphere
5 33 (10.96%) XenDesktop
6 27 (8.97%) Hyper-V
7 18 (5.98%) VMware ESX
8 16 (5.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (4.32%) Xen
10 12 (3.99%) VMware Server
11 10 (3.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 8 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (2.66%) XenServer
13 7 (2.33%) DFS Replication
14 5 (1.66%) NLBS
14 5 (1.66%) vCloud
14 5 (1.66%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.33%) Platform Symphony
16 3 (1.00%) ISA Server
17 2 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (17.28%) SCCM
2 28 (9.30%) SCOM
3 9 (2.99%) WSUS
3 9 (2.99%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.99%) Tivoli
4 6 (1.99%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.33%) EdgeSight
6 4 (1.33%) DameWare
6 4 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (1.33%) Control-M
6 4 (1.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 4 (1.33%) HP SIM
6 4 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.00%) Puppet
7 3 (1.00%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.66%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 141 (46.84%) VMware
2 125 (41.53%) Microsoft
3 105 (34.88%) Citrix
4 43 (14.29%) Cisco
5 40 (13.29%) HP
6 26 (8.64%) NetApp
7 16 (5.32%) Red Hat
8 15 (4.98%) AppSense
9 14 (4.65%) Oracle
10 13 (4.32%) EMC
11 12 (3.99%) IBM
12 9 (2.99%) Dell
12 9 (2.99%) CheckPoint
12 9 (2.99%) Reuters
12 9 (2.99%) Bloomberg
12 9 (2.99%) Symantec
13 8 (2.66%) Juniper
13 8 (2.66%) 3PAR
13 8 (2.66%) Altiris
14 7 (2.33%) Veeam
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago