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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 74 64 83
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 147 209 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.53% 2.92% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.18% 12.91% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 136 92
Average daily rate
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£325 £366 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% +3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £209 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 9
Average hourly rate £122.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+345.45% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.31 £19.60 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £172.50 £48.00 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
1315 1619 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.67% 22.64% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 1095 1025
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 83 90
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £30.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 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 17 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 17 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.

1 326 (100.00%) Windows
2 197 (60.43%) Active Directory
3 157 (48.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 157 (48.16%) VMware
4 150 (46.01%) Microsoft
5 118 (36.20%) Citrix
6 111 (34.05%) Windows 7
7 96 (29.45%) MS Exchange
8 87 (26.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 82 (25.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 76 (23.31%) XenApp
10 76 (23.31%) Finance
11 69 (21.17%) SQL
12 67 (20.55%) MS Office
13 63 (19.33%) SCCM
14 61 (18.71%) SAN
15 58 (17.79%) Cisco
15 58 (17.79%) Exchange Server 2010
16 53 (16.26%) SQL Server
17 52 (15.95%) ITIL
17 52 (15.95%) MS Excel
18 50 (15.34%) HP
19 48 (14.72%) PowerShell
20 46 (14.11%) DNS
21 39 (11.96%) Windows XP
22 38 (11.66%) SharePoint
23 36 (11.04%) Banking
23 36 (11.04%) vSphere
24 33 (10.12%) Hyper-V
24 33 (10.12%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 96 (29.45%) MS Exchange
2 58 (17.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (11.66%) SharePoint
4 29 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 27 (8.28%) IIS
6 21 (6.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (3.07%) Lync
9 8 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.23%) Apache
13 3 (0.92%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.92%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.31%) CMS
14 1 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 67 (20.55%) MS Office
2 52 (15.95%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.92%) MS Project
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.61%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.15%) Office 365
2 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (18.71%) SAN
2 46 (14.11%) DNS
3 30 (9.20%) DHCP
4 29 (8.90%) LAN
4 29 (8.90%) WAN
5 27 (8.28%) TCP/IP
6 26 (7.98%) Firewall
7 16 (4.91%) VPN
8 14 (4.29%) VoIP
9 13 (3.99%) NetScaler
10 11 (3.37%) NAS
11 10 (3.07%) MPLS
12 8 (2.45%) BIG-IP
13 7 (2.15%) DSL
14 5 (1.53%) Wireless
14 5 (1.53%) Intranet
14 5 (1.53%) Internet
14 5 (1.53%) Unified Communications
15 3 (0.92%) SMTP
15 3 (0.92%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.92%) MySQL
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.61%) MS Access
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.31%) DTS
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 (0.61%) MSI
3 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.31%) NUnit
4 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.31%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.31%) Selenium
4 1 (0.31%) Maven
General
1 76 (23.31%) Finance
2 36 (11.04%) Banking
3 12 (3.68%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.07%) Legal
5 9 (2.76%) Law
6 8 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.84%) Retail
8 5 (1.53%) Publishing
9 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.61%) Marketing
10 2 (0.61%) Advertising
10 2 (0.61%) Front Office
10 2 (0.61%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) German Language
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (20.55%) Analyst
2 36 (11.04%) Administrator
3 30 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
3 30 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (8.28%) Support Analyst
5 24 (7.36%) Wintel Engineer
5 24 (7.36%) Architect
6 23 (7.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (5.83%) Server Engineer
8 18 (5.52%) Support Engineer
9 17 (5.21%) Consultant
10 16 (4.91%) Windows Administrator
10 16 (4.91%) Desktop Support
11 15 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 11 (3.37%) Service Analyst
13 11 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 10 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.21%) .NET
2 6 (1.84%) Middleware
3 3 (0.92%) HTML
3 3 (0.92%) CSS
3 3 (0.92%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.92%) WCF
3 3 (0.92%) jQuery
3 3 (0.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.61%) JSON
4 2 (0.61%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.61%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.31%) WinForms
5 1 (0.31%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.31%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.31%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.31%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.31%) COM+
5 1 (0.31%) Web Services
5 1 (0.31%) XML
5 1 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.90%) Blackberry
2 28 (8.59%) Clustering
3 17 (5.21%) Replication
3 17 (5.21%) Thin Client
3 17 (5.21%) Fat Client
4 15 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.84%) NHS
7 4 (1.23%) Derivative
8 3 (0.92%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.92%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.92%) iPhone
8 3 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.61%) iPad
9 2 (0.61%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.61%) Kindle
10 1 (0.31%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.31%) W3C
10 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 326 (100.00%) Windows
2 157 (48.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 111 (34.05%) Windows 7
4 82 (25.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (11.96%) Windows XP
6 33 (10.12%) Linux
7 15 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (3.99%) Windows 2000 Server
8 13 (3.99%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.15%) UNIX
9 7 (2.15%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.84%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.92%) Solaris
12 2 (0.61%) Android
12 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.31%) AIX
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.95%) ITIL
2 29 (8.90%) Migration
3 17 (5.21%) Service Management
4 15 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (3.99%) Change Management
6 9 (2.76%) Service Delivery
6 9 (2.76%) Asset Management
6 9 (2.76%) Problem Management
7 8 (2.45%) Server Monitoring
8 7 (2.15%) Performance Management
9 6 (1.84%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (1.84%) Coaching
9 6 (1.84%) Project Management
9 6 (1.84%) Business Continuity
10 5 (1.53%) PRINCE2
10 5 (1.53%) Incident Management
10 5 (1.53%) Document Management
11 4 (1.23%) Integration Testing
11 4 (1.23%) Test Scripting
11 4 (1.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (21.17%) SQL
2 48 (14.72%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.60%) VB
4 14 (4.29%) VBScript
5 11 (3.37%) C#
6 8 (2.45%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.84%) Java
8 4 (1.23%) C++
8 4 (1.23%) Perl
9 3 (0.92%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.61%) C
11 1 (0.31%) VB6
11 1 (0.31%) Python
11 1 (0.31%) VBA
11 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.29%) MCSE
3 12 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.68%) MCITP
4 9 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.84%) MCP
6 5 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.53%) Degree
7 4 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.23%) MCTS
7 4 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.23%) CCA
7 4 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.23%) ISEB
7 4 (1.23%) MCSA
8 2 (0.61%) CCNA
9 1 (0.31%) CCNP
9 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.61%) SLA
2 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 197 (60.43%) Active Directory
2 87 (26.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (23.31%) XenApp
4 36 (11.04%) vSphere
5 33 (10.12%) Hyper-V
6 31 (9.51%) XenDesktop
7 25 (7.67%) VMware ESX
8 24 (7.36%) XenServer
9 20 (6.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (3.99%) Xen
11 12 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (2.15%) NLBS
13 6 (1.84%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.84%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.92%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.92%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 63 (19.33%) SCCM
2 28 (8.59%) SCOM
3 9 (2.76%) WSUS
4 7 (2.15%) SCOrch
5 6 (1.84%) HP SIM
6 5 (1.53%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.23%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.92%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.92%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.92%) Control-M
8 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.92%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.92%) WMI
9 2 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.61%) SCSM
9 2 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 157 (48.16%) VMware
2 150 (46.01%) Microsoft
3 118 (36.20%) Citrix
4 58 (17.79%) Cisco
5 50 (15.34%) HP
6 20 (6.13%) IBM
7 19 (5.83%) EMC
7 19 (5.83%) NetApp
8 16 (4.91%) Oracle
9 14 (4.29%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.99%) Dell
10 13 (3.99%) CheckPoint
10 13 (3.99%) AppSense
11 8 (2.45%) Juniper
12 7 (2.15%) Wyse
12 7 (2.15%) Remedy
12 7 (2.15%) Symantec
12 7 (2.15%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.84%) Veeam
14 5 (1.53%) BMC
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