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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 74 88 85
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 149 159 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.54% 2.25% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.00% 10.15% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 102 74
Average daily rate
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£325 £366 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% +8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £461 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.66 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.25% +7.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.53 £40.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
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
1355 1566 1412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.09% 22.16% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1020 1094 982
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 75 81
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £24.00 £32.50
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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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.

1 304 (100.00%) Windows
2 185 (60.86%) Active Directory
3 147 (48.36%) VMware
4 134 (44.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 127 (41.78%) Microsoft
6 103 (33.88%) Windows 7
7 100 (32.89%) Citrix
8 90 (29.61%) MS Exchange
9 84 (27.63%) Finance
10 73 (24.01%) SQL
11 72 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 68 (22.37%) XenApp
13 67 (22.04%) Windows Server 2012
14 58 (19.08%) SAN
15 55 (18.09%) MS Office
15 55 (18.09%) SCCM
16 51 (16.78%) Exchange Server 2010
16 51 (16.78%) DNS
17 50 (16.45%) Cisco
18 47 (15.46%) ITIL
19 46 (15.13%) SQL Server
20 45 (14.80%) PowerShell
21 43 (14.14%) SharePoint
22 42 (13.82%) Windows XP
22 42 (13.82%) HP
23 40 (13.16%) Banking
24 39 (12.83%) Blackberry
25 38 (12.50%) vSphere
26 35 (11.51%) MS Excel
26 35 (11.51%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 90 (29.61%) MS Exchange
2 51 (16.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (14.14%) SharePoint
4 26 (8.55%) IIS
5 24 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.97%) Lync
10 5 (1.64%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.64%) Apache
11 4 (1.32%) WorkSite
12 3 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.66%) JBoss
13 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.66%) Moodle
Applications
1 55 (18.09%) MS Office
2 35 (11.51%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.66%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.66%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.64%) Office 365
3 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 58 (19.08%) SAN
2 51 (16.78%) DNS
3 31 (10.20%) DHCP
4 28 (9.21%) Firewall
5 25 (8.22%) TCP/IP
6 24 (7.89%) LAN
7 23 (7.57%) WAN
8 16 (5.26%) VPN
8 16 (5.26%) NAS
9 13 (4.28%) VoIP
10 9 (2.96%) MPLS
11 7 (2.30%) BIG-IP
11 7 (2.30%) LDAP
11 7 (2.30%) DSL
12 6 (1.97%) 3G
12 6 (1.97%) Internet
12 6 (1.97%) VLAN
12 6 (1.97%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.64%) MS Access
7 4 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.99%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.99%) MySQL
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (1.32%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.33%) Selenium
3 1 (0.33%) Maven
3 1 (0.33%) MSI
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 84 (27.63%) Finance
2 40 (13.16%) Banking
3 11 (3.62%) Law
4 10 (3.29%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.29%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.96%) Legal
6 7 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.64%) Publishing
8 4 (1.32%) Retail
9 3 (0.99%) Marketing
9 3 (0.99%) Billing
10 2 (0.66%) Front Office
10 2 (0.66%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) French Language
11 1 (0.33%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 67 (22.04%) Analyst
2 30 (9.87%) Support Analyst
3 28 (9.21%) Administrator
4 24 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (7.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (7.24%) Consultant
7 20 (6.58%) Support Engineer
8 19 (6.25%) Server Engineer
9 17 (5.59%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (4.93%) Desktop Support
10 15 (4.93%) Architect
11 14 (4.61%) Wintel Engineer
11 14 (4.61%) Server Analyst
12 13 (4.28%) Windows Administrator
13 12 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 11 (3.62%) Desktop Analyst
14 11 (3.62%) Applications Support
15 10 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
15 10 (3.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.91%) .NET
2 7 (2.30%) Middleware
3 5 (1.64%) Application Packaging
4 4 (1.32%) WCF
5 2 (0.66%) HTML
5 2 (0.66%) Web Services
5 2 (0.66%) CSS
5 2 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.66%) HTML5
6 1 (0.33%) Java EE
6 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.33%) WPF
6 1 (0.33%) SOAP
6 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.33%) COM
6 1 (0.33%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.33%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.83%) Blackberry
2 25 (8.22%) Clustering
3 22 (7.24%) Thin Client
3 22 (7.24%) Fat Client
4 20 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (6.25%) Replication
6 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.32%) iPad
6 4 (1.32%) iPhone
7 3 (0.99%) NHS
8 2 (0.66%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.66%) Derivative
8 2 (0.66%) SecurID
8 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.33%) iSeries
9 1 (0.33%) FMCG
9 1 (0.33%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 304 (100.00%) Windows
2 134 (44.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 103 (33.88%) Windows 7
4 67 (22.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (13.82%) Windows XP
6 35 (11.51%) Linux
7 16 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (4.28%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.63%) UNIX
9 8 (2.63%) Windows Vista
9 8 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (1.64%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.99%) CentOS
12 2 (0.66%) Android
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.33%) AIX
13 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.46%) ITIL
2 25 (8.22%) Migration
3 18 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (5.26%) Change Management
5 12 (3.95%) Asset Management
6 11 (3.62%) Service Management
7 10 (3.29%) Problem Management
8 9 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (2.96%) Service Delivery
8 9 (2.96%) Business Continuity
9 8 (2.63%) Performance Management
10 7 (2.30%) Server Monitoring
11 6 (1.97%) Coaching
11 6 (1.97%) Incident Management
12 5 (1.64%) Data Protection
12 5 (1.64%) Load Balancing
12 5 (1.64%) Release Management
12 5 (1.64%) CRM
12 5 (1.64%) Configuration Management
12 5 (1.64%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 73 (24.01%) SQL
2 45 (14.80%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.61%) VBScript
4 12 (3.95%) C#
5 9 (2.96%) Java
6 8 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.63%) VB
7 6 (1.97%) Perl
7 6 (1.97%) C++
8 5 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.99%) C
10 3 (0.99%) PHP
10 3 (0.99%) Python
11 2 (0.66%) VBA
11 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.66%) Ruby
12 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.62%) MCITP
4 8 (2.63%) MCSE
4 8 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.32%) CCNA
5 4 (1.32%) ISEB
6 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (0.99%) MCSA
7 2 (0.66%) MCP
7 2 (0.66%) CCA
7 2 (0.66%) CCNP
7 2 (0.66%) Degree
8 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (1.32%) SLA
2 3 (0.99%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 185 (60.86%) Active Directory
2 72 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (22.37%) XenApp
4 38 (12.50%) vSphere
5 31 (10.20%) XenDesktop
6 29 (9.54%) Hyper-V
7 19 (6.25%) VMware ESX
8 14 (4.61%) Xen
9 12 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (3.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (3.62%) VMware Server
11 8 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (2.63%) XenServer
12 6 (1.97%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.97%) NLBS
12 6 (1.97%) DFS Replication
13 4 (1.32%) Platform Symphony
14 3 (0.99%) vCloud
14 3 (0.99%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (18.09%) SCCM
2 28 (9.21%) SCOM
3 7 (2.30%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.97%) Tivoli
4 6 (1.97%) WSUS
5 5 (1.64%) HP SIM
5 5 (1.64%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.32%) EdgeSight
6 4 (1.32%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (1.32%) Control-M
6 4 (1.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 4 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.99%) Puppet
7 3 (0.99%) WMI
7 3 (0.99%) DameWare
7 3 (0.99%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.66%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 147 (48.36%) VMware
2 127 (41.78%) Microsoft
3 100 (32.89%) Citrix
4 50 (16.45%) Cisco
5 42 (13.82%) HP
6 25 (8.22%) NetApp
7 16 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 15 (4.93%) Oracle
9 13 (4.28%) IBM
9 13 (4.28%) AppSense
10 12 (3.95%) CheckPoint
11 11 (3.62%) EMC
12 10 (3.29%) Dell
13 8 (2.63%) Juniper
13 8 (2.63%) Reuters
13 8 (2.63%) Bloomberg
13 8 (2.63%) 3PAR
13 8 (2.63%) SolarWinds
14 7 (2.30%) Altiris
14 7 (2.30%) BMC
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The IWSR
Rate: Competitive and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 24 days ago