The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 64 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1434 1439 1452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.83% 2.94% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.76% 13.30% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 785 699
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 151 172
Average hourly rate £19.82 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.22% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £32.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -20.45%
Windows Server 2008
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11240 10816 9135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.20% 22.08% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6481 6185 4990
Average daily rate £370 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 932 983 942
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the England region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in England

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in England

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the England region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in England

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 496 £340 +4.61% 146
South East -2 402 £350 +7.69% 104
West Midlands +3 105 £300 +3.44% 29
South West +23 103 £290 -3.33% 50
East of England +13 99 £275 +22.22% 38
North West -31 89 £301 +19.01% 51
Yorkshire +2 77 £288 -25.80% 31
East Midlands -2 47 £230 -4.16% 22
North East +4 18 £415 +69.38% 3
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2841 (100.00%) Windows
2 1666 (58.64%) Active Directory
3 1460 (51.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 1384 (48.72%) VMware
5 1235 (43.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1217 (42.84%) Microsoft
7 746 (26.26%) MS Exchange
8 732 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 691 (24.32%) Citrix
10 679 (23.90%) Windows 7
11 544 (19.15%) ITIL
12 537 (18.90%) SQL
13 534 (18.80%) SQL Server
14 497 (17.49%) DNS
15 464 (16.33%) Security Cleared
16 454 (15.98%) Cisco
17 445 (15.66%) SAN
18 440 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2010
19 422 (14.85%) HP
20 420 (14.78%) SCCM
21 403 (14.19%) PowerShell
22 379 (13.34%) Firewall
23 378 (13.31%) DHCP
24 376 (13.23%) Migration
25 370 (13.02%) Finance
26 368 (12.95%) Hyper-V
27 353 (12.43%) MS Excel
28 337 (11.86%) vSphere
29 335 (11.79%) MS Office
30 322 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 746 (26.26%) MS Exchange
2 440 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 314 (11.05%) IIS
4 246 (8.66%) SharePoint
5 208 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 173 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 132 (4.65%) Lync
8 115 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 90 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 51 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 45 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
12 40 (1.41%) IBM Notes
13 35 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 29 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
14 29 (1.02%) WebSphere
15 25 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
16 24 (0.84%) WebLogic
17 23 (0.81%) OpenStack
18 22 (0.77%) Tomcat
19 17 (0.60%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 353 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 335 (11.79%) MS Office
3 31 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.49%) MS Project
5 12 (0.42%) PaintShop Pro
6 8 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.18%) Maya
8 2 (0.070%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.070%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.070%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.035%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.21%) assyst
4 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.14%) Eikon
5 2 (0.070%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.070%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.070%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.070%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.070%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.070%) Maximo
5 2 (0.070%) Kondor+
5 2 (0.070%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.070%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.070%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.035%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.035%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.035%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.035%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 154 (5.42%) Office 365
2 93 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.46%) IaaS
6 12 (0.42%) Mimecast
7 10 (0.35%) SaaS
8 7 (0.25%) Yammer
9 6 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.18%) PaaS
11 4 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.11%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.035%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.035%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.035%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.035%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 497 (17.49%) DNS
2 445 (15.66%) SAN
3 379 (13.34%) Firewall
4 378 (13.31%) DHCP
5 298 (10.49%) LAN
6 277 (9.75%) WAN
7 266 (9.36%) TCP/IP
8 131 (4.61%) NAS
9 124 (4.36%) VPN
10 101 (3.56%) Internet
11 92 (3.24%) VLAN
12 71 (2.50%) VoIP
13 63 (2.22%) Wireless
14 49 (1.72%) NetScaler
15 45 (1.58%) MPLS
16 40 (1.41%) SSL
17 39 (1.37%) Network Security
18 38 (1.34%) iSCSI
19 36 (1.27%) SMTP
19 36 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 534 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 220 (7.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 112 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 97 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 71 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 62 (2.18%) Oracle Database
7 42 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
9 35 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 33 (1.16%) Relational Database
11 29 (1.02%) MySQL
12 28 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.60%) MS Access
13 17 (0.60%) SAP HANA
14 16 (0.56%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.39%) OLAP
16 10 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
17 9 (0.32%) Oracle OLAP
17 9 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 60 (2.11%) MSI
2 35 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 34 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (0.99%) TeamCity
5 22 (0.77%) Subversion
6 18 (0.63%) StarTeam
7 17 (0.60%) Git (software)
8 14 (0.49%) Jenkins
9 12 (0.42%) JIRA
10 10 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.21%) NUnit
11 6 (0.21%) CruiseControl
11 6 (0.21%) Moq
11 6 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.18%) MSBuild
12 5 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
12 5 (0.18%) Selenium
12 5 (0.18%) Fiddler
12 5 (0.18%) AdminStudio
General
1 370 (13.02%) Finance
2 115 (4.05%) Banking
3 80 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 42 (1.48%) Law
5 41 (1.44%) Retail
6 35 (1.23%) Legal
7 26 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 21 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 21 (0.74%) Back Office
9 16 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.49%) Billing
11 13 (0.46%) Advertising
12 12 (0.42%) Games
12 12 (0.42%) Local Government
13 11 (0.39%) Publishing
14 9 (0.32%) Marketing
15 7 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.14%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.14%) Automotive
17 3 (0.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 380 (13.38%) Analyst
2 363 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 338 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 234 (8.24%) 3rd Line Support
5 211 (7.43%) Administrator
6 195 (6.86%) Support Analyst
7 194 (6.83%) Server Engineer
8 163 (5.74%) Consultant
9 162 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 131 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
11 117 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
11 117 (4.12%) Desktop Support
11 117 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 107 (3.77%) Architect
13 101 (3.56%) Wintel Engineer
14 90 (3.17%) IT Support
15 87 (3.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 78 (2.75%) Windows Server Engineer
17 76 (2.68%) Windows Administrator
18 61 (2.15%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (6.69%) .NET
2 62 (2.18%) HTML
3 55 (1.94%) Web Services
4 53 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 51 (1.80%) XML
6 45 (1.58%) Application Packaging
7 30 (1.06%) .NET Framework
8 29 (1.02%) Middleware
9 22 (0.77%) SOAP
10 19 (0.67%) CSS
10 19 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
10 19 (0.67%) jQuery
11 13 (0.46%) HTML5
11 13 (0.46%) X-Windows
12 11 (0.39%) SAP Basis
13 10 (0.35%) WCF
14 9 (0.32%) MDX
14 9 (0.32%) JSP
15 8 (0.28%) J2EE
15 8 (0.28%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 199 (7.00%) Clustering
2 129 (4.54%) Blackberry
3 113 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 46 (1.62%) PKI
6 42 (1.48%) Replication
7 41 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 41 (1.44%) Thin Client
7 41 (1.44%) Fat Client
8 40 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 33 (1.16%) NHS
10 23 (0.81%) Symmetrix
11 22 (0.77%) Symmetrix DMX
11 22 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (0.70%) Private Cloud
13 19 (0.67%) iPhone
14 18 (0.63%) EqualLogic
15 17 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
15 17 (0.60%) Open Source
16 15 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2841 (100.00%) Windows
2 1460 (51.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 1235 (43.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 679 (23.90%) Windows 7
5 317 (11.16%) Windows XP
6 300 (10.56%) Linux
7 176 (6.20%) Windows 8
8 143 (5.03%) UNIX
9 84 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 83 (2.92%) Windows 2000
11 78 (2.75%) Windows Vista
12 75 (2.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 69 (2.43%) Solaris
14 38 (1.34%) CentOS
15 30 (1.06%) Android
16 27 (0.95%) HPUX
17 25 (0.88%) Windows NT
18 24 (0.84%) Ubuntu
19 21 (0.74%) Mac OS X
19 21 (0.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (19.15%) ITIL
2 376 (13.23%) Migration
3 135 (4.75%) Change Management
4 126 (4.44%) Configuration Management
5 125 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 96 (3.38%) Service Delivery
7 94 (3.31%) Project Management
8 90 (3.17%) Service Management
9 85 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
10 84 (2.96%) DevOps
11 80 (2.82%) Problem Management
12 79 (2.78%) Incident Management
13 73 (2.57%) Performance Tuning
14 72 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
15 53 (1.87%) Workflow
16 50 (1.76%) Load Balancing
17 48 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
18 47 (1.65%) Change Control
18 47 (1.65%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 537 (18.90%) SQL
2 403 (14.19%) PowerShell
3 123 (4.33%) VBScript
4 91 (3.20%) VB
5 86 (3.03%) C#
6 75 (2.64%) JavaScript
7 62 (2.18%) Java
8 60 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 55 (1.94%) Perl
10 48 (1.69%) Python
11 43 (1.51%) T-SQL
12 33 (1.16%) PHP
12 33 (1.16%) C
13 28 (0.99%) Ruby
14 23 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 19 (0.67%) Korn
16 17 (0.60%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.32%) VBA
17 9 (0.32%) X++
17 9 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 464 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 322 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 313 (11.02%) SC Cleared
4 228 (8.03%) MCSE
5 139 (4.89%) DV Cleared
6 122 (4.29%) MCITP
7 116 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
8 93 (3.27%) CCNA
9 88 (3.10%) MCP
10 86 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 79 (2.78%) Degree
12 72 (2.53%) MCSA
13 40 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
14 32 (1.13%) CCA
14 32 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (1.09%) CCNP
16 21 (0.74%) MCTS
17 16 (0.56%) RHCE
18 15 (0.53%) CCEA
18 15 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (4.86%) SLA
2 43 (1.51%) QA
3 16 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.32%) JSP 440
4 9 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.18%) COBIT
7 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.070%) GxP
8 2 (0.070%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.035%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1666 (58.64%) Active Directory
2 732 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 368 (12.95%) Hyper-V
4 337 (11.86%) vSphere
5 293 (10.31%) XenApp
6 179 (6.30%) VMware ESX
7 132 (4.65%) XenDesktop
8 129 (4.54%) VMware ESXi
9 100 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 73 (2.57%) Terminal Services
11 56 (1.97%) vCloud
12 40 (1.41%) XenServer
13 38 (1.34%) VMware Server
13 38 (1.34%) ISA Server
14 32 (1.13%) Xen
15 31 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 28 (0.99%) NFS
17 25 (0.88%) DFS Replication
17 25 (0.88%) UAG
18 18 (0.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 420 (14.78%) SCCM
2 184 (6.48%) SCOM
3 102 (3.59%) WSUS
4 70 (2.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 53 (1.87%) Backup Exec
6 47 (1.65%) NetBackup
7 43 (1.51%) Puppet
8 38 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 36 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
10 34 (1.20%) ARCserve
11 27 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
12 23 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 22 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
14 20 (0.70%) Nagios
14 20 (0.70%) HP SIM
15 19 (0.67%) ZABBIX
15 19 (0.67%) Tivoli
15 19 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
16 18 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 18 (0.63%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 1384 (48.72%) VMware
2 1217 (42.84%) Microsoft
3 691 (24.32%) Citrix
4 454 (15.98%) Cisco
5 422 (14.85%) HP
6 220 (7.74%) Oracle
7 190 (6.69%) NetApp
8 150 (5.28%) EMC
9 137 (4.82%) Dell
10 126 (4.44%) Red Hat
11 113 (3.98%) McAfee
12 100 (3.52%) Symantec
13 79 (2.78%) IBM
14 63 (2.22%) 3PAR
15 57 (2.01%) AppSense
16 55 (1.94%) CheckPoint
17 50 (1.76%) F5
18 47 (1.65%) Sophos
18 47 (1.65%) Juniper
19 46 (1.62%) Lotus
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £149 - £150 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £50 - £100 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £22.00 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £382 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cornwall
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £210 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago