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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1402 1365 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.08% 3.06% 2.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.43% 13.63% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 700 521
Average daily rate
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£330 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 137 204
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.18 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
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
10442 10018 9268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.91% 22.47% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6166 5600 4971
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 926 1054
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +10 614 £350 +7.69% 209
South East -5 360 £324 +5.28% 127
East of England -13 92 £275 -3.50% 41
West Midlands +13 77 £300 -21.56% 25
Yorkshire -8 70 £266 +18.33% 43
North West +14 68 £315 +14.54% 42
South West -45 55 £290 +5.45% 51
East Midlands +19 39 £300 -14.28% 20
North East 0 20 £310 +4.20% 3
Midlands +2 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3009 (100.00%) Windows
2 1683 (55.93%) Active Directory
3 1616 (53.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 1419 (47.16%) VMware
5 1349 (44.83%) Microsoft
6 1071 (35.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 872 (28.98%) MS Exchange
8 781 (25.96%) Citrix
9 773 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 736 (24.46%) Windows 7
11 596 (19.81%) DNS
12 561 (18.64%) SQL Server
13 555 (18.44%) ITIL
14 544 (18.08%) SQL
15 512 (17.02%) HP
16 508 (16.88%) Security Cleared
17 495 (16.45%) Exchange Server 2010
18 450 (14.96%) Microsoft Certification
19 448 (14.89%) SAN
20 446 (14.82%) DHCP
21 436 (14.49%) MS Excel
21 436 (14.49%) Cisco
22 426 (14.16%) SCCM
23 414 (13.76%) Firewall
24 413 (13.73%) Windows XP
25 396 (13.16%) PowerShell
26 389 (12.93%) MS Office
27 379 (12.60%) Finance
28 376 (12.50%) Linux
29 374 (12.43%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 872 (28.98%) MS Exchange
2 495 (16.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 300 (9.97%) IIS
4 299 (9.94%) SharePoint
5 277 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 233 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 143 (4.75%) Lync
8 142 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 115 (3.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 60 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
11 53 (1.76%) IBM Notes
12 52 (1.73%) Apache
13 49 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
14 39 (1.30%) WebSphere
14 39 (1.30%) Tomcat
15 34 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
16 33 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
17 30 (1.00%) WebLogic
18 27 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
19 21 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 436 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 389 (12.93%) MS Office
3 23 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.70%) MS Project
5 17 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.066%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.066%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.066%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.066%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.033%) SPSS
8 1 (0.033%) InDesign
8 1 (0.033%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 22 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.37%) assyst
5 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.13%) Maximo
6 4 (0.13%) ENOVIA
7 3 (0.100%) Eikon
7 3 (0.100%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.100%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.066%) Agresso
9 1 (0.033%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.033%) ReMetrica
9 1 (0.033%) Magento
9 1 (0.033%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.033%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.033%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.033%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.033%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 133 (4.42%) Office 365
2 78 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.40%) IaaS
6 9 (0.30%) SaaS
7 7 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.20%) PaaS
9 3 (0.100%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.066%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.033%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 596 (19.81%) DNS
2 448 (14.89%) SAN
3 446 (14.82%) DHCP
4 414 (13.76%) Firewall
5 361 (12.00%) TCP/IP
6 319 (10.60%) LAN
7 291 (9.67%) WAN
8 148 (4.92%) VPN
9 135 (4.49%) NAS
10 112 (3.72%) Internet
11 108 (3.59%) VoIP
12 106 (3.52%) VLAN
13 83 (2.76%) NetScaler
14 75 (2.49%) SSL
15 61 (2.03%) MPLS
16 54 (1.79%) Wireless
17 44 (1.46%) Network Security
18 42 (1.40%) LDAP
19 41 (1.36%) SMTP
19 41 (1.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 561 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 223 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 113 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 89 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 61 (2.03%) Oracle Database
6 54 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 49 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 42 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 41 (1.36%) MySQL
10 33 (1.10%) Relational Database
11 31 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (0.66%) RDBMS
14 18 (0.60%) MS Access
15 15 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (0.40%) MongoDB
18 10 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (2.09%) MSI
2 43 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (1.16%) TeamCity
4 22 (0.73%) Subversion
4 22 (0.73%) JIRA
5 21 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.60%) Git (software)
7 17 (0.56%) StarTeam
8 16 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 15 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (0.33%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.20%) Selenium
12 5 (0.17%) FinalBuilder
12 5 (0.17%) GCC
12 5 (0.17%) Maven
13 4 (0.13%) AdminStudio
13 4 (0.13%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.13%) Moq
14 3 (0.100%) WiX
14 3 (0.100%) NUnit
General
1 379 (12.60%) Finance
2 145 (4.82%) Banking
3 117 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 49 (1.63%) Law
5 42 (1.40%) Legal
6 41 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.23%) Advertising
8 33 (1.10%) Retail
9 27 (0.90%) Back Office
10 25 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 25 (0.83%) Publishing
11 23 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.56%) Local Government
13 16 (0.53%) Marketing
14 15 (0.50%) Billing
15 13 (0.43%) Military
16 11 (0.37%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.33%) Games
18 6 (0.20%) Automotive
19 5 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 471 (15.65%) Analyst
2 379 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 326 (10.83%) Support Engineer
4 271 (9.01%) Support Analyst
5 231 (7.68%) 3rd Line Support
6 212 (7.05%) Administrator
7 185 (6.15%) Consultant
8 176 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 173 (5.75%) Server Engineer
10 136 (4.52%) Desktop Support
11 122 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
12 115 (3.82%) Wintel Engineer
13 113 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
14 97 (3.22%) Architect
15 95 (3.16%) IT Support
15 95 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 90 (2.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 70 (2.33%) Desktop Engineer
18 68 (2.26%) Windows Administrator
19 65 (2.16%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (6.71%) .NET
2 76 (2.53%) HTML
3 56 (1.86%) Web Services
3 56 (1.86%) ASP.NET
4 46 (1.53%) CSS
5 44 (1.46%) Application Packaging
6 37 (1.23%) Middleware
7 34 (1.13%) jQuery
8 33 (1.10%) .NET Framework
9 30 (1.00%) XML
10 26 (0.86%) SOAP
11 21 (0.70%) JSP
12 20 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
13 17 (0.56%) Ajax
14 13 (0.43%) WCF
14 13 (0.43%) X-Windows
15 10 (0.33%) ODBC
16 9 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (0.30%) Flash
17 8 (0.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 233 (7.74%) Clustering
2 187 (6.21%) Blackberry
3 154 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (2.79%) Replication
5 57 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 57 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 42 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.16%) PKI
8 29 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 26 (0.86%) iPad
10 25 (0.83%) NHS
11 24 (0.80%) iPhone
12 23 (0.76%) Client/Server
12 23 (0.76%) IVR
13 21 (0.70%) FMCG
13 21 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
14 19 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
15 17 (0.56%) Open Source
15 17 (0.56%) CMDB
16 15 (0.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 3009 (100.00%) Windows
2 1616 (53.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 1071 (35.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 736 (24.46%) Windows 7
5 413 (13.73%) Windows XP
6 376 (12.50%) Linux
7 196 (6.51%) UNIX
8 169 (5.62%) Windows 8
9 136 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 88 (2.92%) Windows Vista
11 81 (2.69%) Windows 2000
12 66 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 56 (1.86%) Solaris
14 34 (1.13%) CentOS
15 33 (1.10%) AIX
16 26 (0.86%) Windows NT
17 23 (0.76%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.70%) Android
19 18 (0.60%) SUSE
20 15 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (18.44%) ITIL
2 333 (11.07%) Migration
3 161 (5.35%) Change Management
4 143 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 135 (4.49%) Configuration Management
6 130 (4.32%) Service Delivery
7 123 (4.09%) Service Management
8 95 (3.16%) Project Management
8 95 (3.16%) Incident Management
9 90 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
10 88 (2.92%) DevOps
11 81 (2.69%) Problem Management
12 70 (2.33%) Load Balancing
13 69 (2.29%) Performance Monitoring
14 58 (1.93%) Validation
14 58 (1.93%) Performance Tuning
15 57 (1.89%) Release Management
16 53 (1.76%) Workflow
16 53 (1.76%) Business Continuity
17 52 (1.73%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 544 (18.08%) SQL
2 396 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 116 (3.86%) VBScript
4 106 (3.52%) Java
5 101 (3.36%) C#
6 98 (3.26%) VB
7 89 (2.96%) JavaScript
8 69 (2.29%) Shell Script
9 67 (2.23%) Perl
10 55 (1.83%) C
11 44 (1.46%) Python
12 38 (1.26%) T-SQL
13 36 (1.20%) PHP
13 36 (1.20%) Korn
14 31 (1.03%) Bash Shell
15 29 (0.96%) Ruby
16 16 (0.53%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.50%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.47%) C++
19 11 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 508 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 450 (14.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 350 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 316 (10.50%) MCSE
5 160 (5.32%) DV Cleared
6 126 (4.19%) MCITP
7 117 (3.89%) MCP
8 111 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
9 99 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 96 (3.19%) CCNA
11 79 (2.63%) Degree
12 62 (2.06%) MCSA
13 50 (1.66%) MCTS
14 45 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
15 42 (1.40%) CCNP
16 35 (1.16%) CCA
17 33 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (0.66%) ISTQB
19 19 (0.63%) CCEA
20 17 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (5.78%) SLA
2 50 (1.66%) QA
3 13 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.40%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1683 (55.93%) Active Directory
2 773 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 374 (12.43%) Hyper-V
4 351 (11.67%) vSphere
5 341 (11.33%) XenApp
6 184 (6.11%) VMware ESX
7 135 (4.49%) XenDesktop
8 117 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
9 94 (3.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 83 (2.76%) Terminal Services
11 72 (2.39%) XenServer
12 55 (1.83%) vCloud
13 41 (1.36%) ISA Server
13 41 (1.36%) VMware Server
14 40 (1.33%) Xen
15 38 (1.26%) NFS
15 38 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 32 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 30 (1.00%) DFS Replication
18 25 (0.83%) UAG
Systems Management
1 426 (14.16%) SCCM
2 216 (7.18%) SCOM
3 103 (3.42%) NetBackup
4 95 (3.16%) Backup Exec
5 93 (3.09%) WSUS
6 57 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 52 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 52 (1.73%) Puppet
8 51 (1.69%) HP SIM
9 41 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
10 38 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 28 (0.93%) ARCserve
11 28 (0.93%) SCVMM
12 26 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
13 25 (0.83%) SCOrch
13 25 (0.83%) Nagios
14 22 (0.73%) EdgeSight
15 21 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
16 20 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 20 (0.66%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1419 (47.16%) VMware
2 1349 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 781 (25.96%) Citrix
4 512 (17.02%) HP
5 436 (14.49%) Cisco
6 214 (7.11%) Oracle
7 193 (6.41%) NetApp
8 173 (5.75%) Red Hat
9 149 (4.95%) EMC
10 143 (4.75%) Symantec
11 129 (4.29%) McAfee
12 126 (4.19%) Dell
13 102 (3.39%) IBM
14 76 (2.53%) 3PAR
15 68 (2.26%) Sophos
16 61 (2.03%) AppSense
17 60 (1.99%) Juniper
18 59 (1.96%) CheckPoint
19 58 (1.93%) Lotus
19 58 (1.93%) F5
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cumbria
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
CRL
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £13 per hour + £25K Perm
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
PCR
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: Excellent rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
networx
Rate: £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday