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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 54 64
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1581 1633 1416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.97% 3.40% 2.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.17% 14.79% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 847 715
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £192 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 172 159
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -1.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £35.00 £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -9.21%
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
12005 11039 10892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.59% 22.95% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7139 6328 5804
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 984 1053
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 -13 575 £350 - 177
South East +1 433 £315 +0.80% 144
East of England -16 112 £275 +11.11% 30
North West -1 109 £300 +7.39% 43
South West -14 98 £325 +10.16% 70
West Midlands +5 90 £303 +0.83% 39
Yorkshire +3 75 £290 +9.43% 50
North East 0 50 £305 +52.50% 7
East Midlands -10 35 £300 - 12
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 3169 (100.00%) Windows
2 1752 (55.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1740 (54.91%) Active Directory
4 1436 (45.31%) VMware
5 1389 (43.83%) Microsoft
6 988 (31.18%) MS Exchange
7 933 (29.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 888 (28.02%) Citrix
9 852 (26.89%) Windows 7
10 728 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 637 (20.10%) DNS
12 595 (18.78%) SQL Server
13 589 (18.59%) Exchange Server 2010
14 586 (18.49%) ITIL
15 532 (16.79%) SAN
16 529 (16.69%) Windows XP
17 526 (16.60%) HP
18 522 (16.47%) SQL
19 496 (15.65%) Security Cleared
20 481 (15.18%) Cisco
21 477 (15.05%) Microsoft Certification
22 464 (14.64%) DHCP
22 464 (14.64%) SCCM
23 460 (14.52%) MS Excel
24 433 (13.66%) MS Office
25 426 (13.44%) XenApp
26 410 (12.94%) TCP/IP
27 409 (12.91%) Firewall
28 391 (12.34%) PowerShell
29 374 (11.80%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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
1 988 (31.18%) MS Exchange
2 589 (18.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 353 (11.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 341 (10.76%) SharePoint
5 321 (10.13%) IIS
6 301 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 161 (5.08%) Lync
8 154 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 106 (3.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 91 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 57 (1.80%) Apache
12 53 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
13 40 (1.26%) Tomcat
14 39 (1.23%) IBM Notes
15 32 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
16 29 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
17 22 (0.69%) WebSphere
18 20 (0.63%) WebLogic
19 19 (0.60%) WorkSite
19 19 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 460 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 433 (13.66%) MS Office
3 26 (0.82%) MS Project
4 14 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.095%) InDesign
9 2 (0.063%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.063%) CATIA
10 1 (0.032%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.032%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 35 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.57%) assyst
3 16 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
7 4 (0.13%) ENOVIA
7 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 3 (0.095%) ReMetrica
9 2 (0.063%) Cognos Planning
9 2 (0.063%) Agresso
9 2 (0.063%) Summit
9 2 (0.063%) Maximo
10 1 (0.032%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.032%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.032%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.032%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.032%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 126 (3.98%) Office 365
2 67 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.47%) IaaS
5 12 (0.38%) Google Apps
6 10 (0.32%) SaaS
7 8 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.13%) PaaS
12 2 (0.063%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 637 (20.10%) DNS
2 532 (16.79%) SAN
3 464 (14.64%) DHCP
4 410 (12.94%) TCP/IP
5 409 (12.91%) Firewall
6 331 (10.44%) LAN
7 309 (9.75%) WAN
8 144 (4.54%) VPN
9 125 (3.94%) NAS
10 117 (3.69%) Internet
11 109 (3.44%) VoIP
12 96 (3.03%) VLAN
13 91 (2.87%) Wireless
14 71 (2.24%) LDAP
15 69 (2.18%) NetScaler
16 64 (2.02%) MPLS
17 63 (1.99%) SSL
18 60 (1.89%) Network Security
19 44 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
20 41 (1.29%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 595 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 257 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 115 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 99 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 67 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (1.45%) Oracle Database
7 45 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 44 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (1.23%) MySQL
10 33 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (0.69%) Relational Database
13 21 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.35%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
17 10 (0.32%) MS Access
17 10 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 8 (0.25%) DTS
Development Applications
1 48 (1.51%) MSI
2 44 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (1.01%) Visual Studio
4 30 (0.95%) Subversion
4 30 (0.95%) Git (software)
5 26 (0.82%) JIRA
6 25 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 17 (0.54%) NUnit
8 15 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (0.44%) LoadRunner
10 12 (0.38%) MSBuild
11 11 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (0.25%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.22%) FinalBuilder
13 7 (0.22%) Jenkins
13 7 (0.22%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.22%) CruiseControl
14 6 (0.19%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.19%) Moq
General
1 373 (11.77%) Finance
2 158 (4.99%) Banking
3 99 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 52 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 48 (1.51%) Law
6 42 (1.33%) Retail
7 41 (1.29%) Advertising
8 39 (1.23%) Legal
9 35 (1.10%) Publishing
10 24 (0.76%) Back Office
11 20 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.60%) Military
13 15 (0.47%) Front Office
14 14 (0.44%) Marketing
15 12 (0.38%) Local Government
16 7 (0.22%) Games
17 6 (0.19%) Automotive
18 5 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
18 5 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 539 (17.01%) Analyst
2 351 (11.08%) Support Engineer
3 343 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 285 (8.99%) Support Analyst
5 239 (7.54%) 3rd Line Support
6 212 (6.69%) Administrator
7 197 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 194 (6.12%) Server Engineer
9 171 (5.40%) Consultant
10 138 (4.35%) Desktop Support
11 129 (4.07%) Architect
12 123 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
13 111 (3.50%) Wintel Engineer
14 110 (3.47%) Developer
15 106 (3.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 97 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 88 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
18 80 (2.52%) IT Support
19 71 (2.24%) Desktop Engineer
20 70 (2.21%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (7.38%) .NET
2 103 (3.25%) ASP.NET
3 92 (2.90%) HTML
4 65 (2.05%) CSS
5 64 (2.02%) Web Services
6 45 (1.42%) JSP
7 42 (1.33%) .NET Framework
8 40 (1.26%) WCF
9 38 (1.20%) jQuery
10 36 (1.14%) Application Packaging
10 36 (1.14%) Middleware
11 26 (0.82%) XML
12 24 (0.76%) Ajax
13 18 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (0.50%) SOAP
15 14 (0.44%) MSMQ
16 12 (0.38%) JSON
16 12 (0.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 11 (0.35%) ODBC
17 11 (0.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 257 (8.11%) Clustering
2 201 (6.34%) Blackberry
3 177 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (2.43%) Fat Client
4 77 (2.43%) Thin Client
5 74 (2.34%) Replication
6 53 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 53 (1.67%) PKI
7 40 (1.26%) iPad
8 31 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
8 31 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 30 (0.95%) NHS
10 29 (0.92%) iPhone
11 21 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (0.60%) PDA
13 17 (0.54%) CLARiiON
13 17 (0.54%) Kindle
13 17 (0.54%) Computer Science
14 15 (0.47%) CMDB
14 15 (0.47%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3169 (100.00%) Windows
2 1752 (55.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 933 (29.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 852 (26.89%) Windows 7
5 529 (16.69%) Windows XP
6 369 (11.64%) Linux
7 214 (6.75%) UNIX
8 185 (5.84%) Windows 8
9 146 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 103 (3.25%) Windows 2000
11 89 (2.81%) Windows Vista
12 69 (2.18%) Solaris
13 64 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
14 47 (1.48%) CentOS
15 38 (1.20%) AIX
16 29 (0.92%) Mac OS X
17 27 (0.85%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.60%) Windows NT
18 19 (0.60%) SUSE
18 19 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (18.49%) ITIL
2 338 (10.67%) Migration
3 151 (4.76%) Service Management
3 151 (4.76%) Change Management
4 136 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 123 (3.88%) Service Delivery
6 115 (3.63%) Project Management
7 105 (3.31%) Incident Management
8 95 (3.00%) Problem Management
9 84 (2.65%) Load Balancing
10 82 (2.59%) Configuration Management
10 82 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (2.30%) Workflow
12 63 (1.99%) Root Cause Analysis
13 62 (1.96%) Business Continuity
14 61 (1.92%) Validation
15 60 (1.89%) PRINCE2
16 51 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
16 51 (1.61%) Performance Monitoring
16 51 (1.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 522 (16.47%) SQL
2 391 (12.34%) PowerShell
3 108 (3.41%) VB
4 107 (3.38%) VBScript
5 106 (3.34%) JavaScript
6 103 (3.25%) C#
7 93 (2.93%) Java
8 68 (2.15%) Perl
9 66 (2.08%) T-SQL
10 62 (1.96%) C
11 50 (1.58%) Python
12 48 (1.51%) Shell Script
13 26 (0.82%) Korn
14 21 (0.66%) PHP
15 18 (0.57%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.47%) VBA
16 15 (0.47%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.38%) C++
18 11 (0.35%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 496 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 477 (15.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 338 (10.67%) SC Cleared
4 317 (10.00%) MCSE
5 149 (4.70%) MCITP
6 144 (4.54%) DV Cleared
7 128 (4.04%) MCP
8 111 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
9 99 (3.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 96 (3.03%) CCNA
11 83 (2.62%) Degree
12 63 (1.99%) MCTS
12 63 (1.99%) MCSA
13 51 (1.61%) CCNP
14 41 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
15 39 (1.23%) ISTQB
16 38 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 30 (0.95%) CCA
18 28 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (0.76%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (4.45%) SLA
2 47 (1.48%) QA
3 23 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 11 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.063%) COBIT
8 2 (0.063%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1740 (54.91%) Active Directory
2 728 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 426 (13.44%) XenApp
4 374 (11.80%) Hyper-V
5 363 (11.45%) vSphere
6 214 (6.75%) VMware ESX
7 143 (4.51%) XenDesktop
8 126 (3.98%) XenServer
9 112 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
10 70 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 68 (2.15%) Terminal Services
12 62 (1.96%) VMware Server
13 43 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 38 (1.20%) Xen
15 35 (1.10%) ISA Server
16 31 (0.98%) vCloud
17 29 (0.92%) NFS
17 29 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 25 (0.79%) DFS Replication
18 25 (0.79%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 464 (14.64%) SCCM
2 211 (6.66%) SCOM
3 137 (4.32%) Backup Exec
4 101 (3.19%) NetBackup
4 101 (3.19%) WSUS
5 68 (2.15%) HP SIM
6 43 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
7 41 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 40 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
9 34 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 32 (1.01%) ARCserve
11 31 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 28 (0.88%) SCVMM
13 27 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 26 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 26 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 25 (0.79%) Puppet
16 24 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
16 24 (0.76%) Tivoli
17 23 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1436 (45.31%) VMware
2 1389 (43.83%) Microsoft
3 888 (28.02%) Citrix
4 526 (16.60%) HP
5 481 (15.18%) Cisco
6 198 (6.25%) Symantec
7 187 (5.90%) Oracle
8 173 (5.46%) NetApp
9 156 (4.92%) EMC
10 148 (4.67%) Red Hat
11 142 (4.48%) Dell
12 108 (3.41%) IBM
13 93 (2.93%) McAfee
14 82 (2.59%) CheckPoint
15 81 (2.56%) Juniper
16 68 (2.15%) Sophos
16 68 (2.15%) 3PAR
17 62 (1.96%) Remedy
18 61 (1.92%) SolarWinds
19 56 (1.77%) Veeam
London
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Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £120 - £144 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £22 - £26 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: £0
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
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Bristol Area
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Rate: £180
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Experis Ltd
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
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Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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