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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 60 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1564 1613 1604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.00% 3.34% 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.36% 14.56% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 882 821
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 150 159
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £37.45 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
11705 11078 11411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.46% 22.94% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6846 6358 5984
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £183 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 961 1122
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 567 £350 - 166
South East -1 388 £300 -7.69% 125
East of England -10 129 £275 +10.00% 24
South West +3 125 £325 -2.98% 48
North West 0 116 £300 -3.22% 33
West Midlands -16 84 £280 -3.44% 27
Yorkshire +3 69 £275 +4.76% 37
East Midlands -11 56 £325 +8.33% 20
North East -5 34 £260 +15.55% 8
South Coast - - - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3154 (100.00%) Windows
2 1756 (55.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 1720 (54.53%) Active Directory
4 1407 (44.61%) VMware
5 1321 (41.88%) Microsoft
6 965 (30.60%) MS Exchange
7 915 (29.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 891 (28.25%) Citrix
9 861 (27.30%) Windows 7
10 734 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 628 (19.91%) DNS
12 596 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
13 590 (18.71%) SQL Server
14 546 (17.31%) HP
15 545 (17.28%) ITIL
16 522 (16.55%) Windows XP
17 510 (16.17%) SAN
18 494 (15.66%) SQL
19 486 (15.41%) Cisco
20 476 (15.09%) SCCM
21 466 (14.77%) Security Cleared
21 466 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
22 457 (14.49%) DHCP
23 445 (14.11%) MS Excel
24 426 (13.51%) XenApp
25 415 (13.16%) MS Office
26 411 (13.03%) PowerShell
27 403 (12.78%) TCP/IP
28 388 (12.30%) Firewall
29 357 (11.32%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 965 (30.60%) MS Exchange
2 596 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 339 (10.75%) SharePoint
4 334 (10.59%) IIS
5 325 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 278 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 141 (4.47%) Lync
8 128 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 99 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 93 (2.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 53 (1.68%) Apache
12 51 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 33 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
14 32 (1.01%) IBM Notes
15 31 (0.98%) Tomcat
15 31 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
16 26 (0.82%) CMS
17 18 (0.57%) WebLogic
17 18 (0.57%) Umbraco
18 17 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 445 (14.11%) MS Excel
2 415 (13.16%) MS Office
3 26 (0.82%) MS Project
4 18 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.095%) InDesign
9 2 (0.063%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.063%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.063%) CATIA
10 1 (0.032%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.032%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 43 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.54%) assyst
4 15 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.16%) ReMetrica
8 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 4 (0.13%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.063%) Agresso
9 2 (0.063%) Summit
9 2 (0.063%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.032%) Changepoint
10 1 (0.032%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.032%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.032%) Magento
10 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 111 (3.52%) Office 365
2 65 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.41%) IaaS
5 10 (0.32%) SaaS
6 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.29%) Google Apps
7 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
9 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.063%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.063%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 628 (19.91%) DNS
2 510 (16.17%) SAN
3 457 (14.49%) DHCP
4 403 (12.78%) TCP/IP
5 388 (12.30%) Firewall
6 305 (9.67%) LAN
7 283 (8.97%) WAN
8 140 (4.44%) VPN
9 113 (3.58%) VoIP
10 109 (3.46%) Internet
11 98 (3.11%) NAS
12 95 (3.01%) Wireless
13 91 (2.89%) VLAN
14 66 (2.09%) LDAP
15 65 (2.06%) SSL
16 63 (2.00%) NetScaler
17 62 (1.97%) Network Security
18 56 (1.78%) MPLS
19 48 (1.52%) HTTPS
20 47 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 590 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 267 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 136 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 91 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 69 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 44 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
8 41 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (1.11%) MySQL
10 28 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
12 23 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (0.54%) Relational Database
14 16 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (0.51%) RavenDB
15 12 (0.38%) DTS
16 11 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.32%) Ingres
18 9 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 44 (1.40%) MSI
2 41 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 40 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 34 (1.08%) TeamCity
5 29 (0.92%) Subversion
6 21 (0.67%) JIRA
7 20 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
7 20 (0.63%) LoadRunner
8 17 (0.54%) NUnit
9 16 (0.51%) Mercurial
10 12 (0.38%) MSBuild
11 11 (0.35%) Artifactory
12 10 (0.32%) Jenkins
13 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.22%) FinalBuilder
13 7 (0.22%) CruiseControl
13 7 (0.22%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.19%) Log4Net
General
1 339 (10.75%) Finance
2 148 (4.69%) Banking
3 86 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 50 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 48 (1.52%) Retail
6 43 (1.36%) Law
7 40 (1.27%) Legal
8 39 (1.24%) Advertising
9 29 (0.92%) Publishing
10 21 (0.67%) Back Office
11 20 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 20 (0.63%) Military
12 17 (0.54%) Local Government
13 16 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.48%) Front Office
15 12 (0.38%) Marketing
16 6 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.19%) German Language
16 6 (0.19%) Automotive
16 6 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 484 (15.35%) Analyst
2 379 (12.02%) Support Engineer
3 335 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 240 (7.61%) Support Analyst
5 228 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 214 (6.79%) Administrator
7 202 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 178 (5.64%) Consultant
9 176 (5.58%) Server Engineer
10 147 (4.66%) Desktop Support
11 140 (4.44%) Architect
12 123 (3.90%) Developer
13 114 (3.61%) Wintel Engineer
14 113 (3.58%) Systems Administrator
15 103 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 100 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 86 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
18 85 (2.69%) IT Support
19 79 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
20 70 (2.22%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (8.12%) .NET
2 123 (3.90%) ASP.NET
3 99 (3.14%) HTML
4 65 (2.06%) Web Services
5 62 (1.97%) CSS
6 54 (1.71%) JSP
7 49 (1.55%) .NET Framework
8 41 (1.30%) WCF
9 39 (1.24%) Middleware
10 36 (1.14%) XML
11 34 (1.08%) Application Packaging
12 31 (0.98%) jQuery
13 21 (0.67%) Ajax
14 20 (0.63%) JSON
15 18 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (0.51%) SOAP
17 13 (0.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 12 (0.38%) MSMQ
19 10 (0.32%) XSLT
19 10 (0.32%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 230 (7.29%) Clustering
2 179 (5.68%) Blackberry
3 146 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (2.35%) Thin Client
4 74 (2.35%) Fat Client
5 69 (2.19%) Replication
6 59 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 51 (1.62%) PKI
8 34 (1.08%) iPad
9 32 (1.01%) NHS
10 30 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 24 (0.76%) iPhone
12 23 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (0.63%) Computer Science
13 20 (0.63%) PDA
14 19 (0.60%) CMDB
15 18 (0.57%) Kindle
16 17 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
16 17 (0.54%) User Experience
17 15 (0.48%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3154 (100.00%) Windows
2 1756 (55.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 915 (29.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 861 (27.30%) Windows 7
5 522 (16.55%) Windows XP
6 351 (11.13%) Linux
7 209 (6.63%) UNIX
8 191 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 132 (4.19%) Windows 2000
10 131 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 83 (2.63%) Windows Vista
12 71 (2.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 68 (2.16%) Solaris
14 47 (1.49%) CentOS
15 38 (1.20%) AIX
16 27 (0.86%) Ubuntu
17 24 (0.76%) SUSE
17 24 (0.76%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.57%) Windows NT
18 18 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (17.28%) ITIL
2 336 (10.65%) Migration
3 148 (4.69%) Change Management
4 140 (4.44%) Service Management
5 128 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 111 (3.52%) Project Management
7 107 (3.39%) Service Delivery
8 100 (3.17%) Incident Management
9 91 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (2.66%) Configuration Management
11 83 (2.63%) Workflow
11 83 (2.63%) Problem Management
12 73 (2.31%) Load Balancing
13 62 (1.97%) Root Cause Analysis
14 61 (1.93%) PRINCE2
15 54 (1.71%) Performance Tuning
16 53 (1.68%) Business Continuity
17 52 (1.65%) Test Scripting
18 49 (1.55%) Software Testing
18 49 (1.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 494 (15.66%) SQL
2 411 (13.03%) PowerShell
3 123 (3.90%) VB
4 121 (3.84%) C#
5 109 (3.46%) JavaScript
6 107 (3.39%) VBScript
7 89 (2.82%) Java
8 68 (2.16%) T-SQL
9 67 (2.12%) Perl
10 63 (2.00%) C
11 48 (1.52%) Python
12 38 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.60%) PHP
14 18 (0.57%) C++
14 18 (0.57%) Korn
15 16 (0.51%) VBA
16 15 (0.48%) VB6
17 13 (0.41%) VB.NET
18 12 (0.38%) Ruby
19 11 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 466 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 466 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 317 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 311 (9.86%) MCSE
4 152 (4.82%) MCITP
5 137 (4.34%) DV Cleared
6 112 (3.55%) MCP
7 108 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
8 98 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 92 (2.92%) CCNA
10 85 (2.69%) Degree
11 79 (2.50%) MCTS
12 74 (2.35%) MCSA
13 50 (1.59%) CCNP
14 48 (1.52%) ISTQB
15 46 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
16 45 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 38 (1.20%) CCA
18 30 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
19 26 (0.82%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (3.68%) SLA
2 45 (1.43%) QA
3 24 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.19%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.063%) COBIT
8 2 (0.063%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1720 (54.53%) Active Directory
2 734 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 426 (13.51%) XenApp
4 357 (11.32%) vSphere
5 349 (11.07%) Hyper-V
6 220 (6.98%) VMware ESX
7 151 (4.79%) XenDesktop
8 143 (4.53%) XenServer
9 122 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
10 75 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 69 (2.19%) Terminal Services
12 56 (1.78%) VMware Server
13 36 (1.14%) ISA Server
14 35 (1.11%) vCloud
15 30 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 29 (0.92%) Xen
17 28 (0.89%) NFS
18 24 (0.76%) UAG
19 22 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 22 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 476 (15.09%) SCCM
2 227 (7.20%) SCOM
3 128 (4.06%) Backup Exec
4 89 (2.82%) NetBackup
4 89 (2.82%) WSUS
5 57 (1.81%) HP SIM
6 53 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
7 35 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
8 32 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 30 (0.95%) ARCserve
9 30 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 28 (0.89%) SCVMM
10 28 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 27 (0.86%) Tivoli
12 26 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
12 26 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
13 25 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 24 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 22 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 22 (0.70%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1407 (44.61%) VMware
2 1321 (41.88%) Microsoft
3 891 (28.25%) Citrix
4 546 (17.31%) HP
5 486 (15.41%) Cisco
6 202 (6.40%) Oracle
7 176 (5.58%) Symantec
8 159 (5.04%) EMC
9 154 (4.88%) NetApp
10 146 (4.63%) Dell
11 138 (4.38%) Red Hat
12 106 (3.36%) IBM
13 81 (2.57%) Juniper
14 74 (2.35%) 3PAR
15 71 (2.25%) CheckPoint
16 66 (2.09%) McAfee
17 59 (1.87%) Remedy
18 53 (1.68%) Sophos
19 45 (1.43%) Apple
19 45 (1.43%) Altiris
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day (Maybe more if you have all the skills)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £18 - £22.5 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £398.81 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FPSG Connect
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: Yesterday