The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 62 53 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1467 1450 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.86% 3.32% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.03% 15.47% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 695 799
Average daily rate £314 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 172 175
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11258 9370 11200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.98% 21.43% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6399 5099 5855
Average daily rate £350 £355 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 965 1086
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
UK

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -22 536 £325 -7.14% 80
South East 0 403 £325 +8.33% 59
North West +1 139 £261 +4.50% 24
South West +9 96 £300 +15.38% 14
West Midlands -1 91 £348 +110.90% 11
East of England -39 82 £235 -7.84% 21
Yorkshire -15 68 £350 +6.06% 16
East Midlands -36 40 £248 -3.88% 9
Midlands -8 7 - -
North East -21 7 £325 -1.51% 6
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2821 (100.00%) Windows
2 1663 (58.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 1575 (55.83%) Active Directory
4 1267 (44.91%) VMware
5 1248 (44.24%) Microsoft
6 924 (32.75%) MS Exchange
7 788 (27.93%) Windows 7
8 740 (26.23%) Citrix
9 728 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 581 (20.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 574 (20.35%) SQL Server
12 571 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 565 (20.03%) ITIL
14 540 (19.14%) Windows XP
15 529 (18.75%) HP
16 497 (17.62%) DNS
17 489 (17.33%) SCCM
18 482 (17.09%) SQL
19 450 (15.95%) Cisco
20 426 (15.10%) Microsoft Certification
21 421 (14.92%) MS Excel
22 416 (14.75%) PowerShell
23 408 (14.46%) Security Cleared
24 389 (13.79%) SAN
25 363 (12.87%) MS Office
26 357 (12.66%) DHCP
27 350 (12.41%) Firewall
28 341 (12.09%) XenApp
29 322 (11.41%) SQL Server 2008
30 320 (11.34%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 924 (32.75%) MS Exchange
2 571 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 281 (9.96%) IIS
4 279 (9.89%) SharePoint
5 275 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 253 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 146 (5.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 97 (3.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 76 (2.69%) Lync
10 51 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
11 45 (1.60%) IBM Notes
11 45 (1.60%) CMS
12 43 (1.52%) Umbraco
13 36 (1.28%) Apache
14 30 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
15 26 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
16 22 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
16 22 (0.78%) Tomcat
17 18 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
18 17 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 421 (14.92%) MS Excel
2 363 (12.87%) MS Office
3 44 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.10%) MS Project
5 19 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 11 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.28%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.071%) CATIA
9 2 (0.071%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.03%) Google Analytics
3 28 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.21%) Agresso
6 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.071%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.071%) Magento
7 2 (0.071%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.035%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.035%) Eikon
8 1 (0.035%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.035%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 92 (3.26%) Office 365
2 17 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.32%) SaaS
6 3 (0.11%) IaaS
7 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.035%) PaaS
7 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 497 (17.62%) DNS
2 389 (13.79%) SAN
3 357 (12.66%) DHCP
4 350 (12.41%) Firewall
5 299 (10.60%) TCP/IP
6 276 (9.78%) LAN
7 231 (8.19%) WAN
8 138 (4.89%) VPN
9 115 (4.08%) Internet
10 93 (3.30%) VoIP
11 90 (3.19%) Wireless
12 75 (2.66%) NAS
13 72 (2.55%) SSL
14 69 (2.45%) SMTP
15 53 (1.88%) Network Security
16 52 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
17 51 (1.81%) HTTP
18 50 (1.77%) VLAN
19 42 (1.49%) MPLS
20 41 (1.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 574 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 322 (11.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 150 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 69 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 68 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 64 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 54 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 30 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
11 29 (1.03%) Relational Database
12 28 (0.99%) MySQL
13 21 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
14 19 (0.67%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.46%) MS Access
17 12 (0.43%) Ingres
17 12 (0.43%) RavenDB
18 10 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 49 (1.74%) Git (software)
1 49 (1.74%) TeamCity
2 45 (1.60%) Mercurial
3 41 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 32 (1.13%) MSI
5 25 (0.89%) Subversion
6 23 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (0.46%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (0.43%) LoadRunner
9 10 (0.35%) NUnit
10 9 (0.32%) MSBuild
10 9 (0.32%) Hudson
11 8 (0.28%) Moq
12 5 (0.18%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.18%) InstallShield
13 4 (0.14%) AdminStudio
13 4 (0.14%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.14%) Bitbucket
General
1 304 (10.78%) Finance
2 105 (3.72%) Banking
3 95 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 41 (1.45%) Legal
5 36 (1.28%) Retail
6 35 (1.24%) Law
7 28 (0.99%) Local Government
8 21 (0.74%) Back Office
9 19 (0.67%) French Language
10 18 (0.64%) Publishing
11 17 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.50%) Military
13 13 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.43%) Front Office
14 12 (0.43%) German Language
14 12 (0.43%) Marketing
14 12 (0.43%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.28%) Advertising
15 8 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 391 (13.86%) Analyst
2 356 (12.62%) Support Engineer
3 291 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 205 (7.27%) Consultant
5 192 (6.81%) Administrator
6 180 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 177 (6.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 169 (5.99%) Server Engineer
9 166 (5.88%) Support Analyst
10 135 (4.79%) Desktop Support
11 127 (4.50%) Wintel Engineer
12 119 (4.22%) Architect
13 118 (4.18%) Developer
14 95 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
15 94 (3.33%) IT Support
16 88 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 83 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
18 72 (2.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 72 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
19 64 (2.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (7.30%) .NET
2 138 (4.89%) HTML
3 100 (3.54%) ASP.NET
4 67 (2.38%) CSS
5 66 (2.34%) XML
6 62 (2.20%) jQuery
7 59 (2.09%) Web Services
8 50 (1.77%) .NET Framework
9 42 (1.49%) JSP
10 36 (1.28%) Application Packaging
11 29 (1.03%) LESS
12 26 (0.92%) XHTML
13 23 (0.82%) Middleware
13 23 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (0.71%) Ajax
16 19 (0.67%) WCF
17 18 (0.64%) J2EE
17 18 (0.64%) JSON
18 16 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 196 (6.95%) Blackberry
2 193 (6.84%) Clustering
3 77 (2.73%) Replication
4 68 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 65 (2.30%) Thin Client
5 65 (2.30%) Fat Client
6 28 (0.99%) PKI
7 27 (0.96%) NHS
7 27 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 26 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
9 20 (0.71%) iPhone
9 20 (0.71%) EqualLogic
10 19 (0.67%) Hedge funds
11 15 (0.53%) iPad
11 15 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.46%) Cryptography
12 13 (0.46%) CESG
12 13 (0.46%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.39%) CMDB
13 11 (0.39%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 2821 (100.00%) Windows
2 1663 (58.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 788 (27.93%) Windows 7
4 581 (20.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 540 (19.14%) Windows XP
6 247 (8.76%) Linux
7 185 (6.56%) UNIX
8 129 (4.57%) Windows 8
9 114 (4.04%) Windows 2000
10 82 (2.91%) Windows 2000 Server
11 68 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 64 (2.27%) Windows Vista
13 50 (1.77%) AIX
14 48 (1.70%) Solaris
15 37 (1.31%) Mac OS X
16 21 (0.74%) CentOS
16 21 (0.74%) SUSE
17 20 (0.71%) Android
18 16 (0.57%) Apple iOS
19 12 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (20.03%) ITIL
2 320 (11.34%) Migration
3 151 (5.35%) Change Management
4 123 (4.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 98 (3.47%) Service Delivery
6 93 (3.30%) Project Management
7 89 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (2.66%) Service Management
9 74 (2.62%) Continuous Integration
10 70 (2.48%) Problem Management
11 67 (2.38%) Workflow
12 65 (2.30%) E-Commerce
12 65 (2.30%) Incident Management
13 62 (2.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 60 (2.13%) TDD
15 59 (2.09%) Configuration Management
16 57 (2.02%) Software Testing
16 57 (2.02%) Change Control
17 55 (1.95%) Business Continuity
17 55 (1.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 482 (17.09%) SQL
2 416 (14.75%) PowerShell
3 129 (4.57%) JavaScript
4 120 (4.25%) VB
5 112 (3.97%) C#
6 96 (3.40%) VBScript
7 79 (2.80%) T-SQL
8 56 (1.99%) Java
9 39 (1.38%) C
10 36 (1.28%) Perl
11 26 (0.92%) Shell Script
12 18 (0.64%) VBA
12 18 (0.64%) C++
12 18 (0.64%) Ruby
12 18 (0.64%) VB6
13 17 (0.60%) Bash Shell
14 15 (0.53%) PHP
15 14 (0.50%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.43%) Python
17 4 (0.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 426 (15.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 408 (14.46%) Security Cleared
3 309 (10.95%) SC Cleared
4 302 (10.71%) MCSE
5 130 (4.61%) MCITP
6 121 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
7 102 (3.62%) MCP
8 101 (3.58%) DV Cleared
9 98 (3.47%) CCNA
10 85 (3.01%) MCSA
11 77 (2.73%) Degree
11 77 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 65 (2.30%) MCTS
13 55 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
14 47 (1.67%) CCA
15 46 (1.63%) CCNP
16 43 (1.52%) ISTQB
17 39 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (0.53%) CCEA
19 12 (0.43%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (4.18%) SLA
2 51 (1.81%) QA
3 14 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.071%) GPG13
7 1 (0.035%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.035%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.035%) GCP
System Software
1 1575 (55.83%) Active Directory
2 728 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 341 (12.09%) XenApp
4 314 (11.13%) vSphere
5 307 (10.88%) Hyper-V
6 201 (7.13%) VMware ESX
7 137 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
8 131 (4.64%) XenDesktop
9 91 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 78 (2.76%) XenServer
11 55 (1.95%) Terminal Services
12 39 (1.38%) ISA Server
13 31 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
14 28 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 26 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
16 25 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 22 (0.78%) vCloud
18 20 (0.71%) Nmap
19 19 (0.67%) VMware Server
20 18 (0.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 489 (17.33%) SCCM
2 261 (9.25%) SCOM
3 87 (3.08%) Backup Exec
4 78 (2.76%) WSUS
5 74 (2.62%) NetBackup
6 54 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
7 45 (1.60%) SCVMM
8 40 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 39 (1.38%) HP SIM
10 38 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
11 34 (1.21%) Tivoli
11 34 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
12 27 (0.96%) MAILsweeper
12 27 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 25 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
14 24 (0.85%) ARCserve
14 24 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 20 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 20 (0.71%) Nessus
15 20 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1267 (44.91%) VMware
2 1248 (44.24%) Microsoft
3 740 (26.23%) Citrix
4 529 (18.75%) HP
5 450 (15.95%) Cisco
6 188 (6.66%) Oracle
7 162 (5.74%) Symantec
8 136 (4.82%) NetApp
9 114 (4.04%) EMC
10 110 (3.90%) IBM
11 108 (3.83%) Dell
12 78 (2.76%) McAfee
13 77 (2.73%) Red Hat
14 67 (2.38%) AppSense
15 58 (2.06%) CheckPoint
16 48 (1.70%) Avaya
16 48 (1.70%) Apple
17 46 (1.63%) Lotus
18 45 (1.60%) Juniper
18 45 (1.60%) Websense
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £150 to £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Personnel IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis IT
Rate: £330.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Experis IT
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Searchability.co.uk
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday