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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 144 82 63
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 902 1317 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.83% 2.50% 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.72% 11.67% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 765 857
Median daily rate £325 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 112 182
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.14 £31.75 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
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
10349 11288 11729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.05% 21.42% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6622 6733 6891
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 881 1029
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the England region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -65 310 £368 +4.85% 63
South East -39 200 £328 +0.76% 62
North East +36 87 £300 +27.65% 10
West Midlands -20 61 £300 - 20
North West -6 59 £300 +20.00% 33
South West -21 59 £325 +8.33% 24
East of England -20 55 £288 -22.03% 21
Yorkshire -21 40 £340 +17.74% 22
East Midlands -4 29 £275 +10.00% 8
Midlands -5 1 £200 - 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 1945 (100.00%) Windows
2 1392 (71.57%) Windows Server
3 1270 (65.30%) Active Directory
4 1133 (58.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1000 (51.41%) VMware
6 924 (47.51%) Microsoft
7 841 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 580 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 565 (29.05%) Citrix
10 518 (26.63%) MS Exchange
11 450 (23.14%) ITIL
12 443 (22.78%) PowerShell
13 440 (22.62%) Windows 7
14 422 (21.70%) DNS
15 411 (21.13%) DHCP
16 380 (19.54%) SQL Server
16 380 (19.54%) HP
17 371 (19.07%) Security Cleared
18 360 (18.51%) SCCM
19 357 (18.35%) SQL
20 318 (16.35%) Linux
21 311 (15.99%) Cisco
22 305 (15.68%) SAN
23 301 (15.48%) Firewall
24 298 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2010
25 289 (14.86%) Hyper-V
26 277 (14.24%) XenApp
27 274 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
27 274 (14.09%) MS Excel
28 264 (13.57%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 518 (26.63%) MS Exchange
2 298 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 246 (12.65%) IIS
4 203 (10.44%) SharePoint
5 179 (9.20%) Skype for Business
6 170 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 97 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 74 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 58 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 55 (2.83%) Apache
10 55 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 44 (2.26%) Office Communications Server
11 44 (2.26%) Tomcat
12 38 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 35 (1.80%) WebLogic
14 30 (1.54%) OpenStack
15 21 (1.08%) iPlanet
16 19 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.98%) IBM Notes
16 19 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 274 (14.09%) MS Excel
2 217 (11.16%) MS Office
3 25 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.10%) InDesign
6 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.051%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.051%) MS Project
7 1 (0.051%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.46%) SAP hybris
5 4 (0.21%) Eikon
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.10%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.10%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.10%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.051%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.051%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.051%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.051%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.051%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 219 (11.26%) Office 365
2 133 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.49%) IaaS
5 26 (1.34%) SaaS
6 18 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (0.87%) Mimecast
8 16 (0.82%) PaaS
9 8 (0.41%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.15%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 422 (21.70%) DNS
2 411 (21.13%) DHCP
3 305 (15.68%) SAN
4 301 (15.48%) Firewall
5 187 (9.61%) WAN
6 174 (8.95%) LAN
7 156 (8.02%) TCP/IP
8 102 (5.24%) Skype
9 88 (4.52%) VPN
10 79 (4.06%) NetScaler
11 74 (3.80%) VLAN
12 66 (3.39%) Internet
13 62 (3.19%) NAS
14 56 (2.88%) iSCSI
15 45 (2.31%) Wireless
16 44 (2.26%) VoIP
17 41 (2.11%) IP Telephony
18 40 (2.06%) MPLS
19 33 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
19 33 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 133 (6.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 69 (3.55%) Oracle Database
5 55 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 36 (1.85%) MySQL
6 36 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 25 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (0.87%) Relational Database
10 17 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (0.77%) DB2
11 15 (0.77%) MS Access
12 14 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.41%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.36%) GIS
16 6 (0.31%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 44 (2.26%) TeamCity
2 30 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (1.44%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (1.13%) JIRA
5 22 (1.13%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 15 (0.77%) Subversion
8 10 (0.51%) MSI
9 9 (0.46%) Grunt
9 9 (0.46%) Selenium
10 8 (0.41%) TortoiseSVN
11 7 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.31%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.31%) Moq
12 6 (0.31%) NUnit
12 6 (0.31%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.26%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.26%) ClearQuest
General
1 252 (12.96%) Finance
2 85 (4.37%) Banking
3 46 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 32 (1.65%) Legal
5 31 (1.59%) Back Office
6 29 (1.49%) Marketing
7 28 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.29%) Retail
9 21 (1.08%) Military
10 19 (0.98%) Law
11 16 (0.82%) Electronics
11 16 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.67%) Advertising
13 10 (0.51%) Local Government
13 10 (0.51%) Publishing
14 9 (0.46%) Games
15 5 (0.26%) German Language
15 5 (0.26%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 268 (13.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 265 (13.62%) Support Engineer
3 228 (11.72%) Analyst
4 163 (8.38%) Windows Engineer
5 158 (8.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 155 (7.97%) Administrator
7 152 (7.81%) Architect
8 137 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 121 (6.22%) Server Engineer
10 113 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
11 100 (5.14%) Consultant
12 98 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
13 97 (4.99%) Support Analyst
14 92 (4.73%) VMware Engineer
15 83 (4.27%) Desktop Support
16 79 (4.06%) Infrastructure Support
17 74 (3.80%) Wintel Engineer
18 73 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 64 (3.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
20 61 (3.14%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (4.42%) .NET
2 53 (2.72%) HTML
3 47 (2.42%) Web Services
4 41 (2.11%) ASP.NET
5 38 (1.95%) CSS
6 21 (1.08%) JSP
6 21 (1.08%) Middleware
7 20 (1.03%) J2EE
7 20 (1.03%) XML
8 14 (0.72%) .NET Framework
8 14 (0.72%) AngularJS
9 13 (0.67%) XSLT
10 12 (0.62%) HTML5
11 11 (0.57%) jQuery
11 11 (0.57%) Regular Expression
11 11 (0.57%) SAML
12 8 (0.41%) 802.1X
13 7 (0.36%) Ajax
13 7 (0.36%) X-Windows
14 6 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 164 (8.43%) Data Centre
2 107 (5.50%) Clustering
3 84 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (4.16%) Management Information System
5 75 (3.86%) Computer Science
6 71 (3.65%) Blackberry
7 55 (2.83%) Fat Client
7 55 (2.83%) Thin Client
8 52 (2.67%) Replication
9 40 (2.06%) PKI
10 32 (1.65%) NHS
11 24 (1.23%) Driving Licence
12 21 (1.08%) Statistics
13 19 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.87%) Visualisation
15 15 (0.77%) Digital Media
15 15 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (0.72%) Private Cloud
17 13 (0.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1945 (100.00%) Windows
2 1392 (71.57%) Windows Server
3 1133 (58.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 841 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 440 (22.62%) Windows 7
6 318 (16.35%) Linux
7 154 (7.92%) Windows XP
8 129 (6.63%) Windows 8
9 123 (6.32%) Unix
10 118 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 106 (5.45%) Windows 10
12 83 (4.27%) Solaris
13 64 (3.29%) Android
14 61 (3.14%) AIX
15 43 (2.21%) Apple iOS
16 42 (2.16%) Windows Vista
17 31 (1.59%) Windows 2000
18 29 (1.49%) Mac OS X
19 24 (1.23%) CentOS
20 20 (1.03%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (23.14%) ITIL
2 264 (13.57%) Migration
3 122 (6.27%) Project Management
4 103 (5.30%) Service Delivery
5 76 (3.91%) Configuration Management
6 70 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 68 (3.50%) Problem Management
7 68 (3.50%) Service Management
8 62 (3.19%) Incident Management
8 62 (3.19%) ITIL V3
9 59 (3.03%) Load Balancing
10 58 (2.98%) Change Management
11 56 (2.88%) DevOps
12 55 (2.83%) Capacity Planning
13 52 (2.67%) High Availability
14 51 (2.62%) Change Control
15 50 (2.57%) Kalman Filter
16 49 (2.52%) Business Continuity
17 47 (2.42%) Agile Software Development
17 47 (2.42%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 443 (22.78%) PowerShell
2 357 (18.35%) SQL
3 100 (5.14%) Java
4 92 (4.73%) VBScript
5 74 (3.80%) C#
6 52 (2.67%) Perl
7 49 (2.52%) Bash Shell
8 42 (2.16%) JavaScript
8 42 (2.16%) VB
9 40 (2.06%) Python
10 32 (1.65%) C++
11 30 (1.54%) T-SQL
12 24 (1.23%) PHP
13 23 (1.18%) C
14 17 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.82%) Ruby
16 13 (0.67%) Korn
17 11 (0.57%) Bourne shell
18 9 (0.46%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 371 (19.07%) Security Cleared
2 274 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 248 (12.75%) SC Cleared
4 172 (8.84%) MCSE
5 86 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (4.42%) Degree
6 80 (4.11%) MCSA
7 79 (4.06%) CCNA
8 77 (3.96%) DV Cleared
9 62 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 54 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 43 (2.21%) MCITP
12 41 (2.11%) MCP
13 34 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (1.54%) CCNP
15 25 (1.29%) CISSP
16 17 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (0.77%) DBS Check
18 13 (0.67%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.06%) SLA
2 45 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 40 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.34%) JSP 440
5 16 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.51%) QA
7 5 (0.26%) GPG13
7 5 (0.26%) ISO22301
7 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.15%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.051%) COBIT
9 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.051%) DICOM
9 1 (0.051%) HL7
System Software
1 1270 (65.30%) Active Directory
2 580 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 289 (14.86%) Hyper-V
4 277 (14.24%) XenApp
5 180 (9.25%) vSphere
6 177 (9.10%) XenDesktop
7 110 (5.66%) VMware ESX
8 98 (5.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 98 (5.04%) XenServer
9 95 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
10 51 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
11 34 (1.75%) Terminal Services
12 27 (1.39%) Firmware
13 24 (1.23%) VMware Server
14 20 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
14 20 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
15 16 (0.82%) DFS Replication
16 14 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 14 (0.72%) vCloud
16 14 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 360 (18.51%) SCCM
2 201 (10.33%) SCOM
3 100 (5.14%) WSUS
4 82 (4.22%) NetBackup
5 61 (3.14%) Puppet
6 56 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 50 (2.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 50 (2.57%) XenMobile
8 45 (2.31%) SafeCom
9 40 (2.06%) EdgeSight
9 40 (2.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 38 (1.95%) Backup Exec
11 37 (1.90%) SCVMM
12 35 (1.80%) EMC NetWorker
13 33 (1.70%) Nagios
14 28 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 28 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
15 26 (1.34%) AirWatch
16 23 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
16 23 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1000 (51.41%) VMware
2 924 (47.51%) Microsoft
3 565 (29.05%) Citrix
4 380 (19.54%) HP
5 311 (15.99%) Cisco
6 164 (8.43%) Oracle
7 155 (7.97%) Red Hat
8 141 (7.25%) Dell
9 108 (5.55%) NetApp
10 103 (5.30%) Symantec
11 77 (3.96%) SAP
12 75 (3.86%) AppSense
13 71 (3.65%) EMC
14 66 (3.39%) IBM
14 66 (3.39%) ThinPrint
15 65 (3.34%) Intel Security
16 53 (2.72%) CheckPoint
16 53 (2.72%) Veritas
17 45 (2.31%) Sun
18 38 (1.95%) F5
Staines, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £230 - £235 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £120 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £124 - £125 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £20000 Per Annum 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
VIQU
Rate: £90 - 120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago