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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 110 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
-42 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1056 1479 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.06% 2.87% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.37% 12.87% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 831 775
Average daily rate £325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.13% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 134 149
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.53 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.39% +11.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.33 £30.75 £32.47
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.23 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+9.70% +7.23%
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
11269 11494 11001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.99% 22.32% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7123 6615 6289
Average daily rate £390 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 938 984
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £37.50 £35.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(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 -55 371 £350 - 101
South East -22 302 £320 -8.57% 75
North East +22 81 £270 -35.71% 8
North West -30 71 £350 +16.50% 27
South West -26 57 £294 +1.29% 16
West Midlands -51 48 £325 +8.33% 25
East of England -32 45 £325 +18.18% 16
East Midlands 0 42 £325 +51.16% 9
Yorkshire -39 41 £290 +0.86% 20
Midlands -6 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1955 (100.00%) Windows
2 1372 (70.18%) Windows Server
3 1139 (58.26%) Active Directory
4 1093 (55.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 978 (50.03%) VMware
6 869 (44.45%) Microsoft
7 767 (39.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 553 (28.29%) Citrix
9 535 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 508 (25.98%) Windows 7
11 460 (23.53%) MS Exchange
12 442 (22.61%) SQL Server
13 433 (22.15%) ITIL
14 428 (21.89%) SQL
15 373 (19.08%) DNS
16 368 (18.82%) PowerShell
17 339 (17.34%) Linux
18 317 (16.21%) SCCM
19 306 (15.65%) Security Cleared
20 303 (15.50%) HP
21 301 (15.40%) DHCP
22 295 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
23 294 (15.04%) Cisco
24 288 (14.73%) Finance
25 279 (14.27%) SAN
26 268 (13.71%) MS Excel
27 267 (13.66%) XenApp
28 257 (13.15%) MS Office
29 248 (12.69%) Firewall
30 214 (10.95%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 460 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 295 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 196 (10.03%) IIS
4 161 (8.24%) SharePoint
5 138 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 104 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 98 (5.01%) Skype for Business
8 80 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 36 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 32 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
11 31 (1.59%) Apache
11 31 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 30 (1.53%) Tomcat
13 22 (1.13%) Confluence
14 20 (1.02%) IBM Notes
15 19 (0.97%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
17 13 (0.66%) CMS
17 13 (0.66%) WebSphere
18 10 (0.51%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 268 (13.71%) MS Excel
2 257 (13.15%) MS Office
3 36 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.97%) PaintShop Pro
5 8 (0.41%) MS Project
6 6 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.31%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.20%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.051%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 17 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.15%) Eikon
3 3 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.051%) Line 500
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.051%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.051%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.051%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.051%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.051%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.051%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 178 (9.10%) Office 365
2 80 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.92%) SaaS
5 17 (0.87%) IaaS
6 14 (0.72%) Mimecast
7 12 (0.61%) PaaS
8 10 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.51%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
9 4 (0.20%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.10%) Yammer
12 1 (0.051%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.051%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.051%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 373 (19.08%) DNS
2 301 (15.40%) DHCP
3 279 (14.27%) SAN
4 248 (12.69%) Firewall
5 172 (8.80%) TCP/IP
6 165 (8.44%) LAN
7 160 (8.18%) WAN
8 116 (5.93%) VPN
9 69 (3.53%) NetScaler
10 61 (3.12%) Internet
11 59 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
12 55 (2.81%) VoIP
13 53 (2.71%) Wireless
14 43 (2.20%) VLAN
15 38 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
16 35 (1.79%) NAS
17 28 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (1.18%) FTP
18 23 (1.18%) iSCSI
19 21 (1.07%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (22.61%) SQL Server
2 189 (9.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 115 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 74 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 71 (3.63%) Oracle Database
6 39 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (1.89%) DB2
7 37 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (1.59%) Relational Database
9 29 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
11 21 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
12 20 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.56%) GIS
14 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (0.51%) MySQL
16 8 (0.41%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.36%) MS Access
18 6 (0.31%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 48 (2.46%) Jenkins
2 41 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (1.43%) TeamCity
4 24 (1.23%) JIRA
5 21 (1.07%) Git (software)
6 20 (1.02%) Subversion
7 19 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 15 (0.77%) MSI
9 14 (0.72%) Visual Studio
10 12 (0.61%) Moq
10 12 (0.61%) MSBuild
10 12 (0.61%) NUnit
11 11 (0.56%) CruiseControl
12 9 (0.46%) Selenium
13 7 (0.36%) Maven
14 6 (0.31%) Ant
14 6 (0.31%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.31%) ClearQuest
14 6 (0.31%) Gradle
14 6 (0.31%) Jasmine
General
1 288 (14.73%) Finance
2 95 (4.86%) Banking
3 37 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 34 (1.74%) Legal
5 29 (1.48%) Back Office
6 27 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.28%) Law
8 24 (1.23%) Military
9 20 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.02%) Retail
10 18 (0.92%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.72%) Advertising
12 12 (0.61%) Publishing
13 11 (0.56%) Marketing
14 10 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.41%) Games
16 6 (0.31%) Front Office
17 5 (0.26%) Local Government
18 3 (0.15%) Billing
19 2 (0.10%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 279 (14.27%) Support Engineer
2 237 (12.12%) Analyst
3 227 (11.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 184 (9.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 169 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 146 (7.47%) Windows Engineer
7 126 (6.45%) Server Engineer
8 121 (6.19%) Support Analyst
9 100 (5.12%) Administrator
10 96 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
11 92 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
12 91 (4.65%) Desktop Support
13 89 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 88 (4.50%) Infrastructure Support
15 81 (4.14%) Wintel Engineer
16 80 (4.09%) Architect
16 80 (4.09%) VMware Engineer
17 72 (3.68%) Consultant
18 68 (3.48%) IT Support
19 63 (3.22%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (5.12%) .NET
2 55 (2.81%) Web Services
3 45 (2.30%) HTML
4 39 (1.99%) ASP.NET
5 38 (1.94%) jQuery
6 32 (1.64%) CSS
7 29 (1.48%) .NET Framework
8 27 (1.38%) HTML5
9 20 (1.02%) CSS3
9 20 (1.02%) XML
10 15 (0.77%) Ajax
10 15 (0.77%) Middleware
11 14 (0.72%) AngularJS
11 14 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 10 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (0.46%) Entity Framework
13 9 (0.46%) NHibernate
14 8 (0.41%) SAML
15 7 (0.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 197 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 98 (5.01%) Clustering
3 96 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 65 (3.32%) Blackberry
6 49 (2.51%) Fat Client
6 49 (2.51%) Thin Client
7 33 (1.69%) iSeries
7 33 (1.69%) Replication
8 31 (1.59%) NHS
9 30 (1.53%) AS400
9 30 (1.53%) Computer Science
10 29 (1.48%) PKI
11 27 (1.38%) Driving Licence
12 26 (1.33%) Hedge funds
13 19 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (0.61%) EMC VNX
14 12 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.56%) Life Science
16 9 (0.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1955 (100.00%) Windows
2 1372 (70.18%) Windows Server
3 1093 (55.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 767 (39.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 508 (25.98%) Windows 7
6 339 (17.34%) Linux
7 158 (8.08%) Windows XP
8 150 (7.67%) Windows 8
9 141 (7.21%) Unix
10 83 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 76 (3.89%) Windows 10
12 47 (2.40%) Mac OS X
13 36 (1.84%) Windows Vista
14 33 (1.69%) CentOS
14 33 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
15 30 (1.53%) Android
16 29 (1.48%) Solaris
17 27 (1.38%) AIX
18 24 (1.23%) Ubuntu
19 21 (1.07%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (22.15%) ITIL
2 214 (10.95%) Migration
3 117 (5.98%) Change Management
4 115 (5.88%) Project Management
5 109 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 97 (4.96%) Service Management
7 92 (4.71%) Service Delivery
8 85 (4.35%) Incident Management
9 72 (3.68%) Configuration Management
10 70 (3.58%) Problem Management
11 68 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
12 62 (3.17%) DevOps
13 59 (3.02%) ITSM
14 49 (2.51%) High Availability
15 47 (2.40%) ITIL V3
16 44 (2.25%) CRM
16 44 (2.25%) Server Building
17 42 (2.15%) Business Continuity
17 42 (2.15%) Performance Tuning
18 40 (2.05%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 428 (21.89%) SQL
2 368 (18.82%) PowerShell
3 84 (4.30%) VBScript
4 59 (3.02%) C#
4 59 (3.02%) T-SQL
5 53 (2.71%) Perl
6 52 (2.66%) Java
6 52 (2.66%) JavaScript
7 46 (2.35%) Python
8 44 (2.25%) VB
9 31 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 29 (1.48%) C
11 22 (1.13%) Ruby
12 18 (0.92%) VB.NET
13 13 (0.66%) C++
14 12 (0.61%) VBA
15 11 (0.56%) Korn
16 10 (0.51%) PHP
16 10 (0.51%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.46%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 306 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 213 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 206 (10.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 156 (7.98%) MCSE
5 75 (3.84%) MCSA
6 67 (3.43%) Degree
7 66 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
8 61 (3.12%) CCNA
9 58 (2.97%) DV Cleared
10 57 (2.92%) MCP
11 51 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
13 21 (1.07%) CCNP
13 21 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.02%) MCITP
15 17 (0.87%) DBS Check
16 16 (0.82%) MCDST
17 15 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 13 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 10 (0.51%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (5.22%) SLA
2 26 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 23 (1.18%) QA
5 15 (0.77%) JSP 440
6 14 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.20%) COBIT
7 4 (0.20%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.20%) RMADS
8 3 (0.15%) ISO15022
8 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.10%) DICOM
9 2 (0.10%) HL7
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1139 (58.26%) Active Directory
2 535 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 267 (13.66%) XenApp
4 214 (10.95%) Hyper-V
5 213 (10.90%) vSphere
6 146 (7.47%) XenDesktop
7 106 (5.42%) VMware ESX
8 103 (5.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 97 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
10 84 (4.30%) XenServer
11 34 (1.74%) Terminal Services
12 26 (1.33%) vCloud
13 23 (1.18%) NFS
14 22 (1.13%) VMware Server
15 19 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 15 (0.77%) Xen
17 14 (0.72%) Samba
18 12 (0.61%) Firmware
18 12 (0.61%) StorNext
19 11 (0.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 317 (16.21%) SCCM
2 142 (7.26%) SCOM
3 78 (3.99%) WSUS
4 58 (2.97%) Nagios
5 53 (2.71%) Puppet
6 42 (2.15%) Backup Exec
7 35 (1.79%) Tivoli
8 32 (1.64%) NetBackup
8 32 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
9 29 (1.48%) Ansible
10 26 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 26 (1.33%) XenMobile
11 24 (1.23%) EdgeSight
12 23 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 20 (1.02%) SCVMM
13 20 (1.02%) Simpana
14 19 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 18 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 18 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
16 17 (0.87%) vMotion
Vendors
1 978 (50.03%) VMware
2 869 (44.45%) Microsoft
3 553 (28.29%) Citrix
4 303 (15.50%) HP
5 294 (15.04%) Cisco
6 147 (7.52%) Oracle
7 139 (7.11%) NetApp
8 123 (6.29%) Red Hat
9 118 (6.04%) Dell
10 90 (4.60%) IBM
11 82 (4.19%) Symantec
12 70 (3.58%) AppSense
13 67 (3.43%) EMC
14 56 (2.86%) Intel Security
15 46 (2.35%) SAP
15 46 (2.35%) ThinPrint
16 45 (2.30%) Juniper
17 39 (1.99%) SolarWinds
18 36 (1.84%) CheckPoint
19 33 (1.69%) Remedy
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £130 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £10.86 - £15.48 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Latcom Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: circ £340 - £370 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 - £25.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £526.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £100 - 160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.30 - £13.68 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £298 per day
Posted: 5 days ago