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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK / England
Rank 154 115 64
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -51
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 690 952 1436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 1.99% 3.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.17% 9.35% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 528 767
Median daily rate £340 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £187 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £305 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 78 144
Median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% -0.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £52.83 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
8450 10184 10755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.42% 21.32% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5488 6274 6266
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 699 843
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -54 215 £375 - 92
South East -20 211 £345 +11.29% 59
South West -16 46 £269 -10.33% 17
West Midlands +22 44 £275 -13.38% 22
East of England -26 44 £300 +7.14% 17
North West -9 37 £325 +4.00% 35
North East +18 33 £290 +3.57% 6
East Midlands +3 33 £204 -18.50% 10
Yorkshire +17 27 £321 +14.73% 18
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 1552 (100.00%) Windows
2 1144 (73.71%) Windows Server
3 969 (62.44%) Active Directory
4 919 (59.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 752 (48.45%) VMware
6 740 (47.68%) Microsoft
7 540 (34.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 447 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 389 (25.06%) MS Exchange
10 387 (24.94%) DNS
11 382 (24.61%) Windows 7
12 364 (23.45%) PowerShell
13 349 (22.49%) Citrix
14 328 (21.13%) Security Cleared
15 317 (20.43%) SQL Server
16 294 (18.94%) SQL
17 282 (18.17%) Linux
18 274 (17.65%) ITIL
19 271 (17.46%) Firewall
20 268 (17.27%) Exchange Server 2010
21 258 (16.62%) SCCM
21 258 (16.62%) DHCP
22 252 (16.24%) Hyper-V
23 236 (15.21%) MS Excel
24 225 (14.50%) Cisco
25 222 (14.30%) Finance
26 221 (14.24%) HP
27 219 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
28 209 (13.47%) SC Cleared
29 208 (13.40%) Office 365

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
1 389 (25.06%) MS Exchange
2 268 (17.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 176 (11.34%) IIS
4 150 (9.66%) Skype for Business
5 140 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 133 (8.57%) SharePoint
7 96 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 33 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (1.55%) Apache
10 24 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 22 (1.42%) OpenStack
12 21 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
13 20 (1.29%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.84%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.64%) CMS
17 9 (0.58%) Drupal
17 9 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 236 (15.21%) MS Excel
2 173 (11.15%) MS Office
3 19 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.26%) MS Project
7 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.064%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.45%) Demantra
5 7 (0.45%) SnowdropKCS
6 6 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.26%) Pegasus Opera
9 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.064%) Bankmaster
10 1 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.064%) Postilion
10 1 (0.064%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.064%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 208 (13.40%) Office 365
2 158 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (2.64%) SaaS
5 31 (2.00%) IaaS
6 26 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (0.71%) PaaS
8 7 (0.45%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.39%) GitHub
10 5 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.26%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.064%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.064%) G Suite
13 1 (0.064%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.064%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 387 (24.94%) DNS
2 271 (17.46%) Firewall
3 258 (16.62%) DHCP
4 188 (12.11%) SAN
5 171 (11.02%) TCP/IP
6 125 (8.05%) LAN
7 119 (7.67%) WAN
8 89 (5.73%) VPN
9 85 (5.48%) Skype
10 61 (3.93%) NetScaler
11 58 (3.74%) NAS
12 53 (3.41%) Internet
13 51 (3.29%) Wireless
14 49 (3.16%) VoIP
15 45 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
16 44 (2.84%) SMTP
16 44 (2.84%) VLAN
17 37 (2.38%) LDAP
18 35 (2.26%) SSL
19 31 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 100 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 97 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 43 (2.77%) Oracle Database
6 37 (2.38%) MySQL
7 35 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
8 30 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
11 16 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (0.97%) Relational Database
12 15 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (0.90%) DB2
13 14 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (2.45%) TeamCity
2 33 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 29 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (1.42%) MSI
6 19 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (1.10%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.45%) MSBuild
8 7 (0.45%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.39%) CruiseControl
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.39%) Subversion
9 6 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.26%) Grunt
10 4 (0.26%) JDeveloper
10 4 (0.26%) JIRA
11 3 (0.19%) gulp
11 3 (0.19%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.19%) webpack
General
1 222 (14.30%) Finance
2 56 (3.61%) Banking
3 34 (2.19%) Manufacturing
4 29 (1.87%) Retail
5 23 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.29%) Legal
6 20 (1.29%) Marketing
7 19 (1.22%) Law
8 18 (1.16%) Back Office
9 16 (1.03%) Local Government
10 13 (0.84%) Games
11 12 (0.77%) Advertising
11 12 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.58%) Publishing
13 8 (0.52%) Electronics
14 7 (0.45%) Military
15 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.13%) German Language
17 1 (0.064%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 205 (13.21%) Support Engineer
2 173 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 163 (10.50%) Analyst
4 142 (9.15%) Windows Engineer
5 106 (6.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 101 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 95 (6.12%) Administrator
8 88 (5.67%) Consultant
9 86 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
10 85 (5.48%) Architect
10 85 (5.48%) Support Analyst
11 78 (5.03%) Wintel Engineer
12 76 (4.90%) Server Engineer
13 69 (4.45%) Desktop Support
14 64 (4.12%) IT Support
15 61 (3.93%) VMware Engineer
16 60 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
17 57 (3.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 56 (3.61%) IT Engineer
19 53 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (4.70%) .NET
2 58 (3.74%) XML
3 53 (3.41%) Web Services
4 45 (2.90%) HTML
5 35 (2.26%) ASP.NET
5 35 (2.26%) CSS
6 13 (0.84%) JSON
7 12 (0.77%) Middleware
7 12 (0.77%) WCF
8 11 (0.71%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.64%) Regular Expression
10 9 (0.58%) YAML
11 8 (0.52%) MSMQ
11 8 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (0.52%) SOAP
12 7 (0.45%) Node.js
12 7 (0.45%) SAML
12 7 (0.45%) WF
13 6 (0.39%) J2EE
14 5 (0.32%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.89%) Data Centre
2 103 (6.64%) Clustering
3 73 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 61 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (3.22%) Computer Science
5 50 (3.22%) Fat Client
5 50 (3.22%) Thin Client
6 43 (2.77%) Replication
7 35 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 34 (2.19%) PKI
9 28 (1.80%) Blackberry
10 20 (1.29%) NHS
11 14 (0.90%) Driving Licence
11 14 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.71%) iSeries
14 10 (0.64%) AS400
14 10 (0.64%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1552 (100.00%) Windows
2 1144 (73.71%) Windows Server
3 919 (59.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 540 (34.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 382 (24.61%) Windows 7
6 282 (18.17%) Linux
7 133 (8.57%) Windows 10
8 113 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 90 (5.80%) Unix
10 89 (5.73%) Windows XP
11 85 (5.48%) Windows 8
12 44 (2.84%) Solaris
13 43 (2.77%) Android
14 36 (2.32%) AIX
15 35 (2.26%) Apple iOS
16 32 (2.06%) Ubuntu
17 30 (1.93%) Mac OS X
17 30 (1.93%) Windows Vista
18 26 (1.68%) HPUX
19 24 (1.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (17.65%) ITIL
2 205 (13.21%) Migration
3 78 (5.03%) Change Management
4 77 (4.96%) DevOps
5 62 (3.99%) Incident Management
5 62 (3.99%) Project Management
6 57 (3.67%) Problem Management
7 54 (3.48%) Load Balancing
8 52 (3.35%) High Availability
9 50 (3.22%) Virtual Environments
10 49 (3.16%) Configuration Management
10 49 (3.16%) Service Management
11 48 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 44 (2.84%) Service Delivery
14 40 (2.58%) Network Management
15 37 (2.38%) Time Management
16 33 (2.13%) Customer Requirements
16 33 (2.13%) Patch Management
16 33 (2.13%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 364 (23.45%) PowerShell
2 294 (18.94%) SQL
3 79 (5.09%) VBScript
4 49 (3.16%) Python
5 44 (2.84%) C#
5 44 (2.84%) JavaScript
6 42 (2.71%) Java
7 30 (1.93%) VB
8 26 (1.68%) Bash Shell
9 19 (1.22%) PL/SQL
9 19 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 17 (1.10%) Perl
11 16 (1.03%) C
12 15 (0.97%) PHP
13 13 (0.84%) C++
14 10 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.58%) VBA
16 8 (0.52%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.45%) Bourne shell
17 7 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 328 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 219 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 209 (13.47%) SC Cleared
4 145 (9.34%) MCSE
5 76 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
6 74 (4.77%) DV Cleared
7 69 (4.45%) CCNA
8 66 (4.25%) Degree
9 65 (4.19%) MCSA
10 56 (3.61%) MCITP
11 45 (2.90%) MCP
12 37 (2.38%) CCNP
13 35 (2.26%) DBS Check
14 34 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 27 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.22%) MCTS
17 14 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
18 13 (0.84%) CCA
19 9 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
19 9 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.67%) SLA
2 25 (1.61%) JSP 440
3 17 (1.10%) QA
4 14 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.64%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.064%) BS7799
9 1 (0.064%) GPG13
9 1 (0.064%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.064%) PMO
9 1 (0.064%) RMADS
System Software
1 969 (62.44%) Active Directory
2 447 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (16.24%) Hyper-V
4 198 (12.76%) XenApp
5 139 (8.96%) vSphere
6 119 (7.67%) VMware ESXi
7 116 (7.47%) XenDesktop
8 103 (6.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 97 (6.25%) VMware ESX
10 47 (3.03%) XenServer
11 37 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
12 24 (1.55%) Firmware
13 20 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
14 18 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (1.10%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.90%) Docker
17 13 (0.84%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.71%) UAG
19 10 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 9 (0.58%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 258 (16.62%) SCCM
2 94 (6.06%) SCOM
3 60 (3.87%) WSUS
4 50 (3.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 41 (2.64%) Puppet
6 40 (2.58%) NetBackup
7 36 (2.32%) Backup Exec
8 28 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 22 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
11 20 (1.29%) AirWatch
11 20 (1.29%) Ansible
11 20 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 20 (1.29%) Tivoli
12 19 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 16 (1.03%) SCVMM
13 16 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 15 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
14 15 (0.97%) Nagios
15 14 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 752 (48.45%) VMware
2 740 (47.68%) Microsoft
3 349 (22.49%) Citrix
4 225 (14.50%) Cisco
5 221 (14.24%) HP
6 127 (8.18%) Red Hat
7 93 (5.99%) NetApp
8 89 (5.73%) Symantec
9 81 (5.22%) Oracle
10 66 (4.25%) Dell
11 55 (3.54%) IBM
12 54 (3.48%) EMC
13 50 (3.22%) Apple
14 48 (3.09%) AppSense
15 40 (2.58%) CheckPoint
16 34 (2.19%) Intel Security
17 30 (1.93%) Juniper
17 30 (1.93%) Splunk
18 29 (1.87%) Veeam
18 29 (1.87%) Veritas
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London
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
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Winchester, Hampshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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London
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Rate: competitive
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London
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South West
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Oxfordshire
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