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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 72 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1416 1564 1596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.67% 3.06% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.37% 13.51% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 868 846
Average daily rate
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£325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 190 150
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.00 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
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
11447 11575 11082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.60% 22.63% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6860 6698 6328
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 881 1024 971
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
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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 -2 553 £350 - 140
South East -3 386 £335 +11.66% 94
South West -7 106 £275 -15.38% 65
East of England -20 90 £375 +48.51% 27
North West -37 88 £264 -7.45% 29
Yorkshire -16 78 £288 +4.54% 35
West Midlands -1 69 £275 -5.17% 13
East Midlands -38 26 £263 -4.54% 21
North East -21 23 £230 -16.74% 6
Midlands +5 3 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 2872 (100.00%) Windows
2 1674 (58.29%) Active Directory
3 1433 (49.90%) VMware
4 1382 (48.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 1337 (46.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1280 (44.57%) Microsoft
7 812 (28.27%) Citrix
8 803 (27.96%) MS Exchange
9 724 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 676 (23.54%) Windows 7
11 672 (23.40%) SQL
12 627 (21.83%) ITIL
13 603 (21.00%) DNS
14 581 (20.23%) SQL Server
15 531 (18.49%) Exchange Server 2010
16 493 (17.17%) PowerShell
17 491 (17.10%) SAN
18 474 (16.50%) Cisco
19 453 (15.77%) DHCP
20 405 (14.10%) SCCM
21 404 (14.07%) HP
22 390 (13.58%) Finance
22 390 (13.58%) vSphere
23 384 (13.37%) MS Excel
24 370 (12.88%) Firewall
25 367 (12.78%) XenApp
26 363 (12.64%) Migration
26 363 (12.64%) MS Office
27 358 (12.47%) IIS
27 358 (12.47%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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
1 803 (27.96%) MS Exchange
2 531 (18.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 358 (12.47%) IIS
4 264 (9.19%) SharePoint
5 229 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 217 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 138 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 130 (4.53%) Lync
9 81 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 46 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
11 45 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
12 40 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 35 (1.22%) JBoss
14 32 (1.11%) Tomcat
15 25 (0.87%) Apache
16 22 (0.77%) IBM Notes
17 16 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
17 16 (0.56%) WorkSite
18 12 (0.42%) Node.js
19 11 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 384 (13.37%) MS Excel
2 363 (12.64%) MS Office
3 34 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.45%) MS Project
4 13 (0.45%) PaintShop Pro
5 11 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.21%) Maya
7 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.10%) Vectorworks
9 2 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.035%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.035%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.38%) SAP CRM
3 8 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.14%) Kondor+
5 4 (0.14%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.14%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.10%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.070%) Line 500
7 2 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.070%) Agresso
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.035%) Maximo
8 1 (0.035%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.035%) TeleForm
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 168 (5.85%) Office 365
2 113 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (0.87%) SaaS
5 24 (0.84%) IaaS
6 15 (0.52%) PaaS
7 7 (0.24%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.17%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.10%) Symantec.cloud
12 2 (0.070%) Yammer
12 2 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.070%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.070%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.035%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.035%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 603 (21.00%) DNS
2 491 (17.10%) SAN
3 453 (15.77%) DHCP
4 370 (12.88%) Firewall
5 315 (10.97%) LAN
6 314 (10.93%) TCP/IP
7 298 (10.38%) WAN
8 136 (4.74%) VPN
9 129 (4.49%) NAS
10 109 (3.80%) VLAN
11 96 (3.34%) Internet
12 93 (3.24%) Wireless
13 66 (2.30%) MPLS
14 53 (1.85%) VoIP
15 49 (1.71%) NetScaler
16 47 (1.64%) Network Security
17 42 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
18 41 (1.43%) LDAP
19 40 (1.39%) BIG-IP
20 39 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (20.23%) SQL Server
2 205 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 118 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 106 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 83 (2.89%) Oracle Database
6 65 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 57 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 49 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (1.22%) Relational Database
10 29 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (0.97%) MySQL
12 24 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
14 16 (0.56%) DB2
14 16 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (0.42%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
17 11 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 51 (1.78%) Visual Studio
2 46 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (1.11%) Subversion
4 30 (1.04%) MSI
5 23 (0.80%) TeamCity
5 23 (0.80%) Jenkins
6 22 (0.77%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.49%) MSBuild
8 13 (0.45%) CruiseControl
9 10 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.31%) JIRA
11 8 (0.28%) NUnit
12 7 (0.24%) Moq
12 7 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.21%) WinDbg
13 6 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.17%) Xcode
14 5 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
14 5 (0.17%) Selenium
14 5 (0.17%) Fiddler
General
1 390 (13.58%) Finance
2 88 (3.06%) Banking
3 59 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 55 (1.92%) Law
5 53 (1.85%) Retail
6 40 (1.39%) Legal
7 32 (1.11%) Marketing
8 30 (1.04%) Back Office
9 26 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 23 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.52%) Advertising
12 14 (0.49%) Military
13 12 (0.42%) French Language
13 12 (0.42%) Publishing
13 12 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.35%) Local Government
14 10 (0.35%) Online Betting
15 9 (0.31%) German Language
16 6 (0.21%) Games
16 6 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 435 (15.15%) Analyst
2 394 (13.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 317 (11.04%) Support Engineer
4 242 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 214 (7.45%) Support Analyst
6 199 (6.93%) Administrator
7 180 (6.27%) Server Engineer
8 166 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 140 (4.87%) Consultant
10 127 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
10 127 (4.42%) Desktop Support
11 118 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
12 114 (3.97%) Architect
12 114 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 105 (3.66%) Wintel Engineer
14 98 (3.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 75 (2.61%) DBA
15 75 (2.61%) Windows Server Engineer
16 63 (2.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 61 (2.12%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (6.79%) .NET
2 57 (1.98%) ASP.NET
3 50 (1.74%) HTML
4 45 (1.57%) Web Services
5 41 (1.43%) XML
6 37 (1.29%) .NET Framework
7 36 (1.25%) Application Packaging
8 24 (0.84%) jQuery
9 22 (0.77%) CSS
10 19 (0.66%) X-Windows
11 17 (0.59%) WCF
12 16 (0.56%) Middleware
13 13 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (0.45%) HTML5
14 12 (0.42%) Ajax
15 10 (0.35%) Entity Framework
15 10 (0.35%) MDX
16 9 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 8 (0.28%) AngularJS
17 8 (0.28%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 244 (8.50%) Data Centre
2 185 (6.44%) Clustering
3 132 (4.60%) Blackberry
4 104 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (2.37%) Client/Server
6 56 (1.95%) Replication
7 54 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 49 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 49 (1.71%) Fat Client
9 40 (1.39%) PKI
10 28 (0.97%) NHS
11 23 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (0.80%) HP Storage
12 22 (0.77%) EqualLogic
12 22 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (0.70%) CMDB
13 20 (0.70%) iSeries
13 20 (0.70%) User Experience
14 19 (0.66%) iPhone
15 18 (0.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2872 (100.00%) Windows
2 1382 (48.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 1337 (46.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 676 (23.54%) Windows 7
5 335 (11.66%) Linux
6 261 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 161 (5.61%) Windows 8
8 140 (4.87%) UNIX
9 112 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 66 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 64 (2.23%) Solaris
12 60 (2.09%) Android
13 58 (2.02%) Windows 2000
14 53 (1.85%) Windows Vista
15 26 (0.91%) Ubuntu
16 23 (0.80%) SUSE
16 23 (0.80%) CentOS
16 23 (0.80%) Apple iOS
17 17 (0.59%) Mac OS X
18 14 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (21.83%) ITIL
2 363 (12.64%) Migration
3 150 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 140 (4.87%) Change Management
5 115 (4.00%) Service Management
6 97 (3.38%) Incident Management
7 94 (3.27%) Project Management
7 94 (3.27%) Server Building
8 91 (3.17%) Problem Management
9 82 (2.86%) Configuration Management
9 82 (2.86%) Service Delivery
10 78 (2.72%) Performance Monitoring
11 75 (2.61%) Change Control
12 70 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
13 69 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
14 61 (2.12%) Agile Software Development
15 59 (2.05%) Load Balancing
16 57 (1.98%) CRM
17 56 (1.95%) DevOps
18 55 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 672 (23.40%) SQL
2 493 (17.17%) PowerShell
3 112 (3.90%) VBScript
4 94 (3.27%) VB
5 84 (2.92%) C#
6 78 (2.72%) JavaScript
7 61 (2.12%) Perl
8 60 (2.09%) T-SQL
9 45 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 42 (1.46%) Shell Script
11 38 (1.32%) Bash Shell
12 37 (1.29%) Java
13 35 (1.22%) Python
14 26 (0.91%) C
15 18 (0.63%) C++
16 17 (0.59%) Korn
17 15 (0.52%) VBA
18 14 (0.49%) VB.NET
19 12 (0.42%) PHP
20 9 (0.31%) X++
Qualifications
1 358 (12.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 313 (10.90%) Security Cleared
3 255 (8.88%) MCSE
4 186 (6.48%) SC Cleared
5 137 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (4.11%) MCITP
7 113 (3.93%) CCNA
8 108 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 100 (3.48%) DV Cleared
10 80 (2.79%) MCSA
11 78 (2.72%) Degree
12 58 (2.02%) MCP
13 39 (1.36%) CCNP
14 35 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
14 35 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
15 30 (1.04%) MCTS
16 22 (0.77%) CCA
17 20 (0.70%) CCEE
18 18 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 16 (0.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (5.05%) SLA
2 41 (1.43%) QA
3 21 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.24%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.070%) GxP
8 2 (0.070%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.070%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.035%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.035%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1674 (58.29%) Active Directory
2 724 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 390 (13.58%) vSphere
4 367 (12.78%) XenApp
5 283 (9.85%) Hyper-V
6 201 (7.00%) VMware ESX
7 170 (5.92%) VMware ESXi
8 142 (4.94%) XenDesktop
9 122 (4.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 64 (2.23%) vCloud
11 53 (1.85%) XenServer
11 53 (1.85%) Xen
12 50 (1.74%) Terminal Services
13 42 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 35 (1.22%) VMware Server
15 32 (1.11%) DFS Replication
16 31 (1.08%) NFS
17 28 (0.97%) NLBS
18 27 (0.94%) ISA Server
19 24 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 405 (14.10%) SCCM
2 185 (6.44%) SCOM
3 109 (3.80%) WSUS
4 88 (3.06%) Backup Exec
5 44 (1.53%) NetBackup
5 44 (1.53%) Tivoli
6 38 (1.32%) vMotion
7 34 (1.18%) Puppet
7 34 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 33 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 32 (1.11%) ARCserve
10 31 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 28 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
12 27 (0.94%) AirWatch
13 21 (0.73%) Nagios
13 21 (0.73%) SCVMM
14 20 (0.70%) HP SIM
14 20 (0.70%) EdgeSight
15 19 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
15 19 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1433 (49.90%) VMware
2 1280 (44.57%) Microsoft
3 812 (28.27%) Citrix
4 474 (16.50%) Cisco
5 404 (14.07%) HP
6 226 (7.87%) Oracle
7 172 (5.99%) NetApp
8 160 (5.57%) Symantec
9 146 (5.08%) EMC
10 138 (4.81%) Dell
11 114 (3.97%) Red Hat
12 95 (3.31%) IBM
13 81 (2.82%) CheckPoint
14 69 (2.40%) AppSense
15 68 (2.37%) McAfee
16 60 (2.09%) Juniper
17 58 (2.02%) SolarWinds
17 58 (2.02%) 3PAR
18 49 (1.71%) Apple
18 49 (1.71%) Remedy
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