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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 116 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-52 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 922 1426 1351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.98% 3.06% 2.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.34% 13.43% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 761 684
Average daily rate £325 £340 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 145 136
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.70 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.75 £29.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
9871 10617 10153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.24% 22.81% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6060 6198 5620
Average daily rate £378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 862 952
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.41 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 13 February 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 -80 340 £375 +3.44% 84
South East -10 279 £325 - 98
East of England -13 68 £280 +1.81% 35
South West +9 65 £325 +30.00% 26
North West -22 63 £306 -5.76% 36
East Midlands -3 38 £250 -23.07% 13
Yorkshire -37 35 £294 +6.81% 23
West Midlands -54 28 £318 +12.88% 16
North East -30 9 £280 -9.67% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 1981 (100.00%) Windows
2 1321 (66.68%) Windows Server
3 1147 (57.90%) Active Directory
4 1054 (53.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 943 (47.60%) VMware
6 899 (45.38%) Microsoft
7 794 (40.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 502 (25.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 497 (25.09%) Windows 7
10 478 (24.13%) MS Exchange
11 471 (23.78%) Citrix
12 470 (23.73%) SQL Server
13 440 (22.21%) SQL
14 409 (20.65%) ITIL
15 388 (19.59%) DNS
16 339 (17.11%) PowerShell
17 328 (16.56%) Linux
18 325 (16.41%) Exchange Server 2010
19 309 (15.60%) Cisco
20 304 (15.35%) SCCM
21 298 (15.04%) Finance
22 293 (14.79%) MS Excel
23 291 (14.69%) DHCP
24 284 (14.34%) MS Office
25 267 (13.48%) SAN
26 262 (13.23%) Security Cleared
27 261 (13.18%) Firewall
28 245 (12.37%) HP
29 232 (11.71%) vSphere
30 227 (11.46%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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
1 478 (24.13%) MS Exchange
2 325 (16.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 218 (11.00%) IIS
4 147 (7.42%) SharePoint
5 135 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 105 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 81 (4.09%) Skype for Business
8 70 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 28 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 23 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (1.06%) Apache
13 20 (1.01%) IBM Notes
14 18 (0.91%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.86%) CMS
16 13 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.56%) WebSphere
18 10 (0.50%) JBoss
19 9 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
20 8 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 293 (14.79%) MS Excel
2 284 (14.34%) MS Office
3 39 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.36%) PaintShop Pro
5 10 (0.50%) MS Project
6 8 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.35%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.10%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.15%) Eikon
4 3 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.050%) Advent Geneva
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.050%) Line 500
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.050%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.050%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 158 (7.98%) Office 365
2 61 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.66%) SaaS
5 8 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.30%) IaaS
7 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.25%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.25%) PaaS
8 4 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.050%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.050%) Datadog
11 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.050%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.050%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.050%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 388 (19.59%) DNS
2 291 (14.69%) DHCP
3 267 (13.48%) SAN
4 261 (13.18%) Firewall
5 224 (11.31%) TCP/IP
6 183 (9.24%) LAN
7 169 (8.53%) WAN
8 130 (6.56%) VPN
9 69 (3.48%) VLAN
10 66 (3.33%) Internet
10 66 (3.33%) VoIP
11 64 (3.23%) NetScaler
12 57 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
13 51 (2.57%) Wireless
14 41 (2.07%) NAS
15 33 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (1.62%) iSCSI
17 31 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
18 30 (1.51%) SSL
19 24 (1.21%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 470 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 202 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 123 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 89 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 64 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 34 (1.72%) DB2
6 34 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 31 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.36%) Relational Database
9 22 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 17 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
12 15 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.66%) GIS
14 12 (0.61%) MySQL
15 8 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (2.07%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.26%) Subversion
4 22 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 21 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 20 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (0.86%) Git (software)
8 14 (0.71%) NUnit
9 13 (0.66%) CruiseControl
9 13 (0.66%) Moq
10 12 (0.61%) MSBuild
10 12 (0.61%) MSI
11 11 (0.56%) JIRA
11 11 (0.56%) Selenium
12 6 (0.30%) Hudson
12 6 (0.30%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.30%) Xcode
13 5 (0.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 5 (0.25%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 298 (15.04%) Finance
2 81 (4.09%) Banking
3 50 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 39 (1.97%) Back Office
4 39 (1.97%) Legal
5 31 (1.56%) Law
5 31 (1.56%) Retail
6 23 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 19 (0.96%) Military
8 18 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.66%) Marketing
11 11 (0.56%) Advertising
11 11 (0.56%) Local Government
12 10 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.50%) Publishing
13 6 (0.30%) Front Office
13 6 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.25%) Games
15 3 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 281 (14.18%) Support Engineer
2 237 (11.96%) Analyst
3 212 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 194 (9.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 148 (7.47%) Windows Engineer
6 113 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 112 (5.65%) Support Analyst
8 95 (4.80%) Administrator
9 91 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 88 (4.44%) IT Support
11 81 (4.09%) Server Engineer
12 80 (4.04%) Desktop Support
13 79 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
14 78 (3.94%) VMware Engineer
15 73 (3.69%) Architect
16 72 (3.63%) Wintel Engineer
17 71 (3.58%) Consultant
18 65 (3.28%) Developer
19 63 (3.18%) Server Support
20 61 (3.08%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (6.97%) .NET
2 70 (3.53%) Web Services
3 53 (2.68%) HTML
4 48 (2.42%) ASP.NET
5 45 (2.27%) jQuery
6 40 (2.02%) .NET Framework
7 38 (1.92%) CSS
8 32 (1.62%) HTML5
9 24 (1.21%) XML
10 21 (1.06%) CSS3
11 17 (0.86%) Ajax
11 17 (0.86%) AngularJS
12 16 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (0.76%) Middleware
13 15 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 14 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 12 (0.61%) WCF
16 11 (0.56%) Entity Framework
17 10 (0.50%) NHibernate
18 7 (0.35%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 177 (8.93%) Data Centre
2 107 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (5.10%) Clustering
4 85 (4.29%) Blackberry
5 54 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 50 (2.52%) Replication
7 37 (1.87%) iSeries
8 33 (1.67%) Fat Client
8 33 (1.67%) NHS
8 33 (1.67%) Thin Client
9 29 (1.46%) Driving Licence
10 28 (1.41%) AS400
11 26 (1.31%) Hedge funds
12 23 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
13 16 (0.81%) PKI
14 14 (0.71%) User Experience
15 13 (0.66%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
16 12 (0.61%) iPhone
17 11 (0.56%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1981 (100.00%) Windows
2 1321 (66.68%) Windows Server
3 1054 (53.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 794 (40.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 497 (25.09%) Windows 7
6 328 (16.56%) Linux
7 169 (8.53%) Windows XP
8 145 (7.32%) Windows 8
9 144 (7.27%) Unix
10 81 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (2.62%) Solaris
12 42 (2.12%) Windows Vista
13 39 (1.97%) Windows 10
13 39 (1.97%) Windows 2000 Server
14 34 (1.72%) Windows 2000
15 32 (1.62%) Android
16 29 (1.46%) Ubuntu
17 23 (1.16%) Apple iOS
17 23 (1.16%) Mac OS X
18 20 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (20.65%) ITIL
2 200 (10.10%) Migration
3 133 (6.71%) Change Management
4 130 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 99 (5.00%) Project Management
6 93 (4.69%) Service Management
7 83 (4.19%) Service Delivery
8 78 (3.94%) Incident Management
9 72 (3.63%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (3.33%) Configuration Management
10 66 (3.33%) DevOps
11 62 (3.13%) ITSM
12 59 (2.98%) Problem Management
13 56 (2.83%) High Availability
14 49 (2.47%) Performance Monitoring
15 46 (2.32%) Performance Tuning
16 43 (2.17%) CRM
16 43 (2.17%) Server Building
17 40 (2.02%) Security Patching
18 38 (1.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 440 (22.21%) SQL
2 339 (17.11%) PowerShell
3 78 (3.94%) C#
4 71 (3.58%) VBScript
5 65 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 48 (2.42%) T-SQL
7 45 (2.27%) Perl
8 39 (1.97%) Java
9 35 (1.77%) VB
10 27 (1.36%) Python
11 20 (1.01%) C
12 17 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.71%) VB.NET
14 11 (0.56%) Ruby
15 10 (0.50%) VBA
16 8 (0.40%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.35%) PHP
18 6 (0.30%) Objective-C
19 5 (0.25%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 262 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 207 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 182 (9.19%) SC Cleared
4 152 (7.67%) MCSE
5 89 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (4.04%) CCNA
7 68 (3.43%) MCSA
8 63 (3.18%) Degree
9 62 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 60 (3.03%) MCP
11 52 (2.62%) DV Cleared
12 41 (2.07%) MCITP
13 22 (1.11%) CCNP
14 21 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.86%) DBS Check
15 17 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (0.71%) MCDST
18 12 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
18 12 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.54%) SLA
2 33 (1.67%) QA
3 19 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.30%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.15%) ISO15022
7 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.050%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1147 (57.90%) Active Directory
2 502 (25.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 232 (11.71%) vSphere
4 227 (11.46%) Hyper-V
5 221 (11.16%) XenApp
6 119 (6.01%) XenDesktop
7 94 (4.75%) VMware ESX
8 93 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
9 73 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 57 (2.88%) XenServer
11 32 (1.62%) vCloud
12 23 (1.16%) NFS
13 21 (1.06%) VMware Server
14 20 (1.01%) Terminal Services
15 19 (0.96%) Terminal Server
16 16 (0.81%) ISA Server
17 13 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 13 (0.66%) Firmware
18 11 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
19 8 (0.40%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 304 (15.35%) SCCM
2 138 (6.97%) SCOM
3 74 (3.74%) WSUS
4 47 (2.37%) Backup Exec
5 45 (2.27%) Tivoli
6 39 (1.97%) Puppet
7 33 (1.67%) Nagios
8 32 (1.62%) NetBackup
9 31 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 28 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
12 19 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (0.86%) SCVMM
14 16 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 15 (0.76%) Simpana
15 15 (0.76%) vMotion
16 14 (0.71%) Ansible
16 14 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
17 13 (0.66%) SCOrch
17 13 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 943 (47.60%) VMware
2 899 (45.38%) Microsoft
3 471 (23.78%) Citrix
4 309 (15.60%) Cisco
5 245 (12.37%) HP
6 158 (7.98%) Oracle
7 134 (6.76%) NetApp
8 110 (5.55%) Dell
9 106 (5.35%) EMC
10 105 (5.30%) Red Hat
11 81 (4.09%) IBM
12 79 (3.99%) Symantec
13 55 (2.78%) Juniper
14 45 (2.27%) AppSense
14 45 (2.27%) Intel Security
15 44 (2.22%) SolarWinds
16 37 (1.87%) Remedy
17 30 (1.51%) 3PAR
17 30 (1.51%) CheckPoint
17 30 (1.51%) LANDesk
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £43 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £255 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £575 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Senitor Associates
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £42.25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Team Jobs
Rate: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum +28 days hols pro-rata,free parking
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £11 - £19 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £324.72 - £360.80 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Capita plc
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago