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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1572 1617 1662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.08% 3.31% 3.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.59% 14.55% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 853 825
Average daily rate
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£305 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 153 165
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +10.52%
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
11567 11117 11315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.64% 22.76% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6699 6340 5907
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1018 975 1118
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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 -7 571 £350 - 152
South East +1 383 £300 -6.25% 127
East of England -3 140 £263 -2.77% 37
North West +1 126 £285 -2.56% 41
South West +1 123 £325 -7.14% 42
West Midlands -19 83 £290 -3.33% 26
Yorkshire -4 68 £275 - 43
East Midlands -8 57 £275 - 11
North East -5 19 £276 +10.50% 6
South Coast - - - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 3065 (100.00%) Windows
2 1712 (55.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1693 (55.24%) Active Directory
4 1384 (45.15%) VMware
5 1281 (41.79%) Microsoft
6 968 (31.58%) MS Exchange
7 875 (28.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 871 (28.42%) Citrix
9 848 (27.67%) Windows 7
10 723 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 602 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 589 (19.22%) DNS
13 579 (18.89%) SQL Server
14 541 (17.65%) ITIL
15 529 (17.26%) HP
16 525 (17.13%) Windows XP
17 494 (16.12%) SAN
18 478 (15.60%) Cisco
19 473 (15.43%) SCCM
20 471 (15.37%) SQL
21 452 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
22 440 (14.36%) Security Cleared
23 435 (14.19%) DHCP
24 426 (13.90%) MS Excel
25 419 (13.67%) PowerShell
25 419 (13.67%) XenApp
26 404 (13.18%) MS Office
27 371 (12.10%) TCP/IP
28 369 (12.04%) Firewall
29 349 (11.39%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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
1 968 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 602 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 349 (11.39%) SharePoint
4 325 (10.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 323 (10.54%) IIS
6 279 (9.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 136 (4.44%) Lync
8 119 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 102 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 90 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 58 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
12 48 (1.57%) Apache
13 31 (1.01%) IBM Notes
13 31 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
14 30 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
15 27 (0.88%) Tomcat
15 27 (0.88%) CMS
16 19 (0.62%) Umbraco
17 17 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
17 17 (0.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 426 (13.90%) MS Excel
2 404 (13.18%) MS Office
3 26 (0.85%) MS Project
4 17 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.42%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.098%) InDesign
9 2 (0.065%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.065%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.065%) CATIA
10 1 (0.033%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.033%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.033%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 40 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.52%) assyst
4 14 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.16%) ReMetrica
8 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 3 (0.098%) ENOVIA
10 2 (0.065%) Summit
10 2 (0.065%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.065%) Magento
11 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.033%) Maximo
11 1 (0.033%) Teamcenter
11 1 (0.033%) Agresso
11 1 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.033%) Temenos T24
11 1 (0.033%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 105 (3.43%) Office 365
2 60 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.36%) IaaS
5 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.23%) SaaS
7 6 (0.20%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.065%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 589 (19.22%) DNS
2 494 (16.12%) SAN
3 435 (14.19%) DHCP
4 371 (12.10%) TCP/IP
5 369 (12.04%) Firewall
6 294 (9.59%) LAN
7 267 (8.71%) WAN
8 120 (3.92%) VPN
9 109 (3.56%) Internet
10 106 (3.46%) VoIP
11 97 (3.16%) Wireless
12 87 (2.84%) NAS
13 78 (2.54%) VLAN
14 66 (2.15%) LDAP
15 63 (2.06%) Network Security
16 57 (1.86%) NetScaler
17 55 (1.79%) SSL
18 49 (1.60%) MPLS
19 44 (1.44%) HTTPS
19 44 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 266 (8.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 142 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 93 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 71 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 42 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 29 (0.95%) MySQL
9 29 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 24 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
12 17 (0.55%) Relational Database
12 17 (0.55%) RavenDB
13 15 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.39%) DTS
15 10 (0.33%) Ingres
15 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (1.40%) MSI
2 41 (1.34%) Git (software)
2 41 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (1.31%) Visual Studio
4 34 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 30 (0.98%) Subversion
6 20 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
6 20 (0.65%) LoadRunner
6 20 (0.65%) JIRA
7 17 (0.55%) Mercurial
8 16 (0.52%) NUnit
9 13 (0.42%) MSBuild
10 11 (0.36%) Artifactory
11 10 (0.33%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.23%) FinalBuilder
12 7 (0.23%) CruiseControl
12 7 (0.23%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.20%) Log4Net
General
1 328 (10.70%) Finance
2 137 (4.47%) Banking
3 79 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 46 (1.50%) Retail
5 43 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 41 (1.34%) Legal
7 40 (1.31%) Law
8 33 (1.08%) Advertising
9 30 (0.98%) Publishing
10 20 (0.65%) Back Office
11 18 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.52%) Local Government
13 14 (0.46%) Military
13 14 (0.46%) Front Office
14 13 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.39%) Marketing
16 6 (0.20%) German Language
16 6 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.20%) Games
17 5 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 454 (14.81%) Analyst
2 381 (12.43%) Support Engineer
3 320 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 220 (7.18%) Support Analyst
5 219 (7.15%) 3rd Line Support
6 213 (6.95%) Administrator
7 202 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 174 (5.68%) Server Engineer
9 173 (5.64%) Consultant
10 146 (4.76%) Desktop Support
11 137 (4.47%) Architect
12 121 (3.95%) Developer
13 114 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
14 104 (3.39%) Wintel Engineer
15 103 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 92 (3.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 80 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
18 79 (2.58%) Desktop Engineer
19 77 (2.51%) IT Support
20 70 (2.28%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (7.90%) .NET
2 119 (3.88%) ASP.NET
3 97 (3.16%) HTML
4 69 (2.25%) Web Services
5 58 (1.89%) CSS
6 54 (1.76%) JSP
7 49 (1.60%) .NET Framework
8 42 (1.37%) WCF
9 36 (1.17%) XML
9 36 (1.17%) Middleware
10 34 (1.11%) Application Packaging
11 30 (0.98%) jQuery
12 21 (0.69%) Ajax
13 20 (0.65%) JSON
14 17 (0.55%) SOAP
15 16 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (0.46%) Windows SharePoint Services
17 12 (0.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 12 (0.39%) MSMQ
18 11 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 223 (7.28%) Clustering
2 179 (5.84%) Blackberry
3 70 (2.28%) Thin Client
3 70 (2.28%) Fat Client
4 69 (2.25%) Replication
5 62 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 50 (1.63%) PKI
7 36 (1.17%) NHS
8 31 (1.01%) iPad
9 28 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 24 (0.78%) iPhone
11 21 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
11 21 (0.69%) Computer Science
12 20 (0.65%) PDA
13 17 (0.55%) CMDB
13 17 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
13 17 (0.55%) Kindle
14 15 (0.49%) EqualLogic
15 12 (0.39%) CLARiiON
16 11 (0.36%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3065 (100.00%) Windows
2 1712 (55.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 875 (28.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 848 (27.67%) Windows 7
5 525 (17.13%) Windows XP
6 330 (10.77%) Linux
7 199 (6.49%) UNIX
8 183 (5.97%) Windows 8
9 136 (4.44%) Windows 2000
10 115 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 79 (2.58%) Windows Vista
12 68 (2.22%) Solaris
13 66 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
14 47 (1.53%) CentOS
15 37 (1.21%) AIX
16 27 (0.88%) Ubuntu
17 22 (0.72%) SUSE
17 22 (0.72%) Mac OS X
18 17 (0.55%) Windows NT
18 17 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (17.65%) ITIL
2 318 (10.38%) Migration
3 134 (4.37%) Change Management
4 128 (4.18%) Service Management
5 116 (3.78%) Project Management
6 115 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 98 (3.20%) Service Delivery
8 93 (3.03%) Incident Management
9 85 (2.77%) Workflow
10 83 (2.71%) Configuration Management
11 78 (2.54%) Problem Management
12 65 (2.12%) Load Balancing
13 61 (1.99%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (1.92%) PRINCE2
15 57 (1.86%) Root Cause Analysis
16 53 (1.73%) Performance Tuning
16 53 (1.73%) Test Scripting
17 51 (1.66%) Software Testing
18 50 (1.63%) Business Continuity
19 49 (1.60%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 471 (15.37%) SQL
2 419 (13.67%) PowerShell
3 118 (3.85%) C#
4 116 (3.78%) VB
5 111 (3.62%) VBScript
6 106 (3.46%) JavaScript
7 73 (2.38%) Java
8 72 (2.35%) T-SQL
9 60 (1.96%) C
10 57 (1.86%) Perl
11 47 (1.53%) Python
12 38 (1.24%) Shell Script
13 17 (0.55%) PHP
14 16 (0.52%) VBA
15 14 (0.46%) VB6
16 11 (0.36%) Ruby
16 11 (0.36%) Korn
16 11 (0.36%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 452 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 440 (14.36%) Security Cleared
3 311 (10.15%) MCSE
4 304 (9.92%) SC Cleared
5 152 (4.96%) MCITP
6 129 (4.21%) DV Cleared
7 112 (3.65%) MCP
8 111 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
9 99 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 94 (3.07%) CCNA
11 86 (2.81%) Degree
12 75 (2.45%) MCTS
13 73 (2.38%) MCSA
14 51 (1.66%) ISTQB
15 50 (1.63%) CCNP
16 48 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
17 45 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 39 (1.27%) CCA
19 31 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
20 27 (0.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (3.72%) SLA
2 48 (1.57%) QA
3 23 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.065%) COBIT
7 2 (0.065%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1693 (55.24%) Active Directory
2 723 (23.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 419 (13.67%) XenApp
4 347 (11.32%) Hyper-V
5 341 (11.13%) vSphere
6 218 (7.11%) VMware ESX
7 150 (4.89%) XenDesktop
8 145 (4.73%) XenServer
9 116 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
10 75 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 72 (2.35%) Terminal Services
12 54 (1.76%) VMware Server
13 35 (1.14%) ISA Server
14 32 (1.04%) vCloud
15 30 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 27 (0.88%) Xen
17 24 (0.78%) NFS
17 24 (0.78%) UAG
18 23 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
19 22 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 473 (15.43%) SCCM
2 224 (7.31%) SCOM
3 123 (4.01%) Backup Exec
4 83 (2.71%) WSUS
5 73 (2.38%) NetBackup
6 55 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
7 48 (1.57%) HP SIM
8 34 (1.11%) SCVMM
8 34 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 33 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
10 29 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 29 (0.95%) Tivoli
11 28 (0.91%) ARCserve
11 28 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 25 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
12 25 (0.82%) BladeLogic
13 24 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 23 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
15 21 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 21 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1384 (45.15%) VMware
2 1281 (41.79%) Microsoft
3 871 (28.42%) Citrix
4 529 (17.26%) HP
5 478 (15.60%) Cisco
6 198 (6.46%) Oracle
7 163 (5.32%) Symantec
8 159 (5.19%) NetApp
9 143 (4.67%) EMC
10 140 (4.57%) Dell
11 119 (3.88%) Red Hat
12 99 (3.23%) IBM
13 74 (2.41%) Juniper
14 68 (2.22%) CheckPoint
15 67 (2.19%) 3PAR
16 63 (2.06%) McAfee
17 49 (1.60%) Sophos
18 48 (1.57%) Remedy
19 47 (1.53%) F5
20 43 (1.40%) Apple
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