The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 56 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1626 1630 1758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.29% 3.51% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.43% 15.61% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 858 849
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 168 185
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.96 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11269 10444 11273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.82% 22.48% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6489 5846 5668
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 973 1192
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 +3 593 £350 - 165
South East -5 402 £325 -2.98% 91
East of England +7 166 £225 -7.21% 32
North West +6 138 £270 +3.84% 33
South West -4 105 £323 -3.73% 42
West Midlands -22 69 £283 -5.83% 37
Yorkshire -18 67 £185 -38.33% 36
East Midlands -7 60 £275 -2.65% 21
North East -10 13 £290 +5.45% 3
South Coast - - - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3052 (100.00%) Windows
2 1702 (55.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 1659 (54.36%) Active Directory
4 1352 (44.30%) VMware
5 1306 (42.79%) Microsoft
6 962 (31.52%) MS Exchange
7 873 (28.60%) Windows 7
8 845 (27.69%) Citrix
9 773 (25.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 708 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 612 (20.05%) Exchange Server 2010
12 597 (19.56%) SQL Server
13 583 (19.10%) ITIL
14 579 (18.97%) Windows XP
15 525 (17.20%) HP
16 523 (17.14%) DNS
17 488 (15.99%) Cisco
18 486 (15.92%) SCCM
19 471 (15.43%) Security Cleared
20 459 (15.04%) SQL
21 458 (15.01%) Microsoft Certification
22 446 (14.61%) SAN
23 439 (14.38%) MS Excel
24 409 (13.40%) MS Office
25 405 (13.27%) PowerShell
26 395 (12.94%) XenApp
27 394 (12.91%) DHCP
28 368 (12.06%) Firewall
29 357 (11.70%) TCP/IP
30 356 (11.66%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 962 (31.52%) MS Exchange
2 612 (20.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 333 (10.91%) SharePoint
4 295 (9.67%) IIS
5 290 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 280 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 136 (4.46%) Lync
8 108 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 107 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 101 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 58 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 41 (1.34%) CMS
13 38 (1.25%) Umbraco
13 38 (1.25%) IBM Notes
14 30 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
15 26 (0.85%) Apache
16 24 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
17 19 (0.62%) WebLogic
17 19 (0.62%) Tomcat
18 17 (0.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 439 (14.38%) MS Excel
2 409 (13.40%) MS Office
3 28 (0.92%) MS Project
4 26 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 13 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.098%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.098%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.066%) InDesign
10 1 (0.033%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.033%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.033%) CATIA
10 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 44 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.62%) Google Analytics
4 13 (0.43%) assyst
5 12 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 4 (0.13%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.066%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.066%) Magento
9 1 (0.033%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.033%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.033%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.033%) Summit
9 1 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.033%) BPCS
9 1 (0.033%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 111 (3.64%) Office 365
2 42 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.36%) IaaS
6 7 (0.23%) SaaS
6 7 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
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 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 523 (17.14%) DNS
2 446 (14.61%) SAN
3 394 (12.91%) DHCP
4 368 (12.06%) Firewall
5 357 (11.70%) TCP/IP
6 314 (10.29%) LAN
7 276 (9.04%) WAN
8 115 (3.77%) VPN
9 109 (3.57%) Internet
10 106 (3.47%) Wireless
11 104 (3.41%) VoIP
12 85 (2.79%) NAS
13 74 (2.42%) VLAN
14 56 (1.83%) LDAP
15 55 (1.80%) Network Security
16 48 (1.57%) SSL
17 47 (1.54%) SMTP
17 47 (1.54%) MPLS
18 46 (1.51%) HTTPS
19 42 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 597 (19.56%) SQL Server
2 297 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 154 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 85 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 74 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (1.93%) Oracle Database
7 41 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 32 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
10 29 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 29 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
11 27 (0.88%) MySQL
12 23 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (0.56%) RavenDB
13 17 (0.56%) Ingres
14 16 (0.52%) Relational Database
15 15 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 13 (0.43%) DTS
Development Applications
1 49 (1.61%) MSI
2 48 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 45 (1.47%) TeamCity
4 43 (1.41%) Visual Studio
5 36 (1.18%) Mercurial
6 32 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (0.79%) Subversion
8 21 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 21 (0.69%) LoadRunner
9 19 (0.62%) Kiln
10 18 (0.59%) NUnit
11 14 (0.46%) MSBuild
12 12 (0.39%) JIRA
13 10 (0.33%) Moq
13 10 (0.33%) Jenkins
14 8 (0.26%) CruiseControl
14 8 (0.26%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (0.23%) Eclipse
16 6 (0.20%) Hudson
General
1 348 (11.40%) Finance
2 125 (4.10%) Banking
3 83 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 46 (1.51%) Retail
5 41 (1.34%) Legal
6 40 (1.31%) Law
7 37 (1.21%) Investment Banking
8 30 (0.98%) Publishing
9 22 (0.72%) Advertising
10 19 (0.62%) Military
11 15 (0.49%) Local Government
11 15 (0.49%) Back Office
12 13 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.39%) Front Office
14 11 (0.36%) Marketing
15 6 (0.20%) Games
15 6 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.16%) German Language
17 4 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 448 (14.68%) Analyst
2 374 (12.25%) Support Engineer
3 311 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 219 (7.18%) 3rd Line Support
5 206 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 205 (6.72%) Support Analyst
7 196 (6.42%) Administrator
8 178 (5.83%) Server Engineer
9 175 (5.73%) Consultant
10 149 (4.88%) Architect
11 148 (4.85%) Desktop Support
12 137 (4.49%) Developer
13 121 (3.96%) Wintel Engineer
14 110 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 106 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
16 89 (2.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 83 (2.72%) Desktop Engineer
18 79 (2.59%) IT Support
19 70 (2.29%) Technical Support
20 68 (2.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (7.80%) .NET
2 132 (4.33%) HTML
3 117 (3.83%) ASP.NET
4 79 (2.59%) CSS
5 57 (1.87%) Web Services
6 56 (1.83%) XML
6 56 (1.83%) JSP
7 52 (1.70%) jQuery
8 50 (1.64%) .NET Framework
9 44 (1.44%) WCF
10 36 (1.18%) Application Packaging
11 32 (1.05%) Middleware
12 26 (0.85%) Ajax
13 21 (0.69%) JSON
14 20 (0.66%) HTML5
15 19 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (0.62%) LESS
16 18 (0.59%) SOAP
17 16 (0.52%) XHTML
17 16 (0.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 208 (6.82%) Clustering
2 193 (6.32%) Blackberry
3 81 (2.65%) Thin Client
3 81 (2.65%) Fat Client
4 68 (2.23%) Replication
5 63 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 48 (1.57%) PKI
7 33 (1.08%) NHS
8 31 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
8 31 (1.02%) iPad
9 28 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 24 (0.79%) iPhone
11 20 (0.66%) Computer Science
12 17 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
13 16 (0.52%) CESG
13 16 (0.52%) EqualLogic
14 15 (0.49%) CMDB
14 15 (0.49%) PDA
15 14 (0.46%) Firmware
16 13 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3052 (100.00%) Windows
2 1702 (55.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 873 (28.60%) Windows 7
4 773 (25.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 579 (18.97%) Windows XP
6 300 (9.83%) Linux
7 211 (6.91%) UNIX
8 171 (5.60%) Windows 8
9 136 (4.46%) Windows 2000
10 95 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 81 (2.65%) Windows Vista
12 67 (2.20%) Solaris
13 66 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
14 48 (1.57%) AIX
15 43 (1.41%) CentOS
16 29 (0.95%) Ubuntu
17 23 (0.75%) Mac OS X
18 22 (0.72%) Android
19 20 (0.66%) SUSE
20 14 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (19.10%) ITIL
2 345 (11.30%) Migration
3 136 (4.46%) Change Management
4 125 (4.10%) Service Management
5 114 (3.74%) Service Delivery
6 111 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 111 (3.64%) Project Management
7 93 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (2.85%) Workflow
9 83 (2.72%) Incident Management
10 74 (2.42%) Configuration Management
11 71 (2.33%) Problem Management
12 62 (2.03%) Performance Tuning
13 61 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
14 58 (1.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 58 (1.90%) Business Continuity
15 57 (1.87%) Software Testing
16 56 (1.83%) Continuous Integration
16 56 (1.83%) PRINCE2
17 52 (1.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 459 (15.04%) SQL
2 405 (13.27%) PowerShell
3 134 (4.39%) JavaScript
4 119 (3.90%) C#
5 105 (3.44%) VB
6 103 (3.37%) VBScript
7 73 (2.39%) T-SQL
8 58 (1.90%) Java
8 58 (1.90%) C
9 47 (1.54%) Perl
10 42 (1.38%) Python
11 32 (1.05%) Shell Script
12 25 (0.82%) VB6
13 21 (0.69%) VBA
14 14 (0.46%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.43%) C++
16 11 (0.36%) Ruby
17 10 (0.33%) PHP
18 8 (0.26%) Bash Shell
19 6 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 471 (15.43%) Security Cleared
2 458 (15.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 330 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 312 (10.22%) MCSE
5 155 (5.08%) MCITP
6 134 (4.39%) DV Cleared
7 121 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
8 119 (3.90%) MCP
9 102 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 99 (3.24%) CCNA
11 81 (2.65%) Degree
12 74 (2.42%) MCSA
13 69 (2.26%) MCTS
14 53 (1.74%) ISTQB
15 51 (1.67%) CCNP
16 49 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
17 47 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 42 (1.38%) CCA
19 33 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
20 29 (0.95%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.64%) SLA
2 55 (1.80%) QA
3 15 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.066%) COBIT
8 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1659 (54.36%) Active Directory
2 708 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 395 (12.94%) XenApp
4 356 (11.66%) Hyper-V
5 325 (10.65%) vSphere
6 201 (6.59%) VMware ESX
7 138 (4.52%) XenDesktop
8 121 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
9 119 (3.90%) XenServer
10 85 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 55 (1.80%) Terminal Services
12 48 (1.57%) VMware Server
13 32 (1.05%) ISA Server
14 28 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 27 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
16 25 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 24 (0.79%) DFS Replication
17 24 (0.79%) UAG
18 23 (0.75%) vCloud
18 23 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 486 (15.92%) SCCM
2 224 (7.34%) SCOM
3 115 (3.77%) Backup Exec
4 92 (3.01%) WSUS
5 60 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
6 48 (1.57%) NetBackup
7 43 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
8 39 (1.28%) SCVMM
9 37 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 36 (1.18%) HP SIM
11 29 (0.95%) Tivoli
12 25 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 25 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 24 (0.79%) ARCserve
13 24 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 22 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 22 (0.72%) Nessus
15 20 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
16 19 (0.62%) SCDPM
17 18 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1352 (44.30%) VMware
2 1306 (42.79%) Microsoft
3 845 (27.69%) Citrix
4 525 (17.20%) HP
5 488 (15.99%) Cisco
6 192 (6.29%) Oracle
7 154 (5.05%) Symantec
8 140 (4.59%) NetApp
9 136 (4.46%) EMC
10 135 (4.42%) Dell
11 104 (3.41%) IBM
12 99 (3.24%) Red Hat
13 71 (2.33%) CheckPoint
13 71 (2.33%) McAfee
14 61 (2.00%) Juniper
15 51 (1.67%) AppSense
16 49 (1.61%) 3PAR
16 49 (1.61%) Sophos
16 49 (1.61%) Apple
17 43 (1.41%) SolarWinds
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kent
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
X4 Group
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Oxted, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum Pro-rate
Posted: Yesterday