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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 67 59 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1398 1485 1525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.89% 3.08% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.98% 13.60% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 885 729
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £171 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 130 167
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -21.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.63 £31.60 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -21.42%
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
10770 10918 9307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.23% 22.67% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6317 6321 5098
Average daily rate £363 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 882 964 928
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £34.45 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -8 495 £338 -2.17% 135
South East -1 350 £349 +4.96% 98
East of England +1 118 £225 +12.50% 29
South West +46 108 £325 +18.18% 48
Yorkshire +8 100 £300 +61.72% 33
West Midlands +4 93 £325 +12.06% 38
North West -41 77 £270 +7.78% 37
East Midlands +6 43 £244 -6.25% 19
North East +2 18 £263 -2.77% 5
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2807 (100.00%) Windows
2 1644 (58.57%) Active Directory
3 1415 (50.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 1409 (50.20%) VMware
5 1241 (44.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 1197 (42.64%) Microsoft
7 747 (26.61%) MS Exchange
8 719 (25.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 713 (25.40%) Citrix
10 689 (24.55%) Windows 7
11 566 (20.16%) ITIL
12 539 (19.20%) SQL
13 538 (19.17%) SQL Server
14 497 (17.71%) DNS
15 474 (16.89%) SAN
16 473 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
17 444 (15.82%) Cisco
18 441 (15.71%) Security Cleared
19 438 (15.60%) HP
20 421 (15.00%) PowerShell
20 421 (15.00%) SCCM
21 386 (13.75%) Finance
22 376 (13.40%) Migration
23 365 (13.00%) DHCP
24 355 (12.65%) MS Excel
25 349 (12.43%) Firewall
26 345 (12.29%) vSphere
27 344 (12.26%) Hyper-V
28 329 (11.72%) MS Office
29 323 (11.51%) IIS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 747 (26.61%) MS Exchange
2 473 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 323 (11.51%) IIS
4 267 (9.51%) SharePoint
5 210 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 176 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 139 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 136 (4.85%) Lync
9 79 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 52 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 48 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
12 40 (1.43%) IBM Notes
13 34 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
14 27 (0.96%) Tomcat
14 27 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
15 26 (0.93%) JBoss
16 25 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
17 21 (0.75%) Apache
18 19 (0.68%) OpenStack
19 18 (0.64%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 355 (12.65%) MS Excel
2 329 (11.72%) MS Office
3 33 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.53%) PaintShop Pro
5 14 (0.50%) MS Project
6 7 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.18%) Maya
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.071%) Vectorworks
9 2 (0.071%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.071%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.036%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.036%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 44 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.32%) SAP CRM
3 9 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.14%) Kondor+
4 4 (0.14%) Misys Midas
4 4 (0.14%) assyst
4 4 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
4 4 (0.14%) Eikon
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.071%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.071%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.071%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.071%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.036%) Agresso
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.036%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 158 (5.63%) Office 365
2 96 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.46%) IaaS
5 13 (0.46%) Mimecast
6 10 (0.36%) SaaS
7 7 (0.25%) Yammer
8 6 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.14%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.14%) PaaS
10 3 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.071%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.036%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.036%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.036%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 497 (17.71%) DNS
2 474 (16.89%) SAN
3 365 (13.00%) DHCP
4 349 (12.43%) Firewall
5 282 (10.05%) LAN
6 269 (9.58%) TCP/IP
7 267 (9.51%) WAN
8 135 (4.81%) NAS
9 125 (4.45%) VPN
10 100 (3.56%) Internet
11 88 (3.14%) VLAN
12 68 (2.42%) Wireless
13 56 (2.00%) VoIP
14 55 (1.96%) NetScaler
15 41 (1.46%) Network Security
15 41 (1.46%) MPLS
15 41 (1.46%) SSL
16 38 (1.35%) LDAP
17 36 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
18 34 (1.21%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 211 (7.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 99 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 98 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 63 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 62 (2.21%) Oracle Database
7 43 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 31 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (0.96%) Relational Database
12 24 (0.86%) MySQL
12 24 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
13 17 (0.61%) SAP HANA
14 12 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.39%) OLAP
16 10 (0.36%) MS Access
16 10 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.36%) RDBMS
17 9 (0.32%) DTS
Development Applications
1 53 (1.89%) MSI
2 35 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 30 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (1.00%) TeamCity
5 23 (0.82%) Subversion
6 18 (0.64%) Git (software)
7 16 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.46%) StarTeam
9 8 (0.29%) NUnit
10 7 (0.25%) Moq
11 6 (0.21%) JIRA
11 6 (0.21%) Selenium
11 6 (0.21%) CruiseControl
11 6 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.21%) MSBuild
11 6 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
12 5 (0.18%) AdminStudio
12 5 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.14%) Fiddler
14 3 (0.11%) FxCop
General
1 386 (13.75%) Finance
2 112 (3.99%) Banking
3 64 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 44 (1.57%) Retail
5 38 (1.35%) Law
6 31 (1.10%) Legal
7 25 (0.89%) Back Office
8 24 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 23 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.61%) Marketing
11 15 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.43%) Publishing
13 11 (0.39%) Advertising
14 8 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.25%) Local Government
16 6 (0.21%) Games
17 5 (0.18%) Automotive
17 5 (0.18%) Billing
18 4 (0.14%) Online Betting
18 4 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 369 (13.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 363 (12.93%) Analyst
3 315 (11.22%) Support Engineer
4 227 (8.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 210 (7.48%) Administrator
6 191 (6.80%) Server Engineer
7 183 (6.52%) Support Analyst
8 169 (6.02%) Consultant
9 144 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 138 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
11 119 (4.24%) Desktop Support
12 118 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
13 117 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
14 113 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 97 (3.46%) Architect
16 85 (3.03%) IT Support
16 85 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 77 (2.74%) Windows Server Engineer
18 62 (2.21%) Windows Administrator
19 58 (2.07%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (6.45%) .NET
2 55 (1.96%) HTML
3 52 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 51 (1.82%) XML
5 46 (1.64%) Web Services
6 43 (1.53%) Application Packaging
7 28 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 24 (0.86%) Middleware
9 17 (0.61%) SOAP
10 13 (0.46%) jQuery
11 12 (0.43%) SAP Basis
11 12 (0.43%) X-Windows
11 12 (0.43%) HTML5
12 11 (0.39%) CSS
13 10 (0.36%) MDX
14 9 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
15 8 (0.29%) ASP.NET 2.0
15 8 (0.29%) Ajax
15 8 (0.29%) J2EE
16 7 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 222 (7.91%) Data Centre
2 205 (7.30%) Clustering
3 112 (3.99%) Blackberry
3 112 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 43 (1.53%) Fat Client
5 43 (1.53%) Thin Client
6 42 (1.50%) PKI
7 39 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 37 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 34 (1.21%) Replication
10 31 (1.10%) NHS
11 23 (0.82%) Symmetrix
12 22 (0.78%) Symmetrix DMX
13 21 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (0.68%) EqualLogic
14 19 (0.68%) iPhone
15 16 (0.57%) CLARiiON
16 15 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
16 15 (0.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2807 (100.00%) Windows
2 1415 (50.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 1241 (44.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 689 (24.55%) Windows 7
5 296 (10.55%) Linux
6 277 (9.87%) Windows XP
7 179 (6.38%) Windows 8
8 143 (5.09%) UNIX
9 84 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 78 (2.78%) Windows 2000
10 78 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 68 (2.42%) Solaris
12 50 (1.78%) Windows Vista
13 35 (1.25%) Android
14 31 (1.10%) CentOS
15 26 (0.93%) HPUX
16 24 (0.86%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.78%) Ubuntu
17 22 (0.78%) Windows NT
18 18 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (20.16%) ITIL
2 376 (13.40%) Migration
3 129 (4.60%) Change Management
4 119 (4.24%) Configuration Management
5 113 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 90 (3.21%) Project Management
6 90 (3.21%) Service Management
7 82 (2.92%) Incident Management
7 82 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
8 76 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
9 75 (2.67%) Service Delivery
10 74 (2.64%) Problem Management
10 74 (2.64%) Performance Tuning
11 73 (2.60%) Server Building
12 68 (2.42%) DevOps
13 65 (2.32%) Agile Software Development
14 61 (2.17%) CRM
15 58 (2.07%) Root Cause Analysis
16 54 (1.92%) Patch Management
17 53 (1.89%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 539 (19.20%) SQL
2 421 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 125 (4.45%) VBScript
4 94 (3.35%) VB
5 80 (2.85%) C#
6 65 (2.32%) JavaScript
7 60 (2.14%) Perl
8 58 (2.07%) Java
9 54 (1.92%) Shell Script
10 45 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 41 (1.46%) Python
12 33 (1.18%) C
13 26 (0.93%) Ruby
13 26 (0.93%) PHP
14 24 (0.86%) PL/SQL
15 19 (0.68%) Korn
16 12 (0.43%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.36%) C++
17 10 (0.36%) VBA
18 9 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 441 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 308 (10.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 306 (10.90%) SC Cleared
4 214 (7.62%) MCSE
5 130 (4.63%) MCITP
6 126 (4.49%) DV Cleared
7 110 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
8 89 (3.17%) CCNA
8 89 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 82 (2.92%) MCP
10 81 (2.89%) Degree
11 61 (2.17%) MCSA
12 39 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
13 31 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (1.07%) MCTS
15 29 (1.03%) CCA
15 29 (1.03%) CCNP
16 15 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.53%) RHCE
17 13 (0.46%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (5.24%) SLA
2 33 (1.18%) QA
3 18 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.18%) COBIT
8 2 (0.071%) GxP
8 2 (0.071%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.036%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1644 (58.57%) Active Directory
2 719 (25.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 345 (12.29%) vSphere
4 344 (12.26%) Hyper-V
5 298 (10.62%) XenApp
6 193 (6.88%) VMware ESX
7 136 (4.85%) XenDesktop
8 132 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
9 105 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 59 (2.10%) Terminal Services
11 53 (1.89%) vCloud
12 44 (1.57%) Xen
13 42 (1.50%) VMware Server
14 41 (1.46%) XenServer
15 38 (1.35%) ISA Server
16 33 (1.18%) NFS
17 32 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 30 (1.07%) UAG
19 28 (1.00%) DFS Replication
20 20 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 421 (15.00%) SCCM
2 184 (6.56%) SCOM
3 98 (3.49%) WSUS
4 69 (2.46%) Backup Exec
5 57 (2.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 44 (1.57%) NetBackup
7 40 (1.43%) ARCserve
8 33 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
9 32 (1.14%) Puppet
10 30 (1.07%) HP Data Protector
11 27 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 26 (0.93%) AirWatch
13 22 (0.78%) EdgeSight
14 21 (0.75%) HP SIM
14 21 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 21 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
15 20 (0.71%) ZABBIX
15 20 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 19 (0.68%) Tivoli
17 18 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1409 (50.20%) VMware
2 1197 (42.64%) Microsoft
3 713 (25.40%) Citrix
4 444 (15.82%) Cisco
5 438 (15.60%) HP
6 203 (7.23%) Oracle
7 188 (6.70%) NetApp
8 155 (5.52%) EMC
9 127 (4.52%) Dell
10 116 (4.13%) Red Hat
11 113 (4.03%) Symantec
12 98 (3.49%) McAfee
13 71 (2.53%) IBM
14 62 (2.21%) 3PAR
15 61 (2.17%) AppSense
16 53 (1.89%) CheckPoint
17 52 (1.85%) F5
17 52 (1.85%) SAP
18 49 (1.75%) Juniper
19 46 (1.64%) Lotus
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
RecruitX
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
PCR
Rate: £275.00 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £290 to £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £20 per hour + Flex
Posted: 2 days ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Hudson IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago