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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK / England
Rank 142 117 60
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -57
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 745 906 1399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.79% 1.98% 3.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.68% 9.29% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 498 776
Median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 81 134
Median hourly rate £21.47 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.97% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £29.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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
8583 9748 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.66% 21.28% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5496 5904 6237
Median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 751 855
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the England region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -46 241 £369 -1.66% 80
South East -11 212 £340 +4.61% 61
North West +22 59 £315 +15.59% 32
North East +22 44 £290 +3.57% 8
East Midlands +7 43 £150 -35.48% 11
East of England -22 41 £363 +20.83% 22
Yorkshire +17 39 £375 +30.43% 24
West Midlands -6 35 £275 -11.29% 19
South West -21 32 £170 -40.86% 20
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 1603 (100.00%) Windows
2 1186 (73.99%) Windows Server
3 993 (61.95%) Active Directory
4 951 (59.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 814 (50.78%) VMware
6 785 (48.97%) Microsoft
7 599 (37.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 473 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 417 (26.01%) MS Exchange
10 414 (25.83%) DNS
11 379 (23.64%) Windows 7
12 373 (23.27%) Citrix
13 350 (21.83%) PowerShell
14 318 (19.84%) SQL Server
15 314 (19.59%) Security Cleared
16 312 (19.46%) ITIL
17 307 (19.15%) DHCP
18 298 (18.59%) SQL
19 279 (17.40%) Exchange Server 2010
20 278 (17.34%) SCCM
21 275 (17.16%) Firewall
22 266 (16.59%) Linux
23 261 (16.28%) Hyper-V
24 252 (15.72%) Cisco
25 248 (15.47%) HP
26 239 (14.91%) MS Excel
27 234 (14.60%) Finance
28 219 (13.66%) Office 365
29 216 (13.47%) SAN
30 210 (13.10%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 417 (26.01%) MS Exchange
2 279 (17.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 190 (11.85%) IIS
4 143 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 138 (8.61%) SharePoint
6 137 (8.55%) Skype for Business
7 102 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 40 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 31 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
10 30 (1.87%) Apache
11 26 (1.62%) Office Communications Server
12 25 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 25 (1.56%) WebLogic
13 22 (1.37%) OpenStack
14 18 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 15 (0.94%) Tomcat
16 10 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.62%) iPlanet
17 7 (0.44%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.44%) JBoss
Applications
1 239 (14.91%) MS Excel
2 177 (11.04%) MS Office
3 23 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.25%) MS Project
7 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.062%) InDesign
8 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.062%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
2 10 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.56%) SAP hybris
3 9 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.37%) Demantra
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.062%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.062%) Eikon
8 1 (0.062%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.062%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.062%) Pegasus Opera
8 1 (0.062%) Postilion
8 1 (0.062%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.062%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.062%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 219 (13.66%) Office 365
2 166 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.50%) SaaS
5 32 (2.00%) IaaS
6 24 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (0.87%) PaaS
8 7 (0.44%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.31%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.12%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.12%) GitHub
13 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.062%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.062%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 414 (25.83%) DNS
2 307 (19.15%) DHCP
3 275 (17.16%) Firewall
4 216 (13.47%) SAN
5 204 (12.73%) TCP/IP
6 148 (9.23%) LAN
7 144 (8.98%) WAN
8 95 (5.93%) VPN
9 83 (5.18%) Skype
10 65 (4.05%) NAS
11 62 (3.87%) NetScaler
12 57 (3.56%) Wireless
13 55 (3.43%) VLAN
14 53 (3.31%) Internet
15 49 (3.06%) SMTP
16 46 (2.87%) VoIP
17 40 (2.50%) LDAP
18 36 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
19 35 (2.18%) iSCSI
20 33 (2.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 94 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 88 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (2.93%) Oracle Database
5 46 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 39 (2.43%) MySQL
7 34 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
8 27 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (1.06%) DB2
10 17 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 16 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
17 9 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (2.31%) TeamCity
2 26 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 20 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
6 15 (0.94%) MSI
7 12 (0.75%) Git (software)
8 8 (0.50%) MSBuild
8 8 (0.50%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.50%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.25%) Grunt
10 4 (0.25%) JDeveloper
10 4 (0.25%) JIRA
10 4 (0.25%) Subversion
11 3 (0.19%) gulp
11 3 (0.19%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.19%) webpack
General
1 234 (14.60%) Finance
2 65 (4.05%) Banking
3 35 (2.18%) Manufacturing
4 34 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.75%) Retail
6 23 (1.43%) Marketing
7 21 (1.31%) Legal
8 18 (1.12%) Law
9 16 (1.00%) Advertising
9 16 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.94%) Back Office
11 14 (0.87%) Electronics
11 14 (0.87%) Local Government
12 12 (0.75%) Publishing
13 9 (0.56%) Games
14 5 (0.31%) Military
15 3 (0.19%) Billing
15 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 205 (12.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 204 (12.73%) Support Engineer
3 167 (10.42%) Analyst
4 145 (9.05%) Windows Engineer
5 120 (7.49%) Administrator
6 111 (6.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 95 (5.93%) Architect
8 91 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 91 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 90 (5.61%) Consultant
10 82 (5.12%) Support Analyst
11 81 (5.05%) Wintel Engineer
12 78 (4.87%) Server Engineer
13 75 (4.68%) Desktop Support
14 73 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
15 68 (4.24%) IT Support
15 68 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
16 57 (3.56%) IT Engineer
17 55 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
18 54 (3.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (4.18%) .NET
2 54 (3.37%) Web Services
3 51 (3.18%) XML
4 46 (2.87%) HTML
5 38 (2.37%) CSS
6 30 (1.87%) ASP.NET
7 15 (0.94%) Middleware
8 14 (0.87%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.62%) Regular Expression
10 9 (0.56%) J2EE
10 9 (0.56%) JSP
10 9 (0.56%) WCF
11 8 (0.50%) MSMQ
11 8 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (0.44%) Node.js
12 7 (0.44%) SAML
13 6 (0.37%) 802.1X
14 5 (0.31%) AngularJS
14 5 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (0.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.49%) Data Centre
2 92 (5.74%) Clustering
3 70 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 64 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (3.24%) Fat Client
5 52 (3.24%) Thin Client
6 45 (2.81%) Computer Science
7 40 (2.50%) Replication
8 35 (2.18%) Blackberry
9 33 (2.06%) PKI
10 23 (1.43%) NHS
11 20 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.12%) Driving Licence
13 15 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (0.69%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.69%) Visualisation
15 10 (0.62%) CMDB
15 10 (0.62%) iSeries
15 10 (0.62%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1603 (100.00%) Windows
2 1186 (73.99%) Windows Server
3 951 (59.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 599 (37.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 379 (23.64%) Windows 7
6 266 (16.59%) Linux
7 110 (6.86%) Windows 10
8 106 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 99 (6.18%) Windows XP
10 95 (5.93%) Unix
11 92 (5.74%) Windows 8
12 62 (3.87%) Solaris
13 56 (3.49%) Android
14 49 (3.06%) AIX
15 38 (2.37%) Apple iOS
16 33 (2.06%) Ubuntu
16 33 (2.06%) Windows Vista
17 29 (1.81%) Windows 2000
18 25 (1.56%) HPUX
19 24 (1.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (19.46%) ITIL
2 210 (13.10%) Migration
3 77 (4.80%) Change Management
4 69 (4.30%) DevOps
5 68 (4.24%) Project Management
6 59 (3.68%) Problem Management
7 58 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 58 (3.62%) Incident Management
8 56 (3.49%) Load Balancing
9 52 (3.24%) Service Delivery
10 50 (3.12%) Configuration Management
10 50 (3.12%) Service Management
11 49 (3.06%) High Availability
12 42 (2.62%) Virtual Environments
13 40 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (2.50%) Time Management
14 37 (2.31%) ITIL V3
14 37 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
14 37 (2.31%) Server Building
15 36 (2.25%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 350 (21.83%) PowerShell
2 298 (18.59%) SQL
3 72 (4.49%) VBScript
4 50 (3.12%) Java
5 45 (2.81%) C#
6 44 (2.74%) JavaScript
7 39 (2.43%) VB
8 38 (2.37%) Python
9 24 (1.50%) Perl
10 20 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.06%) C
12 16 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.00%) T-SQL
13 15 (0.94%) PHP
14 14 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.75%) C++
15 12 (0.75%) VBA
16 10 (0.62%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.50%) Korn
18 6 (0.37%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 314 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 208 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 206 (12.85%) SC Cleared
4 139 (8.67%) MCSE
5 88 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (5.05%) CCNA
7 64 (3.99%) MCSA
8 63 (3.93%) DV Cleared
9 56 (3.49%) Degree
10 48 (2.99%) MCITP
11 44 (2.74%) CCNP
12 43 (2.68%) MCP
13 38 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 28 (1.75%) DBS Check
14 28 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (1.12%) MCTS
16 15 (0.94%) CCA
16 15 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
18 9 (0.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.37%) SLA
2 25 (1.56%) JSP 440
3 17 (1.06%) QA
4 13 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.062%) BS7799
6 1 (0.062%) GPG13
6 1 (0.062%) RMADS
System Software
1 993 (61.95%) Active Directory
2 473 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (16.28%) Hyper-V
4 210 (13.10%) XenApp
5 148 (9.23%) vSphere
6 120 (7.49%) XenDesktop
7 115 (7.17%) VMware ESXi
8 106 (6.61%) VMware ESX
9 82 (5.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (3.24%) XenServer
11 38 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
12 28 (1.75%) Firmware
13 22 (1.37%) Terminal Services
14 21 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
15 16 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
16 15 (0.94%) Docker
17 13 (0.81%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.69%) UAG
19 10 (0.62%) vCloud
19 10 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 278 (17.34%) SCCM
2 107 (6.67%) SCOM
3 69 (4.30%) WSUS
4 49 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 46 (2.87%) Backup Exec
6 45 (2.81%) NetBackup
7 43 (2.68%) Puppet
8 28 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 27 (1.68%) AirWatch
10 25 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 25 (1.56%) Tivoli
11 22 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 21 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (1.06%) SCVMM
14 16 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 16 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 15 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 14 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 814 (50.78%) VMware
2 785 (48.97%) Microsoft
3 373 (23.27%) Citrix
4 252 (15.72%) Cisco
5 248 (15.47%) HP
6 125 (7.80%) Red Hat
7 98 (6.11%) Oracle
8 91 (5.68%) NetApp
9 89 (5.55%) Symantec
10 83 (5.18%) Dell
11 56 (3.49%) EMC
11 56 (3.49%) IBM
12 50 (3.12%) CheckPoint
13 49 (3.06%) AppSense
14 43 (2.68%) Apple
15 39 (2.43%) Intel Security
16 35 (2.18%) Avaya
16 35 (2.18%) Veritas
17 33 (2.06%) Juniper
17 33 (2.06%) Splunk
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Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £340 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Herefordshire
LA International
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Salford, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Cannock, Staffordshire
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Liss, Hampshire
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Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
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Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
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Bristol, Avon
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Manchester, Lancashire
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South West
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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South East
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Herefordshire
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South West
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South West London
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Bristol, Avon
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South West
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