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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 138 118 59
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -59
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 875 999 1627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.86% 2.00% 3.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.80% 9.29% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 553 947
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £312 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.04% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 88 141
Median hourly rate £21.23 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.40 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.59 £37.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -15.00%
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
9941 10756 11958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.11% 21.49% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6273 6394 7194
Median daily rate £400 £388 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 913 1043
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £33.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -35 277 £375 +7.14% 68
South East -14 200 £325 -1.51% 51
North East +15 84 £310 +10.71% 3
North West +5 77 £325 +36.84% 24
Yorkshire +25 73 £400 +23.07% 16
South West -6 60 £190 -41.53% 27
East of England -24 42 £274 -15.11% 14
East Midlands +1 38 £125 -43.18% 4
West Midlands -52 29 £270 -6.08% 21
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 1805 (100.00%) Windows
2 1308 (72.47%) Windows Server
3 1132 (62.71%) Active Directory
4 1054 (58.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 917 (50.80%) VMware
6 893 (49.47%) Microsoft
7 705 (39.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 546 (30.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 485 (26.87%) MS Exchange
10 453 (25.10%) Citrix
11 444 (24.60%) DNS
12 408 (22.60%) Windows 7
13 384 (21.27%) ITIL
14 383 (21.22%) PowerShell
15 347 (19.22%) SQL Server
15 347 (19.22%) DHCP
16 344 (19.06%) SCCM
17 314 (17.40%) SQL
18 307 (17.01%) Security Cleared
19 302 (16.73%) Linux
20 297 (16.45%) Firewall
21 296 (16.40%) Hyper-V
22 285 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
22 285 (15.79%) Cisco
23 275 (15.24%) HP
24 261 (14.46%) SAN
24 261 (14.46%) MS Excel
25 260 (14.40%) Finance
26 258 (14.29%) XenApp
27 238 (13.19%) 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
1 485 (26.87%) MS Exchange
2 285 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 220 (12.19%) IIS
4 165 (9.14%) SharePoint
5 160 (8.86%) Skype for Business
6 146 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 97 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 54 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 42 (2.33%) Apache
10 37 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 36 (1.99%) Office Communications Server
12 35 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 32 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
14 29 (1.61%) Tomcat
14 29 (1.61%) WebLogic
15 22 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
15 22 (1.22%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.72%) iPlanet
17 12 (0.66%) WebSphere
18 10 (0.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 261 (14.46%) MS Excel
2 212 (11.75%) MS Office
3 24 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.22%) MS Project
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) InDesign
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Windchill
8 1 (0.055%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 18 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.50%) SAP hybris
3 9 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.22%) Demantra
4 4 (0.22%) Eikon
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.11%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.11%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.055%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.055%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 227 (12.58%) Office 365
2 151 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (2.16%) SaaS
5 26 (1.44%) IaaS
6 15 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (0.61%) PaaS
8 8 (0.44%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.22%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.11%) GitHub
12 2 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.055%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 444 (24.60%) DNS
2 347 (19.22%) DHCP
3 297 (16.45%) Firewall
4 261 (14.46%) SAN
5 218 (12.08%) TCP/IP
6 167 (9.25%) WAN
7 160 (8.86%) LAN
8 105 (5.82%) VPN
9 88 (4.88%) Skype
10 78 (4.32%) VLAN
11 75 (4.16%) NAS
12 65 (3.60%) NetScaler
13 60 (3.32%) Internet
14 58 (3.21%) Wireless
15 55 (3.05%) iSCSI
16 47 (2.60%) SMTP
17 45 (2.49%) VoIP
18 39 (2.16%) LDAP
19 37 (2.05%) MPLS
20 36 (1.99%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (19.22%) SQL Server
2 115 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (3.05%) Oracle Database
5 51 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 41 (2.27%) MySQL
7 34 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 25 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (0.78%) Relational Database
14 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
15 8 (0.44%) BODI
15 8 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (0.44%) DB2
16 7 (0.39%) NoSQL
16 7 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (2.49%) TeamCity
2 33 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 20 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 19 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (0.55%) MSI
9 9 (0.50%) Grunt
9 9 (0.50%) JIRA
9 9 (0.50%) Subversion
10 8 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
10 8 (0.44%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.39%) gulp
12 6 (0.33%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.22%) JDeveloper
13 4 (0.22%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.22%) Selenium
13 4 (0.22%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 260 (14.40%) Finance
2 77 (4.27%) Banking
3 39 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 33 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 30 (1.66%) Retail
6 29 (1.61%) Back Office
7 24 (1.33%) Marketing
8 23 (1.27%) Legal
9 18 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.00%) Law
10 16 (0.89%) Local Government
11 15 (0.83%) Advertising
12 14 (0.78%) Electronics
12 14 (0.78%) Publishing
13 12 (0.66%) Military
14 11 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.39%) Games
16 4 (0.22%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.17%) Billing
17 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 248 (13.74%) Support Engineer
2 239 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 192 (10.64%) Analyst
4 163 (9.03%) Administrator
5 154 (8.53%) Windows Engineer
6 140 (7.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 125 (6.93%) Architect
8 123 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support
9 109 (6.04%) Systems Administrator
10 108 (5.98%) Consultant
11 104 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
12 94 (5.21%) Support Analyst
13 91 (5.04%) Desktop Support
14 89 (4.93%) VMware Engineer
15 88 (4.88%) Server Engineer
16 71 (3.93%) IT Support
17 70 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 66 (3.66%) IT Engineer
19 62 (3.43%) Wintel Engineer
20 58 (3.21%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (4.82%) .NET
2 64 (3.55%) HTML
3 62 (3.43%) Web Services
4 54 (2.99%) CSS
5 46 (2.55%) XML
6 38 (2.11%) ASP.NET
7 22 (1.22%) Middleware
8 16 (0.89%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.72%) AngularJS
9 13 (0.72%) J2EE
9 13 (0.72%) JSP
9 13 (0.72%) Regular Expression
9 13 (0.72%) XSLT
10 11 (0.61%) HTML5
11 9 (0.50%) MSMQ
11 9 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (0.44%) Node.js
13 7 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.39%) jQuery
13 7 (0.39%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 89 (4.93%) Clustering
3 80 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.32%) Blackberry
5 60 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 52 (2.88%) Fat Client
6 52 (2.88%) Thin Client
7 50 (2.77%) Replication
8 27 (1.50%) NHS
9 24 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.27%) PKI
11 20 (1.11%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (0.78%) Statistics
13 14 (0.78%) Visualisation
14 13 (0.72%) EMC VNX
14 13 (0.72%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 1805 (100.00%) Windows
2 1308 (72.47%) Windows Server
3 1054 (58.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 705 (39.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 408 (22.60%) Windows 7
6 302 (16.73%) Linux
7 122 (6.76%) Windows 10
8 118 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 116 (6.43%) Windows XP
10 115 (6.37%) Windows 8
11 89 (4.93%) Unix
12 74 (4.10%) Solaris
13 65 (3.60%) Android
14 62 (3.43%) AIX
15 43 (2.38%) Apple iOS
16 35 (1.94%) Ubuntu
17 32 (1.77%) Windows Vista
18 30 (1.66%) Windows 2000
19 22 (1.22%) HPUX
20 21 (1.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (21.27%) ITIL
2 238 (13.19%) Migration
3 81 (4.49%) Project Management
4 71 (3.93%) Service Delivery
5 69 (3.82%) DevOps
6 61 (3.38%) Configuration Management
6 61 (3.38%) Service Management
7 60 (3.32%) Load Balancing
8 59 (3.27%) Change Management
8 59 (3.27%) Problem Management
9 57 (3.16%) Incident Management
10 52 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 46 (2.55%) CRM
13 44 (2.44%) Virtual Environments
14 43 (2.38%) ITIL V3
15 40 (2.22%) High Availability
15 40 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
16 38 (2.11%) Patch Management
16 38 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 383 (21.22%) PowerShell
2 314 (17.40%) SQL
3 73 (4.04%) Java
4 72 (3.99%) VBScript
5 64 (3.55%) C#
6 60 (3.32%) JavaScript
7 42 (2.33%) Python
8 39 (2.16%) Perl
9 35 (1.94%) VB
10 29 (1.61%) Bash Shell
11 25 (1.39%) PHP
12 22 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.16%) C
14 18 (1.00%) C++
15 16 (0.89%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.83%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.78%) VBA
18 10 (0.55%) Korn
19 7 (0.39%) Bourne shell
20 6 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 307 (17.01%) Security Cleared
2 237 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 183 (10.14%) SC Cleared
4 148 (8.20%) MCSE
5 91 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
6 83 (4.60%) CCNA
7 78 (4.32%) Degree
8 71 (3.93%) DV Cleared
9 65 (3.60%) MCSA
10 49 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 41 (2.27%) MCP
12 40 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
13 36 (1.99%) MCITP
14 33 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
14 33 (1.83%) CCNP
15 21 (1.16%) DBS Check
16 19 (1.05%) CCA
17 18 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
18 16 (0.89%) MCTS
19 14 (0.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.04%) SLA
2 30 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (1.39%) JSP 440
4 20 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.11%) QA
5 11 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.17%) GPG13
8 1 (0.055%) BS7799
8 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.055%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.055%) RMADS
System Software
1 1132 (62.71%) Active Directory
2 546 (30.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 296 (16.40%) Hyper-V
4 258 (14.29%) XenApp
5 156 (8.64%) vSphere
6 148 (8.20%) XenDesktop
7 112 (6.20%) VMware ESX
8 101 (5.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 96 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
10 65 (3.60%) XenServer
11 52 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
12 29 (1.61%) Terminal Services
13 25 (1.39%) Firmware
14 21 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
15 20 (1.11%) VMware Server
16 16 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
17 15 (0.83%) Docker
18 14 (0.78%) vCloud
19 13 (0.72%) BitLocker
19 13 (0.72%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 344 (19.06%) SCCM
2 163 (9.03%) SCOM
3 90 (4.99%) WSUS
4 57 (3.16%) NetBackup
5 54 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
6 51 (2.83%) Puppet
7 44 (2.44%) Backup Exec
8 42 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 34 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 31 (1.72%) SCVMM
11 30 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
12 26 (1.44%) AirWatch
13 24 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
14 23 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
15 22 (1.22%) EdgeSight
15 22 (1.22%) XenMobile
16 19 (1.05%) SafeCom
16 19 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 18 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 18 (1.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 917 (50.80%) VMware
2 893 (49.47%) Microsoft
3 453 (25.10%) Citrix
4 285 (15.79%) Cisco
5 275 (15.24%) HP
6 145 (8.03%) Red Hat
7 120 (6.65%) Oracle
8 116 (6.43%) Dell
9 104 (5.76%) NetApp
10 97 (5.37%) Symantec
11 67 (3.71%) EMC
12 61 (3.38%) AppSense
13 60 (3.32%) CheckPoint
14 58 (3.21%) IBM
15 46 (2.55%) SAP
16 43 (2.38%) Intel Security
17 42 (2.33%) Juniper
18 39 (2.16%) Veritas
19 38 (2.11%) F5
20 37 (2.05%) Avaya
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