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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 66 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1487 1595 1622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.88% 3.23% 3.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.26% 14.17% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 954 855
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 150 165
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.82 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
11213 11259 10453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.68% 22.80% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6751 6477 5848
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 885 967 979
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -4 589 £325 -7.14% 148
South East 0 390 £350 +7.69% 74
East of England -18 112 £200 -11.11% 28
South West +2 99 £313 -3.84% 25
Yorkshire -6 88 £300 +62.16% 28
North West -39 82 £263 -4.54% 35
West Midlands +8 74 £275 -5.17% 37
East Midlands -35 30 £275 - 21
North East -16 24 £251 -13.62%
Midlands - 3 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2939 (100.00%) Windows
2 1725 (58.69%) Active Directory
3 1462 (49.74%) VMware
4 1412 (48.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1411 (48.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 1293 (43.99%) Microsoft
7 830 (28.24%) MS Exchange
8 785 (26.71%) Citrix
9 724 (24.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 697 (23.72%) Windows 7
11 659 (22.42%) ITIL
12 634 (21.57%) SQL
13 598 (20.35%) SQL Server
14 577 (19.63%) DNS
15 521 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 504 (17.15%) SAN
17 488 (16.60%) Cisco
18 479 (16.30%) PowerShell
19 445 (15.14%) SCCM
20 438 (14.90%) HP
21 435 (14.80%) DHCP
22 402 (13.68%) Migration
23 390 (13.27%) Finance
24 388 (13.20%) Security Cleared
24 388 (13.20%) vSphere
25 376 (12.79%) MS Excel
26 365 (12.42%) Firewall
27 354 (12.04%) IIS
28 353 (12.01%) MS Office
29 352 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 830 (28.24%) MS Exchange
2 521 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 354 (12.04%) IIS
4 272 (9.25%) SharePoint
5 242 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 195 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 160 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 144 (4.90%) Lync
9 79 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 53 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 41 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 38 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
13 35 (1.19%) Tomcat
14 28 (0.95%) JBoss
14 28 (0.95%) IBM Notes
15 22 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
15 22 (0.75%) Apache
16 18 (0.61%) NetWeaver
17 15 (0.51%) WorkSite
17 15 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 376 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 353 (12.01%) MS Office
3 37 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.58%) PaintShop Pro
5 15 (0.51%) MS Project
6 7 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.20%) Maya
8 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.10%) Vectorworks
10 2 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.034%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.034%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 40 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.37%) SAP CRM
3 9 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.14%) Kondor+
6 4 (0.14%) Misys Midas
7 3 (0.10%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.068%) Agresso
8 2 (0.068%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.068%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.034%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.034%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.034%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 178 (6.06%) Office 365
2 123 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (0.78%) IaaS
5 21 (0.71%) SaaS
6 18 (0.61%) PaaS
7 10 (0.34%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.24%) Yammer
9 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.17%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.068%) Symantec.cloud
12 1 (0.034%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.034%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.034%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 577 (19.63%) DNS
2 504 (17.15%) SAN
3 435 (14.80%) DHCP
4 365 (12.42%) Firewall
5 303 (10.31%) LAN
6 299 (10.17%) TCP/IP
7 277 (9.42%) WAN
8 136 (4.63%) NAS
9 130 (4.42%) VPN
10 103 (3.50%) VLAN
11 89 (3.03%) Internet
12 79 (2.69%) Wireless
13 59 (2.01%) MPLS
14 53 (1.80%) NetScaler
15 49 (1.67%) Network Security
16 48 (1.63%) VoIP
17 40 (1.36%) BIG-IP
18 38 (1.29%) LDAP
18 38 (1.29%) SSL
19 36 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 229 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 125 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 110 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 79 (2.69%) Oracle Database
6 65 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 53 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 49 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 29 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (0.92%) MySQL
12 17 (0.58%) SAP HANA
12 17 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
14 12 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (0.34%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 50 (1.70%) Visual Studio
2 43 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (1.26%) MSI
4 32 (1.09%) Subversion
5 25 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 21 (0.71%) TeamCity
7 19 (0.65%) Jenkins
8 14 (0.48%) MSBuild
9 11 (0.37%) CruiseControl
10 10 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.31%) NUnit
12 8 (0.27%) JIRA
12 8 (0.27%) Moq
13 7 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.20%) WinDbg
14 6 (0.20%) Selenium
15 5 (0.17%) ReSharper
15 5 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
15 5 (0.17%) FxCop
15 5 (0.17%) StyleCop
General
1 390 (13.27%) Finance
2 106 (3.61%) Banking
3 52 (1.77%) Retail
4 50 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 45 (1.53%) Law
6 37 (1.26%) Legal
7 29 (0.99%) Marketing
8 24 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 24 (0.82%) Back Office
9 19 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.51%) Publishing
11 14 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.41%) Advertising
13 9 (0.31%) Local Government
13 9 (0.31%) Military
13 9 (0.31%) French Language
14 8 (0.27%) Online Betting
15 7 (0.24%) German Language
16 6 (0.20%) Games
16 6 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 445 (15.14%) Analyst
2 384 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 316 (10.75%) Support Engineer
4 234 (7.96%) 3rd Line Support
5 210 (7.15%) Support Analyst
5 210 (7.15%) Server Engineer
6 200 (6.81%) Administrator
7 161 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 154 (5.24%) Consultant
9 131 (4.46%) Architect
10 129 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
11 128 (4.36%) Desktop Support
12 124 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
13 122 (4.15%) Wintel Engineer
14 111 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 102 (3.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 87 (2.96%) Windows Server Engineer
17 73 (2.48%) IT Support
18 71 (2.42%) DBA
19 69 (2.35%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (6.06%) .NET
2 57 (1.94%) ASP.NET
3 53 (1.80%) HTML
4 42 (1.43%) Application Packaging
5 41 (1.40%) Web Services
6 39 (1.33%) XML
7 27 (0.92%) .NET Framework
8 22 (0.75%) jQuery
9 21 (0.71%) CSS
10 18 (0.61%) Middleware
11 16 (0.54%) X-Windows
12 14 (0.48%) WCF
13 12 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (0.41%) HTML5
14 11 (0.37%) SAP Basis
15 10 (0.34%) SOAP
15 10 (0.34%) MDX
15 10 (0.34%) Ajax
16 9 (0.31%) COM
16 9 (0.31%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 232 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 213 (7.25%) Clustering
3 130 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (4.12%) Blackberry
5 57 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 54 (1.84%) Client/Server
6 54 (1.84%) Thin Client
6 54 (1.84%) Fat Client
7 41 (1.40%) Replication
7 41 (1.40%) PKI
8 33 (1.12%) EMC VNX
9 32 (1.09%) NHS
10 25 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 24 (0.82%) EqualLogic
12 23 (0.78%) HP Storage
13 19 (0.65%) Symmetrix DMX
13 19 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (0.61%) Symmetrix
14 18 (0.61%) HP StoreVirtual
15 17 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2939 (100.00%) Windows
2 1412 (48.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 1411 (48.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 697 (23.72%) Windows 7
5 306 (10.41%) Linux
6 270 (9.19%) Windows XP
7 179 (6.09%) Windows 8
8 161 (5.48%) UNIX
9 100 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 75 (2.55%) Windows 2000 Server
11 70 (2.38%) Windows 2000
12 60 (2.04%) Solaris
13 50 (1.70%) Android
13 50 (1.70%) Windows Vista
14 30 (1.02%) CentOS
15 26 (0.88%) Ubuntu
15 26 (0.88%) HPUX
16 21 (0.71%) Apple iOS
17 18 (0.61%) Windows NT
18 16 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (22.42%) ITIL
2 402 (13.68%) Migration
3 150 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 130 (4.42%) Change Management
5 116 (3.95%) Service Management
6 104 (3.54%) Server Building
7 103 (3.50%) Configuration Management
8 102 (3.47%) Problem Management
9 90 (3.06%) Project Management
10 84 (2.86%) Incident Management
11 83 (2.82%) Service Delivery
12 78 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
13 73 (2.48%) Change Control
14 72 (2.45%) Performance Monitoring
15 66 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
16 63 (2.14%) Load Balancing
16 63 (2.14%) Agile Software Development
17 61 (2.08%) CRM
17 61 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
18 56 (1.91%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 634 (21.57%) SQL
2 479 (16.30%) PowerShell
3 123 (4.19%) VBScript
4 97 (3.30%) VB
5 79 (2.69%) C#
6 69 (2.35%) JavaScript
7 63 (2.14%) Perl
8 56 (1.91%) T-SQL
9 46 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 45 (1.53%) Java
11 41 (1.40%) Python
12 40 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 31 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 24 (0.82%) C
15 19 (0.65%) PHP
15 19 (0.65%) Korn
16 17 (0.58%) C++
17 14 (0.48%) VBA
18 13 (0.44%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 388 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 352 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 252 (8.57%) MCSE
4 251 (8.54%) SC Cleared
5 130 (4.42%) MCITP
6 129 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
7 124 (4.22%) DV Cleared
8 106 (3.61%) CCNA
9 99 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 81 (2.76%) MCSA
11 75 (2.55%) MCP
12 66 (2.25%) Degree
13 40 (1.36%) CCNP
14 33 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
16 30 (1.02%) MCTS
17 20 (0.68%) CCA
18 16 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 14 (0.48%) CCEE
20 13 (0.44%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (5.21%) SLA
2 37 (1.26%) QA
3 20 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.27%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.068%) GxP
7 2 (0.068%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.068%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.034%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1725 (58.69%) Active Directory
2 724 (24.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 388 (13.20%) vSphere
4 352 (11.98%) XenApp
5 334 (11.36%) Hyper-V
6 198 (6.74%) VMware ESX
7 168 (5.72%) VMware ESXi
8 139 (4.73%) XenDesktop
9 112 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 59 (2.01%) vCloud
11 58 (1.97%) Terminal Services
12 50 (1.70%) Xen
12 50 (1.70%) XenServer
13 41 (1.40%) VMware Server
14 37 (1.26%) DFS Replication
15 32 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 31 (1.05%) NFS
17 27 (0.92%) ISA Server
18 26 (0.88%) NLBS
19 24 (0.82%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 445 (15.14%) SCCM
2 189 (6.43%) SCOM
3 113 (3.84%) WSUS
4 80 (2.72%) Backup Exec
5 49 (1.67%) NetBackup
6 39 (1.33%) Puppet
7 36 (1.22%) ARCserve
8 32 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
9 31 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 31 (1.05%) vMotion
10 29 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 28 (0.95%) AirWatch
12 26 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
13 25 (0.85%) Nagios
14 24 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
14 24 (0.82%) HP SIM
15 23 (0.78%) EdgeSight
16 22 (0.75%) SCVMM
16 22 (0.75%) Tivoli
17 20 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1462 (49.74%) VMware
2 1293 (43.99%) Microsoft
3 785 (26.71%) Citrix
4 488 (16.60%) Cisco
5 438 (14.90%) HP
6 225 (7.66%) Oracle
7 177 (6.02%) NetApp
8 151 (5.14%) Symantec
9 149 (5.07%) EMC
10 137 (4.66%) Dell
11 111 (3.78%) Red Hat
12 83 (2.82%) McAfee
13 78 (2.65%) CheckPoint
14 74 (2.52%) IBM
15 60 (2.04%) AppSense
15 60 (2.04%) 3PAR
16 56 (1.91%) SAP
17 53 (1.80%) Juniper
18 51 (1.74%) F5
19 50 (1.70%) SolarWinds
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