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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 62 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1417 1375 1265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.97% 2.95% 3.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.24% 13.36% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 690 588
Average daily rate
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£347 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £430 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 152 195
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
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
10700 10289 8779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.43% 22.11% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6198 5699 4690
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 846 989 959
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +19 558 £375 +15.38% 170
South East 0 428 £345 +12.19% 109
East of England +4 93 £275 - 38
West Midlands +19 89 £298 -25.62% 28
North West -8 86 £300 +7.14% 43
Yorkshire -27 54 £270 +20.00% 38
South West -49 50 £254 -21.92% 47
East Midlands -15 39 £325 +4.33% 14
North East +10 12 £338 +3.84% 6
Midlands +1 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3033 (100.00%) Windows
2 1690 (55.72%) Active Directory
3 1564 (51.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1450 (47.81%) VMware
5 1380 (45.50%) Microsoft
6 1163 (38.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 866 (28.55%) MS Exchange
8 781 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 736 (24.27%) Citrix
10 725 (23.90%) Windows 7
11 590 (19.45%) ITIL
12 581 (19.16%) SQL Server
13 573 (18.89%) DNS
14 555 (18.30%) Security Cleared
15 537 (17.71%) SQL
16 512 (16.88%) HP
17 482 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2010
18 469 (15.46%) Cisco
19 442 (14.57%) SCCM
20 441 (14.54%) DHCP
21 434 (14.31%) MS Excel
22 432 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
23 421 (13.88%) SAN
24 420 (13.85%) Hyper-V
25 412 (13.58%) Firewall
26 395 (13.02%) Windows XP
27 387 (12.76%) Finance
28 385 (12.69%) PowerShell
29 384 (12.66%) SC Cleared
30 381 (12.56%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 866 (28.55%) MS Exchange
2 482 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 305 (10.06%) IIS
4 291 (9.59%) SharePoint
5 265 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 220 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 148 (4.88%) Lync
8 145 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 117 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 58 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 53 (1.75%) IBM Notes
12 40 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
13 35 (1.15%) WebSphere
13 35 (1.15%) Apache
13 35 (1.15%) Tomcat
13 35 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 32 (1.06%) WebLogic
14 32 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
15 30 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
16 22 (0.73%) OpenStack
Applications
1 434 (14.31%) MS Excel
2 379 (12.50%) MS Office
3 26 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.59%) MS Project
5 14 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.33%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.066%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.066%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.066%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.033%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.33%) assyst
5 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.099%) Maximo
6 3 (0.099%) Eikon
7 2 (0.066%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.066%) Cognos Planning
7 2 (0.066%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.033%) Magento
8 1 (0.033%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.033%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.033%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.033%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.033%) Agresso
8 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.033%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.033%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 152 (5.01%) Office 365
2 87 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.56%) IaaS
5 16 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.30%) SaaS
7 8 (0.26%) PaaS
8 6 (0.20%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.16%) Yammer
10 3 (0.099%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.066%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.033%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 573 (18.89%) DNS
2 441 (14.54%) DHCP
3 421 (13.88%) SAN
4 412 (13.58%) Firewall
5 347 (11.44%) TCP/IP
6 309 (10.19%) LAN
7 277 (9.13%) WAN
8 140 (4.62%) VPN
9 131 (4.32%) NAS
10 107 (3.53%) Internet
11 102 (3.36%) VoIP
12 99 (3.26%) VLAN
13 79 (2.60%) NetScaler
14 64 (2.11%) SSL
15 54 (1.78%) MPLS
15 54 (1.78%) Wireless
16 40 (1.32%) Network Security
16 40 (1.32%) HTTP
17 39 (1.29%) SMTP
17 39 (1.29%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (19.16%) SQL Server
2 236 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 110 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 97 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 58 (1.91%) Oracle Database
6 50 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 42 (1.38%) MySQL
9 40 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 31 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 25 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (0.69%) RDBMS
13 20 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (0.59%) MS Access
15 17 (0.56%) SAP HANA
16 15 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
18 10 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
19 9 (0.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 65 (2.14%) MSI
2 29 (0.96%) TeamCity
3 28 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (0.73%) Subversion
5 20 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.59%) StarTeam
7 17 (0.56%) JIRA
8 15 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 15 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (0.40%) Git (software)
10 9 (0.30%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.16%) Moq
11 5 (0.16%) GCC
12 4 (0.13%) Selenium
12 4 (0.13%) AdminStudio
12 4 (0.13%) NUnit
13 3 (0.099%) WinRunner
13 3 (0.099%) TestDirector
13 3 (0.099%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.099%) WiX
General
1 387 (12.76%) Finance
2 145 (4.78%) Banking
3 110 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 49 (1.62%) Law
5 39 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 38 (1.25%) Legal
7 36 (1.19%) Retail
8 29 (0.96%) Advertising
9 26 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.79%) Publishing
11 21 (0.69%) Back Office
12 19 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.53%) Marketing
14 15 (0.49%) Billing
15 13 (0.43%) Local Government
16 12 (0.40%) Military
17 10 (0.33%) Games
17 10 (0.33%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.13%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 472 (15.56%) Analyst
2 380 (12.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 349 (11.51%) Support Engineer
4 266 (8.77%) Support Analyst
5 242 (7.98%) 3rd Line Support
6 200 (6.59%) Server Engineer
7 193 (6.36%) Administrator
8 188 (6.20%) Consultant
9 184 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support
10 131 (4.32%) Desktop Support
11 119 (3.92%) Architect
12 116 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
12 116 (3.82%) Wintel Engineer
13 113 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
14 109 (3.59%) IT Support
15 104 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 92 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 69 (2.27%) Applications Support
17 69 (2.27%) Desktop Engineer
18 67 (2.21%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (6.13%) .NET
2 72 (2.37%) HTML
3 48 (1.58%) Web Services
4 44 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 44 (1.45%) Application Packaging
5 41 (1.35%) CSS
6 37 (1.22%) XML
7 35 (1.15%) Middleware
8 32 (1.06%) jQuery
9 28 (0.92%) .NET Framework
9 28 (0.92%) SOAP
10 20 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
11 15 (0.49%) JSP
12 13 (0.43%) X-Windows
13 12 (0.40%) Ajax
14 10 (0.33%) SAP Basis
15 9 (0.30%) LAMP
15 9 (0.30%) HTML5
16 8 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 230 (7.58%) Clustering
2 176 (5.80%) Blackberry
3 166 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (2.47%) Replication
5 55 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 53 (1.75%) Thin Client
6 53 (1.75%) Fat Client
7 37 (1.22%) PKI
8 32 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 28 (0.92%) NHS
10 25 (0.82%) iPad
11 24 (0.79%) iPhone
12 23 (0.76%) Client/Server
12 23 (0.76%) IVR
13 22 (0.73%) Symmetrix
14 21 (0.69%) CLARiiON
15 20 (0.66%) Symmetrix DMX
16 19 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
16 19 (0.63%) Open Source
17 17 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3033 (100.00%) Windows
2 1564 (51.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1163 (38.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 725 (23.90%) Windows 7
5 395 (13.02%) Windows XP
6 352 (11.61%) Linux
7 201 (6.63%) UNIX
8 184 (6.07%) Windows 8
9 116 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 93 (3.07%) Windows Vista
11 75 (2.47%) Windows 2000
12 66 (2.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 65 (2.14%) Solaris
14 35 (1.15%) CentOS
15 34 (1.12%) AIX
16 30 (0.99%) HPUX
17 28 (0.92%) Mac OS X
18 26 (0.86%) Windows NT
18 26 (0.86%) Android
19 18 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (19.45%) ITIL
2 381 (12.56%) Migration
3 171 (5.64%) Change Management
4 141 (4.65%) Configuration Management
5 140 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 136 (4.48%) Service Delivery
7 124 (4.09%) Service Management
8 100 (3.30%) Project Management
9 89 (2.93%) Incident Management
10 87 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (2.84%) DevOps
12 85 (2.80%) Problem Management
13 80 (2.64%) Performance Monitoring
14 71 (2.34%) Performance Tuning
15 63 (2.08%) Validation
16 62 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
17 61 (2.01%) Load Balancing
18 54 (1.78%) Time Management
19 53 (1.75%) Release Management
20 52 (1.71%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 537 (17.71%) SQL
2 385 (12.69%) PowerShell
3 120 (3.96%) VBScript
4 98 (3.23%) Java
5 80 (2.64%) JavaScript
5 80 (2.64%) C#
6 74 (2.44%) VB
7 68 (2.24%) Shell Script
8 66 (2.18%) Perl
9 51 (1.68%) C
10 43 (1.42%) Python
11 41 (1.35%) T-SQL
12 34 (1.12%) PHP
13 31 (1.02%) Ruby
14 30 (0.99%) Korn
15 25 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.56%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.49%) C++
18 14 (0.46%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 555 (18.30%) Security Cleared
2 432 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 384 (12.66%) SC Cleared
4 310 (10.22%) MCSE
5 171 (5.64%) DV Cleared
6 138 (4.55%) MCITP
7 120 (3.96%) MCP
8 117 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
9 101 (3.33%) CCNA
10 97 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 78 (2.57%) Degree
12 72 (2.37%) MCSA
13 62 (2.04%) VCP4
14 40 (1.32%) MCTS
14 40 (1.32%) CCNP
15 39 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
16 32 (1.06%) CCA
17 28 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.56%) ISTQB
19 16 (0.53%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (5.84%) SLA
2 49 (1.62%) QA
3 14 (0.46%) JSP 440
4 9 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.16%) COBIT
7 2 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1690 (55.72%) Active Directory
2 781 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 420 (13.85%) Hyper-V
4 357 (11.77%) vSphere
5 307 (10.12%) XenApp
6 169 (5.57%) VMware ESX
7 131 (4.32%) XenDesktop
8 121 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
9 95 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 77 (2.54%) Terminal Services
11 53 (1.75%) vCloud
12 49 (1.62%) XenServer
13 39 (1.29%) VMware Server
13 39 (1.29%) ISA Server
13 39 (1.29%) Xen
14 34 (1.12%) DFS Replication
15 33 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 29 (0.96%) NFS
16 29 (0.96%) UAG
17 27 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 442 (14.57%) SCCM
2 213 (7.02%) SCOM
3 98 (3.23%) WSUS
4 86 (2.84%) NetBackup
5 85 (2.80%) Backup Exec
6 68 (2.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 46 (1.52%) Puppet
8 45 (1.48%) HP SIM
9 44 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 40 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
11 35 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
12 31 (1.02%) ARCserve
13 28 (0.92%) SCVMM
14 25 (0.82%) Nagios
15 24 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
16 22 (0.73%) EdgeSight
17 21 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
18 19 (0.63%) SCOrch
19 18 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
20 17 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 1450 (47.81%) VMware
2 1380 (45.50%) Microsoft
3 736 (24.27%) Citrix
4 512 (16.88%) HP
5 469 (15.46%) Cisco
6 219 (7.22%) Oracle
7 202 (6.66%) NetApp
8 160 (5.28%) Red Hat
9 159 (5.24%) EMC
10 138 (4.55%) McAfee
11 136 (4.48%) Symantec
12 133 (4.39%) Dell
13 88 (2.90%) IBM
14 72 (2.37%) 3PAR
15 63 (2.08%) Sophos
16 61 (2.01%) AppSense
17 60 (1.98%) F5
18 59 (1.95%) Lotus
19 54 (1.78%) SolarWinds
20 53 (1.75%) Lumension
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