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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 117 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1031 1488 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.07% 2.88% 3.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.25% 13.29% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 900 967
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £286
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +11.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 120 153
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £32.10 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% +5.88%
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
11141 11197 11309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.32% 21.66% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7164 6748 6515
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 561 882 973
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -73 343 £350 +7.69% 86
South East -40 206 £338 -3.57% 56
North East +26 123 £240 -4.19% 2
North West -5 76 £325 +27.45% 28
West Midlands -30 74 £300 +9.09% 13
South West -23 69 £340 +4.61% 17
East of England -13 67 £350 +75.00% 17
Yorkshire -42 43 £319 +6.25% 27
East Midlands -5 28 £250 -9.09% 6
Midlands -2 3 £200 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2067 (100.00%) Windows
2 1441 (69.71%) Windows Server
3 1300 (62.89%) Active Directory
4 1186 (57.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1053 (50.94%) VMware
6 945 (45.72%) Microsoft
7 870 (42.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 622 (30.09%) Citrix
9 589 (28.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 511 (24.72%) Windows 7
11 510 (24.67%) MS Exchange
12 477 (23.08%) ITIL
13 433 (20.95%) PowerShell
14 426 (20.61%) SQL Server
15 423 (20.46%) DNS
16 400 (19.35%) Security Cleared
17 397 (19.21%) DHCP
17 397 (19.21%) SQL
18 379 (18.34%) HP
19 374 (18.09%) Linux
19 374 (18.09%) SCCM
20 336 (16.26%) Cisco
21 325 (15.72%) SAN
22 297 (14.37%) Firewall
23 295 (14.27%) Exchange Server 2010
24 292 (14.13%) XenApp
25 283 (13.69%) MS Excel
26 280 (13.55%) SC Cleared
27 268 (12.97%) Hyper-V
28 267 (12.92%) 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
1 510 (24.67%) MS Exchange
2 295 (14.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 213 (10.30%) IIS
4 190 (9.19%) SharePoint
5 151 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 136 (6.58%) Skype for Business
7 76 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 75 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 56 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 50 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 46 (2.23%) Apache
12 45 (2.18%) Tomcat
13 31 (1.50%) Office Communications Server
14 30 (1.45%) WebLogic
15 29 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 29 (1.40%) IBM Notes
16 23 (1.11%) Confluence
16 23 (1.11%) WebSphere
17 21 (1.02%) OpenStack
18 19 (0.92%) iPlanet
Applications
1 283 (13.69%) MS Excel
2 258 (12.48%) MS Office
3 27 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.34%) PaintShop Pro
6 6 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.19%) MS Project
9 2 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.097%) InDesign
9 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.048%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.048%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.048%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.24%) Eikon
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.097%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.097%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.097%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.097%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.097%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.097%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.097%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.048%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.048%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.048%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.048%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 199 (9.63%) Office 365
2 108 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.02%) IaaS
5 17 (0.82%) SaaS
6 16 (0.77%) PaaS
7 15 (0.73%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.44%) OneDrive
10 8 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.34%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.24%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 423 (20.46%) DNS
2 397 (19.21%) DHCP
3 325 (15.72%) SAN
4 297 (14.37%) Firewall
5 201 (9.72%) WAN
6 184 (8.90%) LAN
7 134 (6.48%) TCP/IP
8 85 (4.11%) VPN
9 66 (3.19%) Internet
10 64 (3.10%) NetScaler
10 64 (3.10%) VLAN
11 60 (2.90%) Skype
12 52 (2.52%) VoIP
13 49 (2.37%) iSCSI
13 49 (2.37%) NAS
13 49 (2.37%) Wireless
14 44 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
15 31 (1.50%) MPLS
16 30 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
17 25 (1.21%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 154 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 83 (4.02%) Oracle Database
5 63 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 38 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (1.16%) DB2
9 24 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
11 21 (1.02%) Relational Database
12 17 (0.82%) MySQL
13 14 (0.68%) MS Access
14 13 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.48%) Hadoop
18 8 (0.39%) NoSQL
18 8 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.55%) TeamCity
3 29 (1.40%) JIRA
4 26 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (1.21%) Git (software)
6 21 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 21 (1.02%) Visual Studio
7 17 (0.82%) Subversion
8 13 (0.63%) MSI
9 9 (0.44%) Grunt
9 9 (0.44%) Selenium
10 8 (0.39%) TortoiseSVN
11 7 (0.34%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.34%) ClearQuest
12 6 (0.29%) Ant
12 6 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.29%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.29%) Maven
12 6 (0.29%) Moq
12 6 (0.29%) NUnit
General
1 264 (12.77%) Finance
2 85 (4.11%) Banking
3 35 (1.69%) Back Office
4 34 (1.64%) Legal
5 32 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.26%) Retail
8 24 (1.16%) Military
9 18 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 18 (0.87%) Law
10 17 (0.82%) Advertising
11 13 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.63%) Marketing
12 10 (0.48%) Local Government
12 10 (0.48%) Publishing
13 7 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.24%) Electronics
14 5 (0.24%) Games
14 5 (0.24%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 305 (14.76%) Support Engineer
2 276 (13.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 251 (12.14%) Analyst
4 187 (9.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 168 (8.13%) Windows Engineer
6 160 (7.74%) 3rd Line Support
7 145 (7.01%) Administrator
8 141 (6.82%) Architect
9 139 (6.72%) Server Engineer
10 118 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
11 117 (5.66%) Support Analyst
12 102 (4.93%) Systems Administrator
13 97 (4.69%) Consultant
14 91 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
15 89 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
16 88 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 87 (4.21%) Desktop Support
18 78 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
19 68 (3.29%) Windows Server Engineer
20 67 (3.24%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.97%) .NET
2 48 (2.32%) HTML
3 37 (1.79%) Web Services
4 33 (1.60%) CSS
5 31 (1.50%) ASP.NET
6 21 (1.02%) J2EE
7 20 (0.97%) JSP
7 20 (0.97%) XML
8 17 (0.82%) .NET Framework
8 17 (0.82%) Middleware
9 14 (0.68%) AngularJS
10 13 (0.63%) jQuery
10 13 (0.63%) XSLT
11 12 (0.58%) HTML5
12 10 (0.48%) Ajax
13 9 (0.44%) Regular Expression
14 7 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 6 (0.29%) SAML
15 6 (0.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 198 (9.58%) Data Centre
2 122 (5.90%) Clustering
3 79 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 69 (3.34%) Blackberry
6 58 (2.81%) Fat Client
6 58 (2.81%) Replication
6 58 (2.81%) Thin Client
7 54 (2.61%) Computer Science
8 41 (1.98%) PKI
9 32 (1.55%) Driving Licence
10 28 (1.35%) NHS
11 19 (0.92%) iSeries
11 19 (0.92%) Statistics
12 17 (0.82%) EMC VNX
13 16 (0.77%) AS400
13 16 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.77%) Life Science
14 15 (0.73%) Visualisation
15 14 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2067 (100.00%) Windows
2 1441 (69.71%) Windows Server
3 1186 (57.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 870 (42.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 511 (24.72%) Windows 7
6 374 (18.09%) Linux
7 159 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 155 (7.50%) Unix
9 154 (7.45%) Windows XP
10 123 (5.95%) Windows 10
11 117 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 68 (3.29%) Solaris
13 58 (2.81%) AIX
14 45 (2.18%) Android
14 45 (2.18%) Mac OS X
15 36 (1.74%) Windows Vista
16 34 (1.64%) CentOS
17 30 (1.45%) Apple iOS
18 26 (1.26%) Windows 2000
19 23 (1.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (23.08%) ITIL
2 267 (12.92%) Migration
3 133 (6.43%) Project Management
4 95 (4.60%) Service Delivery
5 85 (4.11%) Configuration Management
5 85 (4.11%) Service Management
6 80 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 80 (3.87%) Incident Management
7 74 (3.58%) Change Management
8 71 (3.43%) Problem Management
9 70 (3.39%) ITIL V3
10 63 (3.05%) Capacity Planning
11 58 (2.81%) Virtual Environments
12 53 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (2.56%) Business Continuity
12 53 (2.56%) DevOps
12 53 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
13 51 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
14 48 (2.32%) Change Control
14 48 (2.32%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 433 (20.95%) PowerShell
2 397 (19.21%) SQL
3 104 (5.03%) VBScript
4 88 (4.26%) Java
5 66 (3.19%) Perl
6 62 (3.00%) C#
7 51 (2.47%) VB
8 48 (2.32%) Bash Shell
8 48 (2.32%) Python
9 44 (2.13%) JavaScript
10 43 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 30 (1.45%) C
12 24 (1.16%) C++
13 22 (1.06%) Ruby
14 21 (1.02%) PHP
15 15 (0.73%) Korn
16 14 (0.68%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.63%) Bourne shell
17 13 (0.63%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 400 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 280 (13.55%) SC Cleared
3 254 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 151 (7.31%) MCSE
5 85 (4.11%) MCSA
6 83 (4.02%) DV Cleared
7 81 (3.92%) Degree
8 76 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
9 70 (3.39%) CCNA
10 58 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 56 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 38 (1.84%) MCP
13 33 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
14 31 (1.50%) MCITP
15 24 (1.16%) CISSP
16 22 (1.06%) CCNP
17 21 (1.02%) DBS Check
18 18 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 13 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
20 12 (0.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (4.84%) SLA
2 45 (2.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 42 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.45%) JSP 440
5 20 (0.97%) QA
6 16 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.24%) ISO22301
7 5 (0.24%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.19%) COBIT
8 4 (0.19%) GPG13
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.19%) RMADS
9 2 (0.097%) DICOM
9 2 (0.097%) HL7
10 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1300 (62.89%) Active Directory
2 589 (28.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 292 (14.13%) XenApp
4 268 (12.97%) Hyper-V
5 199 (9.63%) vSphere
6 173 (8.37%) XenDesktop
7 120 (5.81%) VMware ESX
8 115 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 103 (4.98%) VMware ESXi
10 99 (4.79%) XenServer
11 65 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
12 43 (2.08%) Terminal Services
13 31 (1.50%) VMware Server
14 29 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
15 24 (1.16%) DFS Replication
15 24 (1.16%) Xen
16 19 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
17 18 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 18 (0.87%) Firmware
18 15 (0.73%) NFS
Systems Management
1 374 (18.09%) SCCM
2 204 (9.87%) SCOM
3 91 (4.40%) WSUS
4 62 (3.00%) NetBackup
4 62 (3.00%) Puppet
5 58 (2.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 54 (2.61%) Nagios
7 47 (2.27%) XenMobile
8 41 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 40 (1.94%) EdgeSight
9 40 (1.94%) SafeCom
10 39 (1.89%) Backup Exec
11 35 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 35 (1.69%) SCVMM
12 32 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
12 32 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 28 (1.35%) Ansible
13 28 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
14 25 (1.21%) Netcool
14 25 (1.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1053 (50.94%) VMware
2 945 (45.72%) Microsoft
3 622 (30.09%) Citrix
4 379 (18.34%) HP
5 336 (16.26%) Cisco
6 178 (8.61%) Oracle
7 157 (7.60%) Red Hat
8 140 (6.77%) NetApp
9 138 (6.68%) Dell
10 94 (4.55%) IBM
10 94 (4.55%) Symantec
11 79 (3.82%) AppSense
12 78 (3.77%) Intel Security
13 77 (3.73%) EMC
14 68 (3.29%) ThinPrint
15 63 (3.05%) SAP
16 51 (2.47%) CheckPoint
17 44 (2.13%) Juniper
18 43 (2.08%) F5
19 42 (2.03%) SolarWinds
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