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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 109 68 59
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1072 1482 1580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.19% 2.91% 3.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.53% 13.01% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 891 947
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 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 115 131
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.48 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.46 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+15.11% +15.37%
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
11248 11389 11319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.93% 22.34% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7178 6767 6560
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 887 951
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -55 368 £350 +7.69% 74
South East -40 218 £338 -3.57% 65
North East +18 155 £270 +2.85% 7
North West -9 76 £325 +23.80% 27
West Midlands -31 63 £325 +18.18% 18
South West -32 63 £309 -3.13% 27
East of England -28 57 £358 +78.75% 16
Yorkshire -38 47 £301 +0.41% 21
East Midlands -15 25 £238 -9.52% 11
Midlands -2 2 £313 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 2038 (100.00%) Windows
2 1435 (70.41%) Windows Server
3 1284 (63.00%) Active Directory
4 1160 (56.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1052 (51.62%) VMware
6 913 (44.80%) Microsoft
7 857 (42.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 606 (29.74%) Citrix
9 604 (29.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 518 (25.42%) Windows 7
11 506 (24.83%) MS Exchange
12 454 (22.28%) ITIL
13 434 (21.30%) SQL Server
14 427 (20.95%) PowerShell
15 414 (20.31%) DNS
16 409 (20.07%) SQL
17 388 (19.04%) DHCP
18 383 (18.79%) Security Cleared
19 375 (18.40%) HP
20 372 (18.25%) Linux
21 356 (17.47%) SCCM
22 327 (16.05%) Cisco
23 316 (15.51%) SAN
24 311 (15.26%) Exchange Server 2010
25 296 (14.52%) XenApp
26 293 (14.38%) Firewall
27 288 (14.13%) MS Excel
28 275 (13.49%) Finance
29 264 (12.95%) SC Cleared
30 261 (12.81%) 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
1 506 (24.83%) MS Exchange
2 311 (15.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 207 (10.16%) IIS
4 186 (9.13%) SharePoint
5 162 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 129 (6.33%) Skype for Business
7 86 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 77 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 51 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 43 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 38 (1.86%) Apache
12 35 (1.72%) Tomcat
13 28 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 28 (1.37%) IBM Notes
14 23 (1.13%) Confluence
14 23 (1.13%) OpenStack
15 21 (1.03%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
17 17 (0.83%) WebLogic
18 16 (0.79%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 288 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 259 (12.71%) MS Office
3 30 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.49%) PaintShop Pro
5 8 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.29%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.20%) MS Project
7 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.049%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.049%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.049%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.15%) Eikon
4 2 (0.098%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.098%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.098%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.049%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.049%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.049%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.049%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.049%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.049%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.049%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.049%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.049%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.049%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.049%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 204 (10.01%) Office 365
2 102 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.03%) IaaS
5 20 (0.98%) SaaS
6 15 (0.74%) Mimecast
7 14 (0.69%) PaaS
8 11 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.44%) Google Apps
9 9 (0.44%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.20%) GitHub
11 4 (0.20%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.15%) Route 53
12 3 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 414 (20.31%) DNS
2 388 (19.04%) DHCP
3 316 (15.51%) SAN
4 293 (14.38%) Firewall
5 188 (9.22%) WAN
6 177 (8.68%) LAN
7 140 (6.87%) TCP/IP
8 101 (4.96%) VPN
9 68 (3.34%) Internet
10 67 (3.29%) NetScaler
11 52 (2.55%) VoIP
12 50 (2.45%) VLAN
12 50 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
12 50 (2.45%) Wireless
13 45 (2.21%) Skype
14 42 (2.06%) NAS
15 39 (1.91%) iSCSI
16 34 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
17 29 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (1.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 434 (21.30%) SQL Server
2 175 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 101 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 69 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 58 (2.85%) Oracle Database
6 34 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (1.42%) DB2
9 26 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 25 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
12 22 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (0.79%) MySQL
14 14 (0.69%) MS Access
15 11 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.54%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 44 (2.16%) Jenkins
2 36 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 29 (1.42%) JIRA
5 28 (1.37%) Git (software)
6 24 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (0.88%) Subversion
8 17 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.69%) MSI
10 7 (0.34%) ClearCase
10 7 (0.34%) ClearQuest
10 7 (0.34%) Grunt
10 7 (0.34%) Selenium
10 7 (0.34%) TortoiseSVN
11 6 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.29%) Gradle
11 6 (0.29%) Maven
11 6 (0.29%) Moq
11 6 (0.29%) MSBuild
11 6 (0.29%) NUnit
General
1 275 (13.49%) Finance
2 85 (4.17%) Banking
3 40 (1.96%) Back Office
4 37 (1.82%) Legal
5 30 (1.47%) Retail
6 29 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.18%) Military
9 22 (1.08%) Law
10 19 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.69%) Advertising
12 13 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.49%) Marketing
13 10 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.44%) Publishing
15 8 (0.39%) Local Government
16 6 (0.29%) Games
17 5 (0.25%) Front Office
18 4 (0.20%) Automotive
18 4 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 300 (14.72%) Support Engineer
2 275 (13.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 244 (11.97%) Analyst
4 191 (9.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 173 (8.49%) Windows Engineer
6 159 (7.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 141 (6.92%) Server Engineer
8 129 (6.33%) Administrator
9 120 (5.89%) Architect
10 111 (5.45%) Support Analyst
11 102 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
12 88 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 88 (4.32%) Infrastructure Support
12 88 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
13 86 (4.22%) VMware Engineer
14 82 (4.02%) Desktop Support
15 80 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
16 77 (3.78%) Consultant
16 77 (3.78%) Systems Engineer
17 67 (3.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (4.76%) .NET
2 50 (2.45%) HTML
3 38 (1.86%) Web Services
4 35 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 27 (1.32%) CSS
6 19 (0.93%) .NET Framework
7 17 (0.83%) jQuery
8 15 (0.74%) XML
9 14 (0.69%) AngularJS
9 14 (0.69%) Middleware
10 12 (0.59%) Ajax
10 12 (0.59%) HTML5
11 10 (0.49%) Regular Expression
12 9 (0.44%) J2EE
13 8 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 8 (0.39%) JSP
14 7 (0.34%) SAML
15 6 (0.29%) CSS3
15 6 (0.29%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 207 (10.16%) Data Centre
2 119 (5.84%) Clustering
3 93 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 62 (3.04%) Fat Client
5 62 (3.04%) Thin Client
6 61 (2.99%) Blackberry
7 53 (2.60%) Replication
8 51 (2.50%) Computer Science
9 39 (1.91%) PKI
10 32 (1.57%) Driving Licence
11 26 (1.28%) NHS
12 24 (1.18%) iSeries
13 20 (0.98%) AS400
14 16 (0.79%) Statistics
15 15 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.74%) Life Science
16 13 (0.64%) Digital Media
16 13 (0.64%) EMC VNX
16 13 (0.64%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2038 (100.00%) Windows
2 1435 (70.41%) Windows Server
3 1160 (56.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 857 (42.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 518 (25.42%) Windows 7
6 372 (18.25%) Linux
7 161 (7.90%) Windows 8
8 160 (7.85%) Windows XP
9 148 (7.26%) Unix
10 110 (5.40%) Windows 10
11 109 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 50 (2.45%) Solaris
13 48 (2.36%) Mac OS X
14 37 (1.82%) Windows Vista
15 36 (1.77%) AIX
16 35 (1.72%) Android
17 33 (1.62%) CentOS
18 24 (1.18%) Apple iOS
18 24 (1.18%) Ubuntu
19 23 (1.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (22.28%) ITIL
2 261 (12.81%) Migration
3 119 (5.84%) Project Management
4 97 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 97 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 95 (4.66%) Service Management
6 85 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 83 (4.07%) Change Management
8 76 (3.73%) Configuration Management
8 76 (3.73%) Problem Management
9 70 (3.43%) Virtual Environments
10 61 (2.99%) DevOps
11 60 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (2.65%) High Availability
13 52 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
14 51 (2.50%) ITIL V3
14 51 (2.50%) Server Building
15 48 (2.36%) Business Continuity
15 48 (2.36%) Change Control
16 45 (2.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 427 (20.95%) PowerShell
2 409 (20.07%) SQL
3 103 (5.05%) VBScript
4 71 (3.48%) Java
5 67 (3.29%) C#
6 64 (3.14%) Perl
7 49 (2.40%) Python
7 49 (2.40%) VB
8 48 (2.36%) JavaScript
8 48 (2.36%) T-SQL
9 41 (2.01%) Bash Shell
10 32 (1.57%) C
11 24 (1.18%) C++
11 24 (1.18%) Ruby
12 16 (0.79%) VB.NET
13 15 (0.74%) Korn
14 14 (0.69%) Bourne shell
14 14 (0.69%) PHP
15 12 (0.59%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 383 (18.79%) Security Cleared
2 264 (12.95%) SC Cleared
3 250 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 157 (7.70%) MCSE
5 86 (4.22%) MCSA
6 82 (4.02%) Degree
7 79 (3.88%) DV Cleared
8 73 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 70 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
10 64 (3.14%) CCNA
11 56 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 43 (2.11%) MCP
13 31 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (1.37%) MCITP
15 23 (1.13%) DBS Check
16 22 (1.08%) CISSP
17 20 (0.98%) CCNP
18 18 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 12 (0.59%) MCTS
20 11 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.76%) SLA
2 42 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 42 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.88%) JSP 440
4 17 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.83%) QA
5 5 (0.25%) ISO22301
5 5 (0.25%) PMBOK
6 4 (0.20%) COBIT
6 4 (0.20%) GPG13
6 4 (0.20%) RMADS
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.098%) DICOM
8 2 (0.098%) HL7
8 2 (0.098%) ISO15022
8 2 (0.098%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1284 (63.00%) Active Directory
2 604 (29.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 296 (14.52%) XenApp
4 258 (12.66%) Hyper-V
5 209 (10.26%) vSphere
6 167 (8.19%) XenDesktop
7 135 (6.62%) VMware ESX
8 114 (5.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 110 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
10 94 (4.61%) XenServer
11 52 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
12 36 (1.77%) Terminal Services
13 33 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
14 29 (1.42%) VMware Server
15 22 (1.08%) DFS Replication
15 22 (1.08%) Xen
16 20 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 20 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
17 18 (0.88%) Firmware
18 14 (0.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 356 (17.47%) SCCM
2 189 (9.27%) SCOM
3 85 (4.17%) WSUS
4 57 (2.80%) Nagios
4 57 (2.80%) Puppet
5 56 (2.75%) NetBackup
6 54 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 42 (2.06%) XenMobile
8 39 (1.91%) Backup Exec
9 37 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 36 (1.77%) EdgeSight
11 35 (1.72%) SafeCom
12 33 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
12 33 (1.62%) SCVMM
13 31 (1.52%) Ansible
14 29 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
14 29 (1.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 29 (1.42%) Tivoli
15 25 (1.23%) Netcool
16 24 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1052 (51.62%) VMware
2 913 (44.80%) Microsoft
3 606 (29.74%) Citrix
4 375 (18.40%) HP
5 327 (16.05%) Cisco
6 162 (7.95%) Oracle
7 148 (7.26%) NetApp
8 140 (6.87%) Red Hat
9 123 (6.04%) Dell
10 96 (4.71%) IBM
11 93 (4.56%) Symantec
12 81 (3.97%) AppSense
13 76 (3.73%) Intel Security
14 75 (3.68%) EMC
15 65 (3.19%) ThinPrint
16 57 (2.80%) SAP
17 51 (2.50%) CheckPoint
18 42 (2.06%) Juniper
18 42 (2.06%) SolarWinds
19 31 (1.52%) CommVault
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