The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 62 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1462 1402 1577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.85% 3.25% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.08% 15.35% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 668 793
Average daily rate £315 £311 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £166 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 172 173
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £39.50 £35.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11179 9136 11279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.77% 21.16% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6332 4943 5879
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1011 944 1111
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -19 536 £325 -7.14% 183
South East 0 395 £325 +8.33% 122
North West +4 136 £270 +10.20% 45
South West +6 103 £300 +20.00% 42
West Midlands +2 86 £331 +74.21% 23
East of England -36 83 £235 -6.93% 41
Yorkshire 0 73 £363 +9.84% 37
East Midlands -36 37 £263 +1.94% 16
Midlands +2 8 £130 -60.00%
North East -20 7 £325 -1.51% 11
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 2862 (100.00%) Windows
2 1695 (59.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1598 (55.84%) Active Directory
4 1308 (45.70%) VMware
5 1253 (43.78%) Microsoft
6 929 (32.46%) MS Exchange
7 792 (27.67%) Windows 7
8 750 (26.21%) Citrix
9 749 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 587 (20.51%) SQL Server
11 581 (20.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 576 (20.13%) ITIL
13 574 (20.06%) Windows Server 2012
14 542 (18.94%) HP
15 539 (18.83%) Windows XP
16 510 (17.82%) DNS
17 504 (17.61%) SQL
17 504 (17.61%) SCCM
18 452 (15.79%) Cisco
19 427 (14.92%) PowerShell
20 426 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
21 418 (14.61%) MS Excel
22 415 (14.50%) SAN
23 411 (14.36%) Security Cleared
24 367 (12.82%) DHCP
25 360 (12.58%) MS Office
26 359 (12.54%) XenApp
27 355 (12.40%) Firewall
28 330 (11.53%) SQL Server 2008
29 324 (11.32%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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
1 929 (32.46%) MS Exchange
2 581 (20.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 283 (9.89%) IIS
4 278 (9.71%) SharePoint
5 274 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 257 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 154 (5.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 98 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 77 (2.69%) Lync
10 52 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
11 47 (1.64%) IBM Notes
12 45 (1.57%) CMS
13 43 (1.50%) Umbraco
14 36 (1.26%) Apache
15 30 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
16 25 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
17 24 (0.84%) Tomcat
17 24 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
18 19 (0.66%) WebLogic
19 18 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 418 (14.61%) MS Excel
2 360 (12.58%) MS Office
3 43 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.98%) MS Project
5 20 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.49%) Acrobat
7 11 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.28%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.035%) CATIA
10 1 (0.035%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 37 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.01%) Google Analytics
3 26 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.21%) Agresso
5 3 (0.10%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.070%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.070%) Magento
6 2 (0.070%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.035%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.035%) Eikon
7 1 (0.035%) BPCS
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.035%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.035%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 92 (3.21%) Office 365
2 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.38%) SaaS
6 4 (0.14%) IaaS
7 2 (0.070%) PaaS
7 2 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.035%) Joyent
8 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 510 (17.82%) DNS
2 415 (14.50%) SAN
3 367 (12.82%) DHCP
4 355 (12.40%) Firewall
5 300 (10.48%) TCP/IP
6 280 (9.78%) LAN
7 236 (8.25%) WAN
8 136 (4.75%) VPN
9 113 (3.95%) Internet
10 95 (3.32%) VoIP
11 88 (3.07%) Wireless
12 79 (2.76%) NAS
13 76 (2.66%) SSL
14 74 (2.59%) SMTP
15 53 (1.85%) HTTP
16 52 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
17 50 (1.75%) Network Security
17 50 (1.75%) VLAN
18 46 (1.61%) NetScaler
19 42 (1.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 587 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 330 (11.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 154 (5.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 70 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 70 (2.45%) Oracle Database
5 68 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 62 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 34 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
10 31 (1.08%) Relational Database
11 29 (1.01%) MySQL
12 22 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
12 22 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
13 20 (0.70%) RDBMS
14 18 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.49%) MS Access
16 12 (0.42%) Ingres
16 12 (0.42%) RavenDB
17 11 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 50 (1.75%) TeamCity
3 45 (1.57%) Mercurial
4 40 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 32 (1.12%) MSI
6 25 (0.87%) Subversion
7 24 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.45%) LoadRunner
8 13 (0.45%) Jenkins
9 12 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (0.31%) NUnit
10 9 (0.31%) Hudson
10 9 (0.31%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.24%) Moq
12 5 (0.17%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.17%) InstallShield
13 4 (0.14%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.14%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.14%) Apache Continuum
General
1 313 (10.94%) Finance
2 108 (3.77%) Banking
3 102 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 40 (1.40%) Legal
5 38 (1.33%) Retail
6 34 (1.19%) Law
7 30 (1.05%) Local Government
8 22 (0.77%) Back Office
9 20 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.66%) French Language
11 18 (0.63%) Publishing
12 14 (0.49%) Military
12 14 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.42%) Front Office
13 12 (0.42%) German Language
13 12 (0.42%) Marketing
14 8 (0.28%) Italian Language
14 8 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 401 (14.01%) Analyst
2 353 (12.33%) Support Engineer
3 300 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 204 (7.13%) Consultant
5 196 (6.85%) Administrator
6 182 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 176 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 174 (6.08%) Server Engineer
9 168 (5.87%) Support Analyst
10 133 (4.65%) Wintel Engineer
11 130 (4.54%) Desktop Support
12 120 (4.19%) Architect
13 118 (4.12%) Developer
14 98 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
14 98 (3.42%) IT Support
15 90 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 81 (2.83%) Desktop Engineer
17 77 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
18 75 (2.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 69 (2.41%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (7.16%) .NET
2 141 (4.93%) HTML
3 100 (3.49%) ASP.NET
4 68 (2.38%) CSS
5 67 (2.34%) XML
6 61 (2.13%) Web Services
6 61 (2.13%) jQuery
7 50 (1.75%) .NET Framework
8 42 (1.47%) JSP
9 37 (1.29%) Application Packaging
10 29 (1.01%) LESS
11 26 (0.91%) XHTML
12 23 (0.80%) Middleware
13 22 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (0.70%) Ajax
15 18 (0.63%) JSON
15 18 (0.63%) WCF
15 18 (0.63%) J2EE
16 16 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 206 (7.20%) Blackberry
2 202 (7.06%) Clustering
3 80 (2.80%) Replication
4 70 (2.45%) Thin Client
4 70 (2.45%) Fat Client
5 67 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 31 (1.08%) PKI
7 29 (1.01%) Computer Science
8 27 (0.94%) NHS
9 26 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (0.70%) iPhone
10 20 (0.70%) EqualLogic
10 20 (0.70%) Hedge funds
11 16 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 15 (0.52%) iPad
13 13 (0.45%) CESG
13 13 (0.45%) Cryptography
14 11 (0.38%) Firmware
14 11 (0.38%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2862 (100.00%) Windows
2 1695 (59.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 792 (27.67%) Windows 7
4 574 (20.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 539 (18.83%) Windows XP
6 269 (9.40%) Linux
7 200 (6.99%) UNIX
8 120 (4.19%) Windows 8
9 114 (3.98%) Windows 2000
10 83 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
11 82 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 62 (2.17%) Windows Vista
13 55 (1.92%) Solaris
14 54 (1.89%) AIX
15 37 (1.29%) Mac OS X
16 25 (0.87%) SUSE
17 22 (0.77%) Android
18 20 (0.70%) CentOS
19 17 (0.59%) Apple iOS
20 11 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (20.13%) ITIL
2 322 (11.25%) Migration
3 153 (5.35%) Change Management
4 133 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 100 (3.49%) Project Management
6 92 (3.21%) Service Delivery
7 88 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (2.62%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (2.59%) Problem Management
10 72 (2.52%) Service Management
11 69 (2.41%) Incident Management
12 68 (2.38%) Workflow
13 65 (2.27%) E-Commerce
14 64 (2.24%) User Acceptance Testing
15 61 (2.13%) Configuration Management
16 60 (2.10%) TDD
17 59 (2.06%) Business Continuity
17 59 (2.06%) Capacity Planning
18 57 (1.99%) Software Testing
18 57 (1.99%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 504 (17.61%) SQL
2 427 (14.92%) PowerShell
3 130 (4.54%) JavaScript
4 128 (4.47%) VB
5 110 (3.84%) C#
6 98 (3.42%) VBScript
7 85 (2.97%) T-SQL
8 55 (1.92%) Java
9 42 (1.47%) C
9 42 (1.47%) Perl
10 26 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.66%) VBA
12 18 (0.63%) PL/SQL
12 18 (0.63%) VB6
12 18 (0.63%) Ruby
13 17 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.56%) C++
15 15 (0.52%) PHP
16 12 (0.42%) Python
17 7 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 426 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 411 (14.36%) Security Cleared
3 312 (10.90%) SC Cleared
4 301 (10.52%) MCSE
5 130 (4.54%) MCITP
6 121 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
7 98 (3.42%) CCNA
8 97 (3.39%) MCP
9 96 (3.35%) DV Cleared
10 83 (2.90%) MCSA
11 78 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 78 (2.73%) Degree
12 62 (2.17%) MCTS
13 59 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
14 50 (1.75%) CCA
15 45 (1.57%) CCNP
16 43 (1.50%) ISTQB
17 39 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (0.52%) CCEA
19 12 (0.42%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.19%) SLA
2 48 (1.68%) QA
3 15 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.070%) GPG13
8 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.035%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.035%) Basel II
8 1 (0.035%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.035%) GCP
System Software
1 1598 (55.84%) Active Directory
2 749 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 359 (12.54%) XenApp
4 324 (11.32%) vSphere
5 303 (10.59%) Hyper-V
6 209 (7.30%) VMware ESX
7 143 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 135 (4.72%) XenDesktop
9 88 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 77 (2.69%) XenServer
11 51 (1.78%) Terminal Services
12 39 (1.36%) ISA Server
13 32 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
14 31 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 31 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 25 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
16 22 (0.77%) vCloud
17 21 (0.73%) Xen
18 20 (0.70%) Nmap
18 20 (0.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 504 (17.61%) SCCM
2 271 (9.47%) SCOM
3 86 (3.00%) Backup Exec
4 82 (2.87%) WSUS
5 80 (2.80%) NetBackup
6 55 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
7 44 (1.54%) SCVMM
7 44 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 39 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 38 (1.33%) HP SIM
10 35 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
10 35 (1.22%) Tivoli
11 28 (0.98%) MAILsweeper
12 26 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 24 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
13 24 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 24 (0.84%) ARCserve
14 20 (0.70%) Nessus
14 20 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
15 19 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1308 (45.70%) VMware
2 1253 (43.78%) Microsoft
3 750 (26.21%) Citrix
4 542 (18.94%) HP
5 452 (15.79%) Cisco
6 203 (7.09%) Oracle
7 171 (5.97%) Symantec
8 145 (5.07%) NetApp
9 117 (4.09%) EMC
10 114 (3.98%) Dell
10 114 (3.98%) IBM
11 91 (3.18%) Red Hat
12 80 (2.80%) McAfee
13 68 (2.38%) AppSense
14 63 (2.20%) CheckPoint
15 49 (1.71%) Avaya
16 48 (1.68%) Apple
16 48 (1.68%) Lotus
17 46 (1.61%) Websense
18 45 (1.57%) Remedy
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: Up to £350 a day (3 months)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £37500 - £40000 per annum + £6,000 car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £500 per annum candidate and experience dependant
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Personnel IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago