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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1567 1585 1443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.97% 3.34% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.35% 14.52% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 839 726
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 156 166
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.15 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.27% +0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.60% -9.93%
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
11736 10916 10954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.24% 22.99% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6941 6277 5774
Average daily rate £351 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.31% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 955 1112
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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
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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 -10 571 £350 - 163
South East -2 391 £300 -6.25% 136
East of England -3 123 £275 +12.24% 29
South West -12 113 £325 - 49
North West -4 110 £300 +5.74% 38
West Midlands 0 92 £280 -6.66% 25
Yorkshire +6 65 £275 +22.22% 40
East Midlands -7 51 £325 +18.18% 21
North East +2 50 £298 +48.75% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 3156 (100.00%) Windows
2 1782 (56.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 1732 (54.88%) Active Directory
4 1424 (45.12%) VMware
5 1361 (43.12%) Microsoft
6 974 (30.86%) MS Exchange
7 900 (28.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 885 (28.04%) Citrix
9 861 (27.28%) Windows 7
10 733 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 635 (20.12%) DNS
12 600 (19.01%) Exchange Server 2010
13 590 (18.69%) SQL Server
14 569 (18.03%) ITIL
15 546 (17.30%) HP
16 527 (16.70%) Windows XP
17 525 (16.63%) SAN
18 497 (15.75%) SQL
19 491 (15.56%) Security Cleared
20 483 (15.30%) Cisco
21 468 (14.83%) Microsoft Certification
22 462 (14.64%) SCCM
23 460 (14.58%) DHCP
24 459 (14.54%) MS Excel
25 428 (13.56%) XenApp
26 412 (13.05%) MS Office
27 408 (12.93%) TCP/IP
28 400 (12.67%) PowerShell
29 399 (12.64%) Firewall
30 364 (11.53%) Linux

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 974 (30.86%) MS Exchange
2 600 (19.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 337 (10.68%) SharePoint
4 329 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 326 (10.33%) IIS
6 291 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 141 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 141 (4.47%) Lync
8 105 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 89 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 55 (1.74%) Apache
11 51 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 36 (1.14%) IBM Notes
13 33 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
14 32 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
14 32 (1.01%) Tomcat
15 21 (0.67%) CMS
16 17 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
16 17 (0.54%) WebLogic
17 16 (0.51%) WorkSite
Applications
1 459 (14.54%) MS Excel
2 412 (13.05%) MS Office
3 31 (0.98%) MS Project
4 20 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.095%) InDesign
10 2 (0.063%) CATIA
10 2 (0.063%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.032%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.032%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 41 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.57%) assyst
2 18 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
6 4 (0.13%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Ubix
6 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 3 (0.095%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.063%) Maximo
8 2 (0.063%) Agresso
8 2 (0.063%) Summit
8 2 (0.063%) Cognos Planning
9 1 (0.032%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.032%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.032%) Magento
9 1 (0.032%) Changepoint
9 1 (0.032%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 116 (3.68%) Office 365
2 70 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.44%) IaaS
5 12 (0.38%) Google Apps
6 11 (0.35%) SaaS
7 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.095%) PaaS
12 2 (0.063%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 635 (20.12%) DNS
2 525 (16.63%) SAN
3 460 (14.58%) DHCP
4 408 (12.93%) TCP/IP
5 399 (12.64%) Firewall
6 314 (9.95%) LAN
7 292 (9.25%) WAN
8 144 (4.56%) VPN
9 110 (3.49%) VoIP
9 110 (3.49%) Internet
10 108 (3.42%) NAS
11 93 (2.95%) VLAN
12 91 (2.88%) Wireless
13 67 (2.12%) NetScaler
14 66 (2.09%) LDAP
15 65 (2.06%) SSL
16 64 (2.03%) Network Security
17 63 (2.00%) MPLS
18 46 (1.46%) HTTPS
18 46 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 590 (18.69%) SQL Server
2 259 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 127 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 100 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 68 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 49 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 46 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
8 40 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (1.08%) MySQL
10 29 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 26 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 23 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
13 22 (0.70%) Relational Database
14 16 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.38%) RavenDB
16 11 (0.35%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.35%) DTS
17 10 (0.32%) Ingres
17 10 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 43 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 39 (1.24%) MSI
4 38 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 29 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 29 (0.92%) Subversion
6 21 (0.67%) JIRA
7 19 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (0.60%) LoadRunner
8 17 (0.54%) NUnit
9 12 (0.38%) Mercurial
9 12 (0.38%) MSBuild
10 11 (0.35%) Artifactory
11 10 (0.32%) Jenkins
12 9 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.22%) FinalBuilder
13 7 (0.22%) CruiseControl
13 7 (0.22%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.19%) Log4Net
14 6 (0.19%) Moq
General
1 353 (11.19%) Finance
2 155 (4.91%) Banking
3 85 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 53 (1.68%) Investment Banking
5 47 (1.49%) Law
6 46 (1.46%) Retail
7 42 (1.33%) Advertising
8 41 (1.30%) Legal
9 28 (0.89%) Publishing
10 24 (0.76%) Back Office
11 21 (0.67%) Military
12 18 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.48%) Marketing
14 15 (0.48%) Front Office
15 14 (0.44%) Local Government
16 6 (0.19%) Automotive
16 6 (0.19%) Games
16 6 (0.19%) German Language
16 6 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 504 (15.97%) Analyst
2 364 (11.53%) Support Engineer
3 345 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 253 (8.02%) Support Analyst
5 231 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 217 (6.88%) Administrator
7 195 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
8 179 (5.67%) Server Engineer
9 178 (5.64%) Consultant
10 136 (4.31%) Desktop Support
11 134 (4.25%) Architect
12 120 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
13 116 (3.68%) Developer
14 114 (3.61%) Wintel Engineer
15 101 (3.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 99 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 86 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
18 77 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
19 76 (2.41%) IT Support
20 68 (2.15%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (7.83%) .NET
2 116 (3.68%) ASP.NET
3 93 (2.95%) HTML
4 63 (2.00%) Web Services
5 59 (1.87%) CSS
6 53 (1.68%) JSP
7 45 (1.43%) .NET Framework
8 42 (1.33%) WCF
9 38 (1.20%) Middleware
10 36 (1.14%) Application Packaging
11 35 (1.11%) XML
12 31 (0.98%) jQuery
13 23 (0.73%) Ajax
14 18 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (0.51%) JSON
16 15 (0.48%) SOAP
17 14 (0.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 13 (0.41%) MSMQ
19 11 (0.35%) Flash
20 10 (0.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 239 (7.57%) Clustering
2 193 (6.12%) Blackberry
3 163 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 79 (2.50%) Thin Client
5 72 (2.28%) Replication
6 58 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 50 (1.58%) PKI
8 37 (1.17%) iPad
9 30 (0.95%) NHS
9 30 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 26 (0.82%) iPhone
11 25 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
12 21 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
13 19 (0.60%) Computer Science
13 19 (0.60%) PDA
14 17 (0.54%) Kindle
14 17 (0.54%) User Experience
14 17 (0.54%) CLARiiON
15 15 (0.48%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3156 (100.00%) Windows
2 1782 (56.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 900 (28.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 861 (27.28%) Windows 7
5 527 (16.70%) Windows XP
6 364 (11.53%) Linux
7 212 (6.72%) UNIX
8 184 (5.83%) Windows 8
9 141 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 122 (3.87%) Windows 2000
11 80 (2.53%) Windows Vista
12 70 (2.22%) Solaris
13 68 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
14 49 (1.55%) CentOS
15 34 (1.08%) AIX
16 27 (0.86%) Ubuntu
17 26 (0.82%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.67%) Windows NT
18 21 (0.67%) SUSE
19 20 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (18.03%) ITIL
2 339 (10.74%) Migration
3 154 (4.88%) Change Management
4 152 (4.82%) Service Management
5 139 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 115 (3.64%) Service Delivery
7 110 (3.49%) Project Management
8 104 (3.30%) Incident Management
9 98 (3.11%) Problem Management
10 89 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
11 87 (2.76%) Configuration Management
12 77 (2.44%) Workflow
12 77 (2.44%) Load Balancing
13 66 (2.09%) Business Continuity
14 64 (2.03%) Root Cause Analysis
15 60 (1.90%) PRINCE2
16 55 (1.74%) Validation
17 54 (1.71%) Performance Tuning
18 52 (1.65%) Test Scripting
18 52 (1.65%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 497 (15.75%) SQL
2 400 (12.67%) PowerShell
3 123 (3.90%) VB
4 118 (3.74%) C#
5 116 (3.68%) VBScript
6 105 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 93 (2.95%) Java
8 72 (2.28%) Perl
9 66 (2.09%) T-SQL
10 65 (2.06%) C
11 50 (1.58%) Python
12 45 (1.43%) Shell Script
13 20 (0.63%) PHP
14 19 (0.60%) Korn
14 19 (0.60%) VBA
15 18 (0.57%) C++
16 15 (0.48%) VB6
17 13 (0.41%) Ruby
17 13 (0.41%) VB.NET
18 10 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 491 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 468 (14.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 338 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 309 (9.79%) MCSE
5 150 (4.75%) MCITP
6 145 (4.59%) DV Cleared
7 114 (3.61%) MCP
8 108 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
9 99 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 90 (2.85%) CCNA
11 82 (2.60%) Degree
12 70 (2.22%) MCSA
12 70 (2.22%) MCTS
13 49 (1.55%) CCNP
14 47 (1.49%) ISTQB
15 45 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
15 45 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 35 (1.11%) CCA
17 31 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
18 25 (0.79%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.93%) SLA
2 43 (1.36%) QA
3 24 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.35%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.063%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.063%) COBIT
9 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1732 (54.88%) Active Directory
2 733 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 428 (13.56%) XenApp
4 359 (11.38%) Hyper-V
4 359 (11.38%) vSphere
5 218 (6.91%) VMware ESX
6 148 (4.69%) XenDesktop
7 135 (4.28%) XenServer
8 114 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
9 68 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 67 (2.12%) Terminal Services
11 58 (1.84%) VMware Server
12 38 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 34 (1.08%) ISA Server
13 34 (1.08%) Xen
14 28 (0.89%) vCloud
15 27 (0.86%) NFS
16 25 (0.79%) DFS Replication
16 25 (0.79%) NLBS
17 22 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 462 (14.64%) SCCM
2 224 (7.10%) SCOM
3 137 (4.34%) Backup Exec
4 97 (3.07%) NetBackup
5 95 (3.01%) WSUS
6 67 (2.12%) HP SIM
7 49 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
8 42 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
9 35 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
10 34 (1.08%) ARCserve
11 33 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 30 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 30 (0.95%) SCVMM
13 29 (0.92%) Tivoli
14 28 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
15 27 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 24 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 24 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 23 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 22 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1424 (45.12%) VMware
2 1361 (43.12%) Microsoft
3 885 (28.04%) Citrix
4 546 (17.30%) HP
5 483 (15.30%) Cisco
6 197 (6.24%) Oracle
7 187 (5.93%) Symantec
8 171 (5.42%) EMC
9 164 (5.20%) NetApp
10 147 (4.66%) Red Hat
11 146 (4.63%) Dell
12 110 (3.49%) IBM
13 83 (2.63%) McAfee
14 82 (2.60%) Juniper
15 77 (2.44%) CheckPoint
15 77 (2.44%) 3PAR
16 62 (1.96%) Sophos
17 59 (1.87%) Remedy
18 50 (1.58%) Veeam
19 48 (1.52%) SolarWinds
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