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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 55 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1606 1557 1249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.18% 3.30% 2.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.66% 14.45% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 820 571
Average daily rate
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£325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 165 192
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.75 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
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
11754 10778 10124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.30% 22.82% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7071 6149 5413
Average daily rate £363 £360 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 979 1072
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £33.65 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -3 633 £350 - 160
South East -2 444 £325 +4.83% 109
East of England -23 108 £275 -5.57% 21
West Midlands +16 98 £300 - 39
North West +5 91 £300 +9.09% 26
Yorkshire -2 78 £298 +23.95% 32
South West -34 73 £325 +21.49% 53
East Midlands +1 40 £238 -23.38% 14
North East -1 34 £311 +17.45% 6
Midlands +5 3 £400 +6.66%
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3172 (100.00%) Windows
2 1778 (56.05%) Active Directory
3 1714 (54.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 1466 (46.22%) VMware
5 1399 (44.10%) Microsoft
6 1083 (34.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 950 (29.95%) MS Exchange
8 878 (27.68%) Citrix
9 786 (24.78%) Windows 7
10 781 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 662 (20.87%) DNS
12 590 (18.60%) ITIL
13 565 (17.81%) SQL Server
14 551 (17.37%) SQL
15 549 (17.31%) HP
16 543 (17.12%) Exchange Server 2010
17 532 (16.77%) Security Cleared
18 500 (15.76%) DHCP
19 496 (15.64%) SAN
20 481 (15.16%) Microsoft Certification
21 466 (14.69%) Cisco
22 465 (14.66%) Windows XP
23 460 (14.50%) MS Excel
24 454 (14.31%) SCCM
25 440 (13.87%) Firewall
26 435 (13.71%) MS Office
27 405 (12.77%) PowerShell
28 404 (12.74%) Hyper-V
29 390 (12.30%) XenApp
30 388 (12.23%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 950 (29.95%) MS Exchange
2 543 (17.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 331 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 323 (10.18%) SharePoint
5 313 (9.87%) IIS
6 266 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 161 (5.08%) Lync
8 159 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 115 (3.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 65 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 65 (2.05%) Apache
11 56 (1.77%) IBM Notes
12 49 (1.54%) Tomcat
13 44 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
14 40 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 33 (1.04%) WebSphere
16 29 (0.91%) WebLogic
17 27 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
18 26 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
19 22 (0.69%) WorkSite
Applications
1 460 (14.50%) MS Excel
2 435 (13.71%) MS Office
3 23 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.69%) MS Project
5 16 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.063%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.063%) InDesign
10 1 (0.032%) SPSS
10 1 (0.032%) CATIA
10 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.032%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.44%) assyst
5 8 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
6 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.13%) ENOVIA
7 4 (0.13%) Maximo
8 3 (0.095%) Cognos Planning
9 2 (0.063%) ReMetrica
9 2 (0.063%) Summit
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.063%) Agresso
10 1 (0.032%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.032%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.032%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.032%) Changepoint
10 1 (0.032%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 131 (4.13%) Office 365
2 74 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.38%) Google Apps
5 11 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.28%) SaaS
7 6 (0.19%) IaaS
8 5 (0.16%) PaaS
9 4 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.095%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.095%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.063%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.032%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.032%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 662 (20.87%) DNS
2 500 (15.76%) DHCP
3 496 (15.64%) SAN
4 440 (13.87%) Firewall
5 381 (12.01%) TCP/IP
6 340 (10.72%) LAN
7 316 (9.96%) WAN
8 159 (5.01%) VPN
9 129 (4.07%) NAS
10 123 (3.88%) VoIP
11 113 (3.56%) VLAN
12 111 (3.50%) Internet
13 76 (2.40%) NetScaler
14 74 (2.33%) SSL
15 71 (2.24%) Wireless
16 68 (2.14%) MPLS
17 61 (1.92%) LDAP
18 48 (1.51%) Network Security
19 42 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
19 42 (1.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 231 (7.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 110 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 94 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 59 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (1.73%) Oracle Database
7 48 (1.51%) MySQL
8 45 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
9 34 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 32 (1.01%) Relational Database
11 30 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 20 (0.63%) RDBMS
14 19 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
15 17 (0.54%) MS Access
16 14 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
18 12 (0.38%) MongoDB
19 10 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
20 9 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (2.02%) MSI
2 53 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (1.01%) TeamCity
4 29 (0.91%) JIRA
5 25 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 23 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 22 (0.69%) Subversion
8 16 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 15 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 11 (0.35%) StarTeam
11 9 (0.28%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.22%) FinalBuilder
13 5 (0.16%) Log4Net
13 5 (0.16%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.16%) NUnit
13 5 (0.16%) GCC
13 5 (0.16%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.13%) Selenium
14 4 (0.13%) Eclipse
15 3 (0.095%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 358 (11.29%) Finance
2 148 (4.67%) Banking
3 124 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 60 (1.89%) Law
5 45 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 44 (1.39%) Legal
7 41 (1.29%) Advertising
8 37 (1.17%) Retail
9 28 (0.88%) Publishing
10 24 (0.76%) Back Office
11 21 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.60%) Marketing
14 18 (0.57%) Local Government
15 17 (0.54%) Military
16 16 (0.50%) Billing
17 15 (0.47%) Front Office
18 13 (0.41%) Games
19 9 (0.28%) Retail Banking
20 5 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 535 (16.87%) Analyst
2 399 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 342 (10.78%) Support Engineer
4 293 (9.24%) Support Analyst
5 236 (7.44%) 3rd Line Support
6 211 (6.65%) Administrator
7 199 (6.27%) Server Engineer
8 195 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 172 (5.42%) Consultant
10 139 (4.38%) Desktop Support
11 126 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
12 119 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
12 119 (3.75%) Wintel Engineer
13 114 (3.59%) Architect
13 114 (3.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 91 (2.87%) IT Support
15 90 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 79 (2.49%) Developer
17 74 (2.33%) Applications Support
18 71 (2.24%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (6.34%) .NET
2 76 (2.40%) HTML
3 65 (2.05%) ASP.NET
3 65 (2.05%) Web Services
4 52 (1.64%) CSS
5 42 (1.32%) Middleware
6 41 (1.29%) Application Packaging
7 35 (1.10%) jQuery
7 35 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 29 (0.91%) WCF
9 26 (0.82%) XML
10 25 (0.79%) JSP
11 19 (0.60%) SOAP
12 18 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
13 16 (0.50%) Ajax
14 14 (0.44%) X-Windows
15 12 (0.38%) Java EE
16 11 (0.35%) Flash
16 11 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 10 (0.32%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 247 (7.79%) Clustering
2 207 (6.53%) Blackberry
3 169 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (2.77%) Replication
5 70 (2.21%) Thin Client
5 70 (2.21%) Fat Client
6 46 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 43 (1.36%) PKI
8 34 (1.07%) iPad
9 30 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 27 (0.85%) NHS
10 27 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 26 (0.82%) iPhone
12 23 (0.73%) IVR
13 20 (0.63%) FMCG
13 20 (0.63%) Computer Science
14 19 (0.60%) Open Source
15 17 (0.54%) CMDB
15 17 (0.54%) Smartphone
15 17 (0.54%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3172 (100.00%) Windows
2 1714 (54.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 1083 (34.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 786 (24.78%) Windows 7
5 465 (14.66%) Windows XP
6 386 (12.17%) Linux
7 203 (6.40%) UNIX
8 192 (6.05%) Windows 8
9 149 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 94 (2.96%) Windows Vista
11 80 (2.52%) Windows 2000
12 69 (2.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 46 (1.45%) Solaris
14 37 (1.17%) CentOS
15 35 (1.10%) AIX
16 27 (0.85%) Mac OS X
16 27 (0.85%) Android
17 21 (0.66%) SUSE
18 20 (0.63%) Windows NT
19 15 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (18.60%) ITIL
2 347 (10.94%) Migration
3 155 (4.89%) Change Management
4 138 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 136 (4.29%) Service Delivery
6 133 (4.19%) Service Management
7 113 (3.56%) Configuration Management
8 104 (3.28%) Incident Management
9 101 (3.18%) Project Management
10 95 (2.99%) Problem Management
11 92 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
12 78 (2.46%) Load Balancing
12 78 (2.46%) DevOps
13 62 (1.95%) Performance Monitoring
14 55 (1.73%) Business Continuity
15 53 (1.67%) Validation
15 53 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
16 51 (1.61%) Time Management
16 51 (1.61%) Mentoring
17 50 (1.58%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 551 (17.37%) SQL
2 405 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 103 (3.25%) VBScript
3 103 (3.25%) VB
4 101 (3.18%) Java
5 97 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 96 (3.03%) C#
7 61 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 61 (1.92%) Perl
8 55 (1.73%) C
9 47 (1.48%) T-SQL
10 46 (1.45%) Python
11 32 (1.01%) Korn
11 32 (1.01%) PHP
12 30 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 18 (0.57%) Ruby
14 15 (0.47%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.44%) VB.NET
16 13 (0.41%) C++
17 11 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 532 (16.77%) Security Cleared
2 481 (15.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 357 (11.25%) SC Cleared
4 330 (10.40%) MCSE
5 162 (5.11%) DV Cleared
6 140 (4.41%) MCITP
7 128 (4.04%) MCP
8 109 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
9 95 (2.99%) CCNA
9 95 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 77 (2.43%) Degree
11 67 (2.11%) MCSA
12 52 (1.64%) MCTS
13 45 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
14 44 (1.39%) CCNP
15 34 (1.07%) CCA
15 34 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
16 23 (0.73%) ISTQB
17 21 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 16 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (5.49%) SLA
2 52 (1.64%) QA
3 21 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.41%) JSP 440
6 12 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.22%) COBIT
9 2 (0.063%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1778 (56.05%) Active Directory
2 781 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 404 (12.74%) Hyper-V
4 390 (12.30%) XenApp
5 388 (12.23%) vSphere
6 197 (6.21%) VMware ESX
7 143 (4.51%) XenDesktop
8 114 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
9 111 (3.50%) XenServer
10 86 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 79 (2.49%) Terminal Services
12 51 (1.61%) VMware Server
13 47 (1.48%) vCloud
14 42 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 40 (1.26%) Xen
16 37 (1.17%) ISA Server
17 35 (1.10%) NFS
17 35 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 32 (1.01%) DFS Replication
19 20 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 454 (14.31%) SCCM
2 230 (7.25%) SCOM
3 114 (3.59%) Backup Exec
4 108 (3.40%) NetBackup
5 83 (2.62%) WSUS
6 66 (2.08%) HP SIM
7 46 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 44 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
8 44 (1.39%) Puppet
8 44 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 43 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
10 35 (1.10%) ARCserve
11 32 (1.01%) SCVMM
12 29 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 27 (0.85%) Nagios
13 27 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
14 25 (0.79%) BladeLogic
15 24 (0.76%) Control-M
15 24 (0.76%) SCOrch
16 22 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1466 (46.22%) VMware
2 1399 (44.10%) Microsoft
3 878 (27.68%) Citrix
4 549 (17.31%) HP
5 466 (14.69%) Cisco
6 205 (6.46%) NetApp
7 202 (6.37%) Oracle
8 170 (5.36%) Symantec
9 169 (5.33%) Red Hat
10 149 (4.70%) Dell
11 144 (4.54%) EMC
12 125 (3.94%) McAfee
13 113 (3.56%) IBM
14 78 (2.46%) Juniper
15 76 (2.40%) Sophos
16 72 (2.27%) CheckPoint
17 70 (2.21%) 3PAR
18 64 (2.02%) SolarWinds
18 64 (2.02%) Remedy
19 59 (1.86%) Lotus
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £21 - £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 5 days ago