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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1614 1608 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.27% 3.45% 3.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.35% 15.40% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 848 840
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 165 176
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £13.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11245 10442 11229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.75% 22.42% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6491 5838 5681
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 960 971 1164
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 0 588 £350 - 141
South East -3 386 £300 -7.56% 112
East of England +6 167 £225 -10.00% 35
North West +3 128 £273 +3.80% 36
South West -5 111 £325 -8.77% 47
Yorkshire -13 74 £185 -38.33% 50
West Midlands -27 71 £295 -1.66% 35
East Midlands -4 59 £288 -0.86% 21
North East -2 16 £290 +5.45% 5
South Coast - - - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3038 (100.00%) Windows
2 1686 (55.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1644 (54.11%) Active Directory
4 1352 (44.50%) VMware
5 1301 (42.82%) Microsoft
6 960 (31.60%) MS Exchange
7 868 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 830 (27.32%) Citrix
9 792 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 715 (23.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 602 (19.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 574 (18.89%) ITIL
13 572 (18.83%) Windows XP
14 569 (18.73%) SQL Server
15 533 (17.54%) DNS
16 530 (17.45%) HP
17 487 (16.03%) Cisco
18 475 (15.64%) SCCM
19 465 (15.31%) Security Cleared
20 458 (15.08%) Microsoft Certification
21 457 (15.04%) SAN
22 454 (14.94%) SQL
23 432 (14.22%) MS Excel
24 410 (13.50%) MS Office
24 410 (13.50%) PowerShell
25 397 (13.07%) DHCP
26 387 (12.74%) XenApp
27 373 (12.28%) Firewall
28 363 (11.95%) TCP/IP
29 352 (11.59%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 960 (31.60%) MS Exchange
2 602 (19.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 334 (10.99%) SharePoint
4 303 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 294 (9.68%) IIS
6 277 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 145 (4.77%) Lync
8 106 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 104 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 99 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 57 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
12 37 (1.22%) IBM Notes
13 35 (1.15%) CMS
14 31 (1.02%) Umbraco
15 28 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
16 26 (0.86%) Apache
17 25 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
18 20 (0.66%) Tomcat
19 19 (0.63%) WebLogic
20 17 (0.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 432 (14.22%) MS Excel
2 410 (13.50%) MS Office
3 28 (0.92%) MS Project
4 24 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.43%) Acrobat
5 13 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.099%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.099%) PaintShop Pro
8 2 (0.066%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.066%) InDesign
9 1 (0.033%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.033%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.033%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.033%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 44 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.43%) assyst
5 12 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
8 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 4 (0.13%) ReMetrica
9 2 (0.066%) Magento
9 2 (0.066%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.033%) Summit
10 1 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.033%) Agresso
10 1 (0.033%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.033%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 104 (3.42%) Office 365
2 44 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.36%) IaaS
6 7 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.23%) SaaS
7 6 (0.20%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 533 (17.54%) DNS
2 457 (15.04%) SAN
3 397 (13.07%) DHCP
4 373 (12.28%) Firewall
5 363 (11.95%) TCP/IP
6 314 (10.34%) LAN
7 276 (9.08%) WAN
8 119 (3.92%) VPN
9 108 (3.55%) Wireless
10 106 (3.49%) Internet
11 102 (3.36%) VoIP
12 83 (2.73%) NAS
13 77 (2.53%) VLAN
14 58 (1.91%) Network Security
15 53 (1.74%) LDAP
16 50 (1.65%) SMTP
16 50 (1.65%) SSL
17 49 (1.61%) MPLS
18 46 (1.51%) HTTPS
19 43 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 569 (18.73%) SQL Server
2 272 (8.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 148 (4.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 84 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 71 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (1.78%) Oracle Database
7 41 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 29 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 26 (0.86%) MySQL
12 23 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
13 22 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
14 20 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.56%) Ingres
15 17 (0.56%) RavenDB
16 16 (0.53%) Relational Database
17 15 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
18 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 13 (0.43%) DTS
Development Applications
1 45 (1.48%) Visual Studio
1 45 (1.48%) MSI
2 44 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.28%) TeamCity
4 37 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (0.95%) Mercurial
6 24 (0.79%) Subversion
7 21 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
7 21 (0.69%) LoadRunner
8 18 (0.59%) NUnit
9 15 (0.49%) JIRA
10 14 (0.46%) MSBuild
11 12 (0.39%) Kiln
12 10 (0.33%) Moq
13 8 (0.26%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.26%) CruiseControl
14 7 (0.23%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.23%) Jenkins
15 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 342 (11.26%) Finance
2 130 (4.28%) Banking
3 82 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 46 (1.51%) Retail
5 42 (1.38%) Legal
6 40 (1.32%) Law
7 38 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.02%) Publishing
9 22 (0.72%) Advertising
10 17 (0.56%) Military
11 15 (0.49%) Local Government
11 15 (0.49%) Back Office
12 13 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.43%) Front Office
13 12 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.36%) Marketing
15 6 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.20%) German Language
15 6 (0.20%) Games
16 4 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 451 (14.85%) Analyst
2 372 (12.24%) Support Engineer
3 301 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 221 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
5 208 (6.85%) Support Analyst
6 206 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 198 (6.52%) Administrator
8 178 (5.86%) Server Engineer
9 170 (5.60%) Consultant
10 147 (4.84%) Desktop Support
10 147 (4.84%) Architect
11 132 (4.34%) Developer
12 115 (3.79%) Wintel Engineer
13 110 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 106 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
15 92 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 83 (2.73%) Desktop Engineer
17 80 (2.63%) IT Support
18 70 (2.30%) Systems Engineer
19 69 (2.27%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (7.80%) .NET
2 122 (4.02%) HTML
2 122 (4.02%) ASP.NET
3 70 (2.30%) CSS
4 57 (1.88%) JSP
4 57 (1.88%) Web Services
5 54 (1.78%) XML
6 50 (1.65%) .NET Framework
7 47 (1.55%) WCF
8 42 (1.38%) jQuery
9 36 (1.18%) Application Packaging
10 33 (1.09%) Middleware
11 22 (0.72%) Ajax
12 21 (0.69%) JSON
13 20 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (0.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 17 (0.56%) HTML5
15 13 (0.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 12 (0.39%) SOAP
16 12 (0.39%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 210 (6.91%) Clustering
2 191 (6.29%) Blackberry
3 74 (2.44%) Thin Client
3 74 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 68 (2.24%) Replication
5 64 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 50 (1.65%) PKI
7 35 (1.15%) NHS
8 31 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 30 (0.99%) iPad
10 28 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
11 22 (0.72%) iPhone
12 21 (0.69%) Computer Science
13 18 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (0.53%) EqualLogic
14 16 (0.53%) CESG
15 15 (0.49%) PDA
15 15 (0.49%) Firmware
16 13 (0.43%) CMDB
17 12 (0.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3038 (100.00%) Windows
2 1686 (55.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 868 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 792 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 572 (18.83%) Windows XP
6 302 (9.94%) Linux
7 207 (6.81%) UNIX
8 174 (5.73%) Windows 8
9 137 (4.51%) Windows 2000
10 95 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 78 (2.57%) Windows Vista
12 67 (2.21%) Solaris
12 67 (2.21%) Windows 2000 Server
13 47 (1.55%) AIX
14 44 (1.45%) CentOS
15 30 (0.99%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.72%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.69%) Android
18 19 (0.63%) SUSE
19 14 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (18.89%) ITIL
2 321 (10.57%) Migration
3 137 (4.51%) Change Management
4 127 (4.18%) Service Management
5 116 (3.82%) Service Delivery
6 113 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 110 (3.62%) Project Management
8 90 (2.96%) Incident Management
9 89 (2.93%) Workflow
10 79 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
11 75 (2.47%) Configuration Management
12 70 (2.30%) Problem Management
13 60 (1.97%) PRINCE2
13 60 (1.97%) Performance Tuning
14 58 (1.91%) Root Cause Analysis
15 56 (1.84%) Business Continuity
16 55 (1.81%) Software Testing
16 55 (1.81%) User Acceptance Testing
17 50 (1.65%) Release Management
17 50 (1.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 454 (14.94%) SQL
2 410 (13.50%) PowerShell
3 125 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 115 (3.79%) C#
5 110 (3.62%) VB
6 105 (3.46%) VBScript
7 74 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 56 (1.84%) C
9 52 (1.71%) Java
10 44 (1.45%) Perl
10 44 (1.45%) Python
11 31 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 25 (0.82%) VB6
13 21 (0.69%) VBA
14 12 (0.39%) C++
15 11 (0.36%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.36%) Ruby
16 10 (0.33%) PHP
17 7 (0.23%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 465 (15.31%) Security Cleared
2 458 (15.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 331 (10.90%) SC Cleared
4 311 (10.24%) MCSE
5 159 (5.23%) MCITP
6 131 (4.31%) DV Cleared
7 121 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
8 119 (3.92%) MCP
9 103 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 99 (3.26%) CCNA
11 82 (2.70%) Degree
12 74 (2.44%) MCSA
13 70 (2.30%) MCTS
14 53 (1.74%) ISTQB
14 53 (1.74%) CCNP
15 49 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
16 47 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 42 (1.38%) CCA
18 29 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
18 29 (0.95%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (3.72%) SLA
2 55 (1.81%) QA
3 16 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.066%) COBIT
9 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1644 (54.11%) Active Directory
2 715 (23.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 387 (12.74%) XenApp
4 352 (11.59%) Hyper-V
5 324 (10.66%) vSphere
6 200 (6.58%) VMware ESX
7 137 (4.51%) XenDesktop
8 124 (4.08%) XenServer
9 119 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
10 76 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 56 (1.84%) Terminal Services
12 51 (1.68%) VMware Server
13 32 (1.05%) ISA Server
14 28 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 26 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
16 25 (0.82%) UAG
17 24 (0.79%) DFS Replication
17 24 (0.79%) vCloud
18 23 (0.76%) Nmap
18 23 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 475 (15.64%) SCCM
2 225 (7.41%) SCOM
3 117 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 88 (2.90%) WSUS
5 60 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
6 48 (1.58%) NetBackup
7 41 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
7 41 (1.35%) HP SIM
8 40 (1.32%) SCVMM
9 36 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 30 (0.99%) Tivoli
11 28 (0.92%) ARCserve
12 27 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 26 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 26 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 22 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 22 (0.72%) Nessus
15 19 (0.63%) BladeLogic
16 18 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
16 18 (0.59%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1352 (44.50%) VMware
2 1301 (42.82%) Microsoft
3 830 (27.32%) Citrix
4 530 (17.45%) HP
5 487 (16.03%) Cisco
6 188 (6.19%) Oracle
7 155 (5.10%) Symantec
8 142 (4.67%) EMC
9 139 (4.58%) NetApp
10 134 (4.41%) Dell
11 99 (3.26%) Red Hat
12 95 (3.13%) IBM
13 72 (2.37%) CheckPoint
14 70 (2.30%) McAfee
15 65 (2.14%) Juniper
16 52 (1.71%) 3PAR
17 51 (1.68%) Apple
18 50 (1.65%) Sophos
19 46 (1.51%) Remedy
20 44 (1.45%) AppSense
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