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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 56 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1588 1615 1755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.17% 3.33% 3.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.91% 14.76% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 856 871
Average daily rate
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£301 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 151 167
Average hourly rate £18.88 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.06 £39.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +10.25%
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
11419 10945 11502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.81% 22.55% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6608 6215 5963
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 977 954 1146
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.98 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% -2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 578 £350 - 136
South East -2 387 £300 -7.69% 116
East of England +1 154 £238 -7.31% 28
North West +1 135 £278 -9.16% 41
South West +1 118 £325 -2.98% 40
West Midlands -18 73 £295 -0.84% 31
Yorkshire -7 70 £275 -4.34% 41
East Midlands -8 54 £275 - 16
North East -11 16 £276 +0.45% 6
South Coast - - - -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3105 (100.00%) Windows
2 1734 (55.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1708 (55.01%) Active Directory
4 1397 (44.99%) VMware
5 1310 (42.19%) Microsoft
6 981 (31.59%) MS Exchange
7 880 (28.34%) Citrix
8 879 (28.31%) Windows 7
9 852 (27.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 738 (23.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 612 (19.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 579 (18.65%) SQL Server
13 571 (18.39%) DNS
14 551 (17.75%) Windows XP
15 547 (17.62%) ITIL
16 544 (17.52%) HP
17 490 (15.78%) Cisco
18 484 (15.59%) SCCM
19 481 (15.49%) SAN
20 471 (15.17%) Microsoft Certification
21 468 (15.07%) SQL
22 465 (14.98%) Security Cleared
23 448 (14.43%) MS Excel
24 422 (13.59%) DHCP
25 420 (13.53%) PowerShell
26 419 (13.49%) MS Office
27 412 (13.27%) XenApp
28 375 (12.08%) TCP/IP
29 371 (11.95%) Firewall
30 357 (11.50%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 981 (31.59%) MS Exchange
2 612 (19.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 348 (11.21%) SharePoint
4 326 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 317 (10.21%) IIS
6 287 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 148 (4.77%) Lync
8 110 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 105 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 98 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 56 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 41 (1.32%) Apache
13 36 (1.16%) IBM Notes
14 29 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (0.87%) CMS
16 25 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
17 24 (0.77%) Tomcat
18 19 (0.61%) Umbraco
19 17 (0.55%) WebLogic
19 17 (0.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 448 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 419 (13.49%) MS Office
3 26 (0.84%) MS Project
4 19 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.42%) InfoPath
6 12 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.097%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.097%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.064%) InDesign
9 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.032%) CATIA
10 1 (0.032%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.032%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 41 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.42%) assyst
5 10 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.16%) ReMetrica
8 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 2 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.064%) Magento
10 1 (0.032%) Summit
10 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.032%) Changepoint
10 1 (0.032%) ENOVIA
10 1 (0.032%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.032%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.032%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 108 (3.48%) Office 365
2 54 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.35%) IaaS
6 7 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.23%) SaaS
7 6 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.064%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 571 (18.39%) DNS
2 481 (15.49%) SAN
3 422 (13.59%) DHCP
4 375 (12.08%) TCP/IP
5 371 (11.95%) Firewall
6 309 (9.95%) LAN
7 273 (8.79%) WAN
8 121 (3.90%) VPN
9 110 (3.54%) Internet
10 105 (3.38%) VoIP
11 101 (3.25%) Wireless
12 85 (2.74%) NAS
13 79 (2.54%) VLAN
14 61 (1.96%) LDAP
14 61 (1.96%) Network Security
15 51 (1.64%) MPLS
16 50 (1.61%) NetScaler
17 49 (1.58%) SSL
18 45 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
19 43 (1.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (18.65%) SQL Server
2 257 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 151 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 85 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 72 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 45 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 31 (1.00%) MySQL
10 29 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 27 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
12 22 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (0.61%) Relational Database
14 18 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.55%) Ingres
15 17 (0.55%) RavenDB
16 15 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
17 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (0.42%) DTS
Development Applications
1 45 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (1.42%) MSI
3 42 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 41 (1.32%) Git (software)
5 33 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 29 (0.93%) Subversion
7 21 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
7 21 (0.68%) LoadRunner
8 20 (0.64%) JIRA
9 17 (0.55%) Mercurial
10 16 (0.52%) NUnit
11 13 (0.42%) MSBuild
12 9 (0.29%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.26%) Moq
14 7 (0.23%) CruiseControl
14 7 (0.23%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.23%) FinalBuilder
14 7 (0.23%) Jenkins
15 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 344 (11.08%) Finance
2 142 (4.57%) Banking
3 83 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 49 (1.58%) Retail
5 44 (1.42%) Legal
6 43 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 41 (1.32%) Law
8 31 (1.00%) Advertising
8 31 (1.00%) Publishing
9 19 (0.61%) Back Office
10 17 (0.55%) Front Office
11 16 (0.52%) Military
11 16 (0.52%) Local Government
12 15 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.39%) Marketing
15 6 (0.19%) Games
15 6 (0.19%) German Language
15 6 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 451 (14.52%) Analyst
2 380 (12.24%) Support Engineer
3 316 (10.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 222 (7.15%) 3rd Line Support
5 215 (6.92%) Administrator
6 212 (6.83%) Support Analyst
7 209 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support
8 174 (5.60%) Consultant
9 173 (5.57%) Server Engineer
10 152 (4.90%) Desktop Support
11 146 (4.70%) Architect
12 129 (4.15%) Developer
13 113 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
14 111 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
15 106 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 94 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 84 (2.71%) Desktop Engineer
18 78 (2.51%) IT Support
19 77 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
20 72 (2.32%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (8.12%) .NET
2 123 (3.96%) ASP.NET
3 111 (3.57%) HTML
4 65 (2.09%) Web Services
5 62 (2.00%) CSS
6 55 (1.77%) JSP
7 54 (1.74%) .NET Framework
8 50 (1.61%) XML
9 47 (1.51%) WCF
10 35 (1.13%) Middleware
11 34 (1.10%) Application Packaging
12 33 (1.06%) jQuery
13 21 (0.68%) Ajax
13 21 (0.68%) JSON
14 19 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (0.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 16 (0.52%) SOAP
17 14 (0.45%) Windows SharePoint Services
18 12 (0.39%) MSMQ
19 11 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 224 (7.21%) Clustering
2 186 (5.99%) Blackberry
3 72 (2.32%) Fat Client
3 72 (2.32%) Thin Client
4 70 (2.25%) Replication
5 64 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 51 (1.64%) PKI
7 36 (1.16%) NHS
8 32 (1.03%) iPad
9 30 (0.97%) Client/Server
10 25 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
11 23 (0.74%) iPhone
12 20 (0.64%) Computer Science
13 19 (0.61%) PDA
14 18 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
15 15 (0.48%) EqualLogic
16 14 (0.45%) Kindle
17 13 (0.42%) CMDB
18 12 (0.39%) CLARiiON
19 11 (0.35%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3105 (100.00%) Windows
2 1734 (55.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 879 (28.31%) Windows 7
4 852 (27.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 551 (17.75%) Windows XP
6 330 (10.63%) Linux
7 206 (6.63%) UNIX
8 176 (5.67%) Windows 8
9 134 (4.32%) Windows 2000
10 118 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 80 (2.58%) Windows Vista
12 69 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
13 68 (2.19%) Solaris
14 48 (1.55%) CentOS
15 41 (1.32%) AIX
16 31 (1.00%) Ubuntu
17 25 (0.81%) SUSE
18 20 (0.64%) Mac OS X
19 18 (0.58%) Android
20 15 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (17.62%) ITIL
2 325 (10.47%) Migration
3 134 (4.32%) Service Management
4 133 (4.28%) Change Management
5 122 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 119 (3.83%) Project Management
7 111 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 91 (2.93%) Incident Management
9 82 (2.64%) Configuration Management
10 81 (2.61%) Workflow
11 80 (2.58%) Problem Management
12 69 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
13 64 (2.06%) Load Balancing
14 61 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
15 58 (1.87%) PRINCE2
16 57 (1.84%) Performance Tuning
17 56 (1.80%) Business Continuity
18 53 (1.71%) Test Scripting
19 52 (1.67%) Release Management
19 52 (1.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 468 (15.07%) SQL
2 420 (13.53%) PowerShell
3 120 (3.86%) VB
4 114 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 112 (3.61%) C#
6 107 (3.45%) VBScript
7 70 (2.25%) T-SQL
8 67 (2.16%) Java
9 55 (1.77%) Perl
9 55 (1.77%) C
10 51 (1.64%) Python
11 35 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 25 (0.81%) VB6
13 23 (0.74%) VBA
14 19 (0.61%) PHP
15 14 (0.45%) Ruby
16 12 (0.39%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.32%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.26%) C++
18 8 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 471 (15.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 465 (14.98%) Security Cleared
3 327 (10.53%) MCSE
4 326 (10.50%) SC Cleared
5 161 (5.19%) MCITP
6 135 (4.35%) DV Cleared
7 122 (3.93%) MCP
8 118 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
9 104 (3.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 97 (3.12%) CCNA
11 82 (2.64%) Degree
12 76 (2.45%) MCSA
13 75 (2.42%) MCTS
14 55 (1.77%) CCNP
15 52 (1.67%) ISTQB
16 51 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
17 46 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 43 (1.38%) CCA
19 29 (0.93%) VCP5
20 28 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (3.64%) SLA
2 51 (1.64%) QA
3 19 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 19 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.064%) COBIT
8 1 (0.032%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1708 (55.01%) Active Directory
2 738 (23.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 412 (13.27%) XenApp
4 357 (11.50%) Hyper-V
5 345 (11.11%) vSphere
6 214 (6.89%) VMware ESX
7 143 (4.61%) XenDesktop
8 137 (4.41%) XenServer
9 121 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
10 79 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 67 (2.16%) Terminal Services
12 53 (1.71%) VMware Server
13 33 (1.06%) ISA Server
14 31 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 31 (1.00%) vCloud
15 26 (0.84%) Xen
16 24 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
17 22 (0.71%) UAG
17 22 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 20 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 484 (15.59%) SCCM
2 227 (7.31%) SCOM
3 124 (3.99%) Backup Exec
4 83 (2.67%) WSUS
5 64 (2.06%) NetBackup
6 55 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
7 43 (1.38%) HP SIM
8 40 (1.29%) SCVMM
9 39 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
10 36 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 29 (0.93%) Tivoli
11 29 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 27 (0.87%) ARCserve
12 27 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 25 (0.81%) BladeLogic
14 24 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 24 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
15 23 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 22 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 20 (0.64%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1397 (44.99%) VMware
2 1310 (42.19%) Microsoft
3 880 (28.34%) Citrix
4 544 (17.52%) HP
5 490 (15.78%) Cisco
6 191 (6.15%) Oracle
7 160 (5.15%) Symantec
8 154 (4.96%) NetApp
9 145 (4.67%) EMC
10 137 (4.41%) Dell
11 120 (3.86%) Red Hat
12 106 (3.41%) IBM
13 69 (2.22%) CheckPoint
13 69 (2.22%) McAfee
14 68 (2.19%) Juniper
15 62 (2.00%) 3PAR
16 55 (1.77%) Sophos
17 47 (1.51%) Apple
18 41 (1.32%) Remedy
18 41 (1.32%) F5
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £380 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £180 to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £150 per day Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
CRL
Rate: From £130 to £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday