The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 89 90 69
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 500 518 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.24% 2.14% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.21% 10.38% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 340 333
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£360 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 51
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £26.40 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.23 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -19.04%
Windows Server 2008
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4897 4991 4500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.95% 20.61% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3276 3353 2916
Average daily rate £404 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 229 238
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in London

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the London region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in London

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in London

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the London region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in London

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +11 129 £360 +10.76% 45
Croydon -1 19 £375 -14.28% 5
Enfield - 5 £450 - 1
Twickenham - 2 - -
Harrow - 2 £110 - 1
Docklands, London +4 1 £450 +9.75%
Uxbridge +1 1 £275 -15.38% 3
Kingston Upon Thames -3 1 £425 +38.21% 2
Chessington - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £180 -
Hayes - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1109 (100.00%) Windows
2 610 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 563 (50.77%) VMware
4 515 (46.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 469 (42.29%) Microsoft
6 468 (42.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 312 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 303 (27.32%) MS Exchange
9 297 (26.78%) Citrix
10 275 (24.80%) Windows 7
11 257 (23.17%) SQL Server
12 246 (22.18%) Finance
13 218 (19.66%) Cisco
14 199 (17.94%) SAN
15 187 (16.86%) SQL
15 187 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2010
16 186 (16.77%) DNS
17 183 (16.50%) ITIL
18 168 (15.15%) Firewall
19 162 (14.61%) vSphere
20 160 (14.43%) PowerShell
20 160 (14.43%) HP
21 155 (13.98%) XenApp
22 150 (13.53%) Migration
23 143 (12.89%) MS Excel
24 136 (12.26%) IIS
25 135 (12.17%) Linux
26 134 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
27 129 (11.63%) DHCP
28 122 (11.00%) MS Office

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 303 (27.32%) MS Exchange
2 187 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 136 (12.26%) IIS
4 89 (8.03%) SharePoint
5 83 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 71 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 66 (5.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 55 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 55 (4.96%) Lync
9 26 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 25 (2.25%) Tomcat
11 21 (1.89%) WebSphere
12 15 (1.35%) WebLogic
12 15 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (1.35%) OpenStack
13 14 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (1.17%) WorkSite
15 11 (0.99%) Apache
16 7 (0.63%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 143 (12.89%) MS Excel
2 122 (11.00%) MS Office
3 12 (1.08%) MS Project
4 11 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.36%) Maya
7 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.18%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.090%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.090%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 13 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.36%) Eikon
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.090%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.090%) Agresso
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 62 (5.59%) Office 365
2 43 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.90%) Mimecast
5 7 (0.63%) IaaS
6 4 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.090%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.090%) Yammer
8 1 (0.090%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 199 (17.94%) SAN
2 186 (16.77%) DNS
3 168 (15.15%) Firewall
4 129 (11.63%) DHCP
5 112 (10.10%) TCP/IP
6 110 (9.92%) LAN
7 101 (9.11%) WAN
8 72 (6.49%) NAS
9 57 (5.14%) VPN
10 52 (4.69%) VLAN
11 48 (4.33%) NetScaler
11 48 (4.33%) Internet
12 34 (3.07%) VoIP
13 33 (2.98%) MPLS
14 30 (2.71%) HTTP
15 24 (2.16%) iSCSI
16 23 (2.07%) FTP
16 23 (2.07%) LDAP
17 19 (1.71%) BIG-IP
17 19 (1.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (23.17%) SQL Server
2 102 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 49 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 36 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (3.07%) Oracle Database
6 26 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
8 18 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.53%) MySQL
10 16 (1.44%) MS Access
11 13 (1.17%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.81%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.72%) MongoDB
16 7 (0.63%) NoSQL
17 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
18 4 (0.36%) DTS
Development Applications
1 27 (2.43%) TeamCity
2 20 (1.80%) MSI
3 17 (1.53%) Subversion
4 16 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.26%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.90%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.45%) JIRA
8 5 (0.45%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.36%) Selenium
10 3 (0.27%) Moq
10 3 (0.27%) WiX
10 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.27%) NUnit
11 2 (0.18%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.18%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.18%) Maven
11 2 (0.18%) FxCop
11 2 (0.18%) StyleCop
General
1 246 (22.18%) Finance
2 91 (8.21%) Banking
3 37 (3.34%) Law
4 36 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.16%) Retail
6 24 (2.16%) Legal
7 17 (1.53%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.26%) Billing
9 13 (1.17%) Advertising
10 12 (1.08%) Back Office
11 11 (0.99%) Publishing
12 10 (0.90%) Marketing
13 9 (0.81%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.81%) Games
14 5 (0.45%) Local Government
14 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.090%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.090%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 136 (12.26%) Analyst
2 135 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 118 (10.64%) Support Engineer
4 96 (8.66%) Administrator
5 86 (7.75%) Consultant
6 72 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
7 71 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 67 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 65 (5.86%) Systems Administrator
10 64 (5.77%) Desktop Support
10 64 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
11 55 (4.96%) Server Engineer
12 46 (4.15%) Windows Administrator
13 44 (3.97%) Wintel Engineer
14 41 (3.70%) Applications Support
15 39 (3.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
15 39 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
16 38 (3.43%) Architect
17 33 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 32 (2.89%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (10.46%) .NET
2 29 (2.61%) HTML
3 21 (1.89%) Web Services
4 20 (1.80%) Middleware
4 20 (1.80%) ASP.NET
5 19 (1.71%) SOAP
6 15 (1.35%) CSS
6 15 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 13 (1.17%) Application Packaging
8 11 (0.99%) jQuery
9 10 (0.90%) HTML5
10 8 (0.72%) XML
11 7 (0.63%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.54%) WCF
13 5 (0.45%) Java EE
14 4 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
14 4 (0.36%) REST
14 4 (0.36%) X-Windows
14 4 (0.36%) JSP
14 4 (0.36%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.94%) Blackberry
2 69 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (6.13%) Clustering
4 34 (3.07%) Replication
5 25 (2.25%) Thin Client
5 25 (2.25%) Fat Client
6 22 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (1.71%) Symmetrix
9 18 (1.62%) Symmetrix DMX
10 17 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.44%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.17%) iPhone
13 12 (1.08%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.99%) CLARiiON
14 11 (0.99%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.99%) NHS
14 11 (0.99%) PKI
15 9 (0.81%) FMCG
16 8 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1109 (100.00%) Windows
2 515 (46.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 468 (42.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 275 (24.80%) Windows 7
5 135 (12.17%) Linux
6 108 (9.74%) Windows XP
7 66 (5.95%) Windows 8
8 54 (4.87%) UNIX
9 41 (3.70%) Solaris
10 33 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (2.71%) Windows Vista
12 17 (1.53%) HPUX
13 16 (1.44%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.35%) Windows 2000
14 15 (1.35%) CentOS
15 11 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.90%) Android
16 10 (0.90%) SUSE
17 9 (0.81%) AIX
18 5 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (16.50%) ITIL
2 150 (13.53%) Migration
3 89 (8.03%) DevOps
4 63 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (4.96%) Change Management
6 49 (4.42%) Configuration Management
7 48 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 48 (4.33%) Service Delivery
8 38 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
9 34 (3.07%) Workflow
10 33 (2.98%) Service Management
11 32 (2.89%) Performance Monitoring
12 30 (2.71%) Project Management
13 29 (2.61%) Release Management
14 28 (2.52%) Problem Management
15 26 (2.34%) Validation
15 26 (2.34%) Load Balancing
16 25 (2.25%) Asset Management
17 24 (2.16%) Scrum
17 24 (2.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 187 (16.86%) SQL
2 160 (14.43%) PowerShell
3 67 (6.04%) C#
4 53 (4.78%) Java
5 47 (4.24%) Perl
6 40 (3.61%) JavaScript
6 40 (3.61%) Shell Script
7 37 (3.34%) Python
8 30 (2.71%) Ruby
9 27 (2.43%) VBScript
10 25 (2.25%) PHP
11 17 (1.53%) VB
11 17 (1.53%) C
12 14 (1.26%) Korn
13 11 (0.99%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.90%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.81%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.72%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.45%) C++
18 3 (0.27%) Lua
Qualifications
1 134 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (7.94%) MCSE
3 71 (6.40%) Security Cleared
4 69 (6.22%) MCITP
5 45 (4.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 45 (4.06%) SC Cleared
6 38 (3.43%) Degree
7 36 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (2.80%) CCNA
9 30 (2.71%) DV Cleared
10 28 (2.52%) MCSA
11 24 (2.16%) MCP
12 17 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (1.44%) CCNP
14 15 (1.35%) CCA
15 11 (0.99%) MCTS
16 9 (0.81%) VCP5
16 9 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.72%) CCEA
17 8 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.78%) SLA
2 18 (1.62%) QA
3 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.36%) COBIT
4 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.090%) GxP
System Software
1 610 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 312 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (14.61%) vSphere
4 155 (13.98%) XenApp
5 101 (9.11%) Hyper-V
6 74 (6.67%) XenDesktop
7 73 (6.58%) VMware ESX
8 62 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (3.88%) vCloud
10 41 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (1.98%) Xen
12 18 (1.62%) VMware Server
13 17 (1.53%) SRDF
13 17 (1.53%) Terminal Services
14 16 (1.44%) XenServer
15 14 (1.26%) NFS
15 14 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 12 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (1.08%) UAG
17 11 (0.99%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 117 (10.55%) SCCM
2 65 (5.86%) SCOM
3 39 (3.52%) Puppet
4 29 (2.61%) WSUS
5 21 (1.89%) NetBackup
5 21 (1.89%) Backup Exec
5 21 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.53%) HP SiteScope
7 14 (1.26%) EdgeSight
7 14 (1.26%) ZABBIX
8 13 (1.17%) HP SIM
9 10 (0.90%) SCOrch
9 10 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (0.81%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (0.63%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (0.63%) MOM
12 6 (0.54%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 563 (50.77%) VMware
2 469 (42.29%) Microsoft
3 297 (26.78%) Citrix
4 218 (19.66%) Cisco
5 160 (14.43%) HP
6 97 (8.75%) NetApp
7 81 (7.30%) EMC
8 75 (6.76%) Oracle
9 70 (6.31%) Red Hat
10 51 (4.60%) Dell
11 42 (3.79%) Symantec
12 40 (3.61%) IBM
13 35 (3.16%) F5
14 31 (2.80%) 3PAR
15 29 (2.61%) Sophos
15 29 (2.61%) AppSense
16 27 (2.43%) Perforce
16 27 (2.43%) CheckPoint
17 25 (2.25%) Apple
17 25 (2.25%) Juniper
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Rate: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £170 - £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £30 - £33 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £345.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £320 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago