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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 85 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 505 559 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.28% 2.47% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.61% 11.36% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 386 323
Average daily rate
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£338 £339 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.10 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
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
4759 4922 4458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.47% 21.75% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3165 3353 2910
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 236 239
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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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
City of London -23 119 £325 - 36
Croydon -4 18 £350 -18.60% 2
Canary Wharf -6 5 - -
Enfield - 3 £450 -
Wembley - 3 £290 - 1
Docklands, London -2 2 £450 -6.25%
Twickenham - 2 - -
Harrow - 2 £110 -
Chessington +1 1 - - 1
Brentford -1 1 £375 +56.25%
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Stanmore - 1 £400 - 2
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Wimbledon - 1 £300 -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1086 (100.00%) Windows
2 611 (56.26%) Active Directory
3 572 (52.67%) VMware
4 500 (46.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 465 (42.82%) Microsoft
6 458 (42.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 315 (29.01%) Citrix
8 296 (27.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 291 (26.80%) MS Exchange
10 284 (26.15%) Windows 7
11 266 (24.49%) Finance
12 258 (23.76%) SQL Server
13 211 (19.43%) SAN
14 208 (19.15%) Cisco
15 196 (18.05%) ITIL
16 193 (17.77%) DNS
17 191 (17.59%) SQL
18 180 (16.57%) Exchange Server 2010
19 164 (15.10%) PowerShell
20 161 (14.83%) vSphere
21 160 (14.73%) XenApp
22 148 (13.63%) MS Excel
23 146 (13.44%) Migration
24 145 (13.35%) IIS
25 143 (13.17%) DHCP
25 143 (13.17%) Firewall
26 134 (12.34%) HP
27 131 (12.06%) Linux
28 129 (11.88%) TCP/IP
29 126 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 291 (26.80%) MS Exchange
2 180 (16.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 145 (13.35%) IIS
4 86 (7.92%) SharePoint
5 78 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 58 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 56 (5.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 54 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 48 (4.42%) Lync
10 30 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (2.21%) Tomcat
12 15 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (1.38%) WebSphere
12 15 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (1.29%) OpenStack
14 13 (1.20%) Apache
15 12 (1.10%) WorkSite
16 10 (0.92%) Node.js
16 10 (0.92%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 148 (13.63%) MS Excel
2 118 (10.87%) MS Office
3 11 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.01%) MS Project
4 5 (0.46%) Maya
5 4 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.092%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.092%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.092%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.092%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.092%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 12 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.37%) Kondor+
2 4 (0.37%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
2 4 (0.37%) Eikon
3 3 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.092%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.092%) Agresso
5 1 (0.092%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 62 (5.71%) Office 365
2 48 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.83%) Mimecast
5 7 (0.64%) IaaS
6 6 (0.55%) SaaS
7 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.37%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.092%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.092%) Yammer
8 1 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 211 (19.43%) SAN
2 193 (17.77%) DNS
3 143 (13.17%) DHCP
3 143 (13.17%) Firewall
4 129 (11.88%) TCP/IP
5 124 (11.42%) LAN
6 116 (10.68%) WAN
7 82 (7.55%) NAS
8 61 (5.62%) VPN
9 50 (4.60%) VLAN
10 46 (4.24%) Internet
11 38 (3.50%) NetScaler
12 30 (2.76%) MPLS
13 28 (2.58%) HTTP
14 26 (2.39%) LDAP
15 22 (2.03%) VoIP
16 21 (1.93%) BIG-IP
16 21 (1.93%) SSL
16 21 (1.93%) FTP
17 20 (1.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (23.76%) SQL Server
2 96 (8.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 42 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (2.85%) Oracle Database
7 22 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.93%) SQL Server 2000
9 20 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
10 19 (1.75%) MS Access
11 13 (1.20%) MySQL
12 12 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.83%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.64%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.55%) DTS
17 5 (0.46%) QlikView
18 4 (0.37%) MongoDB
18 4 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (2.49%) TeamCity
2 21 (1.93%) Visual Studio
3 20 (1.84%) Subversion
4 19 (1.75%) MSI
5 16 (1.47%) Git (software)
6 14 (1.29%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.55%) Moq
8 6 (0.55%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.55%) NUnit
9 5 (0.46%) Selenium
10 3 (0.28%) WiX
10 3 (0.28%) Grunt
10 3 (0.28%) JSHint
10 3 (0.28%) Bower
10 3 (0.28%) JIRA
10 3 (0.28%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.28%) FxCop
10 3 (0.28%) StyleCop
10 3 (0.28%) NDepend
General
1 266 (24.49%) Finance
2 83 (7.64%) Banking
3 34 (3.13%) Law
4 30 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 28 (2.58%) Retail
6 22 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.03%) Legal
7 21 (1.93%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.57%) Back Office
9 16 (1.47%) Marketing
10 14 (1.29%) Billing
11 13 (1.20%) Publishing
12 9 (0.83%) Advertising
13 8 (0.74%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.64%) Games
15 4 (0.37%) Local Government
16 3 (0.28%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
18 1 (0.092%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 143 (13.17%) Analyst
2 141 (12.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 111 (10.22%) Support Engineer
4 102 (9.39%) Administrator
5 77 (7.09%) Consultant
6 75 (6.91%) 3rd Line Support
7 74 (6.81%) Systems Administrator
8 72 (6.63%) Support Analyst
9 66 (6.08%) Desktop Support
10 65 (5.99%) Server Engineer
11 60 (5.52%) Systems Engineer
12 50 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
13 45 (4.14%) Wintel Engineer
14 44 (4.05%) Windows Administrator
15 40 (3.68%) Windows Systems Administrator
16 35 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
17 33 (3.04%) Windows Server Engineer
17 33 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 29 (2.67%) Applications Support
18 29 (2.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (9.30%) .NET
2 27 (2.49%) Web Services
3 26 (2.39%) HTML
4 20 (1.84%) ASP.NET
5 16 (1.47%) SOAP
6 15 (1.38%) Middleware
7 13 (1.20%) Application Packaging
7 13 (1.20%) HTML5
8 10 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (0.83%) CSS
10 8 (0.74%) XML
11 6 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (0.55%) jQuery
11 6 (0.55%) WCF
12 5 (0.46%) X-Windows
12 5 (0.46%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (0.37%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 3 (0.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.91%) Blackberry
2 65 (5.99%) Clustering
3 55 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 22 (2.03%) Fat Client
5 22 (2.03%) Thin Client
5 22 (2.03%) Replication
6 19 (1.75%) Symmetrix
6 19 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (1.66%) Symmetrix DMX
8 17 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.29%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.20%) iPhone
11 12 (1.10%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.10%) PKI
11 12 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.92%) NHS
12 10 (0.92%) CLARiiON
13 8 (0.74%) Open Source
13 8 (0.74%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1086 (100.00%) Windows
2 500 (46.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 458 (42.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 284 (26.15%) Windows 7
5 131 (12.06%) Linux
6 100 (9.21%) Windows XP
7 76 (7.00%) Windows 8
8 44 (4.05%) UNIX
9 37 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (3.22%) Solaris
11 27 (2.49%) Windows Vista
12 18 (1.66%) Android
13 17 (1.57%) Mac OS X
13 17 (1.57%) HPUX
14 16 (1.47%) Windows 2000
15 12 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (1.01%) SUSE
16 11 (1.01%) CentOS
17 8 (0.74%) Apple iOS
18 6 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (18.05%) ITIL
2 146 (13.44%) Migration
3 68 (6.26%) DevOps
4 56 (5.16%) Change Management
5 49 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 48 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
8 43 (3.96%) Service Delivery
9 42 (3.87%) Service Management
10 39 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 38 (3.50%) Configuration Management
12 37 (3.41%) Workflow
12 37 (3.41%) Performance Monitoring
13 32 (2.95%) Load Balancing
14 29 (2.67%) Project Management
15 28 (2.58%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (2.39%) Problem Management
16 26 (2.39%) Validation
17 25 (2.30%) ITSM
18 23 (2.12%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 191 (17.59%) SQL
2 164 (15.10%) PowerShell
3 66 (6.08%) C#
4 42 (3.87%) Java
5 38 (3.50%) JavaScript
5 38 (3.50%) Perl
6 35 (3.22%) Python
7 32 (2.95%) Shell Script
8 26 (2.39%) VBScript
9 25 (2.30%) Ruby
9 25 (2.30%) VB
10 21 (1.93%) PHP
11 19 (1.75%) C
12 12 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.92%) Korn
14 6 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.55%) C++
15 4 (0.37%) Lua
15 4 (0.37%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 126 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (7.64%) MCSE
3 69 (6.35%) MCITP
4 57 (5.25%) Security Cleared
5 46 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 41 (3.78%) Degree
6 41 (3.78%) SC Cleared
7 39 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (3.22%) CCNA
9 23 (2.12%) MCSA
9 23 (2.12%) MCP
10 19 (1.75%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (1.38%) CCNP
13 11 (1.01%) CCA
14 9 (0.83%) VCP5
15 8 (0.74%) MCTS
15 8 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.55%) VCP4
16 6 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.60%) SLA
2 19 (1.75%) QA
3 11 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.37%) COBIT
5 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.092%) GxP
System Software
1 611 (56.26%) Active Directory
2 296 (27.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (14.83%) vSphere
4 160 (14.73%) XenApp
5 87 (8.01%) Hyper-V
6 79 (7.27%) VMware ESX
7 70 (6.45%) XenDesktop
8 64 (5.89%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (3.78%) vCloud
11 24 (2.21%) VMware Server
12 17 (1.57%) NFS
12 17 (1.57%) SRDF
12 17 (1.57%) Xen
13 14 (1.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 14 (1.29%) Terminal Services
14 13 (1.20%) NLBS
14 13 (1.20%) UAG
15 10 (0.92%) XenServer
15 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 120 (11.05%) SCCM
2 66 (6.08%) SCOM
3 36 (3.31%) WSUS
4 33 (3.04%) Puppet
5 19 (1.75%) NetBackup
6 18 (1.66%) ZABBIX
7 17 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.38%) Backup Exec
8 15 (1.38%) EdgeSight
8 15 (1.38%) HP SiteScope
9 10 (0.92%) HP SIM
9 10 (0.92%) ARCserve
10 9 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 8 (0.74%) AirWatch
11 8 (0.74%) SCOrch
12 7 (0.64%) BladeLogic
12 7 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
13 6 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.55%) vMotion
Vendors
1 572 (52.67%) VMware
2 465 (42.82%) Microsoft
3 315 (29.01%) Citrix
4 208 (19.15%) Cisco
5 134 (12.34%) HP
6 86 (7.92%) NetApp
7 73 (6.72%) EMC
8 65 (5.99%) Red Hat
9 62 (5.71%) Oracle
10 47 (4.33%) Dell
11 36 (3.31%) F5
12 34 (3.13%) Juniper
13 33 (3.04%) Symantec
14 31 (2.85%) IBM
15 30 (2.76%) Sophos
16 29 (2.67%) Apple
16 29 (2.67%) CheckPoint
17 28 (2.58%) Perforce
18 27 (2.49%) 3PAR
19 25 (2.30%) AppSense
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