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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 68 78 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 614 548 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.97% 2.51% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.96% 11.38% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 337 248
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 71
Average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.10 £22.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
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
4739 4814 4528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.91% 22.02% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3264 3194 2867
Average daily rate £410 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 211 290
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +10 140 £351 +3.08% 67
Croydon -1 8 £475 +5.55% 2
Hounslow - 7 £203 -
Uxbridge +6 5 £263 -25.00% 1
Feltham - 3 £272 - 1
Bromley +5 2 £118 -53.00%
Wimbledon +2 2 £200 -33.33%
Hammersmith - 2 £445 -
Enfield - 2 - -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
Worcester Park - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - - 1
Chessington - - - - 2
Coulsdon - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Grays - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Rainham - - - - 2
Romford - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - - 1
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1187 (100.00%) Windows
2 669 (56.36%) Active Directory
3 603 (50.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 587 (49.45%) VMware
5 495 (41.70%) Microsoft
6 401 (33.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 352 (29.65%) Citrix
8 346 (29.15%) MS Exchange
9 323 (27.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 284 (23.93%) Windows 7
11 270 (22.75%) SQL Server
12 241 (20.30%) Finance
13 233 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2010
14 208 (17.52%) SQL
15 207 (17.44%) SAN
16 206 (17.35%) Cisco
16 206 (17.35%) HP
17 194 (16.34%) DNS
18 186 (15.67%) XenApp
19 185 (15.59%) Firewall
20 182 (15.33%) PowerShell
21 181 (15.25%) ITIL
22 167 (14.07%) vSphere
23 164 (13.82%) Linux
23 164 (13.82%) Windows XP
24 162 (13.65%) MS Office
25 153 (12.89%) SCCM
26 146 (12.30%) Migration
27 141 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
28 139 (11.71%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 346 (29.15%) MS Exchange
2 233 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 123 (10.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 122 (10.28%) IIS
5 113 (9.52%) SharePoint
6 82 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 81 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 76 (6.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 61 (5.14%) Lync
10 27 (2.27%) Tomcat
11 23 (1.94%) WebSphere
11 23 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (1.77%) Apache
13 18 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (1.35%) IBM Notes
15 15 (1.26%) WorkSite
15 15 (1.26%) WebLogic
16 14 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
18 11 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 162 (13.65%) MS Office
2 139 (11.71%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.18%) MS Project
4 10 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.17%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.17%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.084%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.084%) InDesign
7 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.25%) Eikon
4 3 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.17%) Agresso
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.084%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.084%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.98%) Office 365
2 38 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.34%) IaaS
6 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.17%) SaaS
8 1 (0.084%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 207 (17.44%) SAN
2 194 (16.34%) DNS
3 185 (15.59%) Firewall
4 134 (11.29%) TCP/IP
5 131 (11.04%) DHCP
6 116 (9.77%) LAN
7 110 (9.27%) WAN
8 79 (6.66%) NAS
9 74 (6.23%) VPN
10 60 (5.05%) NetScaler
11 53 (4.47%) VLAN
12 50 (4.21%) Internet
13 48 (4.04%) VoIP
14 44 (3.71%) MPLS
15 31 (2.61%) HTTP
16 29 (2.44%) SSL
17 27 (2.27%) iSCSI
18 24 (2.02%) Wireless
19 23 (1.94%) BIG-IP
20 22 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 113 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 38 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 30 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 25 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
8 17 (1.43%) MS Access
9 16 (1.35%) MySQL
10 14 (1.18%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.84%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.34%) DB2
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 28 (2.36%) TeamCity
2 21 (1.77%) MSI
3 14 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.01%) Subversion
5 10 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 10 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.84%) JIRA
5 10 (0.84%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.51%) Selenium
9 5 (0.42%) Maven
10 4 (0.34%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.25%) WiX
12 2 (0.17%) NUnit
12 2 (0.17%) Moq
13 1 (0.084%) FxCop
13 1 (0.084%) StyleCop
13 1 (0.084%) NDepend
13 1 (0.084%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 241 (20.30%) Finance
2 113 (9.52%) Banking
3 47 (3.96%) Law
4 42 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 40 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 27 (2.27%) Legal
7 23 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.85%) Advertising
9 21 (1.77%) Retail
10 20 (1.68%) Publishing
11 16 (1.35%) Marketing
12 14 (1.18%) Billing
13 11 (0.93%) Back Office
14 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.59%) Local Government
16 6 (0.51%) Games
17 4 (0.34%) Front Office
18 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
19 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 193 (16.26%) Analyst
2 144 (12.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 129 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 104 (8.76%) Support Analyst
5 94 (7.92%) Consultant
6 87 (7.33%) Administrator
7 78 (6.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 73 (6.15%) Desktop Support
9 71 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 69 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
11 60 (5.05%) Wintel Engineer
12 59 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
13 47 (3.96%) Server Engineer
14 46 (3.88%) Applications Support
15 45 (3.79%) Architect
16 43 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
17 40 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
18 38 (3.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 35 (2.95%) Windows Administrator
20 34 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (9.77%) .NET
2 30 (2.53%) HTML
3 28 (2.36%) Web Services
4 26 (2.19%) Middleware
5 22 (1.85%) CSS
6 21 (1.77%) ASP.NET
7 19 (1.60%) Application Packaging
8 17 (1.43%) jQuery
9 14 (1.18%) SOAP
10 13 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (0.93%) WCF
12 8 (0.67%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.67%) HTML5
13 7 (0.59%) Java EE
13 7 (0.59%) JSP
14 5 (0.42%) Ajax
15 4 (0.34%) XML
15 4 (0.34%) JMS
15 4 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.60%) Blackberry
2 72 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.39%) Clustering
4 51 (4.30%) Replication
5 34 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 34 (2.86%) Thin Client
6 24 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
9 11 (0.93%) FMCG
9 11 (0.93%) iPhone
10 10 (0.84%) iPad
10 10 (0.84%) Hedge funds
11 9 (0.76%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.67%) NHS
12 8 (0.67%) IVR
13 7 (0.59%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.59%) CMDB
13 7 (0.59%) CLARiiON
14 6 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1187 (100.00%) Windows
2 603 (50.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 401 (33.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 284 (23.93%) Windows 7
5 164 (13.82%) Linux
5 164 (13.82%) Windows XP
6 64 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (5.31%) UNIX
8 61 (5.14%) Windows 8
9 28 (2.36%) Solaris
9 28 (2.36%) Windows Vista
10 19 (1.60%) CentOS
11 18 (1.52%) Windows 2000
12 17 (1.43%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.18%) AIX
14 13 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (0.76%) SUSE
16 8 (0.67%) Android
17 7 (0.59%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (15.25%) ITIL
2 146 (12.30%) Migration
3 87 (7.33%) DevOps
4 75 (6.32%) Change Management
5 67 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (4.63%) Configuration Management
7 53 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 50 (4.21%) Service Delivery
9 43 (3.62%) Release Management
10 42 (3.54%) Problem Management
11 35 (2.95%) Capacity Planning
12 34 (2.86%) Asset Management
13 30 (2.53%) Service Management
14 28 (2.36%) Project Management
14 28 (2.36%) Workflow
14 28 (2.36%) Scrum
14 28 (2.36%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (2.36%) Performance Monitoring
15 27 (2.27%) Load Balancing
16 26 (2.19%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 208 (17.52%) SQL
2 182 (15.33%) PowerShell
3 72 (6.07%) C#
4 64 (5.39%) Java
5 44 (3.71%) Shell Script
6 42 (3.54%) VBScript
7 41 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 40 (3.37%) Perl
9 30 (2.53%) Python
10 28 (2.36%) Ruby
11 23 (1.94%) VB
12 22 (1.85%) C
13 20 (1.68%) PHP
13 20 (1.68%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.43%) Korn
15 11 (0.93%) C++
16 10 (0.84%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.76%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.67%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (6.74%) MCSE
3 73 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 59 (4.97%) MCITP
5 47 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 44 (3.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 41 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (3.29%) Degree
9 35 (2.95%) CCNA
10 34 (2.86%) MCP
11 32 (2.70%) DV Cleared
12 22 (1.85%) MCTS
13 21 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (1.52%) MCSA
15 16 (1.35%) CCA
16 14 (1.18%) CCNP
17 13 (1.10%) CCEA
18 9 (0.76%) VCP5
18 9 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.97%) SLA
2 18 (1.52%) QA
3 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.34%) COBIT
5 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 669 (56.36%) Active Directory
2 323 (27.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (15.67%) XenApp
4 167 (14.07%) vSphere
5 116 (9.77%) Hyper-V
6 90 (7.58%) VMware ESX
7 75 (6.32%) XenDesktop
8 48 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
10 37 (3.12%) vCloud
11 33 (2.78%) XenServer
12 31 (2.61%) Xen
13 26 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 22 (1.85%) Terminal Services
15 19 (1.60%) VMware Server
16 17 (1.43%) NFS
17 14 (1.18%) UAG
18 13 (1.10%) DFS Replication
19 11 (0.93%) NLBS
19 11 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 153 (12.89%) SCCM
2 78 (6.57%) SCOM
3 39 (3.29%) Puppet
4 33 (2.78%) WSUS
5 32 (2.70%) Backup Exec
6 21 (1.77%) HP SIM
6 21 (1.77%) EdgeSight
7 19 (1.60%) NetBackup
7 19 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 18 (1.52%) SCOrch
8 18 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.43%) SCVMM
10 16 (1.35%) Control-M
11 12 (1.01%) MOM
11 12 (1.01%) HP SiteScope
12 11 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
13 10 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 10 (0.84%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 587 (49.45%) VMware
2 495 (41.70%) Microsoft
3 352 (29.65%) Citrix
4 206 (17.35%) Cisco
4 206 (17.35%) HP
5 103 (8.68%) NetApp
6 93 (7.83%) Red Hat
6 93 (7.83%) Oracle
7 66 (5.56%) EMC
8 59 (4.97%) Dell
9 57 (4.80%) Symantec
10 50 (4.21%) IBM
11 39 (3.29%) F5
12 36 (3.03%) Veeam
12 36 (3.03%) AppSense
13 35 (2.95%) Sophos
14 34 (2.86%) Juniper
15 32 (2.70%) CheckPoint
16 31 (2.61%) 3PAR
17 29 (2.44%) Altiris
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