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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 78 69 95
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 594 712 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.49% 2.85% 2.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.82% 12.54% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 433 288
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £215 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 42
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £42.50 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
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
5490 5680 4859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.97% 22.74% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3775 3202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 237 256
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £33.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
City of London -1 144 £325 -10.95% 64
Feltham - 8 £271 - 1
Uxbridge 0 7 £168 -52.14% 1
Docklands, London +22 6 £135 -60.29%
Hounslow +7 5 £158 - 1
Croydon -18 2 £440 -2.22% 3
New Malden - 2 - -
Hammersmith +5 1 £510 -
Bromley -2 1 - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames -4 1 £375 -1.63% 1
Ilford - 1 £150 -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Morden - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Stanmore - - - - 1
Chessington - - - - 2
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 1181 (100.00%) Windows
2 682 (57.75%) Active Directory
3 602 (50.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 564 (47.76%) VMware
5 480 (40.64%) Microsoft
6 371 (31.41%) MS Exchange
7 354 (29.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 353 (29.89%) Citrix
9 312 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 303 (25.66%) Windows 7
11 265 (22.44%) SQL Server
12 259 (21.93%) Exchange Server 2010
13 234 (19.81%) SQL
14 213 (18.04%) ITIL
15 211 (17.87%) DNS
16 210 (17.78%) SAN
17 209 (17.70%) HP
18 206 (17.44%) Finance
19 203 (17.19%) Cisco
20 197 (16.68%) PowerShell
21 193 (16.34%) MS Office
22 191 (16.17%) SCCM
23 181 (15.33%) Windows XP
24 179 (15.16%) XenApp
25 166 (14.06%) Firewall
26 163 (13.80%) vSphere
27 153 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
28 148 (12.53%) DHCP
29 144 (12.19%) Linux
30 141 (11.94%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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
1 371 (31.41%) MS Exchange
2 259 (21.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 141 (11.94%) SharePoint
3 141 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 125 (10.58%) IIS
5 98 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 80 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 79 (6.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 71 (6.01%) Lync
9 33 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 28 (2.37%) Tomcat
11 26 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 24 (2.03%) Apache
13 17 (1.44%) IBM Notes
14 13 (1.10%) WorkSite
15 12 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
15 12 (1.02%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.85%) JBoss
17 8 (0.68%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 193 (16.34%) MS Office
2 140 (11.85%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.10%) MS Project
4 9 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.25%) InDesign
8 1 (0.085%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.085%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.085%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.085%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.68%) Remedy AR System
3 7 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.17%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.17%) Agresso
7 1 (0.085%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.085%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 67 (5.67%) Office 365
2 37 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 211 (17.87%) DNS
2 210 (17.78%) SAN
3 166 (14.06%) Firewall
4 148 (12.53%) DHCP
5 122 (10.33%) TCP/IP
6 119 (10.08%) WAN
7 115 (9.74%) LAN
8 71 (6.01%) VPN
9 63 (5.33%) NAS
10 55 (4.66%) VoIP
11 48 (4.06%) Internet
12 47 (3.98%) MPLS
13 45 (3.81%) NetScaler
14 38 (3.22%) Wireless
14 38 (3.22%) VLAN
15 32 (2.71%) LDAP
16 29 (2.46%) BIG-IP
17 23 (1.95%) Network Security
17 23 (1.95%) iSCSI
18 21 (1.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 118 (9.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (4.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 47 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 14 (1.19%) MySQL
7 14 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.85%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.76%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.76%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.59%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.51%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 22 (1.86%) MSI
2 17 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.19%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.93%) JIRA
5 11 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (0.85%) Subversion
7 9 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (0.68%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.51%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.34%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.34%) NUnit
11 3 (0.25%) Maven
11 3 (0.25%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.25%) Selenium
12 2 (0.17%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.17%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.085%) ClearQuest
General
1 206 (17.44%) Finance
2 107 (9.06%) Banking
3 48 (4.06%) Investment Banking
4 44 (3.73%) Law
5 32 (2.71%) Legal
6 24 (2.03%) Retail
7 23 (1.95%) Advertising
8 18 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.44%) Publishing
9 17 (1.44%) Marketing
10 10 (0.85%) Front Office
11 9 (0.76%) Games
12 7 (0.59%) Back Office
13 5 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.34%) Local Government
14 4 (0.34%) German Language
15 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 226 (19.14%) Analyst
2 125 (10.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 114 (9.65%) Support Analyst
4 101 (8.55%) Support Engineer
5 83 (7.03%) Consultant
6 81 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 75 (6.35%) Administrator
8 71 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support
9 63 (5.33%) Architect
10 62 (5.25%) Desktop Support
11 61 (5.17%) Wintel Engineer
12 57 (4.83%) Systems Engineer
13 56 (4.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 51 (4.32%) Server Engineer
15 43 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
16 41 (3.47%) Developer
17 39 (3.30%) Applications Support
18 29 (2.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 27 (2.29%) Desktop Engineer
19 27 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (8.38%) .NET
2 35 (2.96%) HTML
3 30 (2.54%) Middleware
4 29 (2.46%) CSS
5 27 (2.29%) ASP.NET
6 20 (1.69%) jQuery
7 19 (1.61%) WCF
8 18 (1.52%) Web Services
9 16 (1.35%) .NET Framework
9 16 (1.35%) Application Packaging
10 12 (1.02%) Java EE
11 9 (0.76%) Ajax
12 8 (0.68%) XML
12 8 (0.68%) HTML5
13 7 (0.59%) JSON
14 6 (0.51%) REST
14 6 (0.51%) KnockoutJS
15 5 (0.42%) ADO.NET
15 5 (0.42%) JSP
15 5 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 129 (10.92%) Blackberry
2 79 (6.69%) Clustering
3 75 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (5.08%) Replication
5 47 (3.98%) Thin Client
5 47 (3.98%) Fat Client
6 15 (1.27%) NHS
7 14 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
9 11 (0.93%) iPad
9 11 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.85%) iPhone
11 9 (0.76%) CESG
12 8 (0.68%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.68%) Online Games
13 6 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.51%) FMCG
13 6 (0.51%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.42%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1181 (100.00%) Windows
2 602 (50.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 354 (29.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 303 (25.66%) Windows 7
5 181 (15.33%) Windows XP
6 144 (12.19%) Linux
7 71 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 60 (5.08%) UNIX
9 54 (4.57%) Windows 8
10 26 (2.20%) Solaris
11 22 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
12 19 (1.61%) AIX
13 18 (1.52%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.44%) Windows Vista
14 17 (1.44%) Windows 2000
15 15 (1.27%) CentOS
16 13 (1.10%) Mac OS
17 12 (1.02%) SUSE
18 10 (0.85%) Android
19 5 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (18.04%) ITIL
2 141 (11.94%) Migration
3 69 (5.84%) Change Management
4 62 (5.25%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 54 (4.57%) DevOps
6 48 (4.06%) Problem Management
7 42 (3.56%) Service Delivery
8 37 (3.13%) Configuration Management
9 35 (2.96%) Project Management
9 35 (2.96%) Load Balancing
10 34 (2.88%) Incident Management
11 32 (2.71%) Service Management
11 32 (2.71%) Release Management
12 30 (2.54%) Mentoring
13 28 (2.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
15 26 (2.20%) Business Continuity
16 24 (2.03%) Asset Management
17 23 (1.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 234 (19.81%) SQL
2 197 (16.68%) PowerShell
3 58 (4.91%) Java
4 51 (4.32%) VBScript
5 43 (3.64%) C#
6 40 (3.39%) Perl
7 38 (3.22%) VB
8 32 (2.71%) JavaScript
9 31 (2.62%) Shell Script
10 26 (2.20%) Python
11 21 (1.78%) T-SQL
12 20 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.61%) C
14 15 (1.27%) PHP
14 15 (1.27%) Korn
15 14 (1.19%) Ruby
16 11 (0.93%) C++
17 9 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.59%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 153 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (7.37%) MCSE
3 67 (5.67%) Security Cleared
4 55 (4.66%) MCITP
5 37 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 37 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 33 (2.79%) MCP
8 30 (2.54%) Degree
9 29 (2.46%) CCNA
10 23 (1.95%) DV Cleared
11 20 (1.69%) MCTS
11 20 (1.69%) MCSA
11 20 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (1.19%) CCA
13 10 (0.85%) CCEA
13 10 (0.85%) CCNP
14 9 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.59%) VCP5
15 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.98%) SLA
2 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.34%) QA
4 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
System Software
1 682 (57.75%) Active Directory
2 312 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (15.16%) XenApp
4 163 (13.80%) vSphere
5 141 (11.94%) Hyper-V
6 85 (7.20%) VMware ESX
7 69 (5.84%) XenDesktop
8 40 (3.39%) XenServer
9 36 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (2.79%) Xen
11 30 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
12 29 (2.46%) vCloud
13 27 (2.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 21 (1.78%) VMware Server
14 21 (1.78%) Terminal Services
15 18 (1.52%) NLBS
16 14 (1.19%) NFS
16 14 (1.19%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.68%) UAG
17 8 (0.68%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 191 (16.17%) SCCM
2 93 (7.87%) SCOM
3 35 (2.96%) Backup Exec
4 29 (2.46%) WSUS
5 27 (2.29%) HP SIM
5 27 (2.29%) Puppet
6 24 (2.03%) Control-M
7 19 (1.61%) EdgeSight
8 18 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (1.44%) SCVMM
10 15 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (1.19%) SCOrch
12 12 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (1.02%) BladeLogic
12 12 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
12 12 (1.02%) MOM
13 11 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (0.93%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.85%) WMI
15 9 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 564 (47.76%) VMware
2 480 (40.64%) Microsoft
3 353 (29.89%) Citrix
4 209 (17.70%) HP
5 203 (17.19%) Cisco
6 100 (8.47%) NetApp
7 86 (7.28%) Oracle
8 72 (6.10%) Red Hat
9 70 (5.93%) Dell
10 59 (5.00%) EMC
10 59 (5.00%) IBM
11 57 (4.83%) Symantec
12 47 (3.98%) CheckPoint
13 45 (3.81%) SolarWinds
14 38 (3.22%) Juniper
15 35 (2.96%) Veeam
16 34 (2.88%) Sophos
17 32 (2.71%) Altiris
18 28 (2.37%) BMC
18 28 (2.37%) F5
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £175 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 to £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum - 6 Months Fixed-Term Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £210 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
London & Partners
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £225.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago