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 25 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 76 68 97
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 601 700 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.52% 2.82% 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.98% 12.41% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 424 296
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £214 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 46
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £42.50 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
5474 5642 4992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.99% 22.69% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3870 3752 3277
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 232 273
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £32.75 £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 25 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 25 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 25 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 +9 142 £325 -12.45% 65
Feltham - 8 £271 - 1
Uxbridge -3 7 £168 -52.14% 1
Docklands, London +23 6 £135 -60.29%
Hounslow +6 5 £225 -
Croydon -18 3 £440 -2.22% 3
New Malden - 2 - - 1
Hammersmith +6 1 £510 -
Bromley -2 1 - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames -5 1 £375 -1.63% 1
Twickenham - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £150 -
Hayes - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Morden - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Stanmore - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 1186 (100.00%) Windows
2 685 (57.76%) Active Directory
3 603 (50.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 565 (47.64%) VMware
5 482 (40.64%) Microsoft
6 367 (30.94%) MS Exchange
7 358 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 357 (30.10%) Citrix
9 316 (26.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 301 (25.38%) Windows 7
11 268 (22.60%) SQL Server
12 254 (21.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 236 (19.90%) SQL
14 214 (18.04%) SAN
15 213 (17.96%) ITIL
15 213 (17.96%) HP
16 209 (17.62%) DNS
16 209 (17.62%) Finance
17 205 (17.28%) Cisco
18 196 (16.53%) PowerShell
19 192 (16.19%) SCCM
19 192 (16.19%) MS Office
20 182 (15.35%) XenApp
21 181 (15.26%) Windows XP
22 167 (14.08%) Firewall
23 164 (13.83%) vSphere
24 154 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
25 145 (12.23%) DHCP
25 145 (12.23%) Hyper-V
26 143 (12.06%) Linux

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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
1 367 (30.94%) MS Exchange
2 254 (21.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 140 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 139 (11.72%) SharePoint
5 126 (10.62%) IIS
6 96 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 81 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 78 (6.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 72 (6.07%) Lync
10 32 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 28 (2.36%) Tomcat
12 27 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 25 (2.11%) Apache
14 17 (1.43%) IBM Notes
15 13 (1.10%) WebSphere
15 13 (1.10%) WorkSite
16 12 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
17 10 (0.84%) JBoss
18 8 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
18 8 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 192 (16.19%) MS Office
2 136 (11.47%) 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%) InDesign
7 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.084%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.084%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.084%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.67%) Remedy AR System
3 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.17%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.17%) Agresso
7 1 (0.084%) assyst
7 1 (0.084%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.48%) Office 365
2 38 (3.20%) 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%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 214 (18.04%) SAN
2 209 (17.62%) DNS
3 167 (14.08%) Firewall
4 145 (12.23%) DHCP
5 121 (10.20%) TCP/IP
6 119 (10.03%) WAN
7 115 (9.70%) LAN
8 68 (5.73%) VPN
9 64 (5.40%) NAS
10 55 (4.64%) VoIP
11 48 (4.05%) MPLS
12 47 (3.96%) Internet
13 44 (3.71%) NetScaler
14 37 (3.12%) VLAN
15 36 (3.04%) Wireless
16 32 (2.70%) LDAP
17 28 (2.36%) BIG-IP
18 23 (1.94%) iSCSI
18 23 (1.94%) Network Security
19 22 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (22.60%) SQL Server
2 118 (9.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 47 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.26%) MySQL
8 15 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (0.84%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.76%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.76%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.59%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.51%) RavenDB
14 6 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 22 (1.85%) MSI
2 17 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.18%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.93%) JIRA
6 10 (0.84%) Subversion
6 10 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (0.67%) 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%) Selenium
11 3 (0.25%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.17%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.17%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.084%) ClearQuest
General
1 209 (17.62%) Finance
2 107 (9.02%) Banking
3 48 (4.05%) Investment Banking
4 44 (3.71%) Law
5 32 (2.70%) Legal
6 23 (1.94%) Retail
7 22 (1.85%) Advertising
8 19 (1.60%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.43%) Marketing
10 16 (1.35%) Publishing
11 10 (0.84%) Games
11 10 (0.84%) Front Office
12 7 (0.59%) Back Office
13 5 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.42%) 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
1 224 (18.89%) Analyst
2 128 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 112 (9.44%) Support Analyst
4 103 (8.68%) Support Engineer
5 84 (7.08%) Consultant
6 80 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 75 (6.32%) Administrator
8 74 (6.24%) 3rd Line Support
9 63 (5.31%) Architect
10 61 (5.14%) Wintel Engineer
11 60 (5.06%) Desktop Support
12 57 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
13 55 (4.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 51 (4.30%) Server Engineer
15 44 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
16 42 (3.54%) Developer
17 40 (3.37%) Applications Support
18 30 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 27 (2.28%) Desktop Engineer
19 27 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (8.26%) .NET
2 36 (3.04%) HTML
3 30 (2.53%) Middleware
3 30 (2.53%) CSS
4 27 (2.28%) ASP.NET
5 20 (1.69%) jQuery
6 19 (1.60%) WCF
7 18 (1.52%) Web Services
8 16 (1.35%) .NET Framework
8 16 (1.35%) Application Packaging
9 12 (1.01%) Java EE
10 9 (0.76%) Ajax
10 9 (0.76%) HTML5
11 8 (0.67%) XML
12 7 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.59%) JSON
13 6 (0.51%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (0.51%) REST
14 5 (0.42%) JSP
14 5 (0.42%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 127 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 79 (6.66%) Clustering
3 73 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (5.06%) Replication
5 47 (3.96%) Thin Client
5 47 (3.96%) Fat Client
6 16 (1.35%) NHS
7 14 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (1.01%) iPad
9 12 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.84%) iPhone
11 9 (0.76%) CESG
12 8 (0.67%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.67%) 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 1186 (100.00%) Windows
2 603 (50.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 358 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 301 (25.38%) Windows 7
5 181 (15.26%) Windows XP
6 143 (12.06%) Linux
7 71 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (5.14%) UNIX
9 53 (4.47%) Windows 8
10 26 (2.19%) Solaris
11 22 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 19 (1.60%) AIX
13 18 (1.52%) Mac OS X
13 18 (1.52%) Windows 2000
14 17 (1.43%) Windows Vista
15 16 (1.35%) CentOS
16 13 (1.10%) Mac OS
17 12 (1.01%) SUSE
18 11 (0.93%) Android
19 5 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (17.96%) ITIL
2 143 (12.06%) Migration
3 68 (5.73%) Change Management
4 63 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (4.72%) DevOps
6 54 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 49 (4.13%) Problem Management
8 42 (3.54%) Service Delivery
9 38 (3.20%) Configuration Management
10 34 (2.87%) Project Management
10 34 (2.87%) Incident Management
11 33 (2.78%) Load Balancing
11 33 (2.78%) Release Management
12 32 (2.70%) Service Management
13 30 (2.53%) Continuous Improvement
13 30 (2.53%) Mentoring
14 26 (2.19%) Capacity Planning
15 25 (2.11%) Business Continuity
16 24 (2.02%) Asset Management
17 23 (1.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 236 (19.90%) SQL
2 196 (16.53%) PowerShell
3 58 (4.89%) Java
4 51 (4.30%) VBScript
5 44 (3.71%) C#
6 39 (3.29%) Perl
7 38 (3.20%) VB
8 34 (2.87%) JavaScript
9 31 (2.61%) Shell Script
10 26 (2.19%) Python
11 21 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.77%) Bash Shell
12 19 (1.60%) C
13 16 (1.35%) PHP
14 15 (1.26%) Korn
15 14 (1.18%) Ruby
16 11 (0.93%) C++
17 9 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.59%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (7.59%) MCSE
3 66 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 56 (4.72%) MCITP
5 39 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (3.04%) SC Cleared
6 36 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (2.87%) MCP
8 31 (2.61%) CCNA
8 31 (2.61%) Degree
9 23 (1.94%) DV Cleared
10 20 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (1.69%) MCSA
11 19 (1.60%) MCTS
12 14 (1.18%) CCA
13 10 (0.84%) CCNP
13 10 (0.84%) CCEA
14 9 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.96%) 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 (0.084%) Data Quality
System Software
1 685 (57.76%) Active Directory
2 316 (26.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (15.35%) XenApp
4 164 (13.83%) vSphere
5 145 (12.23%) Hyper-V
6 85 (7.17%) VMware ESX
7 70 (5.90%) XenDesktop
8 40 (3.37%) XenServer
9 35 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (2.87%) Xen
11 29 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
12 28 (2.36%) vCloud
13 27 (2.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 21 (1.77%) Terminal Services
15 20 (1.69%) VMware Server
16 18 (1.52%) NLBS
17 14 (1.18%) DFS Replication
17 14 (1.18%) NFS
18 9 (0.76%) UAG
19 8 (0.67%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 192 (16.19%) SCCM
2 94 (7.93%) SCOM
3 35 (2.95%) Backup Exec
4 29 (2.45%) WSUS
5 27 (2.28%) HP SIM
5 27 (2.28%) Puppet
6 24 (2.02%) Control-M
7 19 (1.60%) EdgeSight
8 18 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (1.43%) SCVMM
10 15 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (1.10%) SCOrch
12 12 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (1.01%) BladeLogic
12 12 (1.01%) NetBackup
12 12 (1.01%) BMC PATROL
12 12 (1.01%) MOM
13 11 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (0.84%) WMI
15 9 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 565 (47.64%) VMware
2 482 (40.64%) Microsoft
3 357 (30.10%) Citrix
4 213 (17.96%) HP
5 205 (17.28%) Cisco
6 102 (8.60%) NetApp
7 85 (7.17%) Oracle
8 73 (6.16%) Red Hat
8 73 (6.16%) Dell
9 59 (4.97%) IBM
10 58 (4.89%) Symantec
11 57 (4.81%) EMC
12 47 (3.96%) CheckPoint
13 45 (3.79%) SolarWinds
14 40 (3.37%) Juniper
15 36 (3.04%) Veeam
16 34 (2.87%) Sophos
17 32 (2.70%) Altiris
18 28 (2.36%) F5
18 28 (2.36%) BMC
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