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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 77 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 565 679 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.36% 2.72% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.39% 11.87% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 404 375
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £198 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.83% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 42
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.85 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £48.00 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +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
5436 5722 5567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.67% 22.88% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3551 3745 3385
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 262 346
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -5 155 £325 -9.72% 53
Docklands, London +20 10 £438 +21.52%
Croydon +1 6 £355 +12.25% 2
Uxbridge -4 4 £153 -62.11% 3
Bromley -1 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -6 2 £275 -26.66% 2
Feltham - 2 £200 - 1
Ilford - 2 £325 -
Chessington +2 1 - -
Hammersmith 0 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 £90 - 3
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1149 (100.00%) Windows
2 659 (57.35%) Active Directory
3 571 (49.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 535 (46.56%) VMware
5 490 (42.65%) Microsoft
6 343 (29.85%) MS Exchange
7 334 (29.07%) Citrix
8 320 (27.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 319 (27.76%) Windows 7
10 307 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 292 (25.41%) SQL Server
12 238 (20.71%) SQL
13 232 (20.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 210 (18.28%) PowerShell
15 204 (17.75%) SCCM
16 201 (17.49%) ITIL
17 200 (17.41%) DNS
18 199 (17.32%) MS Office
19 193 (16.80%) HP
20 188 (16.36%) SAN
21 184 (16.01%) Cisco
22 178 (15.49%) Finance
23 175 (15.23%) MS Excel
24 170 (14.80%) XenApp
25 167 (14.53%) Windows XP
26 166 (14.45%) Microsoft Certification
27 160 (13.93%) SharePoint
28 150 (13.05%) DHCP
29 149 (12.97%) IIS
30 145 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 343 (29.85%) MS Exchange
2 232 (20.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 160 (13.93%) SharePoint
4 149 (12.97%) IIS
5 129 (11.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 88 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 65 (5.66%) Lync
8 63 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 47 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 47 (4.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 25 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (1.83%) Apache
12 20 (1.74%) CMS
13 19 (1.65%) Umbraco
14 17 (1.48%) Node.js
15 15 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
16 14 (1.22%) Tomcat
17 11 (0.96%) IBM Notes
18 10 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
19 8 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 199 (17.32%) MS Office
2 175 (15.23%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.39%) MS Project
4 12 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.87%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.70%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.26%) InDesign
9 1 (0.087%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.70%) Remedy AR System
4 5 (0.44%) ReMetrica
5 4 (0.35%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 4 (0.35%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.17%) Magento
7 1 (0.087%) Agresso
7 1 (0.087%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.087%) assyst
7 1 (0.087%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.09%) Office 365
2 27 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.17%) SaaS
5 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
5 2 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 200 (17.41%) DNS
2 188 (16.36%) SAN
3 150 (13.05%) DHCP
4 125 (10.88%) Firewall
5 107 (9.31%) TCP/IP
6 92 (8.01%) LAN
7 89 (7.75%) WAN
8 52 (4.53%) VoIP
9 50 (4.35%) Internet
10 44 (3.83%) VPN
11 37 (3.22%) NAS
12 32 (2.79%) Wireless
13 28 (2.44%) NetScaler
13 28 (2.44%) LDAP
14 26 (2.26%) MPLS
14 26 (2.26%) Network Security
15 25 (2.18%) BIG-IP
16 21 (1.83%) VLAN
17 18 (1.57%) Intranet
18 17 (1.48%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 145 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 54 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 41 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 24 (2.09%) Oracle Database
8 23 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.48%) RavenDB
9 17 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.61%) MS Access
15 6 (0.52%) DTS
15 6 (0.52%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (2.52%) Visual Studio
2 28 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.00%) TeamCity
4 18 (1.57%) MSI
4 18 (1.57%) Subversion
5 17 (1.48%) Mercurial
6 14 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.70%) Artifactory
7 8 (0.70%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.61%) MSBuild
8 7 (0.61%) NUnit
9 5 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
10 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.26%) Maven
11 3 (0.26%) ClearQuest
11 3 (0.26%) Selenium
12 2 (0.17%) JIRA
12 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.17%) CruiseControl
General
1 178 (15.49%) Finance
2 90 (7.83%) Banking
3 39 (3.39%) Investment Banking
4 35 (3.05%) Retail
5 32 (2.79%) Legal
6 27 (2.35%) Law
7 18 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.48%) Publishing
9 13 (1.13%) Advertising
10 9 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.78%) Front Office
11 8 (0.70%) Marketing
12 6 (0.52%) German Language
12 6 (0.52%) Back Office
13 5 (0.44%) Games
14 4 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.087%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.087%) Local Government
16 1 (0.087%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 178 (15.49%) Analyst
2 106 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 100 (8.70%) Administrator
4 96 (8.36%) Support Engineer
5 84 (7.31%) Support Analyst
5 84 (7.31%) 2nd Line Support
6 81 (7.05%) Consultant
7 73 (6.35%) Architect
8 70 (6.09%) Desktop Support
9 68 (5.92%) Developer
10 57 (4.96%) Server Engineer
10 57 (4.96%) Wintel Engineer
11 56 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support
12 48 (4.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 45 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
14 35 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
15 31 (2.70%) Applications Support
15 31 (2.70%) .NET Developer
16 30 (2.61%) Desktop Engineer
16 30 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (9.49%) .NET
2 49 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 39 (3.39%) HTML
4 38 (3.31%) CSS
5 30 (2.61%) .NET Framework
6 26 (2.26%) WCF
7 22 (1.91%) Middleware
8 20 (1.74%) JSON
8 20 (1.74%) Web Services
9 19 (1.65%) jQuery
10 13 (1.13%) Ajax
11 11 (0.96%) Application Packaging
12 10 (0.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 9 (0.78%) LINQ to SQL
13 9 (0.78%) HTML5
13 9 (0.78%) LINQ
13 9 (0.78%) XML
14 8 (0.70%) Java EE
14 8 (0.70%) KnockoutJS
15 7 (0.61%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.62%) Blackberry
2 92 (8.01%) Clustering
3 42 (3.66%) Replication
4 29 (2.52%) Thin Client
4 29 (2.52%) Fat Client
5 24 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.65%) NHS
7 15 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.22%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (0.70%) iPad
10 8 (0.70%) Smartcard
10 8 (0.70%) CLARiiON
11 7 (0.61%) iPhone
11 7 (0.61%) CMDB
12 6 (0.52%) Celerra
12 6 (0.52%) EqualLogic
13 5 (0.44%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.44%) Online Games
13 5 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1149 (100.00%) Windows
2 571 (49.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 320 (27.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 319 (27.76%) Windows 7
5 167 (14.53%) Windows XP
6 114 (9.92%) Linux
7 55 (4.79%) Windows 8
8 54 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (3.83%) UNIX
10 39 (3.39%) Windows 2000
11 31 (2.70%) Solaris
12 29 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 28 (2.44%) Windows Vista
14 13 (1.13%) AIX
14 13 (1.13%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.96%) SUSE
16 10 (0.87%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.78%) CentOS
18 8 (0.70%) Apple iOS
19 5 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (17.49%) ITIL
2 114 (9.92%) Migration
3 65 (5.66%) Change Management
4 53 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 49 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (3.57%) DevOps
7 40 (3.48%) Service Management
8 38 (3.31%) Service Delivery
9 37 (3.22%) Project Management
10 33 (2.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (2.70%) Problem Management
11 31 (2.70%) Workflow
12 30 (2.61%) Configuration Management
12 30 (2.61%) Load Balancing
13 29 (2.52%) TDD
13 29 (2.52%) OO
14 28 (2.44%) E-Commerce
14 28 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
15 26 (2.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 238 (20.71%) SQL
2 210 (18.28%) PowerShell
3 71 (6.18%) C#
4 58 (5.05%) VBScript
5 52 (4.53%) VB
6 39 (3.39%) Perl
7 38 (3.31%) JavaScript
8 37 (3.22%) T-SQL
9 32 (2.79%) Java
10 24 (2.09%) Python
11 19 (1.65%) C
12 15 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.87%) PHP
14 9 (0.78%) Ruby
15 8 (0.70%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.44%) VB6
16 5 (0.44%) Korn
17 3 (0.26%) Jython
17 3 (0.26%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 166 (14.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (8.79%) MCSE
3 83 (7.22%) MCITP
4 49 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 41 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 41 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (3.57%) MCP
6 34 (2.96%) Degree
6 34 (2.96%) MCTS
7 33 (2.87%) CCNA
8 32 (2.79%) Citrix Certification
9 31 (2.70%) MCSA
10 29 (2.52%) SC Cleared
11 26 (2.26%) CCA
12 17 (1.48%) CCNP
13 13 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.96%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.61%) VCP5
15 7 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.61%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.22%) SLA
2 18 (1.57%) QA
3 9 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
System Software
1 659 (57.35%) Active Directory
2 307 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (14.80%) XenApp
4 137 (11.92%) vSphere
5 120 (10.44%) Hyper-V
6 94 (8.18%) VMware ESX
7 54 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
8 47 (4.09%) XenDesktop
9 42 (3.66%) XenServer
10 41 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 25 (2.18%) vCloud
12 22 (1.91%) Terminal Services
13 21 (1.83%) Xen
14 17 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 16 (1.39%) NLBS
16 14 (1.22%) VMware Server
16 14 (1.22%) ISA Server
17 13 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
18 12 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 9 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 204 (17.75%) SCCM
2 101 (8.79%) SCOM
3 28 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 25 (2.18%) WSUS
5 23 (2.00%) HP SIM
6 17 (1.48%) BladeLogic
7 16 (1.39%) SCOrch
8 14 (1.22%) Puppet
9 13 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 13 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 13 (1.13%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.13%) Control-M
10 12 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 12 (1.04%) SCVMM
11 11 (0.96%) Data Guard
11 11 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.96%) AppDNA
12 10 (0.87%) WMI
13 8 (0.70%) Nagios
13 8 (0.70%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 535 (46.56%) VMware
2 490 (42.65%) Microsoft
3 334 (29.07%) Citrix
4 193 (16.80%) HP
5 184 (16.01%) Cisco
6 79 (6.88%) Oracle
7 74 (6.44%) NetApp
8 60 (5.22%) EMC
9 55 (4.79%) IBM
9 55 (4.79%) Dell
10 48 (4.18%) Red Hat
10 48 (4.18%) Symantec
11 45 (3.92%) CheckPoint
12 28 (2.44%) F5
13 25 (2.18%) Altiris
14 23 (2.00%) BMC
15 22 (1.91%) Juniper
15 22 (1.91%) Remedy
15 22 (1.91%) SolarWinds
15 22 (1.91%) 3PAR
London
JM
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £297 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago