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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 83 79 80
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 589 588 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.50% 2.49% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.78% 10.98% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 391 366
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.17 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -28.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.85 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
5001 5355 5249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.24% 22.67% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3409 3537 3417
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 239 253
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.93 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.99% -11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +11 154 £350 +15.89% 50
Croydon -7 16 £388 +64.89% 1
Canary Wharf -8 8 £400 -27.92%
Wembley - 5 £293 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 4 £371 +35.00%
Twickenham -2 4 £125 -54.54%
Westminster +2 3 £180 -
Docklands, London -10 3 - -
Bromley -8 2 £250 -21.87% 2
Paddington - 2 £500 -
Chessington -5 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £210 -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
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 29 July 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 1064 (100.00%) Windows
2 613 (57.61%) Active Directory
3 525 (49.34%) VMware
4 503 (47.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 474 (44.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 463 (43.52%) Microsoft
7 319 (29.98%) Citrix
8 307 (28.85%) MS Exchange
9 268 (25.19%) Windows 7
10 259 (24.34%) SQL Server
11 246 (23.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 236 (22.18%) Finance
13 231 (21.71%) ITIL
14 226 (21.24%) SQL
15 223 (20.96%) DNS
16 211 (19.83%) Cisco
17 207 (19.45%) PowerShell
18 196 (18.42%) SAN
19 179 (16.82%) Exchange Server 2010
20 166 (15.60%) DHCP
21 162 (15.23%) XenApp
22 154 (14.47%) vSphere
23 149 (14.00%) IIS
24 143 (13.44%) MS Excel
25 141 (13.25%) Migration
26 140 (13.16%) Firewall
27 138 (12.97%) TCP/IP
28 137 (12.88%) MS Office
29 134 (12.59%) LAN
30 133 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 307 (28.85%) MS Exchange
2 179 (16.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 149 (14.00%) IIS
4 90 (8.46%) SharePoint
5 83 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 65 (6.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 65 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 54 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 44 (4.14%) Lync
9 32 (3.01%) Tomcat
10 24 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (1.41%) WorkSite
13 14 (1.32%) Apache
13 14 (1.32%) JBoss
13 14 (1.32%) OpenStack
14 12 (1.13%) Node.js
15 8 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.75%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 143 (13.44%) MS Excel
2 137 (12.88%) MS Office
3 10 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.75%) MS Project
5 6 (0.56%) Maya
6 5 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.094%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.094%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.094%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.094%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 8 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) Kondor+
2 4 (0.38%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.094%) Eikon
5 1 (0.094%) Agresso
5 1 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.094%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 70 (6.58%) Office 365
2 62 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.85%) Mimecast
5 5 (0.47%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.38%) SaaS
6 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.28%) IaaS
8 1 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.094%) Yammer
8 1 (0.094%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 223 (20.96%) DNS
2 196 (18.42%) SAN
3 166 (15.60%) DHCP
4 140 (13.16%) Firewall
5 138 (12.97%) TCP/IP
6 134 (12.59%) LAN
7 127 (11.94%) WAN
8 68 (6.39%) NAS
9 60 (5.64%) VPN
10 44 (4.14%) VLAN
11 42 (3.95%) MPLS
12 32 (3.01%) Internet
12 32 (3.01%) NetScaler
13 30 (2.82%) LDAP
14 28 (2.63%) DSL
15 26 (2.44%) BIG-IP
16 19 (1.79%) Network Security
17 18 (1.69%) SSL
18 17 (1.60%) SMTP
19 16 (1.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (24.34%) SQL Server
2 95 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (2.54%) Oracle Database
7 24 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
9 10 (0.94%) MySQL
10 6 (0.56%) DTS
10 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.47%) QlikView
11 5 (0.47%) MS Access
12 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.38%) EDRMS
12 4 (0.38%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.28%) IDOL
13 3 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 21 (1.97%) Subversion
3 16 (1.50%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (1.50%) MSI
3 16 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.22%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.94%) CruiseControl
6 7 (0.66%) Moq
6 7 (0.66%) NUnit
7 6 (0.56%) JIRA
8 5 (0.47%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.47%) Selenium
8 5 (0.47%) FxCop
8 5 (0.47%) StyleCop
8 5 (0.47%) NDepend
8 5 (0.47%) Grunt
8 5 (0.47%) JSHint
8 5 (0.47%) Bower
9 4 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 236 (22.18%) Finance
2 75 (7.05%) Banking
3 39 (3.67%) Law
4 34 (3.20%) Retail
5 27 (2.54%) Legal
6 22 (2.07%) Marketing
7 18 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.22%) Back Office
9 12 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.03%) Advertising
10 11 (1.03%) Publishing
11 9 (0.85%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.75%) French Language
13 7 (0.66%) German Language
14 6 (0.56%) Games
15 3 (0.28%) Front Office
15 3 (0.28%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.19%) Japanese Language
16 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 186 (17.48%) Analyst
2 143 (13.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 104 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 97 (9.12%) Support Analyst
5 93 (8.74%) Administrator
6 87 (8.18%) 3rd Line Support
7 70 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
8 68 (6.39%) Server Engineer
9 66 (6.20%) Desktop Support
10 62 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
11 57 (5.36%) Consultant
12 56 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
13 46 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
14 36 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 35 (3.29%) Windows Administrator
16 33 (3.10%) Windows Systems Administrator
17 32 (3.01%) Windows Server Engineer
18 31 (2.91%) Service Analyst
18 31 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
19 30 (2.82%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (6.95%) .NET
2 30 (2.82%) HTML
3 24 (2.26%) ASP.NET
4 17 (1.60%) Web Services
5 15 (1.41%) CSS
5 15 (1.41%) Application Packaging
6 13 (1.22%) Middleware
7 11 (1.03%) XML
7 11 (1.03%) jQuery
7 11 (1.03%) HTML5
8 10 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (0.94%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.94%) X-Windows
9 9 (0.85%) SOAP
10 8 (0.75%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.66%) COM
12 6 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (0.47%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 85 (7.99%) Blackberry
2 61 (5.73%) Data Centre
3 58 (5.45%) Clustering
4 57 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.35%) Fat Client
5 25 (2.35%) Thin Client
6 23 (2.16%) Replication
7 22 (2.07%) EMC VNX
8 15 (1.41%) Symmetrix DMX
8 15 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.32%) Symmetrix
10 13 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
11 12 (1.13%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.94%) PKI
12 10 (0.94%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (0.94%) EqualLogic
13 8 (0.75%) iPhone
14 7 (0.66%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1064 (100.00%) Windows
2 503 (47.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 474 (44.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 268 (25.19%) Windows 7
5 109 (10.24%) Linux
6 84 (7.89%) Windows XP
7 65 (6.11%) Windows 8
8 48 (4.51%) UNIX
9 46 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (2.44%) Android
11 24 (2.26%) Solaris
12 13 (1.22%) SUSE
12 13 (1.22%) HPUX
12 13 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (0.94%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.94%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.66%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.66%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (21.71%) ITIL
2 141 (13.25%) Migration
3 64 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 58 (5.45%) Service Management
5 49 (4.61%) Change Management
6 42 (3.95%) Service Delivery
6 42 (3.95%) Problem Management
6 42 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
6 42 (3.95%) DevOps
7 39 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (3.29%) Capacity Planning
9 33 (3.10%) Server Building
10 32 (3.01%) Project Management
11 29 (2.73%) ITSM
11 29 (2.73%) Workflow
12 28 (2.63%) Load Balancing
12 28 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
13 27 (2.54%) Performance Management
13 27 (2.54%) Business Continuity
13 27 (2.54%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 226 (21.24%) SQL
2 207 (19.45%) PowerShell
3 41 (3.85%) VB
4 37 (3.48%) C#
5 35 (3.29%) VBScript
6 33 (3.10%) JavaScript
7 30 (2.82%) Java
8 28 (2.63%) Python
9 25 (2.35%) Perl
10 24 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 23 (2.16%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.41%) PHP
13 14 (1.32%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.22%) C
15 12 (1.13%) Ruby
16 9 (0.85%) C++
16 9 (0.85%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.75%) VBA
18 7 (0.66%) Korn
19 6 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (8.93%) MCSE
3 56 (5.26%) MCITP
4 51 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (4.04%) CCNA
6 40 (3.76%) Security Cleared
7 35 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (2.91%) Degree
9 25 (2.35%) SC Cleared
9 25 (2.35%) MCSA
10 20 (1.88%) MCP
11 17 (1.60%) CCNP
12 13 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (1.22%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.75%) CCA
15 5 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.38%) VCP5
16 4 (0.38%) MCSM
16 4 (0.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.70%) SLA
2 12 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.75%) QA
4 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.094%) GxP
6 1 (0.094%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 613 (57.61%) Active Directory
2 246 (23.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (15.23%) XenApp
4 154 (14.47%) vSphere
5 80 (7.52%) Hyper-V
6 73 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
7 60 (5.64%) XenDesktop
8 59 (5.55%) VMware ESX
9 38 (3.57%) vCloud
10 36 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (2.44%) NLBS
12 22 (2.07%) VMware Server
13 15 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 15 (1.41%) Xen
14 14 (1.32%) DFS Replication
15 13 (1.22%) SRDF
15 13 (1.22%) NFS
16 11 (1.03%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.94%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 123 (11.56%) SCCM
2 67 (6.30%) SCOM
3 42 (3.95%) WSUS
4 28 (2.63%) Puppet
5 18 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 17 (1.60%) EdgeSight
7 16 (1.50%) Nagios
8 15 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 15 (1.41%) ZABBIX
8 15 (1.41%) HP SIM
9 13 (1.22%) EMC VPLEX
10 12 (1.13%) AirWatch
10 12 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (1.03%) ARCserve
12 10 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.85%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.85%) DatAdvantage
14 8 (0.75%) BladeLogic
15 7 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.66%) MOM
Vendors
1 525 (49.34%) VMware
2 463 (43.52%) Microsoft
3 319 (29.98%) Citrix
4 211 (19.83%) Cisco
5 115 (10.81%) HP
6 71 (6.67%) NetApp
7 69 (6.48%) Oracle
8 66 (6.20%) EMC
9 58 (5.45%) Dell
10 51 (4.79%) Red Hat
11 47 (4.42%) CheckPoint
12 35 (3.29%) Juniper
13 32 (3.01%) Symantec
14 26 (2.44%) IBM
15 24 (2.26%) CommVault
16 23 (2.16%) Apple
16 23 (2.16%) Sophos
16 23 (2.16%) F5
17 22 (2.07%) Mitel
18 19 (1.79%) AppSense
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