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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 81 84 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 559 575 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.40% 2.37% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.19% 10.49% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 366 406
Average daily rate
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£350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 38
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% -19.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £92.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-5.12% -9.30%
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
4995 5484 5776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.49% 22.64% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3394 3576 3778
Average daily rate £405 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 246 261
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £34.00 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 0 155 £375 +15.38% 26
Croydon -8 18 £463 +30.28% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -1 4 £371 +35.00%
Twickenham -2 4 £125 -54.54%
Westminster +2 3 £180 -
Hounslow +7 2 - -
Bromley -4 2 £250 - 1
Canary Wharf -8 2 £400 -27.92%
Paddington - 2 £500 -
Chessington -1 1 - -
Hammersmith -3 1 - -
Docklands, London -12 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £210 -
South Croydon - 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £295 -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1080 (100.00%) Windows
2 620 (57.41%) Active Directory
3 519 (48.06%) VMware
4 500 (46.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 482 (44.63%) Microsoft
6 467 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 336 (31.11%) Citrix
8 310 (28.70%) MS Exchange
9 270 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 253 (23.43%) SQL
11 252 (23.33%) SQL Server
12 250 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
13 243 (22.50%) DNS
14 231 (21.39%) ITIL
15 227 (21.02%) Finance
16 221 (20.46%) PowerShell
17 196 (18.15%) SAN
17 196 (18.15%) Cisco
18 186 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2010
19 182 (16.85%) DHCP
20 178 (16.48%) XenApp
21 169 (15.65%) vSphere
22 148 (13.70%) IIS
23 146 (13.52%) MS Office
24 145 (13.43%) TCP/IP
25 144 (13.33%) MS Excel
26 142 (13.15%) LAN
27 137 (12.69%) Firewall
28 134 (12.41%) WAN
29 131 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 310 (28.70%) MS Exchange
2 186 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 148 (13.70%) IIS
4 92 (8.52%) SharePoint
5 83 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 71 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 70 (6.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 48 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (3.52%) Lync
10 29 (2.69%) Tomcat
11 28 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 22 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (1.57%) WorkSite
13 17 (1.57%) Apache
14 16 (1.48%) JBoss
15 12 (1.11%) Node.js
16 10 (0.93%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
18 7 (0.65%) WebSphere
18 7 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 146 (13.52%) MS Office
2 144 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 9 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.74%) MS Project
5 6 (0.56%) Maya
6 4 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.093%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.093%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.093%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 8 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.37%) Kondor+
2 4 (0.37%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
3 3 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.093%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.093%) Eikon
5 1 (0.093%) Agresso
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.093%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.093%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 74 (6.85%) Office 365
2 55 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.46%) SaaS
3 5 (0.46%) OneDrive
3 5 (0.46%) Mimecast
4 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.093%) Yammer
7 1 (0.093%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 243 (22.50%) DNS
2 196 (18.15%) SAN
3 182 (16.85%) DHCP
4 145 (13.43%) TCP/IP
5 142 (13.15%) LAN
6 137 (12.69%) Firewall
7 134 (12.41%) WAN
8 64 (5.93%) VPN
9 63 (5.83%) NAS
10 46 (4.26%) MPLS
11 43 (3.98%) VLAN
12 29 (2.69%) LDAP
13 28 (2.59%) DSL
13 28 (2.59%) BIG-IP
14 27 (2.50%) NetScaler
14 27 (2.50%) Internet
15 23 (2.13%) SSL
16 17 (1.57%) SMTP
16 17 (1.57%) Network Security
17 15 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 102 (9.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (2.59%) Oracle Database
7 23 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (0.83%) MySQL
11 6 (0.56%) MS Access
11 6 (0.56%) DTS
11 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.46%) QlikView
12 5 (0.46%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.37%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.28%) IDOL
15 2 (0.19%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 26 (2.41%) Visual Studio
2 19 (1.76%) Subversion
3 15 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.30%) MSI
5 13 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.11%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.11%) CruiseControl
7 7 (0.65%) Moq
7 7 (0.65%) NUnit
8 6 (0.56%) JIRA
9 5 (0.46%) ReSharper
9 5 (0.46%) Selenium
9 5 (0.46%) FxCop
9 5 (0.46%) StyleCop
9 5 (0.46%) NDepend
9 5 (0.46%) Xcode
9 5 (0.46%) Grunt
9 5 (0.46%) JSHint
9 5 (0.46%) Bower
General
1 227 (21.02%) Finance
2 67 (6.20%) Banking
3 50 (4.63%) Law
4 36 (3.33%) Retail
5 28 (2.59%) Legal
6 21 (1.94%) Marketing
7 19 (1.76%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.39%) Back Office
9 13 (1.20%) Advertising
10 11 (1.02%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.83%) Publishing
11 9 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.83%) German Language
12 8 (0.74%) French Language
13 6 (0.56%) Games
14 5 (0.46%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.19%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.19%) Front Office
16 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 208 (19.26%) Analyst
2 158 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 112 (10.37%) Support Engineer
4 111 (10.28%) Support Analyst
5 97 (8.98%) Administrator
6 96 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 73 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
8 71 (6.57%) Desktop Support
9 64 (5.93%) Server Engineer
10 61 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
11 56 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
12 51 (4.72%) Consultant
13 45 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
14 41 (3.80%) Applications Support
15 40 (3.70%) DBA
15 40 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 38 (3.52%) Windows Administrator
16 38 (3.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 37 (3.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
18 33 (3.06%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.39%) .NET
2 29 (2.69%) HTML
3 24 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 18 (1.67%) Web Services
5 17 (1.57%) .NET Framework
6 16 (1.48%) Application Packaging
7 15 (1.39%) CSS
8 13 (1.20%) XML
8 13 (1.20%) X-Windows
8 13 (1.20%) jQuery
9 12 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (1.02%) Middleware
11 10 (0.93%) HTML5
12 8 (0.74%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.74%) COM
13 6 (0.56%) ADO.NET
13 6 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (0.56%) LINQ
13 6 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 96 (8.89%) Blackberry
2 61 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 58 (5.37%) Clustering
4 52 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (3.43%) Replication
6 25 (2.31%) Thin Client
6 25 (2.31%) Fat Client
7 15 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 10 (0.93%) iPhone
9 10 (0.93%) EqualLogic
10 9 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.83%) PKI
11 8 (0.74%) CMDB
12 6 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.56%) EMC VNX
13 5 (0.46%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.46%) FlexPod
13 5 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1080 (100.00%) Windows
2 500 (46.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 467 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 270 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 107 (9.91%) Linux
6 89 (8.24%) Windows XP
7 58 (5.37%) Windows 8
8 48 (4.44%) UNIX
9 47 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (3.06%) Android
11 30 (2.78%) Solaris
12 15 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (1.20%) SUSE
14 10 (0.93%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.74%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.74%) Windows 2000
15 8 (0.74%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.74%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.65%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (21.39%) ITIL
2 123 (11.39%) Migration
3 69 (6.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 58 (5.37%) Service Management
5 51 (4.72%) Change Management
6 50 (4.63%) Problem Management
7 43 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 41 (3.80%) Service Delivery
9 37 (3.43%) Project Management
9 37 (3.43%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (3.43%) Performance Monitoring
10 33 (3.06%) DevOps
10 33 (3.06%) Business Continuity
10 33 (3.06%) Server Building
11 31 (2.87%) ITSM
12 30 (2.78%) BCP
13 29 (2.69%) Performance Management
13 29 (2.69%) Capacity Planning
14 28 (2.59%) Workflow
15 27 (2.50%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 253 (23.43%) SQL
2 221 (20.46%) PowerShell
3 43 (3.98%) VB
4 39 (3.61%) C#
5 38 (3.52%) VBScript
6 35 (3.24%) JavaScript
7 26 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 22 (2.04%) Python
9 21 (1.94%) Java
10 18 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.30%) Perl
12 12 (1.11%) C
13 10 (0.93%) VBA
14 9 (0.83%) C++
15 8 (0.74%) PHP
15 8 (0.74%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.65%) Ruby
17 6 (0.56%) Korn
18 5 (0.46%) Lua
Qualifications
1 131 (12.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (8.61%) MCSE
3 54 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (4.07%) CCNA
5 43 (3.98%) MCITP
6 37 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 36 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 34 (3.15%) Degree
9 29 (2.69%) MCSA
10 22 (2.04%) SC Cleared
11 20 (1.85%) MCP
12 17 (1.57%) CCNP
13 13 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (1.11%) DV Cleared
15 11 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.83%) CCA
17 6 (0.56%) CCEE
18 5 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
18 5 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 4 (0.37%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.44%) SLA
2 9 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.74%) QA
4 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.093%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.093%) GxP
System Software
1 620 (57.41%) Active Directory
2 250 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 178 (16.48%) XenApp
4 169 (15.65%) vSphere
5 76 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
6 72 (6.67%) Hyper-V
7 68 (6.30%) VMware ESX
8 55 (5.09%) XenDesktop
9 45 (4.17%) vCloud
10 44 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
11 28 (2.59%) NLBS
12 24 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 20 (1.85%) VMware Server
14 15 (1.39%) Xen
15 14 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (1.20%) NFS
17 10 (0.93%) DFS Replication
18 7 (0.65%) UAG
18 7 (0.65%) XenServer
18 7 (0.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 130 (12.04%) SCCM
2 77 (7.13%) SCOM
3 43 (3.98%) WSUS
4 23 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 21 (1.94%) Puppet
6 18 (1.67%) Nagios
7 15 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (1.39%) EdgeSight
8 14 (1.30%) vMotion
8 14 (1.30%) Tivoli
8 14 (1.30%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.20%) HP SIM
10 11 (1.02%) AirWatch
10 11 (1.02%) ARCserve
11 10 (0.93%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.93%) DatAdvantage
12 8 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (0.74%) BladeLogic
13 7 (0.65%) MOM
13 7 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 519 (48.06%) VMware
2 482 (44.63%) Microsoft
3 336 (31.11%) Citrix
4 196 (18.15%) Cisco
5 116 (10.74%) HP
6 80 (7.41%) Oracle
7 78 (7.22%) NetApp
8 65 (6.02%) Dell
9 52 (4.81%) EMC
10 49 (4.54%) CheckPoint
11 47 (4.35%) Red Hat
12 41 (3.80%) Juniper
13 33 (3.06%) Symantec
14 29 (2.69%) IBM
15 25 (2.31%) Sybase
15 25 (2.31%) Mitel
16 23 (2.13%) Sophos
16 23 (2.13%) CommVault
17 21 (1.94%) Veritas
17 21 (1.94%) Apple
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £21 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: From £480 to £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
The Lifeways Group
Rate: £20,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £170.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago