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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 81 74 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 570 707 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.33% 2.81% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.22% 12.18% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 439 360
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 37
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
5576 5805 5494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.77% 23.06% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3726 3837 3389
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 247 333
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -1 153 £325 -11.56% 49
Docklands, London +22 11 £135 -54.23% 1
Croydon -7 6 £355 +5.18% 1
Uxbridge -6 5 £165 -62.50%
Feltham - 3 £185 -
Bromley -4 2 - -
Ilford - 2 £325 -
New Malden - 2 - - 1
Chessington -1 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 1 £275 -27.86% 1
Westminster - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 £90 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1178 (100.00%) Windows
2 672 (57.05%) Active Directory
3 599 (50.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 541 (45.93%) VMware
5 510 (43.29%) Microsoft
6 359 (30.48%) MS Exchange
7 350 (29.71%) Citrix
8 328 (27.84%) Windows 7
9 327 (27.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 315 (26.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 301 (25.55%) SQL Server
12 249 (21.14%) SQL
13 242 (20.54%) Exchange Server 2010
14 216 (18.34%) SCCM
15 210 (17.83%) ITIL
16 209 (17.74%) HP
17 207 (17.57%) DNS
17 207 (17.57%) MS Office
17 207 (17.57%) PowerShell
18 203 (17.23%) SAN
19 190 (16.13%) Finance
20 188 (15.96%) Cisco
21 181 (15.37%) XenApp
22 170 (14.43%) Windows XP
23 168 (14.26%) MS Excel
24 162 (13.75%) SharePoint
24 162 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
25 153 (12.99%) DHCP
26 151 (12.82%) IIS
27 149 (12.65%) SQL Server 2008

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 359 (30.48%) MS Exchange
2 242 (20.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (13.75%) SharePoint
4 151 (12.82%) IIS
5 133 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 90 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 66 (5.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 63 (5.35%) Lync
9 52 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 47 (3.99%) SharePoint 2010
11 27 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (1.70%) Apache
13 16 (1.36%) CMS
13 16 (1.36%) Umbraco
14 15 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (1.27%) Tomcat
15 14 (1.19%) Node.js
16 13 (1.10%) IBM Notes
17 11 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
18 8 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 207 (17.57%) MS Office
2 168 (14.26%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.61%) MS Project
4 15 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.59%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.51%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.25%) InDesign
9 1 (0.085%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
1 9 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.68%) Remedy AR System
3 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.42%) ReMetrica
5 4 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 4 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.17%) Agresso
6 2 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.085%) assyst
7 1 (0.085%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.085%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.92%) Office 365
2 35 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.34%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.17%) SaaS
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 207 (17.57%) DNS
2 203 (17.23%) SAN
3 153 (12.99%) DHCP
4 135 (11.46%) Firewall
5 112 (9.51%) TCP/IP
6 99 (8.40%) LAN
7 98 (8.32%) WAN
8 57 (4.84%) VoIP
9 56 (4.75%) VPN
10 53 (4.50%) Internet
11 52 (4.41%) NAS
12 35 (2.97%) NetScaler
13 33 (2.80%) Wireless
14 32 (2.72%) MPLS
15 27 (2.29%) Network Security
15 27 (2.29%) LDAP
16 26 (2.21%) BIG-IP
16 26 (2.21%) VLAN
17 17 (1.44%) Intranet
17 17 (1.44%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (25.55%) SQL Server
2 149 (12.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 56 (4.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 39 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (2.46%) SQL Server 2000
7 22 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.53%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.19%) RavenDB
9 14 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.68%) MS Access
13 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.51%) DTS
14 6 (0.51%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (2.29%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.87%) TeamCity
4 18 (1.53%) MSI
5 17 (1.44%) Subversion
6 15 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.19%) Mercurial
8 10 (0.85%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.68%) Artifactory
10 7 (0.59%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.59%) NUnit
11 5 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
12 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.25%) Maven
12 3 (0.25%) ClearQuest
12 3 (0.25%) Selenium
13 2 (0.17%) JIRA
13 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.17%) CruiseControl
General
1 190 (16.13%) Finance
2 103 (8.74%) Banking
3 45 (3.82%) Investment Banking
4 34 (2.89%) Retail
5 33 (2.80%) Legal
6 32 (2.72%) Law
7 21 (1.78%) Advertising
8 17 (1.44%) Publishing
8 17 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.02%) Marketing
10 10 (0.85%) Front Office
11 7 (0.59%) Back Office
12 6 (0.51%) German Language
13 5 (0.42%) Games
14 4 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.34%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.25%) Local Government
16 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
17 1 (0.085%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 205 (17.40%) Analyst
2 105 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 103 (8.74%) Support Analyst
4 98 (8.32%) Support Engineer
5 92 (7.81%) Administrator
6 91 (7.72%) Consultant
7 83 (7.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 71 (6.03%) Architect
9 68 (5.77%) Desktop Support
10 64 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 62 (5.26%) Developer
12 60 (5.09%) Wintel Engineer
13 56 (4.75%) Server Engineer
14 53 (4.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 42 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
16 36 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
17 35 (2.97%) Applications Support
18 30 (2.55%) Infrastructure Architect
19 28 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
19 28 (2.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (9.59%) .NET
2 47 (3.99%) ASP.NET
3 37 (3.14%) HTML
4 36 (3.06%) CSS
5 26 (2.21%) Middleware
5 26 (2.21%) .NET Framework
5 26 (2.21%) WCF
6 20 (1.70%) Web Services
6 20 (1.70%) jQuery
7 18 (1.53%) JSON
8 14 (1.19%) Application Packaging
9 13 (1.10%) Ajax
10 10 (0.85%) XML
10 10 (0.85%) HTML5
11 9 (0.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (0.68%) LINQ to SQL
12 8 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
12 8 (0.68%) ADO.NET
12 8 (0.68%) Java EE
12 8 (0.68%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 108 (9.17%) Blackberry
2 88 (7.47%) Clustering
3 65 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (4.16%) Replication
5 34 (2.89%) Thin Client
5 34 (2.89%) Fat Client
6 23 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.44%) NHS
8 14 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 14 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (0.68%) iPad
10 8 (0.68%) Smartcard
11 7 (0.59%) CESG
11 7 (0.59%) iPhone
12 6 (0.51%) EqualLogic
13 5 (0.42%) Online Games
13 5 (0.42%) Celerra
13 5 (0.42%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1178 (100.00%) Windows
2 599 (50.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 328 (27.84%) Windows 7
4 327 (27.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 170 (14.43%) Windows XP
6 128 (10.87%) Linux
7 63 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (5.01%) Windows 8
9 45 (3.82%) UNIX
10 33 (2.80%) Windows 2000
11 30 (2.55%) Solaris
12 27 (2.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 26 (2.21%) Windows Vista
14 15 (1.27%) Mac OS X
15 13 (1.10%) AIX
16 12 (1.02%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.93%) SUSE
18 8 (0.68%) CentOS
19 7 (0.59%) Apple iOS
20 5 (0.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (17.83%) ITIL
2 128 (10.87%) Migration
3 78 (6.62%) Change Management
4 61 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 45 (3.82%) Service Delivery
7 40 (3.40%) Service Management
7 40 (3.40%) DevOps
8 34 (2.89%) Load Balancing
9 33 (2.80%) Problem Management
9 33 (2.80%) Project Management
10 32 (2.72%) Configuration Management
11 29 (2.46%) Incident Management
12 28 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (2.38%) Workflow
13 27 (2.29%) Mentoring
13 27 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
14 26 (2.21%) PRINCE2
14 26 (2.21%) TDD
15 25 (2.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 249 (21.14%) SQL
2 207 (17.57%) PowerShell
3 68 (5.77%) C#
4 62 (5.26%) VBScript
5 52 (4.41%) VB
6 42 (3.57%) Perl
7 41 (3.48%) Java
8 37 (3.14%) JavaScript
9 35 (2.97%) T-SQL
10 25 (2.12%) Python
11 19 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.61%) C
12 12 (1.02%) Ruby
13 10 (0.85%) PHP
13 10 (0.85%) C++
14 9 (0.76%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.51%) Korn
16 5 (0.42%) VB6
17 4 (0.34%) Jython
17 4 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 162 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (7.56%) MCSE
3 72 (6.11%) MCITP
4 50 (4.24%) Security Cleared
5 39 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (3.23%) MCP
7 34 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (2.63%) MCSA
9 30 (2.55%) CCNA
9 30 (2.55%) Degree
9 30 (2.55%) SC Cleared
10 29 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
11 28 (2.38%) MCTS
12 24 (2.04%) CCA
13 13 (1.10%) CCNP
13 13 (1.10%) DV Cleared
14 12 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.59%) VCP5
16 7 (0.59%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.14%) SLA
2 13 (1.10%) QA
3 11 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
System Software
1 672 (57.05%) Active Directory
2 315 (26.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (15.37%) XenApp
4 144 (12.22%) vSphere
5 135 (11.46%) Hyper-V
6 96 (8.15%) VMware ESX
7 57 (4.84%) XenDesktop
8 49 (4.16%) XenServer
9 47 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (3.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (1.87%) Xen
12 21 (1.78%) Terminal Services
13 18 (1.53%) vCloud
14 17 (1.44%) NLBS
14 17 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 17 (1.44%) VMware Server
15 13 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
15 13 (1.10%) ISA Server
16 12 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 9 (0.76%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 216 (18.34%) SCCM
2 97 (8.23%) SCOM
3 31 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 29 (2.46%) WSUS
4 29 (2.46%) HP SIM
5 17 (1.44%) Control-M
6 16 (1.36%) SCOrch
7 15 (1.27%) Puppet
8 14 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.19%) SCVMM
9 13 (1.10%) BladeLogic
9 13 (1.10%) NetBackup
10 12 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 12 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
11 11 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.93%) AppDNA
11 11 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 11 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (0.85%) WMI
12 10 (0.85%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 541 (45.93%) VMware
2 510 (43.29%) Microsoft
3 350 (29.71%) Citrix
4 209 (17.74%) HP
5 188 (15.96%) Cisco
6 83 (7.05%) Oracle
7 66 (5.60%) NetApp
8 63 (5.35%) Dell
9 60 (5.09%) EMC
10 59 (5.01%) Red Hat
11 57 (4.84%) Symantec
12 54 (4.58%) IBM
13 45 (3.82%) CheckPoint
14 28 (2.38%) Juniper
14 28 (2.38%) SolarWinds
15 26 (2.21%) 3PAR
15 26 (2.21%) BMC
16 25 (2.12%) Altiris
17 22 (1.87%) Remedy
17 22 (1.87%) F5
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £255 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Enfield
Computer Futures
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 11 hours ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £390 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago