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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 80 72 88
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 564 710 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.30% 2.81% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.17% 12.28% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 429 338
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 47 42
Average hourly rate £21.75 £23.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% +27.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £52.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.23 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+16.11% -11.66%
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
5546 5783 5419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.60% 22.90% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3760 3824 3401
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 245 305
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 £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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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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 +2 152 £325 -13.33% 59
Docklands, London +27 11 £135 -62.50% 1
Croydon -12 5 £355 +5.18% 1
Twickenham +6 3 £160 -23.80%
Uxbridge -10 3 £165 -56.57%
Feltham - 3 £185 -
Bromley -7 2 - -
New Malden - 2 - - 2
Hounslow - 2 £90 -
Ilford - 2 £325 -
Kingston Upon Thames -1 1 £275 -27.86% 2
Chessington -2 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Morden - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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 1166 (100.00%) Windows
2 669 (57.38%) Active Directory
3 606 (51.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 551 (47.26%) VMware
5 514 (44.08%) Microsoft
6 359 (30.79%) Citrix
7 357 (30.62%) MS Exchange
8 322 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 322 (27.62%) Windows 7
9 320 (27.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 298 (25.56%) SQL Server
11 250 (21.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 241 (20.67%) SQL
13 214 (18.35%) ITIL
13 214 (18.35%) HP
14 210 (18.01%) DNS
15 207 (17.75%) SAN
15 207 (17.75%) SCCM
16 205 (17.58%) PowerShell
17 201 (17.24%) MS Office
18 196 (16.81%) Cisco
19 193 (16.55%) Finance
20 190 (16.30%) XenApp
21 176 (15.09%) Windows XP
22 160 (13.72%) MS Excel
23 157 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
24 153 (13.12%) SharePoint
24 153 (13.12%) DHCP
25 147 (12.61%) vSphere
26 146 (12.52%) SQL Server 2008

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 357 (30.62%) MS Exchange
2 250 (21.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 153 (13.12%) SharePoint
4 144 (12.35%) IIS
5 135 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 95 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 71 (6.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 68 (5.83%) Lync
9 58 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 41 (3.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 26 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (1.89%) Apache
13 15 (1.29%) Tomcat
14 14 (1.20%) IBM Notes
15 13 (1.11%) CMS
15 13 (1.11%) Umbraco
16 12 (1.03%) Node.js
16 12 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
17 11 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
18 8 (0.69%) WorkSite
Applications
1 201 (17.24%) MS Office
2 160 (13.72%) MS Excel
3 21 (1.80%) MS Project
4 17 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.60%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.43%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.26%) InDesign
8 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.086%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
1 9 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.69%) Remedy AR System
3 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 3 (0.26%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.17%) Agresso
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.086%) assyst
7 1 (0.086%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.086%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.89%) Office 365
2 36 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.43%) 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
1 210 (18.01%) DNS
2 207 (17.75%) SAN
3 153 (13.12%) DHCP
4 136 (11.66%) Firewall
5 113 (9.69%) TCP/IP
6 101 (8.66%) LAN
7 100 (8.58%) WAN
8 60 (5.15%) VPN
9 56 (4.80%) NAS
10 55 (4.72%) VoIP
11 52 (4.46%) Internet
12 39 (3.34%) NetScaler
13 36 (3.09%) MPLS
14 35 (3.00%) Wireless
15 29 (2.49%) BIG-IP
16 28 (2.40%) VLAN
17 27 (2.32%) Network Security
17 27 (2.32%) LDAP
18 21 (1.80%) DSL
19 17 (1.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 146 (12.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 58 (4.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (2.49%) SQL Server 2000
7 22 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.54%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (1.03%) RavenDB
12 10 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.69%) MS Access
15 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (0.51%) DTS
16 6 (0.51%) Relational Database
16 6 (0.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (2.14%) Visual Studio
1 25 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.63%) TeamCity
3 17 (1.46%) MSI
4 15 (1.29%) Subversion
4 15 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.03%) Mercurial
6 10 (0.86%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.69%) Artifactory
8 7 (0.60%) MSBuild
8 7 (0.60%) NUnit
9 5 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.26%) Maven
10 3 (0.26%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.26%) Selenium
11 2 (0.17%) JIRA
11 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.17%) CruiseControl
General
1 193 (16.55%) Finance
2 107 (9.18%) Banking
3 48 (4.12%) Investment Banking
4 33 (2.83%) Retail
5 32 (2.74%) Legal
6 30 (2.57%) Law
7 21 (1.80%) Advertising
8 18 (1.54%) Publishing
9 14 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.03%) Marketing
11 10 (0.86%) Front Office
12 7 (0.60%) Back Office
13 6 (0.51%) German Language
14 5 (0.43%) Games
15 4 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.34%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.26%) Local Government
17 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
18 1 (0.086%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (17.75%) Analyst
2 109 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 104 (8.92%) Support Analyst
4 93 (7.98%) Support Engineer
5 88 (7.55%) Consultant
6 86 (7.38%) Administrator
7 81 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 70 (6.00%) Architect
9 67 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
10 63 (5.40%) Wintel Engineer
11 62 (5.32%) Desktop Support
12 58 (4.97%) Server Engineer
13 57 (4.89%) Developer
14 53 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 42 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
16 35 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
17 32 (2.74%) Applications Support
18 31 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
19 27 (2.32%) Desktop Engineer
19 27 (2.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (9.18%) .NET
2 42 (3.60%) ASP.NET
3 33 (2.83%) HTML
4 32 (2.74%) CSS
5 26 (2.23%) Middleware
5 26 (2.23%) WCF
6 23 (1.97%) .NET Framework
7 20 (1.72%) Web Services
8 17 (1.46%) jQuery
9 16 (1.37%) JSON
10 15 (1.29%) Application Packaging
11 13 (1.11%) Ajax
12 11 (0.94%) XML
13 10 (0.86%) HTML5
14 9 (0.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 8 (0.69%) LINQ
15 8 (0.69%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (0.69%) ADO.NET
15 8 (0.69%) Java EE
16 6 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.78%) Blackberry
2 89 (7.63%) Clustering
3 66 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (4.03%) Replication
5 43 (3.69%) Thin Client
5 43 (3.69%) Fat Client
6 19 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.37%) NHS
8 15 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 15 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
9 13 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.77%) CESG
10 9 (0.77%) iPad
11 7 (0.60%) iPhone
12 6 (0.51%) EqualLogic
12 6 (0.51%) Smartcard
12 6 (0.51%) CLARiiON
13 5 (0.43%) W3C
13 5 (0.43%) Derivative
13 5 (0.43%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1166 (100.00%) Windows
2 606 (51.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 322 (27.62%) Windows 7
4 320 (27.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 176 (15.09%) Windows XP
6 132 (11.32%) Linux
7 66 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (5.06%) Windows 8
9 44 (3.77%) UNIX
10 33 (2.83%) Windows 2000
11 30 (2.57%) Solaris
12 27 (2.32%) Windows 2000 Server
13 24 (2.06%) Windows Vista
14 15 (1.29%) Mac OS X
15 13 (1.11%) Mac OS
16 12 (1.03%) AIX
17 11 (0.94%) CentOS
18 10 (0.86%) SUSE
19 7 (0.60%) Apple iOS
20 6 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (18.35%) ITIL
2 134 (11.49%) Migration
3 77 (6.60%) Change Management
4 58 (4.97%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 43 (3.69%) Service Delivery
7 42 (3.60%) Problem Management
8 41 (3.52%) Service Management
9 40 (3.43%) DevOps
10 36 (3.09%) Load Balancing
11 34 (2.92%) Project Management
11 34 (2.92%) Configuration Management
12 32 (2.74%) Incident Management
13 29 (2.49%) Capacity Planning
14 27 (2.32%) Performance Management
14 27 (2.32%) Workflow
15 26 (2.23%) PRINCE2
15 26 (2.23%) Mentoring
16 25 (2.14%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (2.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 241 (20.67%) SQL
2 205 (17.58%) PowerShell
3 66 (5.66%) VBScript
4 63 (5.40%) C#
5 50 (4.29%) VB
6 43 (3.69%) Perl
7 40 (3.43%) Java
8 35 (3.00%) JavaScript
9 33 (2.83%) T-SQL
10 26 (2.23%) Python
11 21 (1.80%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.54%) C
13 13 (1.11%) Ruby
14 11 (0.94%) PHP
15 10 (0.86%) C++
16 9 (0.77%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.51%) Korn
18 5 (0.43%) VB6
19 4 (0.34%) Jython
19 4 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 157 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (7.55%) MCSE
3 68 (5.83%) MCITP
4 51 (4.37%) Security Cleared
5 39 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (3.26%) MCP
7 33 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (2.74%) SC Cleared
9 31 (2.66%) CCNA
9 31 (2.66%) Degree
10 29 (2.49%) Citrix Certification
11 27 (2.32%) MCSA
12 26 (2.23%) MCTS
13 24 (2.06%) CCA
14 12 (1.03%) CCNP
14 12 (1.03%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.60%) VCP5
17 7 (0.60%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.26%) SLA
2 11 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (0.94%) QA
3 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
System Software
1 669 (57.38%) Active Directory
2 322 (27.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (16.30%) XenApp
4 147 (12.61%) vSphere
5 141 (12.09%) Hyper-V
6 95 (8.15%) VMware ESX
7 59 (5.06%) XenDesktop
8 47 (4.03%) XenServer
9 44 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
10 42 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (2.23%) Xen
12 22 (1.89%) Terminal Services
13 21 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 20 (1.72%) NLBS
15 19 (1.63%) vCloud
16 15 (1.29%) VMware Server
17 13 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
18 11 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 9 (0.77%) DFS Replication
19 9 (0.77%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 207 (17.75%) SCCM
2 98 (8.40%) SCOM
3 31 (2.66%) WSUS
3 31 (2.66%) Backup Exec
4 30 (2.57%) HP SIM
5 19 (1.63%) Control-M
6 17 (1.46%) SCVMM
6 17 (1.46%) SCOrch
7 15 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (1.29%) Puppet
7 15 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 14 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
9 12 (1.03%) NetBackup
9 12 (1.03%) BladeLogic
10 11 (0.94%) AppDNA
11 10 (0.86%) Data Guard
11 10 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.86%) WMI
12 9 (0.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 551 (47.26%) VMware
2 514 (44.08%) Microsoft
3 359 (30.79%) Citrix
4 214 (18.35%) HP
5 196 (16.81%) Cisco
6 83 (7.12%) Oracle
7 75 (6.43%) NetApp
8 67 (5.75%) Dell
9 63 (5.40%) Red Hat
10 60 (5.15%) EMC
11 56 (4.80%) IBM
12 54 (4.63%) Symantec
13 48 (4.12%) CheckPoint
14 31 (2.66%) SolarWinds
15 28 (2.40%) Altiris
15 28 (2.40%) Juniper
16 26 (2.23%) Sophos
17 25 (2.14%) BMC
17 25 (2.14%) 3PAR
18 24 (2.06%) Veeam
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