The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 86 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 536 571 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.21% 2.64% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.71% 12.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 330 433
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 51 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.23 £135.00 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5003 4425 5453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.66% 20.46% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3361 2865 3361
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 234 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -19 152 £325 -13.33% 58
Chiswick - 24 £300 -
Croydon +1 16 £438 +2.94% 2
Kingston Upon Thames -5 5 £308 - 1
Romford - 3 - - 1
Uxbridge -3 2 £325 -13.33% 2
Docklands, London -4 1 £410 +17.14%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 3
Ilford - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1111 (100.00%) Windows
2 650 (58.51%) Active Directory
3 605 (54.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 520 (46.80%) VMware
5 487 (43.83%) Microsoft
6 399 (35.91%) MS Exchange
7 321 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 312 (28.08%) Citrix
9 300 (27.00%) Windows 7
10 254 (22.86%) SQL Server
11 227 (20.43%) ITIL
11 227 (20.43%) PowerShell
11 227 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 222 (19.98%) Exchange Server 2010
13 220 (19.80%) SCCM
14 218 (19.62%) DNS
15 212 (19.08%) SQL
16 200 (18.00%) Cisco
17 192 (17.28%) HP
18 190 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
19 188 (16.92%) MS Excel
20 179 (16.11%) MS Office
21 171 (15.39%) SAN
21 171 (15.39%) Finance
22 163 (14.67%) DHCP
22 163 (14.67%) SQL Server 2008
23 158 (14.22%) Windows XP
24 154 (13.86%) XenApp
25 136 (12.24%) Blackberry
26 131 (11.79%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 399 (35.91%) MS Exchange
2 222 (19.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 131 (11.79%) SharePoint
4 117 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 112 (10.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 109 (9.81%) IIS
7 98 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 45 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 44 (3.96%) CMS
10 42 (3.78%) Umbraco
11 32 (2.88%) Lync
12 23 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
13 20 (1.80%) Apache
14 15 (1.35%) IBM Notes
15 12 (1.08%) Node.js
16 11 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (0.99%) Tomcat
17 10 (0.90%) WebSphere
18 9 (0.81%) nginx
19 8 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 188 (16.92%) MS Excel
2 179 (16.11%) MS Office
3 19 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.44%) MS Project
5 13 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.54%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.54%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (2.61%) Google Analytics
2 22 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.54%) Agresso
4 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Magento
5 2 (0.18%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.090%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.090%) Eikon
6 1 (0.090%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.78%) Office 365
2 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.27%) SaaS
6 2 (0.18%) PaaS
6 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.090%) Joyent
7 1 (0.090%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 218 (19.62%) DNS
2 171 (15.39%) SAN
3 163 (14.67%) DHCP
4 128 (11.52%) Firewall
5 112 (10.08%) TCP/IP
6 91 (8.19%) LAN
7 78 (7.02%) WAN
8 59 (5.31%) VPN
9 58 (5.22%) VoIP
10 47 (4.23%) NAS
11 44 (3.96%) Internet
12 39 (3.51%) SMTP
13 31 (2.79%) Wireless
14 25 (2.25%) NetScaler
15 23 (2.07%) iSCSI
16 14 (1.26%) Network Security
16 14 (1.26%) LDAP
16 14 (1.26%) HTTP
17 13 (1.17%) VLAN
18 12 (1.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 163 (14.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 34 (3.06%) Oracle Database
5 31 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 23 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
10 17 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
11 14 (1.26%) MySQL
11 14 (1.26%) MS Access
12 12 (1.08%) RavenDB
13 9 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
13 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.72%) Relational Database
15 6 (0.54%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (4.41%) TeamCity
1 49 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 44 (3.96%) Mercurial
3 23 (2.07%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.71%) Subversion
5 8 (0.72%) MSI
6 7 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.36%) NUnit
8 4 (0.36%) MSBuild
8 4 (0.36%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.36%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.27%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.27%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.18%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.18%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.090%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.090%) ReSharper
General
1 171 (15.39%) Finance
2 75 (6.75%) Banking
3 34 (3.06%) Law
3 34 (3.06%) Legal
4 30 (2.70%) Retail
5 26 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.26%) Back Office
6 14 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.81%) Front Office
8 9 (0.81%) Publishing
8 9 (0.81%) Marketing
9 7 (0.63%) Local Government
10 6 (0.54%) Advertising
11 4 (0.36%) French Language
12 2 (0.18%) Games
12 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.090%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.090%) Automotive
13 1 (0.090%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 171 (15.39%) Analyst
2 116 (10.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 109 (9.81%) Support Engineer
4 101 (9.09%) Administrator
5 80 (7.20%) Consultant
6 78 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 75 (6.75%) Support Analyst
8 72 (6.48%) Developer
9 71 (6.39%) Wintel Engineer
10 69 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support
11 60 (5.40%) Desktop Support
12 49 (4.41%) Architect
13 48 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
14 47 (4.23%) Server Engineer
15 44 (3.96%) Desktop Engineer
16 43 (3.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 37 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
18 33 (2.97%) IT Support
19 32 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 30 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (5.94%) .NET
2 52 (4.68%) HTML
3 46 (4.14%) CSS
4 45 (4.05%) jQuery
5 35 (3.15%) ASP.NET
6 30 (2.70%) Web Services
7 29 (2.61%) LESS
8 26 (2.34%) Application Packaging
9 24 (2.16%) XHTML
10 23 (2.07%) .NET Framework
11 22 (1.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (1.53%) JSON
13 16 (1.44%) XML
14 14 (1.26%) Middleware
14 14 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (1.08%) HTML5
16 11 (0.99%) AngularJS
17 10 (0.90%) Ajax
18 8 (0.72%) LINQ
19 7 (0.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 136 (12.24%) Blackberry
2 93 (8.37%) Clustering
3 41 (3.69%) Replication
4 39 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 20 (1.80%) Thin Client
5 20 (1.80%) Fat Client
6 18 (1.62%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.53%) Hedge funds
8 14 (1.26%) EqualLogic
8 14 (1.26%) iPhone
9 12 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (0.99%) PKI
10 11 (0.99%) NHS
11 9 (0.81%) Smartcard
12 8 (0.72%) iPad
13 7 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.54%) AS400
14 6 (0.54%) IVR
14 6 (0.54%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1111 (100.00%) Windows
2 605 (54.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 300 (27.00%) Windows 7
4 227 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 158 (14.22%) Windows XP
6 95 (8.55%) Linux
7 46 (4.14%) UNIX
8 42 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (3.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 41 (3.69%) Windows 8
10 35 (3.15%) Windows 2000
11 30 (2.70%) Windows Vista
12 25 (2.25%) Solaris
13 19 (1.71%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.26%) SUSE
15 13 (1.17%) CentOS
15 13 (1.17%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.99%) AIX
17 4 (0.36%) HPUX
17 4 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (20.43%) ITIL
2 91 (8.19%) Change Management
3 87 (7.83%) Migration
4 76 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 69 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (4.95%) TDD
8 51 (4.59%) E-Commerce
9 47 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 45 (4.05%) Service Delivery
11 39 (3.51%) Scrum
12 38 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
12 38 (3.42%) BDD
13 37 (3.33%) Project Management
14 36 (3.24%) Kanban
15 34 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
15 34 (3.06%) Configuration Management
15 34 (3.06%) Business Continuity
16 33 (2.97%) Analytics
17 31 (2.79%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 227 (20.43%) PowerShell
2 212 (19.08%) SQL
3 79 (7.11%) C#
4 65 (5.85%) VB
5 55 (4.95%) JavaScript
6 42 (3.78%) VBScript
7 39 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 28 (2.52%) Java
9 18 (1.62%) C
10 13 (1.17%) Ruby
11 12 (1.08%) Perl
12 10 (0.90%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.81%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.54%) Python
14 6 (0.54%) PHP
15 5 (0.45%) C++
16 4 (0.36%) VBA
17 3 (0.27%) VB6
18 1 (0.090%) F#
Qualifications
1 190 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (11.34%) MCSE
3 70 (6.30%) MCITP
4 55 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (4.59%) Security Cleared
6 48 (4.32%) MCP
7 42 (3.78%) CCNA
8 36 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 36 (3.24%) Degree
8 36 (3.24%) SC Cleared
9 35 (3.15%) MCTS
9 35 (3.15%) Citrix Certification
10 33 (2.97%) MCSA
11 31 (2.79%) CCA
12 27 (2.43%) CCNP
13 20 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.26%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.90%) CCEA
16 8 (0.72%) PMP
16 8 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.60%) SLA
2 24 (2.16%) QA
3 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.090%) Basel II
System Software
1 650 (58.51%) Active Directory
2 321 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (13.86%) XenApp
4 114 (10.26%) vSphere
5 112 (10.08%) VMware ESX
6 89 (8.01%) Hyper-V
7 85 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
8 54 (4.86%) XenDesktop
9 41 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 30 (2.70%) XenServer
11 24 (2.16%) ISA Server
12 15 (1.35%) Xen
12 15 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
13 14 (1.26%) NFS
13 14 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 10 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 10 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
15 9 (0.81%) Terminal Services
15 9 (0.81%) vCloud
16 7 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 220 (19.80%) SCCM
2 113 (10.17%) SCOM
3 44 (3.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 37 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 28 (2.52%) MAILsweeper
6 22 (1.98%) SCVMM
7 17 (1.53%) NetBackup
8 16 (1.44%) WSUS
8 16 (1.44%) HP SIM
9 15 (1.35%) Data Guard
10 14 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
10 14 (1.26%) BladeLogic
11 13 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 11 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 9 (0.81%) SCOrch
16 8 (0.72%) ARCserve
16 8 (0.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 8 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 520 (46.80%) VMware
2 487 (43.83%) Microsoft
3 312 (28.08%) Citrix
4 200 (18.00%) Cisco
5 192 (17.28%) HP
6 83 (7.47%) Symantec
7 74 (6.66%) NetApp
8 73 (6.57%) Oracle
9 72 (6.48%) EMC
10 41 (3.69%) Red Hat
11 38 (3.42%) IBM
11 38 (3.42%) Websense
12 36 (3.24%) Dell
13 34 (3.06%) BMC
13 34 (3.06%) AppSense
13 34 (3.06%) Google
14 32 (2.88%) Clearswift
15 29 (2.61%) Avaya
15 29 (2.61%) Venda
16 27 (2.43%) Open Text
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £75 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £500 per annum candidate and experience dependant
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Personnel IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 to £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago