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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 82 73 94
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 576 706 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.34% 2.80% 2.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.23% 12.26% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 427 319
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £222 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 32
Average hourly rate £23.25 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.16% -4.23%
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
5629 5758 5060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.92% 22.80% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3902 3802 3322
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 231 247
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +10 159 £350 -6.66% 63
Docklands, London +21 8 £135 -60.29%
Feltham - 7 £235 -
Uxbridge -4 5 £168 -66.50% 1
Croydon -18 4 £355 -20.22% 1
Ilford - 3 £238 -
Hounslow +4 2 £90 -
Kingston Upon Thames -4 2 £325 -14.75% 2
New Malden - 2 - - 5
Twickenham - 1 - - 1
Morden - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Stanmore - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1164 (100.00%) Windows
2 665 (57.13%) Active Directory
3 593 (50.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 541 (46.48%) VMware
5 497 (42.70%) Microsoft
6 353 (30.33%) Citrix
7 352 (30.24%) MS Exchange
8 326 (28.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 307 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 307 (26.37%) Windows 7
10 277 (23.80%) SQL Server
11 244 (20.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 239 (20.53%) SQL
13 211 (18.13%) Finance
14 206 (17.70%) SAN
15 204 (17.53%) ITIL
15 204 (17.53%) DNS
16 203 (17.44%) PowerShell
17 199 (17.10%) HP
18 196 (16.84%) Cisco
19 193 (16.58%) MS Office
20 191 (16.41%) SCCM
21 186 (15.98%) XenApp
22 181 (15.55%) Windows XP
23 156 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
24 150 (12.89%) MS Excel
25 148 (12.71%) DHCP
26 145 (12.46%) Firewall
26 145 (12.46%) vSphere
27 140 (12.03%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
1 352 (30.24%) MS Exchange
2 244 (20.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 140 (12.03%) SharePoint
4 139 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 126 (10.82%) IIS
6 97 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 77 (6.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 75 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 70 (6.01%) Lync
10 32 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 27 (2.32%) Tomcat
12 26 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
13 25 (2.15%) Apache
14 16 (1.37%) IBM Notes
15 12 (1.03%) WorkSite
16 10 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
16 10 (0.86%) JBoss
17 8 (0.69%) CMS
17 8 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
18 7 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 193 (16.58%) MS Office
2 150 (12.89%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.12%) MS Project
4 10 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.26%) InDesign
9 1 (0.086%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.086%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.086%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.69%) Remedy AR System
2 8 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 4 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 3 (0.26%) ReMetrica
7 2 (0.17%) Agresso
7 2 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.086%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.086%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.086%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.98%) Office 365
2 35 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.43%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.086%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 206 (17.70%) SAN
2 204 (17.53%) DNS
3 148 (12.71%) DHCP
4 145 (12.46%) Firewall
5 122 (10.48%) TCP/IP
6 109 (9.36%) WAN
7 103 (8.85%) LAN
8 65 (5.58%) NAS
9 62 (5.33%) VPN
10 51 (4.38%) Internet
11 50 (4.30%) VoIP
12 44 (3.78%) NetScaler
13 42 (3.61%) MPLS
14 39 (3.35%) Wireless
15 34 (2.92%) LDAP
16 32 (2.75%) VLAN
17 31 (2.66%) BIG-IP
18 24 (2.06%) Network Security
19 22 (1.89%) iSCSI
19 22 (1.89%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (23.80%) SQL Server
2 126 (10.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 51 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
7 20 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.95%) MySQL
11 11 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (0.69%) MS Access
13 8 (0.69%) Relational Database
14 7 (0.60%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.60%) RavenDB
14 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (1.80%) MSI
2 18 (1.55%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (1.29%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.03%) Subversion
6 9 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (0.77%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.60%) NUnit
7 7 (0.60%) JIRA
7 7 (0.60%) MSBuild
7 7 (0.60%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
9 4 (0.34%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.26%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.26%) Selenium
10 3 (0.26%) Maven
11 2 (0.17%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 211 (18.13%) Finance
2 119 (10.22%) Banking
3 51 (4.38%) Investment Banking
4 36 (3.09%) Law
5 31 (2.66%) Retail
6 28 (2.41%) Legal
7 24 (2.06%) Advertising
8 20 (1.72%) Publishing
8 20 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.37%) Marketing
10 10 (0.86%) Front Office
11 7 (0.60%) Back Office
12 6 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.52%) Games
13 5 (0.43%) German Language
14 4 (0.34%) Local Government
15 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 224 (19.24%) Analyst
2 114 (9.79%) Support Analyst
2 114 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 93 (7.99%) Support Engineer
4 82 (7.04%) Consultant
5 76 (6.53%) Administrator
6 74 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 69 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
8 67 (5.76%) Architect
9 58 (4.98%) Desktop Support
9 58 (4.98%) Wintel Engineer
10 54 (4.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 54 (4.64%) Server Engineer
11 51 (4.38%) Developer
12 45 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
13 42 (3.61%) Applications Support
14 40 (3.44%) Systems Administrator
15 29 (2.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 27 (2.32%) Technical Support
17 25 (2.15%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (9.36%) .NET
2 36 (3.09%) HTML
3 34 (2.92%) ASP.NET
4 33 (2.84%) CSS
5 27 (2.32%) Middleware
6 26 (2.23%) WCF
7 21 (1.80%) .NET Framework
7 21 (1.80%) Web Services
7 21 (1.80%) jQuery
8 17 (1.46%) Application Packaging
9 14 (1.20%) Ajax
10 11 (0.95%) Java EE
10 11 (0.95%) XML
11 10 (0.86%) JSON
11 10 (0.86%) HTML5
12 9 (0.77%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (0.69%) ADO.NET
14 7 (0.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (0.60%) LINQ
15 6 (0.52%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.57%) Blackberry
2 85 (7.30%) Clustering
3 75 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.81%) Replication
5 45 (3.87%) Thin Client
5 45 (3.87%) Fat Client
6 16 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.29%) NHS
7 15 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
8 12 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.86%) iPad
10 9 (0.77%) iPhone
10 9 (0.77%) CESG
11 6 (0.52%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.52%) Smartcard
11 6 (0.52%) CLARiiON
11 6 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.52%) FMCG
11 6 (0.52%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1164 (100.00%) Windows
2 593 (50.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 326 (28.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 307 (26.37%) Windows 7
5 181 (15.55%) Windows XP
6 139 (11.94%) Linux
7 68 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (5.24%) UNIX
9 54 (4.64%) Windows 8
10 33 (2.84%) Solaris
11 23 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
12 20 (1.72%) Windows Vista
13 18 (1.55%) Mac OS X
13 18 (1.55%) Windows 2000
14 17 (1.46%) AIX
15 14 (1.20%) Mac OS
16 12 (1.03%) CentOS
17 11 (0.95%) SUSE
18 9 (0.77%) Android
19 5 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (17.53%) ITIL
2 140 (12.03%) Migration
3 70 (6.01%) Change Management
4 60 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 44 (3.78%) Problem Management
7 40 (3.44%) Service Delivery
8 39 (3.35%) DevOps
9 37 (3.18%) Load Balancing
10 36 (3.09%) Project Management
10 36 (3.09%) Service Management
11 33 (2.84%) Configuration Management
12 32 (2.75%) Incident Management
13 29 (2.49%) Mentoring
14 28 (2.41%) Release Management
15 27 (2.32%) Performance Management
15 27 (2.32%) PRINCE2
16 25 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
17 24 (2.06%) Asset Management
18 23 (1.98%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 239 (20.53%) SQL
2 203 (17.44%) PowerShell
3 58 (4.98%) C#
4 54 (4.64%) Java
5 53 (4.55%) VBScript
6 48 (4.12%) Perl
7 41 (3.52%) VB
8 36 (3.09%) JavaScript
9 29 (2.49%) Shell Script
10 27 (2.32%) Python
11 25 (2.15%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.55%) C
13 16 (1.37%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.03%) Ruby
15 11 (0.95%) Korn
15 11 (0.95%) PHP
15 11 (0.95%) C++
16 8 (0.69%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.60%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 156 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (7.30%) MCSE
3 62 (5.33%) MCITP
4 60 (5.15%) Security Cleared
5 40 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (2.84%) MCP
6 33 (2.84%) SC Cleared
6 33 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 32 (2.75%) CCNA
8 30 (2.58%) Degree
9 25 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
9 25 (2.15%) MCTS
10 20 (1.72%) MCSA
11 19 (1.63%) CCA
12 18 (1.55%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.86%) CCNP
14 8 (0.69%) CCEA
14 8 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.69%) VCP5
15 7 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.61%) SLA
2 8 (0.69%) QA
3 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
System Software
1 665 (57.13%) Active Directory
2 307 (26.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (15.98%) XenApp
4 145 (12.46%) vSphere
5 139 (11.94%) Hyper-V
6 83 (7.13%) VMware ESX
7 64 (5.50%) XenDesktop
8 39 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 38 (3.26%) XenServer
10 36 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
11 31 (2.66%) Xen
12 29 (2.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 22 (1.89%) Terminal Services
14 21 (1.80%) NLBS
14 21 (1.80%) vCloud
15 19 (1.63%) VMware Server
16 13 (1.12%) DFS Replication
17 12 (1.03%) NFS
18 10 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 9 (0.77%) UAG
Systems Management
1 191 (16.41%) SCCM
2 95 (8.16%) SCOM
3 33 (2.84%) WSUS
4 30 (2.58%) Backup Exec
5 24 (2.06%) Control-M
5 24 (2.06%) HP SIM
6 18 (1.55%) Puppet
6 18 (1.55%) EdgeSight
7 17 (1.46%) SCOrch
7 17 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 16 (1.37%) SCVMM
9 15 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (1.20%) NetBackup
10 14 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (1.03%) BladeLogic
11 12 (1.03%) MOM
11 12 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
12 11 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 10 (0.86%) WMI
Vendors
1 541 (46.48%) VMware
2 497 (42.70%) Microsoft
3 353 (30.33%) Citrix
4 199 (17.10%) HP
5 196 (16.84%) Cisco
6 90 (7.73%) NetApp
7 85 (7.30%) Oracle
8 68 (5.84%) Dell
9 64 (5.50%) Red Hat
10 59 (5.07%) Symantec
11 57 (4.90%) EMC
11 57 (4.90%) IBM
12 48 (4.12%) CheckPoint
13 42 (3.61%) SolarWinds
14 34 (2.92%) Veeam
14 34 (2.92%) Juniper
15 32 (2.75%) Altiris
16 28 (2.41%) Sophos
16 28 (2.41%) BMC
17 27 (2.32%) F5
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £440 - £490 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive daily rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £270 to £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £220 - £280 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vadis People
Rate: £165 - £175 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago