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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 86 75 78
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 554 594 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.37% 2.59% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.02% 11.21% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 408 339
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £154 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £286 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 35
Average hourly rate £18.36 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.88% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.70 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.58%
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
5026 5301 4926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.54% 23.13% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3392 3556 3222
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 239 246
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -20 131 £325 +8.33% 36
Croydon -4 13 £325 -11.56% 7
Canary Wharf -10 8 £400 -27.92%
Wembley - 5 £293 - 3
Twickenham -1 4 £125 -54.54%
Docklands, London -6 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames 0 2 £390 +41.81% 1
Bromley -2 2 £250 -21.87% 1
Enfield - 2 £210 -
Paddington - 2 £500 -
Chessington -1 1 - - 1
Harrow - 1 £110 -
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Westminster - 1 £195 -
Wimbledon - 1 £300 -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1090 (100.00%) Windows
2 612 (56.15%) Active Directory
3 553 (50.73%) VMware
4 495 (45.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 481 (44.13%) Microsoft
6 480 (44.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 316 (28.99%) Citrix
8 303 (27.80%) MS Exchange
9 276 (25.32%) Windows 7
10 271 (24.86%) Finance
11 270 (24.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 265 (24.31%) SQL Server
13 228 (20.92%) ITIL
14 216 (19.82%) SQL
14 216 (19.82%) Cisco
15 210 (19.27%) DNS
16 209 (19.17%) SAN
17 189 (17.34%) PowerShell
18 180 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2010
19 166 (15.23%) XenApp
20 157 (14.40%) DHCP
20 157 (14.40%) IIS
21 153 (14.04%) vSphere
22 151 (13.85%) MS Excel
23 149 (13.67%) Firewall
24 142 (13.03%) Migration
25 138 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
26 132 (12.11%) LAN
27 130 (11.93%) HP
28 128 (11.74%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 303 (27.80%) MS Exchange
2 180 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 157 (14.40%) IIS
4 102 (9.36%) SharePoint
5 78 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 62 (5.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 61 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 58 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 48 (4.40%) Lync
10 34 (3.12%) Tomcat
11 29 (2.66%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (1.47%) OpenStack
13 16 (1.47%) Apache
14 13 (1.19%) JBoss
15 12 (1.10%) WorkSite
16 11 (1.01%) Node.js
17 10 (0.92%) WebSphere
18 8 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
19 7 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 151 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 128 (11.74%) MS Office
3 10 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.83%) MS Project
5 6 (0.55%) Maya
5 6 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.092%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.092%) Vectorworks
7 1 (0.092%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.092%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 10 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
2 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.37%) Kondor+
2 4 (0.37%) Misys Midas
3 3 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.28%) Eikon
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.092%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.092%) Agresso
5 1 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.092%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.092%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.24%) Office 365
2 63 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.01%) Mimecast
5 7 (0.64%) IaaS
6 5 (0.46%) SaaS
6 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.46%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.092%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.092%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 210 (19.27%) DNS
2 209 (19.17%) SAN
3 157 (14.40%) DHCP
4 149 (13.67%) Firewall
5 132 (12.11%) LAN
6 128 (11.74%) TCP/IP
7 124 (11.38%) WAN
8 79 (7.25%) NAS
9 60 (5.50%) VPN
10 46 (4.22%) VLAN
11 40 (3.67%) Internet
12 38 (3.49%) MPLS
12 38 (3.49%) NetScaler
13 30 (2.75%) LDAP
14 24 (2.20%) BIG-IP
15 23 (2.11%) SMTP
15 23 (2.11%) SSL
15 23 (2.11%) DSL
16 22 (2.02%) Network Security
17 20 (1.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (24.31%) SQL Server
2 98 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 31 (2.84%) Oracle Database
6 28 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.19%) MySQL
10 10 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.55%) MS Access
12 6 (0.55%) DTS
12 6 (0.55%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.46%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.46%) QlikView
14 4 (0.37%) EDRMS
14 4 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.28%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 24 (2.20%) Visual Studio
2 23 (2.11%) Subversion
3 19 (1.74%) TeamCity
4 18 (1.65%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (1.47%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.47%) MSI
6 9 (0.83%) CruiseControl
7 6 (0.55%) NUnit
7 6 (0.55%) Moq
8 5 (0.46%) JIRA
8 5 (0.46%) Selenium
9 4 (0.37%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.37%) FxCop
9 4 (0.37%) StyleCop
9 4 (0.37%) NDepend
9 4 (0.37%) Grunt
9 4 (0.37%) JSHint
9 4 (0.37%) Bower
10 3 (0.28%) WiX
General
1 271 (24.86%) Finance
2 86 (7.89%) Banking
3 34 (3.12%) Retail
4 33 (3.03%) Law
5 26 (2.39%) Legal
6 24 (2.20%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.93%) Marketing
8 18 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.47%) Back Office
10 13 (1.19%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.01%) Publishing
12 10 (0.92%) Advertising
13 6 (0.55%) Games
13 6 (0.55%) French Language
14 5 (0.46%) German Language
15 4 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.28%) Front Office
17 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 168 (15.41%) Analyst
2 145 (13.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 108 (9.91%) Support Engineer
4 101 (9.27%) Administrator
5 85 (7.80%) Support Analyst
6 82 (7.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 75 (6.88%) Systems Administrator
8 70 (6.42%) Consultant
9 68 (6.24%) Desktop Support
10 62 (5.69%) Server Engineer
11 60 (5.50%) Systems Engineer
12 55 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
13 50 (4.59%) Wintel Engineer
14 37 (3.39%) Windows Administrator
15 34 (3.12%) Windows Systems Administrator
16 33 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 29 (2.66%) Windows Server Engineer
17 29 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
18 27 (2.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 26 (2.39%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (8.62%) .NET
2 28 (2.57%) HTML
3 24 (2.20%) ASP.NET
4 20 (1.83%) Web Services
5 15 (1.38%) Middleware
6 13 (1.19%) SOAP
7 12 (1.10%) CSS
7 12 (1.10%) Application Packaging
8 11 (1.01%) HTML5
9 9 (0.83%) XML
9 9 (0.83%) X-Windows
10 8 (0.73%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (0.64%) jQuery
11 7 (0.64%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.55%) COM
13 5 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (0.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (0.37%) Apache Thrift
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.61%) Blackberry
2 74 (6.79%) Data Centre
3 66 (6.06%) Clustering
4 58 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.39%) EMC VNX
6 22 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.02%) Fat Client
6 22 (2.02%) Thin Client
7 21 (1.93%) Replication
8 18 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (1.56%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.47%) Symmetrix DMX
11 15 (1.38%) Symmetrix
12 14 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
13 12 (1.10%) iPhone
14 11 (1.01%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.92%) EqualLogic
15 10 (0.92%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.92%) CLARiiON
16 8 (0.73%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1090 (100.00%) Windows
2 495 (45.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 480 (44.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 276 (25.32%) Windows 7
5 128 (11.74%) Linux
6 86 (7.89%) Windows XP
7 65 (5.96%) Windows 8
8 52 (4.77%) UNIX
9 46 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (2.94%) Solaris
11 22 (2.02%) Android
12 17 (1.56%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.28%) HPUX
14 11 (1.01%) Windows Vista
14 11 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (1.01%) CentOS
15 10 (0.92%) SUSE
16 9 (0.83%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.73%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (20.92%) ITIL
2 142 (13.03%) Migration
3 62 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 58 (5.32%) Change Management
5 56 (5.14%) Service Management
6 47 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (4.31%) DevOps
7 44 (4.04%) Service Delivery
8 42 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
9 40 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 40 (3.67%) Workflow
9 40 (3.67%) Problem Management
10 34 (3.12%) Configuration Management
11 32 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
12 31 (2.84%) Load Balancing
13 30 (2.75%) Server Building
14 29 (2.66%) Project Management
15 28 (2.57%) ITSM
16 25 (2.29%) Validation
17 24 (2.20%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 216 (19.82%) SQL
2 189 (17.34%) PowerShell
3 47 (4.31%) C#
4 45 (4.13%) Java
5 36 (3.30%) Perl
5 36 (3.30%) Shell Script
6 33 (3.03%) Python
7 32 (2.94%) VB
8 29 (2.66%) JavaScript
9 28 (2.57%) VBScript
10 23 (2.11%) C
11 20 (1.83%) T-SQL
11 20 (1.83%) Ruby
12 19 (1.74%) PHP
13 11 (1.01%) Korn
14 10 (0.92%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.73%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.64%) C++
16 7 (0.64%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 138 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (8.17%) MCSE
3 68 (6.24%) MCITP
4 45 (4.13%) Security Cleared
5 44 (4.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 44 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (3.67%) CCNA
7 38 (3.49%) Degree
8 30 (2.75%) SC Cleared
9 24 (2.20%) MCSA
10 23 (2.11%) MCP
11 18 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
11 18 (1.65%) DV Cleared
12 16 (1.47%) CCNP
13 13 (1.19%) CCA
14 9 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.83%) VCP5
15 7 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.64%) MCTS
16 6 (0.55%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.40%) SLA
2 12 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.83%) QA
4 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.092%) GxP
System Software
1 612 (56.15%) Active Directory
2 270 (24.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (15.23%) XenApp
4 153 (14.04%) vSphere
5 79 (7.25%) Hyper-V
6 70 (6.42%) VMware ESX
7 66 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
8 64 (5.87%) XenDesktop
9 43 (3.94%) vCloud
10 39 (3.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (1.93%) NLBS
11 21 (1.93%) VMware Server
12 16 (1.47%) Xen
12 16 (1.47%) NFS
13 15 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 14 (1.28%) SRDF
15 12 (1.10%) UAG
15 12 (1.10%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.92%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 123 (11.28%) SCCM
2 66 (6.06%) SCOM
3 36 (3.30%) WSUS
4 28 (2.57%) Puppet
5 20 (1.83%) Backup Exec
6 18 (1.65%) ZABBIX
6 18 (1.65%) NetBackup
6 18 (1.65%) EdgeSight
7 17 (1.56%) HP SIM
7 17 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.28%) EMC VPLEX
9 13 (1.19%) AirWatch
9 13 (1.19%) HP SiteScope
10 11 (1.01%) ARCserve
11 10 (0.92%) BladeLogic
12 9 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 9 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (0.73%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.64%) MOM
14 7 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 553 (50.73%) VMware
2 481 (44.13%) Microsoft
3 316 (28.99%) Citrix
4 216 (19.82%) Cisco
5 130 (11.93%) HP
6 77 (7.06%) NetApp
7 67 (6.15%) EMC
8 66 (6.06%) Oracle
9 65 (5.96%) Red Hat
10 47 (4.31%) Dell
11 42 (3.85%) CheckPoint
12 37 (3.39%) Symantec
13 33 (3.03%) Juniper
14 30 (2.75%) F5
15 29 (2.66%) IBM
16 28 (2.57%) CommVault
16 28 (2.57%) Sophos
17 26 (2.39%) AppSense
18 24 (2.20%) Perforce
19 22 (2.02%) Apple
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