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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 76 73 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 633 652 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.75% 2.69% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.07% 12.07% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 404 261
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 64
Average hourly rate £18.88 £17.66 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.43 £40.61 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
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
5243 5404 4902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.74% 22.28% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3697 3602 3159
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 220 300
Average hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +9 148 £350 - 46
Hounslow +8 7 £225 - 1
Feltham - 7 £272 - 1
Uxbridge +5 6 £244 -30.35% 2
Docklands, London +15 2 £135 -65.38%
Croydon -9 2 £525 +16.66% 2
Twickenham - 2 - -
Hammersmith +5 1 £510 -
Bromley 0 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -11 1 £375 +7.14%
Ilford - 1 £150 -
Wimbledon - 1 £200 -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - - 2
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Grays - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1205 (100.00%) Windows
2 705 (58.51%) Active Directory
3 615 (51.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 573 (47.55%) VMware
5 476 (39.50%) Microsoft
6 379 (31.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 365 (30.29%) MS Exchange
8 363 (30.12%) Citrix
9 315 (26.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 300 (24.90%) Windows 7
11 274 (22.74%) SQL Server
12 257 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 231 (19.17%) SQL
14 217 (18.01%) SAN
15 210 (17.43%) Finance
16 207 (17.18%) DNS
17 201 (16.68%) Cisco
17 201 (16.68%) HP
18 198 (16.43%) ITIL
19 190 (15.77%) XenApp
20 189 (15.68%) PowerShell
21 183 (15.19%) Windows XP
22 182 (15.10%) SCCM
23 181 (15.02%) MS Office
24 179 (14.85%) Firewall
25 168 (13.94%) vSphere
26 152 (12.61%) Linux
27 147 (12.20%) DHCP
28 145 (12.03%) Hyper-V
29 144 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 365 (30.29%) MS Exchange
2 257 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 143 (11.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 122 (10.12%) IIS
5 121 (10.04%) SharePoint
6 93 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 83 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 77 (6.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 69 (5.73%) Lync
10 29 (2.41%) Tomcat
11 27 (2.24%) Apache
12 24 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
13 21 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (1.41%) IBM Notes
15 16 (1.33%) WebSphere
16 14 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (1.08%) WorkSite
18 12 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
19 11 (0.91%) WebLogic
20 10 (0.83%) JBoss
Applications
1 181 (15.02%) MS Office
2 130 (10.79%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.16%) MS Project
4 9 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.17%) InDesign
7 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.17%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.083%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.083%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.66%) Remedy AR System
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.17%) Agresso
6 2 (0.17%) ReMetrica
6 2 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.083%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.083%) assyst
7 1 (0.083%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 66 (5.48%) Office 365
2 37 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.41%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.083%) SaaS
6 1 (0.083%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 217 (18.01%) SAN
2 207 (17.18%) DNS
3 179 (14.85%) Firewall
4 147 (12.20%) DHCP
5 122 (10.12%) TCP/IP
6 114 (9.46%) LAN
7 112 (9.29%) WAN
8 74 (6.14%) VPN
9 69 (5.73%) NAS
10 53 (4.40%) VoIP
11 48 (3.98%) VLAN
12 46 (3.82%) MPLS
12 46 (3.82%) NetScaler
13 42 (3.49%) Internet
14 35 (2.90%) Wireless
15 29 (2.41%) LDAP
16 26 (2.16%) BIG-IP
17 25 (2.07%) iSCSI
18 24 (1.99%) SSL
19 22 (1.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (22.74%) SQL Server
2 113 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 40 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 30 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
7 22 (1.83%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.33%) MS Access
9 15 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (1.08%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.08%) MySQL
11 12 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (0.91%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.91%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.75%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 5 (0.41%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 24 (1.99%) MSI
2 22 (1.83%) TeamCity
3 17 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (0.75%) JIRA
6 9 (0.75%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.75%) Subversion
7 8 (0.66%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.41%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.33%) Selenium
11 3 (0.25%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.25%) Maven
12 1 (0.083%) ReSharper
12 1 (0.083%) FxCop
12 1 (0.083%) StyleCop
12 1 (0.083%) NDepend
12 1 (0.083%) Moq
12 1 (0.083%) Bower
General
1 210 (17.43%) Finance
2 112 (9.29%) Banking
3 50 (4.15%) Law
4 44 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.57%) Legal
5 31 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.91%) Retail
7 22 (1.83%) Advertising
8 19 (1.58%) Publishing
9 18 (1.49%) Marketing
10 17 (1.41%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.16%) Billing
12 10 (0.83%) Front Office
13 9 (0.75%) Games
14 7 (0.58%) Local Government
14 7 (0.58%) Back Office
14 7 (0.58%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 210 (17.43%) Analyst
2 144 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 125 (10.37%) Support Engineer
4 105 (8.71%) Support Analyst
5 85 (7.05%) Consultant
6 81 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
7 79 (6.56%) Administrator
8 78 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 66 (5.48%) Desktop Support
10 63 (5.23%) Wintel Engineer
11 62 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
12 57 (4.73%) Architect
13 56 (4.65%) Server Engineer
14 52 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
15 49 (4.07%) Applications Support
16 47 (3.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 36 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 35 (2.90%) Developer
18 35 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
19 33 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (8.80%) .NET
2 32 (2.66%) HTML
2 32 (2.66%) Middleware
3 25 (2.07%) CSS
4 23 (1.91%) Web Services
5 21 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 20 (1.66%) Application Packaging
7 19 (1.58%) WCF
8 16 (1.33%) jQuery
9 12 (1.00%) Java EE
10 11 (0.91%) .NET Framework
11 10 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (0.50%) JSP
12 6 (0.50%) HTML5
13 5 (0.41%) JSON
13 5 (0.41%) SOAP
14 4 (0.33%) XML
14 4 (0.33%) JMS
14 4 (0.33%) Ajax
15 3 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 124 (10.29%) Blackberry
2 75 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (5.98%) Clustering
4 54 (4.48%) Replication
5 44 (3.65%) Thin Client
5 44 (3.65%) Fat Client
6 16 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.08%) NHS
8 11 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (0.83%) iPad
9 10 (0.83%) iPhone
9 10 (0.83%) FMCG
10 9 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.66%) IVR
11 8 (0.66%) CESG
11 8 (0.66%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.58%) Online Games
12 7 (0.58%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1205 (100.00%) Windows
2 615 (51.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 379 (31.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 300 (24.90%) Windows 7
5 183 (15.19%) Windows XP
6 152 (12.61%) Linux
7 67 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 64 (5.31%) Windows 8
9 58 (4.81%) UNIX
10 28 (2.32%) Windows Vista
11 20 (1.66%) Windows 2000 Server
12 19 (1.58%) Solaris
13 16 (1.33%) Windows 2000
13 16 (1.33%) AIX
13 16 (1.33%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.33%) CentOS
14 12 (1.00%) SUSE
14 12 (1.00%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.91%) Android
16 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (16.43%) ITIL
2 144 (11.95%) Migration
3 74 (6.14%) DevOps
4 70 (5.81%) Change Management
5 63 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (4.15%) Problem Management
6 50 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 47 (3.90%) Service Delivery
8 40 (3.32%) Release Management
9 39 (3.24%) Configuration Management
10 34 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (2.66%) Load Balancing
12 30 (2.49%) Incident Management
13 28 (2.32%) Project Management
13 28 (2.32%) Capacity Planning
14 26 (2.16%) Service Management
15 25 (2.07%) Business Continuity
15 25 (2.07%) Asset Management
16 23 (1.91%) Scrum
17 22 (1.83%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 231 (19.17%) SQL
2 189 (15.68%) PowerShell
3 58 (4.81%) C#
4 55 (4.56%) Java
5 45 (3.73%) VBScript
6 44 (3.65%) JavaScript
7 34 (2.82%) Perl
8 32 (2.66%) Shell Script
9 31 (2.57%) VB
10 29 (2.41%) Python
11 20 (1.66%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.49%) C
12 18 (1.49%) PHP
13 17 (1.41%) Ruby
14 14 (1.16%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.08%) Korn
16 11 (0.91%) C++
17 8 (0.66%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 144 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (6.97%) MCSE
3 72 (5.98%) Security Cleared
4 54 (4.48%) MCITP
5 43 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 36 (2.99%) Degree
6 36 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (2.99%) MCP
7 34 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 30 (2.49%) CCNA
9 26 (2.16%) DV Cleared
10 20 (1.66%) MCTS
11 19 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
11 19 (1.58%) MCSA
12 13 (1.08%) CCA
13 10 (0.83%) CCEA
14 9 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (0.75%) CCNP
15 6 (0.50%) RHCT
15 6 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.65%) SLA
2 15 (1.24%) QA
3 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.083%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 705 (58.51%) Active Directory
2 315 (26.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (15.77%) XenApp
4 168 (13.94%) vSphere
5 145 (12.03%) Hyper-V
6 82 (6.80%) VMware ESX
7 75 (6.22%) XenDesktop
8 43 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 41 (3.40%) XenServer
10 33 (2.74%) vCloud
10 33 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
11 31 (2.57%) Xen
12 26 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 25 (2.07%) VMware Server
14 21 (1.74%) Terminal Services
15 15 (1.24%) DFS Replication
15 15 (1.24%) NFS
16 14 (1.16%) NLBS
17 9 (0.75%) UAG
17 9 (0.75%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 182 (15.10%) SCCM
2 96 (7.97%) SCOM
3 33 (2.74%) Backup Exec
4 31 (2.57%) WSUS
5 30 (2.49%) Puppet
6 25 (2.07%) HP SIM
7 24 (1.99%) Control-M
8 20 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 19 (1.58%) SCVMM
9 19 (1.58%) SCOrch
9 19 (1.58%) EdgeSight
10 15 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (1.08%) NetBackup
12 12 (1.00%) MOM
12 12 (1.00%) BMC PATROL
12 12 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (1.00%) BladeLogic
13 10 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.75%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 573 (47.55%) VMware
2 476 (39.50%) Microsoft
3 363 (30.12%) Citrix
4 201 (16.68%) Cisco
4 201 (16.68%) HP
5 103 (8.55%) NetApp
6 89 (7.39%) Oracle
7 76 (6.31%) Red Hat
8 72 (5.98%) Dell
9 61 (5.06%) EMC
10 59 (4.90%) Symantec
11 54 (4.48%) IBM
12 41 (3.40%) CheckPoint
12 41 (3.40%) SolarWinds
13 37 (3.07%) Sophos
13 37 (3.07%) Juniper
13 37 (3.07%) Veeam
14 34 (2.82%) Altiris
15 31 (2.57%) BMC
15 31 (2.57%) AppSense
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Wells Tobias
Rate: From £360 to £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £32000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago