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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 153 98 98
Rank change year-on-year
-55 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 377 494 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.65% 2.20% 2.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.86% 10.24% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 337 357
Median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £301 £298
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 28 36
Median hourly rate £16.20 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £15.40 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £44.75 £27.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.48 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +8.70%
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
4799 4825 4962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.06% 21.45% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3450 3212 3389
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 189 238
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.09 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -12 52 £363 +11.53% 21
Croydon -21 6 £355 +1.42%
Kingston Upon Thames +2 3 £375 -11.76% 2
Chiswick - 3 - -
Bromley - 2 £275 -
Enfield +1 1 £140 -68.88%
Harrow -13 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £375 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £450 -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 713 (100.00%) Windows
2 508 (71.25%) Windows Server
3 387 (54.28%) Active Directory
4 371 (52.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 333 (46.70%) VMware
6 304 (42.64%) Microsoft
7 257 (36.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 220 (30.86%) Windows 7
9 197 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 180 (25.25%) MS Exchange
11 172 (24.12%) Citrix
12 170 (23.84%) Finance
13 161 (22.58%) SQL Server
14 155 (21.74%) SQL
14 155 (21.74%) ITIL
15 151 (21.18%) PowerShell
16 138 (19.35%) DNS
17 135 (18.93%) Linux
18 120 (16.83%) MS Office
18 120 (16.83%) SCCM
19 113 (15.85%) Firewall
19 113 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
20 110 (15.43%) Cisco
21 98 (13.74%) MS Excel
22 97 (13.60%) SAN
23 92 (12.90%) Migration
23 92 (12.90%) XenApp
24 91 (12.76%) SCOM
25 84 (11.78%) HP
25 84 (11.78%) IIS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 180 (25.25%) MS Exchange
2 113 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 84 (11.78%) IIS
4 53 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 48 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 43 (6.03%) SharePoint
7 38 (5.33%) Skype for Business
8 29 (4.07%) Tomcat
9 26 (3.65%) Apache
9 26 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (2.95%) Confluence
11 16 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.98%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.42%) Zimbra
Applications
1 120 (16.83%) MS Office
2 98 (13.74%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.70%) AutoCAD
4 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.28%) Eikon
3 2 (0.28%) Infor CRM
3 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.28%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 67 (9.40%) Office 365
2 55 (7.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.54%) Mimecast
5 10 (1.40%) PaaS
5 10 (1.40%) SaaS
6 9 (1.26%) IaaS
7 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.42%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.14%) GitHub
9 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 138 (19.35%) DNS
2 113 (15.85%) Firewall
3 97 (13.60%) SAN
4 82 (11.50%) DHCP
5 70 (9.82%) TCP/IP
6 60 (8.42%) VPN
7 59 (8.27%) WAN
8 56 (7.85%) LAN
9 36 (5.05%) NetScaler
10 27 (3.79%) VoIP
11 25 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (2.81%) VLAN
13 19 (2.66%) Internet
13 19 (2.66%) Wireless
14 18 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (2.52%) NAS
15 17 (2.38%) FTP
16 15 (2.10%) Intrusion Detection
17 13 (1.82%) Network Security
17 13 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 65 (9.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (5.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 28 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.10%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.12%) GIS
11 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.70%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.70%) MySQL
14 5 (0.70%) VLDB
15 4 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.56%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 31 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.07%) TeamCity
3 24 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (3.09%) JIRA
5 17 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (1.40%) Subversion
7 9 (1.26%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.98%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.70%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.56%) Hudson
10 4 (0.56%) Moq
10 4 (0.56%) NUnit
10 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.28%) MSI
12 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.14%) Maven
12 1 (0.14%) Selenium
12 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 170 (23.84%) Finance
2 60 (8.42%) Banking
3 27 (3.79%) Legal
4 20 (2.81%) Law
4 20 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.52%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.10%) Retail
7 9 (1.26%) Advertising
8 7 (0.98%) Back Office
8 7 (0.98%) Games
9 6 (0.84%) Front Office
9 6 (0.84%) Publishing
10 4 (0.56%) German Language
11 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.28%) French Language
12 2 (0.28%) Marketing
12 2 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 114 (15.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 92 (12.90%) Analyst
3 83 (11.64%) Support Engineer
4 76 (10.66%) Windows Engineer
5 63 (8.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 59 (8.27%) Support Analyst
7 51 (7.15%) Systems Engineer
8 49 (6.87%) Server Engineer
9 46 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
10 43 (6.03%) Administrator
11 40 (5.61%) Desktop Support
11 40 (5.61%) VMware Engineer
12 34 (4.77%) Citrix Engineer
13 33 (4.63%) Architect
14 32 (4.49%) Service Analyst
15 31 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
15 31 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
16 30 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 29 (4.07%) IT Support
18 28 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.19%) .NET
2 21 (2.95%) HTML
3 17 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 17 (2.38%) Web Services
4 9 (1.26%) jQuery
4 9 (1.26%) XML
5 8 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.98%) CSS
7 6 (0.84%) CSS3
8 5 (0.70%) HTML5
8 5 (0.70%) Middleware
9 4 (0.56%) Ajax
9 4 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (0.56%) NHibernate
9 4 (0.56%) XSLT
10 3 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.42%) JSON
10 3 (0.42%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 37 (5.19%) Blackberry
4 33 (4.63%) Management Information System
5 32 (4.49%) Clustering
6 23 (3.23%) Hedge funds
7 16 (2.24%) Replication
8 12 (1.68%) NHS
9 11 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.26%) SWIFT
11 7 (0.98%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.84%) PKI
13 5 (0.70%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.70%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.70%) EMC VMAX
13 5 (0.70%) EMC VNX
14 4 (0.56%) EqualLogic
14 4 (0.56%) iDTV
14 4 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 713 (100.00%) Windows
2 508 (71.25%) Windows Server
3 371 (52.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 257 (36.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 220 (30.86%) Windows 7
6 135 (18.93%) Linux
7 60 (8.42%) Windows 8
8 56 (7.85%) Unix
8 56 (7.85%) Windows XP
9 37 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (4.91%) Mac OS X
11 28 (3.93%) Windows 10
12 22 (3.09%) Solaris
13 21 (2.95%) CentOS
14 19 (2.66%) SUSE
15 18 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
16 17 (2.38%) Windows Vista
17 16 (2.24%) Ubuntu
18 15 (2.10%) Android
19 13 (1.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (21.74%) ITIL
2 92 (12.90%) Migration
3 48 (6.73%) Project Management
4 42 (5.89%) Service Management
5 41 (5.75%) DevOps
6 40 (5.61%) ITSM
7 38 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (4.91%) Service Delivery
9 32 (4.49%) Configuration Management
9 32 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 31 (4.35%) Change Management
11 30 (4.21%) Asset Management
11 30 (4.21%) Problem Management
12 25 (3.51%) High Availability
12 25 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
13 23 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (2.95%) Change Control
14 21 (2.95%) Performance Tuning
14 21 (2.95%) Server Building
15 17 (2.38%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 155 (21.74%) SQL
2 151 (21.18%) PowerShell
3 34 (4.77%) Perl
4 32 (4.49%) Python
5 30 (4.21%) T-SQL
6 29 (4.07%) Bash Shell
6 29 (4.07%) C#
7 24 (3.37%) Java
8 21 (2.95%) VBScript
9 17 (2.38%) C++
10 16 (2.24%) Ruby
11 14 (1.96%) JavaScript
12 12 (1.68%) VB
12 12 (1.68%) VBA
13 11 (1.54%) C
13 11 (1.54%) Korn
14 9 (1.26%) Bourne shell
15 6 (0.84%) AWK
15 6 (0.84%) sed
16 5 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (7.71%) MCSE
3 47 (6.59%) Security Cleared
4 38 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (5.05%) CCNA
6 32 (4.49%) SC Cleared
7 29 (4.07%) Degree
8 24 (3.37%) MCP
9 16 (2.24%) CCNP
10 14 (1.96%) MCDST
10 14 (1.96%) MCSA
11 12 (1.68%) MCITP
12 11 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (1.26%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
15 8 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.98%) MCTS
17 6 (0.84%) JNCIA
17 6 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.07%) SLA
2 14 (1.96%) QA
3 9 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.56%) COBIT
4 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.42%) ISO15022
5 3 (0.42%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.28%) DICOM
6 2 (0.28%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 387 (54.28%) Active Directory
2 197 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (12.90%) XenApp
4 68 (9.54%) vSphere
5 56 (7.85%) Hyper-V
6 53 (7.43%) VMware ESX
7 51 (7.15%) XenDesktop
8 30 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (2.24%) XenServer
11 13 (1.82%) StorNext
12 11 (1.54%) KVM
12 11 (1.54%) Samba
13 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (1.40%) vCloud
14 9 (1.26%) NFS
15 7 (0.98%) Xsan
16 6 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 6 (0.84%) DFS Replication
16 6 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 120 (16.83%) SCCM
2 91 (12.76%) SCOM
3 46 (6.45%) Nagios
4 35 (4.91%) Puppet
5 26 (3.65%) WSUS
6 22 (3.09%) Ansible
6 22 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (2.52%) Backup Exec
8 13 (1.82%) logstash
9 10 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 10 (1.40%) vMotion
10 8 (1.12%) DatAdvantage
10 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 8 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.98%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.70%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.70%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.70%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.56%) Simpana
Vendors
1 333 (46.70%) VMware
2 304 (42.64%) Microsoft
3 172 (24.12%) Citrix
4 110 (15.43%) Cisco
5 84 (11.78%) HP
6 65 (9.12%) NetApp
7 62 (8.70%) Red Hat
8 56 (7.85%) Dell
9 52 (7.29%) Oracle
10 33 (4.63%) Juniper
11 29 (4.07%) EMC
11 29 (4.07%) Symantec
12 27 (3.79%) SolarWinds
13 25 (3.51%) CheckPoint
14 19 (2.66%) Intel Security
15 18 (2.52%) Apple
15 18 (2.52%) IBM
15 18 (2.52%) Mitel
16 15 (2.10%) Bloomberg
17 14 (1.96%) LANDesk
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Capita plc
Rate: £450.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £375 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Unspecified Competitive & Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago