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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 81 97 70
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 528 467 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.45% 2.06% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.14% 10.01% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 300 309
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £180 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 54
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £24.60 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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
4739 4666 4233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.96% 20.60% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3203 3096 2718
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £195 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 229 227
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +17 133 £388 +19.23% 50
Croydon 0 17 £450 - 5
Enfield - 5 £450 -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Docklands, London +6 1 £450 +9.75%
Uxbridge 0 1 £275 -15.38% 2
Kingston Upon Thames -8 1 £425 +41.07% 1
Harrow - 1 £110 - 1
Bromley - 1 £118 -
Chessington - 1 - - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £380 -
Hounslow - 1 £180 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 2
Hayes - - - - 1
Feltham - - - - 1
Orpington - - - - 1
Rainham - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1141 (100.00%) Windows
2 641 (56.18%) Active Directory
3 581 (50.92%) VMware
4 540 (47.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 484 (42.42%) Microsoft
6 466 (40.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 325 (28.48%) MS Exchange
8 322 (28.22%) Citrix
9 320 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 284 (24.89%) Windows 7
11 273 (23.93%) SQL Server
12 248 (21.74%) Finance
13 218 (19.11%) Cisco
14 208 (18.23%) Exchange Server 2010
15 203 (17.79%) SAN
16 193 (16.91%) DNS
17 189 (16.56%) SQL
18 181 (15.86%) ITIL
19 175 (15.34%) HP
20 174 (15.25%) Firewall
21 171 (14.99%) XenApp
22 166 (14.55%) PowerShell
23 164 (14.37%) Migration
24 163 (14.29%) vSphere
25 152 (13.32%) MS Excel
26 144 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
27 135 (11.83%) DHCP
28 133 (11.66%) Linux
28 133 (11.66%) IIS
29 129 (11.31%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 325 (28.48%) MS Exchange
2 208 (18.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 133 (11.66%) IIS
4 102 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 91 (7.98%) SharePoint
6 79 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 72 (6.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 64 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 61 (5.35%) Lync
10 24 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 24 (2.10%) Tomcat
11 20 (1.75%) WebSphere
12 16 (1.40%) WorkSite
13 15 (1.31%) WebLogic
13 15 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (1.23%) OpenStack
14 14 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (1.05%) Apache
16 7 (0.61%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 152 (13.32%) MS Excel
2 127 (11.13%) MS Office
3 9 (0.79%) MS Project
4 7 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.088%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.088%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.26%) Eikon
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.088%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.088%) Agresso
5 1 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (5.61%) Office 365
2 31 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.61%) IaaS
5 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.088%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.088%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.088%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 203 (17.79%) SAN
2 193 (16.91%) DNS
3 174 (15.25%) Firewall
4 135 (11.83%) DHCP
5 122 (10.69%) TCP/IP
6 113 (9.90%) LAN
7 105 (9.20%) WAN
8 75 (6.57%) NAS
9 61 (5.35%) VPN
10 56 (4.91%) NetScaler
11 55 (4.82%) VLAN
12 47 (4.12%) Internet
13 38 (3.33%) VoIP
14 35 (3.07%) MPLS
15 32 (2.80%) HTTP
16 27 (2.37%) LDAP
17 26 (2.28%) iSCSI
18 24 (2.10%) FTP
19 21 (1.84%) Wireless
20 19 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 112 (9.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (4.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 49 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (2.89%) Oracle Database
7 26 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
9 19 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.58%) MySQL
11 16 (1.40%) MS Access
12 15 (1.31%) Relational Database
13 11 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.70%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.61%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
17 4 (0.35%) EDRMS
17 4 (0.35%) DTS
Development Applications
1 27 (2.37%) TeamCity
2 22 (1.93%) MSI
3 16 (1.40%) Subversion
4 13 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.96%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.88%) JIRA
8 9 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.61%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.35%) Selenium
11 3 (0.26%) Moq
11 3 (0.26%) WiX
11 3 (0.26%) NUnit
12 2 (0.18%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.18%) ReSharper
12 2 (0.18%) Maven
12 2 (0.18%) FxCop
12 2 (0.18%) StyleCop
12 2 (0.18%) NDepend
General
1 248 (21.74%) Finance
2 94 (8.24%) Banking
3 44 (3.86%) Law
4 41 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 26 (2.28%) Legal
7 20 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.75%) Retail
8 16 (1.40%) Publishing
9 14 (1.23%) Billing
10 13 (1.14%) Advertising
11 11 (0.96%) Back Office
11 11 (0.96%) Marketing
12 8 (0.70%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.53%) Games
14 5 (0.44%) Local Government
14 5 (0.44%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.088%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (13.85%) Analyst
2 139 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 124 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 93 (8.15%) Administrator
5 91 (7.98%) Consultant
6 80 (7.01%) Support Analyst
7 76 (6.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 72 (6.31%) Desktop Support
9 71 (6.22%) Systems Engineer
10 69 (6.05%) 2nd Line Support
11 61 (5.35%) Systems Administrator
12 52 (4.56%) Server Engineer
13 49 (4.29%) Wintel Engineer
14 47 (4.12%) Applications Support
15 42 (3.68%) Windows Administrator
16 39 (3.42%) Architect
17 38 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
18 36 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
18 36 (3.16%) IT Support
19 35 (3.07%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (9.82%) .NET
2 33 (2.89%) HTML
3 21 (1.84%) CSS
3 21 (1.84%) Web Services
4 19 (1.67%) SOAP
5 18 (1.58%) ASP.NET
6 17 (1.49%) jQuery
7 15 (1.31%) Application Packaging
7 15 (1.31%) Middleware
8 13 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (0.88%) HTML5
10 7 (0.61%) XML
11 6 (0.53%) WCF
11 6 (0.53%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.44%) Java EE
13 4 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (0.35%) REST
13 4 (0.35%) JSP
13 4 (0.35%) AngularJS
14 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.59%) Blackberry
2 70 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (6.05%) Clustering
4 40 (3.51%) Replication
5 29 (2.54%) Thin Client
5 29 (2.54%) Fat Client
6 24 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (1.67%) Symmetrix
8 18 (1.58%) Symmetrix DMX
9 17 (1.49%) Private Cloud
9 17 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.14%) iPhone
11 12 (1.05%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.05%) NHS
12 11 (0.96%) CLARiiON
13 10 (0.88%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.79%) FMCG
14 9 (0.79%) iPad
15 8 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1141 (100.00%) Windows
2 540 (47.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 466 (40.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 284 (24.89%) Windows 7
5 133 (11.66%) Linux
6 129 (11.31%) Windows XP
7 69 (6.05%) Windows 8
8 54 (4.73%) UNIX
9 37 (3.24%) Solaris
10 36 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (2.72%) Windows Vista
12 18 (1.58%) CentOS
13 17 (1.49%) Mac OS X
13 17 (1.49%) HPUX
14 14 (1.23%) AIX
14 14 (1.23%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.96%) Android
15 11 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.88%) SUSE
17 5 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (15.86%) ITIL
2 164 (14.37%) Migration
3 88 (7.71%) DevOps
4 67 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (5.00%) Change Management
6 52 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 48 (4.21%) Configuration Management
8 47 (4.12%) Service Delivery
9 40 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
10 34 (2.98%) Performance Monitoring
11 33 (2.89%) Release Management
12 31 (2.72%) Service Management
13 30 (2.63%) Asset Management
14 29 (2.54%) Project Management
15 28 (2.45%) Load Balancing
16 26 (2.28%) Validation
16 26 (2.28%) Problem Management
17 25 (2.19%) CRM
17 25 (2.19%) Incident Management
18 24 (2.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 189 (16.56%) SQL
2 166 (14.55%) PowerShell
3 63 (5.52%) C#
4 53 (4.65%) Java
5 46 (4.03%) Perl
6 43 (3.77%) JavaScript
7 42 (3.68%) Shell Script
8 32 (2.80%) Python
9 29 (2.54%) Ruby
10 28 (2.45%) VBScript
11 24 (2.10%) PHP
12 18 (1.58%) C
13 15 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.31%) Korn
13 15 (1.31%) VB
14 13 (1.14%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.96%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.18%) VBA
17 2 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 144 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (7.98%) MCSE
3 70 (6.13%) MCITP
4 69 (6.05%) Security Cleared
5 44 (3.86%) SC Cleared
6 43 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 40 (3.51%) Degree
8 37 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (2.63%) CCNA
10 28 (2.45%) DV Cleared
11 26 (2.28%) MCSA
11 26 (2.28%) MCP
12 17 (1.49%) CCNP
12 17 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
13 15 (1.31%) CCA
13 15 (1.31%) MCTS
14 10 (0.88%) VCP5
15 9 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.79%) CCEA
16 8 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.00%) SLA
2 19 (1.67%) QA
3 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.35%) COBIT
4 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 641 (56.18%) Active Directory
2 320 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (14.99%) XenApp
4 163 (14.29%) vSphere
5 105 (9.20%) Hyper-V
6 78 (6.84%) XenDesktop
7 71 (6.22%) VMware ESX
8 61 (5.35%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (3.59%) vCloud
11 27 (2.37%) Xen
12 22 (1.93%) VMware Server
13 20 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 18 (1.58%) Terminal Services
14 18 (1.58%) XenServer
15 17 (1.49%) SRDF
16 16 (1.40%) NFS
17 13 (1.14%) DFS Replication
17 13 (1.14%) UAG
18 11 (0.96%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 120 (10.52%) SCCM
2 66 (5.78%) SCOM
3 37 (3.24%) Puppet
4 29 (2.54%) WSUS
5 25 (2.19%) Backup Exec
6 20 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.75%) EdgeSight
7 18 (1.58%) NetBackup
8 17 (1.49%) HP SiteScope
9 14 (1.23%) HP SIM
10 13 (1.14%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 10 (0.88%) SCOrch
12 10 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.79%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (0.61%) MOM
14 7 (0.61%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 581 (50.92%) VMware
2 484 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 322 (28.22%) Citrix
4 218 (19.11%) Cisco
5 175 (15.34%) HP
6 97 (8.50%) NetApp
7 81 (7.10%) EMC
8 77 (6.75%) Oracle
9 72 (6.31%) Red Hat
10 51 (4.47%) Dell
11 48 (4.21%) Symantec
12 45 (3.94%) IBM
13 38 (3.33%) F5
14 32 (2.80%) 3PAR
15 31 (2.72%) Sophos
15 31 (2.72%) AppSense
16 26 (2.28%) CheckPoint
17 24 (2.10%) Apple
17 24 (2.10%) Juniper
18 23 (2.02%) Bloomberg
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Rate: £220 - £280 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £215 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
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Rate: £225 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
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London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
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London
Latcom Ltd
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