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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 79 94 71
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 528 445 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.57% 2.10% 2.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.53% 10.02% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 286 298
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 £205 £155 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 62
Average hourly rate £19.63 £17.16 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.36% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £12.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.13 £24.10 £130.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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
4580 4443 4236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.29% 20.92% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3135 2956 2709
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £195 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 212 239
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 +21 129 £388 +15.24% 53
Croydon -3 11 £450 -5.26% 4
Uxbridge +4 3 £250 -23.07% 1
Enfield - 3 - - 1
Wimbledon +2 2 £200 -33.33%
Twickenham - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -6 1 £425 +44.06% 3
Hounslow - 1 £180 -
Bromley - 1 £118 -
Hammersmith - 1 £380 -
Finchley - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Coulsdon - - - -
Barking - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 3
Feltham - - - - 1
Grays - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Rainham - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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 1142 (100.00%) Windows
2 643 (56.30%) Active Directory
3 584 (51.14%) VMware
4 562 (49.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 483 (42.29%) Microsoft
6 434 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 335 (29.33%) MS Exchange
8 324 (28.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 323 (28.28%) Citrix
10 275 (24.08%) Windows 7
11 265 (23.20%) SQL Server
12 243 (21.28%) Finance
13 221 (19.35%) Cisco
14 218 (19.09%) Exchange Server 2010
15 200 (17.51%) SAN
16 194 (16.99%) HP
17 193 (16.90%) DNS
18 183 (16.02%) ITIL
19 182 (15.94%) SQL
20 180 (15.76%) Firewall
21 174 (15.24%) Migration
22 165 (14.45%) XenApp
23 162 (14.19%) vSphere
24 161 (14.10%) PowerShell
25 149 (13.05%) Windows XP
26 147 (12.87%) MS Excel
27 146 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
28 136 (11.91%) Linux
29 135 (11.82%) MS Office
29 135 (11.82%) DHCP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 335 (29.33%) MS Exchange
2 218 (19.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 124 (10.86%) IIS
4 108 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 97 (8.49%) SharePoint
6 80 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 76 (6.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 73 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 65 (5.69%) Lync
10 25 (2.19%) Tomcat
11 22 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (1.75%) WebSphere
13 15 (1.31%) WebLogic
14 14 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (1.23%) WorkSite
15 13 (1.14%) Apache
15 13 (1.14%) OpenStack
16 12 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.88%) IBM Notes
18 7 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 147 (12.87%) MS Excel
2 135 (11.82%) MS Office
3 11 (0.96%) MS Project
4 8 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.44%) 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 10 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.26%) Eikon
4 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
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%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.088%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.088%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 74 (6.48%) Office 365
2 30 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.61%) IaaS
5 5 (0.44%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.18%) Yammer
7 2 (0.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.088%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 200 (17.51%) SAN
2 193 (16.90%) DNS
3 180 (15.76%) Firewall
4 135 (11.82%) DHCP
5 127 (11.12%) TCP/IP
6 116 (10.16%) LAN
7 106 (9.28%) WAN
8 75 (6.57%) NAS
9 74 (6.48%) VPN
10 59 (5.17%) VLAN
11 58 (5.08%) NetScaler
12 47 (4.12%) Internet
13 45 (3.94%) VoIP
14 38 (3.33%) MPLS
15 31 (2.71%) HTTP
16 25 (2.19%) FTP
16 25 (2.19%) iSCSI
17 23 (2.01%) Wireless
17 23 (2.01%) LDAP
18 21 (1.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (23.20%) SQL Server
2 115 (10.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 41 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (2.80%) Oracle Database
6 31 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 18 (1.58%) MySQL
10 16 (1.40%) MS Access
11 15 (1.31%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.70%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.61%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
17 4 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
17 4 (0.35%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 28 (2.45%) TeamCity
2 19 (1.66%) MSI
3 15 (1.31%) Subversion
4 13 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.88%) JIRA
7 9 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (0.70%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.61%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.35%) Selenium
11 3 (0.26%) NUnit
11 3 (0.26%) WiX
11 3 (0.26%) Moq
12 2 (0.18%) Grunt
12 2 (0.18%) JSHint
12 2 (0.18%) Bower
12 2 (0.18%) Maven
12 2 (0.18%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.18%) ReSharper
General
1 243 (21.28%) Finance
2 104 (9.11%) Banking
3 46 (4.03%) Law
4 43 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.15%) Investment Banking
6 25 (2.19%) Legal
7 21 (1.84%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.75%) Retail
9 19 (1.66%) Advertising
9 19 (1.66%) Publishing
10 16 (1.40%) Marketing
11 14 (1.23%) Billing
12 11 (0.96%) Back Office
13 8 (0.70%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.53%) Games
15 5 (0.44%) Local Government
16 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.088%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (14.80%) Analyst
2 141 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 120 (10.51%) Support Engineer
4 95 (8.32%) Consultant
5 89 (7.79%) Support Analyst
6 81 (7.09%) Administrator
7 75 (6.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 70 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 69 (6.04%) Systems Engineer
10 66 (5.78%) Desktop Support
11 54 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
12 52 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
13 50 (4.38%) Server Engineer
14 45 (3.94%) Applications Support
15 43 (3.77%) Architect
16 38 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
17 37 (3.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 37 (3.24%) Desktop Engineer
18 36 (3.15%) IT Support
19 33 (2.89%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (9.37%) .NET
2 29 (2.54%) HTML
3 23 (2.01%) Web Services
4 21 (1.84%) CSS
5 19 (1.66%) SOAP
5 19 (1.66%) ASP.NET
6 18 (1.58%) Middleware
6 18 (1.58%) jQuery
7 14 (1.23%) Application Packaging
8 13 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (0.88%) HTML5
10 6 (0.53%) WCF
10 6 (0.53%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.44%) Java EE
11 5 (0.44%) XML
12 4 (0.35%) JSP
12 4 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (0.35%) REST
12 4 (0.35%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 108 (9.46%) Blackberry
2 71 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.78%) Clustering
4 46 (4.03%) Replication
5 33 (2.89%) Thin Client
5 33 (2.89%) Fat Client
6 24 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.66%) Symmetrix
7 19 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.49%) Symmetrix DMX
9 12 (1.05%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (0.96%) iPhone
10 11 (0.96%) NHS
11 10 (0.88%) CLARiiON
11 10 (0.88%) iPad
11 10 (0.88%) FMCG
12 8 (0.70%) IVR
13 7 (0.61%) Open Source
14 6 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1142 (100.00%) Windows
2 562 (49.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 434 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 275 (24.08%) Windows 7
5 149 (13.05%) Windows XP
6 136 (11.91%) Linux
7 65 (5.69%) Windows 8
8 54 (4.73%) UNIX
9 40 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (3.06%) Solaris
11 31 (2.71%) Windows Vista
12 19 (1.66%) CentOS
12 19 (1.66%) Mac OS X
13 17 (1.49%) HPUX
14 14 (1.23%) Windows 2000
15 13 (1.14%) AIX
16 10 (0.88%) Android
17 8 (0.70%) SUSE
18 7 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
19 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (16.02%) ITIL
2 174 (15.24%) Migration
3 85 (7.44%) DevOps
4 67 (5.87%) Change Management
5 66 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (4.64%) Service Delivery
6 53 (4.64%) Configuration Management
7 47 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 44 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
9 38 (3.33%) Release Management
10 35 (3.06%) Asset Management
11 34 (2.98%) Performance Monitoring
12 30 (2.63%) Project Management
13 28 (2.45%) Service Management
13 28 (2.45%) Load Balancing
13 28 (2.45%) Problem Management
14 27 (2.36%) Validation
15 26 (2.28%) Scrum
16 25 (2.19%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (2.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 182 (15.94%) SQL
2 161 (14.10%) PowerShell
3 61 (5.34%) C#
4 54 (4.73%) Java
5 45 (3.94%) Perl
6 42 (3.68%) Shell Script
7 40 (3.50%) JavaScript
8 35 (3.06%) VBScript
9 31 (2.71%) Python
10 29 (2.54%) Ruby
11 22 (1.93%) C
11 22 (1.93%) PHP
12 14 (1.23%) Korn
12 14 (1.23%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.14%) VB
14 11 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.35%) VBA
18 3 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 146 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (7.71%) MCSE
3 71 (6.22%) Security Cleared
4 69 (6.04%) MCITP
5 47 (4.12%) SC Cleared
6 42 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 42 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (3.33%) Degree
8 35 (3.06%) CCNA
9 33 (2.89%) VCP4
10 29 (2.54%) DV Cleared
11 28 (2.45%) MCP
12 21 (1.84%) MCSA
13 17 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (1.49%) MCTS
14 15 (1.31%) CCA
14 15 (1.31%) CCNP
15 10 (0.88%) VCP5
16 9 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.79%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.34%) SLA
2 19 (1.66%) QA
3 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.35%) COBIT
5 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 643 (56.30%) Active Directory
2 324 (28.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (14.45%) XenApp
4 162 (14.19%) vSphere
5 108 (9.46%) Hyper-V
6 73 (6.39%) XenDesktop
7 71 (6.22%) VMware ESX
8 54 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
9 45 (3.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 37 (3.24%) vCloud
11 29 (2.54%) Xen
12 25 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 25 (2.19%) XenServer
13 21 (1.84%) VMware Server
14 18 (1.58%) Terminal Services
15 17 (1.49%) SRDF
16 16 (1.40%) NFS
17 14 (1.23%) DFS Replication
17 14 (1.23%) UAG
18 11 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 126 (11.03%) SCCM
2 71 (6.22%) SCOM
3 36 (3.15%) Puppet
4 29 (2.54%) Backup Exec
5 27 (2.36%) WSUS
6 20 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (1.66%) EdgeSight
8 18 (1.58%) NetBackup
8 18 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (1.49%) HP SiteScope
10 16 (1.40%) HP SIM
11 15 (1.31%) SCVMM
12 12 (1.05%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.96%) SCOrch
13 11 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 10 (0.88%) Control-M
14 10 (0.88%) MOM
15 9 (0.79%) SCDPM
16 8 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 6 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 584 (51.14%) VMware
2 483 (42.29%) Microsoft
3 323 (28.28%) Citrix
4 221 (19.35%) Cisco
5 194 (16.99%) HP
6 101 (8.84%) NetApp
7 78 (6.83%) EMC
8 77 (6.74%) Red Hat
9 75 (6.57%) Oracle
10 57 (4.99%) Dell
11 56 (4.90%) Symantec
12 46 (4.03%) IBM
13 37 (3.24%) AppSense
13 37 (3.24%) F5
14 34 (2.98%) Sophos
15 32 (2.80%) 3PAR
16 29 (2.54%) Veeam
17 27 (2.36%) SolarWinds
18 26 (2.28%) Bloomberg
19 25 (2.19%) Juniper
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