The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 54 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1721 1681 1368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.10% 3.25% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.50% 14.28% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 859 628
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 172 201
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £36.40 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+7.54% +0.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12749 11768 11038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.99% 22.76% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7556 6540 5832
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1072 1067 1147
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the UK.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the UK.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 17 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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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
England -3 1608 £325 +0.54% 468
London -1 636 £350 - 164
South East -2 433 £323 +3.20% 112
City of London +18 153 £330 -5.71% 49
Hampshire +12 153 £320 +2.40% 31
East of England -21 108 £275 -1.78% 22
West Midlands +24 98 £300 - 37
North West -1 86 £300 +9.09% 26
South West -32 82 £325 +21.49% 51
Yorkshire -2 78 £300 +22.44% 31
Berkshire -34 70 £325 -7.14% 18
Buckinghamshire +7 68 £275 - 15
Scotland -25 59 £350 +7.69% 18
Hook +9 57 £323 +6.00% 1
Surrey +2 57 £325 -3.70% 22
Milton Keynes +11 52 £303 +0.83% 6
West Sussex +11 42 £375 +57.89% 10
North East +5 40 £320 +20.75% 9
East Midlands +3 40 £238 -23.38% 14
West Yorkshire -6 38 £290 +5.45% 16
Manchester -11 34 £375 +25.00% 12
Reading -13 33 £288 -23.33% 8
Hertfordshire -14 33 £425 +34.92% 10
Birmingham +2 31 £350 +24.44% 7
Wales -1 30 £280 -14.50% 11
Leeds -3 27 £290 +2.65% 11
Gloucestershire -21 27 £325 +18.18% 4
Tyne and Wear -4 26 £339 - 7
Cambridgeshire -17 23 £148 -41.00% 4
Merseyside +14 22 £260 +73.33% 5

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3400 (100.00%) Windows
2 1859 (54.68%) Active Directory
3 1842 (54.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1567 (46.09%) VMware
5 1510 (44.41%) Microsoft
6 1157 (34.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1006 (29.59%) MS Exchange
8 930 (27.35%) Citrix
9 836 (24.59%) Windows 7
10 829 (24.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 712 (20.94%) DNS
12 629 (18.50%) SQL
13 618 (18.18%) ITIL
14 607 (17.85%) SQL Server
15 589 (17.32%) HP
16 586 (17.24%) Security Cleared
17 554 (16.29%) Exchange Server 2010
18 541 (15.91%) DHCP
19 527 (15.50%) SAN
20 519 (15.26%) Microsoft Certification
21 516 (15.18%) Windows XP
22 491 (14.44%) Cisco
23 487 (14.32%) MS Excel
24 483 (14.21%) MS Office
25 464 (13.65%) Firewall
25 464 (13.65%) SCCM
26 432 (12.71%) Hyper-V
27 418 (12.29%) PowerShell
28 408 (12.00%) SC Cleared
28 408 (12.00%) XenApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1006 (29.59%) MS Exchange
2 554 (16.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 351 (10.32%) IIS
4 341 (10.03%) SharePoint
4 341 (10.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 283 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 174 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 172 (5.06%) Lync
8 122 (3.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 70 (2.06%) Apache
10 69 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 60 (1.76%) IBM Notes
12 51 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
13 49 (1.44%) Tomcat
14 43 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 37 (1.09%) WebSphere
16 30 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
17 29 (0.85%) WebLogic
18 28 (0.82%) Lotus Domino
18 28 (0.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 487 (14.32%) MS Excel
2 483 (14.21%) MS Office
3 34 (1.00%) MS Project
4 24 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
7 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.059%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.059%) InDesign
9 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.029%) SPSS
9 1 (0.029%) CATIA
9 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.029%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.029%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 24 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.41%) assyst
5 8 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
6 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.12%) ENOVIA
7 4 (0.12%) Maximo
8 3 (0.088%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.059%) Summit
9 2 (0.059%) Agresso
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.059%) ReMetrica
10 1 (0.029%) Sage 300 ERP
10 1 (0.029%) Eikon
10 1 (0.029%) BPCS
10 1 (0.029%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 136 (4.00%) Office 365
2 77 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.38%) Google Apps
5 10 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.26%) SaaS
7 6 (0.18%) IaaS
7 6 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.15%) PaaS
9 4 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.088%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.088%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.029%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 712 (20.94%) DNS
2 541 (15.91%) DHCP
3 527 (15.50%) SAN
4 464 (13.65%) Firewall
5 403 (11.85%) TCP/IP
6 357 (10.50%) LAN
7 333 (9.79%) WAN
8 163 (4.79%) VPN
9 133 (3.91%) NAS
10 127 (3.74%) VoIP
11 116 (3.41%) VLAN
12 115 (3.38%) Internet
13 81 (2.38%) NetScaler
14 76 (2.24%) SSL
15 74 (2.18%) Wireless
16 72 (2.12%) MPLS
17 61 (1.79%) LDAP
18 57 (1.68%) Network Security
19 43 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
20 42 (1.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 607 (17.85%) SQL Server
2 257 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 114 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 103 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 68 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 59 (1.74%) MySQL
8 52 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 40 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 37 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 36 (1.06%) Relational Database
12 25 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (0.71%) RDBMS
14 23 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
15 20 (0.59%) MongoDB
16 19 (0.56%) MS Access
17 14 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
18 11 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
19 9 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (1.91%) MSI
2 54 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (0.91%) JIRA
4 30 (0.88%) TeamCity
5 25 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 25 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 24 (0.71%) Subversion
7 16 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
7 16 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 15 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.41%) WinRunner
9 14 (0.41%) TestDirector
10 12 (0.35%) StarTeam
11 9 (0.26%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.21%) FinalBuilder
12 7 (0.21%) NUnit
13 6 (0.18%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.18%) GCC
14 5 (0.15%) MSBuild
14 5 (0.15%) Mercurial
General
1 395 (11.62%) Finance
2 159 (4.68%) Banking
3 126 (3.71%) Telecoms
4 60 (1.76%) Law
5 46 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 44 (1.29%) Legal
7 42 (1.24%) Advertising
8 38 (1.12%) Retail
9 30 (0.88%) Publishing
10 24 (0.71%) Back Office
10 24 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.56%) Marketing
12 18 (0.53%) Local Government
12 18 (0.53%) Billing
13 17 (0.50%) Military
14 15 (0.44%) Front Office
15 13 (0.38%) Games
16 9 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 569 (16.74%) Analyst
2 398 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 363 (10.68%) Support Engineer
4 302 (8.88%) Support Analyst
5 245 (7.21%) 3rd Line Support
6 228 (6.71%) Administrator
7 211 (6.21%) Server Engineer
8 205 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 194 (5.71%) Consultant
10 149 (4.38%) Desktop Support
11 136 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
12 134 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
13 122 (3.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 121 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
15 116 (3.41%) Architect
16 98 (2.88%) IT Support
17 96 (2.82%) Developer
18 91 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 77 (2.26%) Applications Support
19 77 (2.26%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (6.29%) .NET
2 85 (2.50%) HTML
3 71 (2.09%) Web Services
4 69 (2.03%) ASP.NET
5 55 (1.62%) CSS
6 47 (1.38%) Application Packaging
7 45 (1.32%) Middleware
8 37 (1.09%) XML
9 36 (1.06%) jQuery
10 35 (1.03%) .NET Framework
11 33 (0.97%) WCF
12 29 (0.85%) SOAP
13 26 (0.76%) JSP
14 19 (0.56%) REST
14 19 (0.56%) Ajax
15 18 (0.53%) JSON
15 18 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
16 16 (0.47%) X-Windows
17 13 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (0.38%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 288 (8.47%) Clustering
2 215 (6.32%) Blackberry
3 181 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (3.03%) Replication
5 75 (2.21%) Thin Client
5 75 (2.21%) Fat Client
6 52 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 41 (1.21%) PKI
8 37 (1.09%) iPad
9 35 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 32 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
11 30 (0.88%) Open Source
11 30 (0.88%) PDA
12 27 (0.79%) NHS
12 27 (0.79%) iPhone
12 27 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
13 24 (0.71%) IVR
14 23 (0.68%) Computer Science
15 19 (0.56%) FMCG
16 17 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3400 (100.00%) Windows
2 1842 (54.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 1157 (34.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 836 (24.59%) Windows 7
5 516 (15.18%) Windows XP
6 406 (11.94%) Linux
7 215 (6.32%) UNIX
8 206 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 168 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 103 (3.03%) Windows Vista
11 96 (2.82%) Windows 2000
12 74 (2.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 52 (1.53%) Solaris
14 48 (1.41%) AIX
15 37 (1.09%) CentOS
16 33 (0.97%) Mac OS X
17 26 (0.76%) Android
18 24 (0.71%) Windows NT
19 21 (0.62%) SUSE
20 20 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (18.18%) ITIL
2 375 (11.03%) Migration
3 175 (5.15%) Change Management
4 153 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 151 (4.44%) Service Delivery
6 143 (4.21%) Service Management
7 115 (3.38%) Project Management
8 114 (3.35%) Incident Management
9 112 (3.29%) Configuration Management
10 96 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
11 95 (2.79%) Problem Management
12 83 (2.44%) Load Balancing
13 76 (2.24%) DevOps
14 67 (1.97%) Performance Monitoring
15 58 (1.71%) Validation
16 57 (1.68%) Business Continuity
16 57 (1.68%) Time Management
17 55 (1.62%) Capacity Planning
17 55 (1.62%) Root Cause Analysis
17 55 (1.62%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 629 (18.50%) SQL
2 418 (12.29%) PowerShell
3 115 (3.38%) Java
4 108 (3.18%) VBScript
5 107 (3.15%) VB
6 106 (3.12%) C#
7 104 (3.06%) JavaScript
8 62 (1.82%) Perl
9 59 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 57 (1.68%) C
11 49 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 47 (1.38%) Python
13 34 (1.00%) PHP
14 32 (0.94%) Korn
15 30 (0.88%) Bash Shell
16 18 (0.53%) Ruby
16 18 (0.53%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.53%) C++
17 14 (0.41%) VBA
17 14 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 586 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 519 (15.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 408 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 354 (10.41%) MCSE
5 165 (4.85%) DV Cleared
6 162 (4.76%) MCITP
7 134 (3.94%) MCP
8 112 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
9 101 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 97 (2.85%) CCNA
11 83 (2.44%) MCSA
12 82 (2.41%) Degree
13 68 (2.00%) MCTS
14 47 (1.38%) CCNP
15 44 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
16 35 (1.03%) ISTQB
17 34 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
18 33 (0.97%) CCA
19 21 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 18 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (5.32%) SLA
2 60 (1.76%) QA
3 21 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 12 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.21%) COBIT
9 2 (0.059%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1859 (54.68%) Active Directory
2 829 (24.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 432 (12.71%) Hyper-V
4 408 (12.00%) XenApp
5 406 (11.94%) vSphere
6 221 (6.50%) VMware ESX
7 148 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 120 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
9 112 (3.29%) XenServer
10 89 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 87 (2.56%) Terminal Services
12 49 (1.44%) VMware Server
13 47 (1.38%) vCloud
14 46 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 44 (1.29%) Xen
16 37 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 37 (1.09%) ISA Server
17 34 (1.00%) DFS Replication
17 34 (1.00%) NFS
18 20 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 464 (13.65%) SCCM
2 235 (6.91%) SCOM
3 118 (3.47%) Backup Exec
4 112 (3.29%) NetBackup
5 88 (2.59%) WSUS
6 67 (1.97%) HP SIM
7 55 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 55 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
8 54 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 44 (1.29%) Puppet
10 43 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 35 (1.03%) ARCserve
12 34 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
13 33 (0.97%) SCVMM
14 31 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 27 (0.79%) Nagios
15 27 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
16 25 (0.74%) BladeLogic
17 24 (0.71%) Control-M
17 24 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1567 (46.09%) VMware
2 1510 (44.41%) Microsoft
3 930 (27.35%) Citrix
4 589 (17.32%) HP
5 491 (14.44%) Cisco
6 222 (6.53%) Oracle
7 216 (6.35%) NetApp
8 191 (5.62%) Red Hat
9 180 (5.29%) Symantec
10 160 (4.71%) Dell
11 156 (4.59%) EMC
12 141 (4.15%) McAfee
13 129 (3.79%) IBM
14 85 (2.50%) Juniper
15 82 (2.41%) CheckPoint
16 78 (2.29%) Sophos
17 75 (2.21%) 3PAR
18 68 (2.00%) Altiris
19 66 (1.94%) Remedy
20 63 (1.85%) Lotus
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