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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 59 55 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1730 1780 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.96% 3.39% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.18% 14.74% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 920 768
Average daily rate
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£323 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 179 156
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.45 £36.60 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%

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
13128 12078 11405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.49% 23.03% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7725 6736 5990
Average daily rate £355 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1078 1087
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
England -6 1609 £325 - 584
London -14 574 £350 - 181
South East +3 448 £305 -2.40% 153
City of London +5 159 £330 -12.00% 62
Hampshire +25 144 £305 -4.68% 32
North West -2 116 £300 +11.11% 41
East of England -18 110 £275 +7.31% 26
South West -9 105 £325 +14.03% 77
Berkshire -13 96 £300 -29.41% 31
West Midlands +2 89 £303 +0.83% 37
Yorkshire +4 75 £290 +7.40% 51
Scotland -19 73 £295 -9.23% 17
West Yorkshire +13 52 £280 +1.81% 32
Buckinghamshire +5 52 £228 +30.00% 20
North East -2 50 £305 +52.50% 6
West Sussex +25 44 £350 +44.32% 19
Hook +13 44 £315 -16.00% 2
Milton Keynes 0 44 £230 +33.33% 10
Surrey -32 43 £238 -20.83% 35
Gloucestershire -1 40 £328 +19.09% 14
Cambridgeshire +12 38 £190 -18.71% 3
Cheshire -3 38 £309 +37.22% 9
East Midlands -15 38 £254 -12.50% 13
Reading -22 38 £300 -29.41% 21
Leeds +11 35 £280 +0.90% 20
Tyne and Wear -13 32 £320 +28.00% 3
Wales -14 29 £273 +9.00% 15
Kent +10 28 £400 -11.11% 6
Birmingham -3 28 £350 +16.66% 17
Manchester -4 28 £300 -14.28% 21

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3513 (100.00%) Windows
2 1935 (55.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1907 (54.28%) Active Directory
4 1612 (45.89%) VMware
5 1555 (44.26%) Microsoft
6 1072 (30.52%) MS Exchange
7 1042 (29.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 986 (28.07%) Citrix
9 923 (26.27%) Windows 7
10 812 (23.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 725 (20.64%) DNS
12 662 (18.84%) SQL Server
13 635 (18.08%) ITIL
14 623 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2010
15 602 (17.14%) SQL
16 588 (16.74%) Windows XP
17 582 (16.57%) Security Cleared
18 581 (16.54%) HP
19 580 (16.51%) SAN
20 531 (15.12%) Microsoft Certification
21 530 (15.09%) DHCP
22 508 (14.46%) Cisco
23 507 (14.43%) MS Excel
24 501 (14.26%) MS Office
25 491 (13.98%) SCCM
26 474 (13.49%) XenApp
27 446 (12.70%) Firewall
28 445 (12.67%) TCP/IP
29 423 (12.04%) PowerShell
30 418 (11.90%) SC Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1072 (30.52%) MS Exchange
2 623 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 384 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 373 (10.62%) SharePoint
5 358 (10.19%) IIS
6 330 (9.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 177 (5.04%) Lync
8 168 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 118 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 95 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 63 (1.79%) Apache
12 59 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 44 (1.25%) Tomcat
14 41 (1.17%) IBM Notes
15 33 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
16 32 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
17 25 (0.71%) JBoss
18 23 (0.65%) WebSphere
19 22 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
19 22 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 507 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 501 (14.26%) MS Office
3 39 (1.11%) MS Project
4 16 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.085%) InDesign
8 3 (0.085%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.057%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.028%) CATIA
10 1 (0.028%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.028%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 40 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.51%) assyst
3 17 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
7 4 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 4 (0.11%) ENOVIA
8 3 (0.085%) ReMetrica
9 2 (0.057%) Cognos Planning
9 2 (0.057%) Maximo
9 2 (0.057%) Agresso
9 2 (0.057%) Summit
10 1 (0.028%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.028%) BPCS
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.028%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.028%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 130 (3.70%) Office 365
2 68 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.46%) IaaS
5 13 (0.37%) Google Apps
6 10 (0.28%) SaaS
7 9 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.14%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.11%) PaaS
12 2 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 725 (20.64%) DNS
2 580 (16.51%) SAN
3 530 (15.09%) DHCP
4 446 (12.70%) Firewall
5 445 (12.67%) TCP/IP
6 356 (10.13%) LAN
7 336 (9.56%) WAN
8 159 (4.53%) VPN
9 130 (3.70%) NAS
10 127 (3.62%) Internet
11 123 (3.50%) VoIP
12 97 (2.76%) VLAN
13 96 (2.73%) Wireless
14 76 (2.16%) LDAP
15 75 (2.13%) NetScaler
16 74 (2.11%) MPLS
17 69 (1.96%) SSL
18 64 (1.82%) Network Security
19 44 (1.25%) HTTPS
20 42 (1.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 287 (8.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 119 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 110 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 76 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
8 54 (1.54%) MySQL
8 54 (1.54%) Oracle Database
9 35 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 34 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (0.65%) Relational Database
13 22 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (0.40%) MongoDB
16 12 (0.34%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.31%) MS Access
17 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 9 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 49 (1.39%) MSI
2 45 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 30 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 29 (0.83%) Subversion
6 26 (0.74%) JIRA
6 26 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 20 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
8 16 (0.46%) NUnit
9 15 (0.43%) LoadRunner
9 15 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 12 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 12 (0.34%) MSBuild
11 8 (0.23%) Mercurial
11 8 (0.23%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.20%) FinalBuilder
12 7 (0.20%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.20%) CruiseControl
13 6 (0.17%) ClearQuest
13 6 (0.17%) GCC
General
1 418 (11.90%) Finance
2 179 (5.10%) Banking
3 105 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 54 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 51 (1.45%) Law
6 45 (1.28%) Advertising
6 45 (1.28%) Retail
7 41 (1.17%) Legal
8 39 (1.11%) Publishing
9 24 (0.68%) Back Office
10 23 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.63%) Marketing
12 20 (0.57%) Military
12 20 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.43%) Front Office
14 13 (0.37%) Local Government
15 7 (0.20%) Games
16 6 (0.17%) Automotive
16 6 (0.17%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 590 (16.79%) Analyst
2 381 (10.85%) Support Engineer
3 367 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 313 (8.91%) Support Analyst
5 254 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 232 (6.60%) Administrator
7 212 (6.03%) Server Engineer
8 206 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
9 197 (5.61%) Consultant
10 153 (4.36%) Desktop Support
11 140 (3.99%) Wintel Engineer
12 136 (3.87%) Architect
13 134 (3.81%) Systems Administrator
14 127 (3.62%) Developer
15 112 (3.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 102 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 99 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
18 91 (2.59%) IT Support
19 79 (2.25%) Desktop Engineer
20 74 (2.11%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (7.26%) .NET
2 108 (3.07%) HTML
3 107 (3.05%) ASP.NET
4 71 (2.02%) CSS
5 66 (1.88%) Web Services
6 51 (1.45%) JSP
7 47 (1.34%) Application Packaging
8 45 (1.28%) .NET Framework
9 40 (1.14%) WCF
9 40 (1.14%) XML
10 39 (1.11%) Middleware
11 38 (1.08%) jQuery
12 27 (0.77%) Ajax
13 26 (0.74%) SOAP
14 22 (0.63%) JSON
15 18 (0.51%) REST
16 17 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (0.40%) MSMQ
18 12 (0.34%) HTML5
18 12 (0.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 295 (8.40%) Clustering
2 219 (6.23%) Blackberry
3 190 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (2.73%) Replication
5 81 (2.31%) Thin Client
5 81 (2.31%) Fat Client
6 63 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 57 (1.62%) PKI
8 44 (1.25%) iPad
9 36 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
10 35 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 33 (0.94%) iPhone
12 30 (0.85%) NHS
13 25 (0.71%) PDA
14 22 (0.63%) Open Source
15 21 (0.60%) EqualLogic
15 21 (0.60%) Computer Science
16 18 (0.51%) CLARiiON
17 17 (0.48%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 3513 (100.00%) Windows
2 1935 (55.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1042 (29.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 923 (26.27%) Windows 7
5 588 (16.74%) Windows XP
6 408 (11.61%) Linux
7 242 (6.89%) UNIX
8 202 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 165 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 121 (3.44%) Windows 2000
11 99 (2.82%) Windows Vista
12 76 (2.16%) Solaris
13 71 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
14 46 (1.31%) CentOS
15 44 (1.25%) AIX
16 31 (0.88%) Mac OS X
16 31 (0.88%) Ubuntu
17 22 (0.63%) Windows NT
18 20 (0.57%) SUSE
18 20 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (18.08%) ITIL
2 366 (10.42%) Migration
3 172 (4.90%) Change Management
4 157 (4.47%) Service Management
5 150 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 137 (3.90%) Service Delivery
7 133 (3.79%) Project Management
8 117 (3.33%) Incident Management
9 99 (2.82%) Problem Management
10 95 (2.70%) Configuration Management
11 90 (2.56%) Load Balancing
12 89 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
13 75 (2.13%) Workflow
14 72 (2.05%) Root Cause Analysis
15 71 (2.02%) Validation
16 64 (1.82%) PRINCE2
16 64 (1.82%) Mentoring
17 63 (1.79%) Business Continuity
18 59 (1.68%) Performance Monitoring
19 56 (1.59%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 602 (17.14%) SQL
2 423 (12.04%) PowerShell
3 120 (3.42%) VBScript
3 120 (3.42%) JavaScript
4 117 (3.33%) C#
5 115 (3.27%) VB
6 113 (3.22%) Java
7 75 (2.13%) Perl
8 67 (1.91%) C
8 67 (1.91%) T-SQL
9 51 (1.45%) Python
10 49 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 27 (0.77%) Korn
12 24 (0.68%) PHP
13 20 (0.57%) VBA
14 19 (0.54%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.46%) PL/SQL
15 16 (0.46%) C++
15 16 (0.46%) VB.NET
16 12 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 582 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 531 (15.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 418 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 347 (9.88%) MCSE
5 172 (4.90%) MCITP
6 150 (4.27%) DV Cleared
7 137 (3.90%) MCP
8 116 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
9 102 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 100 (2.85%) CCNA
11 92 (2.62%) Degree
12 76 (2.16%) MCTS
13 75 (2.13%) MCSA
14 53 (1.51%) CCNP
15 47 (1.34%) ISTQB
16 42 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
17 41 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 31 (0.88%) CCA
18 31 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (0.68%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (4.41%) SLA
2 49 (1.39%) QA
3 26 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 25 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 12 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.057%) COBIT
8 2 (0.057%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.028%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1907 (54.28%) Active Directory
2 812 (23.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 474 (13.49%) XenApp
4 395 (11.24%) Hyper-V
5 393 (11.19%) vSphere
6 232 (6.60%) VMware ESX
7 160 (4.55%) XenDesktop
8 131 (3.73%) XenServer
9 124 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
10 81 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 79 (2.25%) Terminal Services
12 69 (1.96%) VMware Server
13 53 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 41 (1.17%) Xen
15 40 (1.14%) ISA Server
16 34 (0.97%) vCloud
17 31 (0.88%) NFS
17 31 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 28 (0.80%) DFS Replication
19 27 (0.77%) UAG
Systems Management
1 491 (13.98%) SCCM
2 226 (6.43%) SCOM
3 152 (4.33%) Backup Exec
4 114 (3.25%) NetBackup
5 109 (3.10%) WSUS
6 68 (1.94%) HP SIM
7 53 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
8 49 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 48 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
10 46 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 39 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 36 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 34 (0.97%) ARCserve
14 30 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 28 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 27 (0.77%) SCVMM
17 26 (0.74%) Puppet
18 25 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
18 25 (0.71%) Tivoli
19 24 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1612 (45.89%) VMware
2 1555 (44.26%) Microsoft
3 986 (28.07%) Citrix
4 581 (16.54%) HP
5 508 (14.46%) Cisco
6 226 (6.43%) Symantec
7 215 (6.12%) Oracle
8 195 (5.55%) NetApp
9 177 (5.04%) Red Hat
10 169 (4.81%) EMC
11 160 (4.55%) Dell
12 122 (3.47%) IBM
13 110 (3.13%) McAfee
14 90 (2.56%) Juniper
15 86 (2.45%) CheckPoint
16 71 (2.02%) 3PAR
17 70 (1.99%) Remedy
18 69 (1.96%) Sophos
18 69 (1.96%) Altiris
19 64 (1.82%) SolarWinds
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £275 to £310 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £390 - £400 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £304.69 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £85 - £110 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £295 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 15 hours ago
Abergavenny, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £20.00 per hour + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Consult Solutions
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
County Durham
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £259 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday