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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 59 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1711 1746 1674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.97% 3.31% 2.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.41% 14.52% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 945 850
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 157 165
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%

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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 1566 £315 -3.07% 510
London -4 572 £350 - 164
South East -1 382 £300 -7.69% 140
City of London -3 152 £325 -11.56% 48
South West -2 131 £325 -2.62% 47
East of England 0 128 £275 +12.24% 26
Hampshire +10 124 £310 -3.12% 27
North West -5 109 £300 - 39
Scotland +5 99 £300 -9.97% 21
Berkshire -3 96 £325 -21.92% 28
West Midlands -9 88 £300 - 32
Yorkshire +3 66 £275 +15.78% 29
Cambridgeshire +25 52 £213 -5.02% 9
East Midlands -12 52 £325 +18.18% 19
West Yorkshire +15 47 £275 - 20
Cheshire +6 41 £285 +26.66% 10
North East 0 41 £276 +38.12% 12
Wiltshire +9 40 £344 -6.77% 7
Gloucestershire +4 40 £330 +15.78% 9
Cambridge +12 38 £233 - 4
Surrey -32 38 £235 -23.26% 34
Leeds +14 36 £275 +157.00% 8
Reading -1 35 £356 -16.17% 13
Hook +14 33 £303 -7.36% 2
Edinburgh +9 33 £325 -18.75% 2
Buckinghamshire -16 32 £175 - 10
Kent +5 30 £400 +10.34% 10
Birmingham -10 29 £300 +4.43% 9
Wales -20 29 £225 -10.00% 18
Tyne and Wear -9 28 £294 +17.50% 8

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3469 (100.00%) Windows
2 1940 (55.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 1874 (54.02%) Active Directory
4 1547 (44.59%) VMware
5 1483 (42.75%) Microsoft
6 1045 (30.12%) MS Exchange
7 989 (28.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 985 (28.39%) Citrix
9 945 (27.24%) Windows 7
10 792 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 699 (20.15%) DNS
12 657 (18.94%) SQL Server
13 623 (17.96%) Exchange Server 2010
14 593 (17.09%) Windows XP
15 592 (17.07%) HP
16 576 (16.60%) ITIL
17 572 (16.49%) SQL
18 563 (16.23%) SAN
19 558 (16.09%) Security Cleared
20 508 (14.64%) SCCM
21 503 (14.50%) DHCP
22 501 (14.44%) Cisco
23 491 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
24 489 (14.10%) MS Excel
24 489 (14.10%) MS Office
25 460 (13.26%) XenApp
26 429 (12.37%) TCP/IP
27 423 (12.19%) PowerShell
28 413 (11.91%) Firewall
29 406 (11.70%) SC Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1045 (30.12%) MS Exchange
2 623 (17.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 377 (10.87%) SharePoint
4 361 (10.41%) IIS
5 352 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 307 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 147 (4.24%) Lync
8 138 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 105 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 103 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
11 55 (1.59%) Apache
11 55 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 40 (1.15%) IBM Notes
13 38 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
14 33 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
15 31 (0.89%) Tomcat
16 25 (0.72%) CMS
17 17 (0.49%) Umbraco
17 17 (0.49%) WebSphere
17 17 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 489 (14.10%) MS Excel
1 489 (14.10%) MS Office
2 43 (1.24%) MS Project
3 19 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.086%) InDesign
9 2 (0.058%) CATIA
9 2 (0.058%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.058%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.029%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.029%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 47 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.49%) assyst
4 13 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.14%) ReMetrica
8 4 (0.12%) ENOVIA
8 4 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 3 (0.086%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.086%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.058%) Agresso
10 2 (0.058%) Maximo
10 2 (0.058%) Cognos Planning
10 2 (0.058%) Summit
10 2 (0.058%) SAP PM
11 1 (0.029%) Sage 300 ERP
11 1 (0.029%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 119 (3.43%) Office 365
2 69 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.40%) IaaS
5 12 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.35%) Google Apps
6 10 (0.29%) SaaS
7 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.14%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.058%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.058%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 699 (20.15%) DNS
2 563 (16.23%) SAN
3 503 (14.50%) DHCP
4 429 (12.37%) TCP/IP
5 413 (11.91%) Firewall
6 331 (9.54%) LAN
7 312 (8.99%) WAN
8 149 (4.30%) VPN
9 122 (3.52%) VoIP
9 122 (3.52%) Internet
10 106 (3.06%) NAS
11 98 (2.83%) Wireless
12 95 (2.74%) VLAN
13 70 (2.02%) LDAP
14 69 (1.99%) NetScaler
14 69 (1.99%) Network Security
15 66 (1.90%) SSL
16 57 (1.64%) MPLS
17 49 (1.41%) HTTPS
18 47 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 657 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 298 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 145 (4.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 106 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 78 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 58 (1.67%) Oracle Database
7 52 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (1.35%) MySQL
9 32 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 27 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
11 25 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
13 17 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (0.49%) Relational Database
14 15 (0.43%) RavenDB
15 12 (0.35%) DTS
15 12 (0.35%) MongoDB
16 11 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (1.21%) MSI
3 41 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 39 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 33 (0.95%) TeamCity
6 29 (0.84%) Subversion
7 26 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 21 (0.61%) JIRA
8 21 (0.61%) LoadRunner
9 17 (0.49%) NUnit
10 15 (0.43%) Mercurial
11 12 (0.35%) MSBuild
12 11 (0.32%) Artifactory
13 10 (0.29%) Jenkins
14 9 (0.26%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (0.20%) FinalBuilder
15 7 (0.20%) CruiseControl
15 7 (0.20%) TestDirector
16 6 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 380 (10.95%) Finance
2 177 (5.10%) Banking
3 87 (2.51%) Telecoms
4 52 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 49 (1.41%) Retail
6 44 (1.27%) Law
7 42 (1.21%) Legal
8 41 (1.18%) Advertising
9 36 (1.04%) Publishing
10 23 (0.66%) Back Office
11 22 (0.63%) Military
12 21 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.52%) Marketing
13 18 (0.52%) Local Government
14 16 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.43%) Front Office
16 7 (0.20%) German Language
17 6 (0.17%) Automotive
17 6 (0.17%) Games
17 6 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 539 (15.54%) Analyst
2 392 (11.30%) Support Engineer
3 352 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 276 (7.96%) Support Analyst
5 240 (6.92%) Administrator
6 239 (6.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 218 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 200 (5.77%) Consultant
9 186 (5.36%) Server Engineer
10 156 (4.50%) Desktop Support
11 150 (4.32%) Architect
12 145 (4.18%) Wintel Engineer
13 138 (3.98%) Developer
14 129 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
15 104 (3.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 104 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 97 (2.80%) IT Support
17 92 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
18 83 (2.39%) Desktop Engineer
19 75 (2.16%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (7.87%) .NET
2 126 (3.63%) ASP.NET
3 111 (3.20%) HTML
4 67 (1.93%) CSS
5 64 (1.84%) Web Services
6 58 (1.67%) JSP
7 51 (1.47%) XML
8 49 (1.41%) .NET Framework
9 48 (1.38%) Application Packaging
10 41 (1.18%) Middleware
10 41 (1.18%) WCF
11 33 (0.95%) jQuery
12 28 (0.81%) JSON
13 23 (0.66%) Ajax
13 23 (0.66%) SOAP
14 18 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (0.43%) REST
16 13 (0.37%) HTML5
17 12 (0.35%) MSMQ
17 12 (0.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 267 (7.70%) Clustering
2 195 (5.62%) Blackberry
3 160 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (2.59%) Replication
5 75 (2.16%) Fat Client
5 75 (2.16%) Thin Client
6 68 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 54 (1.56%) PKI
8 36 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
9 35 (1.01%) iPad
10 33 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 31 (0.89%) NHS
12 26 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
13 25 (0.72%) iPhone
13 25 (0.72%) PDA
14 24 (0.69%) Computer Science
15 20 (0.58%) EqualLogic
16 19 (0.55%) Open Source
17 18 (0.52%) CLARiiON
17 18 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3469 (100.00%) Windows
2 1940 (55.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 989 (28.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 945 (27.24%) Windows 7
5 593 (17.09%) Windows XP
6 375 (10.81%) Linux
7 224 (6.46%) UNIX
8 215 (6.20%) Windows 8
9 150 (4.32%) Windows 2000
10 145 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 89 (2.57%) Windows Vista
12 74 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
13 73 (2.10%) Solaris
14 45 (1.30%) CentOS
15 44 (1.27%) AIX
16 31 (0.89%) Ubuntu
17 27 (0.78%) Mac OS X
18 24 (0.69%) Windows NT
19 23 (0.66%) SUSE
20 20 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (16.60%) ITIL
2 352 (10.15%) Migration
3 173 (4.99%) Change Management
4 151 (4.35%) Service Management
5 136 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 127 (3.66%) Project Management
7 122 (3.52%) Service Delivery
8 110 (3.17%) Incident Management
9 93 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
10 88 (2.54%) Configuration Management
11 86 (2.48%) Problem Management
12 85 (2.45%) Workflow
13 78 (2.25%) Load Balancing
14 70 (2.02%) Root Cause Analysis
15 62 (1.79%) PRINCE2
15 62 (1.79%) Test Scripting
16 61 (1.76%) Mentoring
17 57 (1.64%) Performance Tuning
17 57 (1.64%) Performance Monitoring
18 56 (1.61%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 572 (16.49%) SQL
2 423 (12.19%) PowerShell
3 133 (3.83%) C#
4 127 (3.66%) VB
5 123 (3.55%) VBScript
6 120 (3.46%) JavaScript
7 106 (3.06%) Java
8 73 (2.10%) C
9 70 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 70 (2.02%) Perl
10 48 (1.38%) Python
11 39 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 23 (0.66%) VBA
12 23 (0.66%) C++
13 21 (0.61%) PHP
14 18 (0.52%) Korn
15 15 (0.43%) VB6
16 13 (0.37%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.37%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 558 (16.09%) Security Cleared
2 491 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 406 (11.70%) SC Cleared
4 318 (9.17%) MCSE
5 168 (4.84%) MCITP
6 144 (4.15%) DV Cleared
7 113 (3.26%) MCP
8 109 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
9 102 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 92 (2.65%) Degree
11 91 (2.62%) CCNA
12 84 (2.42%) MCTS
13 82 (2.36%) MCSA
14 53 (1.53%) ISTQB
15 51 (1.47%) CCNP
16 46 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
16 46 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 37 (1.07%) CCA
18 32 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
19 26 (0.75%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (3.69%) SLA
2 46 (1.33%) QA
3 26 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 25 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.29%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.058%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.058%) COBIT
9 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1874 (54.02%) Active Directory
2 792 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 460 (13.26%) XenApp
4 381 (10.98%) Hyper-V
5 377 (10.87%) vSphere
6 237 (6.83%) VMware ESX
7 165 (4.76%) XenDesktop
8 142 (4.09%) XenServer
9 129 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
10 94 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 83 (2.39%) Terminal Services
12 61 (1.76%) VMware Server
13 40 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 38 (1.10%) ISA Server
15 32 (0.92%) Xen
16 29 (0.84%) NFS
17 28 (0.81%) vCloud
18 27 (0.78%) DFS Replication
19 25 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 23 (0.66%) UAG
Systems Management
1 508 (14.64%) SCCM
2 231 (6.66%) SCOM
3 142 (4.09%) Backup Exec
4 99 (2.85%) NetBackup
5 96 (2.77%) WSUS
6 62 (1.79%) HP SIM
7 58 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
8 50 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 48 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
10 41 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 36 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
12 35 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 34 (0.98%) ARCserve
14 29 (0.84%) SCVMM
14 29 (0.84%) Tivoli
15 27 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 26 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 26 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
17 24 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 23 (0.66%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1547 (44.59%) VMware
2 1483 (42.75%) Microsoft
3 985 (28.39%) Citrix
4 592 (17.07%) HP
5 501 (14.44%) Cisco
6 220 (6.34%) Oracle
7 209 (6.02%) Symantec
8 179 (5.16%) EMC
9 173 (4.99%) NetApp
10 160 (4.61%) Red Hat
11 156 (4.50%) Dell
12 118 (3.40%) IBM
13 87 (2.51%) McAfee
13 87 (2.51%) Juniper
14 80 (2.31%) 3PAR
15 74 (2.13%) CheckPoint
16 65 (1.87%) Altiris
17 61 (1.76%) Remedy
18 52 (1.50%) Sophos
19 47 (1.35%) Veeam
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £20 - £28 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £325 to £400 per day This depends on what shift is worked.
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: From £240 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
CPS Group UK
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £160 - 170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago