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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
Rank 149 109 64
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 765 1084 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 2.08% 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.20% 9.71% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 605 836
Median daily rate £340 £325 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 85 148
Median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
9332 11162 11778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.57% 21.45% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5988 6803 6837
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 742 906
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 695 £340 +4.61% 275
London -57 220 £375 - 95
South East -22 213 £345 +11.29% 61
Hampshire +6 86 £340 +9.50% 12
South West -9 46 £265 -11.66% 15
West Midlands +23 43 £275 -13.38% 24
East of England -22 42 £310 - 15
Scotland -20 41 £400 +30.08% 14
City of London -30 41 £401 +0.18% 21
Buckinghamshire +28 38 £345 +46.80% 11
North West +4 38 £325 - 33
North East +9 33 £290 +3.57% 8
East Midlands -3 33 £204 -18.50% 9
Milton Keynes +34 32 £345 +25.45% 3
Surrey -24 31 £355 +7.57% 10
Tyne and Wear +19 29 £290 -10.76% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 27 £290 -10.76% 8
Yorkshire +5 27 £321 +11.73% 14
Hook +7 23 £320 +3.22% 2
Berkshire -26 23 £350 +38.61% 9
Manchester +10 20 £325 - 20
Derbyshire +7 19 £136 - 1
Cambridgeshire +9 17 £600 +135.29% 3
Bristol +6 16 £500 +90.47% 3
Birmingham +2 16 £118 -63.84% 1
Edinburgh +2 16 £413 +42.24% 7
West Yorkshire +18 15 £375 +33.92% 12
Derby +11 14 £143 - 1
Winchester +9 14 £450 +52.54%
Gloucestershire +8 14 £120 -58.62% 4

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 1811 (100.00%) Windows
2 1294 (71.45%) Windows Server
3 1136 (62.73%) Active Directory
4 1119 (61.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 901 (49.75%) Microsoft
6 871 (48.09%) VMware
7 643 (35.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 523 (28.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 469 (25.90%) Windows 7
10 461 (25.46%) MS Exchange
11 445 (24.57%) DNS
12 442 (24.41%) PowerShell
13 429 (23.69%) Citrix
14 383 (21.15%) Security Cleared
15 373 (20.60%) SQL Server
16 366 (20.21%) SQL
17 335 (18.50%) ITIL
18 317 (17.50%) Linux
19 312 (17.23%) Exchange Server 2010
20 310 (17.12%) DHCP
21 309 (17.06%) SCCM
22 297 (16.40%) Hyper-V
23 290 (16.01%) Firewall
24 285 (15.74%) MS Excel
25 274 (15.13%) Microsoft Certification
26 258 (14.25%) SC Cleared
27 257 (14.19%) HP
27 257 (14.19%) Office 365
28 251 (13.86%) Finance
29 248 (13.69%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 461 (25.46%) MS Exchange
2 312 (17.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 189 (10.44%) IIS
4 169 (9.33%) Skype for Business
5 163 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 162 (8.95%) SharePoint
7 109 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 47 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 34 (1.88%) OpenStack
10 33 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 31 (1.71%) Apache
12 28 (1.55%) WebLogic
13 26 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
14 24 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.66%) Tomcat
17 10 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.50%) CMS
18 9 (0.50%) IBM Notes
18 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 285 (15.74%) MS Excel
2 201 (11.10%) MS Office
3 20 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.22%) MS Project
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.055%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.39%) Demantra
4 7 (0.39%) SnowdropKCS
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.22%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.11%) assyst
7 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.055%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.055%) Orchard Housing
8 1 (0.055%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.055%) Postilion
8 1 (0.055%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.055%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 257 (14.19%) Office 365
2 174 (9.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (2.37%) SaaS
5 35 (1.93%) IaaS
6 29 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (0.66%) PaaS
8 9 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.39%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.33%) GitHub
11 5 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.22%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.17%) G Suite
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
15 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.055%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.055%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 445 (24.57%) DNS
2 310 (17.12%) DHCP
3 290 (16.01%) Firewall
4 225 (12.42%) SAN
5 191 (10.55%) TCP/IP
6 130 (7.18%) LAN
7 123 (6.79%) WAN
8 105 (5.80%) VPN
9 98 (5.41%) Skype
10 73 (4.03%) Internet
11 71 (3.92%) NetScaler
12 61 (3.37%) NAS
13 56 (3.09%) VoIP
14 52 (2.87%) Wireless
15 49 (2.71%) VLAN
16 47 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
17 45 (2.48%) SMTP
17 45 (2.48%) SSL
18 38 (2.10%) HTTP
18 38 (2.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (20.60%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 99 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 45 (2.48%) MySQL
5 45 (2.48%) Oracle Database
6 36 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
7 32 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
11 18 (0.99%) Relational Database
11 18 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
12 16 (0.88%) DB2
13 15 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (2.10%) Jenkins
1 38 (2.10%) TeamCity
2 33 (1.82%) MSI
3 32 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
6 18 (0.99%) Git (software)
7 15 (0.83%) StarTeam
8 10 (0.55%) JIRA
9 9 (0.50%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.44%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.39%) Subversion
11 7 (0.39%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.33%) CruiseControl
12 6 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.22%) Grunt
13 4 (0.22%) JDeveloper
14 3 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 251 (13.86%) Finance
2 60 (3.31%) Banking
3 40 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 34 (1.88%) Retail
5 28 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.44%) Law
7 24 (1.33%) Marketing
8 20 (1.10%) Legal
9 19 (1.05%) Back Office
10 17 (0.94%) Local Government
11 13 (0.72%) Games
11 13 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.66%) Advertising
13 11 (0.61%) Electronics
14 10 (0.55%) Publishing
15 8 (0.44%) Military
16 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 225 (12.42%) Support Engineer
2 202 (11.15%) Analyst
3 197 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 154 (8.50%) Windows Engineer
5 113 (6.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 113 (6.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 110 (6.07%) Administrator
7 108 (5.96%) Architect
8 100 (5.52%) Support Analyst
9 99 (5.47%) 3rd Line Support
9 99 (5.47%) Consultant
10 94 (5.19%) Wintel Engineer
11 86 (4.75%) Server Engineer
12 74 (4.09%) IT Support
13 69 (3.81%) Desktop Support
14 68 (3.75%) VMware Engineer
15 67 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 67 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
16 60 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 60 (3.31%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (4.36%) .NET
2 64 (3.53%) XML
3 54 (2.98%) Web Services
4 47 (2.60%) HTML
5 39 (2.15%) ASP.NET
6 37 (2.04%) CSS
7 12 (0.66%) JSON
7 12 (0.66%) Middleware
7 12 (0.66%) Regular Expression
7 12 (0.66%) WCF
8 11 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (0.44%) MSMQ
9 8 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (0.44%) SOAP
9 8 (0.44%) YAML
10 7 (0.39%) J2EE
10 7 (0.39%) MCollective
10 7 (0.39%) Node.js
10 7 (0.39%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.79%) Clustering
2 122 (6.74%) Data Centre
3 77 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 73 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (3.59%) Computer Science
6 57 (3.15%) Fat Client
6 57 (3.15%) Thin Client
7 42 (2.32%) Replication
8 41 (2.26%) PKI
9 39 (2.15%) Client/Server
10 32 (1.77%) Blackberry
11 23 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.21%) NHS
13 17 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (0.83%) Driving Licence
15 12 (0.66%) EMC VNX
15 12 (0.66%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.61%) iSeries
17 10 (0.55%) CMDB
17 10 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1811 (100.00%) Windows
2 1294 (71.45%) Windows Server
3 1119 (61.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 643 (35.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 469 (25.90%) Windows 7
6 317 (17.50%) Linux
7 182 (10.05%) Windows 10
8 127 (7.01%) Windows XP
9 122 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 108 (5.96%) Unix
11 97 (5.36%) Windows 8
12 62 (3.42%) AIX
13 50 (2.76%) Android
14 48 (2.65%) Solaris
15 42 (2.32%) Apple iOS
16 33 (1.82%) Ubuntu
17 32 (1.77%) Mac OS X
18 30 (1.66%) Windows Vista
19 28 (1.55%) HPUX
20 24 (1.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (18.50%) ITIL
2 238 (13.14%) Migration
3 106 (5.85%) Change Management
4 79 (4.36%) DevOps
5 72 (3.98%) Incident Management
6 71 (3.92%) Project Management
7 67 (3.70%) Load Balancing
8 66 (3.64%) Problem Management
8 66 (3.64%) Service Management
9 62 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 61 (3.37%) High Availability
11 60 (3.31%) Configuration Management
12 59 (3.26%) Virtual Environments
13 47 (2.60%) Service Delivery
14 44 (2.43%) Change Control
14 44 (2.43%) Time Management
15 43 (2.37%) Network Management
16 41 (2.26%) Patch Management
16 41 (2.26%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 442 (24.41%) PowerShell
2 366 (20.21%) SQL
3 87 (4.80%) VBScript
4 51 (2.82%) Python
5 47 (2.60%) C#
5 47 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 44 (2.43%) Java
7 38 (2.10%) VB
8 26 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 22 (1.21%) Perl
10 19 (1.05%) PL/SQL
10 19 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 18 (0.99%) C
12 15 (0.83%) PHP
13 14 (0.77%) C++
14 12 (0.66%) VBA
15 11 (0.61%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.50%) REXX
16 9 (0.50%) Tcl
17 8 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 383 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 274 (15.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 258 (14.25%) SC Cleared
4 182 (10.05%) MCSE
5 87 (4.80%) Degree
6 82 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
6 82 (4.53%) MCSA
7 79 (4.36%) MCITP
8 77 (4.25%) DV Cleared
9 75 (4.14%) CCNA
10 51 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 49 (2.71%) MCP
12 37 (2.04%) CCNP
13 36 (1.99%) DBS Check
14 35 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (1.82%) MCTS
16 26 (1.44%) ISTQB
17 17 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
18 16 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
19 15 (0.83%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.48%) SLA
2 27 (1.49%) JSP 440
3 21 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.94%) QA
5 14 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.055%) BS7799
9 1 (0.055%) GPG13
9 1 (0.055%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.055%) RMADS
System Software
1 1136 (62.73%) Active Directory
2 523 (28.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 297 (16.40%) Hyper-V
4 234 (12.92%) XenApp
5 172 (9.50%) vSphere
6 140 (7.73%) XenDesktop
7 130 (7.18%) VMware ESXi
8 129 (7.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 122 (6.74%) VMware ESX
10 48 (2.65%) XenServer
11 42 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
12 30 (1.66%) Firmware
13 23 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
14 22 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
15 21 (1.16%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.77%) Docker
17 13 (0.72%) BitLocker
18 12 (0.66%) UAG
19 11 (0.61%) Terminal Server
20 10 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 309 (17.06%) SCCM
2 117 (6.46%) SCOM
3 73 (4.03%) WSUS
4 60 (3.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 51 (2.82%) Puppet
6 49 (2.71%) Backup Exec
7 48 (2.65%) NetBackup
8 34 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
9 32 (1.77%) Tivoli
10 30 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
11 28 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
11 28 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 27 (1.49%) Ansible
12 27 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 26 (1.44%) Netcool
13 26 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 25 (1.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 24 (1.33%) AirWatch
16 20 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 17 (0.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 901 (49.75%) Microsoft
2 871 (48.09%) VMware
3 429 (23.69%) Citrix
4 257 (14.19%) HP
5 248 (13.69%) Cisco
6 139 (7.68%) Red Hat
7 114 (6.29%) Symantec
8 106 (5.85%) Oracle
9 100 (5.52%) NetApp
10 72 (3.98%) Dell
11 64 (3.53%) IBM
12 62 (3.42%) EMC
13 55 (3.04%) Apple
14 52 (2.87%) AppSense
14 52 (2.87%) Intel Security
15 49 (2.71%) Veritas
16 41 (2.26%) CheckPoint
17 37 (2.04%) SAP
17 37 (2.04%) Veeam
18 34 (1.88%) Splunk
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