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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 59 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1692 1729 1593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.96% 3.28% 2.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.48% 14.34% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 916 811
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 £183 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 160 168
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.65 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +3.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -9.34%

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
12552 12056 11934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.94% 22.88% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7332 6789 6147
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1029 1191
Average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 1 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 1 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 1 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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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 -2 1551 £315 -3.07% 503
London -8 565 £350 - 164
South East -2 386 £301 -5.99% 136
City of London +5 153 £325 -13.33% 57
East of England -3 122 £275 +11.11% 31
Hampshire +13 119 £305 -5.42% 29
South West -10 113 £325 - 46
North West -4 107 £300 +5.50% 38
Scotland +9 97 £300 -8.60% 18
Berkshire -8 94 £325 -23.52% 30
West Midlands 0 92 £280 -6.66% 25
Yorkshire +4 64 £275 +22.22% 40
Cambridgeshire +22 51 £229 -1.61% 11
East Midlands -7 51 £325 +18.18% 21
North East -3 50 £298 +48.75% 1
West Yorkshire +9 47 £275 - 23
Surrey -25 44 £238 -20.83% 32
Buckinghamshire 0 40 £230 +31.42% 15
Cheshire +6 39 £300 +33.33% 13
Gloucestershire +1 39 £330 +26.92% 9
Cambridge +11 37 £233 -0.53% 3
Tyne and Wear -9 34 £326 +30.20%
Leeds +10 33 £275 +22.22% 16
Wiltshire +5 33 £345 -4.82% 8
Edinburgh +4 33 £325 +8.33% 4
Hook +12 32 £305 -18.66%
Milton Keynes -5 32 £275 +57.14% 10
Reading -9 31 £338 -20.58% 16
Kent +9 30 £400 -1.53% 8
Birmingham -5 30 £300 +3.00% 9

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 3446 (100.00%) Windows
2 1944 (56.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 1876 (54.44%) Active Directory
4 1564 (45.39%) VMware
5 1509 (43.79%) Microsoft
6 1047 (30.38%) MS Exchange
7 982 (28.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 980 (28.44%) Citrix
9 928 (26.93%) Windows 7
10 795 (23.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 709 (20.57%) DNS
12 650 (18.86%) SQL Server
13 631 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2010
14 598 (17.35%) ITIL
15 591 (17.15%) HP
16 588 (17.06%) Windows XP
17 571 (16.57%) Security Cleared
18 570 (16.54%) SAN
19 565 (16.40%) SQL
20 510 (14.80%) DHCP
21 503 (14.60%) Cisco
22 501 (14.54%) MS Excel
23 500 (14.51%) Microsoft Certification
24 490 (14.22%) SCCM
25 477 (13.84%) MS Office
26 468 (13.58%) XenApp
27 431 (12.51%) TCP/IP
28 420 (12.19%) PowerShell
29 416 (12.07%) Firewall
30 415 (12.04%) SC Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 1047 (30.38%) MS Exchange
2 631 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 363 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 353 (10.24%) IIS
5 350 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 315 (9.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 152 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 149 (4.32%) Lync
9 113 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 94 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 58 (1.68%) Apache
12 55 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 38 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
14 37 (1.07%) IBM Notes
15 32 (0.93%) Tomcat
15 32 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.61%) CMS
17 17 (0.49%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
17 17 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 501 (14.54%) MS Excel
2 477 (13.84%) MS Office
3 48 (1.39%) MS Project
4 21 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.087%) InDesign
10 2 (0.058%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.058%) CATIA
11 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.029%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.029%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 42 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.52%) assyst
4 14 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
7 4 (0.12%) ENOVIA
7 4 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 3 (0.087%) ReMetrica
9 2 (0.058%) Cognos Planning
9 2 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.058%) Summit
9 2 (0.058%) Maximo
9 2 (0.058%) Agresso
10 1 (0.029%) Sage 300 ERP
10 1 (0.029%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.029%) BPCS
10 1 (0.029%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 116 (3.37%) Office 365
2 72 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.44%) IaaS
5 13 (0.38%) Google Apps
6 12 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.32%) SaaS
8 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.15%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.087%) PaaS
12 2 (0.058%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 709 (20.57%) DNS
2 570 (16.54%) SAN
3 510 (14.80%) DHCP
4 431 (12.51%) TCP/IP
5 416 (12.07%) Firewall
6 332 (9.63%) LAN
7 310 (9.00%) WAN
8 152 (4.41%) VPN
9 118 (3.42%) Internet
10 116 (3.37%) VoIP
11 112 (3.25%) NAS
12 95 (2.76%) Wireless
13 94 (2.73%) VLAN
14 70 (2.03%) NetScaler
15 69 (2.00%) LDAP
15 69 (2.00%) Network Security
16 64 (1.86%) SSL
17 63 (1.83%) MPLS
18 47 (1.36%) HTTPS
19 46 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 650 (18.86%) SQL Server
2 290 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 135 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 113 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 78 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 52 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 51 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 46 (1.33%) MySQL
10 31 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 27 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
14 22 (0.64%) Relational Database
15 17 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (0.41%) MongoDB
17 12 (0.35%) RavenDB
18 11 (0.32%) RDBMS
18 11 (0.32%) MS Access
18 11 (0.32%) DTS
Development Applications
1 44 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 39 (1.13%) MSI
4 38 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 29 (0.84%) TeamCity
5 29 (0.84%) Subversion
6 25 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
7 21 (0.61%) JIRA
8 20 (0.58%) LoadRunner
9 17 (0.49%) NUnit
10 12 (0.35%) Mercurial
10 12 (0.35%) MSBuild
11 11 (0.32%) Artifactory
12 10 (0.29%) Jenkins
13 9 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.23%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.20%) FinalBuilder
15 7 (0.20%) TestDirector
15 7 (0.20%) CruiseControl
16 6 (0.17%) Log4Net
General
1 389 (11.29%) Finance
2 179 (5.19%) Banking
3 86 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 54 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 47 (1.36%) Law
5 47 (1.36%) Retail
6 42 (1.22%) Legal
6 42 (1.22%) Advertising
7 34 (0.99%) Publishing
8 24 (0.70%) Back Office
9 22 (0.64%) Military
10 19 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.55%) Marketing
11 17 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.44%) Front Office
12 15 (0.44%) Local Government
13 7 (0.20%) German Language
14 6 (0.17%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 548 (15.90%) Analyst
2 383 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 359 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 281 (8.15%) Support Analyst
5 242 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 236 (6.85%) Administrator
7 210 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 198 (5.75%) Server Engineer
9 196 (5.69%) Consultant
10 144 (4.18%) Wintel Engineer
10 144 (4.18%) Desktop Support
10 144 (4.18%) Architect
11 133 (3.86%) Developer
12 130 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
13 102 (2.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 102 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 90 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
15 87 (2.52%) IT Support
16 81 (2.35%) Desktop Engineer
17 74 (2.15%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (7.63%) .NET
2 118 (3.42%) ASP.NET
3 104 (3.02%) HTML
4 64 (1.86%) CSS
4 64 (1.86%) Web Services
5 56 (1.63%) JSP
6 48 (1.39%) Application Packaging
6 48 (1.39%) XML
7 47 (1.36%) .NET Framework
8 42 (1.22%) WCF
9 39 (1.13%) Middleware
10 31 (0.90%) jQuery
11 26 (0.75%) JSON
12 25 (0.73%) Ajax
13 23 (0.67%) SOAP
14 18 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (0.49%) REST
16 14 (0.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 13 (0.38%) MSMQ
18 12 (0.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 275 (7.98%) Clustering
2 204 (5.92%) Blackberry
3 173 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (2.58%) Replication
5 82 (2.38%) Thin Client
5 82 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 66 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 53 (1.54%) PKI
8 38 (1.10%) iPad
9 36 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 33 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 30 (0.87%) NHS
12 29 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
13 27 (0.78%) iPhone
14 24 (0.70%) PDA
15 23 (0.67%) Computer Science
16 22 (0.64%) Open Source
17 21 (0.61%) EqualLogic
18 19 (0.55%) CLARiiON
19 18 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3446 (100.00%) Windows
2 1944 (56.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 982 (28.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 928 (26.93%) Windows 7
5 588 (17.06%) Windows XP
6 387 (11.23%) Linux
7 221 (6.41%) UNIX
8 201 (5.83%) Windows 8
9 154 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 140 (4.06%) Windows 2000
11 86 (2.50%) Windows Vista
12 74 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
13 71 (2.06%) Solaris
14 49 (1.42%) CentOS
15 40 (1.16%) AIX
16 31 (0.90%) Ubuntu
17 28 (0.81%) Mac OS X
18 25 (0.73%) Windows NT
19 21 (0.61%) SUSE
19 21 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (17.35%) ITIL
2 353 (10.24%) Migration
3 175 (5.08%) Change Management
4 157 (4.56%) Service Management
5 149 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 128 (3.71%) Project Management
7 126 (3.66%) Service Delivery
8 112 (3.25%) Incident Management
9 101 (2.93%) Problem Management
10 93 (2.70%) Configuration Management
11 91 (2.64%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (2.32%) Load Balancing
13 77 (2.23%) Workflow
14 71 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
15 68 (1.97%) Business Continuity
16 64 (1.86%) PRINCE2
17 62 (1.80%) Test Scripting
18 61 (1.77%) Validation
18 61 (1.77%) Mentoring
19 60 (1.74%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 565 (16.40%) SQL
2 420 (12.19%) PowerShell
3 129 (3.74%) C#
4 128 (3.71%) VBScript
4 128 (3.71%) VB
5 115 (3.34%) JavaScript
6 108 (3.13%) Java
7 74 (2.15%) Perl
8 70 (2.03%) C
9 68 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 50 (1.45%) Python
11 45 (1.31%) Shell Script
12 24 (0.70%) VBA
13 22 (0.64%) C++
13 22 (0.64%) PHP
14 19 (0.55%) Korn
15 15 (0.44%) VB6
16 13 (0.38%) VB.NET
16 13 (0.38%) Ruby
17 12 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 571 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 500 (14.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 415 (12.04%) SC Cleared
4 327 (9.49%) MCSE
5 171 (4.96%) MCITP
6 148 (4.29%) DV Cleared
7 117 (3.40%) MCP
8 107 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
9 102 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 92 (2.67%) Degree
11 90 (2.61%) CCNA
12 81 (2.35%) MCTS
13 80 (2.32%) MCSA
14 52 (1.51%) ISTQB
15 50 (1.45%) CCNP
16 45 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
16 45 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 35 (1.02%) CCA
18 32 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
19 25 (0.73%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (3.80%) SLA
2 45 (1.31%) QA
3 25 (0.73%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.058%) COBIT
7 2 (0.058%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1876 (54.44%) Active Directory
2 795 (23.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 468 (13.58%) XenApp
4 387 (11.23%) Hyper-V
5 385 (11.17%) vSphere
6 237 (6.88%) VMware ESX
7 165 (4.79%) XenDesktop
8 138 (4.00%) XenServer
9 123 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
10 85 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 80 (2.32%) Terminal Services
12 60 (1.74%) VMware Server
13 47 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 37 (1.07%) Xen
15 36 (1.04%) ISA Server
16 31 (0.90%) vCloud
17 30 (0.87%) DFS Replication
18 28 (0.81%) NFS
19 25 (0.73%) NLBS
20 24 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 490 (14.22%) SCCM
2 237 (6.88%) SCOM
3 148 (4.29%) Backup Exec
4 104 (3.02%) NetBackup
5 99 (2.87%) WSUS
6 68 (1.97%) HP SIM
7 55 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
8 54 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
9 47 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 43 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
11 37 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 36 (1.04%) ARCserve
13 35 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 30 (0.87%) SCVMM
15 29 (0.84%) Tivoli
16 28 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
17 27 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 24 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 24 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 22 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1564 (45.39%) VMware
2 1509 (43.79%) Microsoft
3 980 (28.44%) Citrix
4 591 (17.15%) HP
5 503 (14.60%) Cisco
6 213 (6.18%) Oracle
6 213 (6.18%) Symantec
7 184 (5.34%) EMC
8 181 (5.25%) NetApp
9 169 (4.90%) Red Hat
10 159 (4.61%) Dell
11 123 (3.57%) IBM
12 99 (2.87%) McAfee
13 85 (2.47%) Juniper
14 79 (2.29%) CheckPoint
15 78 (2.26%) 3PAR
16 65 (1.89%) Altiris
17 63 (1.83%) Sophos
18 62 (1.80%) Remedy
19 52 (1.51%) Veeam
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Forest Row, East Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £50-55,000 + car + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Computer People
Rate: £225.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 to £14 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £275 to £310 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £409 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £25 - £28.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £32 - £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday