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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1594 1588 1558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.86% 2.91% 3.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.99% 13.20% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 816 757
Average daily rate
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£325 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 159 181
Average hourly rate £18.60 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £32.47 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -16.66%

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
12272 12027 10115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.05% 22.08% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6955 6714 5422
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1034 993
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 +1 1449 £325 +4.00% 504
London -10 471 £350 +7.69% 172
South East +2 425 £348 +6.99% 97
Hampshire +6 144 £360 +15.66% 25
City of London -10 114 £340 +4.61% 41
West Midlands -1 106 £300 -4.76% 31
South West +8 103 £290 -3.33% 50
East of England +30 102 £281 +19.68% 39
North West -24 93 £307 +16.82% 54
Scotland -11 92 £300 +9.09% 11
Yorkshire -8 85 £281 -19.64% 37
Berkshire -15 69 £350 +6.06% 22
West Sussex +9 65 £350 +10.23% 5
Surrey +10 51 £363 +13.72% 17
West Yorkshire +8 50 £265 - 23
East Midlands +5 49 £215 -12.24% 20
Hertfordshire +31 42 £375 +97.36% 10
Hook +8 41 £354 -0.96%
Manchester -2 38 £325 - 26
Oxfordshire +7 36 £300 +33.33% 6
Buckinghamshire -22 32 £395 +31.66% 14
Wiltshire +25 31 £358 +19.16% 13
Leeds +4 30 £313 +17.92% 18
Edinburgh -12 30 £300 +74.41% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 25 £238 +2.15% 12
Wales -4 25 £260 +48.57% 10
Glasgow -6 23 £363 +13.72% 3
Birmingham -12 23 £325 +16.07% 11
Reading -18 23 £300 -9.43% 10
Nottinghamshire +5 22 £213 +70.00% 8

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 3141 (100.00%) Windows
2 1800 (57.31%) Active Directory
3 1628 (51.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 1510 (48.07%) VMware
5 1345 (42.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 1342 (42.73%) Microsoft
7 814 (25.92%) MS Exchange
8 791 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 766 (24.39%) Windows 7
10 737 (23.46%) Citrix
11 603 (19.20%) ITIL
12 601 (19.13%) SQL
13 580 (18.47%) SQL Server
14 560 (17.83%) DNS
15 551 (17.54%) Security Cleared
16 500 (15.92%) HP
17 490 (15.60%) SAN
18 489 (15.57%) Cisco
19 469 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
20 468 (14.90%) SCCM
21 439 (13.98%) PowerShell
22 430 (13.69%) DHCP
23 423 (13.47%) Hyper-V
24 419 (13.34%) Firewall
25 408 (12.99%) Migration
26 395 (12.58%) Finance
27 392 (12.48%) MS Excel
28 382 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
29 381 (12.13%) SC Cleared
30 378 (12.03%) MS Office

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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
1 814 (25.92%) MS Exchange
2 469 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 340 (10.82%) IIS
4 273 (8.69%) SharePoint
5 222 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 186 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 156 (4.97%) Lync
8 134 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 100 (3.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 54 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 53 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
12 45 (1.43%) IBM Notes
13 36 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 35 (1.11%) WebSphere
15 29 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
16 28 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
17 27 (0.86%) OpenStack
18 25 (0.80%) WebLogic
19 23 (0.73%) NetWeaver
20 22 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 392 (12.48%) MS Excel
2 378 (12.03%) MS Office
3 36 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.67%) MS Project
5 15 (0.48%) PaintShop Pro
6 9 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.13%) Maya
8 3 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.064%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.064%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.064%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.19%) assyst
4 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.13%) Eikon
6 2 (0.064%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.064%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.064%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.064%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.064%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.064%) Maximo
6 2 (0.064%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.032%) Agresso
7 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.032%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 158 (5.03%) Office 365
2 98 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.48%) IaaS
6 13 (0.41%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.29%) SaaS
8 6 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.16%) Yammer
9 5 (0.16%) PaaS
10 4 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.096%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.096%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.064%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.032%) Symantec.cloud
13 1 (0.032%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.032%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.032%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.032%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 560 (17.83%) DNS
2 490 (15.60%) SAN
3 430 (13.69%) DHCP
4 419 (13.34%) Firewall
5 309 (9.84%) LAN
6 285 (9.07%) WAN
7 283 (9.01%) TCP/IP
8 146 (4.65%) NAS
9 131 (4.17%) VPN
10 108 (3.44%) Internet
11 101 (3.22%) VLAN
12 80 (2.55%) VoIP
13 62 (1.97%) Wireless
14 59 (1.88%) NetScaler
15 49 (1.56%) Network Security
16 48 (1.53%) iSCSI
17 46 (1.46%) SSL
18 43 (1.37%) MPLS
19 42 (1.34%) HTTP
20 39 (1.24%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 580 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 235 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 113 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 104 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 80 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 72 (2.29%) Oracle Database
7 44 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 44 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 39 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
9 38 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 36 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 30 (0.96%) MySQL
13 23 (0.73%) SAP HANA
14 22 (0.70%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.57%) MS Access
16 15 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
17 13 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
18 11 (0.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 74 (2.36%) MSI
2 31 (0.99%) Visual Studio
2 31 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (0.86%) TeamCity
4 22 (0.70%) TestDirector
5 21 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 21 (0.67%) WinRunner
6 18 (0.57%) Subversion
6 18 (0.57%) StarTeam
7 15 (0.48%) Git (software)
8 11 (0.35%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.32%) JIRA
10 9 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.19%) AdminStudio
11 6 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.16%) InstallShield
12 5 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
12 5 (0.16%) CruiseControl
General
1 395 (12.58%) Finance
2 125 (3.98%) Banking
3 91 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 42 (1.34%) Retail
5 39 (1.24%) Law
6 36 (1.15%) Legal
7 30 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 22 (0.70%) Back Office
9 21 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.51%) Billing
12 15 (0.48%) Advertising
13 12 (0.38%) Games
13 12 (0.38%) Local Government
14 11 (0.35%) Publishing
15 8 (0.25%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.25%) Marketing
16 4 (0.13%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.096%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.096%) Military
Job Titles
1 436 (13.88%) Analyst
2 377 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 369 (11.75%) Support Engineer
4 249 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support
5 233 (7.42%) Administrator
6 216 (6.88%) Support Analyst
7 197 (6.27%) Server Engineer
8 195 (6.21%) Consultant
9 189 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 134 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
11 129 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 126 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
13 125 (3.98%) Desktop Support
13 125 (3.98%) Wintel Engineer
14 113 (3.60%) Architect
15 103 (3.28%) IT Support
16 89 (2.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 77 (2.45%) Windows Administrator
18 75 (2.39%) Windows Server Engineer
19 69 (2.20%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (6.65%) .NET
2 71 (2.26%) HTML
3 58 (1.85%) Application Packaging
4 56 (1.78%) XML
5 53 (1.69%) Web Services
6 50 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 33 (1.05%) .NET Framework
8 30 (0.96%) Middleware
9 22 (0.70%) SOAP
10 20 (0.64%) CSS
10 20 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
11 18 (0.57%) jQuery
12 17 (0.54%) SAP Basis
13 15 (0.48%) HTML5
14 13 (0.41%) X-Windows
15 12 (0.38%) JSP
16 11 (0.35%) WCF
17 9 (0.29%) MDX
17 9 (0.29%) J2EE
18 8 (0.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 235 (7.48%) Clustering
2 141 (4.49%) Blackberry
3 135 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (2.04%) Replication
5 53 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 46 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 45 (1.43%) Thin Client
7 45 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 45 (1.43%) Fat Client
8 44 (1.40%) PKI
9 36 (1.15%) NHS
9 36 (1.15%) PDA
10 23 (0.73%) Symmetrix
11 22 (0.70%) Symmetrix DMX
11 22 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
11 22 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (0.67%) Private Cloud
12 21 (0.67%) iPhone
13 16 (0.51%) Open Source
13 16 (0.51%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3141 (100.00%) Windows
2 1628 (51.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 1345 (42.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 766 (24.39%) Windows 7
5 369 (11.75%) Windows XP
6 338 (10.76%) Linux
7 179 (5.70%) Windows 8
8 165 (5.25%) UNIX
9 101 (3.22%) Windows 2000
10 92 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 90 (2.87%) Windows Vista
12 75 (2.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 74 (2.36%) Solaris
14 44 (1.40%) CentOS
15 43 (1.37%) AIX
16 32 (1.02%) Android
17 30 (0.96%) HPUX
17 30 (0.96%) Ubuntu
18 28 (0.89%) Mac OS X
19 26 (0.83%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (19.20%) ITIL
2 408 (12.99%) Migration
3 156 (4.97%) Change Management
4 143 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 133 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 109 (3.47%) Service Delivery
7 104 (3.31%) Service Management
8 98 (3.12%) Project Management
9 88 (2.80%) DevOps
10 86 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
10 86 (2.74%) Incident Management
11 84 (2.67%) Performance Monitoring
12 82 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
13 79 (2.52%) Problem Management
14 66 (2.10%) Capacity Planning
15 59 (1.88%) Load Balancing
16 57 (1.81%) Workflow
17 53 (1.69%) Change Control
18 51 (1.62%) Time Management
19 50 (1.59%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 601 (19.13%) SQL
2 439 (13.98%) PowerShell
3 131 (4.17%) VBScript
4 93 (2.96%) VB
5 86 (2.74%) C#
6 79 (2.52%) JavaScript
7 78 (2.48%) Java
8 64 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 61 (1.94%) Perl
10 52 (1.66%) Python
11 49 (1.56%) T-SQL
12 33 (1.05%) PHP
12 33 (1.05%) C
13 30 (0.96%) Ruby
14 28 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 21 (0.67%) Bash Shell
16 20 (0.64%) Korn
17 15 (0.48%) C++
18 9 (0.29%) X++
19 8 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 551 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 382 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 381 (12.13%) SC Cleared
4 276 (8.79%) MCSE
5 156 (4.97%) DV Cleared
6 142 (4.52%) MCITP
7 119 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
8 102 (3.25%) MCSA
9 101 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 97 (3.09%) CCNA
11 92 (2.93%) MCP
12 90 (2.87%) Degree
13 42 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
14 37 (1.18%) ISTQB
14 37 (1.18%) MCTS
15 35 (1.11%) CCA
15 35 (1.11%) CCNP
16 31 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (0.54%) CCEA
17 17 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (4.81%) SLA
2 50 (1.59%) QA
3 17 (0.54%) JSP 440
4 16 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.064%) GxP
9 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1800 (57.31%) Active Directory
2 791 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 423 (13.47%) Hyper-V
4 370 (11.78%) vSphere
5 292 (9.30%) XenApp
6 205 (6.53%) VMware ESX
7 137 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
8 136 (4.33%) XenDesktop
9 110 (3.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 78 (2.48%) Terminal Services
11 58 (1.85%) vCloud
12 42 (1.34%) XenServer
13 39 (1.24%) ISA Server
14 38 (1.21%) VMware Server
15 34 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 33 (1.05%) Xen
17 32 (1.02%) DFS Replication
18 29 (0.92%) NFS
19 26 (0.83%) UAG
20 21 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 468 (14.90%) SCCM
2 198 (6.30%) SCOM
3 105 (3.34%) WSUS
4 82 (2.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 63 (2.01%) Backup Exec
6 59 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
7 54 (1.72%) NetBackup
8 45 (1.43%) Puppet
9 41 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 29 (0.92%) ARCserve
11 27 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
12 26 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
13 24 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
14 23 (0.73%) HP SIM
14 23 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 22 (0.70%) SCVMM
15 22 (0.70%) Nagios
16 21 (0.67%) Tivoli
17 20 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
17 20 (0.64%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 1510 (48.07%) VMware
2 1342 (42.73%) Microsoft
3 737 (23.46%) Citrix
4 500 (15.92%) HP
5 489 (15.57%) Cisco
6 243 (7.74%) Oracle
7 215 (6.84%) NetApp
8 180 (5.73%) EMC
9 150 (4.78%) McAfee
10 144 (4.58%) Dell
11 135 (4.30%) Red Hat
12 112 (3.57%) Symantec
13 92 (2.93%) IBM
14 75 (2.39%) 3PAR
15 70 (2.23%) CheckPoint
16 65 (2.07%) F5
17 63 (2.01%) AppSense
18 56 (1.78%) Sophos
19 54 (1.72%) Lotus
19 54 (1.72%) Juniper
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months Initially
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Blues Point Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 27 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £90 - £110 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Harrington Starr
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago