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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 58 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1547 1493 1333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.05% 3.07% 2.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.48% 13.64% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 743 579
Average daily rate
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£325 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 151 214
Average hourly rate £19.28 £17.50 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.93 £30.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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
11474 10943 10136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.60% 22.48% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 6045 5373
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 997 1106
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 0 1434 £325 +4.00% 569
London +11 625 £350 +4.47% 228
South East -5 360 £323 +4.03% 120
City of London +14 146 £351 +0.14% 77
Hampshire +10 137 £325 - 36
East of England -15 94 £256 -6.81% 39
West Midlands +24 85 £295 -10.60% 23
Yorkshire +4 75 £275 +18.27% 38
Scotland -17 71 £350 +16.66% 22
Berkshire -23 71 £300 -2.43% 29
North West +9 70 £315 +14.54% 41
Buckinghamshire +1 60 £283 +15.30% 10
South West -48 55 £300 +9.09% 49
Hook +9 49 £323 +8.54%
Milton Keynes +16 43 £315 +5.00% 8
East Midlands +11 39 £300 -14.28% 23
Hertfordshire -2 39 £400 +26.98% 14
Surrey +2 36 £325 -7.14% 13
West Yorkshire -1 36 £275 -5.17% 29
Reading -6 35 £286 -10.78% 18
Manchester -8 28 £325 +8.33% 17
Birmingham 0 26 £363 +31.81% 4
Leeds +3 25 £250 -9.09% 19
North East +1 24 £310 +4.20% 4
Glasgow -14 23 £413 +61.29% 9
Wiltshire -8 21 £300 -20.00% 7
West Sussex -4 20 £285 +26.66% 15
Edinburgh -7 20 £304 -18.93% 8
Merseyside +8 17 £275 +22.22% 3
Watford +15 16 £425 +209.09% 1

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3277 (100.00%) Windows
2 1797 (54.84%) Active Directory
3 1774 (54.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1543 (47.09%) VMware
5 1477 (45.07%) Microsoft
6 1149 (35.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 933 (28.47%) MS Exchange
8 837 (25.54%) Citrix
8 837 (25.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 805 (24.57%) Windows 7
10 657 (20.05%) DNS
11 617 (18.83%) SQL
12 604 (18.43%) SQL Server
13 586 (17.88%) ITIL
14 567 (17.30%) Security Cleared
15 562 (17.15%) HP
16 509 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010
17 495 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 494 (15.07%) SAN
18 494 (15.07%) DHCP
19 480 (14.65%) MS Excel
20 463 (14.13%) Windows XP
21 454 (13.85%) Cisco
22 444 (13.55%) SCCM
23 439 (13.40%) Firewall
24 435 (13.27%) MS Office
25 423 (12.91%) PowerShell
26 421 (12.85%) Finance
27 409 (12.48%) SC Cleared
28 407 (12.42%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 933 (28.47%) MS Exchange
2 509 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 344 (10.50%) IIS
4 330 (10.07%) SharePoint
5 296 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 255 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 160 (4.88%) Lync
8 159 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 120 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 64 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 58 (1.77%) Apache
12 57 (1.74%) IBM Notes
12 57 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
13 42 (1.28%) WebSphere
14 41 (1.25%) Tomcat
15 37 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
16 36 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
17 28 (0.85%) JBoss
17 28 (0.85%) WebLogic
18 27 (0.82%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 480 (14.65%) MS Excel
2 435 (13.27%) MS Office
3 36 (1.10%) MS Project
4 23 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.21%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.061%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.061%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.061%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.061%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.031%) SPSS
9 1 (0.031%) CATIA
9 1 (0.031%) InDesign
9 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.031%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 24 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
1 24 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.34%) assyst
4 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
5 4 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.12%) Maximo
5 4 (0.12%) ENOVIA
6 3 (0.092%) Cognos Planning
6 3 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.092%) Eikon
7 2 (0.061%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.061%) Agresso
8 1 (0.031%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.031%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.031%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.031%) Summit
8 1 (0.031%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 138 (4.21%) Office 365
2 82 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.37%) IaaS
6 10 (0.31%) SaaS
7 7 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.15%) PaaS
9 3 (0.092%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.061%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.031%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 657 (20.05%) DNS
2 494 (15.07%) SAN
2 494 (15.07%) DHCP
3 439 (13.40%) Firewall
4 391 (11.93%) TCP/IP
5 335 (10.22%) LAN
6 308 (9.40%) WAN
7 154 (4.70%) VPN
8 144 (4.39%) NAS
9 116 (3.54%) Internet
10 113 (3.45%) VoIP
11 107 (3.27%) VLAN
12 84 (2.56%) NetScaler
13 80 (2.44%) SSL
14 65 (1.98%) MPLS
15 58 (1.77%) Wireless
16 53 (1.62%) Network Security
17 47 (1.43%) HTTP
18 46 (1.40%) LDAP
19 45 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (18.43%) SQL Server
2 244 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 115 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 96 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 69 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 66 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 48 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
9 46 (1.40%) MySQL
10 39 (1.19%) Relational Database
11 37 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 26 (0.79%) RDBMS
14 21 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
15 20 (0.61%) MS Access
15 20 (0.61%) MongoDB
16 16 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
17 13 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 67 (2.04%) MSI
2 42 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (1.04%) TeamCity
4 24 (0.73%) JIRA
5 22 (0.67%) Subversion
6 20 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 19 (0.58%) Git (software)
8 18 (0.55%) StarTeam
9 16 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 16 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
10 15 (0.46%) WinRunner
10 15 (0.46%) TestDirector
10 15 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.31%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.18%) FinalBuilder
12 6 (0.18%) GCC
12 6 (0.18%) Selenium
13 5 (0.15%) Maven
14 4 (0.12%) AdminStudio
14 4 (0.12%) Moq
General
1 421 (12.85%) Finance
2 158 (4.82%) Banking
3 122 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 50 (1.53%) Law
5 42 (1.28%) Legal
5 42 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 38 (1.16%) Advertising
7 33 (1.01%) Retail
8 27 (0.82%) Publishing
8 27 (0.82%) Back Office
9 26 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 25 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.52%) Local Government
11 17 (0.52%) Billing
12 16 (0.49%) Marketing
13 13 (0.40%) Military
14 11 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.31%) Games
16 6 (0.18%) Automotive
16 6 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 515 (15.72%) Analyst
2 387 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 347 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 284 (8.67%) Support Analyst
5 242 (7.38%) Administrator
6 241 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 203 (6.19%) Consultant
8 191 (5.83%) Server Engineer
9 186 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
10 147 (4.49%) Desktop Support
11 136 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
12 135 (4.12%) Wintel Engineer
13 120 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
14 101 (3.08%) IT Support
15 100 (3.05%) Architect
16 99 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 97 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 82 (2.50%) Developer
19 77 (2.35%) Desktop Engineer
20 69 (2.11%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (6.50%) .NET
2 83 (2.53%) HTML
3 60 (1.83%) Web Services
4 58 (1.77%) ASP.NET
5 53 (1.62%) Application Packaging
6 48 (1.46%) CSS
7 40 (1.22%) XML
8 38 (1.16%) Middleware
9 36 (1.10%) SOAP
10 34 (1.04%) jQuery
11 31 (0.95%) .NET Framework
12 23 (0.70%) JSP
13 19 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
13 19 (0.58%) Ajax
14 16 (0.49%) X-Windows
15 15 (0.46%) JSON
15 15 (0.46%) WCF
15 15 (0.46%) REST
16 13 (0.40%) Apache Camel
17 12 (0.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 280 (8.54%) Clustering
2 193 (5.89%) Blackberry
3 172 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (3.20%) Replication
5 59 (1.80%) Thin Client
5 59 (1.80%) Fat Client
6 47 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.13%) PKI
8 32 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 30 (0.92%) PDA
10 28 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 28 (0.85%) Open Source
10 28 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
11 27 (0.82%) iPad
12 26 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
13 25 (0.76%) iPhone
13 25 (0.76%) NHS
14 24 (0.73%) IVR
15 21 (0.64%) FMCG
16 17 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3277 (100.00%) Windows
2 1774 (54.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1149 (35.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 805 (24.57%) Windows 7
5 463 (14.13%) Windows XP
6 395 (12.05%) Linux
7 207 (6.32%) UNIX
8 180 (5.49%) Windows 8
9 148 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 96 (2.93%) Windows Vista
11 95 (2.90%) Windows 2000
12 71 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 61 (1.86%) Solaris
14 47 (1.43%) AIX
15 33 (1.01%) CentOS
16 30 (0.92%) Windows NT
17 28 (0.85%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.64%) Android
19 18 (0.55%) Ubuntu
19 18 (0.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (17.88%) ITIL
2 366 (11.17%) Migration
3 187 (5.71%) Change Management
4 164 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 144 (4.39%) Configuration Management
6 140 (4.27%) Service Delivery
7 128 (3.91%) Service Management
8 105 (3.20%) Incident Management
9 102 (3.11%) Project Management
10 92 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (2.62%) DevOps
12 79 (2.41%) Problem Management
13 78 (2.38%) Load Balancing
14 73 (2.23%) Performance Monitoring
15 64 (1.95%) Performance Tuning
15 64 (1.95%) Validation
16 58 (1.77%) Workflow
17 57 (1.74%) Release Management
18 56 (1.71%) Time Management
18 56 (1.71%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 617 (18.83%) SQL
2 423 (12.91%) PowerShell
3 121 (3.69%) Java
4 120 (3.66%) VBScript
5 110 (3.36%) C#
6 104 (3.17%) VB
7 96 (2.93%) JavaScript
8 70 (2.14%) Shell Script
9 67 (2.04%) Perl
10 55 (1.68%) C
11 44 (1.34%) Python
12 40 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 38 (1.16%) PHP
14 36 (1.10%) Korn
15 31 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 28 (0.85%) Ruby
17 20 (0.61%) PL/SQL
18 19 (0.58%) C++
19 15 (0.46%) VB.NET
20 12 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 567 (17.30%) Security Cleared
2 495 (15.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 409 (12.48%) SC Cleared
4 346 (10.56%) MCSE
5 165 (5.04%) DV Cleared
6 149 (4.55%) MCITP
7 122 (3.72%) MCP
8 111 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
9 105 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 96 (2.93%) CCNA
11 85 (2.59%) Degree
12 84 (2.56%) MCSA
13 66 (2.01%) MCTS
14 46 (1.40%) CCNP
15 45 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
16 35 (1.07%) CCA
16 35 (1.07%) ISTQB
17 34 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
18 19 (0.58%) CCEA
18 19 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (5.58%) SLA
2 55 (1.68%) QA
3 17 (0.52%) JSP 440
3 17 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1797 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 837 (25.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 407 (12.42%) Hyper-V
4 373 (11.38%) vSphere
5 355 (10.83%) XenApp
6 212 (6.47%) VMware ESX
7 138 (4.21%) XenDesktop
8 123 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
9 101 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 89 (2.72%) Terminal Services
11 72 (2.20%) XenServer
12 58 (1.77%) vCloud
13 42 (1.28%) VMware Server
13 42 (1.28%) ISA Server
14 40 (1.22%) Xen
14 40 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 37 (1.13%) NFS
16 35 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 33 (1.01%) DFS Replication
18 25 (0.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 444 (13.55%) SCCM
2 225 (6.87%) SCOM
3 107 (3.27%) NetBackup
4 100 (3.05%) Backup Exec
5 95 (2.90%) WSUS
6 72 (2.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 65 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 58 (1.77%) HP SIM
9 53 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
10 51 (1.56%) Puppet
11 39 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
12 34 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
13 33 (1.01%) ARCserve
14 31 (0.95%) SCVMM
15 29 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
16 26 (0.79%) SCOrch
17 25 (0.76%) Nagios
18 24 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 23 (0.70%) BladeLogic
20 22 (0.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1543 (47.09%) VMware
2 1477 (45.07%) Microsoft
3 837 (25.54%) Citrix
4 562 (17.15%) HP
5 454 (13.85%) Cisco
6 228 (6.96%) Oracle
7 206 (6.29%) NetApp
8 191 (5.83%) Red Hat
9 168 (5.13%) EMC
10 155 (4.73%) Symantec
11 146 (4.46%) McAfee
12 138 (4.21%) Dell
13 120 (3.66%) IBM
14 82 (2.50%) 3PAR
15 70 (2.14%) Sophos
16 68 (2.08%) CheckPoint
16 68 (2.08%) Juniper
17 67 (2.04%) Altiris
18 65 (1.98%) F5
19 64 (1.95%) AppSense
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