The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 53 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1617 1556 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.87% 3.26% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.13% 15.47% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 757 865
Average daily rate £311 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 186 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.28 £40.00 £35.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
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 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -11 1457 £313 +1.04% 467
London -20 531 £325 -7.14% 168
South East -1 399 £325 +8.33% 108
City of London -20 151 £325 -13.33% 50
North West +3 136 £266 +8.67% 42
Hampshire +27 123 £311 +7.32% 21
Scotland +7 113 £285 -19.71% 15
Berkshire -9 105 £314 +14.18% 31
South West +7 101 £308 +11.81% 39
West Midlands +7 87 £331 +94.70% 19
East of England -31 81 £235 -6.93% 36
Yorkshire -12 70 £338 +2.27% 32
Buckinghamshire -6 59 £300 - 9
Reading +1 51 £313 +8.69% 14
Lancashire 0 46 £250 - 1
Cheshire +7 45 £270 -10.00% 13
Milton Keynes -6 44 £325 - 5
East Midlands -32 39 £263 +1.94% 12
Surrey -21 37 £319 +140.56% 15
Manchester -17 34 £325 +42.85% 26
Edinburgh -17 32 £191 -13.18% 7
Gloucestershire +25 31 £203 -54.94% 4
West Yorkshire -13 31 £265 -1.85% 23
Glasgow +16 29 £319 -10.21% 4
Birmingham +5 29 £290 +30.33% 4
Cambridgeshire -6 25 £233 - 7
West Sussex +4 24 £318 -25.29% 6
Blackpool - 23 £248 -
South Wales -4 22 £175 -34.57% 4
Leeds -7 22 £265 -2.75% 14

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3134 (100.00%) Windows
2 1894 (60.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 1714 (54.69%) Active Directory
4 1410 (44.99%) VMware
5 1407 (44.89%) Microsoft
6 987 (31.49%) MS Exchange
7 871 (27.79%) Windows 7
8 800 (25.53%) Citrix
9 795 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 631 (20.13%) Windows XP
11 618 (19.72%) SQL Server
12 617 (19.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 599 (19.11%) Exchange Server 2010
14 596 (19.02%) ITIL
15 567 (18.09%) HP
16 553 (17.65%) DNS
17 544 (17.36%) SQL
18 538 (17.17%) SCCM
19 524 (16.72%) Security Cleared
20 486 (15.51%) Cisco
21 456 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
21 456 (14.55%) SAN
22 447 (14.26%) MS Excel
23 441 (14.07%) PowerShell
24 423 (13.50%) MS Office
25 416 (13.27%) SC Cleared
26 411 (13.11%) DHCP
27 381 (12.16%) Firewall
28 374 (11.93%) XenApp
29 342 (10.91%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 987 (31.49%) MS Exchange
2 599 (19.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 306 (9.76%) SharePoint
4 300 (9.57%) IIS
5 294 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 273 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 153 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 97 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 80 (2.55%) Lync
10 55 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 50 (1.60%) IBM Notes
12 46 (1.47%) CMS
13 43 (1.37%) Umbraco
14 37 (1.18%) Apache
15 36 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
16 31 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
17 24 (0.77%) Tomcat
17 24 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
17 24 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
18 20 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 447 (14.26%) MS Excel
2 423 (13.50%) MS Office
3 43 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.15%) MS Project
5 20 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.45%) Acrobat
7 12 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.26%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.032%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.032%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 40 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (0.93%) Google Analytics
3 28 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 25 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.19%) Agresso
6 4 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.096%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.096%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.064%) ReMetrica
8 2 (0.064%) Magento
8 2 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.032%) BPCS
9 1 (0.032%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.032%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.032%) SalesLogix
9 1 (0.032%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.032%) Eikon
9 1 (0.032%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 99 (3.16%) Office 365
2 19 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.38%) SaaS
5 3 (0.096%) IaaS
6 2 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.032%) PaaS
7 1 (0.032%) Joyent
7 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 553 (17.65%) DNS
2 456 (14.55%) SAN
3 411 (13.11%) DHCP
4 381 (12.16%) Firewall
5 323 (10.31%) TCP/IP
6 312 (9.96%) LAN
7 268 (8.55%) WAN
8 149 (4.75%) VPN
9 124 (3.96%) Internet
10 99 (3.16%) VoIP
11 98 (3.13%) Wireless
12 89 (2.84%) NAS
13 76 (2.43%) SSL
14 72 (2.30%) SMTP
15 60 (1.91%) Network Security
16 57 (1.82%) VLAN
16 57 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
17 53 (1.69%) HTTP
18 47 (1.50%) NetScaler
19 45 (1.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 618 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 336 (10.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 168 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 82 (2.62%) Oracle Database
5 76 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 66 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 58 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 46 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 40 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
10 37 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
11 34 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
12 32 (1.02%) Relational Database
13 28 (0.89%) MySQL
14 25 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
15 21 (0.67%) RDBMS
16 18 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
18 14 (0.45%) MS Access
19 12 (0.38%) RavenDB
19 12 (0.38%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 50 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 49 (1.56%) TeamCity
3 45 (1.44%) Mercurial
4 41 (1.31%) Visual Studio
5 35 (1.12%) MSI
6 25 (0.80%) Subversion
6 25 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (0.41%) LoadRunner
8 13 (0.41%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.29%) NUnit
9 9 (0.29%) Hudson
9 9 (0.29%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.22%) InstallShield
10 7 (0.22%) Moq
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.16%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.13%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.13%) Apache Continuum
12 4 (0.13%) StarTeam
General
1 336 (10.72%) Finance
2 116 (3.70%) Banking
3 104 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 42 (1.34%) Legal
5 38 (1.21%) Retail
6 35 (1.12%) Law
7 31 (0.99%) Local Government
8 29 (0.93%) Publishing
9 22 (0.70%) Back Office
10 21 (0.67%) French Language
11 20 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.45%) German Language
13 14 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.45%) Military
14 12 (0.38%) Marketing
14 12 (0.38%) Front Office
15 8 (0.26%) Italian Language
15 8 (0.26%) Advertising
15 8 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 436 (13.91%) Analyst
2 371 (11.84%) Support Engineer
3 306 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 214 (6.83%) Consultant
5 206 (6.57%) Administrator
6 190 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 188 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 188 (6.00%) Support Analyst
8 186 (5.93%) Server Engineer
9 162 (5.17%) Wintel Engineer
10 142 (4.53%) Desktop Support
11 133 (4.24%) Architect
12 130 (4.15%) Developer
13 107 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
14 103 (3.29%) IT Support
15 91 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 89 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
17 87 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
18 80 (2.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 68 (2.17%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (7.47%) .NET
2 150 (4.79%) HTML
3 102 (3.25%) ASP.NET
4 87 (2.78%) XML
5 67 (2.14%) CSS
6 63 (2.01%) jQuery
7 61 (1.95%) .NET Framework
8 60 (1.91%) Web Services
9 42 (1.34%) JSP
10 41 (1.31%) Application Packaging
11 31 (0.99%) Ajax
12 29 (0.93%) LESS
13 26 (0.83%) XHTML
14 25 (0.80%) JSON
15 23 (0.73%) Middleware
15 23 (0.73%) WCF
16 22 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (0.70%) XSLT
17 21 (0.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 219 (6.99%) Clustering
2 206 (6.57%) Blackberry
3 99 (3.16%) Replication
4 74 (2.36%) Fat Client
4 74 (2.36%) Thin Client
5 71 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 32 (1.02%) PKI
6 32 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
7 31 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
7 31 (0.99%) NHS
8 29 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 20 (0.64%) iPhone
9 20 (0.64%) EqualLogic
9 20 (0.64%) Hedge funds
10 19 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 17 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.51%) Cryptography
13 15 (0.48%) iPad
14 14 (0.45%) CMDB
14 14 (0.45%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 3134 (100.00%) Windows
2 1894 (60.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 871 (27.79%) Windows 7
4 631 (20.13%) Windows XP
5 617 (19.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 287 (9.16%) Linux
7 198 (6.32%) UNIX
8 138 (4.40%) Windows 8
9 117 (3.73%) Windows 2000
10 87 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 85 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 73 (2.33%) AIX
13 71 (2.27%) Windows Vista
14 70 (2.23%) Solaris
15 37 (1.18%) Mac OS X
16 25 (0.80%) SUSE
17 21 (0.67%) Android
18 20 (0.64%) CentOS
19 17 (0.54%) Apple iOS
20 12 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (19.02%) ITIL
2 336 (10.72%) Migration
3 162 (5.17%) Change Management
4 133 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 103 (3.29%) Service Delivery
6 101 (3.22%) Project Management
7 88 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
8 81 (2.58%) Service Management
9 75 (2.39%) Problem Management
10 74 (2.36%) Continuous Integration
10 74 (2.36%) Incident Management
11 68 (2.17%) Workflow
12 66 (2.11%) Configuration Management
13 65 (2.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 65 (2.07%) E-Commerce
14 62 (1.98%) Software Testing
15 61 (1.95%) Business Continuity
16 60 (1.91%) TDD
17 59 (1.88%) Performance Tuning
18 58 (1.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 544 (17.36%) SQL
2 441 (14.07%) PowerShell
3 142 (4.53%) JavaScript
4 138 (4.40%) VB
5 131 (4.18%) C#
6 110 (3.51%) VBScript
7 82 (2.62%) T-SQL
8 66 (2.11%) Java
9 43 (1.37%) C
10 39 (1.24%) Perl
11 25 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 24 (0.77%) C++
13 20 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 20 (0.64%) VBA
14 19 (0.61%) VB6
15 18 (0.57%) Ruby
16 17 (0.54%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.48%) PHP
18 12 (0.38%) Python
19 7 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 524 (16.72%) Security Cleared
2 456 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 416 (13.27%) SC Cleared
4 316 (10.08%) MCSE
5 141 (4.50%) MCITP
6 126 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
7 104 (3.32%) MCP
8 102 (3.25%) DV Cleared
9 100 (3.19%) CCNA
10 96 (3.06%) MCSA
11 87 (2.78%) Degree
12 81 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 70 (2.23%) MCTS
14 61 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
15 53 (1.69%) CCA
16 50 (1.60%) CCNP
17 48 (1.53%) ISTQB
18 39 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
19 15 (0.48%) CCEA
19 15 (0.48%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.02%) SLA
2 51 (1.63%) QA
3 21 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.064%) GPG13
10 1 (0.032%) Basel II
10 1 (0.032%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.032%) GCP
10 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1714 (54.69%) Active Directory
2 795 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 374 (11.93%) XenApp
4 342 (10.91%) vSphere
5 328 (10.47%) Hyper-V
6 216 (6.89%) VMware ESX
7 148 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
8 140 (4.47%) XenDesktop
9 102 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 79 (2.52%) XenServer
11 61 (1.95%) Terminal Services
12 41 (1.31%) ISA Server
13 34 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 34 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
14 33 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 29 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
16 23 (0.73%) vCloud
17 21 (0.67%) Xen
18 20 (0.64%) Nmap
18 20 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 538 (17.17%) SCCM
2 276 (8.81%) SCOM
3 99 (3.16%) Backup Exec
4 85 (2.71%) WSUS
5 80 (2.55%) NetBackup
6 59 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
7 54 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 50 (1.60%) Tivoli
9 45 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 45 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 44 (1.40%) SCVMM
11 42 (1.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 40 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
12 40 (1.28%) HP SIM
13 30 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
14 28 (0.89%) ARCserve
15 27 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 27 (0.86%) MAILsweeper
16 21 (0.67%) Netcool
17 20 (0.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1410 (44.99%) VMware
2 1407 (44.89%) Microsoft
3 800 (25.53%) Citrix
4 567 (18.09%) HP
5 486 (15.51%) Cisco
6 220 (7.02%) Oracle
7 182 (5.81%) Symantec
8 156 (4.98%) NetApp
9 131 (4.18%) EMC
10 128 (4.08%) IBM
11 127 (4.05%) Dell
12 91 (2.90%) McAfee
13 87 (2.78%) Red Hat
14 69 (2.20%) CheckPoint
14 69 (2.20%) AppSense
15 59 (1.88%) Altiris
16 52 (1.66%) Avaya
17 51 (1.63%) Lotus
18 49 (1.56%) Apple
19 47 (1.50%) Juniper
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh & Lothians
Exception Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £75 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Interactive Intelligence
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago