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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 58 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1748 1764 1862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.16% 3.32% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.01% 14.80% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 938 923
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 155 172
Average hourly rate £18.61 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.31% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.53 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.73 £38.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +10.25%

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
12481 11916 12319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.53% 22.40% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7122 6626 6240
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1001 1214
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 0 1588 £301 -7.53% 455
London +1 578 £350 - 136
South East -2 387 £300 -7.69% 110
City of London -4 156 £325 -13.33% 52
East of England +1 154 £238 -7.31% 32
North West +1 135 £278 -9.16% 40
Hampshire +7 122 £310 -3.12% 23
South West +1 118 £325 -2.98% 40
Scotland +11 98 £300 -11.11% 16
Berkshire +1 79 £325 -14.47% 24
West Midlands -18 73 £295 -0.84% 30
Yorkshire -7 70 £275 -4.34% 41
Cheshire +5 57 £280 -10.40% 7
Cambridgeshire +14 54 £200 -13.97% 8
East Midlands -8 54 £275 - 18
Surrey -16 47 £300 -5.51% 14
West Yorkshire -14 45 £266 -11.25% 23
Wiltshire +9 42 £364 +5.81% 5
West Sussex +18 38 £225 -35.25% 7
Reading +12 37 £325 -15.58% 10
Leeds +5 36 £263 -12.50% 17
Cambridge +9 35 £200 -28.88% 5
Manchester -8 35 £310 -4.61% 22
Kent -3 34 £381 +21.03% 2
Wales -20 30 £250 -16.66% 8
Hook +11 29 £319 +0.07% 1
Lancashire +7 29 £300 +7.14% 4
Gloucestershire -9 29 £300 -7.69% 5
Buckinghamshire -16 29 £190 - 14
Glasgow +5 28 £219 -32.53% 8

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3422 (100.00%) Windows
2 1931 (56.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 1857 (54.27%) Active Directory
4 1546 (45.18%) VMware
5 1475 (43.10%) Microsoft
6 1052 (30.74%) MS Exchange
7 985 (28.78%) Citrix
8 957 (27.97%) Windows 7
9 919 (26.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 802 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 644 (18.82%) DNS
12 641 (18.73%) Exchange Server 2010
13 639 (18.67%) Windows XP
14 628 (18.35%) SQL Server
15 582 (17.01%) HP
16 578 (16.89%) ITIL
17 572 (16.72%) Security Cleared
18 540 (15.78%) SQL
19 536 (15.66%) SAN
20 515 (15.05%) Cisco
21 513 (14.99%) Microsoft Certification
22 512 (14.96%) SCCM
23 496 (14.49%) MS Office
24 490 (14.32%) MS Excel
25 473 (13.82%) DHCP
26 453 (13.24%) XenApp
27 438 (12.80%) PowerShell
28 430 (12.57%) SC Cleared
29 400 (11.69%) TCP/IP
30 392 (11.46%) Firewall

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1052 (30.74%) MS Exchange
2 641 (18.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 373 (10.90%) SharePoint
4 351 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 334 (9.76%) IIS
6 314 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 153 (4.47%) Lync
8 118 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 109 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 107 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 57 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 43 (1.26%) Apache
13 41 (1.20%) IBM Notes
14 31 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (0.79%) CMS
16 26 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
17 24 (0.70%) Tomcat
18 19 (0.56%) Umbraco
19 17 (0.50%) WebLogic
19 17 (0.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 496 (14.49%) MS Office
2 490 (14.32%) MS Excel
3 39 (1.14%) MS Project
4 20 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.38%) InfoPath
6 12 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.088%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.088%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.058%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.058%) InDesign
10 1 (0.029%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.029%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.029%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 45 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.38%) assyst
5 10 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
7 5 (0.15%) ReMetrica
8 4 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 3 (0.088%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.058%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.058%) SAP PM
10 2 (0.058%) Magento
11 1 (0.029%) ENOVIA
11 1 (0.029%) BPCS
11 1 (0.029%) Oracle 11i
11 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.029%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 111 (3.24%) Office 365
2 56 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.35%) IaaS
6 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.20%) SaaS
6 7 (0.20%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.15%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.058%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 644 (18.82%) DNS
2 536 (15.66%) SAN
3 473 (13.82%) DHCP
4 400 (11.69%) TCP/IP
5 392 (11.46%) Firewall
6 340 (9.94%) LAN
7 307 (8.97%) WAN
8 131 (3.83%) VPN
9 122 (3.57%) Internet
10 112 (3.27%) VoIP
11 108 (3.16%) Wireless
12 95 (2.78%) NAS
13 82 (2.40%) VLAN
14 66 (1.93%) Network Security
15 65 (1.90%) LDAP
16 53 (1.55%) MPLS
16 53 (1.55%) NetScaler
17 50 (1.46%) SSL
18 46 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
19 44 (1.29%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 628 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 276 (8.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 163 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 97 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 82 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 57 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 56 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (1.20%) MySQL
10 32 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 30 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
13 22 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
14 19 (0.56%) Relational Database
15 18 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (0.50%) Ingres
16 17 (0.50%) RavenDB
17 16 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
18 15 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
19 14 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (1.32%) MSI
3 44 (1.29%) Visual Studio
4 41 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 33 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 29 (0.85%) Subversion
6 29 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 22 (0.64%) LoadRunner
8 20 (0.58%) JIRA
9 17 (0.50%) Mercurial
10 16 (0.47%) NUnit
11 13 (0.38%) MSBuild
12 10 (0.29%) TestDirector
13 9 (0.26%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.26%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.23%) Moq
15 7 (0.20%) FinalBuilder
15 7 (0.20%) WinRunner
15 7 (0.20%) CruiseControl
15 7 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 380 (11.10%) Finance
2 165 (4.82%) Banking
3 84 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 51 (1.49%) Retail
5 45 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 45 (1.32%) Legal
6 42 (1.23%) Law
7 41 (1.20%) Publishing
8 32 (0.94%) Advertising
9 19 (0.56%) Back Office
10 17 (0.50%) Front Office
10 17 (0.50%) Military
10 17 (0.50%) Local Government
10 17 (0.50%) Marketing
11 16 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.20%) German Language
14 6 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.18%) Games
14 6 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 508 (14.85%) Analyst
2 400 (11.69%) Support Engineer
3 332 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 246 (7.19%) Support Analyst
5 234 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 229 (6.69%) Administrator
7 225 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 190 (5.55%) Consultant
9 185 (5.41%) Server Engineer
10 165 (4.82%) Desktop Support
11 156 (4.56%) Architect
12 149 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
13 142 (4.15%) Developer
14 121 (3.54%) Systems Administrator
15 110 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 99 (2.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 91 (2.66%) Desktop Engineer
17 91 (2.66%) IT Support
18 81 (2.37%) Systems Engineer
19 78 (2.28%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (7.89%) .NET
2 127 (3.71%) ASP.NET
3 122 (3.57%) HTML
4 67 (1.96%) CSS
5 66 (1.93%) Web Services
6 61 (1.78%) XML
7 59 (1.72%) JSP
8 56 (1.64%) .NET Framework
9 47 (1.37%) WCF
10 44 (1.29%) Application Packaging
11 36 (1.05%) Middleware
12 35 (1.02%) jQuery
13 23 (0.67%) JSON
13 23 (0.67%) Ajax
14 19 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (0.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 17 (0.50%) SOAP
17 14 (0.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
18 13 (0.38%) HTML5
19 12 (0.35%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 253 (7.39%) Clustering
2 198 (5.79%) Blackberry
3 89 (2.60%) Replication
4 76 (2.22%) Thin Client
4 76 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 71 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 54 (1.58%) PKI
7 37 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 36 (1.05%) NHS
9 34 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 34 (0.99%) iPad
10 28 (0.82%) PDA
11 27 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
12 24 (0.70%) Computer Science
12 24 (0.70%) iPhone
13 18 (0.53%) EqualLogic
14 16 (0.47%) CMDB
15 15 (0.44%) CLARiiON
16 14 (0.41%) Kindle
17 11 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3422 (100.00%) Windows
2 1931 (56.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 957 (27.97%) Windows 7
4 919 (26.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 639 (18.67%) Windows XP
6 356 (10.40%) Linux
7 218 (6.37%) UNIX
8 199 (5.82%) Windows 8
9 148 (4.32%) Windows 2000
10 131 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 86 (2.51%) Windows Vista
12 77 (2.25%) Solaris
13 75 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 54 (1.58%) AIX
15 48 (1.40%) CentOS
16 35 (1.02%) Ubuntu
17 25 (0.73%) SUSE
18 20 (0.58%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.56%) Windows NT
20 18 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (16.89%) ITIL
2 340 (9.94%) Migration
3 161 (4.70%) Change Management
4 140 (4.09%) Service Management
5 138 (4.03%) Project Management
6 129 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 125 (3.65%) Service Delivery
8 101 (2.95%) Incident Management
9 84 (2.45%) Problem Management
9 84 (2.45%) Configuration Management
10 82 (2.40%) Workflow
11 69 (2.02%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (1.99%) Load Balancing
13 65 (1.90%) PRINCE2
13 65 (1.90%) Root Cause Analysis
14 64 (1.87%) Test Scripting
15 63 (1.84%) Software Testing
16 61 (1.78%) Performance Tuning
17 57 (1.67%) Business Continuity
18 55 (1.61%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 540 (15.78%) SQL
2 438 (12.80%) PowerShell
3 126 (3.68%) JavaScript
4 124 (3.62%) VB
5 123 (3.59%) C#
6 117 (3.42%) VBScript
7 75 (2.19%) Java
8 72 (2.10%) T-SQL
9 61 (1.78%) C
10 57 (1.67%) Perl
11 51 (1.49%) Python
12 35 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 28 (0.82%) VBA
14 25 (0.73%) VB6
15 21 (0.61%) PHP
16 14 (0.41%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.41%) Ruby
17 12 (0.35%) Bash Shell
17 12 (0.35%) C++
18 8 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 572 (16.72%) Security Cleared
2 513 (14.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 430 (12.57%) SC Cleared
4 351 (10.26%) MCSE
5 186 (5.44%) MCITP
6 137 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 126 (3.68%) MCP
8 121 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
9 108 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 99 (2.89%) CCNA
11 94 (2.75%) Degree
12 89 (2.60%) MCSA
13 88 (2.57%) MCTS
14 62 (1.81%) ISTQB
15 58 (1.69%) CCNP
16 53 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
17 47 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 45 (1.32%) CCA
19 29 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
19 29 (0.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (3.57%) SLA
2 53 (1.55%) QA
3 24 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 21 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.18%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.058%) COBIT
8 1 (0.029%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1857 (54.27%) Active Directory
2 802 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 453 (13.24%) XenApp
4 382 (11.16%) Hyper-V
5 370 (10.81%) vSphere
6 236 (6.90%) VMware ESX
7 159 (4.65%) XenDesktop
8 139 (4.06%) XenServer
9 132 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
10 99 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 83 (2.43%) Terminal Services
12 56 (1.64%) VMware Server
13 39 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 35 (1.02%) ISA Server
15 31 (0.91%) vCloud
16 29 (0.85%) Xen
17 25 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 25 (0.73%) DFS Replication
18 24 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
19 23 (0.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 512 (14.96%) SCCM
2 233 (6.81%) SCOM
3 137 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 89 (2.60%) WSUS
5 71 (2.07%) NetBackup
6 63 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
7 61 (1.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 53 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
9 43 (1.26%) HP SIM
10 40 (1.17%) SCVMM
11 37 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 34 (0.99%) Tivoli
13 31 (0.91%) ARCserve
13 31 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 30 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
15 27 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 26 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 25 (0.73%) BladeLogic
18 24 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
19 23 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1546 (45.18%) VMware
2 1475 (43.10%) Microsoft
3 985 (28.78%) Citrix
4 582 (17.01%) HP
5 515 (15.05%) Cisco
6 211 (6.17%) Oracle
7 190 (5.55%) Symantec
8 170 (4.97%) NetApp
9 160 (4.68%) EMC
10 148 (4.32%) Dell
11 132 (3.86%) Red Hat
12 117 (3.42%) IBM
13 88 (2.57%) McAfee
14 72 (2.10%) CheckPoint
14 72 (2.10%) Juniper
15 64 (1.87%) Altiris
16 63 (1.84%) 3PAR
17 57 (1.67%) Sophos
18 50 (1.46%) Apple
19 44 (1.29%) Remedy
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