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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 53 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1763 1761 1889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.22% 3.45% 3.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.28% 15.46% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 936 898
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 £170 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 173 192
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.73 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12342 11394 12107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.58% 22.33% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6992 6242 5951
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 £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1027 1256
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1606 £300 -7.69% 470
London +2 589 £350 - 164
South East -1 396 £325 -2.98% 98
East of England +6 164 £225 -4.25% 33
City of London -19 147 £302 -14.92% 45
North West +3 134 £270 +3.84% 32
Hampshire -2 125 £325 -2.62% 26
South West -5 105 £325 -2.98% 42
Scotland +15 88 £309 -14.82% 30
Berkshire -7 84 £350 - 24
Yorkshire -17 66 £185 -38.33% 37
Cheshire +7 65 £260 +3.17% 13
West Midlands -29 65 £290 -3.33% 40
East Midlands -6 60 £275 -2.65% 20
Surrey -2 54 £325 - 21
Reading +19 47 £350 -9.09% 11
Cambridgeshire +3 45 £200 -10.61% 11
West Sussex +8 40 £220 -44.93% 9
Manchester -4 38 £300 +20.00% 16
Wiltshire +13 37 £325 +3.17% 5
Essex +5 37 £400 +110.52% 2
Wales -13 37 £313 -3.84% 12
West Yorkshire -33 36 £185 -38.33% 26
South Wales -18 31 £250 -23.07% 7
Leeds -20 31 £185 -39.09% 16
Buckinghamshire -29 30 £200 -42.85% 1
Hertfordshire +8 28 £190 -9.52% 11
Kent -1 28 £350 +25.00% 5
Hook +16 26 £326 +2.27%
Lancashire +4 26 £270 -12.90%

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3360 (100.00%) Windows
2 1890 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1794 (53.39%) Active Directory
4 1499 (44.61%) VMware
5 1462 (43.51%) Microsoft
6 1019 (30.33%) MS Exchange
7 956 (28.45%) Windows 7
8 945 (28.13%) Citrix
9 844 (25.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 770 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 668 (19.88%) Windows XP
12 633 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2010
13 631 (18.78%) SQL Server
14 616 (18.33%) ITIL
15 590 (17.56%) DNS
16 581 (17.29%) Security Cleared
17 564 (16.79%) HP
18 514 (15.30%) Cisco
18 514 (15.30%) SQL
19 511 (15.21%) SCCM
20 509 (15.15%) SAN
21 499 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
22 481 (14.32%) MS Excel
23 475 (14.14%) MS Office
24 448 (13.33%) DHCP
25 438 (13.04%) XenApp
26 437 (13.01%) SC Cleared
27 421 (12.53%) PowerShell
28 396 (11.79%) Firewall
29 382 (11.37%) Finance

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1019 (30.33%) MS Exchange
2 633 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 348 (10.36%) SharePoint
4 320 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 307 (9.14%) IIS
6 299 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 141 (4.20%) Lync
8 113 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 106 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 103 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 59 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 42 (1.25%) CMS
12 42 (1.25%) IBM Notes
13 38 (1.13%) Umbraco
14 31 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
15 28 (0.83%) Apache
16 27 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
17 21 (0.63%) WebLogic
18 19 (0.57%) Tomcat
19 17 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 481 (14.32%) MS Excel
2 475 (14.14%) MS Office
3 35 (1.04%) MS Project
4 26 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.42%) InfoPath
6 13 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.089%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.089%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.060%) InDesign
10 1 (0.030%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.030%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.030%) CATIA
10 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 48 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.57%) Google Analytics
4 14 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.39%) assyst
6 9 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 4 (0.12%) ReMetrica
8 3 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.089%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.060%) BPCS
9 2 (0.060%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.060%) Magento
10 1 (0.030%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.030%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.030%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 110 (3.27%) Office 365
2 46 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.36%) IaaS
6 7 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.21%) SaaS
6 7 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.15%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.060%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 590 (17.56%) DNS
2 509 (15.15%) SAN
3 448 (13.33%) DHCP
4 396 (11.79%) Firewall
5 382 (11.37%) TCP/IP
6 347 (10.33%) LAN
7 312 (9.29%) WAN
8 129 (3.84%) VPN
9 122 (3.63%) Internet
10 115 (3.42%) Wireless
11 107 (3.18%) VoIP
12 96 (2.86%) NAS
13 77 (2.29%) VLAN
14 61 (1.82%) Network Security
15 56 (1.67%) LDAP
16 50 (1.49%) SSL
17 48 (1.43%) MPLS
17 48 (1.43%) SMTP
18 47 (1.40%) HTTPS
19 44 (1.31%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 631 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 301 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 159 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 95 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 82 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 69 (2.05%) Oracle Database
7 56 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 51 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 35 (1.04%) MySQL
11 30 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
13 27 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
14 25 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
16 17 (0.51%) Ingres
16 17 (0.51%) Relational Database
16 17 (0.51%) RavenDB
17 16 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
18 14 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 53 (1.58%) MSI
2 48 (1.43%) Git (software)
3 45 (1.34%) TeamCity
4 43 (1.28%) Visual Studio
5 36 (1.07%) Mercurial
6 32 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
8 24 (0.71%) Subversion
9 22 (0.65%) LoadRunner
10 19 (0.57%) Kiln
11 18 (0.54%) NUnit
12 14 (0.42%) MSBuild
13 12 (0.36%) JIRA
14 10 (0.30%) Moq
14 10 (0.30%) TestDirector
14 10 (0.30%) Jenkins
15 9 (0.27%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.24%) CruiseControl
16 8 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 8 (0.24%) Artifactory
General
1 382 (11.37%) Finance
2 144 (4.29%) Banking
3 85 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 48 (1.43%) Retail
5 44 (1.31%) Publishing
6 43 (1.28%) Legal
7 41 (1.22%) Law
8 39 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 23 (0.68%) Advertising
10 20 (0.60%) Military
11 16 (0.48%) Local Government
11 16 (0.48%) Marketing
12 15 (0.45%) Back Office
13 13 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.36%) Front Office
15 6 (0.18%) Games
15 6 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.18%) French Language
15 6 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 508 (15.12%) Analyst
2 388 (11.55%) Support Engineer
3 320 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 239 (7.11%) Support Analyst
5 227 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 219 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 207 (6.16%) Administrator
8 191 (5.68%) Consultant
9 183 (5.45%) Server Engineer
10 162 (4.82%) Architect
11 157 (4.67%) Wintel Engineer
12 156 (4.64%) Desktop Support
13 147 (4.38%) Developer
14 113 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
14 113 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 95 (2.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 92 (2.74%) IT Support
17 88 (2.62%) Desktop Engineer
18 79 (2.35%) Systems Engineer
19 75 (2.23%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (7.44%) .NET
2 142 (4.23%) HTML
3 121 (3.60%) ASP.NET
4 82 (2.44%) CSS
5 66 (1.96%) XML
6 61 (1.82%) JSP
7 56 (1.67%) Web Services
8 54 (1.61%) jQuery
9 52 (1.55%) .NET Framework
10 44 (1.31%) Application Packaging
10 44 (1.31%) WCF
11 33 (0.98%) Middleware
12 26 (0.77%) Ajax
13 24 (0.71%) JSON
14 22 (0.65%) HTML5
15 19 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (0.57%) LESS
16 16 (0.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 16 (0.48%) XHTML
17 15 (0.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 235 (6.99%) Clustering
2 200 (5.95%) Blackberry
3 86 (2.56%) Thin Client
3 86 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 80 (2.38%) Replication
5 71 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 51 (1.52%) PKI
7 35 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
8 34 (1.01%) NHS
9 32 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 32 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (0.92%) iPad
11 24 (0.71%) PDA
12 23 (0.68%) Computer Science
13 22 (0.65%) iPhone
14 20 (0.60%) EqualLogic
15 18 (0.54%) CMDB
16 16 (0.48%) CESG
17 14 (0.42%) CLARiiON
17 14 (0.42%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3360 (100.00%) Windows
2 1890 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 956 (28.45%) Windows 7
4 844 (25.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 668 (19.88%) Windows XP
6 334 (9.94%) Linux
7 225 (6.70%) UNIX
8 193 (5.74%) Windows 8
9 147 (4.38%) Windows 2000
10 110 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 88 (2.62%) Windows Vista
12 79 (2.35%) Solaris
13 71 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
14 64 (1.90%) AIX
15 43 (1.28%) CentOS
16 33 (0.98%) Ubuntu
17 23 (0.68%) Mac OS X
18 22 (0.65%) SUSE
19 21 (0.63%) Android
20 16 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (18.33%) ITIL
2 354 (10.54%) Migration
3 160 (4.76%) Change Management
4 135 (4.02%) Service Management
5 127 (3.78%) Project Management
5 127 (3.78%) Service Delivery
6 117 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 92 (2.74%) Incident Management
8 89 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
9 88 (2.62%) Workflow
10 76 (2.26%) Configuration Management
11 75 (2.23%) Problem Management
12 68 (2.02%) Software Testing
13 65 (1.93%) Root Cause Analysis
13 65 (1.93%) Performance Tuning
14 63 (1.88%) PRINCE2
15 61 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 60 (1.79%) Test Scripting
17 59 (1.76%) Business Continuity
18 56 (1.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 514 (15.30%) SQL
2 421 (12.53%) PowerShell
3 144 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 129 (3.84%) C#
5 112 (3.33%) VBScript
6 111 (3.30%) VB
7 72 (2.14%) T-SQL
8 65 (1.93%) Java
9 64 (1.90%) C
10 50 (1.49%) Perl
11 42 (1.25%) Python
12 32 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 26 (0.77%) VB6
14 25 (0.74%) VBA
15 18 (0.54%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.45%) C++
17 11 (0.33%) Ruby
18 10 (0.30%) PHP
19 8 (0.24%) Bash Shell
20 7 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 581 (17.29%) Security Cleared
2 499 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 437 (13.01%) SC Cleared
4 333 (9.91%) MCSE
5 179 (5.33%) MCITP
6 138 (4.11%) DV Cleared
7 124 (3.69%) MCP
7 124 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
8 107 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 101 (3.01%) CCNA
10 93 (2.77%) Degree
11 87 (2.59%) MCSA
12 81 (2.41%) MCTS
13 63 (1.88%) ISTQB
14 54 (1.61%) CCNP
15 51 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
16 48 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 44 (1.31%) CCA
18 32 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
19 29 (0.86%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (3.63%) SLA
2 57 (1.70%) QA
3 19 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.060%) COBIT
9 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.030%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1794 (53.39%) Active Directory
2 770 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 438 (13.04%) XenApp
4 379 (11.28%) Hyper-V
5 354 (10.54%) vSphere
6 221 (6.58%) VMware ESX
7 154 (4.58%) XenDesktop
8 133 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
9 121 (3.60%) XenServer
10 110 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 70 (2.08%) Terminal Services
12 51 (1.52%) VMware Server
13 35 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 34 (1.01%) ISA Server
15 29 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
16 28 (0.83%) DFS Replication
17 27 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 26 (0.77%) Xen
19 25 (0.74%) UAG
20 23 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 511 (15.21%) SCCM
2 230 (6.85%) SCOM
3 131 (3.90%) Backup Exec
4 98 (2.92%) WSUS
5 69 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
6 58 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 56 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
8 55 (1.64%) NetBackup
9 39 (1.16%) SCVMM
10 38 (1.13%) HP SIM
11 37 (1.10%) Tivoli
12 31 (0.92%) ARCserve
13 29 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 29 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
14 26 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 25 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 25 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 24 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
17 23 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 22 (0.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1499 (44.61%) VMware
2 1462 (43.51%) Microsoft
3 945 (28.13%) Citrix
4 564 (16.79%) HP
5 514 (15.30%) Cisco
6 216 (6.43%) Oracle
7 182 (5.42%) Symantec
8 160 (4.76%) NetApp
9 157 (4.67%) EMC
10 148 (4.40%) Dell
11 113 (3.36%) IBM
12 110 (3.27%) Red Hat
13 92 (2.74%) McAfee
14 75 (2.23%) CheckPoint
15 68 (2.02%) Juniper
16 53 (1.58%) Apple
16 53 (1.58%) AppSense
17 52 (1.55%) Sophos
17 52 (1.55%) 3PAR
18 48 (1.43%) Altiris
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £18 - £21.8 per hour
Posted: 14 minutes ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £19 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Kent
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Solmar Finance
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
X4 Group
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday