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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 59 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1695 1769 1514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.95% 3.38% 2.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.16% 14.69% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 912 780
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £317
% change year-on-year
- -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 177 159
Average hourly rate £21.80 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.73% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.60 £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -9.95%

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
12877 12043 11626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.42% 23.01% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7577 6711 6094
Average daily rate £355 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1144 1068 1116
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -6 1573 £325 - 564
London -12 563 £350 - 174
South East +1 439 £313 - 143
City of London +3 159 £328 -12.66% 63
Hampshire +17 139 £305 -4.68% 26
North West -3 110 £300 +7.62% 36
East of England -20 110 £275 +4.76% 33
South West -13 98 £325 +14.03% 75
Berkshire -14 97 £300 -29.41% 33
West Midlands +2 89 £303 +0.83% 33
Yorkshire +5 74 £290 +7.40% 46
Scotland -21 74 £275 -15.38% 18
West Yorkshire +18 51 £280 +1.81% 30
North East -4 50 £305 +52.50% 9
Buckinghamshire +3 49 £275 +57.14% 18
West Sussex +24 44 £350 +44.32% 15
Hook +10 42 £315 -16.00% 2
Milton Keynes 0 42 £275 +59.42% 10
Surrey -26 41 £230 -23.33% 35
Cambridgeshire +12 40 £190 -18.71% 5
Gloucestershire +1 38 £330 +20.00% 14
Reading -19 38 £300 -29.41% 23
East Midlands -18 36 £273 -3.53% 15
Leeds +15 35 £280 +0.90% 19
Cheshire -3 35 £316 +40.55% 10
Tyne and Wear -13 32 £320 +28.00% 6
Kent +10 29 £400 -11.11% 6
Birmingham -4 29 £375 +25.00% 17
Wales -22 29 £270 +8.00% 17
Lancashire -9 28 £300 - 4

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3465 (100.00%) Windows
2 1908 (55.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 1881 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 1596 (46.06%) VMware
5 1533 (44.24%) Microsoft
6 1060 (30.59%) MS Exchange
7 1027 (29.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 975 (28.14%) Citrix
9 916 (26.44%) Windows 7
10 808 (23.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 716 (20.66%) DNS
12 650 (18.76%) SQL Server
13 622 (17.95%) ITIL
14 620 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
15 592 (17.09%) SQL
16 587 (16.94%) Windows XP
17 579 (16.71%) HP
18 578 (16.68%) SAN
19 570 (16.45%) Security Cleared
20 521 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
20 521 (15.04%) DHCP
21 502 (14.49%) Cisco
22 498 (14.37%) MS Excel
23 494 (14.26%) MS Office
24 485 (14.00%) SCCM
25 467 (13.48%) XenApp
26 438 (12.64%) Firewall
27 437 (12.61%) TCP/IP
28 418 (12.06%) PowerShell
29 413 (11.92%) Finance

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1060 (30.59%) MS Exchange
2 620 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 379 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 370 (10.68%) SharePoint
5 352 (10.16%) IIS
6 324 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 175 (5.05%) Lync
8 167 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 118 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 95 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 62 (1.79%) Apache
12 59 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
13 41 (1.18%) IBM Notes
13 41 (1.18%) Tomcat
14 33 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
15 32 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
16 25 (0.72%) JBoss
17 23 (0.66%) WebSphere
18 22 (0.63%) WebLogic
19 21 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 498 (14.37%) MS Excel
2 494 (14.26%) MS Office
3 39 (1.13%) MS Project
4 15 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.087%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.087%) InDesign
9 2 (0.058%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.029%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.029%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.029%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 40 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.52%) assyst
3 17 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
7 4 (0.12%) ENOVIA
7 4 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Ubix
7 4 (0.12%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 3 (0.087%) ReMetrica
9 2 (0.058%) Maximo
9 2 (0.058%) Agresso
9 2 (0.058%) Cognos Planning
9 2 (0.058%) Summit
10 1 (0.029%) Sage 300 ERP
10 1 (0.029%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.029%) Changepoint
10 1 (0.029%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.029%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.029%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 130 (3.75%) Office 365
2 69 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.46%) IaaS
5 13 (0.38%) Google Apps
6 11 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.29%) SaaS
8 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.14%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.12%) PaaS
12 2 (0.058%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 716 (20.66%) DNS
2 578 (16.68%) SAN
3 521 (15.04%) DHCP
4 438 (12.64%) Firewall
5 437 (12.61%) TCP/IP
6 349 (10.07%) LAN
7 328 (9.47%) WAN
8 153 (4.42%) VPN
9 130 (3.75%) NAS
10 124 (3.58%) Internet
11 120 (3.46%) VoIP
12 97 (2.80%) VLAN
13 94 (2.71%) Wireless
14 76 (2.19%) LDAP
15 74 (2.14%) NetScaler
16 71 (2.05%) MPLS
17 66 (1.90%) SSL
18 63 (1.82%) Network Security
19 44 (1.27%) HTTPS
20 42 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 650 (18.76%) SQL Server
2 283 (8.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 118 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 109 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 76 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
8 52 (1.50%) Oracle Database
8 52 (1.50%) MySQL
9 34 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (0.66%) Relational Database
13 21 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (0.40%) MongoDB
16 12 (0.35%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.32%) MS Access
18 9 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 49 (1.41%) MSI
2 45 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 30 (0.87%) Git (software)
5 29 (0.84%) Subversion
6 26 (0.75%) JIRA
6 26 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 20 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
8 16 (0.46%) NUnit
9 15 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (0.43%) LoadRunner
10 12 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 12 (0.35%) MSBuild
11 8 (0.23%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.23%) Mercurial
12 7 (0.20%) FinalBuilder
12 7 (0.20%) CruiseControl
12 7 (0.20%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.17%) ClearQuest
13 6 (0.17%) Artifactory
General
1 413 (11.92%) Finance
2 177 (5.11%) Banking
3 101 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 54 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 49 (1.41%) Law
6 44 (1.27%) Advertising
6 44 (1.27%) Retail
7 40 (1.15%) Legal
8 39 (1.13%) Publishing
9 24 (0.69%) Back Office
10 22 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.61%) Marketing
12 20 (0.58%) Military
12 20 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.43%) Front Office
14 12 (0.35%) Local Government
15 7 (0.20%) Games
16 6 (0.17%) Automotive
16 6 (0.17%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 579 (16.71%) Analyst
2 374 (10.79%) Support Engineer
3 362 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 304 (8.77%) Support Analyst
5 252 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
6 230 (6.64%) Administrator
7 208 (6.00%) Server Engineer
8 206 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 193 (5.57%) Consultant
10 152 (4.39%) Desktop Support
11 139 (4.01%) Wintel Engineer
12 134 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
12 134 (3.87%) Architect
13 126 (3.64%) Developer
14 110 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 102 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 98 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
17 90 (2.60%) IT Support
18 78 (2.25%) Desktop Engineer
19 73 (2.11%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (7.27%) .NET
2 106 (3.06%) ASP.NET
3 105 (3.03%) HTML
4 70 (2.02%) CSS
5 65 (1.88%) Web Services
6 51 (1.47%) JSP
7 48 (1.39%) Application Packaging
8 44 (1.27%) .NET Framework
9 40 (1.15%) WCF
10 39 (1.13%) Middleware
11 38 (1.10%) XML
12 37 (1.07%) jQuery
13 26 (0.75%) SOAP
13 26 (0.75%) Ajax
14 22 (0.63%) JSON
15 18 (0.52%) REST
16 17 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (0.40%) MSMQ
18 12 (0.35%) HTML5
18 12 (0.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 291 (8.40%) Clustering
2 219 (6.32%) Blackberry
3 185 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (2.71%) Replication
5 81 (2.34%) Fat Client
5 81 (2.34%) Thin Client
6 62 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 57 (1.65%) PKI
8 43 (1.24%) iPad
9 36 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
10 35 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 32 (0.92%) iPhone
12 30 (0.87%) NHS
13 24 (0.69%) PDA
14 22 (0.63%) Open Source
15 21 (0.61%) EqualLogic
15 21 (0.61%) Computer Science
16 18 (0.52%) CLARiiON
17 17 (0.49%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 3465 (100.00%) Windows
2 1908 (55.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 1027 (29.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 916 (26.44%) Windows 7
5 587 (16.94%) Windows XP
6 405 (11.69%) Linux
7 234 (6.75%) UNIX
8 198 (5.71%) Windows 8
9 163 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 122 (3.52%) Windows 2000
11 96 (2.77%) Windows Vista
12 74 (2.14%) Solaris
13 69 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
14 46 (1.33%) CentOS
15 44 (1.27%) AIX
16 31 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 31 (0.89%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.63%) Windows NT
18 20 (0.58%) Mac OS
19 19 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (17.95%) ITIL
2 362 (10.45%) Migration
3 170 (4.91%) Change Management
4 155 (4.47%) Service Management
5 150 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 134 (3.87%) Service Delivery
7 133 (3.84%) Project Management
8 117 (3.38%) Incident Management
9 99 (2.86%) Problem Management
10 94 (2.71%) Configuration Management
11 88 (2.54%) Load Balancing
12 86 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
13 75 (2.16%) Workflow
14 71 (2.05%) Validation
14 71 (2.05%) Root Cause Analysis
15 64 (1.85%) Mentoring
16 63 (1.82%) Business Continuity
16 63 (1.82%) PRINCE2
17 58 (1.67%) Performance Monitoring
18 56 (1.62%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 592 (17.09%) SQL
2 418 (12.06%) PowerShell
3 120 (3.46%) JavaScript
4 117 (3.38%) VBScript
5 114 (3.29%) VB
5 114 (3.29%) C#
6 109 (3.15%) Java
7 73 (2.11%) Perl
8 67 (1.93%) C
8 67 (1.93%) T-SQL
9 50 (1.44%) Python
10 48 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 27 (0.78%) Korn
12 24 (0.69%) PHP
13 20 (0.58%) VBA
14 19 (0.55%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.46%) C++
16 15 (0.43%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.40%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 570 (16.45%) Security Cleared
2 521 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 409 (11.80%) SC Cleared
4 344 (9.93%) MCSE
5 168 (4.85%) MCITP
6 147 (4.24%) DV Cleared
7 134 (3.87%) MCP
8 114 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
9 101 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 98 (2.83%) CCNA
11 91 (2.63%) Degree
12 75 (2.16%) MCTS
13 72 (2.08%) MCSA
14 52 (1.50%) CCNP
15 47 (1.36%) ISTQB
16 42 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
17 41 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 31 (0.89%) CCA
18 31 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (0.69%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (4.44%) SLA
2 49 (1.41%) QA
3 26 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 25 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.058%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.058%) COBIT
8 1 (0.029%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1881 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 808 (23.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 467 (13.48%) XenApp
4 394 (11.37%) Hyper-V
5 389 (11.23%) vSphere
6 232 (6.70%) VMware ESX
7 157 (4.53%) XenDesktop
8 127 (3.67%) XenServer
9 122 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
10 79 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 78 (2.25%) Terminal Services
12 68 (1.96%) VMware Server
13 52 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 41 (1.18%) Xen
15 37 (1.07%) ISA Server
16 34 (0.98%) vCloud
17 31 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 31 (0.89%) NFS
18 28 (0.81%) DFS Replication
19 27 (0.78%) UAG
Systems Management
1 485 (14.00%) SCCM
2 220 (6.35%) SCOM
3 150 (4.33%) Backup Exec
4 113 (3.26%) NetBackup
5 108 (3.12%) WSUS
6 68 (1.96%) HP SIM
7 53 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
8 49 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 48 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
10 45 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 39 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 36 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 34 (0.98%) ARCserve
14 30 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 28 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 26 (0.75%) SCVMM
16 26 (0.75%) Puppet
17 25 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
17 25 (0.72%) Tivoli
18 24 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1596 (46.06%) VMware
2 1533 (44.24%) Microsoft
3 975 (28.14%) Citrix
4 579 (16.71%) HP
5 502 (14.49%) Cisco
6 226 (6.52%) Symantec
7 209 (6.03%) Oracle
8 193 (5.57%) NetApp
9 175 (5.05%) Red Hat
10 168 (4.85%) EMC
11 157 (4.53%) Dell
12 122 (3.52%) IBM
13 108 (3.12%) McAfee
14 87 (2.51%) Juniper
15 86 (2.48%) CheckPoint
16 71 (2.05%) Altiris
16 71 (2.05%) 3PAR
17 70 (2.02%) Remedy
18 69 (1.99%) Sophos
19 62 (1.79%) Veeam
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