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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1579 1692 1722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.70% 3.04% 3.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.59% 13.54% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 948 913
Average daily rate
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£325 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.03% -7.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 188 156
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% -14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.65 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%

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
12546 12494 11891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.42% 22.47% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7395 7107 6626
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1066 1014
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -9 1458 £325 +6.99% 403
London -3 567 £350 - 128
South East +4 410 £338 +12.50% 80
City of London +2 157 £375 +15.38% 30
Hampshire -4 116 £363 +16.93% 13
South West -8 102 £228 -30.00% 59
East of England -19 96 £388 +55.00% 28
North West -45 85 £264 -5.80% 33
Yorkshire -24 75 £289 +5.00% 37
West Midlands -3 72 £275 -5.17% 17
Scotland -32 63 £250 -16.66% 18
Berkshire -6 62 £325 +8.33% 12
Surrey +4 54 £325 +8.33% 29
Buckinghamshire +2 46 £300 +42.85% 9
West Yorkshire -21 46 £320 +20.18% 27
Oxfordshire -7 41 £230 +9.52% 9
Hertfordshire +10 36 £425 +57.40% 11
East Sussex +21 35 £325 +116.66% 1
Milton Keynes +2 34 £300 +30.43% 4
Southampton +21 33 £363 +43.56% 2
Wiltshire -8 33 £363 +11.53% 10
Reading -9 33 £328 -1.13% 8
Leeds -31 32 £323 +22.85% 17
Brighton +21 28 £330 +77.18%
West Sussex -18 28 £375 +66.66% 1
East Midlands -29 28 £275 - 16
Wales -2 27 £385 +120.00% 6
Manchester -27 27 £286 -10.54% 16
North East -14 26 £250 -10.71% 5
Devon +14 25 £200 -23.80% 4

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3107 (100.00%) Windows
2 1803 (58.03%) Active Directory
3 1541 (49.60%) VMware
4 1465 (47.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 1452 (46.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 1384 (44.54%) Microsoft
7 871 (28.03%) Citrix
8 867 (27.90%) MS Exchange
9 774 (24.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 751 (24.17%) Windows 7
11 717 (23.08%) SQL
12 684 (22.01%) ITIL
13 641 (20.63%) DNS
14 630 (20.28%) SQL Server
15 562 (18.09%) Exchange Server 2010
16 541 (17.41%) SAN
17 527 (16.96%) PowerShell
18 508 (16.35%) Cisco
19 480 (15.45%) DHCP
20 464 (14.93%) SCCM
21 451 (14.52%) HP
22 423 (13.61%) vSphere
23 414 (13.32%) MS Excel
24 400 (12.87%) Finance
25 397 (12.78%) Migration
26 389 (12.52%) Firewall
26 389 (12.52%) MS Office
27 385 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
28 384 (12.36%) XenApp
29 377 (12.13%) IIS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 867 (27.90%) MS Exchange
2 562 (18.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 377 (12.13%) IIS
4 289 (9.30%) SharePoint
5 255 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 226 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 153 (4.92%) Lync
8 147 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 81 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 51 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
11 48 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 48 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
12 35 (1.13%) JBoss
13 34 (1.09%) IBM Notes
14 33 (1.06%) Tomcat
15 29 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
16 25 (0.80%) Apache
17 17 (0.55%) WorkSite
18 15 (0.48%) OpenStack
19 13 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 414 (13.32%) MS Excel
2 389 (12.52%) MS Office
3 38 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.55%) MS Project
5 14 (0.45%) PaintShop Pro
6 8 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.19%) Maya
8 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.097%) Vectorworks
10 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.032%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 41 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.35%) SAP CRM
3 8 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.13%) Kondor+
6 4 (0.13%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.097%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.097%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.097%) Agresso
7 3 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.064%) Line 500
8 2 (0.064%) assyst
8 2 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.064%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.032%) TeleForm
9 1 (0.032%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.032%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 183 (5.89%) Office 365
2 123 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (0.84%) IaaS
5 25 (0.80%) SaaS
6 16 (0.51%) PaaS
7 9 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.23%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.16%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.097%) Yammer
11 3 (0.097%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.097%) Symantec.cloud
12 2 (0.064%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.064%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.064%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.032%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.032%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 641 (20.63%) DNS
2 541 (17.41%) SAN
3 480 (15.45%) DHCP
4 389 (12.52%) Firewall
5 325 (10.46%) LAN
6 319 (10.27%) TCP/IP
7 314 (10.11%) WAN
8 142 (4.57%) NAS
9 141 (4.54%) VPN
10 112 (3.60%) VLAN
11 94 (3.03%) Internet
12 91 (2.93%) Wireless
13 69 (2.22%) VoIP
14 65 (2.09%) MPLS
15 53 (1.71%) Network Security
16 51 (1.64%) NetScaler
17 43 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
18 42 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
18 42 (1.35%) LDAP
19 41 (1.32%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 630 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 228 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 122 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 112 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 87 (2.80%) Oracle Database
6 67 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 60 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
8 52 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 31 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (0.90%) MySQL
12 24 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
14 17 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
14 17 (0.55%) DB2
14 17 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (0.51%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 57 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 51 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (1.22%) MSI
4 33 (1.06%) Subversion
5 25 (0.80%) TeamCity
6 23 (0.74%) Git (software)
7 22 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 17 (0.55%) MSBuild
9 14 (0.45%) CruiseControl
10 12 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (0.32%) JIRA
12 8 (0.26%) NUnit
13 7 (0.23%) Moq
13 7 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.19%) WinDbg
14 6 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
15 5 (0.16%) Xcode
15 5 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
15 5 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 400 (12.87%) Finance
2 93 (2.99%) Banking
3 60 (1.93%) Telecoms
4 57 (1.83%) Law
5 51 (1.64%) Retail
6 40 (1.29%) Legal
7 31 (1.00%) Back Office
8 29 (0.93%) Marketing
9 26 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 25 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.48%) French Language
12 14 (0.45%) Advertising
13 13 (0.42%) Publishing
14 11 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.35%) Military
15 10 (0.32%) Online Betting
15 10 (0.32%) Local Government
15 10 (0.32%) German Language
16 6 (0.19%) Games
16 6 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 489 (15.74%) Analyst
2 412 (13.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 351 (11.30%) Support Engineer
4 251 (8.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 244 (7.85%) Support Analyst
6 225 (7.24%) Administrator
7 191 (6.15%) Server Engineer
8 183 (5.89%) 2nd Line Support
9 161 (5.18%) Consultant
10 134 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
10 134 (4.31%) Desktop Support
11 126 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
12 124 (3.99%) Architect
13 115 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 114 (3.67%) Wintel Engineer
15 109 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 80 (2.57%) DBA
16 80 (2.57%) Windows Server Engineer
17 75 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 68 (2.19%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (6.89%) .NET
2 61 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 58 (1.87%) HTML
4 50 (1.61%) Web Services
5 48 (1.54%) Application Packaging
6 45 (1.45%) XML
6 45 (1.45%) .NET Framework
7 26 (0.84%) CSS
8 25 (0.80%) jQuery
9 21 (0.68%) X-Windows
10 20 (0.64%) WCF
11 16 (0.51%) Middleware
12 14 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (0.45%) Entity Framework
12 14 (0.45%) HTML5
13 12 (0.39%) Ajax
14 11 (0.35%) LINQ
15 10 (0.32%) MDX
16 9 (0.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (0.29%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 274 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 200 (6.44%) Clustering
3 136 (4.38%) Blackberry
4 108 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 84 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 57 (1.83%) Thin Client
6 57 (1.83%) Fat Client
7 55 (1.77%) Replication
8 52 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 36 (1.16%) PKI
10 31 (1.00%) NHS
11 24 (0.77%) Computer Science
11 24 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
11 24 (0.77%) HP Storage
12 23 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (0.71%) User Experience
13 22 (0.71%) EqualLogic
14 19 (0.61%) iSeries
14 19 (0.61%) CMDB
15 17 (0.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3107 (100.00%) Windows
2 1465 (47.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 1452 (46.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 751 (24.17%) Windows 7
5 341 (10.98%) Linux
6 295 (9.49%) Windows XP
7 169 (5.44%) Windows 8
8 145 (4.67%) UNIX
9 126 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (2.22%) Windows 2000
11 68 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
12 67 (2.16%) Solaris
13 57 (1.83%) Windows Vista
13 57 (1.83%) Android
14 28 (0.90%) CentOS
15 27 (0.87%) Ubuntu
16 23 (0.74%) SUSE
16 23 (0.74%) Apple iOS
17 20 (0.64%) AIX
18 17 (0.55%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (22.01%) ITIL
2 397 (12.78%) Migration
3 167 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 148 (4.76%) Change Management
5 128 (4.12%) Service Management
6 98 (3.15%) Server Building
7 96 (3.09%) Incident Management
7 96 (3.09%) Problem Management
8 95 (3.06%) Project Management
9 88 (2.83%) Service Delivery
10 84 (2.70%) Configuration Management
11 83 (2.67%) Change Control
12 82 (2.64%) Performance Monitoring
13 73 (2.35%) Load Balancing
14 72 (2.32%) Capacity Planning
15 70 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
16 69 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
17 61 (1.96%) CRM
18 59 (1.90%) Performance Tuning
19 56 (1.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 717 (23.08%) SQL
2 527 (16.96%) PowerShell
3 117 (3.77%) VBScript
4 99 (3.19%) VB
5 92 (2.96%) C#
6 84 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 63 (2.03%) Perl
7 63 (2.03%) T-SQL
8 48 (1.54%) PL/SQL
9 46 (1.48%) Shell Script
10 45 (1.45%) Java
11 39 (1.26%) Bash Shell
12 36 (1.16%) Python
13 26 (0.84%) C
14 18 (0.58%) C++
14 18 (0.58%) Korn
15 17 (0.55%) VBA
16 14 (0.45%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.39%) PHP
18 9 (0.29%) X++
Qualifications
1 385 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 355 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 270 (8.69%) MCSE
4 216 (6.95%) SC Cleared
5 147 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
6 126 (4.06%) MCITP
7 123 (3.96%) CCNA
8 110 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 106 (3.41%) DV Cleared
10 92 (2.96%) MCSA
11 86 (2.77%) Degree
12 64 (2.06%) MCP
13 39 (1.26%) CCNP
14 38 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
15 37 (1.19%) MCTS
16 34 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
17 22 (0.71%) CCA
18 19 (0.61%) CCEE
18 19 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 15 (0.48%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (5.31%) SLA
2 40 (1.29%) QA
3 19 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.32%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.064%) GxP
7 2 (0.064%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.064%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1803 (58.03%) Active Directory
2 774 (24.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 423 (13.61%) vSphere
4 384 (12.36%) XenApp
5 309 (9.95%) Hyper-V
6 222 (7.15%) VMware ESX
7 186 (5.99%) VMware ESXi
8 151 (4.86%) XenDesktop
9 141 (4.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 64 (2.06%) vCloud
11 59 (1.90%) Terminal Services
12 53 (1.71%) XenServer
13 52 (1.67%) Xen
14 46 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 41 (1.32%) VMware Server
16 37 (1.19%) DFS Replication
17 30 (0.97%) NFS
18 28 (0.90%) ISA Server
18 28 (0.90%) NLBS
19 24 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 464 (14.93%) SCCM
2 195 (6.28%) SCOM
3 114 (3.67%) WSUS
4 106 (3.41%) Backup Exec
5 50 (1.61%) NetBackup
6 44 (1.42%) Tivoli
7 43 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 38 (1.22%) vMotion
9 36 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 35 (1.13%) ARCserve
11 33 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 33 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
12 32 (1.03%) Puppet
13 28 (0.90%) AirWatch
14 23 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 22 (0.71%) Nagios
16 21 (0.68%) HP SIM
17 20 (0.64%) SCVMM
18 19 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
18 19 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1541 (49.60%) VMware
2 1384 (44.54%) Microsoft
3 871 (28.03%) Citrix
4 508 (16.35%) Cisco
5 451 (14.52%) HP
6 241 (7.76%) Oracle
7 178 (5.73%) NetApp
8 175 (5.63%) Symantec
9 165 (5.31%) EMC
10 147 (4.73%) Dell
11 127 (4.09%) Red Hat
12 104 (3.35%) IBM
13 85 (2.74%) CheckPoint
14 79 (2.54%) McAfee
15 73 (2.35%) AppSense
16 66 (2.12%) 3PAR
17 63 (2.03%) Juniper
18 57 (1.83%) SolarWinds
19 56 (1.80%) F5
20 54 (1.74%) Apple
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