Period
to 10 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
London > Central London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 207 206
Rank change year-on-year +81 -1 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 77 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.79% 0.92% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.30% 4.58% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 58 68
Median daily rate £359 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.57% +1.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £255 £195 £193
90th Percentile £513 £541 £538
London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.67 £22.00
% change year-on-year -26.57% +116.66% -54.00%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 488 1,683 1,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.46% 20.03% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 1,280 1,405
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £213 £175 £185
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
London median daily rate £480 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +1.05% -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 43 86
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.33 £12.43 £14.40
90th Percentile £34.39 £43.34 £25.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% -2.56%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Central London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Central London

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Central London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Central London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Central London

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Central London region over the 6 months to 10 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +62 14 £425 -3.41% 4
City of Westminster - 2 £290 -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 -
Windows Server 2008
London

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 16 (76.19%) VMware
4 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
6 11 (52.38%) Azure
7 9 (42.86%) SCCM
7 9 (42.86%) Citrix
7 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (38.10%) DHCP
8 8 (38.10%) DNS
8 8 (38.10%) ITIL
9 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 7 (33.33%) XenApp
9 7 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (33.33%) Office 365
10 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
10 6 (28.57%) SAN
10 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (23.81%) Finance
11 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (23.81%) SCOM
11 5 (23.81%) High Availability
11 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (19.05%) Retail
12 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
12 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) Azure
2 7 (33.33%) Office 365
3 4 (19.05%) GCP
4 3 (14.29%) PaaS
5 2 (9.52%) AWS
5 2 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (9.52%) GitHub
5 2 (9.52%) IaaS
5 2 (9.52%) SaaS
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Stack
6 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
6 1 (4.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DHCP
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 6 (28.57%) SAN
3 4 (19.05%) Skype
3 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) Kerberos
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
4 2 (9.52%) SMTP
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) Intranet
5 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (4.76%) IPv4
5 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) NUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Automotive
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Public Sector
3 2 (9.52%) Publishing
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Officer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.76%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2016
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) High Availability
4 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.52%) Change Control
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) Logistics
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
5 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Security Hardening
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (4.76%) NCSC
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (33.33%) XenApp
3 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (14.29%) vSphere
5 2 (9.52%) Docker
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) SCCM
2 5 (23.81%) SCOM
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Ansible
4 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
4 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (9.52%) Puppet
4 2 (9.52%) Terraform
4 2 (9.52%) WSUS
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.76%) Nessus
5 1 (4.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (4.76%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.76%) vMotion
5 1 (4.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) VMware
2 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) HP
5 3 (14.29%) Dell
5 3 (14.29%) NetApp
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Forcepoint
6 2 (9.52%) Hitachi
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) SaltStack
6 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 2 (9.52%) Sophos
6 2 (9.52%) Zerto
7 1 (4.76%) Brocade
7 1 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) Lumension
7 1 (4.76%) Meraki
7 1 (4.76%) Splunk