Period
to 10 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 204 154
Rank change year-on-year -3 -50 -63
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 92 76 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.99% 0.88% 1.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.83% 4.38% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 58 89
Central London median daily rate £410 £373 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.07% -6.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £172 £171 £263
90th Percentile £525 £558 £504
London median daily rate £365 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +4.29% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +9.30% +31.03%
10th Percentile £19.75 £13.31 £16.55
90th Percentile £23.25 £27.50 £36.30
London median hourly rate £21.50 £47.83 £26.25
% change year-on-year -55.05% +82.21% +38.16%

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 1,904 1,734 1,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 20.39% 20.18% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,429 1,334 1,266
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £152 £207 £263
90th Percentile £625 £671 £625
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 62 34
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -8.21% -0.14%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.00 £32.25
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +2.86%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Central London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Central London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Central London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Central London.

Contractor 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 December 2018. 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 -15 70 £425 +9.68% 27
West End of London -30 2 £318 +5.83% 2
Southwark -33 2 - - 1
Kensington and Chelsea -3 1 - -
City of Westminster -5 1 £375 +1.35%
Camden - 1 £100 -
Windows Server 2008
London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (66.30%) Windows Server
3 54 (58.70%) VMware
4 52 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 51 (55.43%) Microsoft
6 38 (41.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 35 (38.04%) Office 365
7 35 (38.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (32.61%) ITIL
9 28 (30.43%) Windows 7
10 26 (28.26%) Finance
11 25 (27.17%) PowerShell
11 25 (27.17%) Windows 10
12 24 (26.09%) MS Exchange
13 23 (25.00%) SQL
14 22 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
14 22 (23.91%) DNS
15 20 (21.74%) Cisco
16 19 (20.65%) DHCP
16 19 (20.65%) Citrix
16 19 (20.65%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (19.57%) SCCM
17 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 17 (18.48%) SharePoint
19 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
20 15 (16.30%) Migration
20 15 (16.30%) Linux
21 14 (15.22%) TCP/IP
22 13 (14.13%) IIS

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 24 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 17 (18.48%) SharePoint
3 13 (14.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (14.13%) IIS
4 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.43%) Skype for Business
6 4 (4.35%) Apache
6 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.26%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.17%) CMS
8 2 (2.17%) nginx
8 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.09%) Drupal
9 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (38.04%) Office 365
2 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.26%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 3 (3.26%) G Suite
4 3 (3.26%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.17%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.09%) GitHub
6 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.91%) DNS
2 19 (20.65%) DHCP
3 14 (15.22%) TCP/IP
4 12 (13.04%) Firewall
5 10 (10.87%) Skype
6 9 (9.78%) WAN
7 8 (8.70%) SAN
7 8 (8.70%) SMTP
7 8 (8.70%) VPN
8 7 (7.61%) IMAP
8 7 (7.61%) Internet
8 7 (7.61%) LAN
9 5 (5.43%) NetScaler
9 5 (5.43%) VLAN
10 4 (4.35%) SSL
10 4 (4.35%) WAAS
10 4 (4.35%) Wireless
11 3 (3.26%) HTTP
11 3 (3.26%) HTTPS
11 3 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.17%) MySQL
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.09%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.09%) Gradle
2 1 (1.09%) Maven
2 1 (1.09%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.09%) Subversion
2 1 (1.09%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (28.26%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
3 6 (6.52%) Marketing
4 3 (3.26%) Law
4 3 (3.26%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) French Language
6 1 (1.09%) International Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (15.22%) Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
4 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
5 10 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (10.87%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support
7 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) IT Support
9 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Administrator
9 5 (5.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) IT Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Senior Windows Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (2.17%) LAMP
2 2 (2.17%) XMPP
2 2 (2.17%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.09%) Gearman
3 1 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.09%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Algorithms
3 6 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.43%) Clustering
5 4 (4.35%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.26%) User Experience
7 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.17%) Handset
7 2 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.17%) Reinsurance
7 2 (2.17%) Replication
7 2 (2.17%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.09%) CESG
8 1 (1.09%) CMDB
8 1 (1.09%) iPhone
8 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (66.30%) Windows Server
3 35 (38.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (30.43%) Windows 7
5 25 (27.17%) Windows 10
6 15 (16.30%) Linux
7 9 (9.78%) Windows 8
8 8 (8.70%) Mac OS
8 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.43%) Unix
10 4 (4.35%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.17%) CentOS
11 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.17%) Solaris
11 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.61%) ITIL
2 18 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (16.30%) Migration
4 8 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
4 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (8.70%) Task Automation
5 6 (6.52%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.43%) Decision-Making
6 5 (5.43%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.35%) Change Management
7 4 (4.35%) Information Security
7 4 (4.35%) Line Management
7 4 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.35%) Service Management
8 3 (3.26%) Project Management
8 3 (3.26%) Release Management
8 3 (3.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) PowerShell
2 23 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (5.43%) C
4 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.17%) Perl
4 2 (2.17%) Python
4 2 (2.17%) VBScript
5 1 (1.09%) Java
5 1 (1.09%) PHP
5 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (20.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.70%) MCSE
3 7 (7.61%) Degree
4 6 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.35%) CCNA
5 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.26%) MCITP
6 3 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.09%) CCNP
8 1 (1.09%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 38 (41.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.78%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (7.61%) vSphere
5 7 (7.61%) XenApp
6 5 (5.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (5.43%) VMware NSX
6 5 (5.43%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.26%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (3.26%) Xen
8 1 (1.09%) Docker
8 1 (1.09%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (19.57%) SCCM
2 6 (6.52%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.43%) SCOM
3 5 (5.43%) vRealize
3 5 (5.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 4 (4.35%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 3 (3.26%) WSUS
6 2 (2.17%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.17%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.17%) Nagios
6 2 (2.17%) Netcool
6 2 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.17%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.09%) Puppet
7 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 54 (58.70%) VMware
2 51 (55.43%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.74%) Cisco
4 19 (20.65%) Citrix
5 10 (10.87%) EMC
6 7 (7.61%) Ivanti
7 6 (6.52%) HP
7 6 (6.52%) McAfee
8 5 (5.43%) Apple
8 5 (5.43%) Avaya
9 4 (4.35%) Hitachi
9 4 (4.35%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (4.35%) Symantec
9 4 (4.35%) Trend Micro
9 4 (4.35%) Veeam
10 3 (3.26%) IBM
10 3 (3.26%) Lotus
10 3 (3.26%) Splunk
10 3 (3.26%) Veritas
11 2 (2.17%) Sophos