Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 214 206
Rank change year-on-year +34 -8 -50
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 67 89 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.93% 0.95% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.97% 4.68% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 75 55
Central London median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £164 £169 £176
90th Percentile £500 £525 £565
London median daily rate £365 £365 £340
% change year-on-year - +7.35% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Central London median hourly rate - £20.75 £20.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.08% +9.30%
London median hourly rate £47.50 £21.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year +120.93% -55.05% +101.39%

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 1,349 1,903 1,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.63% 20.36% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,038 1,428 1,365
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £163 £153 £211
90th Percentile £625 £625 £663
London median daily rate £450 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 83 59
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.09% +10.00% -7.86%
10th Percentile £13.10 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.35 £25.50 £30.00
London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -1.58% +3.66%

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 +36 55 £400 -5.88% 15
Camden +12 4 £435 +335.00%
Windows Server 2008
London

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (68.66%) Windows Server
3 41 (61.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (56.72%) Microsoft
5 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
6 30 (44.78%) VMware
7 25 (37.31%) Office 365
8 23 (34.33%) Azure
9 21 (31.34%) Windows 10
10 20 (29.85%) SQL Server
11 19 (28.36%) SQL
12 17 (25.37%) Finance
12 17 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (23.88%) Windows 7
13 16 (23.88%) Migration
13 16 (23.88%) DNS
14 15 (22.39%) DHCP
15 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
16 13 (19.40%) SCCM
16 13 (19.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 12 (17.91%) Firewall
18 11 (16.42%) ITIL
18 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
18 11 (16.42%) SAN
19 10 (14.93%) Citrix
19 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
20 9 (13.43%) LAN
20 9 (13.43%) MCSE
20 9 (13.43%) Asset Management
21 8 (11.94%) Linux

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 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.99%) Confluence
6 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.49%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Houdini
2 1 (1.49%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.31%) Office 365
2 23 (34.33%) Azure
3 5 (7.46%) Azure Stack
3 5 (7.46%) PaaS
4 4 (5.97%) AWS
4 4 (5.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.97%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (4.48%) G Suite
5 3 (4.48%) OneDrive
5 3 (4.48%) SaaS
6 2 (2.99%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (2.99%) IaaS
7 1 (1.49%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.88%) DNS
2 15 (22.39%) DHCP
3 12 (17.91%) Firewall
4 11 (16.42%) SAN
5 9 (13.43%) LAN
6 7 (10.45%) VoIP
6 7 (10.45%) WAN
7 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.48%) Skype
9 3 (4.48%) Unified Communications
9 3 (4.48%) Wireless
10 2 (2.99%) FTP
10 2 (2.99%) Internet
10 2 (2.99%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.99%) VLAN
11 1 (1.49%) BGP
11 1 (1.49%) EIGRP
11 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
11 1 (1.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Hudson
1 2 (2.99%) JIRA
1 2 (2.99%) Selenium
2 1 (1.49%) NUnit
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
2 2 (2.99%) Law
3 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Support Engineer
2 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (11.94%) Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Server Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Server Specialist
7 5 (7.46%) VMware Specialist
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.97%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Administrator
9 3 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) COM
2 1 (1.49%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) ADSI
2 1 (1.49%) Ajax
2 1 (1.49%) LDAP
2 1 (1.49%) RESTful
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) iPhone
3 2 (2.99%) CCTV
3 2 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (68.66%) Windows Server
3 41 (61.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (31.34%) Windows 10
5 16 (23.88%) Windows 7
6 8 (11.94%) Linux
7 5 (7.46%) Unix
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.48%) Android
8 3 (4.48%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.99%) AIX
9 2 (2.99%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.99%) Solaris
9 2 (2.99%) zOS
10 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Migration
2 13 (19.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (16.42%) ITIL
4 9 (13.43%) Asset Management
5 6 (8.96%) Analytics
5 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (8.96%) Service Management
6 5 (7.46%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.97%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.48%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.48%) Change Management
8 3 (4.48%) DevOps
8 3 (4.48%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 2 (2.99%) B2B
9 2 (2.99%) CRM
9 2 (2.99%) Database Optimisation
9 2 (2.99%) Decision-Making
9 2 (2.99%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (2.99%) Software Licensing
9 2 (2.99%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.97%) C#
4 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.49%) C
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (13.43%) MCSE
3 6 (8.96%) Degree
3 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) MCSA
5 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) MCITP
7 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.49%) CCA
7 1 (1.49%) CCIE
7 1 (1.49%) CCNA
7 1 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.49%) MCP
7 1 (1.49%) MCTS
7 1 (1.49%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.94%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (11.94%) vSphere
4 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.45%) XenDesktop
5 6 (8.96%) XenApp
6 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (5.97%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.49%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) SCCM
2 7 (10.45%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (7.46%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.48%) SCOM
5 2 (2.99%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.49%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.49%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (1.49%) SCSM
6 1 (1.49%) WSUS
6 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (56.72%) Microsoft
2 30 (44.78%) VMware
3 10 (14.93%) Citrix
4 5 (7.46%) Cisco
4 5 (7.46%) HP
5 4 (5.97%) 3PAR
5 4 (5.97%) Dell Compellent
5 4 (5.97%) Symantec
6 3 (4.48%) Apple
6 3 (4.48%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.99%) Adobe
7 2 (2.99%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.99%) Dell
7 2 (2.99%) EMC
7 2 (2.99%) Google
7 2 (2.99%) IBM
7 2 (2.99%) Okta
7 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.99%) TIBCO