Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 146 139 205
Rank change year-on-year -7 +66 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 38 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.53% 0.92% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.22% 5.34% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 59
10th Percentile £387 £160 £266
25th Percentile £429 £255 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £418 £425
Median % change year-on-year +16.77% -1.76% +10.39%
75th Percentile £511 £458 £497
90th Percentile £536 £488 £540
London median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £29.50
London median hourly rate £50.00 £39.50 £44.42
% change year-on-year +26.58% -11.07% +26.90%

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 379 712 1,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.56% 17.29% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 555 1,227
10th Percentile £224 £152 £170
25th Percentile £379 £263 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £499 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.83% -5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £595 £563 £575
90th Percentile £694 £638 £650
London median daily rate £500 £463 £488
% change year-on-year +8.11% -5.13% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 38
10th Percentile £13.68 £12.20 £17.34
25th Percentile £13.75 £14.63 £18.70
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -25.13% -10.95% +5.00%
75th Percentile £14.31 £19.50 £26.19
90th Percentile £14.50 £22.52 £38.63
London median hourly rate £42.75 £21.00 £20.33
% change year-on-year +103.57% +3.32% +4.31%

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 15 May 2021.

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 15 May 2021. 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 -9 14 £469 +10.29% 5
Southwark - 1 £385 -
Windows Server 2008
London

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
4 10 (62.50%) VMware
5 9 (56.25%) Azure
6 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (43.75%) Citrix
7 7 (43.75%) Finance
8 6 (37.50%) Firewall
8 6 (37.50%) XenApp
9 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (31.25%) Microsoft 365
9 5 (31.25%) VPN
9 5 (31.25%) DNS
9 5 (31.25%) Cisco
9 5 (31.25%) Linux
9 5 (31.25%) DHCP
10 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (25.00%) Replication
10 4 (25.00%) Clustering
10 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 4 (25.00%) Banking
10 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2019

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 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Azure
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (18.75%) IaaS
4 2 (12.50%) AWS
4 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (12.50%) Azure Stack
4 2 (12.50%) OneDrive
4 2 (12.50%) PaaS
4 2 (12.50%) SaaS
4 2 (12.50%) ShareGate
5 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) DHCP
2 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) VPN
3 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) VLAN
3 3 (18.75%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (12.50%) IPv4
4 2 (12.50%) NAS
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) Skype
5 1 (6.25%) FTP
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Hudson
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
1 1 (6.25%) PyUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Influencing Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 2 (12.50%) Social Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.25%) International Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Packager
4 1 (6.25%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
1 4 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) CESG
2 2 (12.50%) EMC VNX
2 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
3 1 (6.25%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Data Interpretation
3 2 (12.50%) Data Security
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Security Hardening
3 2 (12.50%) Server Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) GDPR
2 2 (12.50%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) XenApp
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (18.75%) vSphere
5 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (6.25%) NFS
7 1 (6.25%) vCloud
7 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
1 2 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (12.50%) Terraform
1 2 (12.50%) ZABBIX
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) vCenter Server
2 1 (6.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Dell
5 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
5 3 (18.75%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) NetApp
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.25%) Altiris
7 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.25%) CommVault
7 1 (6.25%) Infoblox