Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 200 175
Rank change year-on-year -13 -25 -43
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 70 96 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.81% 1.03% 1.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.10% 5.04% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 70 58
Central London median daily rate £438 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £208 £160 £168
90th Percentile £538 £526 £491
London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Central London median hourly rate - £27.50 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -84.29% +1029.03%
London median hourly rate £44.92 £22.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +104.16% -56.00% +235.57%

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 1,706 1,904 1,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 19.80% 20.43% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,288 1,449 1,233
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £175 £188 £214
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
London median daily rate £480 £488 £468
% change year-on-year -1.54% +4.28% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 76 37
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.01% +12.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £12.83
90th Percentile £37.50 £25.00 £69.50
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.49 £21.16
% change year-on-year +7.73% -7.86% +24.44%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -11 54 £450 +5.88% 21
West End of London +12 4 £650 +85.71%
Camden +8 1 £375 +275.00%
Southwark -30 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
London

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 49 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 44 (62.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (58.57%) Microsoft
6 32 (45.71%) VMware
7 30 (42.86%) DNS
7 30 (42.86%) Office 365
8 24 (34.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (30.00%) DHCP
9 21 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 20 (28.57%) Finance
11 19 (27.14%) SCCM
12 18 (25.71%) PowerShell
12 18 (25.71%) SQL
12 18 (25.71%) Windows 10
13 16 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (22.86%) Windows 7
14 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
15 14 (20.00%) MS Exchange
15 14 (20.00%) Citrix
16 12 (17.14%) SAN
16 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
16 12 (17.14%) Migration
16 12 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
17 11 (15.71%) Hyper-V
18 10 (14.29%) Firewall
18 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
19 9 (12.86%) HP
19 9 (12.86%) NetApp

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.43%) IIS
3 8 (11.43%) Skype for Business
4 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.43%) Confluence
8 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.43%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 30 (42.86%) Office 365
2 24 (34.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (7.14%) IaaS
5 5 (7.14%) PaaS
6 4 (5.71%) SaaS
7 3 (4.29%) G Suite
8 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (42.86%) DNS
2 21 (30.00%) DHCP
3 12 (17.14%) SAN
4 10 (14.29%) Firewall
4 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.00%) Skype
6 5 (7.14%) VoIP
6 5 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.29%) LAN
7 3 (4.29%) NAS
7 3 (4.29%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (4.29%) VLAN
7 3 (4.29%) VPN
7 3 (4.29%) WAN
8 2 (2.86%) MPLS
8 2 (2.86%) SMTP
9 1 (1.43%) GoToMeeting
9 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MSI
2 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Back Office
4 2 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (11.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.14%) Administrator
5 5 (7.14%) Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Server Specialist
5 5 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) Applications Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Storage Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) CRM Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) .NET
1 3 (4.29%) Ajax
1 3 (4.29%) LDAP
1 3 (4.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (8.57%) Clustering
3 5 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.29%) iPhone
5 3 (4.29%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.86%) CCTV
6 2 (2.86%) Replication
6 2 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.43%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.43%) iPad
7 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 44 (62.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (25.71%) Windows 10
5 16 (22.86%) Windows 7
6 8 (11.43%) Windows 8
7 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.29%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.86%) Android
9 2 (2.86%) Linux
9 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.86%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.86%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (17.14%) Migration
3 8 (11.43%) ITIL
4 7 (10.00%) Change Management
5 6 (8.57%) Storage Management
6 5 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 5 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (7.14%) Server Management
7 4 (5.71%) Capacity Management
7 4 (5.71%) Cloud Operations
7 4 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.71%) Security Management
8 3 (4.29%) API Integration
8 3 (4.29%) Change Control
8 3 (4.29%) DevOps
8 3 (4.29%) High Availability
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (4.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (4.29%) Server Building
8 3 (4.29%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) PowerShell
1 18 (25.71%) SQL
2 4 (5.71%) C#
2 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) PHP
4 1 (1.43%) Python
4 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) MCSE
4 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.29%) CCA
5 3 (4.29%) CCEA
5 3 (4.29%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.29%) MCITP
5 3 (4.29%) VCP5
6 2 (2.86%) MCP
6 2 (2.86%) MCTS
7 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.43%) CCNP
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.43%) Degree
7 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 50 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (15.71%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.00%) XenApp
6 5 (7.14%) vSphere
7 2 (2.86%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.43%) NFS
8 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (27.14%) SCCM
2 7 (10.00%) SCOM
3 4 (5.71%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (5.71%) vMotion
3 4 (5.71%) WSUS
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.29%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.29%) SCSM
4 3 (4.29%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.86%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.43%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 41 (58.57%) Microsoft
2 32 (45.71%) VMware
3 14 (20.00%) Citrix
4 9 (12.86%) HP
4 9 (12.86%) NetApp
5 7 (10.00%) Cisco
6 6 (8.57%) Symantec
7 5 (7.14%) Veritas
8 4 (5.71%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.29%) Apple
9 3 (4.29%) Dell
9 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.86%) IBM
10 2 (2.86%) IronPort
10 2 (2.86%) Meraki
10 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.43%) Google
11 1 (1.43%) Ivanti
11 1 (1.43%) Splunk