Period
to 26 March 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 189 164
Rank change year-on-year -20 -25 -63
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 81 102 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.91% 1.11% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.55% 5.45% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 80 74
Central London median daily rate £419 £385 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.77% -2.22% +1.61%
10th Percentile £255 £160 £254
90th Percentile £539 £538 £488
London median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Central London median hourly rate £29.50 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +64.47% -2.56%
10th Percentile £19.75 £21.20 £18.50
90th Percentile £41.25 £37.50 £39.10
London median hourly rate £44.92 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +28.33% +7.69% +68.83%

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 1,779 1,873 1,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 20.01% 20.39% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,272 1,456 1,271
Central London median daily rate £475 £493 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +9.44% -
10th Percentile £156 £202 £270
90th Percentile £638 £655 £638
London median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 63 24
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £17.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +4.76% -9.62%
10th Percentile £16.05 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £34.13 £30.00 £41.05
London median hourly rate £20.33 £19.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +6.97% -12.64% +24.29%

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 26 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Central London over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 March 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 -18 57 £425 +6.25% 5
Southwark -29 5 £125 -
West End of London -21 4 £513 +70.83%
City of Westminster -10 1 £375 +1.35%
Windows Server 2008
London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (67.90%) Windows Server
3 51 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 51 (62.96%) Active Directory
4 49 (60.49%) VMware
5 35 (43.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (41.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (38.27%) PowerShell
7 31 (38.27%) Office 365
8 29 (35.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 26 (32.10%) DNS
10 25 (30.86%) Finance
11 24 (29.63%) DHCP
12 23 (28.40%) ITIL
12 23 (28.40%) MS Exchange
13 22 (27.16%) SQL
14 18 (22.22%) SharePoint
15 17 (20.99%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (19.75%) Cisco
16 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Azure
16 16 (19.75%) SCCM
17 15 (18.52%) Windows 7
17 15 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (18.52%) IIS
18 14 (17.28%) Linux
18 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (16.05%) Exchange Server 2013
19 13 (16.05%) SAN
19 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
19 13 (16.05%) SQL Server

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 23 (28.40%) MS Exchange
2 18 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 15 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (18.52%) IIS
4 13 (16.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (9.88%) Skype for Business
6 4 (4.94%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.47%) Apache
8 2 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (20.99%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (38.27%) Office 365
2 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.94%) IaaS
3 4 (4.94%) PaaS
4 3 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.70%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 3 (3.70%) SaaS
5 2 (2.47%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.10%) DNS
2 24 (29.63%) DHCP
3 13 (16.05%) SAN
3 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
4 12 (14.81%) Skype
5 11 (13.58%) Firewall
5 11 (13.58%) SMTP
6 9 (11.11%) IMAP
7 7 (8.64%) WAAS
8 5 (6.17%) VLAN
8 5 (6.17%) VPN
9 3 (3.70%) NAS
9 3 (3.70%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (3.70%) SSL
9 3 (3.70%) VoIP
9 3 (3.70%) WAN
10 2 (2.47%) HTTP
10 2 (2.47%) HTTPS
10 2 (2.47%) LAN
10 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.23%) MSI
2 1 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (30.86%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) French Language
5 1 (1.23%) International Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (17.28%) Windows Engineer
3 13 (16.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Administrator
6 7 (8.64%) Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.17%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Messaging Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) LDAP
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Algorithms
1 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.64%) Clustering
2 7 (8.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (6.17%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.70%) User Experience
5 2 (2.47%) CMDB
5 2 (2.47%) iPhone
5 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.47%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.47%) Replication
5 2 (2.47%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) iPad
6 1 (1.23%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (67.90%) Windows Server
3 35 (43.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 14 (17.28%) Linux
6 12 (14.81%) Windows 10
7 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (9.88%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.94%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.47%) Unix
11 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.47%) Windows NT
11 2 (2.47%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (28.40%) ITIL
3 12 (14.81%) Migration
4 10 (12.35%) Task Automation
5 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (8.64%) Storage Management
7 6 (7.41%) Change Management
8 5 (6.17%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (6.17%) Decision-Making
8 5 (6.17%) Information Security
8 5 (6.17%) Information Security Management
8 5 (6.17%) ISMS
8 5 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.17%) Security Management
8 5 (6.17%) Server Management
9 4 (4.94%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (4.94%) High Availability
9 4 (4.94%) Identity Management
9 4 (4.94%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.27%) PowerShell
2 22 (27.16%) SQL
3 3 (3.70%) C
3 3 (3.70%) Python
4 2 (2.47%) Perl
5 1 (1.23%) C#
5 1 (1.23%) R
5 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.11%) MCSE
3 6 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) CCA
5 3 (3.70%) CCEA
5 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.70%) Degree
5 3 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) VCP5
6 2 (2.47%) CCNA
7 1 (1.23%) CCNP
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.23%) MCITP
7 1 (1.23%) MCP
7 1 (1.23%) MCSA
7 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 51 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 34 (41.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (9.88%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.41%) vSphere
5 6 (7.41%) XenApp
6 5 (6.17%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (1.23%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.23%) NFS
8 1 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (19.75%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) SCOM
2 5 (6.17%) vRealize
2 5 (6.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 5 (6.17%) WSUS
3 4 (4.94%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.94%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 3 (3.70%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (3.70%) SCSM
4 3 (3.70%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.70%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (2.47%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.47%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.47%) Puppet
5 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 51 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 49 (60.49%) VMware
3 16 (19.75%) Cisco
4 11 (13.58%) Citrix
5 10 (12.35%) EMC
6 6 (7.41%) Ivanti
6 6 (7.41%) Symantec
7 5 (6.17%) HP
7 5 (6.17%) NetApp
7 5 (6.17%) ServiceNow
7 5 (6.17%) Veritas
8 4 (4.94%) Dell
8 4 (4.94%) Hitachi
8 4 (4.94%) IBM
8 4 (4.94%) McAfee
8 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.94%) Splunk
8 4 (4.94%) Trend Micro
9 2 (2.47%) F5
9 2 (2.47%) IronPort