Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 25 June 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 169 166
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3 -40
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 52 77 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.81% 1.11% 1.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.09% 5.41% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 56
City of London median daily rate £440 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £181 £173 £190
90th Percentile £538 £563 £488
Central London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
City of London median hourly rate - £19.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -89.14% +1029.03%
Central London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £181.25
% change year-on-year +7.14% -80.69% +1069.35%

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 the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,270 1,422 1,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.69% 20.52% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1,120 1,058
City of London median daily rate £486 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.75% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £173 £213 £277
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £480 £500 £469
% change year-on-year -4.00% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 53 27
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.24% -10.53%
10th Percentile £16.71 £14.84 £12.83
90th Percentile £37.50 £23.70 £69.50
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.53% -4.76%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 25 June 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
London Bridge - 2 £125 -
Windows Server 2008
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (71.15%) Active Directory
3 35 (67.31%) Windows Server
4 29 (55.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (55.77%) Microsoft
5 25 (48.08%) DNS
6 22 (42.31%) Office 365
7 20 (38.46%) Finance
7 20 (38.46%) VMware
8 18 (34.62%) PowerShell
9 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (28.85%) Windows 10
9 15 (28.85%) SQL
10 14 (26.92%) DHCP
10 14 (26.92%) SCCM
11 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 13 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (23.08%) SAN
13 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
13 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
13 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
14 10 (19.23%) ITIL
15 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
15 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (15.38%) IIS
16 8 (15.38%) Migration
16 8 (15.38%) Banking
17 7 (13.46%) Firewall

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
3 8 (15.38%) IIS
4 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (11.54%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.92%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 22 (42.31%) Office 365
2 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (7.69%) IaaS
5 4 (7.69%) PaaS
6 3 (5.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) DNS
2 14 (26.92%) DHCP
3 12 (23.08%) SAN
4 7 (13.46%) Firewall
4 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (9.62%) Skype
6 3 (5.77%) NAS
6 3 (5.77%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (3.85%) LAN
7 2 (3.85%) WAN
7 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.92%) IMAP
8 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.92%) Network Security
8 1 (1.92%) SMTP
8 1 (1.92%) VLAN
8 1 (1.92%) VoIP
8 1 (1.92%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MSI
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Back Office
4 2 (3.85%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 4 (7.69%) Server Specialist
4 4 (7.69%) Storage Specialist
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (5.77%) Azure Specialist
5 3 (5.77%) Cloud Specialist
5 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) LDAP
2 2 (3.85%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) Ajax
2 2 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Clustering
2 5 (9.62%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.77%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.85%) CCTV
5 2 (3.85%) CMDB
5 2 (3.85%) iPhone
5 2 (3.85%) Replication
6 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.92%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.92%) iPad
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (67.31%) Windows Server
3 29 (55.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (28.85%) Windows 10
5 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.77%) Linux
9 2 (3.85%) Android
9 2 (3.85%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (19.23%) ITIL
3 8 (15.38%) Migration
4 6 (11.54%) Change Management
4 6 (11.54%) Storage Management
5 5 (9.62%) Server Management
6 4 (7.69%) Cloud Operations
6 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) Server Building
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps
7 3 (5.77%) High Availability
7 3 (5.77%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (5.77%) ITSM
7 3 (5.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 15 (28.85%) SQL
3 3 (5.77%) C#
3 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) MCSE
3 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.92%) CCNP
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.92%) MCITP
3 1 (1.92%) MCP
3 1 (1.92%) MCSA
3 1 (1.92%) MCTS
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 37 (71.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
2 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.46%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.77%) DFS Replication
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.77%) vSphere
4 3 (5.77%) XenApp
5 2 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.92%) NFS
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (26.92%) SCCM
2 6 (11.54%) SCOM
3 4 (7.69%) vMotion
4 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.77%) SCSM
4 3 (5.77%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.92%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.92%) WMI
6 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (55.77%) Microsoft
2 20 (38.46%) VMware
3 7 (13.46%) Citrix
3 7 (13.46%) NetApp
4 6 (11.54%) Symantec
4 6 (11.54%) Veritas
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco
5 5 (9.62%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.77%) Dell
6 3 (5.77%) Ivanti
7 2 (3.85%) EMC
7 2 (3.85%) Hitachi
7 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 2 (3.85%) McAfee
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.85%) Splunk
8 1 (1.92%) Avaya
8 1 (1.92%) Sun