Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 187 184
Rank change year-on-year +66 -3 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 52 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.84% 0.81% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.98% 4.24% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 57
Median daily rate £418 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £208 £275 £160
90th Percentile £486 £538 £555
Central London median daily rate £300 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -27.27% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
Central London median hourly rate - £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -15.71% -80.69%

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 522 1,227 1,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.93% 19.11% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 919 1,119
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £224
90th Percentile £626 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 53
Median hourly rate £16.95 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.29% +9.09% +13.52%
10th Percentile £12.50 £16.64 £12.20
90th Percentile £21.00 £37.50 £23.95
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.95% +5.00% +17.65%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the City of London

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
3 18 (69.23%) VMware
4 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (46.15%) Windows 10
5 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
5 12 (46.15%) Citrix
6 10 (38.46%) Azure
6 10 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (34.62%) XenApp
8 8 (30.77%) XenDesktop
8 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
9 7 (26.92%) Office 365
9 7 (26.92%) NetScaler
10 6 (23.08%) SCCM
10 6 (23.08%) DNS
10 6 (23.08%) ITIL
11 5 (19.23%) SQL
11 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
11 5 (19.23%) DHCP
11 5 (19.23%) XenMobile
11 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (15.38%) OneDrive
12 4 (15.38%) Finance
12 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (15.38%) Citrix Certification

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 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Azure
2 7 (26.92%) Office 365
3 4 (15.38%) OneDrive
3 4 (15.38%) PaaS
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Stack
4 2 (7.69%) IaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.85%) G Suite
5 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) NetScaler
2 6 (23.08%) DNS
3 5 (19.23%) DHCP
4 3 (11.54%) Skype
4 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.54%) VoIP
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall
5 2 (7.69%) SAN
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
6 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (11.54%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) NUnit
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
3 2 (7.69%) Advertising
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support
5 1 (3.85%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) ADSI
1 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (3.85%) BYOD
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) FlexPod
2 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2016
3 12 (46.15%) Windows 10
4 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Analytics
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineering
4 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.85%) Antivirus Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.85%) Scrum
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (34.62%) XenApp
5 8 (30.77%) XenDesktop
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (11.54%) vSphere
8 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
9 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 5 (19.23%) XenMobile
3 4 (15.38%) SCOM
4 2 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (7.69%) WSUS
5 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (3.85%) SCSM
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) Altiris
4 4 (15.38%) McAfee
4 4 (15.38%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) Dell
5 2 (7.69%) Google
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) F5
6 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Meraki
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Okta
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) Zerto