Period
to 25 October 2021

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 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 105 176
Rank change year-on-year -62 +71 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 13 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.72% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.20% 4.23% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 46
10th Percentile £458 £212 £154
25th Percentile £471 £230 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £459 £400
Median % change year-on-year +14.44% +14.69% -5.88%
75th Percentile £550 £523 £488
90th Percentile £568 £536 £519
Central London median daily rate £503 £418 £388
% change year-on-year +20.36% +7.74% -5.49%

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 455 307 1,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.68% 17.11% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 244 880
10th Percentile £180 £200 £190
25th Percentile £363 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - -2.06%
75th Percentile £600 £565 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £469
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.39% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 33
10th Percentile £13.53 £20.75 £12.04
25th Percentile £13.88 £21.88 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.25 £22.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -37.36% +10.98% +9.63%
75th Percentile £16.81 £26.81 £21.50
90th Percentile £20.60 £33.68 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £21.25 £20.67
% change year-on-year -32.94% +2.83% +10.51%

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
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 25 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) Clustering
4 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (50.00%) Azure
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) Banking
5 4 (40.00%) Subversion
5 4 (40.00%) LDAP
5 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) Kerberos
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) EMC
6 3 (30.00%) Data Security
6 3 (30.00%) International Banking
6 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (30.00%) High Availability
6 3 (30.00%) GitHub
6 3 (30.00%) Ansible
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps

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 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Azure
2 3 (30.00%) GitHub
3 2 (20.00%) IaaS
3 2 (20.00%) ShareGate
4 1 (10.00%) AWS
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (10.00%) GCP
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (10.00%) PaaS
4 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Kerberos
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2019
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Serena SBM
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) International Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Publishing
3 1 (10.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Site Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) LDAP
2 2 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) JDBC
3 1 (10.00%) JMS
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (10.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Solaris
7 1 (10.00%) Unix
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Security
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps
1 3 (30.00%) High Availability
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (30.00%) Security Hardening
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Storage Management
3 1 (10.00%) API Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
2 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (20.00%) Docker
4 2 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (10.00%) IAG
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
2 2 (20.00%) Control-M
2 2 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Netcool
2 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) QRadar
2 2 (20.00%) Terraform
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Icinga
3 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) EMC
4 2 (20.00%) BMC
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) CyberArk
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Infoblox
4 2 (20.00%) Qualys
4 2 (20.00%) SaltStack
4 2 (20.00%) Splunk
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Altiris
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Ivanti
5 1 (10.00%) McAfee
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow