Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 195 185
Rank change year-on-year +51 -10 -38
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 46 56 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.99% 0.83% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.82% 4.20% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 59
City of London median daily rate £405 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £160
90th Percentile £504 £525 £538
Central London median daily rate £365 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -8.75% +6.67% -6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
City of London median hourly rate - - £27.50
Central London median hourly rate - £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +7.27% +44.74%

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 790 1,333 1,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.96% 19.67% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 1,015 1,164
City of London median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +10.44%
10th Percentile £141 £150 £263
90th Percentile £641 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £425 £475 £483
% change year-on-year -10.53% -1.55% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 50
City of London median hourly rate £16.95 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.36% +24.67% -31.03%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.17 £29.00 £23.95
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.76 £17.40
% change year-on-year -0.32% +7.82% -14.60%

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 16 February 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
3 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
3 28 (60.87%) Windows Server
4 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (58.70%) VMware
5 19 (41.30%) Azure
6 17 (36.96%) Windows 10
7 16 (34.78%) Finance
8 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (32.61%) Office 365
9 14 (30.43%) Citrix
10 13 (28.26%) DNS
10 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
11 12 (26.09%) DHCP
11 12 (26.09%) PowerShell
12 11 (23.91%) ITIL
12 11 (23.91%) XenDesktop
12 11 (23.91%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (21.74%) XenApp
13 10 (21.74%) SQL
14 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (19.57%) SAN
15 8 (17.39%) Symantec
15 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
15 8 (17.39%) MCSE
15 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
15 8 (17.39%) Migration
15 8 (17.39%) vSphere
16 7 (15.22%) 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 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Houdini
2 1 (2.17%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (41.30%) Azure
2 15 (32.61%) Office 365
3 6 (13.04%) Azure Stack
3 6 (13.04%) OneDrive
3 6 (13.04%) PaaS
4 5 (10.87%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (4.35%) AWS
5 2 (4.35%) IaaS
6 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.17%) G Suite
6 1 (2.17%) SaaS
6 1 (2.17%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) DNS
2 12 (26.09%) DHCP
3 9 (19.57%) SAN
4 7 (15.22%) Firewall
5 6 (13.04%) LAN
5 6 (13.04%) NetScaler
6 5 (10.87%) VoIP
7 4 (8.70%) WAN
8 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (4.35%) VLAN
9 2 (4.35%) Wireless
10 1 (2.17%) BGP
10 1 (2.17%) EIGRP
10 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.17%) Kerberos
10 1 (2.17%) MPLS
10 1 (2.17%) Skype
10 1 (2.17%) VPN
10 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Selenium
2 2 (4.35%) NUnit
2 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.70%) Citrix Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) IT Support
5 3 (6.52%) Server Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) VMware Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) ADSI
1 2 (4.35%) LDAP
2 1 (2.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) BYOD
3 1 (2.17%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (60.87%) Windows Server
3 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (36.96%) Windows 10
5 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.87%) Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) Android
8 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.17%) Unix
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Migration
3 6 (13.04%) Analytics
3 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (10.87%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.70%) DevOps
5 4 (8.70%) ITIL V3
5 4 (8.70%) Service Management
6 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.35%) High Availability
7 2 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (4.35%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.17%) Network Management
8 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 10 (21.74%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (17.39%) MCSE
3 5 (10.87%) Degree
3 5 (10.87%) MCSA
4 4 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CCIE
5 1 (2.17%) CCNA
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (23.91%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (23.91%) XenDesktop
4 10 (21.74%) XenApp
5 8 (17.39%) vSphere
6 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
6 4 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (4.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
3 4 (8.70%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (8.70%) XenMobile
4 3 (6.52%) SCOM
5 2 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (4.35%) WSUS
6 1 (2.17%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (2.17%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.17%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (2.17%) SCSM
6 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 27 (58.70%) VMware
3 14 (30.43%) Citrix
4 8 (17.39%) Symantec
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco
5 5 (10.87%) McAfee
6 4 (8.70%) Altiris
6 4 (8.70%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) Apple
7 3 (6.52%) Dell
8 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.35%) Adobe
8 2 (4.35%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (4.35%) EMC
8 2 (4.35%) Google
8 2 (4.35%) NetApp
8 2 (4.35%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.17%) Meraki
9 1 (2.17%) Okta
9 1 (2.17%) Varonis