Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 186 142
Rank change year-on-year -6 -44 -55
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 66 64 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.93% 0.90% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.56% 4.43% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 49 76
City of London median daily rate £425 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% +1.59%
10th Percentile £206 £158 £256
90th Percentile £518 £575 £521
Central London median daily rate £400 £381 £400
% change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +9.30% +31.03%
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +9.30% +20.63%

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 1,447 1,444 1,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.39% 20.21% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 1,132 1,068
City of London median daily rate £475 £483 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +5.06% +3.73%
10th Percentile £150 £213 £287
90th Percentile £638 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 25
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.65% -18.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.90 £11.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.98 £42.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.42% -0.08%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018, 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (71.21%) Windows Server
3 44 (66.67%) VMware
4 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
5 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
6 30 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (34.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (33.33%) Office 365
8 22 (33.33%) SQL
9 21 (31.82%) ITIL
10 20 (30.30%) PowerShell
11 19 (28.79%) Windows 7
11 19 (28.79%) Finance
12 16 (24.24%) MS Exchange
12 16 (24.24%) Windows 10
13 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
13 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
14 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 13 (19.70%) Citrix
15 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
15 13 (19.70%) IIS
15 13 (19.70%) Migration
15 13 (19.70%) SCCM
16 12 (18.18%) Cisco
16 12 (18.18%) DNS
17 11 (16.67%) Linux
17 11 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
18 9 (13.64%) DHCP

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 16 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 14 (21.21%) SharePoint
3 13 (19.70%) IIS
4 11 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
6 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
7 3 (4.55%) Apache
7 3 (4.55%) IBM Notes
8 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (3.03%) CMS
8 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.52%) Drupal
9 1 (1.52%) nginx
9 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (33.33%) Office 365
2 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.55%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 3 (4.55%) OneDrive
5 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (3.03%) G Suite
5 2 (3.03%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.52%) GitHub
6 1 (1.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) DNS
2 9 (13.64%) DHCP
2 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.12%) SAN
3 8 (12.12%) Skype
3 8 (12.12%) SMTP
4 7 (10.61%) IMAP
4 7 (10.61%) WAN
5 5 (7.58%) Firewall
6 4 (6.06%) LAN
6 4 (6.06%) VPN
6 4 (6.06%) WAAS
7 3 (4.55%) HTTP
7 3 (4.55%) HTTPS
7 3 (4.55%) Internet
7 3 (4.55%) Wireless
8 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.03%) SSL
8 2 (3.03%) VoIP
8 2 (3.03%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) AdminStudio
1 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) Gradle
2 1 (1.52%) Maven
2 1 (1.52%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Marketing
4 3 (4.55%) Law
5 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.52%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Mac Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Mac Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) VMware Specialist
6 4 (6.06%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) XMPP
2 2 (3.03%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.52%) LAMP
3 1 (1.52%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.09%) Algorithms
4 5 (7.58%) Clustering
5 3 (4.55%) User Experience
6 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.03%) Reinsurance
6 2 (3.03%) Replication
6 2 (3.03%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.52%) CESG
7 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.52%) Handset
7 1 (1.52%) iPhone
7 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (71.21%) Windows Server
3 23 (34.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (28.79%) Windows 7
5 16 (24.24%) Windows 10
6 11 (16.67%) Linux
7 8 (12.12%) Windows 8
8 7 (10.61%) Mac OS
9 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (7.58%) Unix
11 3 (4.55%) Mac OS X
12 2 (3.03%) Solaris
12 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
12 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) ITIL
2 14 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (19.70%) Migration
4 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (10.61%) Task Automation
6 6 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.58%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (7.58%) Decision-Making
8 4 (6.06%) Line Management
8 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.55%) Change Management
9 3 (4.55%) Information Security
9 3 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.55%) Release Management
9 3 (4.55%) Security Management
9 3 (4.55%) Service Management
10 2 (3.03%) Application Packaging
10 2 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) SQL
2 20 (30.30%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.58%) C
4 2 (3.03%) Perl
4 2 (3.03%) Python
4 2 (3.03%) VBScript
5 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.12%) MCSE
3 5 (7.58%) Degree
4 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.55%) CCNA
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 30 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) vSphere
5 6 (9.09%) XenApp
6 5 (7.58%) VMware NSX
7 4 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
8 3 (4.55%) Xen
9 2 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) SCCM
2 5 (7.58%) vRealize
2 5 (7.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 4 (6.06%) SCOM
3 4 (6.06%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 2 (3.03%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Nagios
4 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.03%) Netcool
4 2 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.03%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.52%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.52%) Rancher
5 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (66.67%) VMware
2 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.70%) Citrix
4 12 (18.18%) Cisco
5 9 (13.64%) EMC
6 7 (10.61%) Ivanti
7 6 (9.09%) McAfee
8 4 (6.06%) Hitachi
8 4 (6.06%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (6.06%) Trend Micro
9 3 (4.55%) HP
9 3 (4.55%) IBM
9 3 (4.55%) Lotus
9 3 (4.55%) Splunk
10 2 (3.03%) Apple
10 2 (3.03%) F5
10 2 (3.03%) NetApp
10 2 (3.03%) Oracle
10 2 (3.03%) Pega
10 2 (3.03%) Symantec