Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 184 121
Rank change year-on-year -5 -63 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 72 56 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.03% 0.85% 1.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.04% 4.09% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 91
City of London median daily rate £425 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -4.11% +8.15%
10th Percentile £225 £150 £200
90th Percentile £560 £500 £500
Central London median daily rate £425 £350 £364
% change year-on-year +21.43% -3.78% +5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £94.52 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.37% +472.83% +13.79%
10th Percentile £18.65 £28.23 £15.25
90th Percentile £19.95 £170.23 £21.03
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £175.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -88.86% +960.61% +0.76%

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 1,428 1,370 1,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.45% 20.88% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,092 1,056 1,179
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £198 £208 £274
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +2.63% +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 39 33
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +1.60%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.50 £30.30 £23.88
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -2.78%

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 15 August 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

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 15 August 2018. 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
Moorgate - 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (76.39%) Windows Server
3 41 (56.94%) VMware
4 38 (52.78%) Active Directory
5 36 (50.00%) Finance
6 34 (47.22%) Microsoft
7 31 (43.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (40.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 19 (26.39%) ITIL
11 18 (25.00%) Citrix
11 18 (25.00%) Windows 10
12 17 (23.61%) Windows 7
13 16 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
14 14 (19.44%) MCSE
14 14 (19.44%) SAN
14 14 (19.44%) Banking
15 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (18.06%) XenApp
15 13 (18.06%) SCCM
15 13 (18.06%) DHCP
15 13 (18.06%) DNS
15 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Office
15 13 (18.06%) McAfee
15 13 (18.06%) VMware ESXi
16 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (16.67%) Office 365
16 12 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 12 (16.67%) SQL

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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.17%) IIS
4 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.39%) Apache
5 1 (1.39%) CMS
5 1 (1.39%) Drupal
5 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.39%) nginx
5 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (2.78%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (16.67%) Office 365
3 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.17%) IaaS
4 3 (4.17%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.78%) PaaS
5 2 (2.78%) SaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.39%) Datadog
6 1 (1.39%) G Suite
6 1 (1.39%) GitHub
6 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) SAN
2 13 (18.06%) DHCP
2 13 (18.06%) DNS
3 7 (9.72%) Firewall
4 6 (8.33%) Skype
4 6 (8.33%) VPN
5 4 (5.56%) Kerberos
5 4 (5.56%) NAS
5 4 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 4 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.17%) WAN
6 3 (4.17%) WebEx
7 2 (2.78%) FTP
7 2 (2.78%) Internet
7 2 (2.78%) Network Security
7 2 (2.78%) Wireless
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.39%) IMAP
8 1 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.39%) MySQL
4 1 (1.39%) phpMyAdmin
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.56%) JIRA
3 3 (4.17%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.78%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.78%) Travis CI
4 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.39%) Subversion
5 1 (1.39%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (1.39%) Vagrant
General
1 36 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (19.44%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Legal
4 4 (5.56%) Law
5 2 (2.78%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Administrator
6 4 (5.56%) Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.56%) IT Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) IT Support
6 4 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) XMPP
2 2 (2.78%) LAMP
2 2 (2.78%) REST
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.39%) Gearman
3 1 (1.39%) HTML
3 1 (1.39%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Clustering
2 3 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.17%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.78%) Handset
3 2 (2.78%) iPhone
3 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.39%) CESG
4 1 (1.39%) CMDB
4 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (76.39%) Windows Server
3 31 (43.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 17 (23.61%) Windows 7
6 11 (15.28%) Linux
6 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
8 4 (5.56%) Mac OS
8 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.17%) CentOS
9 3 (4.17%) Solaris
9 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.17%) Unix
10 2 (2.78%) Android
10 2 (2.78%) DC/OS
11 1 (1.39%) AIX
11 1 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) ITIL
2 12 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (12.50%) Migration
5 7 (9.72%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (8.33%) DevOps
7 5 (6.94%) Application Virtualisation
7 5 (6.94%) Coaching
7 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.94%) Investment Management
7 5 (6.94%) Project Management
8 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.17%) Application Packaging
9 3 (4.17%) BCP
9 3 (4.17%) Functional Testing
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (4.17%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 12 (16.67%) SQL
3 11 (15.28%) C
4 6 (8.33%) Python
4 6 (8.33%) VBScript
5 4 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.39%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (19.44%) MCSE
3 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.17%) CCNA
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.17%) MCITP
5 3 (4.17%) RHCE
6 2 (2.78%) Degree
6 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.39%) CCNP
7 1 (1.39%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.39%) MCP
7 1 (1.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) GDPR
2 1 (1.39%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 29 (40.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.06%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (18.06%) XenApp
4 12 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 9 (12.50%) vSphere
6 8 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
8 3 (4.17%) VirtualBox
8 3 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (4.17%) Xen
9 2 (2.78%) Docker
9 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.78%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) SCCM
2 6 (8.33%) SCOM
3 5 (6.94%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (5.56%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.17%) AirWatch
5 3 (4.17%) Ansible
5 3 (4.17%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (2.78%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.78%) Netcool
6 2 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.78%) Puppet
6 2 (2.78%) Terraform
6 2 (2.78%) vRealize
7 1 (1.39%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (56.94%) VMware
2 34 (47.22%) Microsoft
3 18 (25.00%) Citrix
4 13 (18.06%) McAfee
5 10 (13.89%) EMC
5 10 (13.89%) Ivanti
6 9 (12.50%) Cisco
6 9 (12.50%) Hitachi
7 5 (6.94%) HP
7 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.94%) Splunk
7 5 (6.94%) Veritas
8 4 (5.56%) Apple
9 3 (4.17%) Dell
9 3 (4.17%) NetApp
9 3 (4.17%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.17%) Varonis
10 2 (2.78%) Oracle
10 2 (2.78%) Palo Alto