Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 142 86
Rank change year-on-year -53 -56 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 57 108 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.80% 1.62% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.96% 7.66% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 78 157
City of London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £174 £259 £196
90th Percentile £575 £512 £503
Central London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
City of London median hourly rate £20.77 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.30% +31.03% -28.83%
10th Percentile £13.31 £15.25 £10.38
90th Percentile £27.50 £33.50 £26.94
Central London median hourly rate £20.77 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +9.30% +20.63% -21.25%

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 1438 1410 2023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.11% 21.19% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1108 1601
City of London median daily rate £478 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +5.71% +6.71%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £225
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 63
City of London median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.11% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.04
90th Percentile £26.28 £36.50 £36.60
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +12.50%

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 21 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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
London Bridge +2 1 £250 -
Windows Server 2008
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (75.44%) Windows Server
3 39 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
5 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
5 22 (38.60%) VMware
6 17 (29.82%) Citrix
6 17 (29.82%) PowerShell
7 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (26.32%) SQL
8 14 (24.56%) DNS
8 14 (24.56%) Finance
8 14 (24.56%) Office 365
9 13 (22.81%) ITIL
10 12 (21.05%) Linux
10 12 (21.05%) Cisco
10 12 (21.05%) SAN
10 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
12 10 (17.54%) vSphere
12 10 (17.54%) SCCM
13 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
13 9 (15.79%) NAS
13 9 (15.79%) Firewall
13 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
13 9 (15.79%) DHCP
13 9 (15.79%) Windows 10
14 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
14 8 (14.04%) LAN

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 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.53%) IIS
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.56%) Office 365
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (8.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) DNS
2 12 (21.05%) SAN
3 9 (15.79%) DHCP
3 9 (15.79%) Firewall
3 9 (15.79%) NAS
4 8 (14.04%) LAN
4 8 (14.04%) WAN
5 6 (10.53%) VPN
6 5 (8.77%) Network Security
7 4 (7.02%) MPLS
7 4 (7.02%) SMTP
7 4 (7.02%) SNMP
7 4 (7.02%) VLAN
8 2 (3.51%) DMZ
8 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.75%) FTP
9 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.75%) Power BI
6 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.51%) MSI
4 1 (1.75%) Bower
4 1 (1.75%) FxCop
4 1 (1.75%) Grunt
4 1 (1.75%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.75%) JSHint
4 1 (1.75%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.75%) Moq
4 1 (1.75%) NDepend
4 1 (1.75%) NUnit
4 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.75%) Selenium
4 1 (1.75%) StyleCop
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Administrator
4 5 (8.77%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) DBA
6 3 (5.26%) Developer
6 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Server Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) RESTful
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) Node.js
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Thrift
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) HTML5
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) JSON
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.75%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Private Cloud
2 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.51%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.75%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (75.44%) Windows Server
3 39 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (21.05%) Linux
5 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.26%) Debian
9 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.51%) Solaris
9 2 (3.51%) Unix
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.51%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.75%) SUSE
10 1 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Migration
3 5 (8.77%) Change Management
3 5 (8.77%) DevOps
3 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (7.02%) Server Hardening
5 3 (5.26%) Change Control
5 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.26%) Task Automation
6 2 (3.51%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (3.51%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.51%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.51%) Security Operations
6 2 (3.51%) SIEM
6 2 (3.51%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) PowerShell
2 15 (26.32%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) C#
4 5 (8.77%) VBScript
5 2 (3.51%) Python
5 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
6 1 (1.75%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) MCP
4 3 (5.26%) MCSE
4 3 (5.26%) VCP5
5 2 (3.51%) CCA
5 2 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.51%) ISEB
5 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.51%) MCITP
5 2 (3.51%) MCSA
5 2 (3.51%) NCSA
5 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) GCP
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.54%) vSphere
4 8 (14.04%) XenApp
5 6 (10.53%) XenDesktop
6 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
7 4 (7.02%) VMware NSX
8 3 (5.26%) DFS Replication
8 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.75%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) SCCM
2 6 (10.53%) vRealize
3 5 (8.77%) vCenter Server
4 4 (7.02%) Ansible
4 4 (7.02%) PowerCLI
4 4 (7.02%) WSUS
5 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (5.26%) Puppet
5 3 (5.26%) Terraform
6 2 (3.51%) Netcool
6 2 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (3.51%) SCOM
6 2 (3.51%) WMI
7 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
1 22 (38.60%) VMware
2 17 (29.82%) Citrix
3 12 (21.05%) Cisco
4 7 (12.28%) EMC
5 6 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.53%) NetApp
5 6 (10.53%) Oracle
6 5 (8.77%) CommVault
6 5 (8.77%) HP
7 4 (7.02%) McAfee
7 4 (7.02%) Palo Alto
7 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.26%) Veritas
9 2 (3.51%) AppSense
9 2 (3.51%) Dell
9 2 (3.51%) Symantec
9 2 (3.51%) Veeam
10 1 (1.75%) Lumension
10 1 (1.75%) Splunk