Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 193 190
Rank change year-on-year +30 -3 -51
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 55 68 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.97% 0.96% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.30% 4.67% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 58 50
City of London median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £164 £206 £159
90th Percentile £500 £512 £575
Central London median daily rate £400 £410 £373
% change year-on-year -2.44% +10.07% -6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
City of London median hourly rate - £20.00 £20.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.70% +9.30%
Central London median hourly rate - £21.50 £20.77
% change year-on-year - +3.53% +9.30%

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 1,037 1,457 1,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.27% 20.55% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 1,106 1,121
City of London median daily rate £463 £475 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -1.55% +4.32%
10th Percentile £163 £150 £213
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 74 51
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +20.65% -18.42%
10th Percentile £12.22 £13.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.35 £25.17 £27.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £18.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.09% +13.33% -8.21%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019, 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (70.91%) Windows Server
3 32 (58.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (56.36%) Microsoft
5 28 (50.91%) Active Directory
6 27 (49.09%) VMware
7 22 (40.00%) Azure
8 20 (36.36%) Office 365
9 17 (30.91%) Windows 10
9 17 (30.91%) Finance
10 14 (25.45%) Migration
10 14 (25.45%) SQL
10 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
10 14 (25.45%) DNS
10 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (23.64%) DHCP
12 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
13 11 (20.00%) SCCM
13 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
14 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
14 10 (18.18%) SAN
14 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (16.36%) Firewall
15 9 (16.36%) Asset Management
15 9 (16.36%) Citrix
15 9 (16.36%) ITIL
15 9 (16.36%) MCSE
16 8 (14.55%) Linux
16 8 (14.55%) VMware ESXi

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 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) Confluence
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Houdini
2 1 (1.82%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (40.00%) Azure
2 20 (36.36%) Office 365
3 5 (9.09%) Azure Stack
4 4 (7.27%) AWS
4 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (7.27%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (7.27%) PaaS
5 3 (5.45%) G Suite
5 3 (5.45%) OneDrive
6 2 (3.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (3.64%) SaaS
7 1 (1.82%) IaaS
7 1 (1.82%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) DNS
2 13 (23.64%) DHCP
3 10 (18.18%) SAN
4 9 (16.36%) Firewall
5 7 (12.73%) LAN
6 5 (9.09%) VoIP
6 5 (9.09%) WAN
7 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (5.45%) Skype
8 3 (5.45%) Wireless
9 2 (3.64%) FTP
9 2 (3.64%) Internet
9 2 (3.64%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.64%) VLAN
10 1 (1.82%) BGP
10 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.82%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.82%) MPLS
10 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Hudson
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
1 2 (3.64%) Selenium
2 1 (1.82%) NUnit
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Support Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (12.73%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Server Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (5.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) IT Support
7 3 (5.45%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) COM
2 1 (1.82%) ADSI
2 1 (1.82%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) CCTV
2 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.64%) iPhone
2 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (70.91%) Windows Server
3 32 (58.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (30.91%) Windows 10
5 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
6 8 (14.55%) Linux
7 3 (5.45%) Android
7 3 (5.45%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.45%) Unix
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.64%) AIX
8 2 (3.64%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.64%) Solaris
8 2 (3.64%) zOS
9 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Migration
2 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (16.36%) Asset Management
3 9 (16.36%) ITIL
4 6 (10.91%) Analytics
4 6 (10.91%) Service Management
5 5 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (5.45%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.45%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) DevOps
7 3 (5.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 2 (3.64%) B2B
8 2 (3.64%) High Availability
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.64%) Software Licensing
9 1 (1.82%) Customer-Centric Approach
9 1 (1.82%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) PHP
4 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.36%) MCSE
3 6 (10.91%) Degree
4 5 (9.09%) MCSA
5 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) MCITP
6 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.82%) CCA
7 1 (1.82%) CCIE
7 1 (1.82%) CCNA
7 1 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.82%) MCP
7 1 (1.82%) MCTS
7 1 (1.82%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (50.91%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.55%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (12.73%) vSphere
5 6 (10.91%) XenDesktop
6 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 5 (9.09%) XenApp
7 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (5.45%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.82%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) SCCM
2 7 (12.73%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (9.09%) Backup Exec
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (5.45%) SCOM
5 2 (3.64%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.82%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.82%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (1.82%) SCSM
6 1 (1.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (56.36%) Microsoft
2 27 (49.09%) VMware
3 9 (16.36%) Citrix
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco
5 4 (7.27%) HP
5 4 (7.27%) Symantec
6 3 (5.45%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.45%) Apple
6 3 (5.45%) Dell Compellent
6 3 (5.45%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.64%) Adobe
7 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.64%) Dell
7 2 (3.64%) EMC
7 2 (3.64%) Google
7 2 (3.64%) IBM
7 2 (3.64%) Okta
7 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.64%) TIBCO