Period
to 18 April 2021

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 18 April 2021 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
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 130 136 186
Rank change year-on-year +6 +50 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 35 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.45% 0.89% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.31% 5.20% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 52
10th Percentile £371 £230 £271
25th Percentile £402 £281 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £448 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.41% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £506 £469 £500
90th Percentile £512 £500 £538
Central London median daily rate £469 £418 £413
% change year-on-year +12.28% +1.21% +7.84%

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 332 673 1,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.50% 17.21% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 514 1,000
10th Percentile £213 £150 £158
25th Percentile £379 £269 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £489 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.56% -5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £577
90th Percentile £699 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £489 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.56% -5.26% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 30
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +43.75% -22.89% +10.96%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.99% -6.50% +6.95%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the City of London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the City of London.

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 18 April 2021. 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 - 1 £385 -
Windows Server 2008
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2016
3 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Citrix
4 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (45.45%) Cisco
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (45.45%) XenApp
5 5 (45.45%) Azure
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (36.36%) Replication
6 4 (36.36%) Banking
6 4 (36.36%) Firewall
6 4 (36.36%) Clustering
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) Internet
7 3 (27.27%) Dell
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 3 (27.27%) VoIP
7 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (27.27%) 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 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Azure
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) OneDrive
3 1 (9.09%) IaaS
3 1 (9.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) VoIP
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) IPv4
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) Skype
4 1 (9.09%) FTP
4 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Hudson
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JUnit
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
1 1 (9.09%) PyUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 1 (9.09%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Packager
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Officer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
1 4 (36.36%) Replication
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) CESG
3 2 (18.18%) Fat Client
3 2 (18.18%) Thin Client
4 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 1 (9.09%) CMDB
4 1 (9.09%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) Data Security
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Security Hardening
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) GDPR
1 2 (18.18%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (18.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) XenApp
3 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (9.09%) NFS
5 1 (9.09%) vCloud
5 1 (9.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
1 1 (9.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Dell
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) NetApp
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 1 (9.09%) Altiris
6 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) CommVault
6 1 (9.09%) EMC
6 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds