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 3 months to 28 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 109 88
Rank change year-on-year -27 -21  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 57 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.92% 1.69% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.68% 7.69% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 88
Median daily rate £370 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £206 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £323 £301
% change year-on-year -0.92% +7.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £175.00 £17.50 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +900.00% +6.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £15.45 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £21.35 £30.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year -19.76% +13.90%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 641 741 1158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 19.64% 22.01% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1311 1944
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 59 181
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £181.63 £22.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (77.27%) Windows Server
3 46 (69.70%) Active Directory
4 44 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (53.03%) Microsoft
6 33 (50.00%) VMware
7 23 (34.85%) Citrix
7 23 (34.85%) PowerShell
8 22 (33.33%) Finance
9 19 (28.79%) SAN
10 18 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (25.76%) SCCM
11 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (24.24%) Windows 7
12 16 (24.24%) DNS
12 16 (24.24%) Firewall
13 15 (22.73%) MS Exchange
14 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
15 12 (18.18%) XenApp
15 12 (18.18%) Office 365
16 11 (16.67%) Hyper-V
16 11 (16.67%) Banking
16 11 (16.67%) ITIL
16 11 (16.67%) Symantec
17 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (15.15%) SCOM
17 10 (15.15%) vSphere
17 10 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
18 9 (13.64%) Windows 10

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 15 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (18.18%) Office 365
3 6 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.55%) IaaS
5 1 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.52%) SaaS
5 1 (1.52%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.79%) SAN
2 16 (24.24%) DNS
2 16 (24.24%) Firewall
3 9 (13.64%) DHCP
4 8 (12.12%) NAS
5 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.06%) iSCSI
6 4 (6.06%) LAN
6 4 (6.06%) VLAN
6 4 (6.06%) VPN
6 4 (6.06%) WAN
7 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.55%) FTP
7 3 (4.55%) SMTP
8 2 (3.03%) DMZ
8 2 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.03%) Kerberos
8 2 (3.03%) VoIP
9 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.52%) DTS
5 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MSI
2 2 (3.03%) InstallShield
2 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.52%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.52%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.52%) NUnit
3 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 22 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Legal
5 2 (3.03%) Electronics
5 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.03%) Law
5 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) Support Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Server Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Consultant
4 6 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) IT Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.06%) Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Applications Packager
7 3 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Server Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) HTML
3 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.52%) CSS
4 1 (1.52%) WF
4 1 (1.52%) XHTML
4 1 (1.52%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Clustering
2 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.52%) Fintech
5 1 (1.52%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.52%) iPhone
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (77.27%) Windows Server
3 44 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (24.24%) Windows 7
5 9 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 7 (10.61%) Windows 8
6 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.06%) Linux
8 3 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.03%) Unix
10 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.52%) Solaris
10 1 (1.52%) SUSE
10 1 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.67%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Migration
3 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (7.58%) High Availability
3 5 (7.58%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (7.58%) Server Building
3 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.06%) DevOps
4 4 (6.06%) ITSM
5 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.55%) Data Security
5 3 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.55%) Service Management
6 2 (3.03%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.64%) VBScript
3 8 (12.12%) SQL
4 2 (3.03%) C#
4 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) Perl
5 1 (1.52%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) VBA
5 1 (1.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.61%) MCSE
3 4 (6.06%) MCITP
4 3 (4.55%) MCSA
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) CCA
6 1 (1.52%) CCNA
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.52%) MCP
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.52%) MiFID
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 18 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.18%) XenApp
4 11 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 10 (15.15%) vSphere
6 8 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (12.12%) XenDesktop
7 7 (10.61%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (3.03%) DFS Replication
9 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (3.03%) XenServer
10 1 (1.52%) Firmware
10 1 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (25.76%) SCCM
2 10 (15.15%) SCOM
3 5 (7.58%) Backup Exec
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (7.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
4 4 (6.06%) SCVMM
5 3 (4.55%) vCenter Server
5 3 (4.55%) vRealize
5 3 (4.55%) WSUS
6 2 (3.03%) AirWatch
6 2 (3.03%) Ansible
6 2 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.03%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.03%) SCSM
6 2 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.52%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 35 (53.03%) Microsoft
2 33 (50.00%) VMware
3 23 (34.85%) Citrix
4 11 (16.67%) Symantec
5 8 (12.12%) Cisco
5 8 (12.12%) HP
6 6 (9.09%) Dell
7 5 (7.58%) NetApp
8 4 (6.06%) Altiris
8 4 (6.06%) AppSense
9 3 (4.55%) EMC
9 3 (4.55%) McAfee
10 2 (3.03%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.03%) Apple
10 2 (3.03%) Avaya
10 2 (3.03%) Brocade
10 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.03%) Polycom
10 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.03%) Veritas