Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 122 195
Rank change year-on-year -36 +73 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 16 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.66% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.89% 3.76% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 45
10th Percentile £405 £255 £164
25th Percentile £434 £261 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £425 £440
Median % change year-on-year +14.71% -3.41% +3.53%
75th Percentile £538 £478 £500
90th Percentile " £506 £538
Central London median daily rate £475 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +13.77% -1.76% +6.25%

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 370 426 1,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.96% 17.57% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 323 1,007
10th Percentile £265 £211 £170
25th Percentile £413 £348 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £511 £473 £488
Median % change year-on-year +8.04% -3.08% -2.50%
75th Percentile £638 £550 £575
90th Percentile £700 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £507 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +7.25% -0.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 29
10th Percentile £13.73 £14.19 £12.04
25th Percentile £13.88 £15.46 £18.50
Median hourly rate £14.25 £18.70 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -23.80% -10.95% +12.30%
75th Percentile £19.00 £26.12 £22.93
90th Percentile £21.40 £33.42 £38.96
Central London median hourly rate £16.19 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year -13.45% -10.95% +10.53%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Azure
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) Replication
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) Clustering
5 3 (42.86%) XenApp
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (28.57%) GDPR
6 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (28.57%) ShareGate
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (28.57%) vSphere
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (28.57%) Ansible
6 2 (28.57%) DevOps
6 2 (28.57%) Symantec

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 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (14.29%) Confluence
3 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (28.57%) ShareGate
3 1 (14.29%) AWS
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (14.29%) GCP
3 1 (14.29%) GitHub
3 1 (14.29%) IaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
3 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
3 1 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
4 1 (14.29%) Kerberos
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Hudson
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) PyUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (14.29%) International Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
1 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
1 3 (42.86%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) EMC VNX
2 1 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 1 (14.29%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Antivirus Management
3 1 (14.29%) API Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Security Hardening
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) GDPR
2 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (14.29%) NFS
4 1 (14.29%) vCloud
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
2 1 (14.29%) Control-M
2 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Netcool
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) QRadar
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) BMC
5 1 (14.29%) CommVault
5 1 (14.29%) CyberArk
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) Infoblox
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) Qualys
5 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 1 (14.29%) Splunk