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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 103 76
Rank change year-on-year -21 -27  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 38 56 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.24% 1.65% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.41% 7.90% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 94
Median daily rate £350 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +7.60% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 702 709 1122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 22.85% 20.95% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 559 863
Median daily rate £469 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 34
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 54 (67.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 37 (46.25%) VMware
6 36 (45.00%) Finance
7 35 (43.75%) Microsoft
8 29 (36.25%) Citrix
9 27 (33.75%) SCCM
10 25 (31.25%) DNS
11 23 (28.75%) PowerShell
11 23 (28.75%) Windows 7
12 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (26.25%) DHCP
13 21 (26.25%) XenApp
14 20 (25.00%) MS Exchange
15 19 (23.75%) SAN
15 19 (23.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (22.50%) Migration
17 17 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2010
18 16 (20.00%) Firewall
18 16 (20.00%) ITIL
19 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
20 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
20 13 (16.25%) Banking
21 12 (15.00%) SCOM
21 12 (15.00%) Data Centre
22 11 (13.75%) MS Office
23 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
23 10 (12.50%) Cisco

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 20 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 9 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (7.50%) Skype for Business
7 3 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.75%) IIS
8 1 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Office
2 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.75%) Office 365
3 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.75%) IaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.25%) GitHub
4 1 (1.25%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (31.25%) DNS
2 21 (26.25%) DHCP
3 19 (23.75%) SAN
4 16 (20.00%) Firewall
5 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.00%) iSCSI
6 4 (5.00%) NAS
6 4 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.75%) Internet
7 3 (3.75%) Intranet
8 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.50%) FTP
8 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.50%) Skype
8 2 (2.50%) SMTP
8 2 (2.50%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.50%) VoIP
9 1 (1.25%) SSL
9 1 (1.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.25%) DTS
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MSI
2 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.50%) Grunt
3 2 (2.50%) gulp
3 2 (2.50%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.50%) Mocha
3 2 (2.50%) webpack
4 1 (1.25%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (45.00%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Electronics
4 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.50%) Law
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Games
5 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (7.50%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Administrator
6 5 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Applications Packager
7 4 (5.00%) Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) HTML
3 2 (2.50%) Angular 2
3 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.50%) CSS
3 2 (2.50%) HTML5
3 2 (2.50%) LESS
3 2 (2.50%) Sass
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.75%) Clustering
3 4 (5.00%) CMDB
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.50%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.25%) Fintech
6 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.25%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 54 (67.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (28.75%) Windows 7
5 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (11.25%) Linux
7 8 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 7 (8.75%) Windows 8
9 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (5.00%) Mac OS
10 4 (5.00%) Unix
11 3 (3.75%) Android
11 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.25%) Solaris
12 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) Migration
2 16 (20.00%) ITIL
3 8 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (7.50%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.25%) Application Discovery
5 5 (6.25%) High Availability
6 4 (5.00%) Application Packaging
6 4 (5.00%) Server Building
7 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.75%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.75%) Converged Infrastructure
7 3 (3.75%) Data Security
7 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.75%) Release Management
7 3 (3.75%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (2.50%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.50%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.50%) Data Management
8 2 (2.50%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.75%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.00%) SQL
3 5 (6.25%) C#
3 5 (6.25%) VBScript
4 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
4 2 (2.50%) VB
5 1 (1.25%) C
5 1 (1.25%) Perl
5 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.25%) MCSE
3 6 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.25%) CCNA
4 5 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.25%) MCSA
5 3 (3.75%) Degree
5 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.25%) CCA
7 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) MCDST
7 1 (1.25%) MCITP
7 1 (1.25%) MCTS
7 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 50 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.25%) XenApp
3 19 (23.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (12.50%) vSphere
5 9 (11.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (11.25%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 7 (8.75%) VMware ESX
8 6 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.50%) XenServer
11 1 (1.25%) Firmware
11 1 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (33.75%) SCCM
2 12 (15.00%) SCOM
3 5 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (6.25%) SCOrch
3 5 (6.25%) SCVMM
3 5 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.00%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.00%) WSUS
5 3 (3.75%) SCSM
5 3 (3.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (2.50%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.25%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (1.25%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.25%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 37 (46.25%) VMware
2 35 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 29 (36.25%) Citrix
4 10 (12.50%) Cisco
4 10 (12.50%) Symantec
5 7 (8.75%) HP
6 6 (7.50%) NetApp
6 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.25%) Dell
7 5 (6.25%) LANDesk
7 5 (6.25%) ServiceNow
8 4 (5.00%) 3PAR
8 4 (5.00%) Altiris
9 3 (3.75%) Apple
9 3 (3.75%) AppSense
9 3 (3.75%) Brocade
10 2 (2.50%) EMC
10 2 (2.50%) Polycom
10 2 (2.50%) SAP
10 2 (2.50%) Veritas
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