Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 September 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 509 318 251
Rank change year-on-year -191 -67 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 219 175 916
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.68% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.18% 3.66% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 136 603
10th Percentile £200 £185 £163
25th Percentile £300 £258 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £373 £363
Median % change year-on-year +7.33% +2.81% +3.57%
75th Percentile £519 £475 £438
90th Percentile £613 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 39
10th Percentile £11.61 £15.25 £10.00
25th Percentile £13.94 £17.81 £12.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.58% +8.57% -7.89%
75th Percentile £34.85 £26.44 £28.25
90th Percentile £46.34 £40.13 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +35.14% +2.78% +2.86%

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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 10,042 4,778 16,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.68% 18.49% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,814 3,125 10,635
10th Percentile £166 £185 £150
25th Percentile £335 £319 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £669 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 242 997
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.88 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.43
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +9.01% +0.11%
75th Percentile £39.90 £38.94 £36.70
90th Percentile £63.00 £48.14 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +2.94%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -174 90 £450 +7.78% 24
South East -62 40 £325 -9.77% 31
Midlands -58 26 £313 -6.72% 12
North of England -69 21 £313 +40.45% 30
West Midlands -52 17 £269 -20.37% 10
East of England -58 17 £373 -0.67% 10
South West -55 16 £438 +98.86% 18
Yorkshire -46 12 £333 +70.51% 3
East Midlands -28 9 £313 -6.72% 2
North West -52 7 £141 -48.64% 23
North East -10 2 - - 4
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 219 (100.00%) Windows
2 156 (71.23%) Active Directory
3 137 (62.56%) Windows Server
4 126 (57.53%) Microsoft
5 124 (56.62%) VMware
6 117 (53.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 88 (40.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 79 (36.07%) Windows Server 2016
9 72 (32.88%) PowerShell
9 72 (32.88%) Microsoft 365
10 69 (31.51%) DNS
11 68 (31.05%) Azure
12 57 (26.03%) Windows Server 2019
13 51 (23.29%) Windows 10
13 51 (23.29%) DHCP
13 51 (23.29%) Migration
14 47 (21.46%) ITIL
14 47 (21.46%) Windows 7
14 47 (21.46%) Security Cleared
15 46 (21.00%) SQL Server
16 45 (20.55%) Social Skills
17 40 (18.26%) SQL
18 39 (17.81%) MS Exchange
19 37 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 36 (16.44%) VMware ESXi
21 35 (15.98%) SCCM
22 33 (15.07%) Hyper-V
23 32 (14.61%) Firewall
23 32 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
24 28 (12.79%) Linux

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 39 (17.81%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.39%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.48%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.02%) IIS
6 10 (4.57%) ArcGIS
7 7 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.28%) Documentum
8 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.83%) Confluence
9 4 (1.83%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.46%) Apache
11 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.46%) JBoss
11 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.57%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 72 (32.88%) Microsoft 365
2 68 (31.05%) Azure
3 16 (7.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (5.94%) AWS
5 10 (4.57%) GCP
6 9 (4.11%) Mimecast
7 7 (3.20%) GitHub
8 6 (2.74%) IaaS
9 5 (2.28%) PaaS
10 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.83%) SaaS
11 3 (1.37%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.91%) Azure App Service
12 2 (0.91%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.91%) ShareGate
13 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 69 (31.51%) DNS
2 51 (23.29%) DHCP
3 32 (14.61%) Firewall
4 25 (11.42%) WAN
5 24 (10.96%) SAN
6 23 (10.50%) TCP/IP
6 23 (10.50%) VPN
7 22 (10.05%) LAN
8 20 (9.13%) Kerberos
9 14 (6.39%) Skype
10 10 (4.57%) SSL
11 8 (3.65%) iSCSI
11 8 (3.65%) NAS
12 7 (3.20%) Ethernet
12 7 (3.20%) HTTP
12 7 (3.20%) Network Security
12 7 (3.20%) VoIP
13 5 (2.28%) Junos
14 4 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (1.83%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.57%) GIS
4 7 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.74%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2019
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.46%) MS Access
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.65%) Subversion
2 7 (3.20%) JIRA
3 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.37%) Toad
5 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.46%) MSI
5 1 (0.46%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (20.55%) Social Skills
2 26 (11.87%) Finance
3 19 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.85%) Banking
5 9 (4.11%) Public Sector
6 8 (3.65%) Documentation Skills
7 5 (2.28%) Military
8 4 (1.83%) Legal
9 3 (1.37%) International Banking
10 2 (0.91%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.91%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.46%) Electronics
11 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.46%) Law
11 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.46%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 34 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (8.68%) Analyst
3 17 (7.76%) Support Engineer
4 14 (6.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (5.94%) Architect
6 12 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (5.02%) Administrator
8 10 (4.57%) Server Engineer
9 9 (4.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.11%) IT Support
10 8 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (3.65%) Active Directory Engineer
10 8 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.20%) IT Engineer
11 7 (3.20%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.74%) Consultant
12 6 (2.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.31%) LDAP
2 8 (3.65%) SAML
3 7 (3.20%) SPNEGO
4 4 (1.83%) REST
5 3 (1.37%) .NET
6 2 (0.91%) ARM Templates
6 2 (0.91%) Middleware
7 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.46%) JDBC
7 1 (0.46%) JMS
7 1 (0.46%) Web Services
7 1 (0.46%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.42%) Clustering
2 24 (10.96%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.02%) Replication
4 7 (3.20%) Fibre Optics
4 7 (3.20%) iPhone
5 5 (2.28%) iPad
5 5 (2.28%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.28%) PKI
6 4 (1.83%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.37%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.37%) User Experience
8 2 (0.91%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.91%) NHS
8 2 (0.91%) PMI
8 2 (0.91%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.46%) CMDB
9 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.46%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 219 (100.00%) Windows
2 137 (62.56%) Windows Server
3 117 (53.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 79 (36.07%) Windows Server 2016
5 57 (26.03%) Windows Server 2019
6 51 (23.29%) Windows 10
7 47 (21.46%) Windows 7
8 28 (12.79%) Linux
9 22 (10.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (6.85%) Windows Vista
11 10 (4.57%) Apple iOS
12 9 (4.11%) Android
13 7 (3.20%) Windows XP
14 6 (2.74%) Windows 8
15 5 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (2.28%) Ubuntu
15 5 (2.28%) Unix
15 5 (2.28%) VMS
16 3 (1.37%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.29%) Migration
2 47 (21.46%) ITIL
3 37 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 21 (9.59%) DevOps
5 20 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (8.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (7.76%) Configuration Management
8 16 (7.31%) Data Migration
8 16 (7.31%) Service Delivery
9 14 (6.39%) Test Scripting
10 12 (5.48%) High Availability
10 12 (5.48%) Service Design
11 11 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (5.02%) Problem Management
11 11 (5.02%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (5.02%) Systems Engineering
12 10 (4.57%) Image Processing
12 10 (4.57%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.11%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (32.88%) PowerShell
2 40 (18.26%) SQL
3 16 (7.31%) C
4 10 (4.57%) VB
5 8 (3.65%) VBA
6 6 (2.74%) Python
6 6 (2.74%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.28%) C#
8 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.91%) Java
9 2 (0.91%) VBScript
10 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (21.46%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (9.59%) DV Cleared
5 12 (5.48%) MCSE
6 11 (5.02%) CCNA
7 10 (4.57%) CCNP
8 8 (3.65%) MCITP
8 8 (3.65%) MCSA
9 7 (3.20%) CCDA
9 7 (3.20%) JNCIA
9 7 (3.20%) JNCIP
9 7 (3.20%) JNCIS
10 6 (2.74%) DBS Check
10 6 (2.74%) Degree
10 6 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.28%) MCP
11 5 (2.28%) MCTS
12 4 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.94%) SLA
2 8 (3.65%) GDPR
3 5 (2.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.37%) NCSC
4 3 (1.37%) QA
5 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.46%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
System Software
1 156 (71.23%) Active Directory
2 88 (40.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (16.44%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (15.07%) Hyper-V
5 18 (8.22%) vSphere
6 16 (7.31%) XenApp
7 15 (6.85%) VMware NSX
8 10 (4.57%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (4.57%) XenDesktop
9 9 (4.11%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (3.20%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 7 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (2.28%) NFS
13 4 (1.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (1.83%) DFS Replication
13 4 (1.83%) Docker
13 4 (1.83%) Firmware
14 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.91%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (15.98%) SCCM
2 26 (11.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 25 (11.42%) Ansible
4 14 (6.39%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (5.02%) vCenter Server
6 10 (4.57%) NetBackup
6 10 (4.57%) WSUS
7 8 (3.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (3.20%) Puppet
8 7 (3.20%) SCOM
9 6 (2.74%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.74%) Terraform
9 6 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (2.28%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (1.83%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.83%) QRadar
11 4 (1.83%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 126 (57.53%) Microsoft
2 124 (56.62%) VMware
3 27 (12.33%) Cisco
4 25 (11.42%) Citrix
4 25 (11.42%) HP
4 25 (11.42%) Oracle
5 21 (9.59%) Dell
6 18 (8.22%) Sophos
7 15 (6.85%) EMC
7 15 (6.85%) McAfee
7 15 (6.85%) Symantec
8 14 (6.39%) Apple
8 14 (6.39%) SolarWinds
9 12 (5.48%) Juniper
9 12 (5.48%) Lumension
10 11 (5.02%) Veeam
11 10 (4.57%) ESRI
11 10 (4.57%) NetApp
12 8 (3.65%) IBM
12 8 (3.65%) Ivanti