Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 139 88
Rank change year-on-year -68 -51 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1228 1847 2529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.89% 2.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.20% 8.83% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 1174 1477
England median daily rate £325 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +0.77% +3.17%
10th Percentile £159 £180 £170
90th Percentile £475 £488 £469
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 145 212
England median hourly rate £19.33 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +20.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.88 £47.70 £37.13
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.90% +20.00% -12.50%

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 19822 20912 22627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.91% 21.44% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12757 13334 13451
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1192 1189 1839
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor 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 24 November 2017. 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 -109 412 £340 -9.33% 65
South East -26 354 £355 +9.23% 44
North of England -53 184 £323 +0.78% 58
Midlands -2 122 £284 +3.18% 19
South West -15 102 £350 +16.67% 20
North West -21 76 £300 -7.69% 42
Yorkshire -8 75 £325 -9.72% 15
East Midlands +1 65 £280 +12.00% 5
East of England -41 63 £293 -16.43% 10
West Midlands -17 57 £313 +4.17% 14
North East -31 33 £325 +8.33% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 1228 (100.00%) Windows
2 888 (72.31%) Windows Server
3 821 (66.86%) Active Directory
4 780 (63.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 653 (53.18%) VMware
6 565 (46.01%) Microsoft
7 341 (27.77%) Citrix
8 339 (27.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 322 (26.22%) PowerShell
10 315 (25.65%) MS Exchange
11 303 (24.67%) DNS
12 301 (24.51%) Windows 7
13 294 (23.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 226 (18.40%) ITIL
15 223 (18.16%) Office 365
16 216 (17.59%) DHCP
17 208 (16.94%) Windows 10
18 207 (16.86%) Cisco
19 206 (16.78%) SQL Server
20 195 (15.88%) Linux
21 194 (15.80%) Firewall
22 189 (15.39%) SAN
23 186 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
23 186 (15.15%) SCCM
24 184 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2010
24 184 (14.98%) SQL
25 176 (14.33%) HP
26 171 (13.93%) LAN
27 167 (13.60%) Microsoft Certification
28 166 (13.52%) Hyper-V

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
1 315 (25.65%) MS Exchange
2 184 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 111 (9.04%) Skype for Business
4 93 (7.57%) IIS
5 85 (6.92%) SharePoint
6 66 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 23 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (1.30%) Tomcat
13 14 (1.14%) Apache
14 12 (0.98%) JBoss
15 11 (0.90%) CMS
16 9 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
17 7 (0.57%) WildFly
18 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
19 5 (0.41%) IBM Notes
19 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 150 (12.21%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.38%) Acrobat
5 13 (1.06%) PaintShop Pro
6 9 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.081%) Revit
9 1 (0.081%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.24%) Eikon
4 2 (0.16%) Bankmaster
4 2 (0.16%) Primavera
4 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.081%) FRx
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 223 (18.16%) Office 365
2 134 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (2.52%) IaaS
6 20 (1.63%) PaaS
7 13 (1.06%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.49%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.41%) G Suite
10 5 (0.41%) SaaS
11 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.24%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.16%) GitHub
13 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.081%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.081%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.081%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.081%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 303 (24.67%) DNS
2 216 (17.59%) DHCP
3 194 (15.80%) Firewall
4 189 (15.39%) SAN
5 171 (13.93%) LAN
6 161 (13.11%) WAN
7 127 (10.34%) TCP/IP
8 103 (8.39%) VPN
9 75 (6.11%) NetScaler
10 56 (4.56%) Skype
11 53 (4.32%) NAS
12 46 (3.75%) VoIP
13 42 (3.42%) VLAN
14 38 (3.09%) Internet
15 36 (2.93%) Wireless
16 35 (2.85%) LDAP
17 30 (2.44%) Network Security
18 29 (2.36%) IPsec
19 25 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
19 25 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (1.22%) MySQL
5 15 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.73%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.57%) DB2
11 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.41%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.41%) MS Access
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
13 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.33%) Redis
13 4 (0.33%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (2.12%) MSI
2 15 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.73%) Metasploit
7 7 (0.57%) Chocolatey
8 3 (0.24%) Ant
8 3 (0.24%) JIRA
8 3 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.16%) FxCop
9 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.16%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.16%) Moq
9 2 (0.16%) NUnit
9 2 (0.16%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.16%) Selenium
9 2 (0.16%) Subversion
9 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.081%) WinDbg
General
1 153 (12.46%) Finance
2 77 (6.27%) Banking
3 22 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.55%) Legal
5 16 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.14%) Advertising
6 14 (1.14%) Retail
7 12 (0.98%) Back Office
8 10 (0.81%) Publishing
9 8 (0.65%) Law
10 6 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.24%) French Language
12 3 (0.24%) Local Government
13 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.16%) Military
13 2 (0.16%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.081%) Front Office
14 1 (0.081%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 180 (14.66%) Analyst
2 155 (12.62%) Support Engineer
3 147 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 102 (8.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 101 (8.22%) Administrator
6 86 (7.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 81 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 77 (6.27%) Windows Engineer
9 74 (6.03%) Support Analyst
10 70 (5.70%) Systems Administrator
11 64 (5.21%) Consultant
12 60 (4.89%) Server Engineer
13 56 (4.56%) Desktop Support
14 55 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 48 (3.91%) Architect
15 48 (3.91%) Server Support
16 44 (3.58%) Infrastructure Support
17 43 (3.50%) IT Support
18 41 (3.34%) Technical Support
19 40 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.93%) .NET
2 33 (2.69%) Web Services
3 20 (1.63%) XML
4 19 (1.55%) Middleware
5 15 (1.22%) X-Windows
6 11 (0.90%) WPF
7 8 (0.65%) HTML
8 7 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.57%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.57%) CSS
9 5 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.41%) SOAP
9 5 (0.41%) XSLT
10 4 (0.33%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.33%) DOM
10 4 (0.33%) Node.js
10 4 (0.33%) RESTful
10 4 (0.33%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.24%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 67 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 43 (3.50%) PKI
4 43 (3.50%) Replication
5 41 (3.34%) Clustering
6 39 (3.18%) Blackberry
7 25 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 21 (1.71%) Private Cloud
9 17 (1.38%) EMC VNX
10 16 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 16 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.14%) Driving Licence
12 14 (1.14%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.14%) Thin Client
13 12 (0.98%) Smartphone
14 11 (0.90%) NHS
15 10 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1228 (100.00%) Windows
2 888 (72.31%) Windows Server
3 780 (63.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 301 (24.51%) Windows 7
5 294 (23.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 208 (16.94%) Windows 10
7 195 (15.88%) Linux
8 88 (7.17%) Windows 8
9 68 (5.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 68 (5.54%) Unix
10 54 (4.40%) Windows XP
11 42 (3.42%) Solaris
12 30 (2.44%) AIX
13 27 (2.20%) Windows Vista
14 22 (1.79%) Android
15 19 (1.55%) Apple iOS
16 16 (1.30%) SUSE
17 15 (1.22%) Mac OS X
18 14 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 14 (1.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (18.40%) ITIL
2 146 (11.89%) Migration
3 60 (4.89%) Change Management
3 60 (4.89%) Service Delivery
4 49 (3.99%) Incident Management
5 43 (3.50%) Configuration Management
5 43 (3.50%) Server Virtualisation
6 41 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 40 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
8 39 (3.18%) TOGAF
9 35 (2.85%) Problem Management
10 31 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (2.52%) ITIL V3
11 30 (2.44%) Service Management
12 29 (2.36%) Break/Fix
12 29 (2.36%) DevOps
12 29 (2.36%) Project Management
13 28 (2.28%) Root Cause Analysis
14 27 (2.20%) Virtual Environments
15 26 (2.12%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 322 (26.22%) PowerShell
2 184 (14.98%) SQL
3 59 (4.80%) VBScript
4 31 (2.52%) C#
5 29 (2.36%) Java
6 23 (1.87%) Perl
7 20 (1.63%) Python
8 19 (1.55%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.98%) Bash Shell
9 12 (0.98%) C
10 10 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.49%) PHP
12 5 (0.41%) Ruby
12 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.33%) VB
14 3 (0.24%) AWK
14 3 (0.24%) C-shell
14 3 (0.24%) Korn
14 3 (0.24%) VBA
15 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 167 (13.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (13.44%) Security Cleared
3 96 (7.82%) MCSE
4 95 (7.74%) SC Cleared
5 65 (5.29%) DV Cleared
6 61 (4.97%) MCSA
7 45 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (3.58%) CCNA
9 43 (3.50%) MCP
9 43 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 32 (2.61%) Degree
11 26 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (1.79%) CCNP
12 22 (1.79%) MCITP
13 21 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (1.63%) DBS Check
15 19 (1.55%) CCA
16 9 (0.73%) JNCIA
16 9 (0.73%) MCTS
17 8 (0.65%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.15%) SLA
2 11 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (0.90%) QA
3 5 (0.41%) PMO
4 4 (0.33%) GCP
4 4 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.081%) GDPR
7 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
System Software
1 821 (66.86%) Active Directory
2 339 (27.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
4 166 (13.52%) Hyper-V
5 151 (12.30%) vSphere
6 146 (11.89%) XenApp
7 97 (7.90%) XenDesktop
8 63 (5.13%) XenServer
9 52 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 38 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (1.47%) VMware NSX
12 18 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (1.22%) DFS Replication
14 14 (1.14%) Docker
14 14 (1.14%) NFS
15 8 (0.65%) vCloud
16 7 (0.57%) Firmware
16 7 (0.57%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 186 (15.15%) SCCM
2 66 (5.37%) SCOM
3 45 (3.66%) NetBackup
4 42 (3.42%) WSUS
5 31 (2.52%) vCenter Server
6 29 (2.36%) PowerCLI
7 28 (2.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 26 (2.12%) AirWatch
9 25 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 20 (1.63%) Backup Exec
10 20 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 20 (1.63%) Puppet
11 17 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 17 (1.38%) vRealize
12 16 (1.30%) Ansible
12 16 (1.30%) EdgeSight
13 15 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 14 (1.14%) Netcool
14 14 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 653 (53.18%) VMware
2 565 (46.01%) Microsoft
3 341 (27.77%) Citrix
4 207 (16.86%) Cisco
5 176 (14.33%) HP
6 91 (7.41%) NetApp
7 88 (7.17%) Symantec
8 71 (5.78%) McAfee
9 68 (5.54%) Oracle
10 63 (5.13%) Red Hat
11 55 (4.48%) Dell
12 44 (3.58%) EMC
13 43 (3.50%) Apple
14 39 (3.18%) IBM
15 37 (3.01%) Veeam
16 31 (2.52%) Juniper
17 27 (2.20%) Veritas
18 23 (1.87%) AppSense
18 23 (1.87%) CheckPoint
19 22 (1.79%) Lumension