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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 9 August 2022 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
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 507 495 279
Rank change year-on-year -12 -216 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 283 219 281
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.38% 0.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.45% 2.36% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 144 211
10th Percentile £159 £200 £200
25th Percentile £213 £305 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £386 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year -3.44% +6.67% +3.45%
75th Percentile £488 £500 £450
90th Percentile £566 £575 £513
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 11
10th Percentile £16.47 £11.76 £18.00
25th Percentile £18.50 £12.75 £18.88
Median hourly rate £45.00 £16.75 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +168.66% -25.56% +20.64%
75th Percentile £62.25 £25.06 £32.42
90th Percentile £76.00 £27.95 £40.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +125.00% -8.05% +17.57%

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 11,569 9,293 6,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.99% 15.91% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,080 6,165 4,035
10th Percentile £181 £180 £163
25th Percentile £331 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £538
90th Percentile £713 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 500 343
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.90 £11.67
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.43% -5.41% +5.71%
75th Percentile £55.00 £39.50 £28.54
90th Percentile £65.75 £60.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% -5.41% +5.71%

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 9 August 2022.

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 9 August 2022.

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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -65 102 £423 -3.43% 14
South East -6 59 £408 +3.82% 20
Midlands -1 46 £358 -10.63% 14
North of England -16 37 £168 -53.79% 8
North West 0 29 £168 +18.58% 3
East Midlands +11 23 £450 +30.91% 5
West Midlands -22 23 £288 -32.35% 8
South West -6 18 £435 +67.31% 9
East of England -4 16 £313 -3.85% 4
Yorkshire -25 8 £381 -10.29% 3
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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.

1 283 (100.00%) Windows
2 181 (63.96%) Active Directory
3 129 (45.58%) VMware
3 129 (45.58%) Windows Server
4 119 (42.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (41.34%) Microsoft
6 106 (37.46%) Windows 10
7 99 (34.98%) PowerShell
7 99 (34.98%) Windows Server 2016
8 92 (32.51%) Azure
9 87 (30.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 83 (29.33%) DNS
11 78 (27.56%) Windows 7
12 77 (27.21%) DHCP
13 76 (26.86%) Windows Server 2019
14 74 (26.15%) Microsoft 365
15 68 (24.03%) Citrix
16 67 (23.67%) Linux
17 63 (22.26%) Social Skills
17 63 (22.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 60 (21.20%) Security Cleared
19 59 (20.85%) Hyper-V
19 59 (20.85%) SCCM
20 55 (19.43%) Windows Server 2003
21 48 (16.96%) ITIL
22 45 (15.90%) XenApp
23 44 (15.55%) HP
24 41 (14.49%) Firewall
24 41 (14.49%) AWS
25 39 (13.78%) Project Delivery

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 37 (13.07%) SharePoint
2 33 (11.66%) MS Exchange
3 19 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.59%) IIS
5 10 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.83%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.77%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.41%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.06%) Confluence
11 1 (0.35%) Apache
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 33 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.35%) Primavera
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 92 (32.51%) Azure
2 74 (26.15%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (14.49%) AWS
4 27 (9.54%) OneDrive
5 24 (8.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (6.36%) Power Platform
7 15 (5.30%) Mimecast
8 8 (2.83%) IaaS
9 7 (2.47%) SaaS
10 6 (2.12%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (1.77%) Rubrik
11 5 (1.77%) Yammer
12 4 (1.41%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.41%) GCP
12 4 (1.41%) Nutanix
13 3 (1.06%) Azure Stack
13 3 (1.06%) PaaS
13 3 (1.06%) ShareGate
14 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 83 (29.33%) DNS
2 77 (27.21%) DHCP
3 41 (14.49%) Firewall
4 30 (10.60%) VPN
5 27 (9.54%) VoIP
6 20 (7.07%) NetScaler
6 20 (7.07%) SAN
7 18 (6.36%) LAN
8 17 (6.01%) TCP/IP
9 16 (5.65%) WAN
10 15 (5.30%) Network Security
11 10 (3.53%) Kerberos
12 9 (3.18%) Internet
13 8 (2.83%) Wireless
14 6 (2.12%) HTTP
14 6 (2.12%) IPv4
14 6 (2.12%) Skype
14 6 (2.12%) WLAN
15 5 (1.77%) SSL
15 5 (1.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.36%) Power BI
3 14 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.77%) OLAP
7 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.35%) MySQL
9 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.77%) TeamCity
2 4 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.06%) JIRA
3 3 (1.06%) Liquibase
4 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.71%) MSI
4 2 (0.71%) Subversion
4 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.35%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.35%) GitLab
5 1 (0.35%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (22.26%) Social Skills
2 30 (10.60%) Finance
3 22 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (7.07%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.47%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (2.12%) Banking
6 6 (2.12%) Legal
7 5 (1.77%) Documentation Skills
7 5 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (1.77%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.06%) Law
9 3 (1.06%) Marketing
9 3 (1.06%) Publishing
9 3 (1.06%) Retail
10 2 (0.71%) Electronics
10 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (20.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (15.55%) Analyst
3 33 (11.66%) Support Engineer
4 31 (10.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 30 (10.60%) IT Engineer
5 30 (10.60%) Support Analyst
6 19 (6.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 19 (6.71%) Administrator
6 19 (6.71%) IT Support
7 18 (6.36%) Wintel Engineer
8 15 (5.30%) Desktop Support
9 14 (4.95%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (4.59%) Storage Engineer
11 12 (4.24%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.24%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (3.53%) Consultant
13 10 (3.53%) Desktop Analyst
13 10 (3.53%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.24%) LDAP
2 4 (1.41%) J2EE
2 4 (1.41%) JDBC
3 3 (1.06%) SAML
4 2 (0.71%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.71%) OAuth
4 2 (0.71%) REST
5 1 (0.35%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.35%) Web Services
5 1 (0.35%) XML
5 1 (0.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.37%) Clustering
2 29 (10.25%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.01%) iPhone
4 16 (5.65%) iPad
5 10 (3.53%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.53%) Legacy Systems
5 10 (3.53%) PKI
5 10 (3.53%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.83%) NHS
6 8 (2.83%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.47%) EPoS
7 7 (2.47%) Replication
8 6 (2.12%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.77%) User Experience
10 4 (1.41%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.71%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 283 (100.00%) Windows
2 129 (45.58%) Windows Server
3 119 (42.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 106 (37.46%) Windows 10
5 99 (34.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 78 (27.56%) Windows 7
7 76 (26.86%) Windows Server 2019
8 67 (23.67%) Linux
9 55 (19.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (12.37%) Unix
11 11 (3.89%) Solaris
12 10 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (3.18%) Windows 2000
13 9 (3.18%) Windows 8
14 8 (2.83%) Windows XP
15 7 (2.47%) HPUX
16 6 (2.12%) AIX
17 5 (1.77%) CentOS
17 5 (1.77%) Ubuntu
18 4 (1.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 48 (16.96%) ITIL
3 39 (13.78%) Project Delivery
4 37 (13.07%) High Availability
5 31 (10.95%) Continuous Improvement
6 29 (10.25%) Data Loss Prevention
6 29 (10.25%) Migration
7 27 (9.54%) Change Management
8 26 (9.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (9.19%) Product Roadmap
8 26 (9.19%) Remediation Plan
9 25 (8.83%) Runbook
10 23 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (7.07%) ITSM
12 19 (6.71%) DevOps
13 17 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (5.65%) Identity Management
15 15 (5.30%) Patch Management
15 15 (5.30%) Storage Management
16 14 (4.95%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 99 (34.98%) PowerShell
2 30 (10.60%) SQL
3 19 (6.71%) VBScript
4 12 (4.24%) T-SQL
5 9 (3.18%) VB
6 8 (2.83%) Java
7 4 (1.41%) C
7 4 (1.41%) Python
8 3 (1.06%) Bash
9 2 (0.71%) VBA
10 1 (0.35%) C#
10 1 (0.35%) Perl
10 1 (0.35%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (21.20%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.37%) SC Cleared
3 30 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (8.83%) DV Cleared
5 20 (7.07%) MCSA
6 14 (4.95%) MCITP
6 14 (4.95%) MCSE
7 9 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.83%) CCA
8 8 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (2.83%) MCTS
9 7 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.12%) MCP
11 5 (1.77%) Degree
12 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.71%) CCAA
13 2 (0.71%) CCNA
13 2 (0.71%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.71%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.60%) SLA
2 28 (9.89%) QA
3 22 (7.77%) GDPR
4 6 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.71%) PMO
6 1 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.35%) NCSC
System Software
1 181 (63.96%) Active Directory
2 87 (30.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (20.85%) Hyper-V
4 45 (15.90%) XenApp
5 35 (12.37%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (9.19%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (6.71%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (5.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (4.24%) XenDesktop
10 11 (3.89%) DFS Replication
11 10 (3.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 10 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (3.53%) vSphere
12 4 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.41%) MetaFrame
12 4 (1.41%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.06%) Docker
13 3 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.71%) Firmware
14 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 59 (20.85%) SCCM
2 19 (6.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 18 (6.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (5.65%) Single Sign-On
5 15 (5.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 15 (5.30%) NetBackup
6 14 (4.95%) SCVMM
7 13 (4.59%) Failover Clustering
8 12 (4.24%) SCOM
9 11 (3.89%) WSUS
10 9 (3.18%) Ansible
10 9 (3.18%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (2.83%) Terraform
12 7 (2.47%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (2.47%) vRealize
13 6 (2.12%) Avamar
14 5 (1.77%) Puppet
14 5 (1.77%) vCenter Server
15 4 (1.41%) SCSM
Vendors
1 129 (45.58%) VMware
2 117 (41.34%) Microsoft
3 68 (24.03%) Citrix
4 44 (15.55%) HP
5 33 (11.66%) Cisco
5 33 (11.66%) Symantec
6 29 (10.25%) Dell
7 27 (9.54%) Ivanti
8 26 (9.19%) SolarWinds
9 25 (8.83%) IBM
10 19 (6.71%) Oracle
11 17 (6.01%) EMC
12 13 (4.59%) McAfee
13 12 (4.24%) CyberArk
13 12 (4.24%) Veeam
14 10 (3.53%) Red Hat
15 9 (3.18%) 3PAR
16 6 (2.12%) Isilon
16 6 (2.12%) Shavlik
17 5 (1.77%) ServiceNow