Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 212 133
Rank change year-on-year -39 -79 -52
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 993 1,172 1,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.05% 1.28% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.02% 6.18% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 715 1,225
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £160 £161 £188
90th Percentile £500 £475 £489
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 120 133
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -6.38% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.95 £11.90
90th Percentile £44.20 £50.00 £43.66
UK median hourly rate £18.13 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -2.03% -11.90% +16.67%

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 19,767 18,962 21,627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.98% 20.75% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,309 12,082 13,796
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
10th Percentile £170 £181 £206
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,385 1,144 1,184
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.54
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 +2 383 £350 +1.45% 112
South East -71 234 £400 +14.29% 70
North of England -70 121 £333 +10.83% 95
South West -12 94 £375 - 37
Midlands -31 90 £298 +1.28% 38
East of England +1 68 £288 +5.50% 15
North West -39 59 £310 +3.33% 49
West Midlands -13 58 £293 -6.77% 22
Yorkshire -48 33 £295 -9.23% 41
East Midlands -13 32 £325 +13.04% 16
North East -14 29 £341 +19.74% 5
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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.

1 993 (100.00%) Windows
2 702 (70.69%) Windows Server
3 665 (66.97%) Active Directory
4 566 (57.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 549 (55.29%) VMware
6 541 (54.48%) Microsoft
7 374 (37.66%) VMware Infrastructure
8 306 (30.82%) Windows 7
9 290 (29.20%) Office 365
10 269 (27.09%) MS Exchange
11 252 (25.38%) Citrix
11 252 (25.38%) SCCM
12 239 (24.07%) DNS
13 234 (23.56%) PowerShell
14 229 (23.06%) Windows 10
15 219 (22.05%) ITIL
16 215 (21.65%) SQL Server
17 203 (20.44%) DHCP
18 199 (20.04%) SQL
19 190 (19.13%) VMware ESXi
20 188 (18.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 186 (18.73%) Microsoft Azure
21 186 (18.73%) Windows Server 2003
22 180 (18.13%) Hyper-V
23 169 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
24 161 (16.21%) Security Cleared
25 160 (16.11%) HP
26 159 (16.01%) Exchange Server 2010
27 156 (15.71%) Linux
28 153 (15.41%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 269 (27.09%) MS Exchange
2 159 (16.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 112 (11.28%) SharePoint
4 75 (7.55%) Skype for Business
5 69 (6.95%) IIS
6 61 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (2.11%) Apache
9 17 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.91%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.81%) CMS
14 8 (0.81%) Confluence
14 8 (0.81%) Drupal
14 8 (0.81%) JBoss
14 8 (0.81%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 169 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.30%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.20%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.20%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.20%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.20%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.10%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 290 (29.20%) Office 365
2 186 (18.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (3.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.91%) IaaS
6 17 (1.71%) Mimecast
7 15 (1.51%) Yammer
8 13 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.21%) G Suite
10 10 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (0.91%) Datadog
11 9 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.91%) SaaS
12 8 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.70%) PaaS
14 4 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.40%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 239 (24.07%) DNS
2 203 (20.44%) DHCP
3 126 (12.69%) Firewall
4 122 (12.29%) LAN
5 117 (11.78%) SAN
6 105 (10.57%) WAN
7 71 (7.15%) VPN
8 69 (6.95%) Skype
9 68 (6.85%) TCP/IP
10 51 (5.14%) NetScaler
11 41 (4.13%) VoIP
12 40 (4.03%) VLAN
13 25 (2.52%) iSCSI
14 23 (2.32%) Internet
15 22 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
16 21 (2.11%) SSL
16 21 (2.11%) Wireless
17 19 (1.91%) NAS
18 17 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
19 15 (1.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 88 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (4.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 39 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 26 (2.62%) Oracle Database
6 15 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (1.41%) MySQL
8 11 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (0.81%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
14 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.40%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.40%) Roambi
Development Applications
1 33 (3.32%) MSI
2 28 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.21%) Travis CI
7 11 (1.11%) GitLab
7 11 (1.11%) JIRA
8 10 (1.01%) Subversion
8 10 (1.01%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (0.91%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.91%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.81%) AdminStudio
10 8 (0.81%) Selenium
11 7 (0.70%) HP UFT
11 7 (0.70%) NDepend
12 6 (0.60%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.50%) Toad
General
1 136 (13.70%) Finance
2 46 (4.63%) Banking
3 25 (2.52%) Law
4 16 (1.61%) Retail
5 10 (1.01%) Back Office
5 10 (1.01%) Marketing
6 9 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 9 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.81%) Legal
7 8 (0.81%) Military
8 7 (0.70%) Advertising
8 7 (0.70%) Automotive
9 5 (0.50%) Publishing
10 4 (0.40%) International Banking
10 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.40%) Local Government
11 3 (0.30%) Games
12 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.10%) Billing
13 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 168 (16.92%) Analyst
2 165 (16.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 112 (11.28%) Support Engineer
4 91 (9.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 77 (7.75%) Support Analyst
6 69 (6.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 63 (6.34%) Desktop Support
7 63 (6.34%) Windows Engineer
8 62 (6.24%) Server Engineer
9 60 (6.04%) IT Support
10 58 (5.84%) Administrator
11 57 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
12 56 (5.64%) IT Engineer
13 43 (4.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 36 (3.63%) Wintel Engineer
15 34 (3.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 33 (3.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 33 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 33 (3.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 33 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.92%) .NET
1 29 (2.92%) LDAP
2 28 (2.82%) Web Services
3 14 (1.41%) Middleware
4 13 (1.31%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.31%) CSS
5 9 (0.91%) ADSI
5 9 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (0.91%) LAMP
6 8 (0.81%) HTML
6 8 (0.81%) XML
7 7 (0.70%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.70%) AngularJS
7 7 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (0.70%) jQuery
8 5 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (0.40%) JSP
9 4 (0.40%) WSH
9 4 (0.40%) XSL
9 4 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.88%) Clustering
2 80 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 55 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (5.04%) Fat Client
4 50 (5.04%) Thin Client
5 43 (4.33%) PKI
6 34 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.11%) Blackberry
8 21 (2.11%) Replication
9 15 (1.51%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.41%) iPhone
11 13 (1.31%) CLARiiON
11 13 (1.31%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.31%) Handset
12 12 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (1.11%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.11%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 993 (100.00%) Windows
2 702 (70.69%) Windows Server
3 566 (57.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 306 (30.82%) Windows 7
5 229 (23.06%) Windows 10
6 186 (18.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 156 (15.71%) Linux
8 49 (4.93%) Windows 8
9 48 (4.83%) Unix
10 38 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (3.02%) Apple iOS
12 28 (2.82%) Android
13 27 (2.72%) CentOS
14 24 (2.42%) Mac OS
15 23 (2.32%) Ubuntu
16 20 (2.01%) Windows XP
17 19 (1.91%) Solaris
18 14 (1.41%) Mac OS X
19 12 (1.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 9 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (22.05%) ITIL
2 188 (18.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 121 (12.19%) Migration
4 88 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
5 71 (7.15%) Service Management
6 55 (5.54%) Virtual Environments
7 53 (5.34%) Change Management
8 52 (5.24%) Application Packaging
9 48 (4.83%) ITIL V3
10 43 (4.33%) Configuration Management
10 43 (4.33%) Service Delivery
11 42 (4.23%) Patch Management
12 39 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 38 (3.83%) Incident Management
14 36 (3.63%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (3.63%) Server Management
15 34 (3.42%) ITSM
15 34 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
16 31 (3.12%) High Availability
17 30 (3.02%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 234 (23.56%) PowerShell
2 199 (20.04%) SQL
3 30 (3.02%) C
4 28 (2.82%) VBScript
5 21 (2.11%) JavaScript
6 20 (2.01%) C#
6 20 (2.01%) Python
7 18 (1.81%) Java
7 18 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.51%) Perl
8 15 (1.51%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.41%) VB
10 12 (1.21%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.81%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.50%) PHP
13 1 (0.10%) AWK
13 1 (0.10%) C++
13 1 (0.10%) sed
13 1 (0.10%) VB6
13 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 161 (16.21%) Security Cleared
2 153 (15.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 107 (10.78%) SC Cleared
4 75 (7.55%) MCSE
5 71 (7.15%) DV Cleared
6 46 (4.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 45 (4.53%) Degree
8 44 (4.43%) MCSA
9 43 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
10 34 (3.42%) CCNA
11 30 (3.02%) Citrix Certification
11 30 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (2.62%) MCITP
13 25 (2.52%) MCP
14 18 (1.81%) CCA
15 14 (1.41%) CCNP
16 13 (1.31%) Novell Certification
17 12 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (1.21%) DBS Check
18 10 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.14%) SLA
2 12 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.21%) QA
3 8 (0.81%) HL7
4 5 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.50%) GDPR
4 5 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.40%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 665 (66.97%) Active Directory
2 374 (37.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (19.13%) VMware ESXi
4 180 (18.13%) Hyper-V
5 131 (13.19%) XenApp
6 114 (11.48%) vSphere
7 98 (9.87%) XenDesktop
8 78 (7.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 36 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
11 26 (2.62%) DFS Replication
12 21 (2.11%) XenServer
13 18 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
15 16 (1.61%) Docker
16 13 (1.31%) NFS
16 13 (1.31%) VirtualBox
17 11 (1.11%) Terminal Services
18 10 (1.01%) Squid
19 9 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 252 (25.38%) SCCM
2 79 (7.96%) SCOM
3 57 (5.74%) Microsoft Clustering
4 49 (4.93%) WSUS
5 33 (3.32%) vCenter Server
6 31 (3.12%) Puppet
7 27 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
8 25 (2.52%) Backup Exec
9 24 (2.42%) NetBackup
10 23 (2.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 22 (2.22%) AirWatch
11 22 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (2.01%) Ansible
13 18 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
14 15 (1.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 14 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
16 13 (1.31%) vMotion
17 12 (1.21%) Terraform
18 11 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
18 11 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 549 (55.29%) VMware
2 541 (54.48%) Microsoft
3 252 (25.38%) Citrix
4 160 (16.11%) HP
5 143 (14.40%) Cisco
6 83 (8.36%) McAfee
7 78 (7.85%) NetApp
8 61 (6.14%) Apple
9 58 (5.84%) Oracle
10 48 (4.83%) Symantec
11 47 (4.73%) Ivanti
12 43 (4.33%) EMC
13 40 (4.03%) Dell
14 36 (3.63%) Veeam
15 29 (2.92%) Veritas
16 26 (2.62%) Avaya
17 24 (2.42%) Sophos
18 22 (2.22%) IBM
19 21 (2.11%) Remedy
19 21 (2.11%) Trend Micro