Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 205 123
Rank change year-on-year -39 -82 -53
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,087 1,152 2,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.15% 1.30% 2.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.53% 6.39% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 751 1,273
England median daily rate £325 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £157 £163 £176
90th Percentile £500 £488 £490
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 96 133
England median hourly rate £18.75 £16.99 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.36% -15.05% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +9.71%

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 19,639 18,038 22,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.84% 20.42% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,346 11,429 14,391
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £213
90th Percentile £614 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,358 1,067 1,195
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.62 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £44.90
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -5 428 £375 - 80
South East -77 214 £380 +8.57% 54
North of England +1 189 £270 -10.00% 75
South West -14 97 £286 -8.40% 22
Midlands -23 94 £288 -4.17% 38
North West -16 79 £250 -16.67% 38
North East +32 76 £275 +22.22% 9
East of England +11 68 £265 -18.46% 21
West Midlands -34 63 £275 -14.06% 23
Yorkshire -30 34 £220 -32.31% 28
East Midlands -1 33 £289 -3.75% 15
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1,087 (100.00%) Windows
2 797 (73.32%) Windows Server
3 735 (67.62%) Active Directory
4 639 (58.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 588 (54.09%) VMware
6 554 (50.97%) Microsoft
7 401 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 335 (30.82%) Citrix
9 313 (28.79%) Windows 7
10 310 (28.52%) DNS
11 277 (25.48%) DHCP
12 274 (25.21%) MS Exchange
13 259 (23.83%) PowerShell
14 256 (23.55%) SCCM
15 254 (23.37%) Office 365
16 246 (22.63%) Windows 10
17 245 (22.54%) ITIL
18 239 (21.99%) Windows Server 2003
19 190 (17.48%) SQL
19 190 (17.48%) SQL Server
20 187 (17.20%) VMware ESXi
21 182 (16.74%) Hyper-V
22 179 (16.47%) Security Cleared
23 174 (16.01%) Cisco
24 173 (15.92%) Microsoft Azure
25 172 (15.82%) XenApp
25 172 (15.82%) Finance
26 171 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
27 170 (15.64%) HP
27 170 (15.64%) Microsoft Office

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
1 274 (25.21%) MS Exchange
2 171 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 103 (9.48%) IIS
4 100 (9.20%) Skype for Business
5 81 (7.45%) SharePoint
6 69 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 32 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (1.66%) Apache
9 16 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.92%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.74%) JBoss
14 8 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.64%) CMS
15 7 (0.64%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.55%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 170 (15.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.37%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.092%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.092%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.092%) Revit
5 1 (0.092%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.28%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.18%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.18%) Pivotal CRM
3 2 (0.18%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.18%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.092%) Maximo
4 1 (0.092%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 254 (23.37%) Office 365
2 173 (15.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (1.93%) PaaS
6 19 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (1.75%) IaaS
7 18 (1.66%) Datadog
8 17 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 15 (1.38%) Mimecast
9 15 (1.38%) Yammer
10 11 (1.01%) SaaS
11 8 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.46%) G Suite
13 4 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.37%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.092%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 310 (28.52%) DNS
2 277 (25.48%) DHCP
3 162 (14.90%) SAN
4 143 (13.16%) Firewall
5 139 (12.79%) LAN
6 122 (11.22%) WAN
7 85 (7.82%) TCP/IP
8 78 (7.18%) Skype
9 75 (6.90%) VPN
10 59 (5.43%) NetScaler
11 39 (3.59%) VoIP
12 36 (3.31%) VLAN
13 33 (3.04%) Internet
14 32 (2.94%) NAS
15 31 (2.85%) SSL
16 30 (2.76%) Wireless
17 29 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (2.39%) iSCSI
19 25 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
20 22 (2.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (1.84%) Oracle Database
6 15 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.83%) MySQL
9 9 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.74%) Big Data
10 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.55%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.46%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 34 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 21 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (1.84%) Travis CI
4 18 (1.66%) MSI
4 18 (1.66%) Vagrant
5 13 (1.20%) JIRA
5 13 (1.20%) Subversion
6 10 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.92%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (0.64%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.46%) AdminStudio
8 5 (0.46%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.37%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.37%) Metasploit
10 3 (0.28%) NDepend
10 3 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.28%) Selenium
10 3 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 172 (15.82%) Finance
2 49 (4.51%) Banking
3 25 (2.30%) Law
4 24 (2.21%) Legal
5 22 (2.02%) Retail
6 14 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.92%) Back Office
8 10 (0.92%) Local Government
9 9 (0.83%) Advertising
9 9 (0.83%) Automotive
10 8 (0.74%) Military
11 6 (0.55%) Games
11 6 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.55%) Marketing
11 6 (0.55%) Publishing
12 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.28%) International Banking
12 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.092%) Billing
Job Titles
1 187 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 155 (14.26%) Analyst
3 149 (13.71%) Support Engineer
4 103 (9.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 83 (7.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 81 (7.45%) Server Engineer
7 76 (6.99%) Windows Engineer
8 69 (6.35%) Support Analyst
9 68 (6.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 65 (5.98%) Desktop Support
11 60 (5.52%) Administrator
12 53 (4.88%) IT Support
13 50 (4.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 45 (4.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 42 (3.86%) Citrix Engineer
15 42 (3.86%) Consultant
16 39 (3.59%) IT Engineer
17 38 (3.50%) Architect
17 38 (3.50%) Infrastructure Support
17 38 (3.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.58%) .NET
2 26 (2.39%) LDAP
3 17 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (1.47%) Web Services
4 16 (1.47%) XML
5 14 (1.29%) Middleware
6 11 (1.01%) CSS
7 8 (0.74%) HTML
8 7 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.64%) ADSI
9 6 (0.55%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.55%) Kafka
9 6 (0.55%) LEMP Stack
10 5 (0.46%) jQuery
10 5 (0.46%) Sensu
11 4 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.37%) REST
11 4 (0.37%) WSH
11 4 (0.37%) XSL
11 4 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.73%) Clustering
2 81 (7.45%) Data Centre
3 72 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (5.98%) PKI
5 49 (4.51%) Fat Client
5 49 (4.51%) Thin Client
6 38 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.48%) Blackberry
9 22 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (2.02%) Replication
10 16 (1.47%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (1.10%) Handset
13 12 (1.10%) iPhone
13 12 (1.10%) NHS
14 9 (0.83%) iPad
15 8 (0.74%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1,087 (100.00%) Windows
2 797 (73.32%) Windows Server
3 639 (58.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 313 (28.79%) Windows 7
5 246 (22.63%) Windows 10
6 239 (21.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 139 (12.79%) Linux
8 75 (6.90%) Windows 8
9 50 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (4.32%) Windows XP
11 41 (3.77%) Apple iOS
12 38 (3.50%) Unix
13 36 (3.31%) Android
14 34 (3.13%) CentOS
15 30 (2.76%) Mac OS
15 30 (2.76%) Solaris
16 25 (2.30%) Ubuntu
17 22 (2.02%) Windows Phone
18 21 (1.93%) Mac OS X
18 21 (1.93%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (22.54%) ITIL
2 138 (12.70%) Migration
3 116 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
4 75 (6.90%) Change Management
5 62 (5.70%) Service Delivery
6 60 (5.52%) Configuration Management
7 57 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (5.06%) Incident Management
8 55 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 54 (4.97%) Service Management
10 48 (4.42%) Virtual Environments
11 42 (3.86%) DevOps
12 40 (3.68%) Problem Management
13 39 (3.59%) Application Packaging
14 37 (3.40%) ITIL V3
15 36 (3.31%) Project Management
16 35 (3.22%) Business Continuity
17 33 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
17 33 (3.04%) Patch Management
18 31 (2.85%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 259 (23.83%) PowerShell
2 190 (17.48%) SQL
3 50 (4.60%) VBScript
4 41 (3.77%) Python
5 28 (2.58%) C
6 20 (1.84%) Bash Shell
7 19 (1.75%) C#
7 19 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.56%) Java
9 15 (1.38%) VB
10 14 (1.29%) Perl
11 11 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.46%) Java 8
14 4 (0.37%) AWK
14 4 (0.37%) sed
14 4 (0.37%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.28%) C++
15 3 (0.28%) VBA
16 2 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 179 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 164 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 136 (12.51%) SC Cleared
4 83 (7.64%) MCSE
5 57 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (4.97%) Degree
7 51 (4.69%) MCSA
8 45 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 44 (4.05%) CCNA
10 42 (3.86%) DV Cleared
11 29 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
13 26 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 25 (2.30%) CCNP
15 24 (2.21%) MCP
16 20 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
16 20 (1.84%) DBS Check
17 19 (1.75%) MCITP
18 12 (1.10%) CCA
19 8 (0.74%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.43%) SLA
2 19 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.38%) QA
4 14 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.55%) GDPR
8 4 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.28%) COBIT
9 3 (0.28%) FISMA
9 3 (0.28%) HL7
9 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.28%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.28%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.28%) PMO
10 2 (0.18%) GxP
11 1 (0.092%) GPG13
11 1 (0.092%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 735 (67.62%) Active Directory
2 401 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (17.20%) VMware ESXi
4 182 (16.74%) Hyper-V
5 172 (15.82%) XenApp
6 115 (10.58%) vSphere
7 112 (10.30%) XenDesktop
8 68 (6.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 48 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
10 36 (3.31%) XenServer
11 29 (2.67%) Docker
12 21 (1.93%) VirtualBox
13 18 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (1.56%) NFS
14 17 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
15 15 (1.38%) DFS Replication
16 14 (1.29%) Squid
17 13 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
18 9 (0.83%) Firmware
18 9 (0.83%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 256 (23.55%) SCCM
2 81 (7.45%) WSUS
3 68 (6.26%) SCOM
4 36 (3.31%) Backup Exec
5 33 (3.04%) Ansible
5 33 (3.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 32 (2.94%) AirWatch
6 32 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 27 (2.48%) Puppet
8 26 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (2.30%) vCenter Server
10 21 (1.93%) Kubernetes
10 21 (1.93%) SAP Afaria
10 21 (1.93%) XenMobile
11 20 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
11 20 (1.84%) Terraform
12 19 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
12 19 (1.75%) NetBackup
13 18 (1.66%) Packer
Vendors
1 588 (54.09%) VMware
2 554 (50.97%) Microsoft
3 335 (30.82%) Citrix
4 174 (16.01%) Cisco
5 170 (15.64%) HP
6 85 (7.82%) McAfee
7 79 (7.27%) Ivanti
7 79 (7.27%) NetApp
8 78 (7.18%) Apple
9 51 (4.69%) Symantec
10 48 (4.42%) Oracle
11 47 (4.32%) SAP
12 44 (4.05%) Dell
13 40 (3.68%) EMC
14 33 (3.04%) Veeam
15 28 (2.58%) IBM
16 27 (2.48%) Remedy
17 26 (2.39%) Splunk
18 25 (2.30%) Veritas
19 24 (2.21%) Google