Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 474 372 218
Rank change year-on-year -102 -154 +65
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 317 175 846
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.51% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.86% 2.84% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 133 588
10th Percentile £196 £149 £158
25th Percentile £300 £230 £264
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £375 £370
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.35% +0.95%
75th Percentile £500 £475 £438
90th Percentile £589 £521 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £370
% change year-on-year -3.03% +11.49% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 26
10th Percentile £17.30 £13.43 £14.00
25th Percentile £22.38 £14.44 £16.51
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.19 £23.88
Median % change year-on-year +45.45% -28.01% +22.44%
75th Percentile £28.67 £19.86 £33.24
90th Percentile £46.13 £22.19 £49.38
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.44 £21.25
% change year-on-year +22.32% -3.82% +14.86%

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 11,082 6,164 13,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.01% 18.10% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,740 4,007 8,738
10th Percentile £160 £163 £143
25th Percentile £313 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £428 £413
Median % change year-on-year +15.65% +3.76% -3.51%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £688 £615 £606
UK median daily rate £495 £430 £410
% change year-on-year +15.12% +4.88% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 360 1,009
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.53 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.10
Median % change year-on-year +12.68% +3.80% +0.59%
75th Percentile £48.58 £40.19 £23.19
90th Percentile £64.22 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% +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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -100 152 £450 +3.45% 39
South East -45 44 £425 +13.33% 32
North of England -34 34 £325 +51.16% 22
Midlands -39 32 £325 +165.31% 21
East of England -41 29 £425 +26.87% 12
West Midlands -40 21 £198 +71.74% 12
North West -31 18 £206 -7.30% 9
Yorkshire -28 15 £375 +66.67% 8
South West -71 15 £450 +44.00% 7
East Midlands -21 11 £386 +197.12% 9
North East -2 1 £325 +58.54% 5
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 317 (100.00%) Windows
2 238 (75.08%) Active Directory
3 221 (69.72%) Microsoft
4 219 (69.09%) Windows Server
5 174 (54.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 165 (52.05%) VMware
7 140 (44.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 126 (39.75%) Windows Server 2016
9 118 (37.22%) PowerShell
10 115 (36.28%) Azure
11 113 (35.65%) DNS
12 96 (30.28%) Microsoft 365
13 91 (28.71%) SQL Server
13 91 (28.71%) Windows Server 2019
13 91 (28.71%) Windows 10
14 86 (27.13%) DHCP
15 70 (22.08%) MS Exchange
16 69 (21.77%) Social Skills
17 68 (21.45%) SQL
18 67 (21.14%) ITIL
19 65 (20.50%) Windows 7
20 64 (20.19%) Firewall
21 63 (19.87%) SCCM
22 59 (18.61%) Security Cleared
22 59 (18.61%) Hyper-V
23 57 (17.98%) Citrix
23 57 (17.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 55 (17.35%) Migration
25 53 (16.72%) VMware ESXi
26 52 (16.40%) 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 70 (22.08%) MS Exchange
2 41 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (8.52%) IIS
4 23 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (7.26%) SharePoint
5 22 (6.94%) Confluence
6 21 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (4.10%) Skype for Business
8 12 (3.79%) ArcGIS
9 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.95%) Apache
11 3 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.63%) JBoss
12 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 52 (16.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.79%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (3.79%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.63%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.32%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.32%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP EHS
2 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 115 (36.28%) Azure
2 96 (30.28%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (10.41%) AWS
4 24 (7.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (7.26%) IaaS
6 16 (5.05%) GitHub
7 15 (4.73%) GCP
8 13 (4.10%) Nutanix
9 12 (3.79%) PaaS
10 8 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (2.21%) SaaS
12 6 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 5 (1.58%) OneDrive
14 4 (1.26%) Amazon S3
14 4 (1.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (1.26%) Route 53
14 4 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.95%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 113 (35.65%) DNS
2 86 (27.13%) DHCP
3 64 (20.19%) Firewall
4 37 (11.67%) TCP/IP
5 32 (10.09%) SAN
5 32 (10.09%) WAN
6 30 (9.46%) LAN
7 27 (8.52%) VPN
8 26 (8.20%) Kerberos
9 20 (6.31%) SSL
10 17 (5.36%) Network Security
11 16 (5.05%) iSCSI
12 15 (4.73%) NAS
12 15 (4.73%) NetScaler
13 13 (4.10%) IPv4
14 12 (3.79%) Skype
15 11 (3.47%) VoIP
16 10 (3.15%) VLAN
17 9 (2.84%) HTTP
18 8 (2.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (28.71%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.79%) GIS
4 12 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.95%) MySQL
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.63%) Power BI
10 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 26 (8.20%) JIRA
2 15 (4.73%) Subversion
3 14 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (4.10%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.15%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.84%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.26%) GitLab
8 3 (0.95%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.95%) MSI
8 3 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.95%) Toad
8 3 (0.95%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.63%) Emacs
9 2 (0.63%) GDB
9 2 (0.63%) Pylint
9 2 (0.63%) Sublime Text
9 2 (0.63%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 69 (21.77%) Social Skills
2 46 (14.51%) Finance
3 21 (6.62%) Banking
4 15 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.42%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.52%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (2.21%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (1.58%) Back Office
8 5 (1.58%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (1.26%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.26%) Publishing
10 3 (0.95%) Retail
11 2 (0.63%) International Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Legal
12 1 (0.32%) Law
12 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (12.30%) Support Engineer
3 29 (9.15%) Analyst
4 28 (8.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 26 (8.20%) Server Engineer
6 24 (7.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (7.57%) Windows Engineer
7 18 (5.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 17 (5.36%) IT Support
8 17 (5.36%) Wintel Engineer
9 16 (5.05%) Architect
9 16 (5.05%) Support Analyst
10 14 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (4.10%) Administrator
11 13 (4.10%) IT Engineer
11 13 (4.10%) Windows Server Engineer
12 11 (3.47%) Active Directory Engineer
12 11 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (3.47%) Consultant
13 10 (3.15%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.57%) LDAP
2 12 (3.79%) SAML
3 10 (3.15%) SPNEGO
4 6 (1.89%) REST
5 5 (1.58%) .NET
5 5 (1.58%) JDBC
5 5 (1.58%) XML
6 3 (0.95%) HTML
6 3 (0.95%) J2EE
6 3 (0.95%) Node.js
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.63%) CSS
7 2 (0.63%) Django
7 2 (0.63%) JMS
7 2 (0.63%) JSON
7 2 (0.63%) Matplotlib
7 2 (0.63%) Middleware
7 2 (0.63%) NumPy
7 2 (0.63%) SciPy
7 2 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.30%) Clustering
2 22 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 21 (6.62%) Replication
4 12 (3.79%) iPhone
5 10 (3.15%) iPad
5 10 (3.15%) NHS
6 9 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.21%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.89%) Fibre Optics
8 6 (1.89%) PKI
8 6 (1.89%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.58%) Legacy Systems
9 5 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.26%) Handset
11 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 317 (100.00%) Windows
2 219 (69.09%) Windows Server
3 174 (54.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 126 (39.75%) Windows Server 2016
5 91 (28.71%) Windows 10
5 91 (28.71%) Windows Server 2019
6 65 (20.50%) Windows 7
7 42 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (12.30%) Linux
9 13 (4.10%) Windows Vista
10 12 (3.79%) Apple iOS
10 12 (3.79%) Ubuntu
11 11 (3.47%) Mac OS
11 11 (3.47%) Unix
11 11 (3.47%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.52%) Android
13 7 (2.21%) Solaris
13 7 (2.21%) VMS
14 6 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.14%) ITIL
2 57 (17.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (17.35%) Migration
4 42 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (12.62%) DevOps
6 34 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (8.83%) CI/CD
8 26 (8.20%) High Availability
9 24 (7.57%) Change Management
10 23 (7.26%) Patch Management
11 22 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (5.36%) Project Delivery
12 17 (5.36%) Requirements Analysis
12 17 (5.36%) Server Management
12 17 (5.36%) Systems Engineering
13 15 (4.73%) Configuration Management
13 15 (4.73%) Data Migration
13 15 (4.73%) Load Balancing
13 15 (4.73%) Problem Management
14 14 (4.42%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (37.22%) PowerShell
2 68 (21.45%) SQL
3 15 (4.73%) C
4 14 (4.42%) Java
4 14 (4.42%) Python
4 14 (4.42%) VB
5 8 (2.52%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.21%) C#
6 7 (2.21%) VBA
6 7 (2.21%) VBScript
7 5 (1.58%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.26%) C++
8 4 (1.26%) PHP
8 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.63%) Go
9 2 (0.63%) Ruby
9 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.32%) Bash
Qualifications
1 59 (18.61%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (11.04%) SC Cleared
4 28 (8.83%) DV Cleared
5 23 (7.26%) MCSE
6 22 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (5.05%) MCSA
8 15 (4.73%) Degree
9 12 (3.79%) MCITP
10 11 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (3.15%) CCNA
11 10 (3.15%) MCTS
12 9 (2.84%) CCNP
13 8 (2.52%) MCP
14 6 (1.89%) CCDA
14 6 (1.89%) JNCIA
14 6 (1.89%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.89%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.58%) CCA
15 5 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.05%) SLA
2 14 (4.42%) GDPR
3 7 (2.21%) QA
3 7 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.63%) HIPAA
System Software
1 238 (75.08%) Active Directory
2 140 (44.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (18.61%) Hyper-V
4 53 (16.72%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (8.83%) vSphere
6 27 (8.52%) XenApp
7 19 (5.99%) XenDesktop
8 18 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (5.68%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (4.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 13 (4.10%) Docker
11 12 (3.79%) VMware NSX
12 10 (3.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 10 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (2.84%) NFS
14 7 (2.21%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (1.26%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.95%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.95%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 63 (19.87%) SCCM
2 38 (11.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 34 (10.73%) Ansible
4 27 (8.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 21 (6.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (5.68%) vCenter Server
7 17 (5.36%) Kubernetes
7 17 (5.36%) NetBackup
8 16 (5.05%) SCOM
9 15 (4.73%) Terraform
10 14 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (4.42%) Puppet
11 12 (3.79%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (3.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 11 (3.47%) WSUS
13 9 (2.84%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (2.52%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (1.89%) Netcool
Vendors
1 221 (69.72%) Microsoft
2 165 (52.05%) VMware
3 57 (17.98%) Citrix
4 39 (12.30%) Cisco
4 39 (12.30%) HP
5 35 (11.04%) Oracle
6 34 (10.73%) Dell
7 24 (7.57%) Apple
8 21 (6.62%) Ivanti
9 19 (5.99%) IBM
9 19 (5.99%) SolarWinds
10 18 (5.68%) EMC
10 18 (5.68%) Sophos
11 16 (5.05%) Lumension
11 16 (5.05%) McAfee
11 16 (5.05%) Veeam
12 13 (4.10%) Juniper
12 13 (4.10%) Shavlik
12 13 (4.10%) Symantec
13 12 (3.79%) ESRI