Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 213 144
Rank change year-on-year -57 -69 -50
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 958 1,232 1,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.30% 1.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.72% 6.22% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 752 1,133
England median daily rate £365 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% - -
10th Percentile £156 £155 £175
90th Percentile £488 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 113 138
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -18.60% +22.86%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £44.17 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.47
% change year-on-year +14.29% -18.47% +22.66%

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 20,276 19,795 20,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.03% 20.83% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,645 12,796 12,847
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £163 £173 £200
90th Percentile £613 £606 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,355 1,166 1,173
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 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £44.45
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year -0.40% +7.43% -1.27%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -19 377 £363 +3.57% 67
South East -59 238 £383 +10.87% 50
North of England -58 110 £325 - 61
South West -32 109 £413 +17.86% 26
Midlands -65 68 £328 +16.96% 33
North West -29 60 £305 -6.15% 34
East of England -5 55 £313 +4.17% 25
West Midlands -41 39 £348 +20.87% 18
Yorkshire -45 33 £295 -9.23% 23
East Midlands -37 29 £318 +13.39% 15
North East -17 17 £375 +11.11% 4
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 958 (100.00%) Windows
2 661 (69.00%) Windows Server
3 639 (66.70%) Active Directory
4 525 (54.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 504 (52.61%) Microsoft
6 502 (52.40%) VMware
7 315 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 307 (32.05%) Office 365
9 302 (31.52%) Windows 7
10 248 (25.89%) SCCM
11 235 (24.53%) MS Exchange
12 226 (23.59%) PowerShell
13 219 (22.86%) Windows 10
14 212 (22.13%) DNS
15 209 (21.82%) Citrix
16 205 (21.40%) ITIL
17 193 (20.15%) SQL Server
18 182 (19.00%) SQL
18 182 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 180 (18.79%) Security Cleared
20 175 (18.27%) DHCP
21 172 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
22 169 (17.64%) Microsoft Azure
23 162 (16.91%) VMware ESXi
24 159 (16.60%) Hyper-V
25 153 (15.97%) Linux
26 147 (15.34%) Microsoft Office
27 145 (15.14%) HP
28 137 (14.30%) Cisco
29 125 (13.05%) 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
1 235 (24.53%) MS Exchange
2 125 (13.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 110 (11.48%) SharePoint
4 74 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 63 (6.58%) IIS
6 56 (5.85%) Skype for Business
7 41 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (2.19%) Apache
9 19 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.25%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.94%) CMS
13 8 (0.84%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.73%) Confluence
14 7 (0.73%) Drupal
15 6 (0.63%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 147 (15.34%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.10%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.31%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.21%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 307 (32.05%) Office 365
2 169 (17.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (1.88%) IaaS
6 16 (1.67%) Mimecast
7 14 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 12 (1.25%) Datadog
8 12 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (1.15%) G Suite
10 9 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.84%) Yammer
12 7 (0.73%) SaaS
13 6 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.63%) PaaS
14 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.52%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 212 (22.13%) DNS
2 175 (18.27%) DHCP
3 116 (12.11%) LAN
4 113 (11.80%) Firewall
5 110 (11.48%) SAN
6 94 (9.81%) WAN
7 66 (6.89%) TCP/IP
8 65 (6.78%) VPN
9 62 (6.47%) Skype
10 40 (4.18%) VLAN
11 37 (3.86%) VoIP
12 32 (3.34%) NetScaler
13 28 (2.92%) Internet
14 18 (1.88%) iSCSI
14 18 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (1.57%) MPLS
15 15 (1.57%) Wireless
16 14 (1.46%) NAS
17 13 (1.36%) SSL
18 12 (1.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (20.15%) SQL Server
2 80 (8.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 15 (1.57%) MySQL
7 12 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.84%) Electronic Patient Records
9 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.52%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.31%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.31%) SQLPlus
13 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 43 (4.49%) MSI
2 26 (2.71%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.36%) Travis CI
4 13 (1.36%) Vagrant
5 12 (1.25%) GitLab
5 12 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.25%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.04%) JIRA
7 6 (0.63%) AdminStudio
7 6 (0.63%) HP UFT
7 6 (0.63%) Selenium
7 6 (0.63%) SonarQube
7 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.52%) InstallShield
8 5 (0.52%) Subversion
8 5 (0.52%) Toad
8 5 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (10.13%) Finance
2 35 (3.65%) Law
3 27 (2.82%) Banking
4 20 (2.09%) Retail
5 16 (1.67%) Marketing
6 10 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.94%) Legal
8 7 (0.73%) Back Office
8 7 (0.73%) Military
9 6 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.42%) Advertising
11 3 (0.31%) Billing
11 3 (0.31%) Games
11 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.31%) Local Government
12 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.21%) Automotive
12 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.21%) Publishing
13 1 (0.10%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 156 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 152 (15.87%) Analyst
3 111 (11.59%) Support Engineer
4 77 (8.04%) Support Analyst
5 73 (7.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 73 (7.62%) Windows Engineer
6 60 (6.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 60 (6.26%) Server Engineer
7 57 (5.95%) IT Support
8 56 (5.85%) Desktop Support
9 55 (5.74%) Administrator
10 53 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support
11 43 (4.49%) IT Engineer
12 41 (4.28%) Wintel Engineer
13 38 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
14 37 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 33 (3.44%) Applications Packager
16 31 (3.24%) Systems Administrator
17 30 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 29 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.13%) Web Services
2 28 (2.92%) .NET
3 24 (2.51%) LDAP
4 12 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (1.15%) CSS
6 10 (1.04%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.84%) HTML
7 8 (0.84%) LAMP
8 7 (0.73%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.73%) JSP
8 7 (0.73%) Middleware
9 6 (0.63%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.52%) ADSI
10 5 (0.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (0.52%) XML
11 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.42%) MSMQ
11 4 (0.42%) WSH
12 3 (0.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.29%) Clustering
2 79 (8.25%) Data Centre
3 59 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.18%) Fat Client
4 40 (4.18%) Thin Client
5 32 (3.34%) PKI
6 28 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.19%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.36%) NHS
10 12 (1.25%) iPhone
10 12 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.15%) Driving Licence
11 11 (1.15%) HP StoreVirtual
11 11 (1.15%) Smartphone
12 10 (1.04%) Replication
12 10 (1.04%) User Experience
13 8 (0.84%) e-Health
13 8 (0.84%) Handset
13 8 (0.84%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 958 (100.00%) Windows
2 661 (69.00%) Windows Server
3 525 (54.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 302 (31.52%) Windows 7
5 219 (22.86%) Windows 10
6 172 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 153 (15.97%) Linux
8 47 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 46 (4.80%) Windows 8
10 44 (4.59%) Unix
11 30 (3.13%) Android
12 24 (2.51%) Ubuntu
13 23 (2.40%) Apple iOS
14 22 (2.30%) CentOS
15 16 (1.67%) Solaris
16 14 (1.46%) Mac OS
16 14 (1.46%) Mac OS X
17 13 (1.36%) Windows XP
18 12 (1.25%) Windows Vista
19 10 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (21.40%) ITIL
2 182 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 107 (11.17%) Migration
4 101 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (7.52%) Service Management
6 58 (6.05%) Change Management
7 52 (5.43%) ITIL V3
8 49 (5.11%) Application Packaging
8 49 (5.11%) Service Delivery
9 48 (5.01%) Configuration Management
10 46 (4.80%) Patch Management
11 42 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 42 (4.38%) ITSM
12 41 (4.28%) Virtual Environments
13 40 (4.18%) Mentoring
14 39 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
15 38 (3.97%) Incident Management
16 34 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (3.24%) DevOps
17 31 (3.24%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 226 (23.59%) PowerShell
2 182 (19.00%) SQL
3 24 (2.51%) VBScript
4 18 (1.88%) T-SQL
5 17 (1.77%) Java
6 16 (1.67%) C
6 16 (1.67%) C#
6 16 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 16 (1.67%) Python
7 15 (1.57%) VB
8 14 (1.46%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.15%) Perl
10 9 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.42%) PHP
12 3 (0.31%) AWK
12 3 (0.31%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.31%) sed
13 2 (0.21%) VB6
13 2 (0.21%) VBA
14 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 180 (18.79%) Security Cleared
2 125 (13.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 116 (12.11%) SC Cleared
4 94 (9.81%) DV Cleared
5 68 (7.10%) MCSE
6 40 (4.18%) Degree
6 40 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (3.97%) MCSA
8 36 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (3.13%) CCNA
9 30 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (2.92%) MCITP
10 28 (2.92%) MCP
11 25 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
12 19 (1.98%) DBS Check
13 15 (1.57%) CCA
14 14 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (1.36%) CCNP
16 8 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (0.84%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.91%) SLA
2 10 (1.04%) HL7
2 10 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.94%) QA
4 5 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.42%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.31%) GDPR
7 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.21%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 639 (66.70%) Active Directory
2 315 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (16.91%) VMware ESXi
4 159 (16.60%) Hyper-V
5 103 (10.75%) vSphere
6 100 (10.44%) XenApp
7 77 (8.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 76 (7.93%) XenDesktop
9 37 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
10 30 (3.13%) DFS Replication
11 28 (2.92%) VMware Workstation
12 14 (1.46%) VirtualBox
13 12 (1.25%) Docker
13 12 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (1.15%) Firmware
14 11 (1.15%) XenServer
15 9 (0.94%) NFS
15 9 (0.94%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 248 (25.89%) SCCM
2 80 (8.35%) SCOM
3 52 (5.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 47 (4.91%) WSUS
5 34 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 33 (3.44%) Puppet
7 31 (3.24%) vCenter Server
8 24 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
9 23 (2.40%) AirWatch
10 22 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (2.09%) Ansible
12 19 (1.98%) Backup Exec
13 17 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
13 17 (1.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 16 (1.67%) NetBackup
15 15 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 14 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
17 13 (1.36%) Terraform
18 12 (1.25%) OVSD
18 12 (1.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 504 (52.61%) Microsoft
2 502 (52.40%) VMware
3 209 (21.82%) Citrix
4 145 (15.14%) HP
5 137 (14.30%) Cisco
6 70 (7.31%) McAfee
7 58 (6.05%) NetApp
8 55 (5.74%) Oracle
9 51 (5.32%) Apple
10 38 (3.97%) Dell
10 38 (3.97%) Veeam
11 35 (3.65%) EMC
12 31 (3.24%) Ivanti
12 31 (3.24%) Red Hat
12 31 (3.24%) Symantec
13 28 (2.92%) Veritas
14 26 (2.71%) Sophos
15 25 (2.61%) Avaya
16 23 (2.40%) Splunk
17 22 (2.30%) IBM