Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 253 211
Rank change year-on-year +28 -42 -77
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 956 987 1,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.06% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.04% 5.04% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 637 716
England median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £160 £162 £161
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 64 120
England median hourly rate £26.00 £19.25 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.06% -2.09% -5.25%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.48 £10.95
90th Percentile £51.80 £44.28 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.20 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year +19.42% -4.05% -11.90%

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 15,823 19,592 18,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.40% 20.95% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,977 12,196 12,123
England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +3.66%
10th Percentile £150 £169 £180
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,056 1,368 1,144
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.03% -0.03% +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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +5 272 £365 +4.29% 96
South East +50 268 £388 -3.13% 107
South West +33 144 £350 -7.17% 48
North of England +51 129 £330 +0.38% 92
Midlands +36 74 £300 +0.84% 45
North West +29 66 £315 +1.61% 65
East of England +23 65 £375 +30.43% 36
Yorkshire +65 58 £363 +22.88% 24
West Midlands +16 39 £310 +5.98% 30
East Midlands +27 34 £260 -20.00% 15
North East -4 5 £388 +10.71% 3
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 956 (100.00%) Windows
2 641 (67.05%) Windows Server
3 590 (61.72%) Active Directory
4 532 (55.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 462 (48.33%) VMware
6 451 (47.18%) Microsoft
7 312 (32.64%) Office 365
8 307 (32.11%) PowerShell
9 294 (30.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 278 (29.08%) DNS
11 253 (26.46%) Windows 10
12 248 (25.94%) SCCM
13 247 (25.84%) Windows 7
14 244 (25.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 220 (23.01%) DHCP
16 209 (21.86%) Citrix
17 193 (20.19%) Azure
18 191 (19.98%) ITIL
19 190 (19.87%) SQL
20 189 (19.77%) MS Exchange
21 183 (19.14%) SQL Server
22 180 (18.83%) Security Cleared
23 174 (18.20%) Firewall
24 168 (17.57%) Hyper-V
25 164 (17.15%) Migration
25 164 (17.15%) Windows Server 2003
26 154 (16.11%) Cisco
27 148 (15.48%) SAN
28 130 (13.60%) HP
29 126 (13.18%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 189 (19.77%) MS Exchange
2 126 (13.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (10.67%) SharePoint
4 97 (10.15%) Skype for Business
5 76 (7.95%) IIS
6 73 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.94%) Apache
12 7 (0.73%) Confluence
13 5 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.42%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.42%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.31%) Umbraco
16 2 (0.21%) CMS
16 2 (0.21%) Documentum
Applications
1 110 (11.51%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.10%) Houdini
6 1 (0.10%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.52%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 3 (0.31%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 312 (32.64%) Office 365
2 193 (20.19%) Azure
3 100 (10.46%) AWS
4 42 (4.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (2.41%) IaaS
6 16 (1.67%) Yammer
7 14 (1.46%) GitHub
7 14 (1.46%) SaaS
8 12 (1.26%) PaaS
9 9 (0.94%) OneDrive
10 8 (0.84%) Power Platform
11 7 (0.73%) G Suite
11 7 (0.73%) GCP
12 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.52%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.31%) Akamai
14 3 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 278 (29.08%) DNS
2 220 (23.01%) DHCP
3 174 (18.20%) Firewall
4 148 (15.48%) SAN
5 88 (9.21%) LAN
6 84 (8.79%) Skype
7 75 (7.85%) WAN
8 60 (6.28%) TCP/IP
9 46 (4.81%) VLAN
10 45 (4.71%) VPN
11 43 (4.50%) NAS
12 35 (3.66%) VoIP
13 30 (3.14%) Wireless
14 29 (3.03%) NetScaler
14 29 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
15 24 (2.51%) Internet
16 17 (1.78%) SMTP
17 16 (1.67%) iSCSI
18 13 (1.36%) Network Security
19 12 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (19.14%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 16 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.94%) SQL Server 2017
8 7 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.63%) MySQL
9 6 (0.63%) Power BI
10 5 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.52%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (3.35%) MSI
2 15 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.05%) JIRA
4 9 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.63%) StarTeam
6 6 (0.63%) Subversion
7 4 (0.42%) Hudson
7 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.42%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.31%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.31%) Maven
8 3 (0.31%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.21%) GitLab
9 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.10%) Bazaar
10 1 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.10%) Vagrant
General
1 97 (10.15%) Finance
2 50 (5.23%) Public Sector
3 30 (3.14%) Banking
3 30 (3.14%) Retail
4 18 (1.88%) Publishing
5 15 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.46%) Law
7 11 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.94%) Back Office
8 9 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.73%) Local Government
10 6 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.63%) Military
11 5 (0.52%) Legal
12 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.42%) Electronics
12 4 (0.42%) Front Office
12 4 (0.42%) Marketing
13 3 (0.31%) Advertising
13 3 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 201 (21.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 130 (13.60%) Support Engineer
3 105 (10.98%) Analyst
4 102 (10.67%) Windows Engineer
5 88 (9.21%) Server Engineer
6 67 (7.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 64 (6.69%) IT Support
8 57 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 55 (5.75%) IT Engineer
10 42 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
10 42 (4.39%) Wintel Engineer
11 38 (3.97%) Windows Server Engineer
12 37 (3.87%) IT Support Engineer
12 37 (3.87%) Service Analyst
13 35 (3.66%) Desktop Support
14 34 (3.56%) Service Desk Analyst
15 32 (3.35%) Consultant
16 31 (3.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 31 (3.24%) Support Analyst
17 30 (3.14%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.72%) .NET
2 18 (1.88%) Web Services
3 17 (1.78%) LDAP
4 12 (1.26%) RESTful
5 9 (0.94%) Swagger
6 8 (0.84%) 802.1X
6 8 (0.84%) X-Windows
7 7 (0.73%) HTML
8 5 (0.52%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.52%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.42%) ADSI
9 4 (0.42%) CSS
9 4 (0.42%) Java RMI
9 4 (0.42%) JSON
10 3 (0.31%) Ajax
10 3 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.31%) ODBC
11 2 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.21%) HTML5
11 2 (0.21%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.11%) Data Centre
2 57 (5.96%) Clustering
3 54 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (5.02%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.87%) PKI
6 35 (3.66%) Replication
7 29 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (2.62%) Fat Client
8 25 (2.62%) Thin Client
9 18 (1.88%) iPhone
10 15 (1.57%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.46%) Blackberry
12 13 (1.36%) NHS
13 12 (1.26%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.26%) Handset
14 10 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (0.94%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.84%) Blog
17 6 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 956 (100.00%) Windows
2 641 (67.05%) Windows Server
3 532 (55.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 253 (26.46%) Windows 10
5 247 (25.84%) Windows 7
6 164 (17.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 116 (12.13%) Linux
8 36 (3.77%) Windows 8
9 32 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (2.82%) Unix
11 25 (2.62%) Android
11 25 (2.62%) Windows XP
12 23 (2.41%) Windows 2000
13 18 (1.88%) CentOS
14 17 (1.78%) Solaris
15 16 (1.67%) Windows Vista
16 14 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
17 12 (1.26%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.94%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (25.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 191 (19.98%) ITIL
3 164 (17.15%) Migration
4 111 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
5 79 (8.26%) Change Management
6 54 (5.65%) Service Management
7 51 (5.33%) Incident Management
8 48 (5.02%) Service Delivery
9 46 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 45 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
11 41 (4.29%) Problem Management
12 39 (4.08%) Information Security
13 37 (3.87%) Patch Management
14 36 (3.77%) Mentoring
15 34 (3.56%) Configuration Management
16 33 (3.45%) High Availability
16 33 (3.45%) ITIL V3
17 31 (3.24%) Application Packaging
17 31 (3.24%) Project Delivery
18 30 (3.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 307 (32.11%) PowerShell
2 190 (19.87%) SQL
3 36 (3.77%) VBScript
4 24 (2.51%) C
5 23 (2.41%) Python
6 22 (2.30%) VB
7 13 (1.36%) Perl
7 13 (1.36%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.26%) C#
9 10 (1.05%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.05%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.63%) PHP
12 5 (0.52%) Java
13 4 (0.42%) C++
13 4 (0.42%) XPath
14 3 (0.31%) Korn
14 3 (0.31%) Ruby
14 3 (0.31%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 180 (18.83%) Security Cleared
2 120 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 100 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (7.64%) DV Cleared
5 66 (6.90%) MCSE
6 46 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (3.97%) CCNA
8 29 (3.03%) Degree
9 28 (2.93%) Citrix Certification
10 25 (2.62%) MCSA
11 24 (2.51%) CCA
11 24 (2.51%) MCP
12 22 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (1.78%) CCNP
14 16 (1.67%) DBS Check
14 16 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (1.15%) MCITP
16 6 (0.63%) JNCIA
16 6 (0.63%) JNCIP
16 6 (0.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (7.95%) SLA
2 13 (1.36%) QA
3 10 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
6 5 (0.52%) GDPR
6 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.42%) NCSC
8 3 (0.31%) COBIT
9 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
System Software
1 590 (61.72%) Active Directory
2 294 (30.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (17.57%) Hyper-V
4 120 (12.55%) VMware ESXi
5 107 (11.19%) XenApp
6 88 (9.21%) vSphere
7 87 (9.10%) XenDesktop
8 44 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 35 (3.66%) DFS Replication
9 35 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (1.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 13 (1.36%) BitLocker
12 12 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (1.26%) VMware Server
13 10 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.94%) Xen
15 8 (0.84%) NFS
15 8 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.63%) vCloud
17 5 (0.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 248 (25.94%) SCCM
2 52 (5.44%) WSUS
3 47 (4.92%) SCOM
4 38 (3.97%) Microsoft Clustering
5 34 (3.56%) Single Sign-On
6 23 (2.41%) Backup Exec
7 20 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (1.99%) vCenter Server
9 17 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (1.67%) Ansible
10 16 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 14 (1.46%) vMotion
12 13 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 13 (1.36%) Nagios
12 13 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
12 13 (1.36%) Puppet
13 12 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 12 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (1.15%) NetBackup
15 9 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 462 (48.33%) VMware
2 451 (47.18%) Microsoft
3 209 (21.86%) Citrix
4 154 (16.11%) Cisco
5 130 (13.60%) HP
6 49 (5.13%) EMC
7 46 (4.81%) McAfee
8 45 (4.71%) Red Hat
9 44 (4.60%) Dell
9 44 (4.60%) Ivanti
10 43 (4.50%) SolarWinds
11 41 (4.29%) NetApp
12 37 (3.87%) Oracle
13 34 (3.56%) 3PAR
13 34 (3.56%) Symantec
14 29 (3.03%) IBM
15 27 (2.82%) Apple
16 25 (2.62%) Sophos
17 24 (2.51%) ServiceNow
18 21 (2.20%) Veeam