Period
to 23 October 2020

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 23 October 2020 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
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 331 223 260
Rank change year-on-year -108 +37 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 159 960 989
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.58% 1.24% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.12% 6.08% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 630 645
Median daily rate £345 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.83% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £185 £162 £160
90th Percentile £523 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 35 65
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +33.33% -0.81%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year +62.79% +17.01% -0.68%

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 5,100 15,781 19,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.56% 20.42% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,071 9,947 12,365
Median daily rate £445 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% -2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £180 £150 £168
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 1,048 1,391
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.24 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.90 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020. 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 +14 70 £406 +10.39% 10
South West +9 25 £209 -41.27% 5
East of England +50 23 £340 -9.33% 9
South East -19 22 £350 -9.50% 12
Midlands +21 8 £305 +1.67% 13
North of England +5 8 £275 -20.29% 15
West Midlands +44 6 £275 -8.33% 10
North West +23 4 £275 -14.06% 4
Yorkshire +23 4 £175 -53.33% 10
East Midlands +21 2 £335 +28.85% 3
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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.

1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (72.96%) Active Directory
3 109 (68.55%) Windows Server
4 91 (57.23%) Microsoft
5 88 (55.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (54.72%) VMware
7 81 (50.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 63 (39.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 55 (34.59%) Security Cleared
9 55 (34.59%) Azure
10 53 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 51 (32.08%) Windows 10
12 45 (28.30%) PowerShell
12 45 (28.30%) DNS
13 44 (27.67%) ITIL
13 44 (27.67%) Office 365
14 43 (27.04%) SQL Server
15 40 (25.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 39 (24.53%) MS Exchange
17 38 (23.90%) DHCP
18 37 (23.27%) Migration
18 37 (23.27%) SC Cleared
19 32 (20.13%) Windows 7
20 31 (19.50%) Hyper-V
20 31 (19.50%) Citrix
21 29 (18.24%) SQL
21 29 (18.24%) Exchange Server 2010
22 27 (16.98%) Microsoft Office
22 27 (16.98%) SAN
23 26 (16.35%) DV Cleared

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 39 (24.53%) MS Exchange
2 29 (18.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (10.06%) IIS
4 14 (8.81%) Skype for Business
5 12 (7.55%) ArcGIS
5 12 (7.55%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.63%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) CMS
8 1 (0.63%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (16.98%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (7.55%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 55 (34.59%) Azure
2 44 (27.67%) Office 365
3 18 (11.32%) AWS
4 15 (9.43%) IaaS
5 14 (8.81%) PaaS
6 13 (8.18%) GCP
7 11 (6.92%) OneDrive
8 7 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (4.40%) SaaS
9 6 (3.77%) GitHub
10 4 (2.52%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.89%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.89%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.89%) Route 53
11 3 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (28.30%) DNS
2 38 (23.90%) DHCP
3 27 (16.98%) SAN
4 25 (15.72%) TCP/IP
5 19 (11.95%) Firewall
6 15 (9.43%) Skype
7 13 (8.18%) WAN
8 12 (7.55%) LAN
9 11 (6.92%) VoIP
10 10 (6.29%) Kerberos
11 9 (5.66%) VPN
12 7 (4.40%) IPv4
13 6 (3.77%) Network Security
14 5 (3.14%) Ethernet
14 5 (3.14%) Internet
15 4 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (2.52%) NetScaler
15 4 (2.52%) VLAN
16 3 (1.89%) iSCSI
17 2 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (27.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.03%) GIS
3 7 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.52%) Power BI
6 3 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Subversion
2 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.63%) Hudson
2 1 (0.63%) MSI
General
1 23 (14.47%) Finance
2 13 (8.18%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.77%) Banking
3 6 (3.77%) Retail
4 4 (2.52%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.89%) Automotive
6 2 (1.26%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (19.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (11.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (8.81%) Analyst
4 10 (6.29%) Support Engineer
4 10 (6.29%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (5.66%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (5.66%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (5.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.03%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (5.03%) Server Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Consultant
7 7 (4.40%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Service Analyst
7 7 (4.40%) Technical Support
8 6 (3.77%) Applications Engineer
8 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.77%) Technical Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.92%) LDAP
2 2 (1.26%) .NET
2 2 (1.26%) JSON
3 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.43%) Clustering
3 13 (8.18%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.92%) Replication
5 10 (6.29%) HP StoreVirtual
6 5 (3.14%) NHS
7 4 (2.52%) CCTV
8 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.89%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.89%) iPhone
8 3 (1.89%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.89%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.26%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.26%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.26%) PKI
9 2 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) BYOD
10 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 109 (68.55%) Windows Server
3 88 (55.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 81 (50.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 53 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 51 (32.08%) Windows 10
7 32 (20.13%) Windows 7
8 17 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (6.29%) Linux
10 7 (4.40%) Apple iOS
11 6 (3.77%) Windows XP
12 5 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (3.14%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.52%) Android
13 4 (2.52%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.89%) Solaris
14 3 (1.89%) Unix
15 2 (1.26%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.63%) AIX
16 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.67%) ITIL
2 40 (25.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (23.27%) Migration
4 23 (14.47%) High Availability
5 19 (11.95%) DevOps
6 15 (9.43%) Mentoring
7 14 (8.81%) Patch Management
8 13 (8.18%) Change Management
8 13 (8.18%) Data Protection
8 13 (8.18%) Service Design
9 12 (7.55%) Data Migration
9 12 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (7.55%) Test Scripting
10 11 (6.92%) Incident Management
11 10 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (5.66%) Systems Engineering
13 8 (5.03%) Image Processing
14 7 (4.40%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.30%) PowerShell
2 29 (18.24%) SQL
3 17 (10.69%) C
4 13 (8.18%) VB
5 2 (1.26%) C#
5 2 (1.26%) Perl
6 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.63%) C++
6 1 (0.63%) Java
6 1 (0.63%) Python
6 1 (0.63%) Ruby
6 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (34.59%) Security Cleared
2 37 (23.27%) SC Cleared
3 26 (16.35%) DV Cleared
4 23 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (9.43%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (4.40%) CCNA
7 6 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (3.77%) MCSA
8 5 (3.14%) MCSE
9 3 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.26%) Degree
10 2 (1.26%) MCITP
11 1 (0.63%) CISSP
11 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.63%) MCTS
11 1 (0.63%) NCDA
11 1 (0.63%) RHCE
11 1 (0.63%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.29%) Government Security Classifications
2 9 (5.66%) NCSC
3 8 (5.03%) SLA
4 7 (4.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 116 (72.96%) Active Directory
2 63 (39.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (19.50%) Hyper-V
4 24 (15.09%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (11.95%) vSphere
6 16 (10.06%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (10.06%) XenApp
7 9 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (5.03%) VMware NSX
9 6 (3.77%) Docker
10 4 (2.52%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.89%) NFS
12 2 (1.26%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.26%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (15.72%) SCCM
2 16 (10.06%) Ansible
2 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 13 (8.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 13 (8.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (8.18%) SCOM
3 13 (8.18%) WSUS
4 8 (5.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (4.40%) Puppet
5 7 (4.40%) vCenter Server
6 6 (3.77%) Kubernetes
6 6 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.77%) Terraform
6 6 (3.77%) vMotion
7 4 (2.52%) MaaS360
8 3 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 91 (57.23%) Microsoft
2 87 (54.72%) VMware
3 31 (19.50%) Citrix
4 25 (15.72%) HP
5 23 (14.47%) Cisco
6 20 (12.58%) Lumension
6 20 (12.58%) Oracle
6 20 (12.58%) Sophos
7 12 (7.55%) ESRI
8 11 (6.92%) SolarWinds
8 11 (6.92%) Symantec
9 6 (3.77%) SaltStack
9 6 (3.77%) Veeam
10 5 (3.14%) NetApp
10 5 (3.14%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.52%) Apple
11 4 (2.52%) Dell
11 4 (2.52%) Hitachi
11 4 (2.52%) IBM
11 4 (2.52%) McAfee