Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 276 249 247
Rank change year-on-year -27 -2 -40
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 281 896 1,066
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.08% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.64% 5.36% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 578 679
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £200 £163 £160
90th Percentile £513 £504 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 81
Median hourly rate £34.90 £19.82 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.06% +4.32% +16.92%
10th Percentile £18.45 £10.10 £12.00
90th Percentile £38.11 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £31.45 £18.65 £17.63
% change year-on-year +68.62% +5.82% +6.82%

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 6,055 16,727 19,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.27% 20.14% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,766 10,634 12,269
Median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £163 £156 £184
90th Percentile £638 £625 £619
UK median daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.41% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 1,012 1,350
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - +3.46%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +6.06%

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 6 August 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 6 August 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 6 August 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 +70 118 £350 -12.50% 14
South East +41 52 £400 +6.67% 17
East of England +66 35 £363 +7.41% 5
North of England +21 31 £465 +43.08% 13
South West -14 29 £231 -34.14% 16
North West +28 13 £275 -12.00% 6
Midlands +18 13 £355 +18.33% 12
Yorkshire +25 10 £263 -25.00% 4
North East +38 8 £490 +22.50% 3
West Midlands +29 7 £400 +33.33% 7
East Midlands +27 6 £335 +11.67% 5
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 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.

1 281 (100.00%) Windows
2 217 (77.22%) Active Directory
3 201 (71.53%) Windows Server
4 163 (58.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 161 (57.30%) VMware
6 158 (56.23%) Windows Server 2016
7 153 (54.45%) Microsoft
8 110 (39.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 97 (34.52%) PowerShell
10 92 (32.74%) Azure
10 92 (32.74%) Windows 10
11 91 (32.38%) Office 365
12 78 (27.76%) Security Cleared
13 76 (27.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 74 (26.33%) ITIL
14 74 (26.33%) SQL Server
15 73 (25.98%) Citrix
16 67 (23.84%) DNS
17 66 (23.49%) MS Exchange
18 64 (22.78%) Windows 7
19 63 (22.42%) VMware ESXi
20 59 (21.00%) Hyper-V
21 58 (20.64%) SC Cleared
21 58 (20.64%) DHCP
22 56 (19.93%) Migration
23 54 (19.22%) HP
23 54 (19.22%) SCCM
24 53 (18.86%) SQL
24 53 (18.86%) Windows Server 2019
25 47 (16.73%) 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 66 (23.49%) MS Exchange
2 45 (16.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (8.19%) Skype for Business
4 22 (7.83%) IIS
5 19 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (5.34%) SharePoint
7 12 (4.27%) ArcGIS
8 7 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.07%) Apache
10 3 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.07%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.36%) CMS
12 1 (0.36%) DataSynapse
12 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (12.81%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.27%) Photoshop
3 10 (3.56%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (1.07%) Acrobat
7 3 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 92 (32.74%) Azure
2 91 (32.38%) Office 365
3 22 (7.83%) AWS
4 19 (6.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (6.41%) OneDrive
6 17 (6.05%) PaaS
7 16 (5.69%) IaaS
8 12 (4.27%) GCP
9 8 (2.85%) Mimecast
10 6 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.78%) Power Platform
12 4 (1.42%) GitHub
12 4 (1.42%) SaaS
13 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (1.07%) Amazon S3
13 3 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (1.07%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.07%) Route 53
13 3 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (23.84%) DNS
2 58 (20.64%) DHCP
3 47 (16.73%) SAN
4 39 (13.88%) Firewall
5 29 (10.32%) Skype
6 26 (9.25%) TCP/IP
7 21 (7.47%) NetScaler
7 21 (7.47%) WAN
8 20 (7.12%) LAN
9 17 (6.05%) VPN
10 12 (4.27%) Internet
11 10 (3.56%) VLAN
12 9 (3.20%) Kerberos
13 8 (2.85%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (2.85%) SMTP
14 7 (2.49%) IPv4
15 6 (2.14%) SSL
15 6 (2.14%) VoIP
16 5 (1.78%) HTTP
16 5 (1.78%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (26.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.91%) GIS
3 11 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (1.78%) Power BI
7 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (0.71%) MySQL
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.14%) MSI
2 5 (1.78%) Hudson
3 4 (1.42%) Subversion
4 3 (1.07%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.07%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.36%) NUnit
5 1 (0.36%) Selenium
5 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.36%) Toad
General
1 35 (12.46%) Finance
2 30 (10.68%) Public Sector
3 5 (1.78%) Automotive
4 4 (1.42%) Law
4 4 (1.42%) Retail
5 3 (1.07%) Banking
5 3 (1.07%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.07%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Electronics
6 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Legal
6 2 (0.71%) Publishing
6 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (23.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (11.74%) Analyst
3 29 (10.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (8.90%) Support Engineer
5 23 (8.19%) Windows Engineer
6 21 (7.47%) Server Engineer
7 19 (6.76%) IT Engineer
8 18 (6.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 16 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (5.69%) Azure Engineer
10 15 (5.34%) Citrix Engineer
11 14 (4.98%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (4.27%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.27%) IT Support
12 12 (4.27%) Technical Support
12 12 (4.27%) VMware Engineer
13 11 (3.91%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (3.91%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (3.56%) Cloud Engineer
14 10 (3.56%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.56%) LDAP
2 8 (2.85%) .NET
3 3 (1.07%) ADSI
4 2 (0.71%) CGI
4 2 (0.71%) Web Services
5 1 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.36%) REST
5 1 (0.36%) XML
5 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.19%) Clustering
3 19 (6.76%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.63%) Replication
5 12 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.91%) HP StoreVirtual
7 9 (3.20%) NHS
8 7 (2.49%) Fat Client
8 7 (2.49%) Thin Client
9 6 (2.14%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.42%) PKI
11 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.07%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.07%) iPhone
11 3 (1.07%) PDA
12 2 (0.71%) EMC VMAX
12 2 (0.71%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.71%) iPad
12 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 281 (100.00%) Windows
2 201 (71.53%) Windows Server
3 163 (58.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 158 (56.23%) Windows Server 2016
5 92 (32.74%) Windows 10
6 64 (22.78%) Windows 7
7 53 (18.86%) Windows Server 2019
8 45 (16.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (11.74%) Linux
10 15 (5.34%) Windows XP
11 12 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (3.91%) Windows 8
12 11 (3.91%) Windows Vista
13 8 (2.85%) Apple iOS
14 6 (2.14%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.78%) Android
16 3 (1.07%) AIX
17 2 (0.71%) Solaris
17 2 (0.71%) Unix
17 2 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (27.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 74 (26.33%) ITIL
3 56 (19.93%) Migration
4 39 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (9.25%) DevOps
5 26 (9.25%) Patch Management
6 25 (8.90%) Incident Management
7 22 (7.83%) High Availability
8 21 (7.47%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (6.76%) Change Management
10 17 (6.05%) Data Protection
10 17 (6.05%) Mentoring
11 15 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (4.98%) Problem Management
12 14 (4.98%) Server Building
13 12 (4.27%) Capacity Management
14 11 (3.91%) Data Migration
14 11 (3.91%) Image Processing
14 11 (3.91%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 97 (34.52%) PowerShell
2 53 (18.86%) SQL
3 25 (8.90%) VB
4 19 (6.76%) C
5 13 (4.63%) C#
5 13 (4.63%) VBScript
6 6 (2.14%) Python
7 4 (1.42%) Perl
7 4 (1.42%) REXX
7 4 (1.42%) Tcl
7 4 (1.42%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.07%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.71%) C++
9 2 (0.71%) PHP
9 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.36%) Java
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 78 (27.76%) Security Cleared
2 58 (20.64%) SC Cleared
3 47 (16.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (12.81%) DV Cleared
5 20 (7.12%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (7.12%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (6.05%) MCSA
7 15 (5.34%) MCSE
8 9 (3.20%) CCNA
8 9 (3.20%) Degree
8 9 (3.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.85%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (2.14%) CCA
11 6 (2.14%) MCITP
12 3 (1.07%) NCDA
13 2 (0.71%) CCNP
13 2 (0.71%) MCTS
13 2 (0.71%) RHCE
13 2 (0.71%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.76%) SLA
2 10 (3.56%) Government Security Classifications
2 10 (3.56%) NCSC
3 5 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 217 (77.22%) Active Directory
2 110 (39.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (22.42%) VMware ESXi
4 59 (21.00%) Hyper-V
5 36 (12.81%) XenApp
6 29 (10.32%) vSphere
7 17 (6.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (6.05%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (4.98%) XenDesktop
9 11 (3.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 11 (3.91%) VMware NSX
10 9 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (2.49%) Docker
11 7 (2.49%) Terminal Server
12 5 (1.78%) BitLocker
13 4 (1.42%) NFS
14 3 (1.07%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (1.07%) UAG
14 3 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 54 (19.22%) SCCM
2 30 (10.68%) SCOM
3 27 (9.61%) WSUS
4 22 (7.83%) Microsoft Clustering
5 20 (7.12%) Ansible
6 19 (6.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (6.05%) vCenter Server
8 16 (5.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 16 (5.69%) vMotion
9 11 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (3.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (2.14%) NetBackup
13 5 (1.78%) Backup Exec
13 5 (1.78%) BladeLogic
13 5 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (1.78%) Puppet
13 5 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (1.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (1.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 161 (57.30%) VMware
2 153 (54.45%) Microsoft
3 73 (25.98%) Citrix
4 54 (19.22%) HP
5 44 (15.66%) Cisco
6 23 (8.19%) Dell
7 22 (7.83%) Oracle
7 22 (7.83%) Sophos
8 21 (7.47%) Lumension
8 21 (7.47%) NetApp
9 18 (6.41%) Symantec
10 12 (4.27%) ESRI
10 12 (4.27%) Remedy
10 12 (4.27%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.91%) McAfee
12 9 (3.20%) EMC
12 9 (3.20%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.49%) Hitachi
14 6 (2.14%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.14%) Veeam