Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 222 283 220
Rank change year-on-year +61 -63 -57
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 640 854 1,202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.15% 0.96% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.68% 4.72% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 570 772
Median daily rate £363 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -3.70%
10th Percentile £160 £150 £158
90th Percentile £490 £500 £492
UK median daily rate £365 £365 £315
% change year-on-year - +15.87% -5.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 88
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +26.47% -10.53%
10th Percentile £16.62 £13.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £73.00 £47.80 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £16.76
% change year-on-year +12.50% +19.33% -11.79%

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 11,270 18,081 19,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.33% 20.40% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,995 11,502 12,553
Median daily rate £425 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £143 £163 £181
90th Percentile £613 £625 £622
UK median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 928 1,080 1,167
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.72% +3.73%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.18 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.33 £48.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.41 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.52% +2.41% +3.03%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 5 April 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 +42 190 £365 -8.75% 37
South East +58 151 £398 +6.00% 36
North of England +93 128 £375 +25.00% 42
South West -4 83 £325 -16.13% 15
North West +45 56 £368 +22.67% 15
East of England +39 56 £350 +7.69% 26
Yorkshire +50 38 £375 +57.07% 17
North East +53 34 £375 - 10
Midlands +31 32 £313 -5.30% 25
East Midlands +18 17 £313 -8.09% 6
West Midlands +39 15 £275 -14.73% 19
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 640 (100.00%) Windows
2 458 (71.56%) Windows Server
3 409 (63.91%) Active Directory
4 349 (54.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 316 (49.38%) VMware
6 291 (45.47%) Microsoft
7 279 (43.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 224 (35.00%) PowerShell
9 196 (30.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 193 (30.16%) Office 365
11 190 (29.69%) Windows 7
12 167 (26.09%) Azure
13 156 (24.38%) DNS
14 151 (23.59%) Citrix
15 148 (23.13%) Windows 10
16 142 (22.19%) DHCP
16 142 (22.19%) Security Cleared
17 133 (20.78%) ITIL
17 133 (20.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 130 (20.31%) SCCM
19 128 (20.00%) MS Exchange
20 123 (19.22%) SQL Server
21 121 (18.91%) Hyper-V
22 107 (16.72%) SQL
23 106 (16.56%) Migration
24 104 (16.25%) Windows Server 2003
25 94 (14.69%) SC Cleared
26 93 (14.53%) VMware ESXi
27 92 (14.38%) Firewall
28 88 (13.75%) HP

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
1 128 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 59 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (8.28%) SharePoint
4 41 (6.41%) IIS
5 38 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (5.78%) Skype for Business
7 28 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 27 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (1.56%) Apache
11 9 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.25%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.78%) Confluence
14 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.78%) WordPress
15 3 (0.47%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.47%) Umbraco
16 2 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 78 (12.19%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (5.47%) MS Visio
3 30 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (3.13%) Acrobat
7 18 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.47%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.16%) Houdini
9 1 (0.16%) Maya
Business Applications
1 23 (3.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 193 (30.16%) Office 365
2 167 (26.09%) Azure
3 53 (8.28%) AWS
4 34 (5.31%) OneDrive
5 22 (3.44%) IaaS
6 21 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (3.13%) PaaS
8 18 (2.81%) Power Platform
9 15 (2.34%) PowerApps
10 8 (1.25%) Azure Stack
10 8 (1.25%) GCP
11 6 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.94%) G Suite
12 5 (0.78%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.78%) SaaS
13 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.31%) Datadog
13 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 156 (24.38%) DNS
2 142 (22.19%) DHCP
3 92 (14.38%) Firewall
4 86 (13.44%) SAN
5 55 (8.59%) VPN
5 55 (8.59%) WAN
6 54 (8.44%) LAN
7 40 (6.25%) Internet
8 39 (6.09%) NetScaler
9 37 (5.78%) Skype
10 35 (5.47%) Remote Desktop
11 33 (5.16%) TCP/IP
12 24 (3.75%) VLAN
13 23 (3.59%) WebEx
14 14 (2.19%) VoIP
15 11 (1.72%) iSCSI
15 11 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.72%) Wireless
16 9 (1.41%) SMTP
17 8 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (19.22%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (2.81%) Power BI
5 13 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.56%) SQL Server 2017
7 9 (1.41%) MySQL
8 8 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.31%) GIS
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.31%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 34 (5.31%) MSI
2 9 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.94%) StarTeam
4 5 (0.78%) Hudson
5 4 (0.63%) GitLab
5 4 (0.63%) Selenium
6 3 (0.47%) JIRA
6 3 (0.47%) NUnit
6 3 (0.47%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.31%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.31%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.16%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.16%) Toad
8 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (9.38%) Finance
2 48 (7.50%) Public Sector
3 13 (2.03%) Retail
4 10 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.09%) Back Office
6 6 (0.94%) Banking
6 6 (0.94%) Law
7 5 (0.78%) Local Government
7 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.63%) Marketing
9 3 (0.47%) Advertising
9 3 (0.47%) Electronics
9 3 (0.47%) Legal
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Police
10 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 115 (17.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (12.97%) Support Engineer
3 69 (10.78%) Windows Engineer
4 66 (10.31%) Server Engineer
5 60 (9.38%) Analyst
6 53 (8.28%) IT Engineer
7 50 (7.81%) IT Support
8 41 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 40 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
10 34 (5.31%) Windows Server Engineer
11 33 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
12 31 (4.84%) Consultant
13 30 (4.69%) Wintel Engineer
14 29 (4.53%) Active Directory Engineer
15 27 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
16 26 (4.06%) IT Support Engineer
17 24 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support
17 24 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
18 23 (3.59%) Azure Engineer
19 21 (3.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.34%) Web Services
2 13 (2.03%) LDAP
3 9 (1.41%) .NET
3 9 (1.41%) ADSI
4 6 (0.94%) XML
5 4 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.47%) CSS
6 3 (0.47%) HTML
6 3 (0.47%) Spring
7 2 (0.31%) Apache NiFi
7 2 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.31%) LAMP
7 2 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.31%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.16%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.16%) J2EE
8 1 (0.16%) jQuery
8 1 (0.16%) ODBC
8 1 (0.16%) REST
8 1 (0.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.59%) Data Centre
2 47 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.53%) Management Information System
4 28 (4.38%) Blackberry
4 28 (4.38%) Clustering
5 21 (3.28%) PDA
6 19 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.34%) NHS
8 14 (2.19%) PKI
8 14 (2.19%) Replication
9 12 (1.88%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.72%) Fat Client
10 11 (1.72%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.25%) HP StoreVirtual
12 7 (1.09%) Fibre Optics
12 7 (1.09%) iPhone
13 5 (0.78%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 640 (100.00%) Windows
2 458 (71.56%) Windows Server
3 349 (54.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 279 (43.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 190 (29.69%) Windows 7
6 148 (23.13%) Windows 10
7 104 (16.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 79 (12.34%) Linux
9 58 (9.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 40 (6.25%) Windows XP
11 34 (5.31%) Windows Vista
12 24 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (3.59%) Windows 2000
14 13 (2.03%) Android
14 13 (2.03%) Unix
15 12 (1.88%) Windows 8
16 11 (1.72%) CentOS
17 10 (1.56%) VMS
18 9 (1.41%) Solaris
19 7 (1.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (20.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 133 (20.78%) ITIL
2 106 (16.56%) Migration
3 77 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (6.25%) Service Management
5 36 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (5.47%) Incident Management
6 35 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
7 31 (4.84%) Configuration Management
8 30 (4.69%) ITSM
9 29 (4.53%) High Availability
9 29 (4.53%) Mentoring
10 28 (4.38%) Patch Management
11 26 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 25 (3.91%) DevOps
13 24 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (3.75%) Software Distribution
14 23 (3.59%) Change Management
14 23 (3.59%) Workflow
15 21 (3.28%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 224 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 107 (16.72%) SQL
3 24 (3.75%) VB
4 19 (2.97%) C#
5 17 (2.66%) VBScript
6 15 (2.34%) Python
7 13 (2.03%) C
8 9 (1.41%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.09%) XPath
10 6 (0.94%) Java
10 6 (0.94%) PHP
10 6 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.78%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.78%) Perl
11 5 (0.78%) REXX
11 5 (0.78%) Tcl
12 4 (0.63%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.47%) Ruby
14 2 (0.31%) Go
Qualifications
1 142 (22.19%) Security Cleared
2 94 (14.69%) SC Cleared
3 77 (12.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (10.47%) DV Cleared
5 44 (6.88%) MCSE
6 33 (5.16%) MCSA
7 29 (4.53%) Citrix Certification
8 23 (3.59%) Degree
9 21 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (2.97%) DBS Check
11 18 (2.81%) CCA
11 18 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (2.19%) CCNA
12 14 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (2.03%) MCITP
14 12 (1.88%) MCP
15 11 (1.72%) CCNP
16 8 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
17 6 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
17 6 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (9.69%) SLA
2 8 (1.25%) Government Security Classifications
3 7 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.09%) NCSC
4 5 (0.78%) GDPR
5 4 (0.63%) BS7799
5 4 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.47%) PMO
7 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.16%) QA
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 409 (63.91%) Active Directory
2 196 (30.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (18.91%) Hyper-V
4 93 (14.53%) VMware ESXi
5 71 (11.09%) XenApp
6 48 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 46 (7.19%) XenDesktop
8 40 (6.25%) vSphere
9 23 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (2.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (1.88%) VMware Server
13 10 (1.56%) Docker
14 9 (1.41%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 7 (1.09%) Terminal Server
16 6 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
17 5 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.78%) UAG
17 5 (0.78%) vCloud
17 5 (0.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 130 (20.31%) SCCM
2 48 (7.50%) WSUS
3 46 (7.19%) SCOM
4 23 (3.59%) ServiceCenter
5 22 (3.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 21 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 21 (3.28%) vCenter Server
7 14 (2.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 14 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 13 (2.03%) NetBackup
8 13 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (1.88%) XenMobile
10 11 (1.72%) Backup Exec
10 11 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (1.72%) vRealize
11 10 (1.56%) Ansible
11 10 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 9 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 316 (49.38%) VMware
2 291 (45.47%) Microsoft
3 151 (23.59%) Citrix
4 88 (13.75%) HP
5 79 (12.34%) Cisco
6 39 (6.09%) Dell
7 36 (5.63%) McAfee
8 34 (5.31%) Remedy
8 34 (5.31%) Symantec
9 32 (5.00%) Adobe
10 31 (4.84%) NetApp
11 29 (4.53%) Red Hat
12 24 (3.75%) Oracle
13 23 (3.59%) Bomgar
13 23 (3.59%) Peregrine
13 23 (3.59%) Sophos
14 20 (3.13%) EMC
15 18 (2.81%) Lumension
16 17 (2.66%) Trend Micro
17 16 (2.50%) Ivanti