Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 418 246 288
Rank change year-on-year -172 +42 -61
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 216 418 785
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.44% 1.08% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.80% 5.40% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 305 528
10th Percentile £200 £200 £158
25th Percentile £311 £285 £257
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £395 £375
Median % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +15.38%
75th Percentile £488 £456 £443
90th Percentile £538 £501 £501
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 55
10th Percentile " £18.53 £10.50
25th Percentile £12.75 £19.00 £13.13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £23.75 £18.80
Median % change year-on-year -32.63% +26.33% +7.43%
75th Percentile £18.56 £33.12 £24.20
90th Percentile £37.43 £43.53 £44.32
UK median hourly rate £17.19 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -23.61% +21.62% +5.71%

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 7,712 7,747 16,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.80% 19.94% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,044 5,158 10,668
10th Percentile £185 £150 £160
25th Percentile £341 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £427 £445
Median % change year-on-year +5.39% -4.04% +1.71%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £550
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £433
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.85% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 513 956
10th Percentile £11.99 £11.64 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.64 £13.71 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.16
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +2.01% -1.97%
75th Percentile £44.75 £22.25 £32.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.48 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -

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 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021. 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 -132 88 £413 +0.61% 11
South East -37 40 £398 -0.63% 17
North of England -43 25 £394 +15.81% 19
Midlands -11 21 £400 -5.88% 12
South West -18 21 £230 -33.33% 8
Yorkshire -2 15 £500 +17.65% 10
West Midlands -12 14 £425 - 9
East of England -17 14 £325 -23.53% 15
East Midlands +3 7 £344 -31.93% 3
North West -19 7 £228 -22.22% 8
North East -10 3 £455 +17.42% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 216 (100.00%) Windows
2 147 (68.06%) Windows Server
3 145 (67.13%) Active Directory
4 140 (64.81%) VMware
5 111 (51.39%) Microsoft
5 111 (51.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 100 (46.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 89 (41.20%) PowerShell
8 75 (34.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 70 (32.41%) Azure
10 64 (29.63%) Social Skills
11 59 (27.31%) Microsoft 365
12 58 (26.85%) DNS
12 58 (26.85%) Windows Server 2019
13 57 (26.39%) Security Cleared
14 55 (25.46%) Migration
15 54 (25.00%) ITIL
16 49 (22.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 46 (21.30%) DHCP
18 43 (19.91%) Hyper-V
19 41 (18.98%) MS Exchange
19 41 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
20 37 (17.13%) VMware ESXi
20 37 (17.13%) Windows 10
21 36 (16.67%) SCCM
21 36 (16.67%) SAN
21 36 (16.67%) SQL Server
22 34 (15.74%) SC Cleared
23 32 (14.81%) HP
24 31 (14.35%) Microsoft Office

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 41 (18.98%) MS Exchange
2 25 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 25 (11.57%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.17%) ArcGIS
6 7 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.78%) IIS
7 6 (2.78%) MS Project Server
8 5 (2.31%) Documentum
9 3 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.39%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.93%) Apache
10 2 (0.93%) Confluence
10 2 (0.93%) Drupal
10 2 (0.93%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (14.35%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.17%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.46%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 70 (32.41%) Azure
2 59 (27.31%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (9.26%) AWS
4 11 (5.09%) IaaS
5 9 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.70%) GCP
7 7 (3.24%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.85%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.85%) PaaS
8 4 (1.85%) SaaS
9 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.93%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.93%) Route 53
9 2 (0.93%) ShareGate
9 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) Cohesity
Communications & Networking
1 58 (26.85%) DNS
2 46 (21.30%) DHCP
3 36 (16.67%) SAN
4 31 (14.35%) Firewall
5 18 (8.33%) Skype
5 18 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 15 (6.94%) VPN
7 14 (6.48%) LAN
8 12 (5.56%) VoIP
9 11 (5.09%) VSAN
10 10 (4.63%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (4.17%) NetScaler
12 8 (3.70%) Kerberos
12 8 (3.70%) WAN
13 6 (2.78%) iSCSI
13 6 (2.78%) VLAN
14 5 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (2.31%) Ethernet
14 5 (2.31%) FTP
14 5 (2.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.24%) GIS
5 4 (1.85%) MySQL
5 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.93%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.46%) MS Access
7 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Hudson
2 2 (0.93%) JIRA
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.93%) Toad
2 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.46%) GitLab
3 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.46%) JUnit
3 1 (0.46%) MSI
3 1 (0.46%) PyUnit
3 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 64 (29.63%) Social Skills
2 20 (9.26%) Finance
3 18 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 11 (5.09%) Documentation Skills
5 7 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.78%) Banking
6 6 (2.78%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (2.31%) Military
8 4 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.39%) Electronics
9 3 (1.39%) Legal
9 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.39%) Marketing
9 3 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.46%) International Banking
11 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (19.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (8.80%) Analyst
3 12 (5.56%) Administrator
4 9 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (4.17%) Architect
4 9 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 9 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (3.70%) Server Engineer
5 8 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (3.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (3.24%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (2.78%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (2.78%) Cloud Specialist
7 6 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (2.78%) IT Analyst
7 6 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (2.78%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.85%) Middleware
2 3 (1.39%) Java EE
3 2 (0.93%) XML
4 1 (0.46%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.46%) CSS
4 1 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.46%) jQuery
4 1 (0.46%) JSON
4 1 (0.46%) LDAP
4 1 (0.46%) ServiceStack
4 1 (0.46%) Web Services
4 1 (0.46%) WSH
4 1 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.65%) Clustering
1 23 (10.65%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.41%) Private Cloud
3 11 (5.09%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.63%) Replication
5 7 (3.24%) PKI
6 6 (2.78%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.78%) HP Storage
6 6 (2.78%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.39%) CESG
9 3 (1.39%) CMDB
9 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.39%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (1.39%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.39%) NHS
9 3 (1.39%) User Experience
10 2 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 216 (100.00%) Windows
2 147 (68.06%) Windows Server
3 111 (51.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 75 (34.72%) Windows Server 2016
5 58 (26.85%) Windows Server 2019
6 41 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (17.13%) Windows 10
8 29 (13.43%) Windows 7
9 28 (12.96%) Linux
10 14 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (6.02%) Windows Vista
12 11 (5.09%) Unix
13 6 (2.78%) Windows 8
13 6 (2.78%) Windows XP
14 5 (2.31%) Apple iOS
14 5 (2.31%) VMS
14 5 (2.31%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.85%) Android
16 3 (1.39%) CentOS
16 3 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.46%) Migration
2 54 (25.00%) ITIL
3 49 (22.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (8.33%) DevOps
6 17 (7.87%) Configuration Management
7 15 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (6.94%) High Availability
8 13 (6.02%) Data Migration
8 13 (6.02%) Service Delivery
8 13 (6.02%) Test Scripting
9 11 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.09%) Service Management
10 10 (4.63%) Change Management
10 10 (4.63%) Project Management
11 9 (4.17%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.17%) Load Balancing
11 9 (4.17%) Network Architecture
11 9 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (4.17%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 89 (41.20%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.19%) SQL
3 14 (6.48%) C
4 11 (5.09%) Python
5 9 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.17%) VB
6 5 (2.31%) C#
6 5 (2.31%) Java
6 5 (2.31%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.85%) VBScript
8 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.46%) PHP
8 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (26.39%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.74%) SC Cleared
3 29 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (10.65%) DV Cleared
5 18 (8.33%) MCSE
6 15 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (6.94%) Degree
7 9 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.24%) CCNA
9 4 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.85%) MCITP
10 3 (1.39%) CCDA
10 3 (1.39%) CCNP
10 3 (1.39%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.39%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.39%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.39%) MCSA
11 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.94%) SLA
2 5 (2.31%) GDPR
3 3 (1.39%) NCSC
3 3 (1.39%) QA
4 2 (0.93%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.46%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.46%) DICOM
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (67.13%) Active Directory
2 100 (46.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (19.91%) Hyper-V
4 37 (17.13%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (10.19%) vSphere
6 20 (9.26%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (7.41%) VMware NSX
8 15 (6.94%) XenApp
9 8 (3.70%) Docker
9 8 (3.70%) VMware Server
9 8 (3.70%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.85%) Firmware
10 4 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.85%) vCloud
10 4 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.39%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.93%) NFS
12 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (16.67%) SCCM
2 23 (10.65%) Ansible
3 14 (6.48%) vCenter Server
4 13 (6.02%) SCOM
5 12 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (5.09%) Terraform
7 10 (4.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 9 (4.17%) Kubernetes
9 8 (3.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 7 (3.24%) Backup Exec
10 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (3.24%) NetBackup
10 7 (3.24%) Puppet
11 6 (2.78%) WSUS
12 5 (2.31%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (2.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (2.31%) Tivoli
13 4 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 140 (64.81%) VMware
2 111 (51.39%) Microsoft
3 32 (14.81%) HP
4 30 (13.89%) Citrix
5 28 (12.96%) Cisco
6 22 (10.19%) Oracle
7 17 (7.87%) NetApp
8 16 (7.41%) Sophos
9 15 (6.94%) Lumension
10 13 (6.02%) IBM
10 13 (6.02%) SolarWinds
11 12 (5.56%) Red Hat
12 10 (4.63%) EMC
12 10 (4.63%) McAfee
13 9 (4.17%) ESRI
13 9 (4.17%) Symantec
14 7 (3.24%) CA
14 7 (3.24%) SAP
14 7 (3.24%) Veeam
15 5 (2.31%) BMC