Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 203 271 207
Rank change year-on-year +68 -64 -54
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 859 888 1,232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.30% 0.97% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.24% 4.66% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 583 752
England median daily rate £365 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +13.85% -1.52%
10th Percentile £155 £155 £160
90th Percentile £500 £493 £488
UK median daily rate £365 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +0.69% +11.54% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 55 107
England median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.90% -7.14% -2.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.80 £44.02 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.74 £18.75 £19.80
% change year-on-year +37.28% -5.30% -7.76%

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 13,756 19,042 19,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.74% 20.91% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,589 11,923 12,400
England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £143 £162 £170
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,061 1,227 1,153
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 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 +33 238 £375 +7.14% 81
South East +60 230 £400 +5.26% 57
North of England +68 140 £363 +11.54% 77
South West +28 125 £350 -17.65% 29
East of England +54 73 £375 +7.14% 34
North West +39 66 £356 +9.62% 52
Midlands +49 53 £313 -10.71% 42
Yorkshire +56 47 £335 +16.52% 17
West Midlands +46 27 £275 -24.66% 18
North East +34 27 £375 -3.23% 8
East Midlands +24 25 £313 +2.46% 24
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 859 (100.00%) Windows
2 600 (69.85%) Windows Server
3 507 (59.02%) Active Directory
4 460 (53.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 405 (47.15%) VMware
6 394 (45.87%) Microsoft
7 290 (33.76%) PowerShell
8 261 (30.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 258 (30.03%) Office 365
10 249 (28.99%) DNS
11 221 (25.73%) Windows 7
12 213 (24.80%) DHCP
13 209 (24.33%) SCCM
14 194 (22.58%) Security Cleared
15 192 (22.35%) Citrix
16 187 (21.77%) Windows 10
17 186 (21.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 184 (21.42%) Azure
19 171 (19.91%) MS Exchange
20 167 (19.44%) ITIL
21 163 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
22 152 (17.69%) SQL Server
23 150 (17.46%) Hyper-V
24 148 (17.23%) SQL
25 143 (16.65%) Migration
26 136 (15.83%) Firewall
26 136 (15.83%) SC Cleared
27 117 (13.62%) SAN
28 116 (13.50%) Linux
29 115 (13.39%) Cisco

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
1 171 (19.91%) MS Exchange
2 96 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 96 (11.18%) SharePoint
3 80 (9.31%) Skype for Business
4 65 (7.57%) IIS
5 62 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 35 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 33 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
9 15 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.70%) Apache
11 6 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.58%) Confluence
13 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.47%) WordPress
14 3 (0.35%) CMS
14 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 91 (10.59%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 27 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (1.86%) Acrobat
7 15 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Houdini
8 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (2.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.47%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 3 (0.35%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 258 (30.03%) Office 365
2 184 (21.42%) Azure
3 75 (8.73%) AWS
4 29 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (2.68%) OneDrive
6 19 (2.21%) IaaS
7 17 (1.98%) Power Platform
8 14 (1.63%) PowerApps
9 12 (1.40%) PaaS
9 12 (1.40%) Yammer
10 9 (1.05%) GCP
11 8 (0.93%) G Suite
11 8 (0.93%) SaaS
12 7 (0.81%) GitHub
13 5 (0.58%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.23%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 249 (28.99%) DNS
2 213 (24.80%) DHCP
3 136 (15.83%) Firewall
4 117 (13.62%) SAN
5 71 (8.27%) Skype
6 69 (8.03%) LAN
7 65 (7.57%) WAN
8 62 (7.22%) VPN
9 54 (6.29%) TCP/IP
10 43 (5.01%) Internet
11 39 (4.54%) Remote Desktop
12 35 (4.07%) VLAN
13 27 (3.14%) NetScaler
14 23 (2.68%) NAS
14 23 (2.68%) VoIP
15 22 (2.56%) Wireless
16 19 (2.21%) WebEx
17 14 (1.63%) iSCSI
18 12 (1.40%) Network Security
18 12 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (17.69%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (1.98%) Power BI
6 16 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (1.63%) SQL Server 2017
8 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.47%) MySQL
11 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 36 (4.19%) MSI
2 10 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.81%) JIRA
6 6 (0.70%) StarTeam
6 6 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.47%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.47%) Subversion
7 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.35%) GitLab
9 2 (0.23%) Hudson
9 2 (0.23%) Maven
9 2 (0.23%) Selenium
9 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.12%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.12%) MSTest
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
General
1 76 (8.85%) Finance
2 44 (5.12%) Public Sector
3 29 (3.38%) Retail
4 17 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.75%) Banking
6 11 (1.28%) Back Office
7 9 (1.05%) Law
8 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.58%) Local Government
9 5 (0.58%) Publishing
10 3 (0.35%) Electronics
10 3 (0.35%) Legal
10 3 (0.35%) Marketing
11 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.23%) Automotive
11 2 (0.23%) Front Office
11 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.23%) Military
11 2 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 162 (18.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 114 (13.27%) Support Engineer
3 101 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 79 (9.20%) Analyst
4 79 (9.20%) Server Engineer
5 60 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 60 (6.98%) IT Support
6 57 (6.64%) IT Engineer
7 48 (5.59%) Windows Server Engineer
8 47 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 43 (5.01%) Consultant
10 42 (4.89%) Wintel Engineer
11 40 (4.66%) Active Directory Engineer
12 34 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
13 32 (3.73%) Citrix Engineer
14 31 (3.61%) Administrator
15 29 (3.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 27 (3.14%) Applications Packager
16 27 (3.14%) Service Analyst
17 26 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.33%) Web Services
2 19 (2.21%) .NET
3 15 (1.75%) LDAP
4 7 (0.81%) HTML
5 6 (0.70%) ADSI
5 6 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (0.70%) X-Windows
6 5 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.58%) CSS
6 5 (0.58%) XML
7 4 (0.47%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.47%) JSON
7 4 (0.47%) Spring
8 3 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.35%) ODBC
8 3 (0.35%) RESTful
8 3 (0.35%) Swagger
9 2 (0.23%) COM
9 2 (0.23%) Java RMI
9 2 (0.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.43%) Data Centre
2 49 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.07%) Clustering
3 35 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.14%) PKI
4 27 (3.14%) Replication
5 25 (2.91%) Blackberry
6 21 (2.44%) Fat Client
6 21 (2.44%) Thin Client
7 19 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.10%) PDA
9 17 (1.98%) NHS
10 13 (1.51%) Driving Licence
11 11 (1.28%) Fibre Optics
11 11 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.81%) Handset
13 7 (0.81%) iPhone
14 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 859 (100.00%) Windows
2 600 (69.85%) Windows Server
3 460 (53.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 221 (25.73%) Windows 7
5 187 (21.77%) Windows 10
6 163 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 116 (13.50%) Linux
8 32 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (3.73%) Windows XP
9 31 (3.61%) Windows 2000
10 27 (3.14%) Unix
11 26 (3.03%) Windows Vista
12 18 (2.10%) CentOS
13 15 (1.75%) Android
13 15 (1.75%) Windows 8
14 14 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (1.16%) Solaris
16 9 (1.05%) AIX
16 9 (1.05%) SUSE
17 8 (0.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (21.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 167 (19.44%) ITIL
3 143 (16.65%) Migration
4 98 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (6.29%) Change Management
6 53 (6.17%) Service Management
7 45 (5.24%) Incident Management
8 40 (4.66%) Root Cause Analysis
9 37 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 37 (4.31%) ITSM
10 36 (4.19%) High Availability
11 34 (3.96%) Mentoring
12 31 (3.61%) Configuration Management
12 31 (3.61%) Patch Management
12 31 (3.61%) Service Delivery
13 30 (3.49%) Application Packaging
14 29 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (3.14%) Time Management
17 26 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 290 (33.76%) PowerShell
2 148 (17.23%) SQL
3 23 (2.68%) C
4 20 (2.33%) VB
4 20 (2.33%) VBScript
5 17 (1.98%) C#
6 15 (1.75%) Python
7 8 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.93%) Java
8 6 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.70%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.70%) XPath
9 5 (0.58%) PHP
10 4 (0.47%) Perl
10 4 (0.47%) Ruby
10 4 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.35%) Go
11 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 194 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 136 (15.83%) SC Cleared
3 100 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (9.20%) DV Cleared
5 70 (8.15%) MCSE
6 36 (4.19%) MCSA
7 35 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
8 31 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (3.26%) CCNA
9 28 (3.26%) Degree
10 27 (3.14%) CCA
11 25 (2.91%) DBS Check
12 21 (2.44%) MCP
13 18 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (1.98%) CCNP
15 16 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (1.63%) MCITP
17 9 (1.05%) JNCIA
17 9 (1.05%) JNCIP
17 9 (1.05%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (9.66%) SLA
2 8 (0.93%) GDPR
2 8 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (0.93%) QA
3 7 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (0.58%) NCSC
4 5 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.47%) BS7799
5 4 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.35%) COBIT
6 3 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.35%) PMO
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 507 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 261 (30.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (17.46%) Hyper-V
4 93 (10.83%) VMware ESXi
5 90 (10.48%) XenApp
6 78 (9.08%) XenDesktop
7 66 (7.68%) vSphere
8 52 (6.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (3.14%) DFS Replication
11 15 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (1.40%) VMware Server
13 10 (1.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 9 (1.05%) Docker
15 8 (0.93%) Xen
16 7 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.70%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
17 6 (0.70%) Firmware
17 6 (0.70%) NFS
17 6 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 209 (24.33%) SCCM
2 40 (4.66%) SCOM
3 34 (3.96%) WSUS
4 27 (3.14%) Single Sign-On
5 23 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 19 (2.21%) Backup Exec
6 19 (2.21%) vCenter Server
7 18 (2.10%) ServiceCenter
8 17 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 16 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 14 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (1.51%) Ansible
12 12 (1.40%) Puppet
13 10 (1.16%) Nagios
13 10 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 9 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 9 (1.05%) Kubernetes
14 9 (1.05%) NetBackup
14 9 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 405 (47.15%) VMware
2 394 (45.87%) Microsoft
3 192 (22.35%) Citrix
4 115 (13.39%) Cisco
5 95 (11.06%) HP
6 47 (5.47%) Red Hat
7 44 (5.12%) Dell
8 41 (4.77%) McAfee
9 35 (4.07%) Ivanti
9 35 (4.07%) Symantec
10 33 (3.84%) Remedy
11 32 (3.73%) SolarWinds
12 30 (3.49%) EMC
13 29 (3.38%) Adobe
14 28 (3.26%) NetApp
15 24 (2.79%) Oracle
15 24 (2.79%) Sophos
16 20 (2.33%) 3PAR
17 19 (2.21%) Google
17 19 (2.21%) IBM