Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 380 221 271
Rank change year-on-year -159 +50 -57
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 183 705 864
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.47% 1.18% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.72% 5.85% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 534 593
Median daily rate £413 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% -1.35% +13.85%
10th Percentile £195 £159 £151
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £413 £365 £365
% change year-on-year +13.01% - +14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 53
Median hourly rate £17.19 £22.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.45% +13.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £15.15 £16.04 £13.05
90th Percentile £22.19 £47.01 £46.37
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +5.13% +30.00%

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 6,734 12,048 18,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.45% 20.21% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,381 7,836 11,845
Median daily rate £448 £413 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.48% -4.29% +1.41%
10th Percentile £169 £143 £160
90th Percentile £625 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £446 £408 £425
% change year-on-year +9.25% -3.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 921 1,110
Median hourly rate £17.38 £17.45 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +2.65% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.61 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.70 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.95
% change year-on-year -0.40% +3.24% +2.73%

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 7 March 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
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 7 March 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 -40 80 £450 +20.00% 22
South East -41 33 £400 +1.27% 22
South West +10 26 £375 +10.29% 12
East of England +16 15 £325 -3.70% 6
Midlands +22 13 £238 -24.00% 18
North of England -26 13 £300 -20.00% 14
West Midlands +28 11 £238 -13.64% 9
Yorkshire +13 8 £225 -47.06% 6
North West -1 3 £331 -5.36% 8
East Midlands +8 2 £265 -15.20% 9
North East +3 2 £330 -12.00%
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 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.

1 183 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (71.58%) Windows Server
3 113 (61.75%) VMware
4 112 (61.20%) Active Directory
5 100 (54.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (46.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 83 (45.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 78 (42.62%) Microsoft
9 68 (37.16%) PowerShell
9 68 (37.16%) Security Cleared
10 60 (32.79%) Azure
11 52 (28.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 51 (27.87%) Migration
13 50 (27.32%) Windows 10
13 50 (27.32%) Windows Server 2019
14 46 (25.14%) SC Cleared
15 45 (24.59%) Hyper-V
15 45 (24.59%) Windows 7
15 45 (24.59%) DNS
16 44 (24.04%) Cisco
17 41 (22.40%) Microsoft 365
18 40 (21.86%) SQL Server
19 39 (21.31%) ITIL
20 38 (20.77%) MS Exchange
20 38 (20.77%) DHCP
21 30 (16.39%) Citrix
21 30 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
22 29 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
22 29 (15.85%) Firewall
23 28 (15.30%) SAN

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 38 (20.77%) MS Exchange
2 27 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.20%) ArcGIS
4 12 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (6.56%) Skype for Business
5 11 (6.01%) SharePoint
6 9 (4.92%) IIS
7 6 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.09%) Apache
9 2 (1.09%) Documentum
9 2 (1.09%) Drupal
9 2 (1.09%) Joomla!
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.09%) WordPress
10 1 (0.55%) Confluence
10 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (14.21%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (8.20%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.09%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 60 (32.79%) Azure
2 41 (22.40%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (10.38%) AWS
4 15 (8.20%) IaaS
5 7 (3.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (2.73%) PaaS
6 5 (2.73%) SaaS
7 4 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.64%) GCP
8 3 (1.64%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.09%) Azure Stack
9 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.55%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (24.59%) DNS
2 38 (20.77%) DHCP
3 29 (15.85%) Firewall
4 28 (15.30%) SAN
5 15 (8.20%) TCP/IP
5 15 (8.20%) VPN
6 14 (7.65%) VoIP
7 13 (7.10%) Skype
8 12 (6.56%) LAN
9 9 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (4.92%) Internet
9 9 (4.92%) VSAN
9 9 (4.92%) WAN
10 8 (4.37%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (4.37%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.83%) IPv4
12 6 (3.28%) Network Security
13 5 (2.73%) Ethernet
13 5 (2.73%) VLAN
14 4 (2.19%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (21.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.92%) GIS
4 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.19%) MySQL
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.55%) Power BI
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Hudson
2 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.09%) MSI
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.55%) GitLab
3 1 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.55%) JUnit
3 1 (0.55%) PyUnit
3 1 (0.55%) Serena SBM
3 1 (0.55%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.55%) Subversion
3 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.55%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (13.11%) Finance
2 14 (7.65%) Public Sector
3 8 (4.37%) Banking
4 4 (2.19%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.64%) Legal
6 2 (1.09%) International Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Military
7 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (24.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (7.10%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (6.56%) Analyst
4 11 (6.01%) Administrator
5 10 (5.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (5.46%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.37%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.83%) Server Engineer
8 7 (3.83%) Technical Support
9 6 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (3.28%) Support Specialist
9 6 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (2.73%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.19%) JSON
2 3 (1.64%) LDAP
3 2 (1.09%) Java EE
3 2 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (0.55%) CSS
4 1 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.55%) jQuery
4 1 (0.55%) ServiceStack
4 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.55%) XML
4 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.10%) Private Cloud
3 10 (5.46%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.92%) Clustering
4 9 (4.92%) Replication
5 6 (3.28%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.28%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.73%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.73%) HP StoreVirtual
7 4 (2.19%) CCTV
7 4 (2.19%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.64%) CESG
8 3 (1.64%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.64%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.64%) NHS
9 2 (1.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 183 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (71.58%) Windows Server
3 100 (54.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 86 (46.99%) Windows Server 2016
5 50 (27.32%) Windows 10
5 50 (27.32%) Windows Server 2019
6 45 (24.59%) Windows 7
7 30 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (14.75%) Linux
9 13 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.83%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.83%) Unix
11 6 (3.28%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.73%) Android
12 5 (2.73%) CentOS
13 4 (2.19%) VMS
13 4 (2.19%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.19%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 51 (27.87%) Migration
3 39 (21.31%) ITIL
4 23 (12.57%) DevOps
5 21 (11.48%) High Availability
6 18 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (9.29%) Configuration Management
8 16 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (8.20%) Test Scripting
10 14 (7.65%) Data Migration
10 14 (7.65%) Systems Engineering
11 13 (7.10%) Patch Management
11 13 (7.10%) Requirements Analysis
11 13 (7.10%) Service Design
12 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (5.46%) Data Protection
13 9 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (4.92%) Image Processing
13 9 (4.92%) Server Management
14 7 (3.83%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 68 (37.16%) PowerShell
2 25 (13.66%) SQL
3 16 (8.74%) C
3 16 (8.74%) VB
4 7 (3.83%) Python
5 4 (2.19%) VBScript
6 3 (1.64%) Java
6 3 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 68 (37.16%) Security Cleared
2 46 (25.14%) SC Cleared
3 29 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (15.30%) DV Cleared
5 17 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.56%) MCSE
7 9 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.83%) CCNA
8 7 (3.83%) Degree
9 3 (1.64%) MCSA
9 3 (1.64%) VCAP
10 1 (0.55%) CCNP
10 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.55%) MCITP
10 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.83%) Government Security Classifications
1 7 (3.83%) SLA
2 6 (3.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (2.73%) GDPR
4 4 (2.19%) NCSC
4 4 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.55%) DICOM
5 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 112 (61.20%) Active Directory
2 83 (45.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (24.59%) Hyper-V
4 26 (14.21%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (13.66%) vSphere
6 17 (9.29%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (7.65%) VMware NSX
8 11 (6.01%) XenApp
9 7 (3.83%) Docker
10 5 (2.73%) VMware Server
11 4 (2.19%) vCloud
11 4 (2.19%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (1.09%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
12 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (12.02%) SCCM
2 20 (10.93%) Ansible
3 13 (7.10%) Terraform
3 13 (7.10%) vCenter Server
4 12 (6.56%) SCOM
5 10 (5.46%) Kubernetes
6 9 (4.92%) Puppet
6 9 (4.92%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 9 (4.92%) WSUS
7 8 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.83%) Backup Exec
8 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (3.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (3.83%) vRealize
9 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (3.28%) NetBackup
9 6 (3.28%) Tivoli
10 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (2.19%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (2.19%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 113 (61.75%) VMware
2 78 (42.62%) Microsoft
3 44 (24.04%) Cisco
4 30 (16.39%) Citrix
5 28 (15.30%) HP
6 22 (12.02%) Oracle
7 21 (11.48%) Lumension
7 21 (11.48%) Sophos
8 15 (8.20%) ESRI
8 15 (8.20%) IBM
9 12 (6.56%) SolarWinds
10 11 (6.01%) Symantec
11 10 (5.46%) Red Hat
12 9 (4.92%) Dell
13 8 (4.37%) F5
13 8 (4.37%) McAfee
14 7 (3.83%) BMC
14 7 (3.83%) NetApp
14 7 (3.83%) Veeam
15 6 (3.28%) Apple