Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 167 120
Rank change year-on-year -49 -47 -54
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,177 1,384 1,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.61% 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.08% 7.87% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 905 1,120
England median daily rate £325 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £160 £160 £170
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £313 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -7.41% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 100 146
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £16.88 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -11.16% -2.56% +1.83%

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 19,343 17,591 21,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.87% 20.48% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,343 11,213 13,143
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £183 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,185 1,067 1,422
England median hourly rate £17.14 £16.53 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -2.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £47.11
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -33 456 £375 - 131
South East -80 240 £363 +6.62% 103
North of England -15 208 £275 -12.70% 91
Midlands -23 109 £288 -4.17% 51
South West -1 106 £288 +15.00% 29
North East +37 80 £275 -3.51% 9
North West -33 76 £350 +7.69% 51
East Midlands +4 60 £289 +5.00% 17
East of England -23 59 £300 -4.00% 37
Yorkshire -27 52 £275 -18.52% 31
West Midlands -24 51 £263 -12.50% 34
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 1,177 (100.00%) Windows
2 811 (68.90%) Windows Server
3 780 (66.27%) Active Directory
4 710 (60.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 632 (53.70%) VMware
6 581 (49.36%) Microsoft
7 406 (34.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 340 (28.89%) Citrix
9 317 (26.93%) Windows 7
10 316 (26.85%) DNS
11 304 (25.83%) PowerShell
12 290 (24.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 286 (24.30%) MS Exchange
14 272 (23.11%) ITIL
15 262 (22.26%) DHCP
16 231 (19.63%) Security Cleared
17 220 (18.69%) SCCM
17 220 (18.69%) HP
18 218 (18.52%) Office 365
19 213 (18.10%) Windows 10
20 192 (16.31%) SQL Server
21 189 (16.06%) XenApp
22 188 (15.97%) SAN
23 185 (15.72%) Cisco
24 184 (15.63%) SQL
25 181 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
26 173 (14.70%) Firewall
27 171 (14.53%) Linux
28 169 (14.36%) Microsoft Office
29 164 (13.93%) Hyper-V

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
1 286 (24.30%) MS Exchange
2 141 (11.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 125 (10.62%) IIS
4 102 (8.67%) Skype for Business
5 76 (6.46%) SharePoint
6 75 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (2.38%) Apache
9 20 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (1.70%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.85%) CMS
13 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.68%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.68%) nginx
14 8 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.59%) JBoss
16 5 (0.42%) IBM Notes
17 4 (0.34%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 169 (14.36%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.17%) Revit
6 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.17%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.17%) Pivotal CRM
5 1 (0.085%) Demantra
5 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.085%) Eikon
5 1 (0.085%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.085%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.085%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 218 (18.52%) Office 365
2 147 (12.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (2.63%) PaaS
5 25 (2.12%) IaaS
6 24 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.10%) Datadog
9 13 (1.10%) Mimecast
10 12 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (0.76%) SaaS
12 7 (0.59%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.42%) Yammer
14 4 (0.34%) G Suite
15 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
17 1 (0.085%) SoftLayer
17 1 (0.085%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 316 (26.85%) DNS
2 262 (22.26%) DHCP
3 188 (15.97%) SAN
4 173 (14.70%) Firewall
5 133 (11.30%) LAN
6 127 (10.79%) WAN
7 109 (9.26%) TCP/IP
8 89 (7.56%) VPN
9 74 (6.29%) NetScaler
10 69 (5.86%) Skype
11 48 (4.08%) VoIP
12 46 (3.91%) NAS
13 44 (3.74%) Internet
14 38 (3.23%) IPsec
15 32 (2.72%) iSCSI
15 32 (2.72%) Wireless
16 30 (2.55%) VLAN
17 29 (2.46%) SSL
17 29 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.27%) MySQL
6 15 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
8 13 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.93%) Big Data
10 10 (0.85%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.85%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.68%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.68%) HBase
12 6 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.51%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.51%) Cloudera CDH
12 6 (0.51%) Impala
Development Applications
1 35 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.21%) MSI
3 15 (1.27%) JIRA
4 14 (1.19%) Vagrant
5 13 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (1.10%) Travis CI
5 13 (1.10%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.85%) Subversion
7 9 (0.76%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.51%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.42%) StarTeam
10 5 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.34%) FishEye
11 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.25%) Metasploit
13 2 (0.17%) Maven
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 163 (13.85%) Finance
2 48 (4.08%) Banking
3 26 (2.21%) Legal
4 25 (2.12%) Retail
4 25 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.53%) Back Office
6 16 (1.36%) Law
7 12 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 11 (0.93%) Local Government
8 11 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.68%) Military
10 7 (0.59%) Advertising
11 6 (0.51%) Marketing
12 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.34%) Games
13 3 (0.25%) French Language
13 3 (0.25%) Publishing
14 2 (0.17%) Automotive
15 1 (0.085%) Electronics
15 1 (0.085%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 165 (14.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 151 (12.83%) Analyst
3 148 (12.57%) Support Engineer
4 109 (9.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 74 (6.29%) Server Engineer
6 73 (6.20%) Windows Engineer
7 70 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 69 (5.86%) Administrator
9 67 (5.69%) Support Analyst
10 64 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
11 55 (4.67%) Desktop Support
12 49 (4.16%) Consultant
13 48 (4.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 47 (3.99%) Architect
15 44 (3.74%) Infrastructure Support
15 44 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
15 44 (3.74%) Wintel Engineer
16 41 (3.48%) IT Support
17 40 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 40 (3.40%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.55%) .NET
2 25 (2.12%) LDAP
3 19 (1.61%) XML
4 18 (1.53%) Web Services
5 15 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
5 15 (1.27%) X-Windows
6 11 (0.93%) HTML
6 11 (0.93%) Middleware
7 10 (0.85%) .NET Framework
7 10 (0.85%) WPF
8 9 (0.76%) REST
9 8 (0.68%) CSS
10 7 (0.59%) 802.1X
11 6 (0.51%) Kafka
11 6 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
11 6 (0.51%) Sensu
12 4 (0.34%) HTML5
12 4 (0.34%) J2EE
12 4 (0.34%) JSON
12 4 (0.34%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.82%) Data Centre
2 89 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (6.20%) PKI
4 66 (5.61%) Clustering
5 54 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
6 45 (3.82%) Computer Science
7 43 (3.65%) Management Information System
8 34 (2.89%) Blackberry
8 34 (2.89%) Replication
9 23 (1.95%) Fat Client
9 23 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
9 23 (1.95%) Thin Client
10 16 (1.36%) EMC VNX
11 12 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.93%) NHS
12 11 (0.93%) Smartphone
12 11 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (0.85%) iPhone
13 10 (0.85%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,177 (100.00%) Windows
2 811 (68.90%) Windows Server
3 710 (60.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 317 (26.93%) Windows 7
5 290 (24.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 213 (18.10%) Windows 10
7 171 (14.53%) Linux
8 93 (7.90%) Windows 8
9 76 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 67 (5.69%) Windows XP
11 61 (5.18%) Unix
12 54 (4.59%) Solaris
13 45 (3.82%) Windows Vista
14 35 (2.97%) Android
15 30 (2.55%) CentOS
16 27 (2.29%) AIX
16 27 (2.29%) Mac OS X
17 26 (2.21%) Apple iOS
18 23 (1.95%) Windows 2000
19 18 (1.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (23.11%) ITIL
2 160 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
3 123 (10.45%) Migration
4 95 (8.07%) Service Delivery
5 91 (7.73%) Change Management
6 73 (6.20%) Incident Management
7 62 (5.27%) Configuration Management
8 53 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (4.50%) DevOps
8 53 (4.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 51 (4.33%) Problem Management
10 49 (4.16%) Service Management
11 44 (3.74%) Business Continuity
11 44 (3.74%) ITIL V3
12 43 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
13 42 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
14 40 (3.40%) Project Management
15 35 (2.97%) Patch Management
16 32 (2.72%) Capacity Planning
16 32 (2.72%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 304 (25.83%) PowerShell
2 184 (15.63%) SQL
3 47 (3.99%) VBScript
4 43 (3.65%) Python
5 28 (2.38%) C#
6 26 (2.21%) C
7 24 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 22 (1.87%) Java
9 21 (1.78%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.53%) Perl
11 17 (1.44%) JavaScript
12 12 (1.02%) VB
13 8 (0.68%) Java 8
14 7 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.51%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.51%) VBA
16 4 (0.34%) AWK
16 4 (0.34%) Ruby
16 4 (0.34%) sed
17 3 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 231 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 158 (13.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 148 (12.57%) SC Cleared
4 85 (7.22%) MCSE
5 72 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 64 (5.44%) Degree
7 56 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (4.25%) MCSA
9 48 (4.08%) CCNA
9 48 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 33 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
11 32 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 32 (2.72%) MCP
12 30 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (2.12%) CCNP
13 25 (2.12%) DBS Check
14 24 (2.04%) MCITP
15 18 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (1.44%) CCA
17 11 (0.93%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.16%) SLA
2 14 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.02%) QA
3 12 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (0.93%) PMO
5 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.51%) GCP
7 4 (0.34%) GDPR
7 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.25%) COBIT
8 3 (0.25%) FISMA
8 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.25%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.17%) GxP
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.085%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.085%) GPG13
10 1 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 780 (66.27%) Active Directory
2 406 (34.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (16.06%) XenApp
4 181 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 164 (13.93%) Hyper-V
6 157 (13.34%) vSphere
7 100 (8.50%) XenDesktop
8 58 (4.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 57 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
10 47 (3.99%) XenServer
11 33 (2.80%) Docker
12 31 (2.63%) NFS
13 23 (1.95%) DFS Replication
14 17 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (1.19%) Firmware
15 14 (1.19%) VirtualBox
16 13 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
16 13 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
17 11 (0.93%) VMware NSX
18 10 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 220 (18.69%) SCCM
2 73 (6.20%) WSUS
3 63 (5.35%) SCOM
4 40 (3.40%) Ansible
5 35 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (2.72%) Puppet
7 31 (2.63%) vCenter Server
8 30 (2.55%) Backup Exec
9 29 (2.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 28 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 27 (2.29%) AirWatch
12 25 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
13 22 (1.87%) NetBackup
14 21 (1.78%) Terraform
15 19 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
15 19 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
15 19 (1.61%) vMotion
16 18 (1.53%) XenMobile
17 17 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
18 16 (1.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 632 (53.70%) VMware
2 581 (49.36%) Microsoft
3 340 (28.89%) Citrix
4 220 (18.69%) HP
5 185 (15.72%) Cisco
6 90 (7.65%) McAfee
7 80 (6.80%) NetApp
8 70 (5.95%) Ivanti
9 63 (5.35%) Oracle
10 60 (5.10%) Apple
11 49 (4.16%) SAP
11 49 (4.16%) Symantec
12 42 (3.57%) Dell
13 38 (3.23%) Red Hat
14 36 (3.06%) EMC
15 33 (2.80%) IBM
15 33 (2.80%) Veeam
16 28 (2.38%) Google
16 28 (2.38%) Lumension
17 27 (2.29%) Veritas