Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 152 119
Rank change year-on-year -52 -33 -55
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,206 1,573 2,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.80% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.28% 8.63% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 1,006 1,126
England median daily rate £325 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.99% +3.08% -
10th Percentile £156 £164 £175
90th Percentile £488 £488 £478
UK median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 120 187
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.88 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% -7.50%

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 19,204 18,230 21,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.77% 20.81% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,413 11,598 12,815
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £190
90th Percentile £620 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,157 1,137 1,649
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.25 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% - +3.13%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -52 458 £350 -6.67% 129
South East -61 286 £375 +13.64% 107
North of England -49 175 £300 -7.69% 101
Midlands -1 126 £288 +4.55% 52
South West +8 99 £313 +25.00% 38
North West -19 73 £325 - 64
East Midlands +7 71 £288 +59.72% 20
Yorkshire -33 64 £325 -10.96% 31
East of England -35 64 £275 -13.04% 34
West Midlands -6 55 £290 +5.45% 32
North East -15 38 £300 - 6
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,206 (100.00%) Windows
2 824 (68.33%) Windows Server
3 819 (67.91%) Active Directory
4 768 (63.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 633 (52.49%) VMware
6 572 (47.43%) Microsoft
7 366 (30.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 324 (26.87%) Windows 7
9 321 (26.62%) PowerShell
10 308 (25.54%) Citrix
11 299 (24.79%) DNS
12 297 (24.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 290 (24.05%) MS Exchange
14 256 (21.23%) ITIL
15 220 (18.24%) DHCP
16 218 (18.08%) Office 365
17 214 (17.74%) Windows 10
18 209 (17.33%) HP
19 206 (17.08%) SQL Server
20 204 (16.92%) SCCM
21 201 (16.67%) Security Cleared
22 187 (15.51%) Cisco
23 182 (15.09%) VMware ESXi
24 178 (14.76%) Firewall
25 175 (14.51%) Linux
26 172 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
26 172 (14.26%) SQL
27 168 (13.93%) SAN
28 163 (13.52%) Microsoft Certification
28 163 (13.52%) vSphere

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
1 290 (24.05%) MS Exchange
2 150 (12.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 118 (9.78%) IIS
4 101 (8.37%) Skype for Business
5 87 (7.21%) SharePoint
6 61 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (2.07%) Apache
9 22 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (1.49%) Tomcat
11 17 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.91%) CMS
14 9 (0.75%) JBoss
15 7 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.41%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.41%) nginx
17 4 (0.33%) OpenStack
18 3 (0.25%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 172 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.75%) Acrobat
4 9 (0.75%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.17%) Revit
7 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.083%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.25%) Eikon
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.083%) Demantra
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.083%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.083%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.083%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.083%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 218 (18.08%) Office 365
2 131 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.32%) IaaS
5 26 (2.16%) PaaS
6 19 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (1.08%) Mimecast
8 12 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.66%) G Suite
10 7 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.58%) SaaS
11 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.17%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.083%) Datadog
13 1 (0.083%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.083%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.083%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.083%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.083%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 299 (24.79%) DNS
2 220 (18.24%) DHCP
3 178 (14.76%) Firewall
4 168 (13.93%) SAN
5 142 (11.77%) LAN
6 136 (11.28%) WAN
7 127 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 93 (7.71%) VPN
9 77 (6.38%) NetScaler
10 58 (4.81%) VoIP
11 53 (4.39%) Skype
12 40 (3.32%) Internet
13 36 (2.99%) NAS
14 32 (2.65%) VLAN
15 31 (2.57%) IPsec
16 30 (2.49%) iSCSI
17 28 (2.32%) Wireless
18 23 (1.91%) Kerberos
18 23 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
19 22 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (17.08%) SQL Server
2 76 (6.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 15 (1.24%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.16%) MySQL
8 14 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.66%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.58%) Power BI
12 6 (0.50%) DB2
12 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.50%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.41%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (2.32%) MSI
2 17 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.91%) TeamCity
3 11 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 10 (0.83%) Metasploit
4 10 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.66%) JIRA
6 7 (0.58%) Subversion
7 6 (0.50%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.50%) WinDbg
8 5 (0.41%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.41%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.33%) FishEye
10 3 (0.25%) Ant
11 2 (0.17%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.17%) Maven
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 144 (11.94%) Finance
2 50 (4.15%) Banking
3 20 (1.66%) Back Office
3 20 (1.66%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.49%) Legal
5 15 (1.24%) Advertising
6 13 (1.08%) Retail
7 12 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.66%) Local Government
9 7 (0.58%) Publishing
10 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.33%) Law
11 4 (0.33%) Military
12 3 (0.25%) French Language
12 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.083%) Front Office
14 1 (0.083%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 158 (13.10%) Analyst
2 146 (12.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 142 (11.77%) Support Engineer
4 94 (7.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 78 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 74 (6.14%) Administrator
7 73 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
8 69 (5.72%) Support Analyst
9 68 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
10 63 (5.22%) Server Engineer
11 59 (4.89%) Consultant
12 55 (4.56%) Desktop Support
13 54 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
14 51 (4.23%) Architect
15 48 (3.98%) Wintel Engineer
16 43 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 43 (3.57%) IT Support
17 42 (3.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 42 (3.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 38 (3.15%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.82%) .NET
2 28 (2.32%) LDAP
3 26 (2.16%) Web Services
4 25 (2.07%) XML
5 18 (1.49%) X-Windows
6 13 (1.08%) WPF
7 11 (0.91%) Middleware
8 9 (0.75%) HTML
9 7 (0.58%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.58%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.58%) CSS
9 7 (0.58%) REST
10 5 (0.41%) HTML5
10 5 (0.41%) J2EE
10 5 (0.41%) XSLT
11 4 (0.33%) DOM
11 4 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.33%) JSON
11 4 (0.33%) SOAP
11 4 (0.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.96%) Data Centre
2 69 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.89%) PKI
4 55 (4.56%) Clustering
4 55 (4.56%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.57%) Replication
6 37 (3.07%) Blackberry
7 30 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.49%) EMC VNX
9 16 (1.33%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (1.00%) Smartphone
12 11 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (0.83%) CMDB
14 9 (0.75%) NHS
15 8 (0.66%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.66%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.58%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 1,206 (100.00%) Windows
2 824 (68.33%) Windows Server
3 768 (63.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 324 (26.87%) Windows 7
5 297 (24.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 214 (17.74%) Windows 10
7 175 (14.51%) Linux
8 83 (6.88%) Windows 8
9 72 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (5.22%) Unix
11 55 (4.56%) Windows XP
12 52 (4.31%) Windows Vista
13 49 (4.06%) Solaris
14 23 (1.91%) Android
15 22 (1.82%) AIX
16 21 (1.74%) Apple iOS
16 21 (1.74%) Mac OS X
17 19 (1.58%) CentOS
18 15 (1.24%) Mac OS
19 14 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (21.23%) ITIL
2 115 (9.54%) Migration
3 99 (8.21%) Service Delivery
4 69 (5.72%) Change Management
5 61 (5.06%) Incident Management
6 46 (3.81%) Configuration Management
7 43 (3.57%) ITIL V3
7 43 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 41 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 41 (3.40%) Problem Management
9 39 (3.23%) DevOps
9 39 (3.23%) Server Virtualisation
10 38 (3.15%) Patch Management
11 37 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (2.90%) Service Management
12 35 (2.90%) Virtual Environments
13 33 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
14 32 (2.65%) Change Control
15 30 (2.49%) Server Building
16 29 (2.40%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 321 (26.62%) PowerShell
2 172 (14.26%) SQL
3 46 (3.81%) VBScript
4 28 (2.32%) C#
4 28 (2.32%) Python
5 23 (1.91%) C
6 22 (1.82%) Java
7 16 (1.33%) JavaScript
7 16 (1.33%) Perl
8 14 (1.16%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.08%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.91%) VB
11 7 (0.58%) VBA
12 5 (0.41%) PHP
12 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.33%) Ruby
14 3 (0.25%) AWK
14 3 (0.25%) C++
15 1 (0.083%) XAML
Qualifications
1 201 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 163 (13.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 112 (9.29%) SC Cleared
4 94 (7.79%) MCSE
5 82 (6.80%) DV Cleared
6 65 (5.39%) MCSA
7 48 (3.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 46 (3.81%) Degree
9 45 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (3.15%) CCNA
11 34 (2.82%) MCP
12 30 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (2.07%) CCNP
13 25 (2.07%) DBS Check
13 25 (2.07%) MCITP
14 22 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (1.49%) CCA
16 15 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
17 11 (0.91%) A+ Certification
17 11 (0.91%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.73%) SLA
2 13 (1.08%) QA
3 11 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.66%) PMO
6 6 (0.50%) GCP
7 4 (0.33%) 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
10 1 (0.083%) GDPR
10 1 (0.083%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.083%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 819 (67.91%) Active Directory
2 366 (30.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (15.09%) VMware ESXi
4 163 (13.52%) Hyper-V
4 163 (13.52%) vSphere
5 158 (13.10%) XenApp
6 76 (6.30%) XenDesktop
7 52 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
8 45 (3.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 42 (3.48%) XenServer
10 25 (2.07%) NFS
11 16 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (1.24%) Docker
13 14 (1.16%) DFS Replication
13 14 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (0.83%) Firmware
14 10 (0.83%) vCloud
14 10 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (0.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 204 (16.92%) SCCM
2 70 (5.80%) SCOM
3 60 (4.98%) WSUS
4 33 (2.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 33 (2.74%) vCenter Server
5 29 (2.40%) NetBackup
6 26 (2.16%) Backup Exec
7 23 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 20 (1.66%) Ansible
8 20 (1.66%) EdgeSight
8 20 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
8 20 (1.66%) Puppet
8 20 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 18 (1.49%) AirWatch
10 17 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
11 16 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (1.33%) PowerCLI
12 15 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
12 15 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (1.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 633 (52.49%) VMware
2 572 (47.43%) Microsoft
3 308 (25.54%) Citrix
4 209 (17.33%) HP
5 187 (15.51%) Cisco
6 84 (6.97%) McAfee
7 78 (6.47%) NetApp
8 72 (5.97%) Oracle
9 62 (5.14%) Symantec
10 54 (4.48%) Red Hat
11 51 (4.23%) Apple
12 44 (3.65%) Ivanti
13 40 (3.32%) EMC
14 38 (3.15%) Dell
15 33 (2.74%) IBM
15 33 (2.74%) Veeam
16 32 (2.65%) Lumension
17 25 (2.07%) Veritas
18 22 (1.82%) 3PAR
19 20 (1.66%) SAP