Period
to 19 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 278 216 157
Rank change year-on-year -62 -59 -36
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 862 1,201 1,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.97% 1.30% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.75% 6.21% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 755 971
England median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £151 £156 £163
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £365 £320 £338
% change year-on-year +14.06% -5.19% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 97 109
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £19.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -15.72% +4.61%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.15 £10.60
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.77
% change year-on-year +25.00% -19.06% +4.04%

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 18,150 19,343 17,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.52% 20.87% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,454 12,462 11,406
England median daily rate £435 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +5.42% +3.75%
10th Percentile £160 £175 £200
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,099 1,142 1,111
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +3.44% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.55 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.34 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.99% +3.03% -2.94%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 -34 333 £381 +3.04% 75
South East -34 213 £375 +1.35% 62
South West -24 116 £394 +31.25% 44
North of England -79 90 £310 +12.73% 89
Midlands -51 62 £358 +24.35% 32
East of England +9 48 £325 +18.18% 21
North West -29 39 £305 +18.45% 53
Yorkshire -11 36 £190 -32.44% 33
West Midlands -31 33 £370 +34.55% 24
East Midlands -17 29 £340 +18.26% 8
North East -55 15 £375 +36.36% 3
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 862 (100.00%) Windows
2 575 (66.71%) Windows Server
3 571 (66.24%) Active Directory
4 478 (55.45%) Microsoft
5 476 (55.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 425 (49.30%) VMware
7 291 (33.76%) Office 365
8 271 (31.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 239 (27.73%) SCCM
10 231 (26.80%) Windows 7
11 226 (26.22%) Windows 10
12 221 (25.64%) PowerShell
13 213 (24.71%) ITIL
14 211 (24.48%) DNS
15 194 (22.51%) MS Exchange
16 190 (22.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 189 (21.93%) DHCP
18 177 (20.53%) SQL
19 157 (18.21%) Security Cleared
20 156 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
21 152 (17.63%) SQL Server
22 151 (17.52%) Citrix
23 139 (16.13%) Hyper-V
24 137 (15.89%) VMware ESXi
25 135 (15.66%) Firewall
26 133 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
27 125 (14.50%) SAN
28 122 (14.15%) Microsoft Office
28 122 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
29 121 (14.04%) 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
1 194 (22.51%) MS Exchange
2 104 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 83 (9.63%) SharePoint
5 67 (7.77%) IIS
6 59 (6.84%) Skype for Business
7 30 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.51%) Apache
10 11 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.70%) CMS
13 6 (0.70%) Confluence
14 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.46%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 122 (14.15%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
5 1 (0.12%) NUKE
5 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.23%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.23%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 291 (33.76%) Office 365
2 156 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (2.67%) Mimecast
6 17 (1.97%) PaaS
7 13 (1.51%) IaaS
8 10 (1.16%) SaaS
9 9 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (0.93%) Yammer
11 7 (0.81%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.70%) Datadog
12 6 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.35%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 211 (24.48%) DNS
2 189 (21.93%) DHCP
3 135 (15.66%) Firewall
4 125 (14.50%) SAN
5 103 (11.95%) LAN
6 80 (9.28%) WAN
7 67 (7.77%) Skype
8 61 (7.08%) VPN
9 60 (6.96%) TCP/IP
10 41 (4.76%) VLAN
11 38 (4.41%) NetScaler
12 25 (2.90%) WLAN
13 22 (2.55%) iSCSI
14 21 (2.44%) VoIP
15 19 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
15 19 (2.20%) Internet
16 16 (1.86%) MPLS
16 16 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (1.74%) SMTP
17 15 (1.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (17.63%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.62%) MySQL
5 14 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
8 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.46%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.46%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (3.25%) MSI
2 17 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 16 (1.86%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (1.39%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.04%) MSBuild
6 8 (0.93%) GitLab
6 8 (0.93%) JIRA
7 7 (0.81%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.81%) Travis CI
8 6 (0.70%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.58%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.46%) Ant
10 4 (0.46%) Subversion
10 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.35%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.35%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.35%) Selenium
12 2 (0.23%) Maven
12 2 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 109 (12.65%) Finance
2 34 (3.94%) Banking
3 33 (3.83%) Law
4 21 (2.44%) Retail
5 11 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.16%) Legal
7 9 (1.04%) Back Office
7 9 (1.04%) Marketing
8 7 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.70%) Local Government
10 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.23%) Advertising
11 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.23%) Automotive
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
11 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.23%) Front Office
11 2 (0.23%) Military
11 2 (0.23%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 150 (17.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 120 (13.92%) Analyst
3 109 (12.65%) Support Engineer
4 98 (11.37%) Windows Engineer
5 65 (7.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 57 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 56 (6.50%) Administrator
8 49 (5.68%) IT Support
8 49 (5.68%) Support Analyst
9 45 (5.22%) Wintel Engineer
10 41 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 40 (4.64%) Server Engineer
12 34 (3.94%) Desktop Support
13 31 (3.60%) Active Directory Engineer
13 31 (3.60%) Service Desk Analyst
13 31 (3.60%) VMware Engineer
14 30 (3.48%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
14 30 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 30 (3.48%) IT Engineer
14 30 (3.48%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.44%) Web Services
2 19 (2.20%) .NET
3 17 (1.97%) LDAP
4 11 (1.28%) Java RMI
5 9 (1.04%) MSMQ
5 9 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (0.81%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.58%) XML
9 4 (0.46%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.46%) CSS
9 4 (0.46%) HTML
10 3 (0.35%) DOM
10 3 (0.35%) JSP
10 3 (0.35%) LAMP
10 3 (0.35%) SOAP
10 3 (0.35%) WPF
10 3 (0.35%) XSLT
11 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.40%) Data Centre
2 57 (6.61%) Clustering
3 56 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.94%) PKI
5 30 (3.48%) Fat Client
5 30 (3.48%) Thin Client
6 28 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.51%) Blackberry
8 13 (1.51%) HP StoreVirtual
9 11 (1.28%) NHS
10 10 (1.16%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.16%) e-Health
10 10 (1.16%) LIMS
10 10 (1.16%) PACS
10 10 (1.16%) Replication
11 9 (1.04%) Handset
11 9 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.04%) Online Banking
12 8 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 862 (100.00%) Windows
2 575 (66.71%) Windows Server
3 476 (55.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 231 (26.80%) Windows 7
5 226 (26.22%) Windows 10
6 133 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 111 (12.88%) Linux
8 44 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (4.41%) Windows 8
10 23 (2.67%) Android
11 22 (2.55%) Unix
12 20 (2.32%) Apple iOS
13 15 (1.74%) CentOS
14 14 (1.62%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.39%) Windows Vista
16 11 (1.28%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.81%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.81%) Solaris
18 5 (0.58%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (24.71%) ITIL
2 190 (22.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 122 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
4 119 (13.81%) Migration
5 70 (8.12%) Service Management
6 69 (8.00%) Change Management
7 47 (5.45%) Application Packaging
8 45 (5.22%) High Availability
9 42 (4.87%) ITIL V3
10 39 (4.52%) ITSM
10 39 (4.52%) Service Delivery
11 38 (4.41%) Incident Management
12 36 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
12 36 (4.18%) Patch Management
13 34 (3.94%) Configuration Management
13 34 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
14 30 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (3.48%) DevOps
15 29 (3.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 221 (25.64%) PowerShell
2 177 (20.53%) SQL
3 20 (2.32%) T-SQL
4 19 (2.20%) Python
5 17 (1.97%) VBScript
6 16 (1.86%) C
7 12 (1.39%) Java
7 12 (1.39%) VB
8 11 (1.28%) Perl
9 7 (0.81%) C#
9 7 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.70%) AWK
10 6 (0.70%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.46%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.35%) sed
13 2 (0.23%) PHP
13 2 (0.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 157 (18.21%) Security Cleared
2 104 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (12.06%) SC Cleared
3 72 (8.35%) DV Cleared
4 53 (6.15%) MCSE
5 38 (4.41%) MCSA
6 33 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
7 30 (3.48%) CCNA
8 29 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (2.90%) MCP
10 19 (2.20%) Degree
10 19 (2.20%) MCITP
11 18 (2.09%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (1.62%) CCA
12 14 (1.62%) CCNP
13 13 (1.51%) DBS Check
14 10 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.81%) MCTS
16 6 (0.70%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.52%) SLA
2 14 (1.62%) QA
3 10 (1.16%) HL7
4 7 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.46%) PMO
6 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.23%) GDPR
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 571 (66.24%) Active Directory
2 271 (31.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (16.13%) Hyper-V
4 137 (15.89%) VMware ESXi
5 82 (9.51%) XenApp
6 79 (9.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 71 (8.24%) vSphere
7 71 (8.24%) XenDesktop
8 29 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (2.09%) DFS Replication
9 18 (2.09%) XenServer
10 13 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (1.04%) BitLocker
12 9 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (0.93%) Firmware
13 8 (0.93%) NFS
13 8 (0.93%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.81%) Docker
14 7 (0.81%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 239 (27.73%) SCCM
2 64 (7.42%) SCOM
3 53 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 42 (4.87%) WSUS
5 28 (3.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 27 (3.13%) Puppet
7 21 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
8 18 (2.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 17 (1.97%) Backup Exec
9 17 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
9 17 (1.97%) vCenter Server
10 15 (1.74%) SCVMM
11 14 (1.62%) NetBackup
12 13 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (1.51%) OVSD
13 12 (1.39%) Nagios
14 10 (1.16%) Ansible
14 10 (1.16%) SCOrch
14 10 (1.16%) vMotion
15 9 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 478 (55.45%) Microsoft
2 425 (49.30%) VMware
3 151 (17.52%) Citrix
4 121 (14.04%) Cisco
5 112 (12.99%) HP
6 67 (7.77%) Dell
7 53 (6.15%) NetApp
8 46 (5.34%) McAfee
9 43 (4.99%) Oracle
10 38 (4.41%) Red Hat
11 34 (3.94%) Ivanti
12 29 (3.36%) EMC
13 26 (3.02%) Symantec
14 25 (2.90%) Veeam
15 23 (2.67%) Veritas
16 22 (2.55%) Splunk
17 21 (2.44%) Apple
18 18 (2.09%) Remedy
19 17 (1.97%) 3PAR
19 17 (1.97%) Sophos