Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 265 226 199
Rank change year-on-year -39 -27 -79
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 837 1,127 1,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.19% 1.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.97% 5.69% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 722 780
England median daily rate £363 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% -5.19% +3.85%
10th Percentile £159 £157 £162
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £300 £336
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.78% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 80 96
England median hourly rate £19.64 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +13.64% -15.38%
10th Percentile £10.20 £12.00 £10.44
90th Percentile £46.37 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £18.80 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year +7.43% +4.48% -16.25%

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 16,840 19,814 17,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.85% 20.94% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,721 12,474 11,385
England median daily rate £440 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £159 £185 £200
90th Percentile £625 £613 £590
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,009 1,363 1,073
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +1.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -61 277 £400 +6.67% 106
South East +19 193 £375 - 99
South West 0 126 £350 +22.81% 60
North of England -46 116 £325 +19.38% 113
Midlands +8 83 £295 +2.70% 64
Yorkshire +40 55 £325 +47.73% 38
North West -17 51 £313 +25.00% 69
West Midlands +1 45 £300 +9.09% 39
East of England -16 40 £325 +20.37% 44
East Midlands +18 38 £260 -10.34% 24
North East -39 10 £400 +45.45% 6
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 837 (100.00%) Windows
2 556 (66.43%) Windows Server
3 539 (64.40%) Active Directory
4 494 (59.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 432 (51.61%) Microsoft
6 381 (45.52%) VMware
7 284 (33.93%) Office 365
8 249 (29.75%) Windows 10
9 239 (28.55%) DNS
10 236 (28.20%) VMware Infrastructure
11 235 (28.08%) SCCM
12 234 (27.96%) PowerShell
13 218 (26.05%) Windows 7
14 203 (24.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 189 (22.58%) DHCP
16 176 (21.03%) ITIL
17 166 (19.83%) MS Exchange
18 164 (19.59%) SQL
19 163 (19.47%) SQL Server
19 163 (19.47%) Citrix
20 158 (18.88%) Firewall
20 158 (18.88%) Microsoft Azure
21 145 (17.32%) Hyper-V
22 142 (16.97%) VMware ESXi
23 137 (16.37%) Migration
24 135 (16.13%) SAN
25 132 (15.77%) Cisco
26 123 (14.70%) Windows Server 2003
27 113 (13.50%) HP
27 113 (13.50%) Microsoft Office

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
1 166 (19.83%) MS Exchange
2 102 (12.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (9.56%) SharePoint
4 71 (8.48%) IIS
5 66 (7.89%) Skype for Business
6 53 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.96%) Apache
12 7 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.60%) Confluence
13 5 (0.60%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.48%) CMS
14 4 (0.48%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.24%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 113 (13.50%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.24%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.24%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 284 (33.93%) Office 365
2 158 (18.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (6.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (2.99%) PaaS
6 24 (2.87%) IaaS
7 19 (2.27%) SaaS
8 16 (1.91%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.84%) GitHub
9 7 (0.84%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.72%) Yammer
11 4 (0.48%) Akamai
11 4 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.48%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.48%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (0.48%) G Suite
11 4 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 239 (28.55%) DNS
2 189 (22.58%) DHCP
3 158 (18.88%) Firewall
4 135 (16.13%) SAN
5 89 (10.63%) LAN
6 74 (8.84%) WAN
7 60 (7.17%) Skype
8 53 (6.33%) TCP/IP
9 48 (5.73%) VPN
10 45 (5.38%) VLAN
11 41 (4.90%) NAS
12 33 (3.94%) NetScaler
13 27 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
14 26 (3.11%) Wireless
15 24 (2.87%) VoIP
16 19 (2.27%) WLAN
17 18 (2.15%) SMTP
18 17 (2.03%) iSCSI
19 16 (1.91%) Internet
19 16 (1.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (19.47%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (1.43%) MySQL
7 12 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2017
9 8 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.48%) MariaDB
13 4 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (2.51%) MSI
2 10 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.84%) JIRA
4 7 (0.84%) WinDbg
5 6 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.48%) Ant
6 4 (0.48%) Maven
6 4 (0.48%) Subversion
6 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.36%) Hudson
7 3 (0.36%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.24%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.24%) GitLab
8 2 (0.24%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.24%) Selenium
8 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
General
1 101 (12.07%) Finance
2 36 (4.30%) Banking
3 20 (2.39%) Retail
4 16 (1.91%) Law
5 13 (1.55%) Publishing
6 11 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.08%) Legal
9 8 (0.96%) Back Office
9 8 (0.96%) Local Government
10 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.48%) Advertising
11 4 (0.48%) Automotive
11 4 (0.48%) Front Office
11 4 (0.48%) Military
12 3 (0.36%) Games
12 3 (0.36%) Marketing
13 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 154 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 113 (13.50%) Support Engineer
3 98 (11.71%) Windows Engineer
4 91 (10.87%) Analyst
5 63 (7.53%) Server Engineer
6 61 (7.29%) IT Support
7 52 (6.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 49 (5.85%) IT Engineer
9 48 (5.73%) Wintel Engineer
10 45 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
11 44 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
12 40 (4.78%) Administrator
13 36 (4.30%) Desktop Support
14 35 (4.18%) IT Support Engineer
14 35 (4.18%) Service Desk Analyst
15 34 (4.06%) Service Analyst
16 30 (3.58%) VMware Engineer
16 30 (3.58%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
17 29 (3.46%) Support Analyst
17 29 (3.46%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.75%) .NET
2 18 (2.15%) Java RMI
3 15 (1.79%) LDAP
4 14 (1.67%) RESTful
5 12 (1.43%) Web Services
6 10 (1.19%) Software Packaging
7 8 (0.96%) Ajax
7 8 (0.96%) XML
8 6 (0.72%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.72%) Swagger
9 4 (0.48%) DOM
9 4 (0.48%) XSLT
10 2 (0.24%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.24%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.24%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.24%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.12%) LAMP
11 1 (0.12%) WPF
11 1 (0.12%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 59 (7.05%) Clustering
3 54 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (3.35%) PKI
7 27 (3.23%) Fat Client
7 27 (3.23%) Thin Client
8 22 (2.63%) Replication
9 16 (1.91%) Blackberry
9 16 (1.91%) iPhone
10 14 (1.67%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.31%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.31%) Handset
13 8 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.72%) Blog
14 6 (0.72%) iPad
14 6 (0.72%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 837 (100.00%) Windows
2 556 (66.43%) Windows Server
3 494 (59.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 249 (29.75%) Windows 10
5 218 (26.05%) Windows 7
6 123 (14.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 75 (8.96%) Linux
8 37 (4.42%) Windows 8
9 29 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (3.35%) Windows XP
11 22 (2.63%) Android
12 16 (1.91%) Solaris
13 15 (1.79%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.67%) Unix
15 13 (1.55%) Windows 2000
16 12 (1.43%) Windows Vista
17 11 (1.31%) Windows NT
18 9 (1.08%) CentOS
18 9 (1.08%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (24.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 176 (21.03%) ITIL
3 137 (16.37%) Migration
4 102 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (9.08%) Change Management
6 47 (5.62%) Incident Management
7 45 (5.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 44 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 40 (4.78%) Problem Management
9 40 (4.78%) Service Management
10 39 (4.66%) High Availability
11 34 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 33 (3.94%) Performance Tuning
13 31 (3.70%) Patch Management
14 30 (3.58%) Application Packaging
14 30 (3.58%) ITIL V3
15 29 (3.46%) Information Security
15 29 (3.46%) Network Management
16 26 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (3.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 234 (27.96%) PowerShell
2 164 (19.59%) SQL
3 29 (3.46%) VBScript
4 26 (3.11%) T-SQL
5 21 (2.51%) Python
6 15 (1.79%) C
7 14 (1.67%) Perl
8 13 (1.55%) C#
8 13 (1.55%) VB
9 11 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.72%) Java
11 5 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.48%) AWK
12 4 (0.48%) C++
12 4 (0.48%) Korn
12 4 (0.48%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 3 (0.36%) Ruby
13 3 (0.36%) VBA
14 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 102 (12.19%) Security Cleared
2 98 (11.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (7.17%) SC Cleared
4 56 (6.69%) MCSE
5 42 (5.02%) DV Cleared
6 35 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (4.18%) MCSA
7 30 (3.58%) CCNA
8 23 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (2.51%) MCP
10 17 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (1.91%) Degree
12 15 (1.79%) CCNP
13 14 (1.67%) MCITP
14 12 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (1.31%) CCA
16 9 (1.08%) VCP5
17 6 (0.72%) MCDBA
17 6 (0.72%) MCTS
18 5 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.14%) SLA
2 13 (1.55%) QA
3 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.36%) PMO
5 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.24%) HL7
7 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) GDPR
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) NCSC
7 1 (0.12%) NIST
7 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 539 (64.40%) Active Directory
2 236 (28.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (17.32%) Hyper-V
4 142 (16.97%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (9.32%) XenApp
6 63 (7.53%) XenDesktop
7 59 (7.05%) vSphere
8 56 (6.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (2.63%) BitLocker
11 21 (2.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 15 (1.79%) DFS Replication
13 11 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.96%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.84%) NFS
17 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.72%) Terminal Services
18 5 (0.60%) vCloud
18 5 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 235 (28.08%) SCCM
2 68 (8.12%) SCOM
3 65 (7.77%) WSUS
4 45 (5.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 31 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 26 (3.11%) vMotion
7 22 (2.63%) Backup Exec
8 18 (2.15%) vCenter Server
9 17 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 16 (1.91%) Failover Clustering
10 16 (1.91%) NetBackup
11 14 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 12 (1.43%) SCVMM
13 11 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (1.31%) Puppet
13 11 (1.31%) SCOrch
13 11 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (1.19%) AirWatch
15 9 (1.08%) Perfmon
16 8 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 432 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 381 (45.52%) VMware
3 163 (19.47%) Citrix
4 132 (15.77%) Cisco
5 113 (13.50%) HP
6 57 (6.81%) NetApp
7 53 (6.33%) Oracle
8 52 (6.21%) Dell
9 34 (4.06%) McAfee
10 32 (3.82%) EMC
11 31 (3.70%) Ivanti
11 31 (3.70%) Red Hat
12 25 (2.99%) Symantec
13 22 (2.63%) Sophos
13 22 (2.63%) Veeam
14 21 (2.51%) 3PAR
14 21 (2.51%) SolarWinds
15 20 (2.39%) IBM
15 20 (2.39%) Remedy
16 19 (2.27%) CheckPoint