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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 124 68
Rank change year-on-year -48 -56  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 631 963 1401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.96% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.43% 9.18% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 547 754
Median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £310
% change year-on-year +8.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 147
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.78% -1.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £56.76 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8498 10495 10812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.50% 21.39% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5450 6554 6176
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 642 905
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -49 214 £375 +4.16% 61
South East -46 166 £358 +15.32% 57
South West -6 58 £300 +2.56% 14
East of England -21 44 £325 -4.41% 10
North West -4 39 £330 -5.71% 37
West Midlands +16 38 £400 +29.03% 21
East Midlands -17 28 £275 -15.38% 7
Yorkshire +6 23 £338 +20.53% 24
North East 0 22 £290 +15.88% 6
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 1447 (100.00%) Windows
2 1059 (73.19%) Windows Server
3 916 (63.30%) Active Directory
4 848 (58.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 708 (48.93%) VMware
6 698 (48.24%) Microsoft
7 486 (33.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 417 (28.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 390 (26.95%) DNS
10 366 (25.29%) MS Exchange
11 364 (25.16%) Windows 7
12 335 (23.15%) PowerShell
13 330 (22.81%) Citrix
14 316 (21.84%) SQL Server
15 297 (20.53%) Security Cleared
16 282 (19.49%) SQL
17 272 (18.80%) Linux
18 263 (18.18%) ITIL
19 252 (17.42%) Exchange Server 2010
20 250 (17.28%) DHCP
20 250 (17.28%) Firewall
21 243 (16.79%) SCCM
22 224 (15.48%) MS Excel
23 222 (15.34%) Cisco
24 210 (14.51%) Hyper-V
25 205 (14.17%) HP
26 203 (14.03%) Finance
27 192 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
27 192 (13.27%) SAN
28 191 (13.20%) SC Cleared

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
1 366 (25.29%) MS Exchange
2 252 (17.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 138 (9.54%) IIS
4 124 (8.57%) Skype for Business
5 120 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 117 (8.09%) SharePoint
7 79 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 34 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 27 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 23 (1.59%) Apache
10 23 (1.59%) WebLogic
11 21 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (1.11%) Office Communications Server
13 15 (1.04%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.76%) CMS
16 10 (0.69%) Drupal
16 10 (0.69%) WordPress
17 9 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 9 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 224 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 174 (12.02%) MS Office
3 16 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.41%) MS Project
5 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.069%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.48%) Demantra
3 7 (0.48%) SnowdropKCS
4 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.28%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.069%) Postilion
8 1 (0.069%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.069%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.069%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 187 (12.92%) Office 365
2 166 (11.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (1.80%) SaaS
6 20 (1.38%) IaaS
7 9 (0.62%) PaaS
8 8 (0.55%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.41%) GitHub
10 5 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.21%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.14%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.069%) G Suite
14 1 (0.069%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.069%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 390 (26.95%) DNS
2 250 (17.28%) DHCP
2 250 (17.28%) Firewall
3 192 (13.27%) SAN
4 157 (10.85%) TCP/IP
5 125 (8.64%) LAN
6 122 (8.43%) WAN
7 75 (5.18%) VPN
8 62 (4.28%) Skype
9 61 (4.22%) NAS
10 57 (3.94%) Internet
10 57 (3.94%) VoIP
11 51 (3.52%) NetScaler
12 49 (3.39%) SMTP
13 44 (3.04%) Remote Desktop
13 44 (3.04%) Wireless
14 43 (2.97%) VLAN
15 41 (2.83%) LDAP
16 36 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
17 33 (2.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 103 (7.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 98 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 50 (3.46%) Oracle Database
5 47 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 38 (2.63%) MySQL
7 34 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 32 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.38%) Relational Database
11 19 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (1.11%) DB2
14 15 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (0.83%) BODI
17 11 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 26 (1.80%) TeamCity
3 25 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
4 24 (1.66%) MSI
5 21 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (1.17%) Git (software)
8 12 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (0.48%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.41%) Subversion
10 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.28%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.28%) Grunt
12 4 (0.28%) JDeveloper
12 4 (0.28%) JIRA
13 3 (0.21%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.21%) Mocha
13 3 (0.21%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 203 (14.03%) Finance
2 48 (3.32%) Banking
3 33 (2.28%) Manufacturing
4 31 (2.14%) Retail
5 22 (1.52%) Local Government
6 20 (1.38%) Law
7 17 (1.17%) Back Office
7 17 (1.17%) Legal
8 16 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.90%) Games
10 12 (0.83%) Advertising
11 10 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.69%) Marketing
11 10 (0.69%) Military
11 10 (0.69%) Publishing
12 5 (0.35%) Electronics
13 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.069%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 199 (13.75%) Support Engineer
2 166 (11.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 154 (10.64%) Analyst
4 127 (8.78%) Windows Engineer
5 104 (7.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 99 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 90 (6.22%) Consultant
8 88 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
9 81 (5.60%) Administrator
10 79 (5.46%) Support Analyst
11 73 (5.04%) Server Engineer
12 67 (4.63%) Architect
13 65 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
14 64 (4.42%) Wintel Engineer
15 61 (4.22%) Desktop Support
16 58 (4.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 57 (3.94%) IT Support
18 55 (3.80%) VMware Engineer
19 53 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 52 (3.59%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.28%) .NET
2 56 (3.87%) XML
3 42 (2.90%) Web Services
4 37 (2.56%) HTML
5 31 (2.14%) CSS
6 20 (1.38%) ASP.NET
7 14 (0.97%) JSON
8 10 (0.69%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.69%) YAML
9 9 (0.62%) WCF
10 8 (0.55%) MSMQ
10 8 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (0.55%) Regular Expression
10 8 (0.55%) SAML
11 7 (0.48%) SOAP
12 6 (0.41%) J2EE
12 6 (0.41%) Middleware
13 5 (0.35%) ADSI
13 5 (0.35%) JSP
13 5 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.26%) Data Centre
2 96 (6.63%) Clustering
3 66 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 59 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (3.73%) Replication
6 45 (3.11%) Fat Client
6 45 (3.11%) Thin Client
7 40 (2.76%) PKI
8 34 (2.35%) Client/Server
9 28 (1.94%) Computer Science
10 25 (1.73%) Blackberry
11 17 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 14 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (0.90%) Driving Licence
14 12 (0.83%) NHS
15 10 (0.69%) AS400
15 10 (0.69%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.62%) EMC VNX
16 9 (0.62%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1447 (100.00%) Windows
2 1059 (73.19%) Windows Server
3 848 (58.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 486 (33.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 364 (25.16%) Windows 7
6 272 (18.80%) Linux
7 148 (10.23%) Windows 10
8 112 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 92 (6.36%) Unix
10 77 (5.32%) Windows XP
11 73 (5.04%) Windows 8
12 46 (3.18%) Solaris
13 35 (2.42%) AIX
14 33 (2.28%) Android
15 31 (2.14%) HPUX
16 29 (2.00%) Mac OS X
16 29 (2.00%) Ubuntu
17 25 (1.73%) Apple iOS
17 25 (1.73%) Windows Vista
18 23 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (18.18%) ITIL
2 180 (12.44%) Migration
3 85 (5.87%) Change Management
4 72 (4.98%) DevOps
5 67 (4.63%) Project Management
6 66 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 61 (4.22%) Incident Management
8 57 (3.94%) Problem Management
9 51 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (3.46%) Configuration Management
10 50 (3.46%) Virtual Environments
11 49 (3.39%) Service Management
12 48 (3.32%) High Availability
13 41 (2.83%) Patch Management
14 40 (2.76%) Service Delivery
15 39 (2.70%) Time Management
16 38 (2.63%) Load Balancing
17 35 (2.42%) Network Management
18 33 (2.28%) ITIL V3
18 33 (2.28%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 335 (23.15%) PowerShell
2 282 (19.49%) SQL
3 71 (4.91%) VBScript
4 51 (3.52%) Python
5 41 (2.83%) JavaScript
6 36 (2.49%) VB
7 33 (2.28%) Java
8 32 (2.21%) C#
9 26 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 20 (1.38%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.24%) Perl
12 17 (1.17%) C
13 15 (1.04%) PHP
13 15 (1.04%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.55%) C++
16 7 (0.48%) Bourne shell
16 7 (0.48%) Korn
16 7 (0.48%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 297 (20.53%) Security Cleared
2 192 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 191 (13.20%) SC Cleared
4 112 (7.74%) MCSE
5 75 (5.18%) DV Cleared
6 65 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (4.35%) MCSA
8 60 (4.15%) CCNA
9 52 (3.59%) MCITP
10 46 (3.18%) Degree
11 44 (3.04%) MCP
12 36 (2.49%) CCNP
13 35 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 33 (2.28%) DBS Check
15 21 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (1.38%) MCTS
17 15 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
18 14 (0.97%) CCA
19 10 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
19 10 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.94%) SLA
2 26 (1.80%) JSP 440
3 19 (1.31%) QA
4 11 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.21%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.069%) BS7799
9 1 (0.069%) PMBOK
System Software
1 916 (63.30%) Active Directory
2 417 (28.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (14.51%) Hyper-V
4 184 (12.72%) XenApp
5 129 (8.91%) vSphere
6 106 (7.33%) VMware ESXi
7 104 (7.19%) XenDesktop
8 101 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 94 (6.50%) VMware ESX
10 39 (2.70%) XenServer
11 37 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.97%) Firmware
13 14 (0.97%) Terminal Services
13 14 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.83%) BitLocker
15 11 (0.76%) UAG
15 11 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.62%) DFS Replication
16 9 (0.62%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 243 (16.79%) SCCM
2 70 (4.84%) SCOM
3 55 (3.80%) WSUS
4 42 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 38 (2.63%) NetBackup
6 34 (2.35%) Puppet
7 31 (2.14%) Backup Exec
8 24 (1.66%) Ansible
8 24 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 24 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 20 (1.38%) Tivoli
11 18 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 17 (1.17%) AirWatch
13 16 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 16 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 15 (1.04%) Nagios
15 14 (0.97%) Netcool
15 14 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 13 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 708 (48.93%) VMware
2 698 (48.24%) Microsoft
3 330 (22.81%) Citrix
4 222 (15.34%) Cisco
5 205 (14.17%) HP
6 125 (8.64%) Red Hat
7 103 (7.12%) NetApp
8 91 (6.29%) Oracle
9 78 (5.39%) Symantec
10 56 (3.87%) Dell
11 52 (3.59%) Apple
12 51 (3.52%) IBM
13 50 (3.46%) EMC
14 45 (3.11%) AppSense
15 33 (2.28%) Juniper
16 31 (2.14%) F5
17 30 (2.07%) Intel Security
17 30 (2.07%) Sophos
18 25 (1.73%) CA
18 25 (1.73%) Wyse
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £285 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £130 to £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago