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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 115 69
Rank change year-on-year -82 -46  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 570 1065 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.32% 2.15% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.42% 9.36% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 640 876
Median daily rate £325 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £191 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £482 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 66 113
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.32% +3.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £40.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -16.66% +12.87%  

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 8881 11374 11222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.54% 22.94% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5537 7301 6668
Median daily rate £413 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 593 877
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 June 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 -94 191 £355 -0.28% 75
South East -15 176 £343 +1.25% 44
South West -9 49 £300 -4.00% 20
North West -2 44 £300 -7.69% 30
West Midlands -5 33 £288 -12.87% 17
Yorkshire +8 25 £325 +8.33% 17
East of England -33 25 £375 +7.14% 18
North East -14 20 £198 -27.58% 2
East Midlands -16 15 £300 - 6
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1201 (100.00%) Windows
2 847 (70.52%) Windows Server
3 805 (67.03%) Active Directory
4 760 (63.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 578 (48.13%) VMware
6 546 (45.46%) Microsoft
7 374 (31.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 336 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 326 (27.14%) PowerShell
10 312 (25.98%) MS Exchange
11 295 (24.56%) DNS
12 286 (23.81%) Windows 7
13 284 (23.65%) Citrix
14 271 (22.56%) SQL Server
15 253 (21.07%) SQL
16 240 (19.98%) Linux
17 222 (18.48%) Security Cleared
18 220 (18.32%) Exchange Server 2010
18 220 (18.32%) ITIL
19 209 (17.40%) Office 365
20 201 (16.74%) Cisco
21 200 (16.65%) DHCP
21 200 (16.65%) Firewall
22 193 (16.07%) SAN
22 193 (16.07%) Hyper-V
23 181 (15.07%) SCCM
23 181 (15.07%) HP
24 177 (14.74%) Migration
25 171 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
26 153 (12.74%) LAN

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
1 312 (25.98%) MS Exchange
2 220 (18.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 127 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 122 (10.16%) Skype for Business
5 109 (9.08%) IIS
6 107 (8.91%) SharePoint
7 54 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 48 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 37 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 29 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (1.75%) Apache
12 17 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
13 16 (1.33%) Tomcat
14 15 (1.25%) JBoss
15 12 (1.00%) CMS
15 12 (1.00%) WildFly
16 10 (0.83%) Drupal
16 10 (0.83%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.83%) WordPress
17 9 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 122 (10.16%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.17%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.33%) Pegasus Opera
6 3 (0.25%) Demantra
6 3 (0.25%) SnowdropKCS
7 2 (0.17%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.17%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.17%) FRx
7 2 (0.17%) Primavera
7 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.17%) Scribe Insight
7 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.083%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.083%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 209 (17.40%) Office 365
2 150 (12.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.58%) IaaS
6 14 (1.17%) PaaS
7 13 (1.08%) SaaS
8 11 (0.92%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.50%) GitHub
10 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (0.17%) G Suite
11 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.083%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.083%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.083%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.083%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.083%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.083%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 295 (24.56%) DNS
2 200 (16.65%) DHCP
2 200 (16.65%) Firewall
3 193 (16.07%) SAN
4 153 (12.74%) LAN
5 151 (12.57%) WAN
6 80 (6.66%) TCP/IP
7 75 (6.24%) VPN
8 60 (5.00%) Skype
9 59 (4.91%) NAS
10 54 (4.50%) Internet
11 49 (4.08%) NetScaler
11 49 (4.08%) VoIP
12 37 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
13 35 (2.91%) Remote Desktop
14 32 (2.66%) Wireless
15 30 (2.50%) SMTP
16 29 (2.41%) LDAP
17 28 (2.33%) VLAN
18 23 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (22.56%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 84 (6.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 36 (3.00%) MySQL
5 36 (3.00%) Oracle Database
6 34 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 26 (2.16%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (0.75%) DB2
16 9 (0.75%) MS Access
17 8 (0.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 23 (1.92%) MSI
2 22 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 17 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
5 14 (1.17%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.17%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.08%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.50%) Subversion
7 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.42%) NUnit
9 4 (0.33%) JIRA
9 4 (0.33%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.33%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.25%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.25%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 2 (0.17%) Selenium
11 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 141 (11.74%) Finance
2 69 (5.75%) Banking
3 25 (2.08%) Retail
4 22 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.42%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.42%) Legal
5 17 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.08%) Law
6 13 (1.08%) Local Government
7 9 (0.75%) Back Office
7 9 (0.75%) Games
7 9 (0.75%) Marketing
8 6 (0.50%) Military
8 6 (0.50%) Publishing
9 5 (0.42%) Advertising
9 5 (0.42%) Electronics
10 3 (0.25%) Billing
11 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.17%) Front Office
11 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 164 (13.66%) Analyst
2 154 (12.82%) Support Engineer
3 130 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 103 (8.58%) Windows Engineer
5 101 (8.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 88 (7.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 78 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 72 (6.00%) Consultant
9 70 (5.83%) Administrator
10 67 (5.58%) Server Engineer
11 60 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 53 (4.41%) Active Directory Engineer
13 51 (4.25%) Architect
13 51 (4.25%) DBA
14 44 (3.66%) IT Support
14 44 (3.66%) Wintel Engineer
15 42 (3.50%) IT Analyst
16 41 (3.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 40 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 39 (3.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.08%) .NET
2 33 (2.75%) Web Services
3 24 (2.00%) XML
4 16 (1.33%) CSS
5 14 (1.17%) ASP.NET
5 14 (1.17%) HTML
5 14 (1.17%) JSON
5 14 (1.17%) Middleware
6 10 (0.83%) YAML
7 7 (0.58%) SAML
7 7 (0.58%) XSLT
8 6 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.50%) jQuery
8 6 (0.50%) WF
9 5 (0.42%) ADSI
9 5 (0.42%) LAMP
10 4 (0.33%) WAP
10 4 (0.33%) WCF
10 4 (0.33%) XHTML
11 3 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (8.08%) Clustering
2 86 (7.16%) Data Centre
3 74 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.41%) Replication
5 39 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 28 (2.33%) PKI
9 20 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 20 (1.67%) Fat Client
9 20 (1.67%) Thin Client
10 15 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (0.92%) Driving Licence
12 11 (0.92%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.75%) NHS
13 9 (0.75%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.67%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.58%) iPad
16 6 (0.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1201 (100.00%) Windows
2 847 (70.52%) Windows Server
3 760 (63.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 374 (31.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 286 (23.81%) Windows 7
6 240 (19.98%) Linux
7 146 (12.16%) Windows 10
8 96 (7.99%) Unix
9 88 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 62 (5.16%) Windows 8
11 54 (4.50%) Windows XP
12 28 (2.33%) CentOS
12 28 (2.33%) Windows Vista
13 27 (2.25%) Android
14 23 (1.92%) Solaris
15 22 (1.83%) AIX
15 22 (1.83%) SUSE
16 20 (1.67%) Mac OS X
17 19 (1.58%) Apple iOS
18 15 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (18.32%) ITIL
2 177 (14.74%) Migration
3 92 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 87 (7.24%) Change Management
5 71 (5.91%) Project Management
6 56 (4.66%) DevOps
7 52 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (4.16%) High Availability
9 49 (4.08%) Configuration Management
10 46 (3.83%) Incident Management
11 45 (3.75%) Patch Management
11 45 (3.75%) Problem Management
11 45 (3.75%) Service Delivery
12 41 (3.41%) Service Management
13 40 (3.33%) Virtual Environments
14 36 (3.00%) ITIL V3
15 35 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (2.66%) Root Cause Analysis
17 30 (2.50%) Capacity Management
18 29 (2.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 326 (27.14%) PowerShell
2 253 (21.07%) SQL
3 57 (4.75%) VBScript
4 33 (2.75%) Python
5 31 (2.58%) Java
6 29 (2.41%) VB
7 24 (2.00%) Bash Shell
8 22 (1.83%) Perl
9 21 (1.75%) JavaScript
10 20 (1.67%) C#
10 20 (1.67%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.17%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.00%) PHP
13 11 (0.92%) C
14 9 (0.75%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.58%) C++
16 6 (0.50%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.42%) Ruby
17 5 (0.42%) VB6
18 4 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 222 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 171 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 142 (11.82%) SC Cleared
4 94 (7.83%) MCSE
5 72 (6.00%) DV Cleared
6 55 (4.58%) MCSA
7 50 (4.16%) Cisco Certification
8 47 (3.91%) Degree
8 47 (3.91%) MCP
9 45 (3.75%) MCITP
10 44 (3.66%) CCNA
11 32 (2.66%) CCNP
12 29 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (1.42%) DBS Check
15 15 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (1.00%) MCDBA
16 12 (1.00%) MCTS
17 9 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (0.75%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.33%) SLA
2 19 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.08%) QA
4 11 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.58%) PMO
5 7 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.083%) MiFID
8 1 (0.083%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.083%) Solvency II
System Software
1 805 (67.03%) Active Directory
2 336 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (16.07%) Hyper-V
4 134 (11.16%) VMware ESXi
5 113 (9.41%) XenApp
6 97 (8.08%) vSphere
7 88 (7.33%) XenDesktop
8 62 (5.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 36 (3.00%) XenServer
10 29 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (1.50%) DFS Replication
13 15 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
14 13 (1.08%) VMware Server
15 12 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 10 (0.83%) UAG
17 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 8 (0.67%) vCloud
19 7 (0.58%) Samba
Systems Management
1 181 (15.07%) SCCM
2 58 (4.83%) SCOM
3 55 (4.58%) WSUS
4 49 (4.08%) NetBackup
5 45 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 29 (2.41%) vCenter Server
7 28 (2.33%) Ansible
7 28 (2.33%) Puppet
8 26 (2.16%) AirWatch
8 26 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 23 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 20 (1.67%) BladeLogic
12 19 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
13 17 (1.42%) Backup Exec
13 17 (1.42%) Nagios
14 15 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
15 12 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
15 12 (1.00%) PowerCLI
16 11 (0.92%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 578 (48.13%) VMware
2 546 (45.46%) Microsoft
3 284 (23.65%) Citrix
4 201 (16.74%) Cisco
5 181 (15.07%) HP
6 113 (9.41%) Red Hat
7 92 (7.66%) NetApp
8 80 (6.66%) Oracle
9 78 (6.49%) Symantec
10 58 (4.83%) Dell
11 50 (4.16%) McAfee
12 41 (3.41%) Apple
13 39 (3.25%) EMC
14 32 (2.66%) Veeam
15 31 (2.58%) IBM
16 29 (2.41%) Sophos
17 28 (2.33%) Juniper
18 27 (2.25%) Veritas
19 20 (1.67%) F5
20 18 (1.50%) MobileIron
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £220 per day + Ext
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £29.00 - £29.50 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maldon, Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13.00
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £9.50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Posted: 11 days ago