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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 May 2022 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
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 459 377 281
Rank change year-on-year -82 -96 +53
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 118 95 155
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.39% 0.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.30% 2.75% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 67 122
10th Percentile £224 £315 £200
25th Percentile £345 £360 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £415 £405
Median % change year-on-year +6.02% +2.47% +1.25%
75th Percentile £525 £503 £488
90th Percentile £588 £538 £537
England median daily rate £393 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.88% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
10th Percentile £22.30 - £29.96
25th Percentile £30.25 - £33.46
Median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £37.20
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +34.42% -16.25%
75th Percentile £47.54 - £47.69
90th Percentile £48.16 - £50.88
England median hourly rate £28.41 £16.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +77.56% -28.89% +12.50%

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 5,121 3,450 3,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.38% 14.21% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,713 2,422 2,468
10th Percentile £228 £263 £184
25th Percentile £419 £401 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -2.56%
75th Percentile £670 £594 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 42 90
10th Percentile £15.60 £14.78 £13.97
25th Percentile £21.50 £21.50 £17.63
Median hourly rate £24.00 £41.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -42.17% +97.62% +3.32%
75th Percentile £48.75 £64.00 £40.68
90th Percentile £63.90 £67.85 £53.32
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year +22.86% +0.44% +2.79%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in London

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in London

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in London

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -31 17 £388 -20.51% 3
West London -5 11 £425 -17.07% 2
South London -19 3 £330 -
North London - 2 £334 -
East London -6 1 £325 +44.44% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (60.17%) Windows Server
3 63 (53.39%) Active Directory
4 53 (44.92%) Microsoft
5 51 (43.22%) VMware
5 51 (43.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (39.83%) Azure
7 41 (34.75%) PowerShell
8 38 (32.20%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (30.51%) Windows Server 2016
10 28 (23.73%) Windows Server 2019
10 28 (23.73%) AWS
10 28 (23.73%) SQL
10 28 (23.73%) SQL Server
11 26 (22.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 25 (21.19%) CI/CD
12 25 (21.19%) Security Cleared
13 23 (19.49%) SCCM
13 23 (19.49%) Citrix
13 23 (19.49%) Microsoft 365
14 22 (18.64%) DevOps
14 22 (18.64%) Windows 10
14 22 (18.64%) Linux
14 22 (18.64%) Finance
15 21 (17.80%) DNS
16 20 (16.95%) VMware ESXi
17 19 (16.10%) MS Exchange
17 19 (16.10%) Firewall
18 18 (15.25%) IIS
18 18 (15.25%) Social Skills

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 19 (16.10%) MS Exchange
2 18 (15.25%) IIS
3 14 (11.86%) Confluence
4 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.39%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.54%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.85%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.85%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.85%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.85%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 47 (39.83%) Azure
2 28 (23.73%) AWS
3 23 (19.49%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (6.78%) Power Platform
5 7 (5.93%) Azure Stack
6 6 (5.08%) GitHub
6 6 (5.08%) Nutanix
7 5 (4.24%) Azure Sentinel
7 5 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (3.39%) Amazon S3
8 4 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (3.39%) GCP
8 4 (3.39%) IaaS
8 4 (3.39%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.54%) PaaS
9 3 (2.54%) SaaS
10 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.85%) Serverless
10 1 (0.85%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.80%) DNS
2 19 (16.10%) Firewall
3 15 (12.71%) DHCP
4 13 (11.02%) TCP/IP
5 12 (10.17%) VPN
6 9 (7.63%) Network Security
7 8 (6.78%) SAN
8 6 (5.08%) Kerberos
8 6 (5.08%) VLAN
9 5 (4.24%) VoIP
10 4 (3.39%) HTTP
10 4 (3.39%) NAS
10 4 (3.39%) WAN
11 3 (2.54%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.54%) FTP
11 3 (2.54%) IPv4
11 3 (2.54%) LAN
11 3 (2.54%) PuTTY
11 3 (2.54%) Skype
11 3 (2.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.78%) Power BI
5 6 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (4.24%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (4.24%) OLAP
7 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.85%) MySQL
9 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (11.86%) JIRA
2 13 (11.02%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.63%) TeamCity
4 8 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.08%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.08%) Subversion
6 3 (2.54%) InstallShield
6 3 (2.54%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.85%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.85%) GitLab
7 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.85%) MSI
7 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.85%) Selenium
7 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.85%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.85%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (18.64%) Finance
2 18 (15.25%) Social Skills
3 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.93%) Banking
4 7 (5.93%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 4 (3.39%) Influencing Skills
5 4 (3.39%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.69%) Law
7 2 (1.69%) Legal
7 2 (1.69%) Marketing
7 2 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.85%) Electronics
8 1 (0.85%) International Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.85%) Retail
8 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (13.56%) Analyst
2 16 (13.56%) Windows Engineer
3 13 (11.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (10.17%) Server Engineer
5 11 (9.32%) Windows Server Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) IT Support
6 9 (7.63%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.78%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) DBA
8 7 (5.93%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.93%) IT Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) LDAP
2 5 (4.24%) REST
3 4 (3.39%) XML
4 2 (1.69%) J2EE
4 2 (1.69%) JDBC
5 1 (0.85%) Flash
5 1 (0.85%) HTML
5 1 (0.85%) Itk
5 1 (0.85%) SAML
5 1 (0.85%) SPNEGO
5 1 (0.85%) Spring
5 1 (0.85%) Web Services
5 1 (0.85%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Clustering
2 10 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.47%) Replication
3 9 (7.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.08%) NHS
5 5 (4.24%) Fat Client
5 5 (4.24%) Thin Client
5 5 (4.24%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.54%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.69%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.85%) PKI
8 1 (0.85%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (60.17%) Windows Server
3 51 (43.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (30.51%) Windows Server 2016
5 28 (23.73%) Windows Server 2019
6 22 (18.64%) Linux
6 22 (18.64%) Windows 10
7 14 (11.86%) Windows 7
8 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.24%) Ubuntu
9 5 (4.24%) Unix
10 4 (3.39%) HPUX
10 4 (3.39%) Solaris
10 4 (3.39%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.54%) CentOS
11 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.69%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.69%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (21.19%) CI/CD
3 22 (18.64%) DevOps
4 17 (14.41%) ITIL
4 17 (14.41%) Migration
5 16 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (11.86%) High Availability
6 14 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (11.02%) Agile
8 9 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (6.78%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (5.93%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.93%) Patch Management
10 7 (5.93%) Server Building
10 7 (5.93%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (5.08%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (5.08%) Data Security
11 6 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.75%) PowerShell
2 28 (23.73%) SQL
3 14 (11.86%) T-SQL
4 8 (6.78%) Java
5 6 (5.08%) Python
6 5 (4.24%) C
6 5 (4.24%) VBA
7 3 (2.54%) VB
7 3 (2.54%) VBScript
8 2 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (0.85%) Bash
9 1 (0.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (21.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.47%) MCSA
5 9 (7.63%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.93%) MCITP
7 5 (4.24%) CCA
7 5 (4.24%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.24%) MCSE
7 5 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.54%) MCP
8 3 (2.54%) MCTS
9 2 (1.69%) CCAA
9 2 (1.69%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.69%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.69%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.85%) Degree
10 1 (0.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) GDPR
2 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) COBIT
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.85%) NCSC
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (53.39%) Active Directory
2 38 (32.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.95%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (11.86%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (9.32%) XenApp
6 10 (8.47%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (8.47%) vSphere
7 9 (7.63%) Hyper-V
7 9 (7.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (6.78%) Docker
9 5 (4.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (4.24%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.69%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.85%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.85%) NFS
11 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (19.49%) SCCM
2 12 (10.17%) Ansible
3 9 (7.63%) SCOM
4 8 (6.78%) Terraform
5 7 (5.93%) Kubernetes
5 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (5.93%) NetBackup
6 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (5.08%) ZABBIX
7 5 (4.24%) Control-M
7 5 (4.24%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (4.24%) Grafana
7 5 (4.24%) Nagios
7 5 (4.24%) Netcool
7 5 (4.24%) QRadar
7 5 (4.24%) Tivoli
7 5 (4.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (3.39%) Puppet
8 4 (3.39%) WSUS
9 3 (2.54%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 53 (44.92%) Microsoft
2 51 (43.22%) VMware
3 23 (19.49%) Citrix
4 11 (9.32%) Dell
5 10 (8.47%) HP
5 10 (8.47%) SolarWinds
6 9 (7.63%) Cisco
6 9 (7.63%) IBM
6 9 (7.63%) Oracle
7 6 (5.08%) EMC
7 6 (5.08%) Ivanti
7 6 (5.08%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.24%) BMC
8 5 (4.24%) CyberArk
8 5 (4.24%) Qualys
8 5 (4.24%) Splunk
9 4 (3.39%) Commvault
10 3 (2.54%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.54%) Shavlik
10 3 (2.54%) Veeam