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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / London
Rank 209 154 89
Rank change year-on-year -55 -65  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 212 339 520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.11% 1.54% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.42% 7.70% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 211 343
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £313
% change year-on-year +8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 30
Median hourly rate £22.00 £13.17 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.04% -40.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.51 £10.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £19.00 £43.25
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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3911 4403 4594
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.53% 20.04% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2736 3105 3127
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 130 164
Median hourly rate £19.25 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.19% -13.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in London

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
City of London -22 35 £375 -6.25% 16
Croydon +11 6 £338 -20.58% 1
Feltham - 3 £438 -
New Malden - 3 - -
Uxbridge +7 2 - -
West End of London +3 2 £163 -20.24% 3
Stockley Park - 2 - -
Twickenham - 2 £155 -
Bromley +12 1 - -
Hackney - 1 £325 -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 482 (100.00%) Windows
2 365 (75.73%) Windows Server
3 323 (67.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 314 (65.15%) Active Directory
5 247 (51.24%) VMware
6 227 (47.10%) Microsoft
7 132 (27.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 132 (27.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 125 (25.93%) PowerShell
8 125 (25.93%) DNS
9 124 (25.73%) MS Exchange
10 123 (25.52%) Windows 7
11 121 (25.10%) Finance
12 118 (24.48%) SQL Server
13 112 (23.24%) Citrix
14 105 (21.78%) Firewall
15 91 (18.88%) SQL
16 85 (17.63%) SAN
16 85 (17.63%) SCCM
17 84 (17.43%) Cisco
18 83 (17.22%) Linux
19 82 (17.01%) Exchange Server 2010
20 81 (16.80%) DHCP
21 77 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
22 75 (15.56%) MS Excel
23 74 (15.35%) ITIL
23 74 (15.35%) Hyper-V
24 73 (15.15%) Office 365
25 69 (14.32%) IIS
25 69 (14.32%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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
1 124 (25.73%) MS Exchange
2 82 (17.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (14.32%) IIS
4 58 (12.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 40 (8.30%) SharePoint
6 39 (8.09%) Skype for Business
7 34 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.28%) Apache
9 7 (1.45%) JBoss
9 7 (1.45%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.24%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.04%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.83%) CMS
13 3 (0.62%) Drupal
13 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 75 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 38 (7.88%) MS Office
3 7 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 77 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (15.15%) Office 365
3 46 (9.54%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (4.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (3.53%) SaaS
6 12 (2.49%) IaaS
7 4 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.83%) GitHub
7 4 (0.83%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.83%) PaaS
7 4 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.41%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) G Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 125 (25.93%) DNS
2 105 (21.78%) Firewall
3 85 (17.63%) SAN
4 81 (16.80%) DHCP
5 65 (13.49%) TCP/IP
6 41 (8.51%) WAN
7 40 (8.30%) VPN
8 37 (7.68%) LAN
9 27 (5.60%) NAS
10 25 (5.19%) VLAN
11 24 (4.98%) Internet
12 23 (4.77%) VoIP
13 17 (3.53%) Remote Desktop
13 17 (3.53%) SSL
14 16 (3.32%) iSCSI
14 16 (3.32%) NetScaler
15 15 (3.11%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (2.90%) MPLS
16 14 (2.90%) Wireless
17 13 (2.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (24.48%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 35 (7.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (1.24%) MySQL
5 5 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.41%) Big Data
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.21%) DTS
9 1 (0.21%) GIS
9 1 (0.21%) MS Access
9 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (5.39%) TeamCity
2 13 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.66%) MSI
6 7 (1.45%) MSBuild
6 7 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.04%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.62%) Grunt
8 3 (0.62%) gulp
8 3 (0.62%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.62%) JIRA
8 3 (0.62%) Mocha
8 3 (0.62%) Subversion
8 3 (0.62%) webpack
9 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (25.10%) Finance
2 39 (8.09%) Banking
3 16 (3.32%) Legal
4 15 (3.11%) Retail
5 12 (2.49%) Law
6 11 (2.28%) Games
7 10 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.45%) Back Office
8 7 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.24%) Advertising
10 4 (0.83%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.62%) Military
11 3 (0.62%) Publishing
12 2 (0.41%) Electronics
12 2 (0.41%) Marketing
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 77 (15.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (13.28%) Support Engineer
3 61 (12.66%) Windows Engineer
4 41 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 38 (7.88%) Analyst
6 34 (7.05%) Administrator
6 34 (7.05%) Consultant
7 31 (6.43%) VMware Engineer
8 30 (6.22%) 3rd Line Support
9 29 (6.02%) Active Directory Engineer
9 29 (6.02%) Server Engineer
9 29 (6.02%) Support Analyst
10 27 (5.60%) IT Engineer
11 26 (5.39%) Architect
12 25 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 24 (4.98%) Network Engineer
14 23 (4.77%) IT Support
14 23 (4.77%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (4.56%) Desktop Support
16 21 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.98%) .NET
2 13 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 13 (2.70%) HTML
3 10 (2.07%) Web Services
4 8 (1.66%) MSMQ
4 8 (1.66%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (1.45%) JSON
5 7 (1.45%) WCF
6 6 (1.24%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.24%) CSS
7 5 (1.04%) SAML
7 5 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (1.04%) WF
7 5 (1.04%) XML
8 4 (0.83%) Node.js
9 3 (0.62%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (0.62%) HTML5
9 3 (0.62%) LESS
9 3 (0.62%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.34%) Clustering
2 37 (7.68%) Data Centre
3 29 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.77%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.11%) PKI
5 15 (3.11%) Replication
6 12 (2.49%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.45%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.04%) CMDB
8 5 (1.04%) EMC VMAX
8 5 (1.04%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.04%) iPad
8 5 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.83%) Fintech
9 4 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 3 (0.62%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.62%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.62%) iPhone
10 3 (0.62%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 482 (100.00%) Windows
2 365 (75.73%) Windows Server
3 323 (67.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 132 (27.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 123 (25.52%) Windows 7
6 83 (17.22%) Linux
7 54 (11.20%) Windows 10
8 26 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (4.98%) Windows 8
10 18 (3.73%) Unix
11 13 (2.70%) Windows XP
12 12 (2.49%) SUSE
13 9 (1.87%) Android
14 8 (1.66%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.66%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.45%) CentOS
15 7 (1.45%) Windows 2000
16 6 (1.24%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
17 5 (1.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (15.35%) ITIL
2 69 (14.32%) Migration
3 31 (6.43%) Configuration Management
4 30 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (5.60%) DevOps
6 26 (5.39%) Virtual Environments
7 24 (4.98%) Network Management
8 23 (4.77%) High Availability
9 20 (4.15%) Change Management
9 20 (4.15%) CRM
10 19 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (3.73%) Load Balancing
11 18 (3.73%) Project Management
12 16 (3.32%) Problem Management
13 15 (3.11%) Server Building
14 13 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (2.28%) Asset Management
15 11 (2.28%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (2.28%) Service Delivery
15 11 (2.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 91 (18.88%) SQL
3 24 (4.98%) C#
4 21 (4.36%) VBScript
5 15 (3.11%) Python
6 14 (2.90%) VB
7 11 (2.28%) Bash Shell
7 11 (2.28%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.66%) C
9 7 (1.45%) VBA
10 6 (1.24%) Java
10 6 (1.24%) Perl
11 5 (1.04%) PHP
12 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.62%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.41%) C++
13 2 (0.41%) Ruby
13 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 69 (14.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (11.62%) Security Cleared
3 48 (9.96%) MCSE
4 40 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (8.09%) CCNA
6 24 (4.98%) CCNP
6 24 (4.98%) Degree
6 24 (4.98%) SC Cleared
7 23 (4.77%) DV Cleared
8 21 (4.36%) MCSA
9 20 (4.15%) MCITP
10 19 (3.94%) MCP
11 14 (2.90%) MCTS
12 13 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.45%) CCDA
14 7 (1.45%) CCIE
14 7 (1.45%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.45%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.11%) SLA
2 9 (1.87%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.04%) QA
5 3 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) BS7799
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 314 (65.15%) Active Directory
2 132 (27.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (15.35%) Hyper-V
4 64 (13.28%) XenApp
5 45 (9.34%) VMware ESXi
6 42 (8.71%) vSphere
7 34 (7.05%) VMware ESX
8 23 (4.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (4.77%) XenDesktop
9 16 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.66%) Terminal Services
10 8 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.24%) XenServer
12 4 (0.83%) Firmware
12 4 (0.83%) NFS
13 3 (0.62%) KVM
14 2 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.41%) UAG
14 2 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 85 (17.63%) SCCM
2 33 (6.85%) Microsoft Clustering
3 30 (6.22%) SCOM
4 15 (3.11%) Puppet
4 15 (3.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 15 (3.11%) WSUS
5 14 (2.90%) NetBackup
6 11 (2.28%) Backup Exec
7 10 (2.07%) Ansible
7 10 (2.07%) SCOrch
8 8 (1.66%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.66%) Nagios
9 7 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.45%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.04%) SCSM
11 4 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.83%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 247 (51.24%) VMware
2 227 (47.10%) Microsoft
3 112 (23.24%) Citrix
4 84 (17.43%) Cisco
5 55 (11.41%) HP
6 36 (7.47%) Red Hat
7 33 (6.85%) NetApp
8 30 (6.22%) Dell
9 27 (5.60%) Symantec
10 26 (5.39%) Juniper
11 25 (5.19%) EMC
12 19 (3.94%) Apple
13 15 (3.11%) Oracle
14 14 (2.90%) 3PAR
15 13 (2.70%) Avaya
15 13 (2.70%) IBM
15 13 (2.70%) Sophos
16 12 (2.49%) LANDesk
17 10 (2.07%) Brocade
18 9 (1.87%) Altiris
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