Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 288 170
Rank change year-on-year +10 -118 -77
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 409 375 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.90% 0.88% 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.41% 4.24% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 239 447
London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £160 £182 £168
90th Percentile £575 £490 £488
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 17
London median hourly rate £23.75 £47.83 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.34% +208.58% -17.13%
10th Percentile £13.58 £12.75 £11.93
90th Percentile £47.83 £98.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +5.26%

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 9,273 8,835 9,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.39% 20.62% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,556 6,179 6,794
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £231 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 233 197
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £13.01 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.84 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
Central London -5 94 £423 +20.71% 33
West London -7 42 £224 -38.21% 15
South London -53 12 £108 -76.11% 4
East London -23 2 - - 7
North London 0 1 £140 -68.00% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 409 (100.00%) Windows
2 289 (70.66%) Windows Server
3 262 (64.06%) Active Directory
4 234 (57.21%) VMware
5 229 (55.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 190 (46.45%) Microsoft
7 160 (39.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 127 (31.05%) MS Exchange
9 118 (28.85%) Office 365
10 111 (27.14%) Windows 7
11 109 (26.65%) Finance
12 103 (25.18%) Citrix
13 98 (23.96%) DNS
14 96 (23.47%) Windows 10
15 94 (22.98%) SCCM
16 93 (22.74%) Exchange Server 2010
17 92 (22.49%) PowerShell
18 91 (22.25%) DHCP
19 86 (21.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 81 (19.80%) Linux
21 79 (19.32%) ITIL
22 76 (18.58%) VMware ESXi
23 73 (17.85%) Microsoft Office
23 73 (17.85%) Microsoft Azure
24 72 (17.60%) SQL
24 72 (17.60%) SQL Server
25 71 (17.36%) Firewall
26 68 (16.63%) Cisco
27 62 (15.16%) Hyper-V
28 61 (14.91%) HP

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
1 127 (31.05%) MS Exchange
2 93 (22.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (10.02%) Skype for Business
4 34 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (7.33%) SharePoint
6 20 (4.89%) IIS
7 12 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.44%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.71%) Apache
10 7 (1.71%) CMS
10 7 (1.71%) nginx
11 6 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.22%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.98%) Drupal
14 2 (0.49%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.49%) JBoss
14 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 73 (17.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.49%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.49%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.49%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.24%) Maximo
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 118 (28.85%) Office 365
2 73 (17.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (12.47%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (4.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (3.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 16 (3.91%) Datadog
7 15 (3.67%) Mimecast
8 10 (2.44%) PaaS
9 7 (1.71%) Yammer
10 6 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.47%) SaaS
11 5 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.22%) IaaS
12 4 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.98%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.73%) G Suite
13 3 (0.73%) GitHub
14 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 98 (23.96%) DNS
2 91 (22.25%) DHCP
3 71 (17.36%) Firewall
4 54 (13.20%) SAN
5 53 (12.96%) LAN
6 44 (10.76%) WAN
7 38 (9.29%) VPN
8 37 (9.05%) Skype
9 33 (8.07%) TCP/IP
10 27 (6.60%) VoIP
11 14 (3.42%) Wireless
12 12 (2.93%) iSCSI
12 12 (2.93%) Unified Communications
12 12 (2.93%) VLAN
13 11 (2.69%) Kerberos
13 11 (2.69%) NAS
13 11 (2.69%) NetScaler
14 10 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (2.20%) FCoE
15 9 (2.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (17.60%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.20%) MySQL
6 6 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.22%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.22%) Big Data
7 5 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.22%) Cloudera CDH
7 5 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.22%) HBase
7 5 (1.22%) Impala
7 5 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.98%) Roambi
8 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (7.09%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 18 (4.40%) Travis CI
3 18 (4.40%) Vagrant
4 10 (2.44%) JIRA
5 9 (2.20%) Subversion
6 5 (1.22%) AdminStudio
6 5 (1.22%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.22%) MSI
7 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.49%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.49%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.49%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.24%) Gradle
9 1 (0.24%) Maven
9 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.24%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 109 (26.65%) Finance
2 30 (7.33%) Banking
3 21 (5.13%) Law
4 19 (4.65%) Legal
5 12 (2.93%) Retail
6 8 (1.96%) Back Office
7 7 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.47%) Advertising
8 6 (1.47%) Games
9 5 (1.22%) Marketing
10 3 (0.73%) International Banking
10 3 (0.73%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.49%) Local Government
11 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.49%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 77 (18.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 66 (16.14%) Analyst
3 48 (11.74%) Support Engineer
4 39 (9.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 39 (9.54%) Support Analyst
5 37 (9.05%) Desktop Support
6 36 (8.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 36 (8.80%) Server Engineer
7 26 (6.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (6.11%) Windows Engineer
9 22 (5.38%) IT Support
10 21 (5.13%) Administrator
10 21 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (4.89%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
12 19 (4.65%) VMware Engineer
13 16 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 15 (3.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 15 (3.67%) Active Directory Engineer
14 15 (3.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.91%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (2.44%) .NET
2 10 (2.44%) LDAP
2 10 (2.44%) Web Services
3 6 (1.47%) LAMP
3 6 (1.47%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (1.47%) XML
4 5 (1.22%) Kafka
4 5 (1.22%) Sensu
5 4 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.98%) HTML
6 3 (0.73%) Middleware
6 3 (0.73%) OCX
6 3 (0.73%) REST
6 3 (0.73%) XMPP
6 3 (0.73%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.49%) ADSI
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.49%) Velocity
7 2 (0.49%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.02%) Data Centre
2 40 (9.78%) Clustering
3 33 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
4 19 (4.65%) Replication
5 13 (3.18%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.93%) Handset
6 12 (2.93%) iPhone
7 10 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.96%) CLARiiON
9 8 (1.96%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.96%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.96%) iPad
9 8 (1.96%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.71%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.47%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.22%) Grid Computing
12 5 (1.22%) NHS
13 4 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 409 (100.00%) Windows
2 289 (70.66%) Windows Server
3 229 (55.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 111 (27.14%) Windows 7
5 96 (23.47%) Windows 10
6 81 (19.80%) Linux
7 56 (13.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (5.87%) Windows XP
10 23 (5.62%) CentOS
10 23 (5.62%) Ubuntu
11 20 (4.89%) Windows 8
12 18 (4.40%) DC/OS
12 18 (4.40%) Mac OS
13 14 (3.42%) Apple iOS
14 13 (3.18%) Mac OS X
14 13 (3.18%) Solaris
14 13 (3.18%) Unix
15 7 (1.71%) AIX
15 7 (1.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (21.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 79 (19.32%) ITIL
3 56 (13.69%) Migration
4 52 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (8.31%) DevOps
6 31 (7.58%) Virtual Environments
7 30 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (7.33%) Configuration Management
8 29 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (5.62%) Server Monitoring
10 22 (5.38%) SDLC
10 22 (5.38%) Server Management
11 19 (4.65%) Patch Management
11 19 (4.65%) Service Management
12 15 (3.67%) Open Source
13 14 (3.42%) Network Load Balancing
13 14 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (3.18%) Service Delivery
15 12 (2.93%) Change Management
15 12 (2.93%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (22.49%) PowerShell
2 72 (17.60%) SQL
3 30 (7.33%) Python
4 24 (5.87%) VBScript
5 22 (5.38%) C
6 19 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.71%) Perl
7 7 (1.71%) VB
8 6 (1.47%) C#
8 6 (1.47%) Java
9 5 (1.22%) Java 8
10 4 (0.98%) AWK
10 4 (0.98%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.98%) sed
10 4 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.24%) PHP
12 1 (0.24%) Ruby
12 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (8.56%) Security Cleared
3 33 (8.07%) MCSE
4 26 (6.36%) SC Cleared
5 25 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (5.87%) CCNA
6 24 (5.87%) Degree
7 22 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.42%) MCP
10 10 (2.44%) MCSA
11 9 (2.20%) MCITP
12 8 (1.96%) CCNP
12 8 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.96%) Novell Certification
13 7 (1.71%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.98%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.98%) RHCE
16 3 (0.73%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.11%) SLA
2 7 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.47%) QA
4 5 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.98%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.24%) GDPR
6 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 262 (64.06%) Active Directory
2 160 (39.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (18.58%) VMware ESXi
4 62 (15.16%) Hyper-V
5 52 (12.71%) vSphere
6 51 (12.47%) XenApp
7 34 (8.31%) XenDesktop
8 29 (7.09%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (5.38%) Docker
11 19 (4.65%) VirtualBox
12 10 (2.44%) NFS
12 10 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (1.71%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (1.22%) HDFS
15 5 (1.22%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.98%) Firmware
16 4 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (22.98%) SCCM
2 38 (9.29%) SCOM
3 29 (7.09%) Ansible
4 23 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (5.62%) Puppet
5 19 (4.65%) Kubernetes
5 19 (4.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (4.65%) WSUS
6 18 (4.40%) Docker Swarm
6 18 (4.40%) Terraform
7 17 (4.16%) Packer
8 16 (3.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 15 (3.67%) vCenter Server
10 14 (3.42%) NetBackup
11 11 (2.69%) vMotion
12 8 (1.96%) Backup Exec
12 8 (1.96%) PingFederate
13 7 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (1.71%) Netcool
13 7 (1.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 234 (57.21%) VMware
2 190 (46.45%) Microsoft
3 103 (25.18%) Citrix
4 68 (16.63%) Cisco
5 61 (14.91%) HP
6 29 (7.09%) Apple
7 26 (6.36%) McAfee
7 26 (6.36%) NetApp
8 24 (5.87%) Ivanti
9 23 (5.62%) EMC
9 23 (5.62%) Veeam
10 22 (5.38%) Splunk
11 20 (4.89%) Veritas
12 19 (4.65%) Dell
12 19 (4.65%) Google
12 19 (4.65%) Symantec
13 18 (4.40%) Oracle
14 16 (3.91%) New Relic
15 15 (3.67%) Remedy
16 14 (3.42%) Trend Micro