Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 294 193
Rank change year-on-year -19 -101 -64
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 377 424 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.89% 1.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.04% 4.30% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 269 401
London median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £156 £167 £188
90th Percentile £525 £500 £513
England median daily rate £365 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +12.31% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 32
London median hourly rate £21.50 £47.83 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.05% +82.21% +38.16%
10th Percentile £19.75 £13.31 £12.33
90th Percentile £113.50 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -18.60% +22.86%

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 9,336 9,862 9,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.82% 20.77% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,555 7,017 6,333
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £188 £200 £228
90th Percentile £650 £638 £605
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 272 202
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.28 £47.83 £48.32
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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -2 92 £410 +10.07% 29
West London +16 38 £224 -34.12% 9
East London -31 7 £450 +109.55% 7
South London -48 6 £138 -64.52% 4
North London -6 2 £163 -65.74% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 377 (100.00%) Windows
2 264 (70.03%) Windows Server
3 230 (61.01%) Active Directory
4 213 (56.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 208 (55.17%) VMware
6 200 (53.05%) Microsoft
7 136 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
8 135 (35.81%) Office 365
9 118 (31.30%) MS Exchange
10 104 (27.59%) Windows 7
11 93 (24.67%) Windows 10
12 83 (22.02%) Citrix
13 81 (21.49%) PowerShell
14 79 (20.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 77 (20.42%) SCCM
16 76 (20.16%) Cisco
16 76 (20.16%) DNS
17 75 (19.89%) ITIL
18 72 (19.10%) Linux
18 72 (19.10%) Exchange Server 2010
19 71 (18.83%) Microsoft Azure
20 70 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
20 70 (18.57%) SQL
21 67 (17.77%) SQL Server
21 67 (17.77%) Hyper-V
22 64 (16.98%) HP
22 64 (16.98%) Finance
23 63 (16.71%) DHCP
24 58 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
25 56 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 118 (31.30%) MS Exchange
2 72 (19.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 41 (10.88%) SharePoint
5 28 (7.43%) IIS
6 27 (7.16%) Skype for Business
7 17 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (2.92%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.86%) Apache
10 6 (1.59%) CMS
10 6 (1.59%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.33%) Drupal
11 5 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 70 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.80%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 135 (35.81%) Office 365
2 71 (18.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.71%) Mimecast
5 12 (3.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 10 (2.65%) Datadog
6 10 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.33%) G Suite
8 5 (1.33%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.33%) SaaS
9 4 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (1.06%) IaaS
10 3 (0.80%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 3 (0.80%) GitHub
10 3 (0.80%) PaaS
11 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 76 (20.16%) DNS
2 63 (16.71%) DHCP
3 50 (13.26%) Firewall
4 41 (10.88%) LAN
5 40 (10.61%) VPN
6 39 (10.34%) WAN
7 38 (10.08%) Skype
8 34 (9.02%) SAN
9 33 (8.75%) TCP/IP
10 23 (6.10%) VoIP
11 17 (4.51%) VLAN
12 14 (3.71%) Internet
13 12 (3.18%) MPLS
14 10 (2.65%) SMTP
14 10 (2.65%) WebEx
15 8 (2.12%) FCoE
15 8 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (2.12%) Wireless
16 7 (1.86%) IMAP
16 7 (1.86%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.77%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.86%) MySQL
6 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.27%) MS Access
10 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.27%) phpMyAdmin
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.04%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (2.92%) Travis CI
3 11 (2.92%) Vagrant
4 7 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (1.86%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.06%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.06%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.80%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.80%) GitLab
7 3 (0.80%) MSI
7 3 (0.80%) Subversion
8 2 (0.53%) JIRA
8 2 (0.53%) Selenium
8 2 (0.53%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.27%) Gatling
9 1 (0.27%) Gradle
9 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 64 (16.98%) Finance
2 33 (8.75%) Law
3 20 (5.31%) Banking
4 17 (4.51%) Retail
5 8 (2.12%) Legal
6 7 (1.86%) Marketing
7 6 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.80%) Advertising
8 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Billing
9 2 (0.53%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) International Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 69 (18.30%) Analyst
1 69 (18.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (12.20%) Windows Engineer
3 41 (10.88%) Support Engineer
4 39 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 35 (9.28%) 2nd Line Support
6 32 (8.49%) Server Engineer
7 28 (7.43%) Desktop Support
8 24 (6.37%) IT Support
9 23 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 19 (5.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 18 (4.77%) Desktop Engineer
12 18 (4.77%) Windows Server Engineer
13 17 (4.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 17 (4.51%) VMware Engineer
14 14 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (3.71%) IT Engineer
14 14 (3.71%) Service Analyst
15 13 (3.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.71%) Web Services
2 10 (2.65%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (2.12%) LDAP
4 6 (1.59%) .NET
4 6 (1.59%) JSP
4 6 (1.59%) LAMP
5 5 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.06%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.06%) CSS
6 4 (1.06%) HTML
6 4 (1.06%) MSMQ
6 4 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.80%) OCX
8 2 (0.53%) ADSI
8 2 (0.53%) Struts
8 2 (0.53%) WPF
8 2 (0.53%) XMPP
8 2 (0.53%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.27%) Spring
9 1 (0.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.61%) Clustering
2 34 (9.02%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.92%) HP StoreVirtual
4 11 (2.92%) Smartphone
5 10 (2.65%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.65%) Replication
5 10 (2.65%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.39%) iPhone
6 9 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.86%) CLARiiON
8 7 (1.86%) Handset
8 7 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.59%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.59%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.06%) iPad
10 4 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 377 (100.00%) Windows
2 264 (70.03%) Windows Server
3 213 (56.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 104 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 93 (24.67%) Windows 10
6 72 (19.10%) Linux
7 52 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (6.10%) Windows 8
10 17 (4.51%) Ubuntu
11 15 (3.98%) Android
11 15 (3.98%) CentOS
12 13 (3.45%) Mac OS X
13 12 (3.18%) Apple iOS
13 12 (3.18%) Mac OS
13 12 (3.18%) Unix
14 9 (2.39%) Solaris
15 5 (1.33%) DC/OS
15 5 (1.33%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.06%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (20.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 75 (19.89%) ITIL
3 50 (13.26%) Migration
4 28 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (6.37%) Configuration Management
6 22 (5.84%) Virtual Environments
7 21 (5.57%) Patch Management
8 20 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (4.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (4.51%) Information Security
11 16 (4.24%) Change Management
11 16 (4.24%) Service Delivery
12 15 (3.98%) DevOps
12 15 (3.98%) Problem Management
13 14 (3.71%) Mobile Device Management
13 14 (3.71%) Server Management
14 13 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
14 13 (3.45%) Server Patching
15 12 (3.18%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (21.49%) PowerShell
2 70 (18.57%) SQL
3 11 (2.92%) VBScript
4 9 (2.39%) C
5 8 (2.12%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.12%) Java
5 8 (2.12%) Python
5 8 (2.12%) VB
6 6 (1.59%) Perl
7 4 (1.06%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.80%) AWK
8 3 (0.80%) C#
8 3 (0.80%) sed
9 2 (0.53%) VB6
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (7.43%) MCSE
3 23 (6.10%) Security Cleared
4 19 (5.04%) MCSA
5 17 (4.51%) CCNA
5 17 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (4.24%) Degree
6 16 (4.24%) MCP
7 15 (3.98%) SC Cleared
8 14 (3.71%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (3.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.12%) MCITP
10 7 (1.86%) DBS Check
10 7 (1.86%) Novell Certification
11 6 (1.59%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.33%) MCTS
13 4 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.80%) CCA
14 3 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.80%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.71%) SLA
2 8 (2.12%) QA
3 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.06%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 230 (61.01%) Active Directory
2 136 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (17.77%) Hyper-V
4 58 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (9.81%) vSphere
5 37 (9.81%) XenApp
6 31 (8.22%) XenDesktop
7 19 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (4.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (3.18%) VirtualBox
10 10 (2.65%) Docker
11 8 (2.12%) DFS Replication
11 8 (2.12%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.86%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.59%) NFS
14 5 (1.33%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.80%) Firmware
15 3 (0.80%) Xen
16 2 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 77 (20.42%) SCCM
2 32 (8.49%) SCOM
3 23 (6.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 19 (5.04%) Puppet
5 17 (4.51%) WSUS
6 16 (4.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (3.98%) Ansible
8 14 (3.71%) Cisco CUCM
8 14 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (3.45%) vCenter Server
10 11 (2.92%) NetBackup
10 11 (2.92%) Terraform
11 10 (2.65%) Packer
11 10 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (2.12%) AirWatch
12 8 (2.12%) Nagios
13 7 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (1.86%) IBM BigFix
14 6 (1.59%) Kubernetes
14 6 (1.59%) Netcool
Vendors
1 208 (55.17%) VMware
2 200 (53.05%) Microsoft
3 83 (22.02%) Citrix
4 76 (20.16%) Cisco
5 64 (16.98%) HP
6 31 (8.22%) Apple
7 23 (6.10%) EMC
7 23 (6.10%) NetApp
7 23 (6.10%) Veeam
8 21 (5.57%) Veritas
9 20 (5.31%) Splunk
10 19 (5.04%) Symantec
11 17 (4.51%) Avaya
11 17 (4.51%) McAfee
11 17 (4.51%) Sophos
11 17 (4.51%) Trend Micro
12 16 (4.24%) Oracle
13 14 (3.71%) New Relic
14 13 (3.45%) Dell
14 13 (3.45%) Ivanti