Period
to 30 November 2021

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 30 November 2021 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
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 450 318 316
Rank change year-on-year -132 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 132 70 260
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.44% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.43% 2.71% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 56 194
10th Percentile £211 £230 £145
25th Percentile £353 £300 £201
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £418 £365
Median % change year-on-year +13.77% +14.38% +2.10%
75th Percentile £573 £488 £454
90th Percentile £616 £524 £550
England median daily rate £425 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +21.43% -3.45% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 8
10th Percentile £21.20 " £29.59
25th Percentile £24.50 £27.50 £39.52
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% -41.05% +120.93%
75th Percentile £37.80 £28.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £46.16 " £50.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +2.50% -

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 5,433 2,586 6,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.34% 16.29% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,017 1,832 4,329
10th Percentile £250 £250 £160
25th Percentile £425 £366 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.77% +8.33% -7.46%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £665 £650
England median daily rate £488 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +11.43% +3.43% -0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 33 181
10th Percentile £15.00 £18.28 £14.00
25th Percentile £19.00 £21.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +19.05% +12.30%
75th Percentile £46.75 £43.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.60 £52.45 £53.00
England median hourly rate £17.98 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.81% +5.71% +0.85%

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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 2021. 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 -60 17 £480 +14.97% 14
South London +14 13 £46 -84.83% 3
West London -14 11 £588 +30.56% 2
North London - 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (70.45%) Active Directory
3 86 (65.15%) Windows Server
4 85 (64.39%) Microsoft
5 72 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (44.70%) VMware
7 49 (37.12%) VMware Infrastructure
8 46 (34.85%) PowerShell
8 46 (34.85%) DNS
8 46 (34.85%) Windows Server 2016
9 44 (33.33%) Azure
10 41 (31.06%) Microsoft 365
10 41 (31.06%) SQL Server
11 33 (25.00%) Finance
12 32 (24.24%) SQL
12 32 (24.24%) DHCP
12 32 (24.24%) Windows Server 2019
13 29 (21.97%) Social Skills
13 29 (21.97%) Kerberos
14 28 (21.21%) TCP/IP
14 28 (21.21%) DevOps
15 26 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
16 25 (18.94%) MS Exchange
16 25 (18.94%) Windows 10
17 24 (18.18%) Migration
17 24 (18.18%) Clustering
17 24 (18.18%) Banking
18 23 (17.42%) ITIL
18 23 (17.42%) Oracle
18 23 (17.42%) Ansible

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 25 (18.94%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.61%) Confluence
3 12 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.58%) IIS
5 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.55%) ArcGIS
7 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.27%) Apache
8 3 (2.27%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.52%) JBoss
9 2 (1.52%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (4.55%) Photoshop
4 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (1.52%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 44 (33.33%) Azure
2 41 (31.06%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (13.64%) GitHub
4 13 (9.85%) AWS
5 11 (8.33%) GCP
6 10 (7.58%) IaaS
7 9 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (5.30%) PaaS
8 7 (5.30%) SaaS
9 4 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.52%) Cohesity
10 2 (1.52%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.52%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.76%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 46 (34.85%) DNS
2 32 (24.24%) DHCP
3 29 (21.97%) Kerberos
4 28 (21.21%) TCP/IP
5 17 (12.88%) LAN
5 17 (12.88%) SAN
6 16 (12.12%) VPN
7 15 (11.36%) WAN
8 12 (9.09%) Firewall
9 11 (8.33%) SSL
10 7 (5.30%) Ethernet
10 7 (5.30%) Junos
11 6 (4.55%) HTTP
11 6 (4.55%) iSCSI
11 6 (4.55%) VLAN
12 5 (3.79%) NAS
12 5 (3.79%) NetScaler
13 4 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (2.27%) IP Telephony
15 2 (1.52%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (31.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.55%) GIS
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.03%) Data Mining
5 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.52%) MySQL
6 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.52%) Power BI
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 16 (12.12%) JIRA
1 16 (12.12%) Subversion
2 12 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 8 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.27%) GitLab
5 3 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.27%) Zephyr
6 2 (1.52%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.52%) Emacs
6 2 (1.52%) GDB
6 2 (1.52%) Pylint
6 2 (1.52%) Selenium
6 2 (1.52%) Sublime Text
6 2 (1.52%) TestComplete
6 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.76%) Serena SBM
General
1 33 (25.00%) Finance
2 29 (21.97%) Social Skills
3 24 (18.18%) Banking
4 5 (3.79%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.79%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (3.03%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (3.03%) Publishing
6 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.27%) International Banking
6 3 (2.27%) Legal
7 2 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.52%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 15 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (10.61%) Analyst
2 14 (10.61%) Server Engineer
3 13 (9.85%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (6.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (6.82%) IT Support
5 9 (6.82%) Support Analyst
5 9 (6.82%) Windows Server Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Active Directory Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) DBA
7 7 (5.30%) SQL DBA
8 5 (3.79%) Architect
8 5 (3.79%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Environment Manager
8 5 (3.79%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.03%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.91%) LDAP
2 11 (8.33%) SAML
3 9 (6.82%) SPNEGO
4 8 (6.06%) REST
5 2 (1.52%) ARM Templates
5 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.52%) Beautiful Soup
5 2 (1.52%) Django
5 2 (1.52%) Flask
5 2 (1.52%) Jinja
5 2 (1.52%) JMS
5 2 (1.52%) JSON
5 2 (1.52%) Matplotlib
5 2 (1.52%) Middleware
5 2 (1.52%) Node.js
5 2 (1.52%) NumPy
5 2 (1.52%) PySide
5 2 (1.52%) PyTables
5 2 (1.52%) SciPy
5 2 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.18%) Clustering
2 9 (6.82%) Replication
3 8 (6.06%) iPad
4 7 (5.30%) iPhone
4 7 (5.30%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.55%) Fibre Optics
6 5 (3.79%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.27%) PKI
7 3 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.52%) NHS
8 2 (1.52%) User Experience
9 1 (0.76%) BYOD
9 1 (0.76%) CMDB
9 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.76%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.76%) Handset
9 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 132 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (65.15%) Windows Server
3 72 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (34.85%) Windows Server 2016
5 32 (24.24%) Windows Server 2019
6 25 (18.94%) Windows 10
7 23 (17.42%) Windows 7
8 16 (12.12%) Linux
9 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (6.82%) Ubuntu
11 5 (3.79%) Mac OS X
12 4 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (3.03%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.27%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.27%) Solaris
13 3 (2.27%) Unix
13 3 (2.27%) VMS
14 2 (1.52%) AIX
14 2 (1.52%) Android
14 2 (1.52%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.21%) DevOps
2 24 (18.18%) Migration
3 23 (17.42%) ITIL
4 18 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (10.61%) Change Management
8 13 (9.85%) Data Security
8 13 (9.85%) High Availability
9 12 (9.09%) Security Hardening
10 11 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (7.58%) Configuration Management
11 10 (7.58%) Systems Engineering
12 9 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (6.82%) Problem Management
13 8 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (6.06%) Load Balancing
13 8 (6.06%) Storage Management
14 7 (5.30%) API Integration
14 7 (5.30%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.85%) PowerShell
2 32 (24.24%) SQL
3 14 (10.61%) Python
4 11 (8.33%) VBA
5 9 (6.82%) Java
6 8 (6.06%) C
7 6 (4.55%) C#
7 6 (4.55%) VB
8 5 (3.79%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.03%) PHP
9 4 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.52%) C++
10 2 (1.52%) Go
10 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.06%) Degree
4 8 (6.06%) MCSE
5 7 (5.30%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.55%) CCDA
6 6 (4.55%) CCNA
6 6 (4.55%) CCNP
6 6 (4.55%) JNCIA
6 6 (4.55%) JNCIP
6 6 (4.55%) JNCIS
6 6 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.27%) MCITP
7 3 (2.27%) MCSA
8 2 (1.52%) CCA
8 2 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.52%) MCP
8 2 (1.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.09%) GDPR
2 9 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.03%) SLA
4 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.52%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 93 (70.45%) Active Directory
2 49 (37.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (8.33%) vSphere
5 9 (6.82%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 8 (6.06%) Docker
6 8 (6.06%) Hyper-V
7 7 (5.30%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (4.55%) VMware NSX
9 4 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (3.03%) XenApp
10 3 (2.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (2.27%) DFS Replication
10 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.27%) NFS
10 3 (2.27%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.52%) IAG
12 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (17.42%) Ansible
2 20 (15.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (8.33%) SCCM
4 10 (7.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (6.82%) Terraform
6 8 (6.06%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (6.06%) Kubernetes
6 8 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (6.06%) Puppet
6 8 (6.06%) QRadar
6 8 (6.06%) Tivoli
7 7 (5.30%) Control-M
7 7 (5.30%) Netcool
8 3 (2.27%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (2.27%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.27%) SCOM
9 2 (1.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 85 (64.39%) Microsoft
2 59 (44.70%) VMware
3 23 (17.42%) Oracle
4 19 (14.39%) Dell
5 16 (12.12%) EMC
6 15 (11.36%) Cisco
6 15 (11.36%) Citrix
7 13 (9.85%) Apple
7 13 (9.85%) Juniper
8 10 (7.58%) IBM
9 9 (6.82%) McAfee
10 8 (6.06%) CyberArk
10 8 (6.06%) Qualys
10 8 (6.06%) Splunk
10 8 (6.06%) Veeam
11 7 (5.30%) Kaspersky
11 7 (5.30%) SaltStack
11 7 (5.30%) ServiceNow
11 7 (5.30%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.30%) Sophos