Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 189 136
Rank change year-on-year -85 -53 -54
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 435 548 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.95% 1.32% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.58% 6.36% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 362 488
London median daily rate £350 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.09% +3.93%
10th Percentile £166 £185 £173
90th Percentile £500 £513 £488
England median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 48
London median hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.93% +44.74% -8.43%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +19.44% -14.29%

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 9,501 8,618 9,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.64% 20.81% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,770 5,990 6,305
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £200 £237 £205
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 194 297
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.85 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.80% +8.43% +5.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.16 £11.22
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £44.35
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -34 79 £388 -3.13% 48
West London -25 31 £340 -2.86% 30
South London -31 30 £450 +18.42% 10
East London -10 8 £213 - 12
North London -12 1 £475 +30.94% 4
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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.

1 435 (100.00%) Windows
2 292 (67.13%) Active Directory
3 288 (66.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 271 (62.30%) Windows Server
5 233 (53.56%) VMware
6 177 (40.69%) Microsoft
7 146 (33.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 135 (31.03%) Windows 7
9 116 (26.67%) Citrix
10 111 (25.52%) PowerShell
11 104 (23.91%) Windows 10
12 102 (23.45%) DNS
13 99 (22.76%) Linux
14 98 (22.53%) MS Exchange
15 92 (21.15%) Office 365
16 85 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 84 (19.31%) ITIL
18 83 (19.08%) Finance
19 77 (17.70%) Cisco
19 77 (17.70%) SAN
19 77 (17.70%) VMware ESXi
20 75 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
20 75 (17.24%) DHCP
21 72 (16.55%) HP
22 70 (16.09%) XenApp
23 67 (15.40%) SCCM
23 67 (15.40%) SQL
24 65 (14.94%) SQL Server
25 59 (13.56%) vSphere
26 57 (13.10%) Security Cleared

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 98 (22.53%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (7.36%) IIS
4 27 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (5.98%) Skype for Business
6 21 (4.83%) SharePoint
7 14 (3.22%) Apache
8 13 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (2.99%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.53%) CMS
10 6 (1.38%) JBoss
11 5 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.92%) nginx
13 3 (0.69%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.46%) DataSynapse
14 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 56 (12.87%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.92%) Eikon
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 92 (21.15%) Office 365
2 54 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.99%) Mimecast
5 10 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.84%) IaaS
7 7 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.15%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.46%) PaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.23%) SaaS
10 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 102 (23.45%) DNS
2 77 (17.70%) SAN
3 75 (17.24%) DHCP
4 54 (12.41%) LAN
5 52 (11.95%) Firewall
5 52 (11.95%) WAN
6 39 (8.97%) TCP/IP
7 37 (8.51%) VPN
8 25 (5.75%) NAS
9 22 (5.06%) VoIP
10 21 (4.83%) Skype
11 10 (2.30%) iSCSI
11 10 (2.30%) SMTP
11 10 (2.30%) Wireless
12 9 (2.07%) Internet
12 9 (2.07%) Network Security
12 9 (2.07%) VLAN
13 8 (1.84%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.61%) MPLS
15 6 (1.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.61%) MySQL
5 6 (1.38%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.38%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.69%) Big Data
7 3 (0.69%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.69%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.69%) HBase
7 3 (0.69%) Redis
7 3 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.61%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.92%) MSI
4 3 (0.69%) Ant
4 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.46%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.46%) JConsole
5 2 (0.46%) JProfiler
5 2 (0.46%) Maven
5 2 (0.46%) Subversion
5 2 (0.46%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.23%) Bower
6 1 (0.23%) FxCop
6 1 (0.23%) JIRA
6 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.23%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.23%) Selenium
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.23%) Zephyr
General
1 83 (19.08%) Finance
2 38 (8.74%) Banking
3 16 (3.68%) Legal
4 13 (2.99%) Advertising
5 10 (2.30%) Back Office
6 9 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.61%) Retail
7 7 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.92%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) International Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (15.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (14.71%) Analyst
3 47 (10.80%) Support Engineer
4 39 (8.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 37 (8.51%) Windows Engineer
6 34 (7.82%) Administrator
7 29 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 29 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
8 26 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
9 22 (5.06%) Desktop Support
9 22 (5.06%) Server Engineer
10 20 (4.60%) Consultant
11 16 (3.68%) Applications Engineer
11 16 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 15 (3.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (3.45%) Developer
13 14 (3.22%) Security Engineer
14 13 (2.99%) Server Support
14 13 (2.99%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.45%) .NET
1 15 (3.45%) Web Services
2 14 (3.22%) WPF
3 9 (2.07%) X-Windows
4 7 (1.61%) XML
5 5 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.92%) Middleware
6 4 (0.92%) RESTful
7 3 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.69%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.69%) DOM
7 3 (0.69%) HTML
7 3 (0.69%) HTML5
7 3 (0.69%) J2EE
7 3 (0.69%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (0.69%) Node.js
7 3 (0.69%) XSLT
8 2 (0.46%) OCX
8 2 (0.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.21%) Blackberry
2 25 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.52%) Data Centre
4 22 (5.06%) Clustering
4 22 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.14%) Replication
6 14 (3.22%) EMC VNX
7 9 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.84%) EMC VNXe
9 7 (1.61%) EMC Centera
9 7 (1.61%) EMC VMAX
9 7 (1.61%) PKI
9 7 (1.61%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.38%) iPhone
11 5 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.92%) Grid Computing
12 4 (0.92%) NHS
12 4 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 435 (100.00%) Windows
2 288 (66.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 271 (62.30%) Windows Server
4 135 (31.03%) Windows 7
5 104 (23.91%) Windows 10
6 99 (22.76%) Linux
7 85 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (10.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (7.59%) Unix
10 28 (6.44%) Solaris
11 23 (5.29%) Windows 8
12 22 (5.06%) Windows XP
13 12 (2.76%) AIX
14 10 (2.30%) Windows 2000
15 9 (2.07%) Data ONTAP
15 9 (2.07%) Mac OS
15 9 (2.07%) Windows Vista
16 7 (1.61%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.38%) Android
17 6 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (19.31%) ITIL
2 41 (9.43%) Migration
3 36 (8.28%) Configuration Management
4 24 (5.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 24 (5.52%) Service Delivery
5 23 (5.29%) Change Management
6 22 (5.06%) Patch Management
7 21 (4.83%) Problem Management
8 20 (4.60%) DevOps
9 18 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
10 17 (3.91%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (3.68%) Break/Fix
12 15 (3.45%) Incident Management
12 15 (3.45%) Server Building
12 15 (3.45%) Server Hardening
13 13 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (2.99%) Investment Management
13 13 (2.99%) Virtual Environments
14 12 (2.76%) Workflow
15 10 (2.30%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 111 (25.52%) PowerShell
2 67 (15.40%) SQL
3 36 (8.28%) VBScript
4 22 (5.06%) C#
5 15 (3.45%) Python
6 14 (3.22%) Perl
7 13 (2.99%) C
8 10 (2.30%) Java
8 10 (2.30%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.84%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.92%) Ruby
11 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.92%) VB
12 3 (0.69%) AWK
12 3 (0.69%) PHP
13 2 (0.46%) VBA
14 1 (0.23%) ABAP
14 1 (0.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 75 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (13.10%) Security Cleared
3 48 (11.03%) MCSE
4 31 (7.13%) MCSA
5 30 (6.90%) DV Cleared
6 25 (5.75%) MCP
7 20 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (4.37%) Degree
9 18 (4.14%) MCITP
10 17 (3.91%) SC Cleared
11 13 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (2.76%) CCNA
12 12 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.07%) CCA
13 9 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.38%) VCP5
15 5 (1.15%) CCNP
16 4 (0.92%) MCTS
16 4 (0.92%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.06%) SLA
2 8 (1.84%) PMO
3 5 (1.15%) GCP
4 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 292 (67.13%) Active Directory
2 146 (33.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (17.70%) VMware ESXi
4 70 (16.09%) XenApp
5 59 (13.56%) vSphere
6 34 (7.82%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (7.59%) Hyper-V
8 23 (5.29%) XenDesktop
9 21 (4.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (2.53%) NFS
11 8 (1.84%) Docker
11 8 (1.84%) Firmware
11 8 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.84%) XenServer
12 7 (1.61%) SRDF
12 7 (1.61%) vCloud
12 7 (1.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (1.38%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.92%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 67 (15.40%) SCCM
2 26 (5.98%) SCOM
3 23 (5.29%) NetBackup
4 18 (4.14%) WSUS
5 17 (3.91%) Ansible
5 17 (3.91%) Netcool
5 17 (3.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 17 (3.91%) PowerCLI
6 16 (3.68%) vCenter Server
7 13 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.76%) Puppet
9 10 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (2.07%) DameWare
10 9 (2.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 8 (1.84%) vRealize
12 7 (1.61%) EMC TimeFinder
12 7 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (1.61%) NetApp OnCommand
12 7 (1.61%) Terraform
12 7 (1.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 233 (53.56%) VMware
2 177 (40.69%) Microsoft
3 116 (26.67%) Citrix
4 77 (17.70%) Cisco
5 72 (16.55%) HP
6 46 (10.57%) NetApp
7 34 (7.82%) Red Hat
8 33 (7.59%) Oracle
9 31 (7.13%) McAfee
10 29 (6.67%) EMC
11 24 (5.52%) Dell
11 24 (5.52%) Symantec
12 21 (4.83%) Apple
13 20 (4.60%) Veritas
14 14 (3.22%) Brocade
14 14 (3.22%) CommVault
15 13 (2.99%) Sophos
16 12 (2.76%) 3PAR
16 12 (2.76%) Bloomberg
16 12 (2.76%) IBM