Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 366 274 343
Rank change year-on-year -92 +69 -71
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 94 158 287
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.77% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.76% 4.42% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 124 207
10th Percentile £323 £200 £149
25th Percentile £363 £305 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £418 £400
Median % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +10.34%
75th Percentile £503 £488 £488
90th Percentile £538 £536 £538
England median daily rate £400 £373 £375
% change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.50 £44.42
Median % change year-on-year +26.58% -11.07% +26.90%
England median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -28.89% +12.50% +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 3,409 3,573 7,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.34% 17.40% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,405 2,551 5,232
10th Percentile £275 £180 £180
25th Percentile £405 £331 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £463 £488
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% -5.13% +2.63%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £588
90th Percentile £688 £650 £656
England median daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 100 187
10th Percentile £14.75 £13.69 £14.00
25th Percentile £22.25 £17.88 £16.08
Median hourly rate £43.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +104.76% +5.00% +3.27%
75th Percentile £64.00 £47.15 £33.63
90th Percentile £68.00 £53.75 £48.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.89% +2.03% -

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 17 May 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
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 17 May 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 -3 16 £488 +16.77% 5
West London +19 8 £525 +34.62% 2
South London +31 3 - - 3
East London +17 1 £225 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 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 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (71.28%) VMware
3 61 (64.89%) Windows Server
4 60 (63.83%) Active Directory
5 57 (60.64%) PowerShell
5 57 (60.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 46 (48.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 44 (46.81%) Microsoft
9 35 (37.23%) Azure
10 30 (31.91%) DNS
11 29 (30.85%) Migration
12 28 (29.79%) DHCP
12 28 (29.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 26 (27.66%) Windows Server 2019
13 26 (27.66%) Social Skills
14 25 (26.60%) SQL Server
15 24 (25.53%) Cisco
15 24 (25.53%) Microsoft 365
16 21 (22.34%) Finance
16 21 (22.34%) VMware ESXi
16 21 (22.34%) Windows 10
17 20 (21.28%) Hyper-V
18 19 (20.21%) Security Cleared
18 19 (20.21%) Linux
18 19 (20.21%) Citrix
18 19 (20.21%) Windows 7
19 18 (19.15%) Firewall
20 17 (18.09%) SAN
20 17 (18.09%) ITIL

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 15 (15.96%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.57%) Skype for Business
4 8 (8.51%) ArcGIS
5 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.26%) IIS
8 2 (2.13%) Apache
8 2 (2.13%) Confluence
8 2 (2.13%) Drupal
8 2 (2.13%) Joomla!
8 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.13%) WordPress
9 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.51%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 35 (37.23%) Azure
2 24 (25.53%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (11.70%) IaaS
4 10 (10.64%) AWS
5 7 (7.45%) GCP
6 6 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (5.32%) SaaS
8 4 (4.26%) PaaS
9 2 (2.13%) Azure Stack
9 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.13%) GitHub
9 2 (2.13%) Mimecast
9 2 (2.13%) OneDrive
9 2 (2.13%) ShareGate
10 1 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (1.06%) Cohesity
Communications & Networking
1 30 (31.91%) DNS
2 28 (29.79%) DHCP
3 18 (19.15%) Firewall
4 17 (18.09%) SAN
5 16 (17.02%) TCP/IP
6 9 (9.57%) LAN
6 9 (9.57%) VPN
7 7 (7.45%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (7.45%) Kerberos
7 7 (7.45%) Skype
7 7 (7.45%) WAN
8 6 (6.38%) VoIP
8 6 (6.38%) VSAN
9 5 (5.32%) FTP
9 5 (5.32%) iSCSI
9 5 (5.32%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (4.26%) Network Security
10 4 (4.26%) VLAN
11 3 (3.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.45%) GIS
4 4 (4.26%) MySQL
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.06%) MS Access
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) JIRA
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.06%) Hudson
2 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.06%) JUnit
2 1 (1.06%) MSI
2 1 (1.06%) PyUnit
2 1 (1.06%) Serena SBM
2 1 (1.06%) Subversion
2 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (27.66%) Social Skills
2 21 (22.34%) Finance
3 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.57%) Banking
5 6 (6.38%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (3.19%) Legal
6 3 (3.19%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (3.19%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.13%) International Banking
7 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (23.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (7.45%) Analyst
2 7 (7.45%) Citrix Engineer
2 7 (7.45%) VMware Engineer
2 7 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (7.45%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (6.38%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (6.38%) Cloud Specialist
3 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (5.32%) Administrator
4 5 (5.32%) Architect
4 5 (5.32%) Network Specialist
4 5 (5.32%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (4.26%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) LDAP
2 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.06%) JSON
2 1 (1.06%) ServiceStack
2 1 (1.06%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.06%) Web Services
2 1 (1.06%) WSH
2 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Clustering
2 11 (11.70%) Private Cloud
3 9 (9.57%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.38%) Replication
5 5 (5.32%) Hedge funds
6 4 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (3.19%) CESG
7 3 (3.19%) EMC VNX
7 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (3.19%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.19%) Fibre Optics
7 3 (3.19%) PKI
7 3 (3.19%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.13%) NHS
8 2 (2.13%) PMI
9 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.06%) CMDB
9 1 (1.06%) HP Storage
9 1 (1.06%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (64.89%) Windows Server
3 57 (60.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (48.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 26 (27.66%) Windows Server 2019
6 21 (22.34%) Windows 10
7 19 (20.21%) Linux
7 19 (20.21%) Windows 7
8 10 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.32%) VMS
10 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.19%) Android
11 3 (3.19%) SUSE
11 3 (3.19%) Unix
11 3 (3.19%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.06%) CentOS
13 1 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.85%) Migration
2 28 (29.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (18.09%) ITIL
4 14 (14.89%) High Availability
5 12 (12.77%) DevOps
6 11 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (8.51%) Data Migration
7 8 (8.51%) Service Design
7 8 (8.51%) Systems Engineering
7 8 (8.51%) Test Scripting
8 7 (7.45%) Image Processing
8 7 (7.45%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (7.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (7.45%) Server Management
9 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.38%) Network Architecture
10 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (5.32%) Incident Management
10 5 (5.32%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (60.64%) PowerShell
2 16 (17.02%) SQL
3 12 (12.77%) C
4 9 (9.57%) VB
5 5 (5.32%) C#
5 5 (5.32%) Python
5 5 (5.32%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.26%) VBScript
7 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.13%) Java
9 1 (1.06%) PHP
9 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (20.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (13.83%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.70%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (10.64%) Degree
4 10 (10.64%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.32%) MCSE
6 4 (4.26%) CCNA
7 3 (3.19%) CCDA
7 3 (3.19%) CCNP
7 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.19%) JNCIA
7 3 (3.19%) JNCIP
7 3 (3.19%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.13%) MCITP
8 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.13%) PMP
8 2 (2.13%) VCAP
9 1 (1.06%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) GDPR
2 4 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.13%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (2.13%) QA
4 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (63.83%) Active Directory
2 48 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (22.34%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (21.28%) Hyper-V
5 15 (15.96%) vSphere
6 12 (12.77%) VMware NSX
7 11 (11.70%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (8.51%) XenApp
9 4 (4.26%) Docker
9 4 (4.26%) vCloud
9 4 (4.26%) XenDesktop
10 3 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (1.06%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.06%) Firmware
11 1 (1.06%) NFS
11 1 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.06%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) Ansible
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (7.45%) vCenter Server
4 6 (6.38%) Backup Exec
4 6 (6.38%) SCCM
4 6 (6.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 5 (5.32%) Kubernetes
5 5 (5.32%) Puppet
5 5 (5.32%) SCOM
5 5 (5.32%) vRealize
6 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (4.26%) Terraform
6 4 (4.26%) Tivoli
7 3 (3.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (3.19%) WSUS
8 2 (2.13%) AirWatch
8 2 (2.13%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 67 (71.28%) VMware
2 44 (46.81%) Microsoft
3 24 (25.53%) Cisco
4 19 (20.21%) Citrix
5 15 (15.96%) HP
6 12 (12.77%) Oracle
6 12 (12.77%) SolarWinds
7 9 (9.57%) Dell
7 9 (9.57%) Red Hat
8 8 (8.51%) EMC
8 8 (8.51%) ESRI
8 8 (8.51%) IBM
8 8 (8.51%) Lumension
8 8 (8.51%) Sophos
9 5 (5.32%) Symantec
10 4 (4.26%) Altiris
10 4 (4.26%) BMC
10 4 (4.26%) CA
10 4 (4.26%) McAfee
11 3 (3.19%) Juniper