Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 183 114
Rank change year-on-year -108 -69 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 402 638 970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 1.41% 2.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.10% 6.74% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 404 632
London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £200 £173
90th Percentile £500 £500 £480
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 47
London median hourly rate £47.83 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.41% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £12.86 £12.63 £11.71
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £45.25
England median hourly rate £19.33 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +20.00% -12.50%

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 9797 9470 10126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.92% 20.91% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6956 6551 6902
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £231 £205
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 210 318
London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.30% +8.91%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.46 £43.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -48 67 £375 -3.23% 12
South London -13 34 £388 -8.82% 2
West London -26 14 £363 +11.54% 6
East London -7 7 £302 +42.24% 3
North London -17 4 £438 +59.09%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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.

1 402 (100.00%) Windows
2 273 (67.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 262 (65.17%) Active Directory
4 261 (64.93%) Windows Server
5 209 (51.99%) VMware
6 146 (36.32%) Microsoft
7 114 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 113 (28.11%) Citrix
9 102 (25.37%) PowerShell
9 102 (25.37%) Windows 7
10 91 (22.64%) DNS
11 90 (22.39%) MS Exchange
12 87 (21.64%) Linux
13 85 (21.14%) SAN
13 85 (21.14%) Office 365
14 82 (20.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 80 (19.90%) Windows 10
16 77 (19.15%) Cisco
16 77 (19.15%) Finance
17 68 (16.92%) DHCP
18 67 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
19 63 (15.67%) Migration
20 62 (15.42%) ITIL
21 61 (15.17%) SQL
21 61 (15.17%) HP
22 60 (14.93%) vSphere
23 58 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
23 58 (14.43%) SCCM
24 57 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
24 57 (14.18%) SQL Server

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 90 (22.39%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (5.72%) IIS
4 23 (5.72%) Skype for Business
5 18 (4.48%) SharePoint
6 17 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.49%) CMS
8 6 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.24%) Apache
10 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.75%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.25%) JBoss
13 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 39 (9.70%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.25%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.25%) Revit
6 1 (0.25%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 7 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 85 (21.14%) Office 365
2 58 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.99%) IaaS
6 7 (1.74%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.75%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.50%) GitHub
10 2 (0.50%) PaaS
10 2 (0.50%) SaaS
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (22.64%) DNS
2 85 (21.14%) SAN
3 68 (16.92%) DHCP
4 54 (13.43%) LAN
5 53 (13.18%) Firewall
6 51 (12.69%) WAN
7 32 (7.96%) TCP/IP
8 31 (7.71%) NAS
9 30 (7.46%) VPN
10 18 (4.48%) Skype
11 16 (3.98%) Network Security
12 14 (3.48%) VLAN
12 14 (3.48%) Wireless
13 11 (2.74%) iSCSI
14 10 (2.49%) NetScaler
15 9 (2.24%) SMTP
15 9 (2.24%) VoIP
16 7 (1.74%) MPLS
17 6 (1.49%) Ethernet
17 6 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.24%) MS Access
4 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.50%) MySQL
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.50%) Redis
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.24%) Metasploit
3 6 (1.49%) MSI
4 4 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.75%) Ant
5 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.50%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.25%) FxCop
7 1 (0.25%) Grunt
7 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.25%) JSHint
7 1 (0.25%) Moq
7 1 (0.25%) NDepend
7 1 (0.25%) NUnit
7 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.25%) Selenium
7 1 (0.25%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.25%) Subversion
7 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 77 (19.15%) Finance
2 40 (9.95%) Banking
3 13 (3.23%) Legal
4 11 (2.74%) Advertising
5 10 (2.49%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.74%) Law
7 5 (1.24%) Back Office
7 5 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.00%) Retail
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.50%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) International Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (16.17%) Analyst
2 57 (14.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 40 (9.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 39 (9.70%) Windows Engineer
6 29 (7.21%) Administrator
7 25 (6.22%) Support Analyst
8 24 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
8 24 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (5.22%) Consultant
9 21 (5.22%) Desktop Support
10 20 (4.98%) Server Engineer
11 18 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (4.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 15 (3.73%) Developer
13 15 (3.73%) Server Support
14 13 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
15 12 (2.99%) Applications Engineer
15 12 (2.99%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.48%) .NET
2 12 (2.99%) Web Services
3 10 (2.49%) WPF
4 7 (1.74%) XML
5 5 (1.24%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.24%) Middleware
5 5 (1.24%) X-Windows
6 4 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.00%) RESTful
7 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.75%) CSS
7 3 (0.75%) DOM
7 3 (0.75%) HTML
7 3 (0.75%) Node.js
7 3 (0.75%) SOAP
7 3 (0.75%) XSLT
8 2 (0.50%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.50%) LINQ
8 2 (0.50%) OCX
8 2 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.47%) Blackberry
2 20 (4.98%) Clustering
2 20 (4.98%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.74%) EMC VNX
5 11 (2.74%) Replication
6 9 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.24%) EMC VNXe
9 5 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.24%) PMI
10 4 (1.00%) EMC Centera
10 4 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.00%) NHS
11 3 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 402 (100.00%) Windows
2 273 (67.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 261 (64.93%) Windows Server
4 102 (25.37%) Windows 7
5 87 (21.64%) Linux
6 82 (20.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 80 (19.90%) Windows 10
8 42 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (8.71%) Unix
10 29 (7.21%) Solaris
11 17 (4.23%) AIX
12 16 (3.98%) Windows 8
13 15 (3.73%) Windows XP
14 11 (2.74%) SUSE
15 10 (2.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (1.49%) Windows 2000
17 5 (1.24%) Apple iOS
17 5 (1.24%) Mac OS
18 4 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.67%) Migration
2 62 (15.42%) ITIL
3 32 (7.96%) Configuration Management
4 19 (4.73%) Change Management
4 19 (4.73%) Service Delivery
5 18 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
6 16 (3.98%) Problem Management
7 14 (3.48%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (3.48%) DevOps
8 13 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (3.23%) Server Building
9 12 (2.99%) Break/Fix
9 12 (2.99%) Project Management
9 12 (2.99%) Server Hardening
10 11 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (2.74%) Incident Management
11 10 (2.49%) High Availability
11 10 (2.49%) Investment Management
11 10 (2.49%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 102 (25.37%) PowerShell
2 61 (15.17%) SQL
3 44 (10.95%) VBScript
4 19 (4.73%) C#
5 17 (4.23%) Perl
6 15 (3.73%) JavaScript
7 13 (3.23%) Java
8 12 (2.99%) Python
9 7 (1.74%) C
10 6 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.75%) AWK
12 2 (0.50%) Ruby
12 2 (0.50%) VB
12 2 (0.50%) VBA
13 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.25%) PHP
13 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 57 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (10.95%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.96%) MCSE
4 25 (6.22%) MCSA
5 23 (5.72%) DV Cleared
5 23 (5.72%) MCP
6 18 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (4.23%) Degree
8 15 (3.73%) CCNA
8 15 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (3.23%) MCITP
9 13 (3.23%) SC Cleared
10 9 (2.24%) CCNP
10 9 (2.24%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (1.99%) CCA
12 6 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.49%) VCP5
13 5 (1.24%) CEH
13 5 (1.24%) CHFI
13 5 (1.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.22%) SLA
2 7 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.00%) PMO
4 3 (0.75%) GCP
5 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 262 (65.17%) Active Directory
2 114 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 60 (14.93%) vSphere
5 55 (13.68%) XenApp
6 32 (7.96%) XenDesktop
7 28 (6.97%) Hyper-V
8 24 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (2.49%) XenServer
12 9 (2.24%) DFS Replication
13 8 (1.99%) VMware NSX
14 5 (1.24%) Docker
14 5 (1.24%) vCloud
15 4 (1.00%) Firmware
15 4 (1.00%) NFS
15 4 (1.00%) SRDF
15 4 (1.00%) Terminal Server
15 4 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 58 (14.43%) SCCM
2 21 (5.22%) SCOM
3 17 (4.23%) PowerCLI
4 16 (3.98%) NetBackup
4 16 (3.98%) vCenter Server
5 13 (3.23%) Netcool
5 13 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (2.74%) vRealize
6 11 (2.74%) WSUS
7 10 (2.49%) Ansible
7 10 (2.49%) BladeLogic
8 9 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.24%) Puppet
9 7 (1.74%) DameWare
9 7 (1.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.49%) Terraform
11 4 (1.00%) Kibana
11 4 (1.00%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 209 (51.99%) VMware
2 146 (36.32%) Microsoft
3 113 (28.11%) Citrix
4 77 (19.15%) Cisco
5 61 (15.17%) HP
6 46 (11.44%) NetApp
7 41 (10.20%) Red Hat
8 33 (8.21%) EMC
9 27 (6.72%) Oracle
10 25 (6.22%) Dell
10 25 (6.22%) McAfee
11 20 (4.98%) Symantec
12 16 (3.98%) Sophos
13 15 (3.73%) Veritas
14 14 (3.48%) Apple
15 13 (3.23%) CommVault
16 12 (2.99%) CheckPoint
17 11 (2.74%) Juniper
17 11 (2.74%) SolarWinds
18 10 (2.49%) 3PAR