Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 255 165
Rank change year-on-year -13 -90 -69
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 439 402 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.97% 1.00% 1.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.74% 4.95% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 272 437
London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £157 £209 £169
90th Percentile £575 £500 £507
England median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 23
London median hourly rate £25.00 £50.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +233.33% -26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.42 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.83 £143.75 £98.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% -

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 9,266 8,124 9,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.55% 20.30% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,568 5,695 6,480
London median daily rate £485 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £208 £263 £227
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 206 226
London median hourly rate £19.49 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% +26.47% -8.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +2.10%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -30 101 £400 +14.29% 34
West London -17 44 £250 -31.03% 10
South London -41 19 £108 -73.13% 2
East London -15 5 - - 9
North London -2 1 £275 -31.25% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 439 (100.00%) Windows
2 288 (65.60%) Windows Server
3 286 (65.15%) Active Directory
4 253 (57.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 227 (51.71%) VMware
6 199 (45.33%) Microsoft
7 158 (35.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 135 (30.75%) Windows 7
9 122 (27.79%) MS Exchange
10 118 (26.88%) Finance
11 117 (26.65%) Office 365
12 109 (24.83%) PowerShell
13 108 (24.60%) Citrix
14 107 (24.37%) DNS
15 103 (23.46%) Windows 10
16 99 (22.55%) DHCP
17 92 (20.96%) Exchange Server 2010
18 90 (20.50%) Linux
19 87 (19.82%) Microsoft Office
20 86 (19.59%) SCCM
21 81 (18.45%) ITIL
22 80 (18.22%) VMware ESXi
23 77 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
24 76 (17.31%) SQL Server
25 73 (16.63%) SQL
26 72 (16.40%) Firewall
27 68 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
28 65 (14.81%) Cisco
28 65 (14.81%) HP
29 64 (14.58%) SAN

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
1 122 (27.79%) MS Exchange
2 92 (20.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (9.34%) Skype for Business
4 40 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (6.83%) IIS
6 20 (4.56%) SharePoint
7 15 (3.42%) Apache
8 14 (3.19%) Tomcat
9 10 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (2.05%) CMS
10 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.59%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.37%) nginx
13 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.91%) JBoss
15 3 (0.68%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.46%) Drupal
16 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 87 (19.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) Revit
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.46%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.46%) Pivotal CRM
1 2 (0.46%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.23%) Eikon
2 1 (0.23%) Maximo
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 117 (26.65%) Office 365
2 77 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (3.42%) Mimecast
6 15 (3.42%) PaaS
7 14 (3.19%) Datadog
8 13 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (2.28%) IaaS
10 7 (1.59%) Yammer
11 5 (1.14%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.91%) SaaS
13 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.46%) G Suite
14 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 107 (24.37%) DNS
2 99 (22.55%) DHCP
3 72 (16.40%) Firewall
4 64 (14.58%) SAN
5 61 (13.90%) LAN
6 50 (11.39%) WAN
7 38 (8.66%) VPN
8 36 (8.20%) TCP/IP
9 34 (7.74%) VoIP
10 28 (6.38%) Skype
11 21 (4.78%) Wireless
12 19 (4.33%) iSCSI
13 16 (3.64%) NAS
13 16 (3.64%) SMTP
14 13 (2.96%) SSL
15 12 (2.73%) Internet
16 11 (2.51%) Kerberos
16 11 (2.51%) NetScaler
16 11 (2.51%) Remote Desktop
17 10 (2.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.28%) MySQL
5 7 (1.59%) Big Data
5 7 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.59%) HBase
5 7 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.14%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.14%) Cloudera CDH
7 5 (1.14%) Impala
7 5 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.91%) Roambi
Development Applications
1 26 (5.92%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 15 (3.42%) Travis CI
2 15 (3.42%) Vagrant
3 10 (2.28%) JIRA
3 10 (2.28%) Subversion
4 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.14%) MSI
5 5 (1.14%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.91%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.68%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.68%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.46%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.46%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.46%) JConsole
8 2 (0.46%) JProfiler
8 2 (0.46%) Maven
8 2 (0.46%) VisualVM
General
1 118 (26.88%) Finance
2 39 (8.88%) Banking
3 21 (4.78%) Legal
4 14 (3.19%) Law
5 10 (2.28%) Back Office
5 10 (2.28%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.05%) Retail
6 9 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.37%) Advertising
8 4 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.91%) Games
9 3 (0.68%) International Banking
9 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.68%) Marketing
9 3 (0.68%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.68%) Publishing
10 2 (0.46%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 80 (18.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (14.81%) Analyst
3 56 (12.76%) Support Engineer
4 43 (9.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 39 (8.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 39 (8.88%) Support Analyst
6 37 (8.43%) Desktop Support
7 30 (6.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (6.38%) Administrator
8 28 (6.38%) Server Engineer
9 27 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
10 26 (5.92%) Windows Engineer
11 21 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
11 21 (4.78%) Systems Administrator
12 20 (4.56%) IT Support
13 18 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (3.87%) Desktop Engineer
15 16 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 16 (3.64%) Infrastructure Support
16 15 (3.42%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.42%) .NET
2 14 (3.19%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (3.19%) Web Services
3 11 (2.51%) LDAP
4 9 (2.05%) HTML
5 7 (1.59%) XML
6 6 (1.37%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (1.14%) Kafka
7 5 (1.14%) Sensu
8 4 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.91%) CSS
8 4 (0.91%) LAMP
8 4 (0.91%) REST
8 4 (0.91%) WPF
8 4 (0.91%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.68%) HTML5
9 3 (0.68%) Middleware
10 2 (0.46%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.46%) OCX
10 2 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (8.20%) Data Centre
3 34 (7.74%) Clustering
4 24 (5.47%) Replication
5 22 (5.01%) Blackberry
6 17 (3.87%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.73%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.05%) Handset
8 9 (2.05%) iPhone
9 8 (1.82%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.59%) CLARiiON
10 7 (1.59%) Grid Computing
10 7 (1.59%) iPad
10 7 (1.59%) PKI
10 7 (1.59%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.14%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 439 (100.00%) Windows
2 288 (65.60%) Windows Server
3 253 (57.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 135 (30.75%) Windows 7
5 103 (23.46%) Windows 10
6 90 (20.50%) Linux
7 60 (13.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (8.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (5.92%) Windows 8
10 25 (5.69%) Windows XP
11 22 (5.01%) CentOS
12 21 (4.78%) Mac OS
13 20 (4.56%) Apple iOS
14 16 (3.64%) Mac OS X
14 16 (3.64%) Ubuntu
14 16 (3.64%) Unix
15 15 (3.42%) DC/OS
15 15 (3.42%) Solaris
16 12 (2.73%) Android
17 10 (2.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (18.45%) ITIL
2 68 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (10.25%) Migration
4 36 (8.20%) DevOps
5 34 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (7.06%) Configuration Management
7 28 (6.38%) Virtual Environments
8 23 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (4.78%) Service Management
10 20 (4.56%) Patch Management
10 20 (4.56%) SDLC
10 20 (4.56%) Server Monitoring
11 17 (3.87%) Change Management
11 17 (3.87%) Problem Management
12 15 (3.42%) Load Balancing
12 15 (3.42%) Service Delivery
13 14 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (24.83%) PowerShell
2 73 (16.63%) SQL
3 30 (6.83%) Python
3 30 (6.83%) VBScript
4 26 (5.92%) C
5 20 (4.56%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.51%) C#
7 10 (2.28%) Java
8 9 (2.05%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.59%) Java 8
9 7 (1.59%) Perl
9 7 (1.59%) VB
10 5 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.91%) AWK
11 4 (0.91%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.91%) sed
12 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.46%) PHP
13 2 (0.46%) SOQL
13 2 (0.46%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 57 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (7.97%) Security Cleared
3 33 (7.52%) MCSE
4 28 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (6.15%) Degree
6 24 (5.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (5.24%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (5.24%) SC Cleared
8 21 (4.78%) CCNA
9 17 (3.87%) MCP
10 15 (3.42%) CCNP
11 13 (2.96%) MCSA
12 10 (2.28%) MCITP
13 7 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (1.59%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.59%) Novell Certification
14 6 (1.37%) A+ Certification
15 5 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
16 4 (0.91%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.91%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.69%) SLA
2 11 (2.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.37%) QA
5 3 (0.68%) COBIT
5 3 (0.68%) FISMA
5 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.68%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.46%) GCP
7 1 (0.23%) GDPR
7 1 (0.23%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 286 (65.15%) Active Directory
2 158 (35.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (18.22%) VMware ESXi
4 58 (13.21%) XenApp
5 53 (12.07%) Hyper-V
6 41 (9.34%) vSphere
7 32 (7.29%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (7.06%) XenDesktop
9 20 (4.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (3.87%) Docker
10 17 (3.87%) VirtualBox
11 14 (3.19%) NFS
12 10 (2.28%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.37%) DFS Replication
14 6 (1.37%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (1.14%) HDFS
15 5 (1.14%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.46%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 86 (19.59%) SCCM
2 31 (7.06%) SCOM
3 29 (6.61%) Ansible
4 24 (5.47%) WSUS
5 23 (5.24%) Puppet
6 22 (5.01%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (4.10%) Terraform
8 16 (3.64%) Docker Swarm
8 16 (3.64%) Kubernetes
8 16 (3.64%) vMotion
9 15 (3.42%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (3.42%) Packer
10 14 (3.19%) vCenter Server
11 11 (2.51%) NetBackup
12 10 (2.28%) Backup Exec
12 10 (2.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (2.05%) vRealize
14 8 (1.82%) PingFederate
15 7 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
16 6 (1.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 227 (51.71%) VMware
2 199 (45.33%) Microsoft
3 108 (24.60%) Citrix
4 65 (14.81%) Cisco
4 65 (14.81%) HP
5 36 (8.20%) NetApp
6 29 (6.61%) Apple
7 26 (5.92%) McAfee
8 24 (5.47%) Ivanti
9 21 (4.78%) Dell
9 21 (4.78%) Oracle
10 20 (4.56%) Symantec
11 19 (4.33%) EMC
11 19 (4.33%) Splunk
12 18 (4.10%) ServiceNow
13 17 (3.87%) Red Hat
13 17 (3.87%) Remedy
13 17 (3.87%) Veeam
14 16 (3.64%) SolarWinds
15 15 (3.42%) Veritas