Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 272 348 269
Rank change year-on-year +76 -79 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 126 274 443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.66% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.14% 3.64% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 193 292
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £240 £159 £157
90th Percentile £531 £538 £575
England median daily rate £350 £365 £320
% change year-on-year -4.11% +14.06% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 26
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.92 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.08% +104.16% -56.00%
10th Percentile £31.07 £34.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.15 £72.76 £47.83
England median hourly rate £30.00 £18.80 £18.75
% change year-on-year +59.57% +0.27% +13.64%

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 3,044 7,534 9,558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.36% 18.19% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,048 5,295 6,776
Median daily rate £475 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.06% +3.74%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £205
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £438 £440 £438
% change year-on-year -0.57% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 209 330
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +8.43% -8.45%
10th Percentile £16.08 £12.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.42 £47.83
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - +4.48%

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 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 2020. 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 +75 24 £300 -29.41% 5
South London +38 7 £350 - 1
West London +45 5 £346 -30.75% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 79 (62.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (61.90%) VMware
5 76 (60.32%) Windows Server
5 76 (60.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 68 (53.97%) Microsoft
7 51 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 51 (40.48%) Office 365
8 49 (38.89%) Azure
9 46 (36.51%) Windows 10
10 43 (34.13%) Citrix
11 40 (31.75%) DNS
12 39 (30.95%) PowerShell
12 39 (30.95%) VMware ESXi
13 38 (30.16%) SQL Server
14 37 (29.37%) MS Exchange
15 36 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 34 (26.98%) DHCP
17 31 (24.60%) SAN
18 29 (23.02%) Finance
19 28 (22.22%) Firewall
19 28 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
19 28 (22.22%) Hyper-V
20 27 (21.43%) XenApp
20 27 (21.43%) ITIL
21 24 (19.05%) SCCM
22 23 (18.25%) SQL
22 23 (18.25%) Windows 7
23 22 (17.46%) Cisco

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 37 (29.37%) MS Exchange
2 28 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.11%) IIS
4 12 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (8.73%) Skype for Business
6 10 (7.94%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.97%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.38%) Apache
8 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.79%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.79%) CMS
10 1 (0.79%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (40.48%) Office 365
2 49 (38.89%) Azure
3 15 (11.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 15 (11.90%) OneDrive
4 8 (6.35%) AWS
4 8 (6.35%) Mimecast
5 7 (5.56%) PaaS
6 5 (3.97%) GCP
6 5 (3.97%) IaaS
7 4 (3.17%) Azure Stack
8 3 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (2.38%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.79%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 40 (31.75%) DNS
2 34 (26.98%) DHCP
3 31 (24.60%) SAN
4 28 (22.22%) Firewall
5 18 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
7 14 (11.11%) Skype
8 9 (7.14%) LAN
9 8 (6.35%) VPN
9 8 (6.35%) WAN
10 7 (5.56%) VLAN
11 5 (3.97%) SMTP
12 4 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (3.17%) IPv4
12 4 (3.17%) iSCSI
12 4 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (2.38%) Kerberos
13 3 (2.38%) Network Security
14 2 (1.59%) FTP
14 2 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (30.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.38%) MySQL
7 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.79%) EDMS
8 1 (0.79%) GIS
8 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.59%) NUnit
2 2 (1.59%) Selenium
3 1 (0.79%) GitLab
3 1 (0.79%) Hudson
3 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.79%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (23.02%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Law
3 3 (2.38%) Automotive
4 2 (1.59%) Advertising
4 2 (1.59%) Back Office
4 2 (1.59%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Legal
4 2 (1.59%) Marketing
4 2 (1.59%) Private Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.79%) Housing Association
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (26.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (11.11%) Analyst
2 14 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 11 (8.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (8.73%) Azure Engineer
3 11 (8.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 11 (8.73%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.94%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) Exchange Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) Server Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.56%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Senior Exchange Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) LDAP
2 5 (3.97%) Web Services
3 3 (2.38%) ADSI
3 3 (2.38%) XML
4 2 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.79%) .NET
5 1 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.79%) LAMP
5 1 (0.79%) REST
5 1 (0.79%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.73%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.35%) Clustering
4 7 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.76%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (3.17%) NHS
7 3 (2.38%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.38%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.38%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.38%) User Experience
8 2 (1.59%) BYOD
8 2 (1.59%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.59%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.59%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.59%) Replication
8 2 (1.59%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.79%) iPhone
9 1 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (62.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 76 (60.32%) Windows Server
3 76 (60.32%) Windows Server 2016
4 46 (36.51%) Windows 10
5 23 (18.25%) Windows 7
6 14 (11.11%) Linux
7 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.17%) Android
12 3 (2.38%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.59%) VMS
14 1 (0.79%) CentOS
14 1 (0.79%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (21.43%) ITIL
3 17 (13.49%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (12.70%) Migration
5 13 (10.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 11 (8.73%) Data Protection
7 11 (8.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (7.94%) DevOps
8 10 (7.94%) High Availability
9 9 (7.14%) Capacity Management
9 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 9 (7.14%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.35%) Availability Management
11 7 (5.56%) Patch Management
12 6 (4.76%) Antivirus Management
12 6 (4.76%) Business Continuity
12 6 (4.76%) Change Management
12 6 (4.76%) Server Building
13 5 (3.97%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.95%) PowerShell
2 23 (18.25%) SQL
3 10 (7.94%) C
4 9 (7.14%) C#
5 6 (4.76%) VBScript
6 4 (3.17%) Perl
7 3 (2.38%) Python
7 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.38%) XPath
8 2 (1.59%) PHP
8 2 (1.59%) VB
9 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.79%) Java
9 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.32%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (10.32%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.73%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (5.56%) MCSA
5 5 (3.97%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.97%) MCSE
6 4 (3.17%) Degree
7 3 (2.38%) CCA
8 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.59%) MCITP
8 2 (1.59%) NCDA
8 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.79%) CISSP
9 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.79%) RHCE
9 1 (0.79%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) Government Security Classifications
1 5 (3.97%) NCSC
2 2 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.79%) GDPR
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 51 (40.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (30.95%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 27 (21.43%) XenApp
6 18 (14.29%) vSphere
7 12 (9.52%) XenDesktop
8 8 (6.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 8 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (3.97%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 4 (3.17%) Docker
12 3 (2.38%) Terminal Server
13 2 (1.59%) NFS
13 2 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (1.59%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (19.05%) SCCM
2 20 (15.87%) SCOM
3 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 10 (7.94%) vCenter Server
5 10 (7.94%) vMotion
6 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (6.35%) WSUS
8 7 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (3.97%) XenMobile
11 4 (3.17%) AirWatch
11 4 (3.17%) Ansible
11 4 (3.17%) Backup Exec
11 4 (3.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.79%) Nessus
14 1 (0.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 78 (61.90%) VMware
2 68 (53.97%) Microsoft
3 43 (34.13%) Citrix
4 22 (17.46%) Cisco
4 22 (17.46%) HP
5 15 (11.90%) Dell
6 12 (9.52%) Symantec
7 7 (5.56%) EMC
7 7 (5.56%) McAfee
7 7 (5.56%) NetApp
7 7 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.76%) 3PAR
8 6 (4.76%) Oracle
8 6 (4.76%) Sophos
9 5 (3.97%) Lumension
9 5 (3.97%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.17%) Bloomberg
10 4 (3.17%) Meraki
10 4 (3.17%) MobileIron
10 4 (3.17%) Reuters