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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 148 95
Rank change year-on-year -95 -53  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 191 375 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.92% 1.73% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.63% 7.98% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 226 343
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 27
Median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -19.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £176.25 £26.10 £64.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.66% +15.27%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4127 4697 5036
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 19.96% 21.71% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 3350 3355
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 94 190
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -28 30 £350 -5.08% 14
New Malden - 6 - -
Twickenham +4 2 £363 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Feltham - 2 £425 -
Westminster +5 1 £345 -23.33%
Bromley +4 1 - -
Chiswick 0 1 - -
Stockley Park - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £313 -
Brentford - 1 £365 - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 400 (100.00%) Windows
2 276 (69.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 271 (67.75%) Windows Server
4 260 (65.00%) Active Directory
5 180 (45.00%) VMware
6 169 (42.25%) Microsoft
7 128 (32.00%) PowerShell
8 103 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 103 (25.75%) Windows 7
9 99 (24.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 96 (24.00%) Citrix
11 83 (20.75%) DNS
12 82 (20.50%) Migration
13 81 (20.25%) SAN
14 79 (19.75%) Linux
15 78 (19.50%) MS Exchange
15 78 (19.50%) Microsoft Azure
15 78 (19.50%) Office 365
16 77 (19.25%) Cisco
17 75 (18.75%) SQL Server
17 75 (18.75%) Firewall
18 73 (18.25%) SQL
19 72 (18.00%) SCCM
20 66 (16.50%) XenApp
21 65 (16.25%) Finance
22 61 (15.25%) LAN
23 60 (15.00%) ITIL
23 60 (15.00%) WAN
23 60 (15.00%) Hyper-V
24 57 (14.25%) DHCP

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 78 (19.50%) MS Exchange
2 51 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 49 (12.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (8.75%) SharePoint
5 33 (8.25%) IIS
6 32 (8.00%) Skype for Business
7 20 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.50%) Apache
10 6 (1.50%) JBoss
10 6 (1.50%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.25%) CMS
12 4 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.75%) Confluence
13 3 (0.75%) Drupal
13 3 (0.75%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (9.25%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.50%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 78 (19.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 78 (19.50%) Office 365
2 35 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (8.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (2.50%) IaaS
5 8 (2.00%) Mimecast
6 6 (1.50%) SaaS
7 5 (1.25%) PaaS
8 4 (1.00%) GitHub
9 3 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.50%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (20.75%) DNS
2 81 (20.25%) SAN
3 75 (18.75%) Firewall
4 61 (15.25%) LAN
5 60 (15.00%) WAN
6 57 (14.25%) DHCP
7 41 (10.25%) TCP/IP
8 30 (7.50%) VPN
9 27 (6.75%) NAS
10 19 (4.75%) NetScaler
10 19 (4.75%) VoIP
11 18 (4.50%) VLAN
12 15 (3.75%) Internet
13 14 (3.50%) Network Security
14 13 (3.25%) Wireless
15 12 (3.00%) iSCSI
15 12 (3.00%) MPLS
15 12 (3.00%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (3.00%) Skype
15 12 (3.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.25%) MySQL
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.75%) MS Access
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.50%) GIS
9 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.50%) Redis
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.25%) DTS
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.50%) TeamCity
2 11 (2.75%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.75%) MSI
5 6 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (1.25%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.00%) Metasploit
7 4 (1.00%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.75%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.75%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.75%) JIRA
8 3 (0.75%) NUnit
8 3 (0.75%) Subversion
8 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
General
1 65 (16.25%) Finance
2 43 (10.75%) Banking
3 15 (3.75%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.25%) Law
5 11 (2.75%) Legal
6 10 (2.50%) Retail
7 8 (2.00%) Games
8 6 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.00%) Back Office
10 4 (1.00%) Military
10 4 (1.00%) Publishing
11 3 (0.75%) Advertising
12 2 (0.50%) Billing
12 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.50%) Electronics
12 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.50%) Front Office
12 2 (0.50%) Marketing
13 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (15.50%) Windows Engineer
2 50 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (12.25%) Support Engineer
4 47 (11.75%) Analyst
5 45 (11.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 28 (7.00%) Active Directory Engineer
7 27 (6.75%) Consultant
8 26 (6.50%) 3rd Line Support
9 25 (6.25%) Server Engineer
10 24 (6.00%) PowerShell Engineer
11 21 (5.25%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (4.50%) Administrator
12 18 (4.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 17 (4.25%) Architect
13 17 (4.25%) IT Engineer
13 17 (4.25%) Support Analyst
13 17 (4.25%) VMware Engineer
14 16 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (4.00%) Desktop Support
14 16 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.00%) .NET
2 10 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.25%) HTML
3 9 (2.25%) Web Services
4 7 (1.75%) JSON
5 6 (1.50%) WF
6 5 (1.25%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.25%) CSS
7 4 (1.00%) SAML
7 4 (1.00%) WCF
7 4 (1.00%) XML
8 3 (0.75%) Middleware
8 3 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.75%) XHTML
8 3 (0.75%) XMPP
8 3 (0.75%) XSLT
8 3 (0.75%) YAML
9 2 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.50%) Java SE
10 1 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.75%) Clustering
2 32 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 31 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.75%) Replication
6 7 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.50%) PKI
8 4 (1.00%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.00%) PMI
9 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.75%) iPad
9 3 (0.75%) iPhone
9 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) Fintech
10 2 (0.50%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 400 (100.00%) Windows
2 276 (69.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 271 (67.75%) Windows Server
4 103 (25.75%) Windows 7
5 99 (24.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 79 (19.75%) Linux
7 57 (14.25%) Windows 10
8 35 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (5.75%) Windows 8
10 20 (5.00%) Unix
11 12 (3.00%) SUSE
12 10 (2.50%) Windows XP
13 9 (2.25%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.25%) Solaris
13 9 (2.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (2.00%) AIX
14 8 (2.00%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.75%) CentOS
16 5 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (1.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.50%) Migration
2 60 (15.00%) ITIL
3 38 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (7.25%) DevOps
5 26 (6.50%) Configuration Management
6 25 (6.25%) Project Management
7 24 (6.00%) Change Management
8 22 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (5.00%) High Availability
10 16 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (3.75%) Problem Management
11 15 (3.75%) Server Building
12 14 (3.50%) ITIL V3
12 14 (3.50%) PRINCE2
13 13 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
14 12 (3.00%) Network Design
14 12 (3.00%) SDLC
14 12 (3.00%) Service Delivery
14 12 (3.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 128 (32.00%) PowerShell
2 73 (18.25%) SQL
3 26 (6.50%) VBScript
4 14 (3.50%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.25%) Java
5 13 (3.25%) Python
6 12 (3.00%) Perl
7 11 (2.75%) C#
7 11 (2.75%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.25%) C
9 8 (2.00%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.75%) VB
10 3 (0.75%) VBA
10 3 (0.75%) XPath
11 2 (0.50%) C++
11 2 (0.50%) PHP
11 2 (0.50%) Ruby
11 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.25%) Korn
Qualifications
1 54 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (8.75%) MCSE
3 34 (8.50%) Security Cleared
4 27 (6.75%) Degree
5 26 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (6.00%) MCITP
7 22 (5.50%) CCNA
8 18 (4.50%) CCNP
9 17 (4.25%) DV Cleared
10 16 (4.00%) MCSA
11 13 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (2.75%) MCP
13 10 (2.50%) SC Cleared
13 10 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.75%) CCDA
14 7 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.75%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.75%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.75%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.75%) SLA
2 10 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.00%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.75%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) MiFID
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 260 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 103 (25.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (16.50%) XenApp
4 60 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 42 (10.50%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (9.00%) vSphere
6 36 (9.00%) XenDesktop
7 27 (6.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (4.25%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (3.00%) XenServer
11 6 (1.50%) DFS Replication
11 6 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (1.25%) KVM
13 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.00%) SRDF
13 4 (1.00%) vCloud
14 3 (0.75%) Docker
14 3 (0.75%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 72 (18.00%) SCCM
2 29 (7.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 23 (5.75%) SCOM
4 16 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 14 (3.50%) Puppet
6 12 (3.00%) Ansible
6 12 (3.00%) NetBackup
7 10 (2.50%) vCenter Server
8 9 (2.25%) BladeLogic
8 9 (2.25%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (2.25%) Nagios
9 8 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (2.00%) SCVMM
9 8 (2.00%) WSUS
10 7 (1.75%) AirWatch
10 7 (1.75%) Backup Exec
10 7 (1.75%) PowerCLI
10 7 (1.75%) SCOrch
11 6 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (1.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 180 (45.00%) VMware
2 169 (42.25%) Microsoft
3 96 (24.00%) Citrix
4 77 (19.25%) Cisco
5 57 (14.25%) HP
6 48 (12.00%) Red Hat
7 40 (10.00%) NetApp
8 31 (7.75%) Symantec
9 28 (7.00%) Dell
10 17 (4.25%) Oracle
11 16 (4.00%) EMC
12 15 (3.75%) Apple
13 13 (3.25%) Juniper
13 13 (3.25%) Sophos
14 12 (3.00%) Altiris
14 12 (3.00%) Avaya
14 12 (3.00%) Fortinet
15 11 (2.75%) BMC
16 10 (2.50%) AppSense
17 9 (2.25%) Veritas
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