Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 283 330 300
Rank change year-on-year +47 -30 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 75 261 385
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.68% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.32% 3.77% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 181 274
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £248 £159 £157
90th Percentile £525 £550 £529
England median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +111.11% -52.96%
10th Percentile £31.25 £34.00 £19.10
90th Percentile £46.25 £51.20 £47.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £19.64 £19.00
% change year-on-year +78.21% +3.37% -1.71%

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 2,260 6,921 9,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.89% 17.98% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 4,869 6,435
Median daily rate £488 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £256 £170 £200
90th Percentile £657 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 195 296
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.83 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.03% +11.39% -6.50%
10th Percentile £17.13 £12.60 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.79 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +83 13 £500 +20.48% 4
West London +56 6 £500 +77.78% 3
South London +42 5 £350 -5.41%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (78.67%) Active Directory
3 53 (70.67%) Windows Server
4 52 (69.33%) VMware
4 52 (69.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (65.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 41 (54.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 40 (53.33%) Microsoft
8 28 (37.33%) Windows 10
9 26 (34.67%) Azure
10 25 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 24 (32.00%) Office 365
11 24 (32.00%) DNS
12 23 (30.67%) ITIL
13 21 (28.00%) DHCP
14 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
14 20 (26.67%) Citrix
14 20 (26.67%) SAN
14 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2019
15 18 (24.00%) TCP/IP
15 18 (24.00%) MS Exchange
15 18 (24.00%) Finance
15 18 (24.00%) PowerShell
16 17 (22.67%) High Availability
16 17 (22.67%) Firewall
16 17 (22.67%) HP
17 16 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
17 16 (21.33%) Hyper-V
18 15 (20.00%) Windows 7

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 18 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (14.67%) IIS
4 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.67%) ArcGIS
6 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.33%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.33%) Apache
8 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (34.67%) Azure
2 24 (32.00%) Office 365
3 12 (16.00%) AWS
4 10 (13.33%) GCP
5 9 (12.00%) PaaS
6 8 (10.67%) IaaS
7 7 (9.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (9.33%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (9.33%) OneDrive
7 7 (9.33%) SaaS
8 6 (8.00%) GitHub
9 4 (5.33%) Mimecast
10 1 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (1.33%) Azure Stack
10 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
10 1 (1.33%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.00%) DNS
2 21 (28.00%) DHCP
3 20 (26.67%) SAN
4 18 (24.00%) TCP/IP
5 17 (22.67%) Firewall
6 10 (13.33%) Kerberos
7 7 (9.33%) Skype
8 5 (6.67%) iSCSI
8 5 (6.67%) LAN
8 5 (6.67%) NetScaler
8 5 (6.67%) VPN
9 4 (5.33%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (5.33%) Network Security
9 4 (5.33%) VLAN
9 4 (5.33%) WAN
10 3 (4.00%) IPv4
10 3 (4.00%) SMTP
10 3 (4.00%) VoIP
11 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
11 1 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) GIS
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Subversion
General
1 18 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Retail
3 4 (5.33%) Automotive
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.67%) Publishing
6 1 (1.33%) Housing Association
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Exchange Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.00%) Technical Support Officer
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.33%) Clustering
3 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.67%) HP StoreVirtual
4 5 (6.67%) Replication
5 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.00%) NHS
6 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.67%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.67%) User Experience
8 1 (1.33%) BYOD
8 1 (1.33%) CCTV
8 1 (1.33%) CMDB
8 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.33%) PKI
8 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (70.67%) Windows Server
3 52 (69.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (65.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 28 (37.33%) Windows 10
6 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2019
7 15 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (9.33%) Linux
9 6 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.33%) Android
10 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
11 3 (4.00%) Solaris
11 3 (4.00%) Unix
12 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (30.67%) ITIL
3 17 (22.67%) High Availability
4 13 (17.33%) Migration
5 12 (16.00%) DevOps
6 11 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (12.00%) Incident Management
8 9 (12.00%) Mentoring
9 8 (10.67%) Data Protection
10 7 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 6 (8.00%) Availability Management
11 6 (8.00%) Capacity Management
11 6 (8.00%) Patch Management
12 5 (6.67%) Change Management
12 5 (6.67%) Data Migration
12 5 (6.67%) Test Scripting
13 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.00%) C
3 6 (8.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.00%) VB
4 2 (2.67%) C#
4 2 (2.67%) Perl
4 2 (2.67%) VBScript
5 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.33%) Ruby
5 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (12.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.67%) MCSA
7 4 (5.33%) MCSE
8 2 (2.67%) CCNA
8 2 (2.67%) Degree
8 2 (2.67%) MCITP
8 2 (2.67%) NCDA
8 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.33%) CISSP
9 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.33%) RHCE
9 1 (1.33%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) Government Security Classifications
1 5 (6.67%) NCSC
2 3 (4.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 59 (78.67%) Active Directory
2 41 (54.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (21.33%) Hyper-V
5 11 (14.67%) XenApp
6 10 (13.33%) vSphere
7 7 (9.33%) Docker
8 6 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (5.33%) NFS
10 3 (4.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (4.00%) VMware NSX
11 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
12 1 (1.33%) BitLocker
12 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (17.33%) SCCM
3 11 (14.67%) Ansible
4 10 (13.33%) SCOM
5 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 8 (10.67%) vMotion
6 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (9.33%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (9.33%) Puppet
7 6 (8.00%) Kubernetes
7 6 (8.00%) Terraform
8 5 (6.67%) WSUS
9 3 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (4.00%) vCenter Server
9 3 (4.00%) vRealize
10 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
10 2 (2.67%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
10 2 (2.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 52 (69.33%) VMware
2 40 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (26.67%) Citrix
4 17 (22.67%) HP
5 12 (16.00%) Oracle
6 10 (13.33%) Cisco
7 9 (12.00%) Sophos
8 8 (10.67%) Lumension
9 7 (9.33%) SolarWinds
10 6 (8.00%) Dell
10 6 (8.00%) NetApp
10 6 (8.00%) SaltStack
11 5 (6.67%) 3PAR
11 5 (6.67%) ESRI
11 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
12 3 (4.00%) Hitachi
12 3 (4.00%) Symantec
13 2 (2.67%) EMC
13 2 (2.67%) Juniper
13 2 (2.67%) McAfee