Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 432 270 341
Rank change year-on-year -162 +71 -46
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 84 117 274
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.72% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.01% 4.15% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 98 200
10th Percentile £315 £254 £160
25th Percentile £350 £296 £238
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £495 £470 £499
90th Percentile £568 £506 £575
England median daily rate £400 £395 £352
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.38% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £37.20 £46.25
Median % change year-on-year +34.42% -19.57% +115.12%
England median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £18.80
% change year-on-year -28.89% +19.68% +7.43%

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 4,185 2,821 7,321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.05% 17.38% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,946 2,025 5,232
10th Percentile £299 £220 £175
25th Percentile £413 £368 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £588
90th Percentile £700 £662 £656
England median daily rate £470 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 184
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.44 £13.08
25th Percentile £16.27 £18.93 £16.08
Median hourly rate £27.18 £26.84 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.26% +27.80% +10.03%
75th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £30.00
90th Percentile £65.75 £53.75 £50.73
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% -

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 24 July 2021.

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
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 24 July 2021. 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 -39 9 £475 +13.77% 4
West London +6 6 £550 +107.55% 4
South London +18 3 - - 3
East London - 1 £225 - 4
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 84 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (69.05%) Active Directory
3 54 (64.29%) VMware
4 51 (60.71%) PowerShell
5 47 (55.95%) Microsoft
6 46 (54.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (51.19%) Windows Server
8 40 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (38.10%) DNS
10 31 (36.90%) Windows Server 2016
11 30 (35.71%) Azure
12 28 (33.33%) DHCP
13 26 (30.95%) Migration
14 21 (25.00%) Social Skills
14 21 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
15 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2019
15 20 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
16 17 (20.24%) Finance
17 16 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
18 15 (17.86%) Clustering
18 15 (17.86%) SQL
18 15 (17.86%) Ansible
19 14 (16.67%) Windows 10
19 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
19 14 (16.67%) TCP/IP
19 14 (16.67%) Cisco
19 14 (16.67%) HP
19 14 (16.67%) SAN
19 14 (16.67%) High Availability

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 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.95%) ArcGIS
6 3 (3.57%) Confluence
6 3 (3.57%) IIS
7 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.95%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (35.71%) Azure
2 21 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (11.90%) AWS
4 9 (10.71%) IaaS
5 8 (9.52%) GCP
6 5 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (5.95%) SaaS
7 4 (4.76%) GitHub
7 4 (4.76%) Mimecast
7 4 (4.76%) PaaS
8 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.38%) ShareGate
10 1 (1.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (1.19%) Azure Stack
10 1 (1.19%) Cohesity
10 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (38.10%) DNS
2 28 (33.33%) DHCP
3 14 (16.67%) SAN
3 14 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 11 (13.10%) Firewall
4 11 (13.10%) Kerberos
5 8 (9.52%) LAN
6 7 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (5.95%) FTP
7 5 (5.95%) iSCSI
7 5 (5.95%) WAN
8 4 (4.76%) VPN
9 3 (3.57%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.57%) HTTP
9 3 (3.57%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.57%) Skype
9 3 (3.57%) VLAN
9 3 (3.57%) VSAN
10 2 (2.38%) Network Security
10 2 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.95%) GIS
4 3 (3.57%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.19%) MS Access
6 1 (1.19%) MySQL
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.57%) JIRA
1 3 (3.57%) Subversion
1 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.19%) Hudson
2 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) JUnit
2 1 (1.19%) PyUnit
2 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 17 (20.24%) Finance
3 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Legal
5 3 (3.57%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.38%) International Banking
6 2 (2.38%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (10.71%) Analyst
3 6 (7.14%) Administrator
3 6 (7.14%) Cloud Specialist
3 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Network Specialist
4 5 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (4.76%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Architect
5 4 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 3 (3.57%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (3.57%) DBA
6 3 (3.57%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) SQL DBA
6 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) LDAP
1 3 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.19%) JSON
2 1 (1.19%) ServiceStack
2 1 (1.19%) Web Services
2 1 (1.19%) WSH
2 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Clustering
2 9 (10.71%) Public Cloud
3 8 (9.52%) Private Cloud
4 6 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.14%) Replication
5 3 (3.57%) Fibre Optics
5 3 (3.57%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.57%) PKI
6 2 (2.38%) PMI
7 1 (1.19%) CMDB
7 1 (1.19%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.19%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.19%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (54.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 43 (51.19%) Windows Server
4 31 (36.90%) Windows Server 2016
5 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2019
6 14 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
8 12 (14.29%) Linux
9 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.57%) SUSE
11 3 (3.57%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.38%) Android
12 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.38%) VMS
12 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.19%) CentOS
13 1 (1.19%) Solaris
13 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) Migration
2 20 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (16.67%) High Availability
4 12 (14.29%) ITIL
5 11 (13.10%) DevOps
6 10 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.14%) Network Architecture
7 6 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (7.14%) Server Management
7 6 (7.14%) Storage Management
8 5 (5.95%) Image Processing
8 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.95%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (5.95%) Service Design
8 5 (5.95%) Systems Engineering
8 5 (5.95%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.95%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 4 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 51 (60.71%) PowerShell
2 15 (17.86%) SQL
3 10 (11.90%) C
4 6 (7.14%) Python
4 6 (7.14%) VBA
5 5 (5.95%) C#
5 5 (5.95%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.95%) VB
6 2 (2.38%) Java
7 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.19%) PHP
7 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (9.52%) Degree
5 7 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 6 (7.14%) MCSE
6 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.76%) CCNA
8 3 (3.57%) CCDA
8 3 (3.57%) CCNP
8 3 (3.57%) DBS Check
8 3 (3.57%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.57%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.57%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.38%) MCITP
9 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.38%) PMP
10 1 (1.19%) MCSA
10 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) GDPR
2 4 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.38%) QA
4 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (69.05%) Active Directory
2 40 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 11 (13.10%) vSphere
6 7 (8.33%) VMware NSX
7 6 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (4.76%) XenApp
9 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.38%) NFS
11 1 (1.19%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.19%) Docker
11 1 (1.19%) Firmware
11 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.19%) vCloud
11 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (17.86%) Ansible
2 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (7.14%) Tivoli
4 5 (5.95%) SCCM
5 4 (4.76%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (3.57%) DatAdvantage
6 3 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (3.57%) QRadar
6 3 (3.57%) Terraform
6 3 (3.57%) vCenter Server
6 3 (3.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 3 (3.57%) WSUS
7 2 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.38%) Netcool
7 2 (2.38%) Puppet
7 2 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (64.29%) VMware
2 47 (55.95%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.67%) Cisco
3 14 (16.67%) HP
4 12 (14.29%) EMC
5 9 (10.71%) Citrix
5 9 (10.71%) SolarWinds
6 8 (9.52%) IBM
7 7 (8.33%) McAfee
7 7 (8.33%) Oracle
8 6 (7.14%) Dell
8 6 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.95%) BMC
9 5 (5.95%) ESRI
9 5 (5.95%) Lumension
9 5 (5.95%) Sophos
10 4 (4.76%) CA
11 3 (3.57%) Hitachi
11 3 (3.57%) Juniper
11 3 (3.57%) NetApp