Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 300 183
Rank change year-on-year +2 -117 -74
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 383 379 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 0.84% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.09% 4.07% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 240 425
London median daily rate £350 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -8.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £158 £179 £200
90th Percentile £529 £500 £500
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 32
London median hourly rate £21.50 £46.42 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.68% +121.02% +16.67%
10th Percentile £18.50 £12.75 £12.36
90th Percentile £28.75 £52.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.36% -6.38% +20.00%

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 9,371 9,303 9,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.31% 20.67% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,614 6,563 6,567
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £190 £210 £250
90th Percentile £650 £631 £600
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 260 209
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +2.77%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £44.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -7 92 £416 +9.18% 43
West London +22 50 £212 -34.77% 13
East London -25 5 £469 +33.93% 12
South London -51 2 - - 6
North London -3 1 £140 -68.00% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 383 (100.00%) Windows
2 271 (70.76%) Windows Server
3 245 (63.97%) Active Directory
4 232 (60.57%) VMware
5 223 (58.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 206 (53.79%) Microsoft
7 162 (42.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 128 (33.42%) Office 365
9 124 (32.38%) MS Exchange
10 109 (28.46%) Windows 7
11 98 (25.59%) Windows 10
12 97 (25.33%) SCCM
13 95 (24.80%) Citrix
14 91 (23.76%) Finance
14 91 (23.76%) Exchange Server 2010
15 89 (23.24%) PowerShell
16 85 (22.19%) DNS
17 82 (21.41%) ITIL
18 80 (20.89%) Microsoft Office
19 76 (19.84%) Hyper-V
20 75 (19.58%) DHCP
21 74 (19.32%) VMware ESXi
22 73 (19.06%) SQL
23 72 (18.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 71 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
25 70 (18.28%) SQL Server
26 68 (17.75%) Cisco
27 67 (17.49%) Linux
28 62 (16.19%) Microsoft Certification
29 61 (15.93%) HP

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
1 124 (32.38%) MS Exchange
2 91 (23.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (8.09%) Skype for Business
5 30 (7.83%) SharePoint
6 20 (5.22%) IIS
7 13 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.35%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.09%) Apache
10 6 (1.57%) Drupal
11 5 (1.31%) CMS
11 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.78%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.52%) JBoss
14 2 (0.52%) nginx
14 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 80 (20.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.52%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.52%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.52%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.26%) Maximo
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 128 (33.42%) Office 365
2 71 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.92%) Mimecast
5 11 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (2.09%) Datadog
6 8 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.57%) Yammer
9 5 (1.31%) G Suite
10 4 (1.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (1.04%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.78%) GitHub
11 3 (0.78%) SaaS
12 2 (0.52%) IaaS
13 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 85 (22.19%) DNS
2 75 (19.58%) DHCP
3 57 (14.88%) Firewall
3 57 (14.88%) LAN
4 50 (13.05%) WAN
5 43 (11.23%) SAN
5 43 (11.23%) VPN
6 33 (8.62%) Skype
7 31 (8.09%) VoIP
8 30 (7.83%) TCP/IP
9 14 (3.66%) FCoE
9 14 (3.66%) VLAN
10 13 (3.39%) MPLS
10 13 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (2.87%) SMTP
11 11 (2.87%) Wireless
12 10 (2.61%) Internet
12 10 (2.61%) iSCSI
12 10 (2.61%) Unified Communications
12 10 (2.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.09%) MySQL
5 8 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.04%) Roambi
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.26%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 16 (4.18%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (2.61%) Travis CI
4 9 (2.35%) Vagrant
5 7 (1.83%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.31%) AdminStudio
6 5 (1.31%) MSI
6 5 (1.31%) Subversion
7 2 (0.52%) JIRA
7 2 (0.52%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.26%) GitLab
8 1 (0.26%) Gradle
8 1 (0.26%) Maven
8 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.26%) Selenium
8 1 (0.26%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 91 (23.76%) Finance
2 34 (8.88%) Banking
3 23 (6.01%) Law
4 14 (3.66%) Retail
5 8 (2.09%) Legal
6 6 (1.57%) Back Office
6 6 (1.57%) Marketing
7 5 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.04%) Advertising
8 4 (1.04%) International Banking
8 4 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Games
9 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 74 (19.32%) Analyst
2 61 (15.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (12.27%) 2nd Line Support
4 41 (10.70%) Support Analyst
5 40 (10.44%) Server Engineer
5 40 (10.44%) Support Engineer
6 38 (9.92%) Windows Engineer
7 34 (8.88%) Desktop Support
8 25 (6.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 25 (6.53%) IT Support
9 23 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 18 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
12 17 (4.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (4.44%) IT Engineer
12 17 (4.44%) Windows Server Engineer
13 16 (4.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 16 (4.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 16 (4.18%) Service Analyst
13 16 (4.18%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.35%) Web Services
2 8 (2.09%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (1.83%) LAMP
3 7 (1.83%) LDAP
4 4 (1.04%) .NET
5 3 (0.78%) JSP
5 3 (0.78%) OCX
5 3 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (0.78%) XMPP
6 2 (0.52%) ADSI
6 2 (0.52%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.52%) CSS
6 2 (0.52%) HTML
6 2 (0.52%) Middleware
6 2 (0.52%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.52%) WAP
6 2 (0.52%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.26%) Gearman
7 1 (0.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.01%) Clustering
2 42 (10.97%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.70%) Replication
5 13 (3.39%) CLARiiON
5 13 (3.39%) Handset
5 13 (3.39%) iPhone
6 10 (2.61%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.61%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.35%) iPad
8 8 (2.09%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.09%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.31%) RSA SecurID
11 4 (1.04%) CESG
11 4 (1.04%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 383 (100.00%) Windows
2 271 (70.76%) Windows Server
3 223 (58.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 109 (28.46%) Windows 7
5 98 (25.59%) Windows 10
6 67 (17.49%) Linux
7 54 (14.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (5.22%) Mac OS
8 20 (5.22%) Windows 8
9 19 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (4.70%) Apple iOS
11 16 (4.18%) CentOS
11 16 (4.18%) Ubuntu
12 13 (3.39%) Mac OS X
13 12 (3.13%) Unix
14 11 (2.87%) Android
14 11 (2.87%) Solaris
15 10 (2.61%) Windows XP
16 7 (1.83%) DC/OS
17 4 (1.04%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (21.41%) ITIL
2 72 (18.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 51 (13.32%) Migration
4 33 (8.62%) Virtual Environments
5 26 (6.79%) Patch Management
6 24 (6.27%) Configuration Management
6 24 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (6.01%) Server Management
8 19 (4.96%) Network Load Balancing
9 17 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (4.18%) DevOps
10 16 (4.18%) Storage Management
11 15 (3.92%) Information Security
11 15 (3.92%) Server Patching
11 15 (3.92%) Service Management
12 14 (3.66%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (3.13%) Problem Management
13 12 (3.13%) Server Monitoring
13 12 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (23.24%) PowerShell
2 73 (19.06%) SQL
3 24 (6.27%) C
4 16 (4.18%) VBScript
5 10 (2.61%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.35%) Python
7 8 (2.09%) Perl
8 6 (1.57%) VB
9 5 (1.31%) Java
9 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.52%) C#
13 1 (0.26%) AWK
13 1 (0.26%) C++
13 1 (0.26%) PHP
13 1 (0.26%) sed
13 1 (0.26%) VB6
13 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (16.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (9.14%) MCSE
3 20 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
4 19 (4.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (4.70%) CCNA
5 18 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (4.70%) Security Cleared
6 17 (4.44%) MCP
7 16 (4.18%) Degree
8 14 (3.66%) MCSA
9 13 (3.39%) Novell Certification
10 11 (2.87%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.57%) DBS Check
11 6 (1.57%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.57%) MCITP
12 3 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.78%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.96%) SLA
2 8 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.09%) QA
3 5 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.04%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) GDPR
6 1 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 245 (63.97%) Active Directory
2 162 (42.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (19.84%) Hyper-V
4 74 (19.32%) VMware ESXi
5 50 (13.05%) XenApp
6 47 (12.27%) vSphere
7 37 (9.66%) XenDesktop
8 26 (6.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (3.13%) Docker
10 12 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (2.87%) VirtualBox
12 10 (2.61%) Terminal Services
13 8 (2.09%) NFS
14 7 (1.83%) DFS Replication
14 7 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (1.04%) Xen
16 2 (0.52%) Firmware
16 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 97 (25.33%) SCCM
2 40 (10.44%) SCOM
3 29 (7.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (4.44%) Puppet
5 16 (4.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 15 (3.92%) Ansible
6 15 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (3.92%) vCenter Server
7 14 (3.66%) WSUS
8 13 (3.39%) NetBackup
9 11 (2.87%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (2.61%) Terraform
11 8 (2.09%) Kubernetes
11 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (2.09%) Packer
12 7 (1.83%) Control-M
12 7 (1.83%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (1.83%) PingFederate
12 7 (1.83%) vMotion
13 6 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 232 (60.57%) VMware
2 206 (53.79%) Microsoft
3 95 (24.80%) Citrix
4 68 (17.75%) Cisco
5 61 (15.93%) HP
6 40 (10.44%) Apple
7 32 (8.36%) EMC
8 28 (7.31%) McAfee
8 28 (7.31%) Symantec
9 25 (6.53%) NetApp
10 21 (5.48%) Ivanti
10 21 (5.48%) Veeam
11 20 (5.22%) Veritas
12 19 (4.96%) Splunk
12 19 (4.96%) Trend Micro
13 17 (4.44%) Avaya
14 16 (4.18%) Dell
14 16 (4.18%) Oracle
15 15 (3.92%) Sophos
16 14 (3.66%) IBM