Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 309 300 302
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -117
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 262 387 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.84% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.13% 4.14% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 282 246
London median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £143 £163 £175
90th Percentile £530 £537 £500
England median daily rate £363 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -0.68% +12.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 34
London median hourly rate £47.50 £23.25 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.30% -51.39% +117.41%
10th Percentile £27.78 £19.10 £12.90
90th Percentile £51.20 £121.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £19.33
% change year-on-year +32.50% +3.47% -7.95%

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 6,341 9,352 9,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.73% 20.20% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,417 6,544 6,960
London median daily rate £463 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.64% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £163 £190 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 282 283
London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.10
90th Percentile £54.05 £45.63 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 0 64 £368 -9.14% 29
South London +48 12 £425 - 8
West London -13 8 £240 +7.14% 17
North London +8 2 £315 +93.55% 2
East London +21 1 - - 7
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 262 (100.00%) Windows
2 172 (65.65%) Windows Server
3 152 (58.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 137 (52.29%) Active Directory
5 111 (42.37%) Microsoft
6 106 (40.46%) VMware
7 86 (32.82%) Office 365
8 80 (30.53%) Windows 10
9 74 (28.24%) SQL
10 65 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 64 (24.43%) Windows 7
12 62 (23.66%) MS Exchange
12 62 (23.66%) DNS
13 60 (22.90%) Citrix
14 58 (22.14%) DHCP
15 56 (21.37%) PowerShell
16 54 (20.61%) Azure
16 54 (20.61%) SAN
17 52 (19.85%) SQL Server
17 52 (19.85%) Firewall
18 51 (19.47%) ITIL
19 48 (18.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 45 (17.18%) Cisco
21 44 (16.79%) SCCM
22 43 (16.41%) Migration
23 42 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
24 41 (15.65%) Linux
24 41 (15.65%) Finance
25 38 (14.50%) LAN
26 37 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003

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 62 (23.66%) MS Exchange
2 37 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (8.40%) IIS
4 20 (7.63%) Skype for Business
5 17 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.82%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.91%) Apache
9 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.76%) Confluence
11 2 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.76%) JBoss
11 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.38%) CMS
12 1 (0.38%) Documentum
12 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (16.03%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Houdini
4 1 (0.38%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.91%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 86 (32.82%) Office 365
2 54 (20.61%) Azure
3 21 (8.02%) AWS
4 10 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.29%) IaaS
5 6 (2.29%) SaaS
6 5 (1.91%) G Suite
6 5 (1.91%) PaaS
7 4 (1.53%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.76%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.38%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 62 (23.66%) DNS
2 58 (22.14%) DHCP
3 54 (20.61%) SAN
4 52 (19.85%) Firewall
5 38 (14.50%) LAN
6 35 (13.36%) TCP/IP
7 28 (10.69%) WAN
8 25 (9.54%) VoIP
9 21 (8.02%) VPN
10 16 (6.11%) Skype
11 13 (4.96%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (4.20%) Wireless
13 9 (3.44%) NAS
13 9 (3.44%) NetScaler
13 9 (3.44%) Network Security
14 7 (2.67%) Ethernet
14 7 (2.67%) HTTP
14 7 (2.67%) Wireshark
15 6 (2.29%) IPv4
15 6 (2.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.15%) MySQL
6 2 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.91%) JIRA
3 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.15%) Hudson
4 3 (1.15%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.76%) GitLab
5 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.38%) Bazaar
6 1 (0.38%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.38%) MSI
6 1 (0.38%) Selenium
6 1 (0.38%) Subversion
6 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (15.65%) Finance
2 17 (6.49%) Banking
3 8 (3.05%) Retail
4 6 (2.29%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.91%) Law
6 4 (1.53%) Publishing
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
7 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (19.08%) Support Engineer
2 43 (16.41%) Analyst
2 43 (16.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (9.16%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (8.78%) IT Support
5 22 (8.40%) Windows Engineer
6 19 (7.25%) IT Engineer
7 16 (6.11%) IT Support Engineer
7 16 (6.11%) Server Engineer
8 15 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (5.73%) Desktop Support
9 14 (5.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 14 (5.34%) Support Analyst
10 13 (4.96%) Desktop Engineer
10 13 (4.96%) Service Analyst
11 12 (4.58%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (3.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (3.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.05%) Web Services
2 5 (1.91%) LDAP
2 5 (1.91%) RESTful
3 4 (1.53%) ADSI
3 4 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.53%) HTML
4 3 (1.15%) .NET
4 3 (1.15%) CSS
4 3 (1.15%) Spring
4 3 (1.15%) Swagger
4 3 (1.15%) XML
5 2 (0.76%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.76%) Ajax
5 2 (0.76%) COM
5 2 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.76%) HTML5
5 2 (0.76%) Java RMI
5 2 (0.76%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.38%) WSH
6 1 (0.38%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.92%) Management Information System
2 19 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.87%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.58%) iPhone
5 9 (3.44%) Clustering
6 8 (3.05%) Blackberry
6 8 (3.05%) Handset
7 7 (2.67%) Fibre Optics
7 7 (2.67%) PKI
7 7 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.29%) HP StoreVirtual
9 4 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.53%) Replication
9 4 (1.53%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.76%) BYOD
11 2 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 262 (100.00%) Windows
2 172 (65.65%) Windows Server
3 152 (58.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (30.53%) Windows 10
5 64 (24.43%) Windows 7
6 41 (15.65%) Linux
7 37 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (8.02%) Android
9 12 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.67%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.67%) CentOS
10 7 (2.67%) SUSE
10 7 (2.67%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.29%) Unix
12 5 (1.91%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.91%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.53%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.53%) Solaris
13 4 (1.53%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.47%) ITIL
2 48 (18.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 43 (16.41%) Migration
4 33 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (7.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (6.49%) High Availability
6 17 (6.49%) Service Management
7 14 (5.34%) Change Management
8 13 (4.96%) Infrastructure as Code
8 13 (4.96%) Network Management
8 13 (4.96%) Project Management
8 13 (4.96%) Time Management
9 12 (4.58%) Asset Management
9 12 (4.58%) CRM
9 12 (4.58%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.20%) DevOps
10 11 (4.20%) Information Security
10 11 (4.20%) Network Design
10 11 (4.20%) Patch Management
11 10 (3.82%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 74 (28.24%) SQL
2 56 (21.37%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.82%) Python
4 7 (2.67%) C#
5 5 (1.91%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.91%) C
5 5 (1.91%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.91%) PHP
5 5 (1.91%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.53%) Ruby
6 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.53%) XPath
7 3 (1.15%) Java
8 2 (0.76%) Go
8 2 (0.76%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.38%) Perl
9 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.38%) VB
9 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (9.16%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.87%) MCSE
3 18 (6.87%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (5.73%) CCNA
6 13 (4.96%) Degree
7 11 (4.20%) CCNP
7 11 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (3.82%) MCSA
9 7 (2.67%) CCDA
9 7 (2.67%) JNCIA
9 7 (2.67%) JNCIP
9 7 (2.67%) JNCIS
10 6 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.29%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.91%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.91%) MCP
12 4 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.20%) SLA
2 7 (2.67%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (1.91%) NCSC
4 3 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 137 (52.29%) Active Directory
2 65 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (12.98%) Hyper-V
4 33 (12.60%) vSphere
5 30 (11.45%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (11.07%) XenApp
7 28 (10.69%) XenDesktop
8 11 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (1.91%) Docker
11 4 (1.53%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 4 (1.53%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.15%) NFS
12 3 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.76%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.76%) KVM
13 2 (0.76%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (16.79%) SCCM
2 18 (6.87%) Single Sign-On
3 15 (5.73%) SCOM
4 10 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.44%) Backup Exec
5 9 (3.44%) WSUS
6 7 (2.67%) Ansible
7 6 (2.29%) DatAdvantage
7 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.29%) Terraform
8 5 (1.91%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (1.91%) Puppet
9 4 (1.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.53%) vMotion
9 4 (1.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 3 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.15%) Nessus
Vendors
1 111 (42.37%) Microsoft
2 106 (40.46%) VMware
3 60 (22.90%) Citrix
4 45 (17.18%) Cisco
5 30 (11.45%) HP
6 21 (8.02%) Dell
6 21 (8.02%) EMC
7 20 (7.63%) Red Hat
8 15 (5.73%) NetApp
9 12 (4.58%) Juniper
10 11 (4.20%) SolarWinds
10 11 (4.20%) Sophos
11 10 (3.82%) Symantec
12 9 (3.44%) Adobe
13 8 (3.05%) Fortinet
13 8 (3.05%) IBM
13 8 (3.05%) Mitel
14 7 (2.67%) 3PAR
14 7 (2.67%) Ivanti
14 7 (2.67%) Palo Alto