Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 350 294 301
Rank change year-on-year -56 +7 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 79 207 354
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.74% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.60% 4.33% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 161 256
Median daily rate £450 £375 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +6.01% +1.07%
10th Percentile £305 £150 £145
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
England median daily rate £400 £368 £365
% change year-on-year +8.70% +0.82% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 11
Median hourly rate - £38.76 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.35% -9.45%
England median hourly rate £17.19 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year -28.01% +19.38% +25.00%

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 3,040 4,783 8,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.16% 17.13% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,149 3,362 5,873
Median daily rate £483 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -7.22% +2.11%
10th Percentile £255 £158 £175
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £445 £415 £435
% change year-on-year +7.23% -4.60% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 151 215
Median hourly rate £35.50 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.05% +12.30% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £63.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate £17.32 £17.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.63% +2.53% +3.03%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +29 15 £469 +28.42% 5
West London +51 12 £500 +143.90% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (73.42%) VMware
2 58 (73.42%) Windows Server
3 50 (63.29%) Windows Server 2016
3 50 (63.29%) Active Directory
4 46 (58.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 45 (56.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (55.70%) PowerShell
7 30 (37.97%) SQL Server
7 30 (37.97%) Windows Server 2019
8 28 (35.44%) Windows 10
9 27 (34.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 27 (34.18%) Security Cleared
9 27 (34.18%) Hyper-V
9 27 (34.18%) Windows 7
9 27 (34.18%) Azure
10 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
11 23 (29.11%) Migration
11 23 (29.11%) Cisco
12 22 (27.85%) DNS
12 22 (27.85%) ITIL
13 21 (26.58%) Finance
14 19 (24.05%) DHCP
15 18 (22.78%) Citrix
15 18 (22.78%) SC Cleared
16 17 (21.52%) High Availability
17 16 (20.25%) Lumension
17 16 (20.25%) DV Cleared
17 16 (20.25%) SAN
17 16 (20.25%) Oracle

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 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.19%) ArcGIS
3 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (10.13%) IIS
5 6 (7.59%) Skype for Business
6 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.53%) Apache
7 2 (2.53%) Drupal
7 2 (2.53%) Joomla!
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.53%) WordPress
8 1 (1.27%) Confluence
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (15.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 27 (34.18%) Azure
2 15 (18.99%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (15.19%) IaaS
4 10 (12.66%) AWS
5 5 (6.33%) SaaS
6 4 (5.06%) PaaS
7 2 (2.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (2.53%) Azure Stack
7 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.53%) GCP
8 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.27%) GitHub
8 1 (1.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.85%) DNS
2 19 (24.05%) DHCP
3 16 (20.25%) SAN
4 13 (16.46%) Firewall
5 10 (12.66%) TCP/IP
6 9 (11.39%) VoIP
7 7 (8.86%) IPv4
8 6 (7.59%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (7.59%) Internet
8 6 (7.59%) LAN
8 6 (7.59%) Network Security
8 6 (7.59%) Skype
8 6 (7.59%) VPN
8 6 (7.59%) VSAN
9 5 (6.33%) NetScaler
9 5 (6.33%) WAN
10 4 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.80%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.53%) NAS
12 2 (2.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) GIS
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.06%) MySQL
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.27%) Hudson
2 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.27%) JIRA
2 1 (1.27%) JUnit
2 1 (1.27%) MSI
2 1 (1.27%) PyUnit
2 1 (1.27%) Serena SBM
2 1 (1.27%) Subversion
2 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Multimedia
4 3 (3.80%) Legal
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) International Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.27%) Law
6 1 (1.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 24 (30.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (11.39%) Citrix Engineer
2 9 (11.39%) VMware Engineer
2 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.13%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.06%) Administrator
6 4 (5.06%) Architect
6 4 (5.06%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Support Officer
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Support Officer
6 4 (5.06%) VMware Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Citrix Specialist
7 3 (3.80%) Cloud Specialist
7 3 (3.80%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) LDAP
2 1 (1.27%) ServiceStack
2 1 (1.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Private Cloud
2 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.39%) Data Centre
4 8 (10.13%) Public Cloud
5 6 (7.59%) Clustering
5 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
6 5 (6.33%) Hedge funds
6 5 (6.33%) HP StoreVirtual
6 5 (6.33%) Replication
7 4 (5.06%) CCTV
7 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (5.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (3.80%) CESG
8 3 (3.80%) EMC VNX
9 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
9 2 (2.53%) NHS
9 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
10 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.27%) CMDB
10 1 (1.27%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (73.42%) Windows Server
3 50 (63.29%) Windows Server 2016
4 45 (56.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (37.97%) Windows Server 2019
6 28 (35.44%) Windows 10
7 27 (34.18%) Windows 7
8 15 (18.99%) Linux
9 9 (11.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (6.33%) Apple iOS
11 4 (5.06%) Android
11 4 (5.06%) Unix
11 4 (5.06%) VMS
11 4 (5.06%) Windows 2000
11 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
13 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
14 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (29.11%) Migration
3 22 (27.85%) ITIL
4 17 (21.52%) High Availability
5 12 (15.19%) DevOps
5 12 (15.19%) Test Scripting
6 11 (13.92%) Data Migration
6 11 (13.92%) Service Design
6 11 (13.92%) Systems Engineering
7 10 (12.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (12.66%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (10.13%) Data Protection
9 7 (8.86%) Image Processing
9 7 (8.86%) Patch Management
10 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
10 6 (7.59%) Server Management
11 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (5.06%) Network Architecture
12 4 (5.06%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 44 (55.70%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.46%) C
2 13 (16.46%) VB
3 12 (15.19%) SQL
4 4 (5.06%) Python
5 3 (3.80%) VBScript
6 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (34.18%) Security Cleared
2 18 (22.78%) SC Cleared
3 16 (20.25%) DV Cleared
4 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (10.13%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (6.33%) Degree
7 2 (2.53%) VCAP
8 1 (1.27%) CCNA
8 1 (1.27%) MCSA
8 1 (1.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) Government Security Classifications
2 6 (7.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (5.06%) GDPR
3 4 (5.06%) NCSC
3 4 (5.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (63.29%) Active Directory
2 46 (58.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (34.18%) Hyper-V
4 14 (17.72%) vSphere
5 12 (15.19%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (15.19%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (12.66%) VMware NSX
7 5 (6.33%) XenApp
8 4 (5.06%) Docker
8 4 (5.06%) vCloud
9 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (1.27%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.27%) Firmware
10 1 (1.27%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.27%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) Ansible
2 8 (10.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 7 (8.86%) vRealize
4 6 (7.59%) Backup Exec
4 6 (7.59%) SCOM
5 5 (6.33%) Kubernetes
5 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (6.33%) Puppet
5 5 (6.33%) SCCM
5 5 (6.33%) Terraform
5 5 (6.33%) vCenter Server
5 5 (6.33%) WSUS
6 4 (5.06%) MaaS360
6 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (5.06%) Tivoli
7 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (3.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
8 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 58 (73.42%) VMware
2 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
3 23 (29.11%) Cisco
4 18 (22.78%) Citrix
5 16 (20.25%) Lumension
5 16 (20.25%) Oracle
5 16 (20.25%) Sophos
6 12 (15.19%) ESRI
6 12 (15.19%) HP
7 11 (13.92%) SolarWinds
8 9 (11.39%) IBM
9 8 (10.13%) Symantec
10 7 (8.86%) Dell
11 6 (7.59%) Apple
12 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
12 5 (6.33%) ServiceNow
13 4 (5.06%) Bloomberg
13 4 (5.06%) BMC
13 4 (5.06%) EMC
13 4 (5.06%) Reuters