Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 334 279 279
Rank change year-on-year -55 0 -111
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 280 440 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.95% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.78% 4.61% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 291 255
London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £159 £157 £208
90th Percentile £556 £575 £500
England median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 18
London median hourly rate £44.92 £21.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.91% -57.00% +234.45%
10th Percentile £34.50 £12.00 £12.42
90th Percentile £72.76 £47.83 £143.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £16.99
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.36% -15.05%

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 7,410 9,553 8,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.02% 20.55% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,195 6,782 5,946
London median daily rate £475 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £180 £205 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 322 220
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.49 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.78% -6.10% +20.29%
10th Percentile £12.93 £13.13 £12.75
90th Percentile £51.60 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year - +4.14% +1.85%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -7 71 £430 +7.50% 33
West London +1 17 £500 +122.22% 25
South London +20 15 £350 +225.58% 9
North London +1 4 £281 +2.27% 2
East London +9 3 £215 - 12
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 280 (100.00%) Windows
2 195 (69.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 181 (64.64%) Active Directory
4 176 (62.86%) Windows Server
5 146 (52.14%) Microsoft
6 118 (42.14%) VMware
7 113 (40.36%) Office 365
8 85 (30.36%) DNS
9 83 (29.64%) Windows 10
10 72 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 69 (24.64%) DHCP
12 68 (24.29%) SQL
13 66 (23.57%) Windows 7
14 65 (23.21%) PowerShell
15 64 (22.86%) SCCM
16 60 (21.43%) SQL Server
16 60 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 57 (20.36%) Microsoft Azure
18 56 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
18 56 (20.00%) SAN
19 55 (19.64%) Migration
20 53 (18.93%) Citrix
21 52 (18.57%) Finance
22 49 (17.50%) Firewall
23 48 (17.14%) MS Exchange
24 45 (16.07%) Microsoft Office
25 43 (15.36%) ITIL
26 38 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
27 34 (12.14%) Cisco
27 34 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2010

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 48 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 34 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (8.57%) IIS
4 21 (7.50%) Skype for Business
5 19 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (5.36%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.07%) Apache
8 3 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.71%) CMS
9 2 (0.71%) Confluence
9 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (16.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.36%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.36%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.36%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 113 (40.36%) Office 365
2 57 (20.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (4.64%) PaaS
5 9 (3.21%) IaaS
6 8 (2.86%) SaaS
7 4 (1.43%) G Suite
8 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.07%) GitHub
8 3 (1.07%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 85 (30.36%) DNS
2 69 (24.64%) DHCP
3 56 (20.00%) SAN
4 49 (17.50%) Firewall
5 32 (11.43%) LAN
6 28 (10.00%) WAN
7 26 (9.29%) TCP/IP
8 20 (7.14%) VPN
9 17 (6.07%) Skype
9 17 (6.07%) VoIP
10 14 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
11 13 (4.64%) WLAN
12 11 (3.93%) NAS
13 10 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (2.50%) Network Security
15 6 (2.14%) NetScaler
15 6 (2.14%) PABX
15 6 (2.14%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (1.79%) iSCSI
16 5 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.71%) MySQL
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 9 (3.21%) MSI
2 6 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.14%) WinDbg
3 4 (1.43%) Ant
3 4 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.43%) JIRA
4 2 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.71%) GitLab
4 2 (0.71%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.71%) Selenium
4 2 (0.71%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.36%) Hudson
5 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
General
1 52 (18.57%) Finance
2 25 (8.93%) Banking
3 9 (3.21%) Retail
4 8 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.50%) Law
6 3 (1.07%) Back Office
6 3 (1.07%) Legal
7 2 (0.71%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (16.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (13.93%) Support Engineer
3 37 (13.21%) Analyst
4 34 (12.14%) Windows Engineer
5 21 (7.50%) Server Engineer
6 18 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (6.43%) Desktop Support
7 16 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (5.36%) Service Analyst
8 15 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
10 12 (4.29%) Administrator
10 12 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 12 (4.29%) IT Support
10 12 (4.29%) Support Analyst
10 12 (4.29%) VMware Engineer
11 11 (3.93%) Applications Engineer
11 11 (3.93%) Developer
11 11 (3.93%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.29%) .NET
2 10 (3.57%) RESTful
3 8 (2.86%) Ajax
3 8 (2.86%) XML
4 6 (2.14%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.79%) Web Services
6 4 (1.43%) DOM
6 4 (1.43%) XSLT
7 3 (1.07%) LDAP
8 2 (0.71%) Java RMI
8 2 (0.71%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.71%) Swagger
8 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.36%) CSS
9 1 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.36%) HTML
9 1 (0.36%) HTML5
9 1 (0.36%) LAMP
9 1 (0.36%) WPF
9 1 (0.36%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.36%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.14%) Clustering
4 15 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.64%) Blackberry
7 12 (4.29%) iPhone
8 7 (2.50%) Handset
8 7 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.50%) PKI
8 7 (2.50%) Replication
9 5 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.43%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.43%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.43%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.43%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.43%) User Experience
11 3 (1.07%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.07%) HP StoreVirtual
12 2 (0.71%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 280 (100.00%) Windows
2 195 (69.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 176 (62.86%) Windows Server
4 83 (29.64%) Windows 10
5 66 (23.57%) Windows 7
6 38 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (8.93%) Linux
8 20 (7.14%) Android
9 12 (4.29%) Apple iOS
9 12 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.57%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.21%) Windows 8
12 8 (2.86%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.79%) Solaris
13 5 (1.79%) Unix
14 3 (1.07%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.71%) CentOS
15 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 55 (19.64%) Migration
3 43 (15.36%) ITIL
4 29 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (7.86%) High Availability
6 17 (6.07%) Change Management
7 15 (5.36%) Server Virtualisation
7 15 (5.36%) Service Management
7 15 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (5.00%) CRM
8 14 (5.00%) DevOps
8 14 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 14 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (4.64%) BCP
9 13 (4.64%) Information Security
9 13 (4.64%) Risk Management
10 10 (3.57%) Change Control
10 10 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.29%) SQL
2 65 (23.21%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.36%) Python
4 13 (4.64%) C#
5 10 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.86%) Perl
8 7 (2.50%) C
9 5 (1.79%) VBScript
10 4 (1.43%) AWK
11 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.07%) Ruby
12 2 (0.71%) Java
12 2 (0.71%) PHP
13 1 (0.36%) C++
13 1 (0.36%) Korn
13 1 (0.36%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.07%) MCSE
4 14 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.64%) MCSA
6 8 (2.86%) MCITP
7 7 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (1.79%) MCP
9 4 (1.43%) CCA
9 4 (1.43%) Degree
9 4 (1.43%) VCP5
10 3 (1.07%) CCEA
10 3 (1.07%) CCNA
10 3 (1.07%) CCNP
10 3 (1.07%) MCTS
11 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.93%) SLA
2 3 (1.07%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) NCSC
4 1 (0.36%) NIST
4 1 (0.36%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 181 (64.64%) Active Directory
2 72 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (11.07%) Hyper-V
5 26 (9.29%) XenApp
6 20 (7.14%) vSphere
7 15 (5.36%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (2.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (1.79%) BitLocker
12 4 (1.43%) DFS Replication
12 4 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (1.07%) NFS
13 3 (1.07%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.71%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 64 (22.86%) SCCM
2 22 (7.86%) SCOM
3 18 (6.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (6.43%) vMotion
3 18 (6.43%) WSUS
4 15 (5.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (4.64%) Failover Clustering
6 9 (3.21%) Perfmon
6 9 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (2.86%) Backup Exec
8 7 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.14%) Nessus
10 5 (1.79%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.79%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.79%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.43%) DatAdvantage
11 4 (1.43%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (1.43%) Puppet
11 4 (1.43%) SCSM
11 4 (1.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 146 (52.14%) Microsoft
2 118 (42.14%) VMware
3 53 (18.93%) Citrix
4 34 (12.14%) Cisco
5 31 (11.07%) HP
6 23 (8.21%) NetApp
7 22 (7.86%) Dell
8 19 (6.79%) Oracle
9 16 (5.71%) Nimble Storage
10 15 (5.36%) Red Hat
11 12 (4.29%) EMC
12 10 (3.57%) Symantec
13 9 (3.21%) Mitel
14 8 (2.86%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.50%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.50%) Sophos
15 7 (2.50%) Veritas
16 6 (2.14%) Adobe
16 6 (2.14%) Trend Micro
17 5 (1.79%) Ivanti