Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 14 November 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
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 200 123
Rank change year-on-year -45 -77 -36
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,109 1,377 2,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.34% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.05% 6.36% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 834 1,341
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £160 £160 £175
90th Percentile £491 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 134 162
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -11.90% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £12.53
90th Percentile £43.90 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -20.83% +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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21,942 21,645 22,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.03% 21.01% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,575 13,720 14,392
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,507 1,315 1,312
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +6.35% -1.56%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 14 November 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
England -39 992 £365 +12.31% 328
UK excluding London -60 700 £350 +7.69% 244
London -2 395 £363 +3.57% 99
South East -61 244 £380 +5.56% 67
North of England -69 110 £325 +2.52% 78
South West -21 99 £425 +21.43% 26
Scotland -35 88 £290 -22.67% 10
Midlands -49 77 £338 +17.39% 34
East of England +18 66 £325 +25.00% 24
North West -32 56 £325 +8.33% 48
West Midlands -40 46 £348 +11.20% 18
Yorkshire -49 33 £290 -10.77% 27
East Midlands -22 31 £328 +13.91% 16
North East -17 21 £375 +15.38% 3
Wales -16 16 £306 -5.41% 5
Northern Ireland +34 1 £250 -21.88%

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 1,109 (100.00%) Windows
2 752 (67.81%) Active Directory
3 751 (67.72%) Windows Server
4 627 (56.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 610 (55.00%) Microsoft
6 582 (52.48%) VMware
7 381 (34.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 362 (32.64%) Windows 7
9 353 (31.83%) Office 365
10 286 (25.79%) Citrix
11 281 (25.34%) SCCM
12 278 (25.07%) DNS
13 275 (24.80%) PowerShell
14 270 (24.35%) MS Exchange
15 259 (23.35%) ITIL
16 244 (22.00%) DHCP
17 243 (21.91%) Windows 10
18 232 (20.92%) SQL
19 231 (20.83%) SQL Server
20 223 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
21 210 (18.94%) VMware ESXi
22 205 (18.49%) Security Cleared
23 203 (18.30%) Hyper-V
24 201 (18.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 188 (16.95%) HP
25 188 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
26 180 (16.23%) Microsoft Office
27 174 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
28 159 (14.34%) Linux
29 149 (13.44%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 270 (24.35%) MS Exchange
2 149 (13.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 128 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 79 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 76 (6.85%) IIS
6 74 (6.67%) Skype for Business
7 41 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 23 (2.07%) Apache
9 23 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (0.99%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.90%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.81%) JBoss
16 8 (0.72%) CMS
16 8 (0.72%) Confluence
16 8 (0.72%) Drupal
16 8 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 180 (16.23%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.81%) InfoPath
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.090%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.090%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.090%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.27%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.27%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.18%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.18%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.18%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.090%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 353 (31.83%) Office 365
2 188 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (1.80%) IaaS
6 19 (1.71%) Mimecast
7 15 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 13 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.08%) Datadog
9 12 (1.08%) G Suite
10 11 (0.99%) Yammer
11 9 (0.81%) PaaS
12 7 (0.63%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.63%) SaaS
13 6 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 3 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 278 (25.07%) DNS
2 244 (22.00%) DHCP
3 130 (11.72%) Firewall
4 127 (11.45%) SAN
5 126 (11.36%) LAN
6 106 (9.56%) WAN
7 78 (7.03%) VPN
8 76 (6.85%) TCP/IP
9 71 (6.40%) Skype
10 47 (4.24%) VLAN
11 39 (3.52%) VoIP
12 38 (3.43%) NetScaler
13 30 (2.71%) Internet
14 23 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (1.98%) Wireless
16 19 (1.71%) iSCSI
17 17 (1.53%) NAS
17 17 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (1.44%) MPLS
19 14 (1.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 17 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (1.44%) MySQL
7 13 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.72%) Electronic Patient Records
10 8 (0.72%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.54%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 46 (4.15%) MSI
2 30 (2.71%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.25%) HP UFT
4 22 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (1.80%) WinRunner
6 18 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.35%) Visual Studio
8 14 (1.26%) Travis CI
8 14 (1.26%) Vagrant
9 13 (1.17%) GitLab
9 13 (1.17%) JIRA
10 11 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (0.99%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.72%) Selenium
12 7 (0.63%) InstallShield
12 7 (0.63%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.63%) Subversion
13 6 (0.54%) AdminStudio
13 6 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 141 (12.71%) Finance
2 48 (4.33%) Banking
3 31 (2.80%) Law
4 22 (1.98%) Retail
5 16 (1.44%) Marketing
5 16 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.17%) Back Office
7 11 (0.99%) Legal
7 11 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.63%) Advertising
8 7 (0.63%) Military
9 6 (0.54%) Automotive
10 5 (0.45%) Games
10 5 (0.45%) Publishing
11 4 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.27%) International Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.090%) Billing
Job Titles
1 192 (17.31%) Analyst
2 173 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 144 (12.98%) Support Engineer
4 101 (9.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 91 (8.21%) Support Analyst
6 77 (6.94%) Desktop Support
7 75 (6.76%) Windows Engineer
8 68 (6.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 65 (5.86%) IT Support
10 63 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
11 62 (5.59%) Server Engineer
12 56 (5.05%) Administrator
13 53 (4.78%) IT Engineer
14 50 (4.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 47 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
16 44 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
17 42 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 40 (3.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 36 (3.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
20 33 (2.98%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.43%) .NET
2 32 (2.89%) Web Services
3 31 (2.80%) LDAP
4 22 (1.98%) CSS
5 16 (1.44%) XML
6 14 (1.26%) jQuery
7 13 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
7 13 (1.17%) Middleware
7 13 (1.17%) XSLT
8 11 (0.99%) ASP.NET
9 9 (0.81%) LAMP
10 8 (0.72%) HTML
10 8 (0.72%) JSP
11 7 (0.63%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.54%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.54%) ADSI
13 5 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (0.36%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 114 (10.28%) Clustering
2 74 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 59 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.06%) Fat Client
4 45 (4.06%) Thin Client
5 39 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.98%) PKI
7 24 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 24 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.89%) Blackberry
8 21 (1.89%) PDA
9 20 (1.80%) iPhone
10 16 (1.44%) NHS
11 14 (1.26%) Replication
12 13 (1.17%) Handset
12 13 (1.17%) Smartphone
13 12 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.99%) Driving Licence
14 11 (0.99%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,109 (100.00%) Windows
2 751 (67.72%) Windows Server
3 627 (56.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 362 (32.64%) Windows 7
5 243 (21.91%) Windows 10
6 223 (20.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 159 (14.34%) Linux
8 53 (4.78%) Unix
8 53 (4.78%) Windows 8
9 42 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (2.98%) Android
11 27 (2.43%) Apple iOS
11 27 (2.43%) CentOS
11 27 (2.43%) Ubuntu
12 24 (2.16%) AIX
13 22 (1.98%) Mac OS
14 20 (1.80%) Solaris
15 18 (1.62%) Windows XP
16 16 (1.44%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (23.35%) ITIL
2 201 (18.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 124 (11.18%) Migration
4 103 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
5 78 (7.03%) Change Management
6 73 (6.58%) Service Management
7 56 (5.05%) ITIL V3
8 52 (4.69%) Application Packaging
8 52 (4.69%) Service Delivery
9 51 (4.60%) Patch Management
10 48 (4.33%) Configuration Management
11 45 (4.06%) Virtual Environments
12 44 (3.97%) Incident Management
13 43 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
14 42 (3.79%) Server Management
15 40 (3.61%) Mentoring
16 39 (3.52%) ITSM
17 37 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
18 36 (3.25%) High Availability
19 32 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 275 (24.80%) PowerShell
2 232 (20.92%) SQL
3 34 (3.07%) VBScript
4 30 (2.71%) JavaScript
5 29 (2.61%) C
6 26 (2.34%) C#
7 22 (1.98%) Java
7 22 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 17 (1.53%) Python
9 16 (1.44%) Perl
9 16 (1.44%) VB
10 14 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.45%) PHP
13 4 (0.36%) VBA
14 3 (0.27%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.090%) AWK
15 1 (0.090%) C++
15 1 (0.090%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.090%) VB6
Qualifications
1 205 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 174 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 140 (12.62%) SC Cleared
4 99 (8.93%) MCSE
5 84 (7.57%) DV Cleared
6 51 (4.60%) Degree
7 48 (4.33%) MCSA
8 46 (4.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 43 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (3.34%) ITIL Certification
11 35 (3.16%) MCITP
12 34 (3.07%) CCNA
13 33 (2.98%) MCP
14 28 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
15 22 (1.98%) ISTQB
16 18 (1.62%) DBS Check
17 17 (1.53%) CCA
17 17 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
18 14 (1.26%) CCNP
19 11 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.87%) SLA
2 13 (1.17%) QA
3 12 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.99%) HL7
5 9 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
6 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.36%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.27%) GDPR
8 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.18%) PMO
10 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.090%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 752 (67.81%) Active Directory
2 381 (34.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (18.94%) VMware ESXi
4 203 (18.30%) Hyper-V
5 138 (12.44%) XenApp
6 108 (9.74%) vSphere
7 97 (8.75%) XenDesktop
8 88 (7.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (2.89%) VMware Workstation
11 29 (2.61%) DFS Replication
12 28 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 25 (2.25%) Terminal Services
14 16 (1.44%) XenServer
15 15 (1.35%) VirtualBox
16 14 (1.26%) Docker
16 14 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (1.08%) NFS
18 11 (0.99%) Firmware
19 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 281 (25.34%) SCCM
2 81 (7.30%) SCOM
3 55 (4.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 51 (4.60%) WSUS
5 40 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
6 37 (3.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 35 (3.16%) Puppet
8 33 (2.98%) vCenter Server
9 27 (2.43%) Backup Exec
10 26 (2.34%) NetBackup
11 24 (2.16%) AirWatch
11 24 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 22 (1.98%) Ansible
13 19 (1.71%) HP ALM
14 15 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
14 15 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
14 15 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 14 (1.26%) Terraform
15 14 (1.26%) vMotion
Vendors
1 610 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 582 (52.48%) VMware
3 286 (25.79%) Citrix
4 188 (16.95%) HP
5 149 (13.44%) Cisco
6 105 (9.47%) McAfee
7 68 (6.13%) NetApp
8 63 (5.68%) Apple
9 61 (5.50%) Ivanti
10 55 (4.96%) Oracle
11 48 (4.33%) Veritas
12 46 (4.15%) Dell
13 45 (4.06%) Symantec
14 42 (3.79%) Veeam
15 41 (3.70%) EMC
16 29 (2.61%) Avaya
17 28 (2.52%) Sophos
18 27 (2.43%) Splunk
19 26 (2.34%) SolarWinds
20 25 (2.25%) Red Hat