Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 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
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 261 196 141
Rank change year-on-year -65 -55 -34
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 981 1,403 1,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.40% 1.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.74% 6.75% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 848 1,180
UK median daily rate £363 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £151 £156 £165
90th Percentile £491 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +13.85% - +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 119 145
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £21.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -6.83% +16.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.00 £12.04
90th Percentile £41.25 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.38 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.87% -22.02% +16.67%

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 20,693 20,786 20,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 20.74% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,910 13,252 12,840
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £160 £169 £193
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,346 1,268 1,282
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.06% +5.64% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -3.03%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 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
England -62 880 £370 +13.85% 323
UK excluding London -82 627 £370 +13.85% 241
London -55 341 £350 - 99
South East -55 232 £380 +5.56% 60
South West -25 104 £425 +30.77% 24
North of England -71 97 £325 - 67
Scotland -37 74 £310 -33.87% 12
Midlands -86 55 £350 +21.74% 40
East of England -11 50 £350 +28.44% 33
North West -25 49 £318 -2.31% 39
Yorkshire -45 35 £288 -17.86% 25
West Midlands -36 30 £365 +16.33% 25
East Midlands -44 25 £310 +10.71% 15
Wales -18 15 £241 +50.77% 4
North East -25 13 £388 +19.23% 3
Northern Ireland +24 1 £250 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 981 (100.00%) Windows
2 653 (66.56%) Windows Server
3 649 (66.16%) Active Directory
4 540 (55.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 532 (54.23%) Microsoft
6 501 (51.07%) VMware
7 335 (34.15%) Office 365
8 325 (33.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 293 (29.87%) Windows 7
10 265 (27.01%) SCCM
11 253 (25.79%) PowerShell
12 243 (24.77%) ITIL
13 233 (23.75%) DNS
14 227 (23.14%) Citrix
15 222 (22.63%) Windows 10
16 219 (22.32%) MS Exchange
17 199 (20.29%) DHCP
18 195 (19.88%) Security Cleared
19 191 (19.47%) SQL Server
20 183 (18.65%) Windows Server 2003
21 182 (18.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 179 (18.25%) Microsoft Azure
23 177 (18.04%) SQL
24 167 (17.02%) Hyper-V
25 164 (16.72%) VMware ESXi
26 158 (16.11%) HP
27 153 (15.60%) Linux
28 146 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
29 128 (13.05%) SharePoint
29 128 (13.05%) SC Cleared

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
1 219 (22.32%) MS Exchange
2 128 (13.05%) SharePoint
3 112 (11.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 89 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 66 (6.73%) IIS
6 56 (5.71%) Skype for Business
7 38 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (1.83%) Apache
11 16 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
12 13 (1.33%) Tomcat
13 11 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (1.02%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.92%) CMS
16 8 (0.82%) Confluence
17 7 (0.71%) Drupal
18 5 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
18 5 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 146 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.33%) InfoPath
3 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Maya
6 1 (0.10%) NUKE
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.10%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 335 (34.15%) Office 365
2 179 (18.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (2.24%) IaaS
6 17 (1.73%) Mimecast
7 15 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 13 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.22%) Datadog
9 12 (1.22%) OneDrive
9 12 (1.22%) Yammer
10 10 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.92%) PaaS
12 7 (0.71%) G Suite
13 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.51%) SaaS
14 4 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 233 (23.75%) DNS
2 199 (20.29%) DHCP
3 122 (12.44%) SAN
4 113 (11.52%) Firewall
5 110 (11.21%) LAN
6 85 (8.66%) WAN
7 75 (7.65%) Skype
8 68 (6.93%) TCP/IP
9 63 (6.42%) VPN
10 41 (4.18%) VLAN
11 40 (4.08%) NetScaler
12 29 (2.96%) VoIP
13 23 (2.34%) iSCSI
14 22 (2.24%) Internet
15 20 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
15 20 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
16 17 (1.73%) Wireless
17 14 (1.43%) MPLS
18 13 (1.33%) SMTP
19 11 (1.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (19.47%) SQL Server
2 73 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.33%) MySQL
7 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (0.92%) Electronic Patient Records
10 7 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.51%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.31%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 44 (4.49%) MSI
2 29 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (1.53%) GitLab
4 15 (1.53%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.43%) Travis CI
5 14 (1.43%) Vagrant
6 13 (1.33%) HP UFT
6 13 (1.33%) JIRA
7 11 (1.12%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.92%) WinRunner
9 8 (0.82%) InstallShield
10 7 (0.71%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.71%) Selenium
11 6 (0.61%) AdminStudio
11 6 (0.61%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 103 (10.50%) Finance
2 33 (3.36%) Banking
3 31 (3.16%) Law
4 19 (1.94%) Retail
4 19 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.63%) Marketing
6 11 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.92%) Back Office
8 7 (0.71%) Legal
9 6 (0.61%) Military
10 4 (0.41%) Local Government
11 3 (0.31%) Automotive
11 3 (0.31%) Billing
11 3 (0.31%) Games
11 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Advertising
12 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.10%) Front Office
13 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 154 (15.70%) Analyst
1 154 (15.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 120 (12.23%) Support Engineer
3 88 (8.97%) Windows Engineer
4 76 (7.75%) Support Analyst
5 69 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 64 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 59 (6.01%) IT Support
8 58 (5.91%) Server Engineer
9 56 (5.71%) Administrator
10 55 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
11 49 (4.99%) Desktop Support
12 45 (4.59%) Wintel Engineer
13 41 (4.18%) IT Engineer
14 35 (3.57%) Applications Packager
14 35 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
14 35 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
15 34 (3.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 33 (3.36%) VMware Engineer
17 31 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.06%) .NET
2 27 (2.75%) Web Services
3 21 (2.14%) CSS
4 20 (2.04%) LDAP
5 14 (1.43%) jQuery
6 13 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
6 13 (1.33%) XML
6 13 (1.33%) XSLT
7 10 (1.02%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.82%) HTML
8 8 (0.82%) JSP
8 8 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (0.71%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.71%) LAMP
9 7 (0.71%) MSMQ
10 5 (0.51%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.41%) Middleware
11 4 (0.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.38%) Clustering
2 76 (7.75%) Data Centre
3 65 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.28%) Fat Client
4 42 (4.28%) Thin Client
5 37 (3.77%) PKI
5 37 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.83%) Blackberry
8 15 (1.53%) iPhone
9 14 (1.43%) Smartphone
10 12 (1.22%) HP StoreVirtual
10 12 (1.22%) NHS
11 11 (1.12%) Replication
12 9 (0.92%) e-Health
12 9 (0.92%) LIMS
12 9 (0.92%) PACS
12 9 (0.92%) PDA
12 9 (0.92%) User Experience
13 8 (0.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 981 (100.00%) Windows
2 653 (66.56%) Windows Server
3 540 (55.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 293 (29.87%) Windows 7
5 222 (22.63%) Windows 10
6 183 (18.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 153 (15.60%) Linux
8 49 (4.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (4.49%) Unix
10 43 (4.38%) Windows 8
11 41 (4.18%) Android
12 25 (2.55%) Ubuntu
13 23 (2.34%) Apple iOS
14 20 (2.04%) CentOS
15 14 (1.43%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.33%) Solaris
17 12 (1.22%) Windows Vista
18 11 (1.12%) Mac OS X
19 10 (1.02%) AIX
20 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (24.77%) ITIL
2 182 (18.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 112 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (10.60%) Migration
5 76 (7.75%) Service Management
6 65 (6.63%) Change Management
7 53 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 52 (5.30%) Application Packaging
9 50 (5.10%) ITIL V3
10 49 (4.99%) Service Delivery
11 48 (4.89%) Configuration Management
12 46 (4.69%) Patch Management
13 45 (4.59%) ITSM
14 43 (4.38%) Mentoring
15 42 (4.28%) High Availability
15 42 (4.28%) Incident Management
16 39 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
17 38 (3.87%) Virtual Environments
18 36 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
19 35 (3.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 253 (25.79%) PowerShell
2 177 (18.04%) SQL
3 25 (2.55%) JavaScript
4 19 (1.94%) VBScript
5 18 (1.83%) C
5 18 (1.83%) T-SQL
6 17 (1.73%) C#
7 16 (1.63%) Java
8 14 (1.43%) Python
8 14 (1.43%) VB
9 12 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.92%) Perl
11 8 (0.82%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.61%) VBA
13 4 (0.41%) AWK
13 4 (0.41%) sed
14 3 (0.31%) PHP
15 2 (0.20%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.20%) VB6
16 1 (0.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 195 (19.88%) Security Cleared
2 128 (13.05%) SC Cleared
3 127 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 92 (9.38%) DV Cleared
5 70 (7.14%) MCSE
6 43 (4.38%) Degree
7 40 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
8 35 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 34 (3.47%) MCSA
10 33 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (3.06%) MCP
12 29 (2.96%) CCNA
12 29 (2.96%) Citrix Certification
12 29 (2.96%) MCITP
13 20 (2.04%) CCA
14 18 (1.83%) DBS Check
15 15 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (1.22%) CCNP
18 9 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.50%) SLA
2 11 (1.12%) QA
3 9 (0.92%) HL7
4 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.31%) GDPR
6 2 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 649 (66.16%) Active Directory
2 325 (33.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (17.02%) Hyper-V
4 164 (16.72%) VMware ESXi
5 121 (12.33%) XenApp
6 95 (9.68%) vSphere
7 94 (9.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 88 (8.97%) XenDesktop
9 38 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (3.36%) DFS Replication
11 26 (2.65%) VMware Workstation
12 19 (1.94%) Terminal Services
12 19 (1.94%) XenServer
13 18 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (1.43%) VirtualBox
15 13 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (1.22%) Docker
17 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (1.02%) NFS
18 9 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 265 (27.01%) SCCM
2 67 (6.83%) SCOM
3 50 (5.10%) Microsoft Clustering
3 50 (5.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 40 (4.08%) Puppet
5 35 (3.57%) WSUS
6 29 (2.96%) McAfee ePO
7 26 (2.65%) vCenter Server
8 23 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (2.04%) Ansible
9 20 (2.04%) Backup Exec
10 17 (1.73%) AirWatch
10 17 (1.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 15 (1.53%) NetBackup
11 15 (1.53%) Terraform
12 14 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
12 14 (1.43%) vMotion
13 13 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 13 (1.33%) OVSD
13 13 (1.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 532 (54.23%) Microsoft
2 501 (51.07%) VMware
3 227 (23.14%) Citrix
4 158 (16.11%) HP
5 119 (12.13%) Cisco
6 74 (7.54%) McAfee
7 60 (6.12%) NetApp
8 52 (5.30%) Dell
9 50 (5.10%) Oracle
10 41 (4.18%) Apple
11 39 (3.98%) Ivanti
11 39 (3.98%) Veritas
12 35 (3.57%) EMC
12 35 (3.57%) Red Hat
12 35 (3.57%) Veeam
13 32 (3.26%) Symantec
14 28 (2.85%) Splunk
15 24 (2.45%) Avaya
16 21 (2.14%) IBM
16 21 (2.14%) Sophos