Period
to 21 October 2021

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 21 October 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
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 555 348 223
Rank change year-on-year -207 -125 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 294 194 1,077
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.61% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.28% 3.31% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 141 716
10th Percentile £198 £195 £159
25th Percentile £300 £260 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £350 £350
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
75th Percentile £500 £475 £438
90th Percentile £575 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year -4.41% -2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 43
10th Percentile £11.96 £13.65 £11.20
25th Percentile £18.44 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +35.14% +2.78% +2.86%
75th Percentile £34.85 £23.75 £28.88
90th Percentile £46.69 £26.60 £48.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £16.75 £17.13
% change year-on-year -6.72% -2.19% -2.14%

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 12,883 5,856 17,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.24% 18.48% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,795 3,779 11,273
10th Percentile £165 £170 £150
25th Percentile £340 £315 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% -
75th Percentile £584 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 696 301 1,205
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.20
25th Percentile £13.88 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £41.87 £38.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.83 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.47% +5.64% +3.13%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 17 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 21 October 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
England -171 231 £425 +21.43% 121
UK excluding London -135 142 £325 -4.41% 108
London -178 101 £475 +15.15% 33
Work from Home -197 49 £500 +28.69% 14
South East -79 36 £400 +8.01% 24
East of England -55 22 £425 +25.00% 9
North of England -58 22 £300 +20.00% 34
Midlands -59 20 £263 -21.64% 16
South West -65 19 £425 +93.18% 5
Scotland -84 17 £388 -16.89% 12
North West -54 11 £288 -4.17% 23
West Midlands -65 11 £205 -25.45% 9
Yorkshire -41 10 £325 +66.67% 9
East Midlands -28 9 £319 -4.85% 7
Wales -27 4 £388 -8.82% 8
Northern Ireland - 2 £140 -
North East - 1 £325 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 294 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (73.13%) Active Directory
3 192 (65.31%) Windows Server
4 175 (59.52%) Microsoft
5 174 (59.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 166 (56.46%) VMware
7 126 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 114 (38.78%) Windows Server 2016
9 105 (35.71%) Microsoft 365
10 97 (32.99%) Azure
11 95 (32.31%) PowerShell
11 95 (32.31%) DNS
12 84 (28.57%) Windows 10
13 78 (26.53%) Migration
14 75 (25.51%) Windows 7
15 74 (25.17%) Windows Server 2019
16 68 (23.13%) DHCP
17 66 (22.45%) MS Exchange
18 65 (22.11%) ITIL
19 64 (21.77%) Social Skills
20 63 (21.43%) SQL
20 63 (21.43%) SQL Server
21 62 (21.09%) Security Cleared
22 61 (20.75%) VMware ESXi
23 60 (20.41%) Hyper-V
24 58 (19.73%) Citrix
25 52 (17.69%) SCCM
26 48 (16.33%) Oracle
27 46 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 41 (13.95%) SharePoint

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 66 (22.45%) MS Exchange
2 41 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 34 (11.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (6.80%) Skype for Business
5 19 (6.46%) IIS
6 12 (4.08%) ArcGIS
7 10 (3.40%) Confluence
7 10 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.36%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.02%) Apache
11 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.68%) JBoss
12 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 40 (13.61%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.08%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.68%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (5.78%) Dynamics AX
1 17 (5.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 105 (35.71%) Microsoft 365
2 97 (32.99%) Azure
3 32 (10.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (6.46%) AWS
5 17 (5.78%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (3.74%) GCP
7 10 (3.40%) GitHub
7 10 (3.40%) Power Platform
7 10 (3.40%) PowerApps
8 8 (2.72%) Mimecast
9 7 (2.38%) IaaS
10 6 (2.04%) PaaS
11 5 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.70%) SaaS
12 4 (1.36%) OneDrive
13 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.68%) Route 53
14 2 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 95 (32.31%) DNS
2 68 (23.13%) DHCP
3 37 (12.59%) SAN
4 34 (11.56%) WAN
5 33 (11.22%) Firewall
6 29 (9.86%) LAN
7 28 (9.52%) TCP/IP
8 26 (8.84%) VPN
9 23 (7.82%) Kerberos
10 19 (6.46%) Skype
11 14 (4.76%) NAS
12 13 (4.42%) NetScaler
13 11 (3.74%) iSCSI
13 11 (3.74%) SSL
14 10 (3.40%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (2.38%) Junos
15 7 (2.38%) VoIP
16 6 (2.04%) Network Security
16 6 (2.04%) SNMP
17 5 (1.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.08%) GIS
4 10 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (2.04%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2019
9 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.34%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 12 (4.08%) JIRA
2 10 (3.40%) Subversion
3 4 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.36%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.02%) Toad
5 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.34%) MSI
5 1 (0.34%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (21.77%) Social Skills
2 35 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (10.20%) Finance
4 19 (6.46%) Banking
5 14 (4.76%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.38%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (1.36%) Legal
8 3 (1.02%) Back Office
8 3 (1.02%) International Banking
8 3 (1.02%) Military
8 3 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (1.02%) Publishing
8 3 (1.02%) Retail
9 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (9.86%) Support Engineer
3 23 (7.82%) Architect
4 22 (7.48%) Analyst
5 21 (7.14%) Consultant
6 20 (6.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (5.78%) IT Support
8 16 (5.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (4.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 13 (4.42%) Server Engineer
10 12 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (3.74%) Administrator
11 11 (3.74%) Wintel Engineer
12 10 (3.40%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.06%) Active Directory Engineer
13 9 (3.06%) IT Analyst
13 9 (3.06%) Support Analyst
14 8 (2.72%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.14%) .NET
2 17 (5.78%) J2EE
2 17 (5.78%) LDAP
3 9 (3.06%) SAML
4 7 (2.38%) SPNEGO
5 4 (1.36%) REST
5 4 (1.36%) XML
6 3 (1.02%) Middleware
7 2 (0.68%) ARM Templates
7 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.68%) CSS
7 2 (0.68%) JDBC
7 2 (0.68%) JMS
7 2 (0.68%) jQuery
7 2 (0.68%) JSON
7 2 (0.68%) XSLT
8 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.34%) Node.js
8 1 (0.34%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.56%) Clustering
2 28 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.08%) Replication
4 10 (3.40%) CMDB
4 10 (3.40%) iPhone
5 8 (2.72%) iPad
6 7 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.04%) PKI
8 4 (1.36%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.36%) Fibre Optics
8 4 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.36%) IBM Storwize
8 4 (1.36%) NHS
8 4 (1.36%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 294 (100.00%) Windows
2 192 (65.31%) Windows Server
3 174 (59.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 114 (38.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 84 (28.57%) Windows 10
6 75 (25.51%) Windows 7
7 74 (25.17%) Windows Server 2019
8 32 (10.88%) Linux
9 30 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (4.76%) Apple iOS
11 12 (4.08%) Android
12 11 (3.74%) Windows Vista
13 9 (3.06%) Windows XP
14 8 (2.72%) Unix
15 7 (2.38%) Mac OS
16 6 (2.04%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.70%) HPUX
17 5 (1.70%) Solaris
17 5 (1.70%) VMS
17 5 (1.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (26.53%) Migration
2 65 (22.11%) ITIL
3 46 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (8.16%) DevOps
5 23 (7.82%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (6.46%) Change Management
7 19 (6.46%) High Availability
8 18 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (5.78%) CRM
10 16 (5.44%) Configuration Management
10 16 (5.44%) Project Management
11 15 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (5.10%) Data Migration
12 13 (4.42%) Requirements Analysis
12 13 (4.42%) Service Design
12 13 (4.42%) Systems Engineering
12 13 (4.42%) Test Scripting
13 12 (4.08%) Data Protection
13 12 (4.08%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 95 (32.31%) PowerShell
2 63 (21.43%) SQL
3 23 (7.82%) Java
4 14 (4.76%) C
4 14 (4.76%) Python
5 12 (4.08%) VB
6 7 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.38%) VBA
7 5 (1.70%) C#
7 5 (1.70%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.70%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.36%) VBScript
9 2 (0.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (21.09%) Security Cleared
2 39 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (11.56%) SC Cleared
4 29 (9.86%) DV Cleared
5 21 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (6.80%) MCSE
7 17 (5.78%) Degree
8 12 (4.08%) MCSA
9 10 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (3.06%) CCNA
10 9 (3.06%) MCITP
11 8 (2.72%) CCNP
12 6 (2.04%) DBS Check
12 6 (2.04%) MCP
13 5 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.70%) MCTS
13 5 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.36%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.36%) JNCIP
14 4 (1.36%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.78%) SLA
2 10 (3.40%) GDPR
3 6 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.02%) NCSC
4 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.02%) QA
5 2 (0.68%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.34%) Def Stans
System Software
1 215 (73.13%) Active Directory
2 126 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (20.75%) VMware ESXi
4 60 (20.41%) Hyper-V
5 29 (9.86%) XenApp
6 28 (9.52%) XenDesktop
7 23 (7.82%) vSphere
8 18 (6.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (5.78%) VMware NSX
10 15 (5.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 10 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (2.72%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (2.38%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 7 (2.38%) Firmware
14 7 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (2.38%) NFS
15 6 (2.04%) DFS Replication
15 6 (2.04%) Docker
16 4 (1.36%) KVM
Systems Management
1 52 (17.69%) SCCM
2 35 (11.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 33 (11.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (10.88%) vCenter Server
5 27 (9.18%) Ansible
6 16 (5.44%) WSUS
7 15 (5.10%) SCOM
7 15 (5.10%) SCVMM
8 14 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
8 14 (4.76%) NetBackup
9 12 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (3.06%) Puppet
10 9 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (2.72%) Terraform
12 6 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (2.04%) Kubernetes
13 4 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (1.36%) QRadar
Vendors
1 175 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 166 (56.46%) VMware
3 58 (19.73%) Citrix
4 48 (16.33%) Oracle
5 37 (12.59%) Cisco
6 34 (11.56%) HP
7 28 (9.52%) EMC
8 22 (7.48%) SAP
8 22 (7.48%) Sophos
9 19 (6.46%) Dell
10 18 (6.12%) Apple
10 18 (6.12%) NetApp
11 17 (5.78%) McAfee
12 14 (4.76%) Lumension
12 14 (4.76%) Symantec
13 13 (4.42%) Hitachi
13 13 (4.42%) SolarWinds
13 13 (4.42%) Veeam
14 12 (4.08%) ESRI
14 12 (4.08%) IBM