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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
Rank 177 113 63
Rank change year-on-year -64 -50  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 684 1108 1520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 2.08% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.29% 9.67% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 637 824
Median daily rate £350 £325 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £313
% change year-on-year +8.87% -0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 65 145
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +6.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £56.02 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9387 11455 11536
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 21.53% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5975 7097 6555
Median daily rate £408 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 682 944
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -59 635 £350 +7.69% 236
London -44 211 £375 +4.16% 64
South East -33 171 £354 +14.11% 54
Hampshire -18 63 £400 +23.07% 17
South West -4 60 £300 +2.56% 13
East of England -17 45 £323 -5.14% 9
West Midlands +12 38 £400 +29.03% 25
North West -4 38 £330 -5.71% 36
City of London -15 36 £350 -12.50% 16
Buckinghamshire +16 33 £350 +7.69% 7
Scotland -39 31 £400 +23.07% 8
Milton Keynes +20 30 £350 -12.50% 4
East Midlands -18 28 £275 -15.38% 8
Berkshire -10 26 £363 +43.56% 15
Yorkshire +3 23 £344 +22.76% 19
North East -2 22 £290 +15.88% 8
Bristol +9 21 £338 +20.53% 5
Gloucestershire +16 20 £120 -53.84% 1
Tyne and Wear 0 20 £290 +18.36% 8
Surrey -37 20 £388 +24.49% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 19 £290 +18.36% 7
Cambridgeshire +14 16 £350 +11.55% 5
Manchester -1 15 £345 +43.75% 21
West Yorkshire +5 14 £375 +8.69% 14
Derbyshire +2 14 £150 -57.14%
Reading -1 14 £400 +142.42% 7
Hook -4 14 £325 +3.17% 1
Hertfordshire -4 13 £338 -13.18% 3
Derby - 12 £150 -
Telford +40 11 £425 - 1

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 1633 (100.00%) Windows
2 1162 (71.16%) Windows Server
3 1029 (63.01%) Active Directory
4 984 (60.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 822 (50.34%) Microsoft
6 797 (48.81%) VMware
7 538 (32.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 480 (29.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 440 (26.94%) DNS
10 435 (26.64%) Windows 7
11 415 (25.41%) MS Exchange
12 389 (23.82%) PowerShell
13 381 (23.33%) Citrix
14 366 (22.41%) SQL Server
15 341 (20.88%) SQL
16 335 (20.51%) Security Cleared
17 318 (19.47%) ITIL
18 313 (19.17%) Linux
19 295 (18.06%) DHCP
20 289 (17.70%) SCCM
21 277 (16.96%) Exchange Server 2010
22 273 (16.72%) Firewall
23 262 (16.04%) MS Excel
24 252 (15.43%) Cisco
25 247 (15.13%) Hyper-V
26 228 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
27 226 (13.84%) Finance
28 225 (13.78%) SC Cleared
29 220 (13.47%) HP
30 218 (13.35%) SAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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
1 415 (25.41%) MS Exchange
2 277 (16.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 148 (9.06%) IIS
4 131 (8.02%) Skype for Business
5 129 (7.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 126 (7.72%) SharePoint
7 86 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 31 (1.90%) WebLogic
10 30 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 29 (1.78%) Apache
12 21 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
14 15 (0.92%) Tomcat
15 14 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.67%) CMS
18 10 (0.61%) Drupal
18 10 (0.61%) WebSphere
18 10 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 262 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 188 (11.51%) MS Office
3 17 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.37%) MS Project
5 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.061%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.43%) Demantra
4 7 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.43%) SnowdropKCS
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.24%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.12%) assyst
7 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.061%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.061%) Postilion
8 1 (0.061%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.061%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.061%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 206 (12.61%) Office 365
2 176 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (1.78%) SaaS
6 25 (1.53%) IaaS
7 10 (0.61%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.55%) PaaS
9 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.37%) GitHub
11 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.24%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.18%) G Suite
14 2 (0.12%) AWS OpsWorks
15 1 (0.061%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.061%) IBM PureFlex
15 1 (0.061%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 440 (26.94%) DNS
2 295 (18.06%) DHCP
3 273 (16.72%) Firewall
4 218 (13.35%) SAN
5 172 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 131 (8.02%) LAN
7 128 (7.84%) WAN
8 92 (5.63%) VPN
9 76 (4.65%) Internet
10 65 (3.98%) NAS
10 65 (3.98%) Skype
10 65 (3.98%) VoIP
11 61 (3.74%) NetScaler
12 50 (3.06%) SMTP
13 47 (2.88%) Wireless
14 44 (2.69%) Remote Desktop
14 44 (2.69%) SSL
14 44 (2.69%) VLAN
15 42 (2.57%) LDAP
16 39 (2.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 106 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 101 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (3.18%) Oracle Database
5 48 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 47 (2.88%) MySQL
7 36 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 34 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (1.35%) Relational Database
11 21 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
13 18 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
13 18 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
14 16 (0.98%) DB2
15 15 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (0.73%) BODI
Development Applications
1 36 (2.20%) MSI
2 35 (2.14%) Jenkins
3 28 (1.71%) TeamCity
4 25 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
5 23 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (1.04%) Git (software)
8 12 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
9 11 (0.67%) JIRA
10 7 (0.43%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.43%) StarTeam
10 7 (0.43%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.37%) Subversion
11 6 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.24%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.24%) Grunt
12 4 (0.24%) JDeveloper
12 4 (0.24%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.18%) Mocha
General
1 226 (13.84%) Finance
2 48 (2.94%) Banking
3 37 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 31 (1.90%) Retail
5 26 (1.59%) Law
6 23 (1.41%) Local Government
7 18 (1.10%) Back Office
8 17 (1.04%) Legal
8 17 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.80%) Games
9 13 (0.80%) Marketing
10 12 (0.73%) Advertising
11 11 (0.67%) Military
12 10 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.55%) Publishing
14 7 (0.43%) Electronics
15 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.061%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.061%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 215 (13.17%) Support Engineer
2 185 (11.33%) Analyst
3 182 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 135 (8.27%) Windows Engineer
5 107 (6.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 106 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 101 (6.18%) Consultant
8 95 (5.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 93 (5.70%) Support Analyst
10 89 (5.45%) Administrator
11 82 (5.02%) Architect
12 77 (4.72%) Server Engineer
13 74 (4.53%) Wintel Engineer
14 68 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
15 67 (4.10%) IT Support
16 65 (3.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 64 (3.92%) Desktop Support
18 58 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 58 (3.55%) VMware Engineer
19 53 (3.25%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (3.98%) .NET
2 62 (3.80%) XML
3 44 (2.69%) Web Services
4 38 (2.33%) HTML
5 32 (1.96%) CSS
6 20 (1.22%) ASP.NET
7 14 (0.86%) JSON
8 11 (0.67%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.61%) Regular Expression
9 10 (0.61%) YAML
10 9 (0.55%) WCF
11 8 (0.49%) MSMQ
11 8 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (0.49%) SAML
12 7 (0.43%) J2EE
12 7 (0.43%) MCollective
12 7 (0.43%) SOAP
13 6 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
13 6 (0.37%) JSP
13 6 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.53%) Clustering
2 110 (6.74%) Data Centre
3 69 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 54 (3.31%) Replication
5 50 (3.06%) Fat Client
5 50 (3.06%) Thin Client
6 48 (2.94%) PKI
7 36 (2.20%) Client/Server
8 30 (1.84%) Blackberry
9 28 (1.71%) Computer Science
10 19 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (0.86%) NHS
11 14 (0.86%) Public Cloud
12 13 (0.80%) Driving Licence
12 13 (0.80%) EMC VNX
13 11 (0.67%) CMDB
14 10 (0.61%) AS400
14 10 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1633 (100.00%) Windows
2 1162 (71.16%) Windows Server
3 984 (60.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 538 (32.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 435 (26.64%) Windows 7
6 313 (19.17%) Linux
7 187 (11.45%) Windows 10
8 122 (7.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 110 (6.74%) Unix
10 99 (6.06%) Windows XP
11 83 (5.08%) Windows 8
12 52 (3.18%) AIX
13 49 (3.00%) Solaris
14 39 (2.39%) Android
15 33 (2.02%) HPUX
16 30 (1.84%) Apple iOS
16 30 (1.84%) Mac OS X
16 30 (1.84%) Ubuntu
17 25 (1.53%) Windows Vista
18 23 (1.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (19.47%) ITIL
2 189 (11.57%) Migration
3 101 (6.18%) Change Management
4 79 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 77 (4.72%) DevOps
6 74 (4.53%) Project Management
7 67 (4.10%) Incident Management
8 63 (3.86%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (3.86%) Problem Management
9 61 (3.74%) Service Management
10 59 (3.61%) Configuration Management
10 59 (3.61%) Virtual Environments
11 58 (3.55%) High Availability
12 51 (3.12%) Patch Management
13 47 (2.88%) Change Control
14 46 (2.82%) Time Management
15 42 (2.57%) Root Cause Analysis
16 41 (2.51%) Service Delivery
17 40 (2.45%) Load Balancing
17 40 (2.45%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 389 (23.82%) PowerShell
2 341 (20.88%) SQL
3 75 (4.59%) VBScript
4 54 (3.31%) Python
5 47 (2.88%) VB
6 44 (2.69%) JavaScript
7 35 (2.14%) Java
8 34 (2.08%) C#
9 28 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 23 (1.41%) Perl
11 20 (1.22%) PL/SQL
12 18 (1.10%) C
13 15 (0.92%) PHP
13 15 (0.92%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.73%) REXX
14 12 (0.73%) Tcl
15 11 (0.67%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.49%) C++
17 7 (0.43%) Korn
17 7 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 335 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 228 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 225 (13.78%) SC Cleared
4 130 (7.96%) MCSE
5 77 (4.72%) DV Cleared
6 75 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
7 72 (4.41%) MCSA
8 70 (4.29%) CCNA
9 68 (4.16%) MCITP
10 51 (3.12%) Degree
11 50 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 46 (2.82%) MCP
13 36 (2.20%) CCNP
14 35 (2.14%) DBS Check
15 28 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (1.65%) MCTS
17 17 (1.04%) MCDBA
18 16 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
18 16 (0.98%) ISTQB
19 15 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.86%) SLA
2 29 (1.78%) JSP 440
3 19 (1.16%) QA
4 18 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.18%) PMO
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.061%) BS7799
11 1 (0.061%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.061%) RMADS
System Software
1 1029 (63.01%) Active Directory
2 480 (29.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 247 (15.13%) Hyper-V
4 211 (12.92%) XenApp
5 153 (9.37%) vSphere
6 125 (7.65%) XenDesktop
7 124 (7.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 116 (7.10%) VMware ESXi
9 113 (6.92%) VMware ESX
10 43 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
11 41 (2.51%) XenServer
12 21 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
13 18 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (1.04%) Terminal Services
15 15 (0.92%) Firmware
16 12 (0.73%) BitLocker
17 11 (0.67%) UAG
17 11 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 11 (0.67%) VMware Server
18 10 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 289 (17.70%) SCCM
2 88 (5.39%) SCOM
3 69 (4.23%) WSUS
4 48 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 44 (2.69%) NetBackup
5 44 (2.69%) Puppet
6 41 (2.51%) Backup Exec
7 34 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 33 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 33 (2.02%) Tivoli
9 31 (1.90%) Ansible
10 28 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 27 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
12 25 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 21 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 20 (1.22%) Netcool
15 18 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 18 (1.10%) PowerCLI
15 18 (1.10%) vRealize
16 17 (1.04%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 822 (50.34%) Microsoft
2 797 (48.81%) VMware
3 381 (23.33%) Citrix
4 252 (15.43%) Cisco
5 220 (13.47%) HP
6 141 (8.63%) Red Hat
7 113 (6.92%) Oracle
8 103 (6.31%) NetApp
9 101 (6.18%) Symantec
10 62 (3.80%) Dell
11 59 (3.61%) Apple
12 57 (3.49%) IBM
13 55 (3.37%) EMC
14 46 (2.82%) AppSense
15 40 (2.45%) Intel Security
16 36 (2.20%) Juniper
17 34 (2.08%) Veritas
18 33 (2.02%) F5
18 33 (2.02%) Veeam
19 32 (1.96%) Sophos
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £285 - £315 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £130 to £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 26 days ago