Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 113 71
Rank change year-on-year -89 -42 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1261 2314 3149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 2.13% 2.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.34% 9.57% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 1435 1860
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £156 £177 £168
90th Percentile £475 £488 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £313
% change year-on-year +1.56% +2.40% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 139 270
UK median hourly rate £17.24 £20.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.90% +10.81% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.50 £38.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -23.81% +13.51% +5.71%

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 19876 24174 24575
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.78% 22.29% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12495 15252 14353
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1134 1270 1963
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 20 August 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 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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 -83 1137 £325 - 251
UK excluding London -65 869 £325 +1.56% 194
London -106 374 £350 - 70
South East -14 333 £350 +3.70% 49
North of England -64 176 £300 +3.90% 62
Midlands -29 107 £300 -7.69% 26
South West -14 106 £324 +4.86% 26
Scotland -43 91 £325 - 10
North West -12 81 £300 -7.69% 32
West Midlands -8 63 £320 -1.54% 19
East of England -57 54 £350 - 18
Yorkshire -3 53 £323 +7.50% 25
East Midlands -30 44 £300 -7.69% 7
North East -30 42 £245 -10.09% 5
Wales -20 10 £323 +29.00% 3
Northern Ireland -45 6 £250 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1261 (100.00%) Windows
2 873 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 842 (66.77%) Active Directory
4 789 (62.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 595 (47.18%) VMware
6 583 (46.23%) Microsoft
7 363 (28.79%) PowerShell
8 359 (28.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 340 (26.96%) Citrix
10 324 (25.69%) MS Exchange
11 318 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 304 (24.11%) DNS
13 288 (22.84%) Windows 7
14 253 (20.06%) SQL Server
15 241 (19.11%) SQL
16 231 (18.32%) Office 365
17 227 (18.00%) Linux
17 227 (18.00%) DHCP
18 226 (17.92%) Cisco
18 226 (17.92%) ITIL
19 214 (16.97%) Exchange Server 2010
20 209 (16.57%) Firewall
21 206 (16.34%) SAN
22 191 (15.15%) Migration
23 185 (14.67%) SCCM
24 182 (14.43%) Windows 10
25 178 (14.12%) HP
26 177 (14.04%) Hyper-V
27 171 (13.56%) Security Cleared
28 168 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 324 (25.69%) MS Exchange
2 214 (16.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 119 (9.44%) IIS
4 114 (9.04%) Skype for Business
5 103 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 96 (7.61%) SharePoint
7 46 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 40 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 38 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 28 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (1.74%) Apache
12 20 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
12 20 (1.59%) Tomcat
13 15 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (1.19%) CMS
13 15 (1.19%) JBoss
13 15 (1.19%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
14 12 (0.95%) WildFly
15 8 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 138 (10.94%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.79%) Acrobat
4 10 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.48%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.16%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 13 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.16%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.16%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.16%) FRx
5 2 (0.16%) Primavera
5 2 (0.16%) Scribe Insight
5 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.079%) Eikon
6 1 (0.079%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.079%) Pega PRPC
6 1 (0.079%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.079%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.079%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.079%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 231 (18.32%) Office 365
2 151 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (2.22%) IaaS
6 19 (1.51%) Mimecast
7 18 (1.43%) PaaS
8 8 (0.63%) SaaS
9 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.16%) G Suite
9 2 (0.16%) GitHub
9 2 (0.16%) HP Helion
9 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.079%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.079%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.079%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.079%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.079%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 304 (24.11%) DNS
2 227 (18.00%) DHCP
3 209 (16.57%) Firewall
4 206 (16.34%) SAN
5 160 (12.69%) LAN
6 158 (12.53%) WAN
7 104 (8.25%) TCP/IP
8 81 (6.42%) VPN
9 70 (5.55%) NetScaler
10 69 (5.47%) Internet
11 63 (5.00%) NAS
12 55 (4.36%) Skype
13 42 (3.33%) LDAP
14 38 (3.01%) VoIP
15 35 (2.78%) Network Security
15 35 (2.78%) VLAN
15 35 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
16 32 (2.54%) Wireless
17 28 (2.22%) HTTP
17 28 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (20.06%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 31 (2.46%) MySQL
6 24 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.51%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (0.71%) MS Access
12 9 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.56%) DB2
14 6 (0.48%) BODI
14 6 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (2.14%) MSI
2 25 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.51%) Jenkins
5 12 (0.95%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.40%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.32%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.32%) NUnit
8 4 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.32%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 2 (0.16%) JIRA
10 2 (0.16%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.079%) T4 Templates
General
1 156 (12.37%) Finance
2 89 (7.06%) Banking
3 21 (1.67%) Legal
4 18 (1.43%) Law
4 18 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.27%) Retail
6 15 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.19%) Publishing
7 10 (0.79%) Local Government
8 6 (0.48%) Back Office
9 4 (0.32%) Advertising
9 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.32%) Military
10 3 (0.24%) Billing
10 3 (0.24%) Marketing
11 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.16%) Front Office
11 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (15.62%) Analyst
2 183 (14.51%) Support Engineer
3 149 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 112 (8.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 107 (8.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 92 (7.30%) Administrator
6 92 (7.30%) Windows Engineer
7 85 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 71 (5.63%) Consultant
9 69 (5.47%) Support Analyst
10 67 (5.31%) Server Engineer
11 55 (4.36%) Desktop Support
12 53 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 52 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 52 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
14 49 (3.89%) Server Support
15 48 (3.81%) Active Directory Engineer
16 47 (3.73%) IT Analyst
16 47 (3.73%) IT Support
17 45 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.04%) .NET
2 36 (2.85%) Web Services
3 22 (1.74%) XML
4 20 (1.59%) CSS
5 18 (1.43%) Middleware
6 16 (1.27%) HTML
6 16 (1.27%) XSLT
7 13 (1.03%) jQuery
8 12 (0.95%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.71%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.63%) JSON
10 8 (0.63%) YAML
11 6 (0.48%) X-Windows
12 5 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (0.40%) LAMP
12 5 (0.40%) RESTful
13 4 (0.32%) WAP
13 4 (0.32%) XHTML
14 3 (0.24%) SAML
14 3 (0.24%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 80 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (6.11%) Clustering
4 45 (3.57%) Replication
5 40 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 37 (2.93%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.22%) Blackberry
8 26 (2.06%) PKI
9 23 (1.82%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.67%) Fat Client
10 21 (1.67%) Thin Client
11 20 (1.59%) EMC VNX
12 19 (1.51%) Private Cloud
12 19 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
13 17 (1.35%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.35%) Driving Licence
13 17 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.63%) NHS
14 8 (0.63%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1261 (100.00%) Windows
2 873 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 789 (62.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 359 (28.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 288 (22.84%) Windows 7
6 227 (18.00%) Linux
7 182 (14.43%) Windows 10
8 82 (6.50%) Unix
9 72 (5.71%) Windows XP
10 71 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 71 (5.63%) Windows 8
11 32 (2.54%) Solaris
12 28 (2.22%) Android
13 25 (1.98%) AIX
13 25 (1.98%) CentOS
14 21 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
15 20 (1.59%) SUSE
16 17 (1.35%) Windows Vista
17 16 (1.27%) Apple iOS
18 13 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (17.92%) ITIL
2 191 (15.15%) Migration
3 90 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 73 (5.79%) Change Management
5 68 (5.39%) Project Management
6 49 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (3.73%) High Availability
7 47 (3.73%) Service Delivery
8 46 (3.65%) Configuration Management
8 46 (3.65%) DevOps
9 43 (3.41%) Problem Management
10 38 (3.01%) ITIL V3
10 38 (3.01%) Patch Management
11 35 (2.78%) Incident Management
11 35 (2.78%) TOGAF
12 34 (2.70%) Service Management
13 32 (2.54%) Capacity Management
14 31 (2.46%) Load Balancing
15 30 (2.38%) Server Building
16 29 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 363 (28.79%) PowerShell
2 241 (19.11%) SQL
3 58 (4.60%) VBScript
4 38 (3.01%) Python
5 36 (2.85%) Perl
6 35 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 34 (2.70%) C#
7 34 (2.70%) Java
8 32 (2.54%) VB
9 31 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 19 (1.51%) T-SQL
11 11 (0.87%) C
11 11 (0.87%) PHP
12 8 (0.63%) Korn
12 8 (0.63%) Ruby
13 7 (0.56%) C-shell
13 7 (0.56%) REXX
13 7 (0.56%) Tcl
13 7 (0.56%) VBA
14 6 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 171 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 168 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 105 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 97 (7.69%) MCSE
5 56 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 50 (3.97%) Degree
7 46 (3.65%) MCP
8 45 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (3.41%) MCSA
10 39 (3.09%) CCNA
11 31 (2.46%) MCITP
12 25 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 23 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (1.74%) CCNP
14 22 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (0.87%) DBS Check
16 11 (0.87%) JNCIA
17 10 (0.79%) MCDBA
18 9 (0.71%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.76%) SLA
2 19 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.87%) QA
4 6 (0.48%) PMO
5 5 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.24%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.079%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.079%) MiFID
7 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 842 (66.77%) Active Directory
2 318 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (14.04%) Hyper-V
4 148 (11.74%) VMware ESXi
5 142 (11.26%) XenApp
6 114 (9.04%) vSphere
7 101 (8.01%) XenDesktop
8 50 (3.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 50 (3.97%) XenServer
9 33 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
10 32 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
12 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 13 (1.03%) DFS Replication
13 13 (1.03%) VMware NSX
13 13 (1.03%) VMware Server
14 12 (0.95%) Terminal Services
15 9 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.56%) Openswan
16 7 (0.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 185 (14.67%) SCCM
2 60 (4.76%) SCOM
3 57 (4.52%) NetBackup
4 51 (4.04%) WSUS
5 40 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 32 (2.54%) vCenter Server
7 28 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 28 (2.22%) Puppet
8 27 (2.14%) AirWatch
9 25 (1.98%) PowerCLI
10 24 (1.90%) Ansible
11 23 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
13 18 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 18 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 17 (1.35%) Backup Exec
15 16 (1.27%) Netcool
16 15 (1.19%) vRealize
17 14 (1.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 595 (47.18%) VMware
2 583 (46.23%) Microsoft
3 340 (26.96%) Citrix
4 226 (17.92%) Cisco
5 178 (14.12%) HP
6 97 (7.69%) NetApp
7 83 (6.58%) Oracle
8 82 (6.50%) Symantec
9 81 (6.42%) Red Hat
10 70 (5.55%) Dell
11 60 (4.76%) McAfee
12 57 (4.52%) EMC
13 40 (3.17%) Juniper
14 38 (3.01%) Apple
15 33 (2.62%) Veeam
16 32 (2.54%) Veritas
17 31 (2.46%) Sophos
18 29 (2.30%) IBM
19 28 (2.22%) F5
20 25 (1.98%) CheckPoint