Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 406 211 270
Rank change year-on-year -195 +59 -68
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 237 849 974
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 1.27% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.88% 6.17% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 620 647
Median daily rate £413 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% +0.69% +11.54%
10th Percentile £203 £159 £150
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +3.45% -0.68% +21.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 30 59
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £14.80 £15.91 £11.90
90th Percentile £70.00 £47.00 £45.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.11% +32.14%

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 8,238 13,752 20,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.06% 20.54% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,335 8,807 12,956
Median daily rate £440 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £166 £136 £158
90th Percentile £615 £600 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 1,039 1,230
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +3.44% +2.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.25 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% +3.23%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -181 180 £413 +12.55% 98
UK excluding London -117 135 £375 +3.45% 80
London -60 79 £450 +20.00% 24
Work from Home -187 53 £425 -5.56% 14
South East -44 31 £400 +0.31% 24
Scotland -16 30 £420 +5.00% 5
South West +4 26 £375 +10.29% 12
East of England +16 15 £325 -7.14% 5
Midlands +24 13 £238 -24.00% 18
North of England -39 13 £250 -33.33% 15
West Midlands +32 11 £238 -13.64% 9
Yorkshire +12 9 £250 -41.18% 7
Wales -7 6 £425 +41.67% 1
North West -12 3 £331 -5.36% 8
East Midlands +10 2 £265 -15.20% 9
Northern Ireland +10 1 - -
North East +2 1 £205 -45.33%

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Windows
2 175 (73.84%) Windows Server
3 151 (63.71%) Active Directory
4 132 (55.70%) VMware
4 132 (55.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 103 (43.46%) Windows Server 2016
6 102 (43.04%) VMware Infrastructure
7 100 (42.19%) Security Cleared
8 98 (41.35%) Microsoft
9 95 (40.08%) PowerShell
10 86 (36.29%) Azure
11 73 (30.80%) Migration
12 72 (30.38%) Microsoft 365
13 69 (29.11%) SC Cleared
14 64 (27.00%) Windows Server 2019
15 58 (24.47%) Hyper-V
15 58 (24.47%) MS Exchange
16 56 (23.63%) Windows 10
17 54 (22.78%) DNS
17 54 (22.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 51 (21.52%) SQL Server
19 50 (21.10%) Windows 7
20 45 (18.99%) Cisco
21 44 (18.57%) ITIL
22 43 (18.14%) Windows Server 2003
23 42 (17.72%) SQL
23 42 (17.72%) DHCP
23 42 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2010
24 37 (15.61%) Citrix
25 36 (15.19%) 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 58 (24.47%) MS Exchange
2 42 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (10.13%) SharePoint
4 23 (9.70%) Skype for Business
5 22 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (5.91%) ArcGIS
9 9 (3.80%) IIS
10 6 (2.53%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.27%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.84%) Apache
12 2 (0.84%) Documentum
12 2 (0.84%) Drupal
12 2 (0.84%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.84%) WordPress
13 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (11.39%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.91%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.84%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 86 (36.29%) Azure
2 72 (30.38%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (8.86%) AWS
4 18 (7.59%) IaaS
5 16 (6.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 7 (2.95%) PaaS
6 7 (2.95%) SaaS
7 4 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.69%) GCP
7 4 (1.69%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.84%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.84%) GitHub
9 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.84%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.84%) Yammer
10 1 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 54 (22.78%) DNS
2 42 (17.72%) DHCP
3 36 (15.19%) SAN
4 30 (12.66%) Firewall
5 24 (10.13%) Skype
6 19 (8.02%) TCP/IP
7 17 (7.17%) VPN
8 14 (5.91%) LAN
8 14 (5.91%) VoIP
9 13 (5.49%) VSAN
10 11 (4.64%) WAN
11 9 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (3.80%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (3.80%) Internet
11 9 (3.80%) Network Security
12 8 (3.38%) NetScaler
13 7 (2.95%) IPv4
13 7 (2.95%) SSL
14 5 (2.11%) Ethernet
14 5 (2.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.38%) GIS
4 7 (2.95%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.69%) MySQL
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.84%) Power BI
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Hudson
2 3 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.84%) MSI
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.42%) JUnit
4 1 (0.42%) PyUnit
4 1 (0.42%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.42%) Subversion
4 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.42%) Travis CI
General
1 25 (10.55%) Finance
2 20 (8.44%) Public Sector
3 8 (3.38%) Banking
4 4 (1.69%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.27%) Dutch Language
5 3 (1.27%) German Language
5 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.27%) Legal
5 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.27%) Retail
6 2 (0.84%) International Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Military
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (19.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (7.17%) Azure Engineer
3 14 (5.91%) Windows Engineer
4 13 (5.49%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (5.06%) Administrator
5 12 (5.06%) Analyst
5 12 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (4.64%) Architect
6 11 (4.64%) Citrix Engineer
7 10 (4.22%) VMware Engineer
8 9 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (3.38%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 8 (3.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.38%) Server Engineer
10 7 (2.95%) Technical Support
11 6 (2.53%) IT Manager
11 6 (2.53%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.11%) LDAP
2 4 (1.69%) JSON
3 2 (0.84%) Java EE
3 2 (0.84%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) CSS
4 1 (0.42%) jQuery
4 1 (0.42%) ServiceStack
4 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) XML
4 1 (0.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.02%) Data Centre
3 17 (7.17%) Clustering
4 13 (5.49%) Private Cloud
5 12 (5.06%) Replication
6 9 (3.80%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.53%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.53%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.11%) CMDB
8 5 (2.11%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.11%) HP StoreVirtual
9 4 (1.69%) CCTV
9 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.27%) CESG
10 3 (1.27%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.27%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.27%) NHS
11 2 (0.84%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 237 (100.00%) Windows
2 175 (73.84%) Windows Server
3 132 (55.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 103 (43.46%) Windows Server 2016
5 64 (27.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 56 (23.63%) Windows 10
7 50 (21.10%) Windows 7
8 43 (18.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (13.50%) Linux
10 15 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.38%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.95%) CentOS
12 7 (2.95%) Unix
12 7 (2.95%) VMS
12 7 (2.95%) Windows 2000
13 5 (2.11%) Android
14 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.69%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.69%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (30.80%) Migration
2 54 (22.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 44 (18.57%) ITIL
4 28 (11.81%) DevOps
4 28 (11.81%) High Availability
5 22 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (7.59%) Configuration Management
8 16 (6.75%) Load Balancing
9 15 (6.33%) Patch Management
10 14 (5.91%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (5.91%) Test Scripting
11 13 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (5.49%) Data Migration
11 13 (5.49%) Systems Engineering
12 12 (5.06%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (5.06%) Service Design
13 10 (4.22%) Data Protection
13 10 (4.22%) Infrastructure as Code
14 8 (3.38%) Stakeholder Identification
Programming Languages
1 95 (40.08%) PowerShell
2 42 (17.72%) SQL
3 15 (6.33%) C
3 15 (6.33%) VB
4 9 (3.80%) Python
5 5 (2.11%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.69%) Java
6 4 (1.69%) VBScript
7 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (42.19%) Security Cleared
2 69 (29.11%) SC Cleared
3 36 (15.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (13.92%) DV Cleared
5 21 (8.86%) MCSE
6 16 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (4.64%) Degree
8 9 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.95%) CCNA
10 5 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.27%) VCAP
12 2 (0.84%) MCSA
13 1 (0.42%) CCNP
13 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.42%) MCITP
13 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.22%) SLA
2 7 (2.95%) Government Security Classifications
3 6 (2.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (2.11%) GDPR
5 4 (1.69%) NCSC
5 4 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.27%) QA
7 1 (0.42%) DICOM
7 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 151 (63.71%) Active Directory
2 102 (43.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (24.47%) Hyper-V
4 32 (13.50%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (11.39%) vSphere
6 20 (8.44%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (7.59%) VMware NSX
8 15 (6.33%) XenApp
9 8 (3.38%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.53%) Docker
11 4 (1.69%) vCloud
11 4 (1.69%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.84%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.42%) Firmware
13 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 31 (13.08%) SCCM
2 20 (8.44%) Terraform
3 18 (7.59%) Ansible
4 17 (7.17%) SCOM
5 14 (5.91%) Kubernetes
5 14 (5.91%) vCenter Server
6 13 (5.49%) WSUS
7 11 (4.64%) NetBackup
8 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (4.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (3.80%) Puppet
9 9 (3.80%) vRealize
10 8 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (2.95%) Backup Exec
11 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (2.95%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (2.53%) AirWatch
12 6 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (2.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 132 (55.70%) VMware
2 98 (41.35%) Microsoft
3 45 (18.99%) Cisco
4 37 (15.61%) Citrix
5 32 (13.50%) HP
6 23 (9.70%) Oracle
7 20 (8.44%) Lumension
7 20 (8.44%) Sophos
8 15 (6.33%) IBM
9 14 (5.91%) ESRI
9 14 (5.91%) NetApp
10 12 (5.06%) SolarWinds
11 11 (4.64%) Symantec
12 10 (4.22%) Dell
12 10 (4.22%) IronPort
12 10 (4.22%) Red Hat
13 8 (3.38%) EMC
13 8 (3.38%) F5
13 8 (3.38%) Veeam
14 7 (2.95%) BMC