Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 175 110
Rank change year-on-year -22 -65 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,388 1,370 2,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.52% 2.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.66% 7.35% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 925 1,347
UK median daily rate £310 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +3.08% -
10th Percentile £156 £158 £175
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £325 £315
% change year-on-year -10.77% +3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 89 155
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.89% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.48 £11.35
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00% +8.11%

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 20,851 18,634 23,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 20.63% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,195 11,788 14,479
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £205
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,344 1,118 1,382
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.51
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.85 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -3.94% +4.76%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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 -45 1,152 £325 -3.70% 329
UK excluding London -23 931 £290 -10.77% 241
London -29 438 £375 - 115
South East -77 238 £375 +10.29% 74
North of England +6 207 £275 -8.33% 61
Scotland +39 192 £283 -27.56% 18
Midlands -23 107 £290 -3.33% 30
South West +5 101 £286 -2.97% 29
North East +30 86 £275 -1.79% 5
North West -12 81 £305 -3.79% 32
East of England -14 65 £275 -14.73% 20
West Midlands -29 61 £275 - 18
East Midlands -2 48 £293 -2.50% 12
Yorkshire -15 40 £225 -28.57% 24
Wales +5 24 £160 -7.25% 8
Northern Ireland +4 3 £244 +8.33% 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 1,388 (100.00%) Windows
2 955 (68.80%) Active Directory
3 952 (68.59%) Windows Server
4 803 (57.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 757 (54.54%) Microsoft
6 747 (53.82%) VMware
7 507 (36.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 429 (30.91%) Citrix
9 421 (30.33%) DNS
10 408 (29.39%) Windows 7
11 406 (29.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 364 (26.22%) PowerShell
13 360 (25.94%) DHCP
14 331 (23.85%) MS Exchange
15 330 (23.78%) Security Cleared
16 323 (23.27%) Office 365
17 314 (22.62%) ITIL
18 282 (20.32%) SCCM
19 255 (18.37%) Windows 10
20 254 (18.30%) SC Cleared
21 251 (18.08%) SQL
21 251 (18.08%) HP
22 250 (18.01%) VMware ESXi
23 246 (17.72%) SQL Server
24 225 (16.21%) XenApp
25 223 (16.07%) Hyper-V
26 207 (14.91%) Microsoft Office
26 207 (14.91%) Finance
27 201 (14.48%) Microsoft Certification
28 193 (13.90%) Cisco

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
1 331 (23.85%) MS Exchange
2 191 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 153 (11.02%) IIS
4 141 (10.16%) Skype for Business
5 127 (9.15%) SharePoint
6 91 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 42 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 39 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 37 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
11 28 (2.02%) Apache
12 25 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
13 19 (1.37%) Tomcat
14 14 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 13 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
16 11 (0.79%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.65%) CMS
18 8 (0.58%) Apache Spark
19 7 (0.50%) JBoss
19 7 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 207 (14.91%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.95%) InfoPath
3 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.072%) Revit
7 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.14%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
4 1 (0.072%) Demantra
4 1 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.072%) Eikon
4 1 (0.072%) Maximo
4 1 (0.072%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.072%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.072%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 323 (23.27%) Office 365
2 189 (13.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.38%) PaaS
5 27 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (1.95%) IaaS
6 19 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.15%) Mimecast
8 15 (1.08%) Datadog
9 14 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (0.86%) Yammer
11 10 (0.72%) SaaS
12 6 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.36%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.29%) G Suite
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
16 1 (0.072%) OpenShift
16 1 (0.072%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 421 (30.33%) DNS
2 360 (25.94%) DHCP
3 192 (13.83%) SAN
4 179 (12.90%) Firewall
5 164 (11.82%) LAN
6 152 (10.95%) WAN
7 105 (7.56%) TCP/IP
8 90 (6.48%) Skype
9 87 (6.27%) VPN
10 81 (5.84%) NetScaler
11 46 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
12 45 (3.24%) Internet
12 45 (3.24%) VoIP
13 35 (2.52%) NAS
13 35 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
14 34 (2.45%) iSCSI
14 34 (2.45%) Wireless
15 33 (2.38%) SSL
16 30 (2.16%) 3G
16 30 (2.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (1.66%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 15 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (0.94%) MySQL
10 11 (0.79%) Big Data
10 11 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.65%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.65%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.58%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.58%) HBase
13 7 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (2.74%) Jenkins
2 37 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 32 (2.31%) HP UFT
3 32 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (2.23%) WinRunner
5 30 (2.16%) MSI
6 17 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (1.22%) Travis CI
7 16 (1.15%) JIRA
7 16 (1.15%) Vagrant
8 15 (1.08%) Subversion
9 11 (0.79%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.72%) Git (software)
10 10 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (0.72%) TestDirector
11 7 (0.50%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.36%) FishEye
13 5 (0.36%) StarTeam
13 5 (0.36%) WinDbg
General
1 207 (14.91%) Finance
2 54 (3.89%) Banking
3 28 (2.02%) Legal
4 25 (1.80%) Retail
5 19 (1.37%) Back Office
5 19 (1.37%) Law
6 17 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 12 (0.86%) Local Government
8 11 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.58%) Advertising
9 8 (0.58%) Military
10 7 (0.50%) Publishing
11 6 (0.43%) Automotive
11 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.43%) Marketing
12 4 (0.29%) Games
13 3 (0.22%) International Banking
14 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.072%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 198 (14.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 197 (14.19%) Support Engineer
3 188 (13.54%) Analyst
4 121 (8.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 109 (7.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 84 (6.05%) Server Engineer
7 80 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 78 (5.62%) Windows Engineer
9 73 (5.26%) Support Analyst
10 71 (5.12%) Desktop Support
11 64 (4.61%) Administrator
11 64 (4.61%) IT Support
12 59 (4.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 51 (3.67%) Architect
14 49 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 49 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 49 (3.53%) Consultant
14 49 (3.53%) Infrastructure Support
14 49 (3.53%) Wintel Engineer
15 48 (3.46%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.03%) .NET
2 48 (3.46%) XML
3 38 (2.74%) CSS
4 31 (2.23%) jQuery
5 30 (2.16%) XSLT
6 24 (1.73%) LDAP
7 17 (1.22%) Web Services
8 16 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (0.86%) HTML
10 10 (0.72%) X-Windows
11 9 (0.65%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.65%) Middleware
12 8 (0.58%) REST
13 7 (0.50%) Kafka
14 6 (0.43%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.43%) LEMP Stack
14 6 (0.43%) Sensu
14 6 (0.43%) WPF
15 5 (0.36%) ADSI
15 5 (0.36%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.93%) Clustering
2 99 (7.13%) Data Centre
3 94 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (6.34%) Computer Science
5 80 (5.76%) PKI
6 60 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
7 57 (4.11%) Fat Client
7 57 (4.11%) Thin Client
8 51 (3.67%) Management Information System
9 42 (3.03%) Blackberry
10 35 (2.52%) PDA
11 33 (2.38%) Replication
12 22 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (1.22%) EMC VNX
14 14 (1.01%) iPhone
15 12 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (0.86%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.79%) Driving Licence
16 11 (0.79%) iPad
16 11 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,388 (100.00%) Windows
2 952 (68.59%) Windows Server
3 803 (57.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 408 (29.39%) Windows 7
5 406 (29.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 255 (18.37%) Windows 10
7 164 (11.82%) Linux
8 106 (7.64%) Windows 8
9 74 (5.33%) Windows XP
10 64 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 58 (4.18%) Unix
12 48 (3.46%) AIX
13 44 (3.17%) Android
13 44 (3.17%) Solaris
14 43 (3.10%) Apple iOS
15 41 (2.95%) Windows Vista
16 33 (2.38%) CentOS
17 25 (1.80%) Windows Phone
18 23 (1.66%) Mac OS X
18 23 (1.66%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (22.62%) ITIL
2 180 (12.97%) Migration
3 157 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
4 127 (9.15%) Change Management
5 94 (6.77%) Service Delivery
6 71 (5.12%) Configuration Management
7 70 (5.04%) Incident Management
8 62 (4.47%) High Availability
9 61 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (4.11%) Service Management
11 55 (3.96%) DevOps
12 54 (3.89%) Root Cause Analysis
13 50 (3.60%) Virtual Environments
14 49 (3.53%) ITIL V3
15 48 (3.46%) Business Continuity
15 48 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
16 47 (3.39%) Load Balancing
17 46 (3.31%) Problem Management
18 45 (3.24%) Test Scripting
18 45 (3.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 364 (26.22%) PowerShell
2 251 (18.08%) SQL
3 48 (3.46%) C#
3 48 (3.46%) VBScript
4 47 (3.39%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.24%) Python
6 36 (2.59%) C
7 24 (1.73%) Bash Shell
8 22 (1.59%) Java
8 22 (1.59%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.08%) Perl
10 13 (0.94%) VB
11 10 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.58%) Java 8
12 8 (0.58%) Ruby
13 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.43%) VBA
14 4 (0.29%) AWK
14 4 (0.29%) sed
15 3 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 330 (23.78%) Security Cleared
2 254 (18.30%) SC Cleared
3 201 (14.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 119 (8.57%) Degree
5 117 (8.43%) MCSE
6 75 (5.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 60 (4.32%) DV Cleared
8 54 (3.89%) MCSA
9 52 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 51 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (3.10%) CCNA
12 39 (2.81%) BPSS Clearance
13 36 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
14 35 (2.52%) ISTQB
15 32 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (2.02%) MCITP
17 26 (1.87%) DBS Check
18 25 (1.80%) CCNP
19 24 (1.73%) MCP
20 13 (0.94%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.18%) SLA
2 37 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.94%) QA
5 10 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.43%) PMO
7 5 (0.36%) GDPR
8 3 (0.22%) COBIT
8 3 (0.22%) FISMA
8 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.22%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.14%) GCP
9 2 (0.14%) GxP
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.072%) GPG13
System Software
1 955 (68.80%) Active Directory
2 507 (36.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (18.01%) VMware ESXi
4 225 (16.21%) XenApp
5 223 (16.07%) Hyper-V
6 149 (10.73%) vSphere
7 135 (9.73%) XenDesktop
8 88 (6.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 57 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
10 53 (3.82%) XenServer
11 43 (3.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 30 (2.16%) Docker
13 25 (1.80%) NFS
14 23 (1.66%) DFS Replication
15 19 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
16 18 (1.30%) VirtualBox
17 17 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
17 17 (1.22%) VMware NSX
18 14 (1.01%) Squid
19 9 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 282 (20.32%) SCCM
2 76 (5.48%) WSUS
3 72 (5.19%) SCOM
4 52 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 51 (3.67%) McAfee ePO
6 44 (3.17%) Ansible
7 39 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
8 38 (2.74%) Puppet
9 35 (2.52%) Backup Exec
10 33 (2.38%) AirWatch
10 33 (2.38%) HP ALM
11 28 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
12 27 (1.95%) vCenter Server
13 24 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 23 (1.66%) NetBackup
14 23 (1.66%) XenMobile
15 22 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
15 22 (1.59%) SAP Afaria
15 22 (1.59%) vRealize
16 21 (1.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 757 (54.54%) Microsoft
2 747 (53.82%) VMware
3 429 (30.91%) Citrix
4 251 (18.08%) HP
5 193 (13.90%) Cisco
6 132 (9.51%) McAfee
7 125 (9.01%) Ivanti
8 78 (5.62%) NetApp
9 77 (5.55%) Apple
10 67 (4.83%) Oracle
11 61 (4.39%) SAP
12 54 (3.89%) Symantec
13 53 (3.82%) Veritas
14 50 (3.60%) EMC
15 41 (2.95%) Dell
16 39 (2.81%) Veeam
17 38 (2.74%) ThinPrint
18 32 (2.31%) SolarWinds
19 31 (2.23%) Google
20 28 (2.02%) IBM