Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 200 103
Rank change year-on-year -17 -97 -34
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,342 1,270 2,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.29% 1.32% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.21% 6.40% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 835 1,470
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - -
10th Percentile £157 £158 £175
90th Percentile £488 £485 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year -11.54% +3.17% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 101 148
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £42.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +11.11%

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 21,610 19,830 24,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 20.67% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,524 12,508 15,468
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £195 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,475 1,149 1,325
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +4.04%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -31 1,114 £325 -3.70% 292
UK excluding London -9 882 £288 -11.54% 238
London -1 439 £375 - 83
South East -74 215 £380 +8.57% 54
North of England +13 201 £272 -9.25% 74
Scotland +34 190 £280 -15.47% 16
South West -14 97 £286 -8.40% 23
Midlands -24 95 £288 -4.17% 38
North East +34 87 £275 +22.22% 9
North West -10 79 £250 -16.67% 37
East of England +4 70 £275 -15.38% 20
West Midlands -36 63 £275 -14.06% 23
Yorkshire -25 35 £220 -32.31% 28
East Midlands +2 34 £290 -3.33% 15
Wales -2 18 £220 +22.22% 11
Northern Ireland +13 2 £244 -2.50% 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 1,342 (100.00%) Windows
2 952 (70.94%) Windows Server
3 925 (68.93%) Active Directory
4 763 (56.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 735 (54.77%) Microsoft
6 712 (53.06%) VMware
7 495 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 444 (33.08%) Citrix
9 431 (32.12%) DNS
10 419 (31.22%) Windows 7
11 382 (28.46%) DHCP
12 375 (27.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 359 (26.75%) Office 365
14 328 (24.44%) PowerShell
15 327 (24.37%) MS Exchange
16 308 (22.95%) Security Cleared
17 303 (22.58%) ITIL
18 297 (22.13%) SCCM
19 289 (21.54%) Windows 10
20 262 (19.52%) SQL
21 255 (19.00%) SC Cleared
22 252 (18.78%) VMware ESXi
23 247 (18.41%) SQL Server
24 237 (17.66%) HP
24 237 (17.66%) Hyper-V
25 227 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
26 220 (16.39%) XenApp
27 209 (15.57%) Exchange Server 2010
28 203 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
29 194 (14.46%) 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
1 327 (24.37%) MS Exchange
2 209 (15.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 145 (10.80%) IIS
4 133 (9.91%) Skype for Business
5 128 (9.54%) SharePoint
6 85 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (3.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 43 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 41 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 41 (3.06%) SharePoint Server
10 23 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (1.34%) Apache
12 17 (1.27%) OpenStack
13 16 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 15 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
15 10 (0.75%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.60%) JBoss
17 7 (0.52%) CMS
18 6 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
18 6 (0.45%) nginx
Applications
1 203 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.38%) InfoPath
3 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.075%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.075%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.075%) Revit
7 1 (0.075%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.30%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.22%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.15%) Pivotal CRM
3 2 (0.15%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.075%) Maximo
4 1 (0.075%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 359 (26.75%) Office 365
2 190 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (1.79%) PaaS
6 21 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (1.56%) IaaS
7 19 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 18 (1.34%) Datadog
9 17 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 15 (1.12%) Mimecast
10 15 (1.12%) Yammer
11 11 (0.82%) SaaS
12 8 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.37%) G Suite
15 4 (0.30%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
17 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
17 1 (0.075%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 431 (32.12%) DNS
2 382 (28.46%) DHCP
3 187 (13.93%) SAN
4 166 (12.37%) LAN
5 155 (11.55%) Firewall
6 144 (10.73%) WAN
7 94 (7.00%) Skype
8 92 (6.86%) TCP/IP
9 87 (6.48%) VPN
10 73 (5.44%) NetScaler
11 47 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
12 39 (2.91%) VoIP
13 38 (2.83%) VLAN
14 34 (2.53%) Internet
14 34 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
15 32 (2.38%) NAS
15 32 (2.38%) Wireless
16 31 (2.31%) 3G
16 31 (2.31%) SSL
17 27 (2.01%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (18.41%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 18 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
7 17 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.75%) MySQL
11 8 (0.60%) Big Data
11 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.45%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.45%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.37%) HBase
14 5 (0.37%) Impala
Development Applications
1 40 (2.98%) HP UFT
2 39 (2.91%) WinRunner
3 38 (2.83%) Visual Studio
4 37 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 36 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 23 (1.71%) MSI
7 21 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (1.49%) Travis CI
9 19 (1.42%) Vagrant
10 14 (1.04%) JIRA
10 14 (1.04%) Subversion
11 11 (0.82%) TestDirector
12 8 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.60%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.37%) AdminStudio
13 5 (0.37%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.37%) Git (software)
13 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.30%) Metasploit
15 3 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 191 (14.23%) Finance
2 55 (4.10%) Banking
3 27 (2.01%) Legal
4 26 (1.94%) Law
5 23 (1.71%) Retail
6 16 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.75%) Back Office
8 10 (0.75%) Local Government
9 9 (0.67%) Advertising
9 9 (0.67%) Automotive
9 9 (0.67%) Publishing
10 8 (0.60%) Military
11 6 (0.45%) Games
11 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.45%) Marketing
12 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.22%) International Banking
12 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.075%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 202 (15.05%) Analyst
2 200 (14.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 200 (14.90%) Support Engineer
3 117 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support
4 113 (8.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 87 (6.48%) Desktop Support
6 86 (6.41%) Windows Engineer
7 83 (6.18%) Server Engineer
8 81 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 74 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
10 65 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 64 (4.77%) Administrator
12 59 (4.40%) IT Support
13 52 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 50 (3.73%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 50 (3.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 48 (3.58%) Citrix Engineer
15 48 (3.58%) Consultant
16 44 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support
17 42 (3.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (4.25%) .NET
2 49 (3.65%) XML
3 44 (3.28%) CSS
4 37 (2.76%) jQuery
5 36 (2.68%) XSLT
6 26 (1.94%) LDAP
7 19 (1.42%) Web Services
8 18 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (1.12%) Middleware
10 9 (0.67%) HTML
11 7 (0.52%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.52%) ADSI
12 6 (0.45%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.45%) Kafka
12 6 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
13 5 (0.37%) Sensu
14 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.30%) REST
14 4 (0.30%) WSH
14 4 (0.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 125 (9.31%) Clustering
2 87 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 83 (6.18%) Data Centre
4 80 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (5.37%) PKI
6 71 (5.29%) Fat Client
6 71 (5.29%) Thin Client
7 49 (3.65%) Management Information System
8 46 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
9 44 (3.28%) PDA
10 41 (3.06%) Blackberry
11 25 (1.86%) Replication
12 23 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (1.19%) Driving Licence
13 16 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (1.12%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.04%) iPhone
16 13 (0.97%) Handset
16 13 (0.97%) NHS
17 9 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,342 (100.00%) Windows
2 952 (70.94%) Windows Server
3 763 (56.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 419 (31.22%) Windows 7
5 375 (27.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 289 (21.54%) Windows 10
7 148 (11.03%) Linux
8 95 (7.08%) Windows 8
9 59 (4.40%) Windows XP
10 53 (3.95%) AIX
10 53 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 47 (3.50%) Apple iOS
12 43 (3.20%) Unix
13 42 (3.13%) Android
14 36 (2.68%) CentOS
15 32 (2.38%) Solaris
16 31 (2.31%) Mac OS
17 29 (2.16%) Windows Phone
18 26 (1.94%) Ubuntu
18 26 (1.94%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (22.58%) ITIL
2 185 (13.79%) Migration
3 130 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
4 126 (9.39%) Change Management
5 76 (5.66%) Service Delivery
6 65 (4.84%) High Availability
6 65 (4.84%) Incident Management
7 62 (4.62%) Configuration Management
8 60 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (4.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 56 (4.17%) Service Management
11 52 (3.87%) Test Scripting
12 50 (3.73%) Project Management
12 50 (3.73%) Software Testing
13 48 (3.58%) Virtual Environments
14 46 (3.43%) Workflow
15 45 (3.35%) Business Continuity
16 44 (3.28%) DevOps
17 42 (3.13%) Application Packaging
17 42 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 328 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 262 (19.52%) SQL
3 54 (4.02%) JavaScript
3 54 (4.02%) VBScript
4 47 (3.50%) C#
5 42 (3.13%) Python
6 30 (2.24%) C
7 20 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 18 (1.34%) Java
9 17 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.12%) VB
11 14 (1.04%) Perl
12 8 (0.60%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.45%) VBA
14 5 (0.37%) Java 8
14 5 (0.37%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.30%) AWK
15 4 (0.30%) sed
16 3 (0.22%) C++
17 2 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 308 (22.95%) Security Cleared
2 255 (19.00%) SC Cleared
3 227 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 133 (9.91%) MCSE
5 120 (8.94%) Degree
6 80 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 61 (4.55%) MCSA
8 59 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 46 (3.43%) CCNA
11 44 (3.28%) ISTQB
12 43 (3.20%) DV Cleared
13 40 (2.98%) BPSS Clearance
14 33 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
15 30 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (2.01%) MCP
17 26 (1.94%) CCNP
17 26 (1.94%) MCITP
18 22 (1.64%) DBS Check
19 13 (0.97%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.84%) SLA
2 40 (2.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.12%) QA
4 14 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.45%) GDPR
8 4 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
8 4 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.22%) COBIT
9 3 (0.22%) FISMA
9 3 (0.22%) HL7
9 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.22%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.22%) PMO
10 2 (0.15%) GxP
11 1 (0.075%) GPG13
11 1 (0.075%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 925 (68.93%) Active Directory
2 495 (36.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (18.78%) VMware ESXi
4 237 (17.66%) Hyper-V
5 220 (16.39%) XenApp
6 142 (10.58%) XenDesktop
7 131 (9.76%) vSphere
8 95 (7.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 50 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
10 45 (3.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 43 (3.20%) XenServer
12 30 (2.24%) Docker
13 22 (1.64%) VirtualBox
14 18 (1.34%) NFS
14 18 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
16 16 (1.19%) VMware NSX
17 15 (1.12%) DFS Replication
18 14 (1.04%) Squid
19 13 (0.97%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 297 (22.13%) SCCM
2 82 (6.11%) WSUS
3 71 (5.29%) SCOM
4 55 (4.10%) McAfee ePO
5 53 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 38 (2.83%) Backup Exec
7 37 (2.76%) AirWatch
8 36 (2.68%) HP ALM
9 34 (2.53%) Ansible
10 32 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
11 29 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
12 28 (2.09%) Puppet
13 27 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
14 26 (1.94%) XenMobile
15 25 (1.86%) SAP Afaria
15 25 (1.86%) vCenter Server
16 22 (1.64%) Kubernetes
17 21 (1.56%) NetBackup
17 21 (1.56%) Terraform
17 21 (1.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 735 (54.77%) Microsoft
2 712 (53.06%) VMware
3 444 (33.08%) Citrix
4 237 (17.66%) HP
5 194 (14.46%) Cisco
6 141 (10.51%) Ivanti
7 130 (9.69%) McAfee
8 89 (6.63%) Apple
9 80 (5.96%) NetApp
10 64 (4.77%) Veritas
11 63 (4.69%) SAP
12 55 (4.10%) Oracle
12 55 (4.10%) Symantec
13 48 (3.58%) Dell
14 43 (3.20%) EMC
15 38 (2.83%) ThinPrint
16 35 (2.61%) Veeam
17 30 (2.24%) IBM
18 29 (2.16%) Nintex
19 28 (2.09%) Splunk