Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 106 70
Rank change year-on-year -91 -36 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1244 2420 3195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 2.20% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.32% 9.85% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 1472 1846
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £158 £176 £170
90th Percentile £475 £488 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £313
% change year-on-year +3.17% +0.80% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 143 270
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +9.71% +7.24%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.98
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11% +5.88%

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 19695 24557 24553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.65% 22.34% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12429 15441 14268
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £195 £210 £181
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1308 1943
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.85% +2.05%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -85 1122 £325 - 249
UK excluding London -82 850 £325 +3.17% 190
London -108 377 £375 +7.14% 75
South East -34 328 £350 +7.69% 47
North of England -78 158 £300 +3.45% 62
South West -3 109 £300 -7.69% 24
Midlands -51 103 £300 -7.69% 26
Scotland -45 90 £330 +1.54% 11
North West -18 76 £300 -8.40% 41
West Midlands -16 65 £314 -3.46% 20
East of England -57 59 £338 -3.57% 15
Yorkshire +5 46 £325 +8.33% 18
East Midlands -34 38 £300 -7.69% 6
North East -46 36 £225 -16.67% 3
Wales -31 10 £180 -24.21% 5
Northern Ireland -48 6 £250 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 1244 (100.00%) Windows
2 859 (69.05%) Windows Server
3 837 (67.28%) Active Directory
4 784 (63.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 573 (46.06%) Microsoft
5 573 (46.06%) VMware
6 368 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 358 (28.78%) PowerShell
8 335 (26.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 328 (26.37%) MS Exchange
10 321 (25.80%) Citrix
11 306 (24.60%) Windows 7
12 287 (23.07%) DNS
13 261 (20.98%) SQL Server
14 242 (19.45%) Linux
15 238 (19.13%) SQL
16 235 (18.89%) ITIL
17 227 (18.25%) Office 365
18 224 (18.01%) Exchange Server 2010
19 216 (17.36%) DHCP
20 214 (17.20%) Cisco
21 208 (16.72%) Firewall
22 198 (15.92%) SAN
23 190 (15.27%) SCCM
24 189 (15.19%) Migration
25 185 (14.87%) Microsoft Certification
26 183 (14.71%) Security Cleared
27 181 (14.55%) Windows 10
28 178 (14.31%) HP
29 177 (14.23%) Hyper-V

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
1 328 (26.37%) MS Exchange
2 224 (18.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 113 (9.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 112 (9.00%) Skype for Business
5 111 (8.92%) IIS
6 96 (7.72%) SharePoint
7 54 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 39 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 37 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 29 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (1.77%) Apache
12 19 (1.53%) Tomcat
13 15 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
13 15 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
14 14 (1.13%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.96%) CMS
15 12 (0.96%) JBoss
16 10 (0.80%) Drupal
16 10 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 130 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.16%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.16%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.24%) Pegasus Opera
6 2 (0.16%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.16%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.16%) FRx
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.16%) Primavera
6 2 (0.16%) Scribe Insight
6 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.080%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.080%) Demantra
7 1 (0.080%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.080%) Pega PRPC
7 1 (0.080%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.080%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.080%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.080%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 227 (18.25%) Office 365
2 146 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (1.29%) IaaS
5 16 (1.29%) Mimecast
6 13 (1.05%) PaaS
7 9 (0.72%) SaaS
8 6 (0.48%) GitHub
9 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.16%) G Suite
9 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.080%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.080%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.080%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.080%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.080%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 287 (23.07%) DNS
2 216 (17.36%) DHCP
3 208 (16.72%) Firewall
4 198 (15.92%) SAN
5 150 (12.06%) LAN
6 149 (11.98%) WAN
7 97 (7.80%) TCP/IP
8 76 (6.11%) VPN
9 62 (4.98%) Internet
10 59 (4.74%) NAS
11 57 (4.58%) Skype
12 54 (4.34%) NetScaler
13 43 (3.46%) VoIP
14 39 (3.14%) HTTP
15 37 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
16 36 (2.89%) SSL
17 33 (2.65%) LDAP
17 33 (2.65%) VLAN
18 32 (2.57%) Wireless
19 30 (2.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (20.98%) SQL Server
2 85 (6.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 72 (5.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 40 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 33 (2.65%) MySQL
6 32 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.85%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 20 (1.61%) Relational Database
11 18 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.96%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
15 9 (0.72%) MS Access
16 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
17 6 (0.48%) BODI
17 6 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
17 6 (0.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 33 (2.65%) MSI
2 23 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (0.48%) Subversion
9 5 (0.40%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.40%) NUnit
9 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.32%) Metasploit
10 4 (0.32%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.24%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 2 (0.16%) FxCop
12 2 (0.16%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.16%) Moq
General
1 136 (10.93%) Finance
2 70 (5.63%) Banking
3 20 (1.61%) Retail
4 19 (1.53%) Law
5 17 (1.37%) Legal
5 17 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.05%) Local Government
7 13 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.96%) Back Office
9 9 (0.72%) Publishing
10 8 (0.64%) Games
11 7 (0.56%) Military
12 5 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.24%) Advertising
13 3 (0.24%) Billing
13 3 (0.24%) Marketing
14 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Front Office
15 1 (0.080%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 187 (15.03%) Analyst
2 176 (14.15%) Support Engineer
3 135 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 106 (8.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 98 (7.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 91 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
7 89 (7.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 76 (6.11%) Administrator
9 69 (5.55%) Consultant
10 63 (5.06%) Server Engineer
10 63 (5.06%) Support Analyst
11 52 (4.18%) Active Directory Engineer
11 52 (4.18%) Desktop Support
11 52 (4.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 47 (3.78%) IT Support
13 46 (3.70%) IT Analyst
13 46 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
14 44 (3.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 44 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 43 (3.46%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.42%) .NET
2 34 (2.73%) Web Services
3 28 (2.25%) XML
4 21 (1.69%) CSS
5 17 (1.37%) Middleware
6 16 (1.29%) HTML
7 14 (1.13%) ASP.NET
7 14 (1.13%) JSON
7 14 (1.13%) XSLT
8 13 (1.05%) jQuery
9 10 (0.80%) YAML
10 9 (0.72%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.48%) SAML
12 5 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (0.40%) LAMP
12 5 (0.40%) WF
13 4 (0.32%) SOAP
13 4 (0.32%) WAP
13 4 (0.32%) XHTML
14 3 (0.24%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.40%) Data Centre
2 90 (7.23%) Clustering
3 80 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.94%) Replication
5 43 (3.46%) Computer Science
6 39 (3.14%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.17%) Blackberry
8 22 (1.77%) PKI
9 18 (1.45%) Fat Client
9 18 (1.45%) Thin Client
9 18 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (1.37%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.13%) Driving Licence
12 14 (1.13%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.13%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.96%) EMC VNX
14 11 (0.88%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.72%) NHS
16 7 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1244 (100.00%) Windows
2 859 (69.05%) Windows Server
3 784 (63.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 368 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 306 (24.60%) Windows 7
6 242 (19.45%) Linux
7 181 (14.55%) Windows 10
8 81 (6.51%) Unix
9 77 (6.19%) Windows XP
10 70 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 70 (5.63%) Windows 8
11 29 (2.33%) Android
12 28 (2.25%) CentOS
13 26 (2.09%) Solaris
14 23 (1.85%) AIX
15 19 (1.53%) SUSE
15 19 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
15 19 (1.53%) Windows Vista
16 18 (1.45%) Apple iOS
17 16 (1.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (18.89%) ITIL
2 189 (15.19%) Migration
3 86 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 85 (6.83%) Change Management
5 67 (5.39%) Project Management
6 56 (4.50%) Configuration Management
7 54 (4.34%) DevOps
8 53 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (4.18%) High Availability
10 49 (3.94%) Patch Management
11 47 (3.78%) Service Delivery
12 44 (3.54%) ITIL V3
12 44 (3.54%) Problem Management
13 43 (3.46%) Service Management
14 35 (2.81%) Incident Management
15 30 (2.41%) Server Building
15 30 (2.41%) Virtual Environments
16 29 (2.33%) Capacity Management
17 27 (2.17%) Load Balancing
17 27 (2.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 358 (28.78%) PowerShell
2 238 (19.13%) SQL
3 63 (5.06%) VBScript
4 40 (3.22%) Python
5 38 (3.05%) Java
5 38 (3.05%) VB
6 33 (2.65%) Bash Shell
7 32 (2.57%) JavaScript
8 31 (2.49%) C#
8 31 (2.49%) Perl
9 20 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.13%) C
10 14 (1.13%) REXX
10 14 (1.13%) Tcl
11 12 (0.96%) PHP
12 7 (0.56%) C++
12 7 (0.56%) Korn
13 6 (0.48%) C-shell
13 6 (0.48%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 185 (14.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 183 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 110 (8.84%) SC Cleared
4 102 (8.20%) MCSE
5 60 (4.82%) DV Cleared
6 59 (4.74%) Degree
7 50 (4.02%) MCSA
8 49 (3.94%) MCP
9 48 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (3.62%) MCITP
11 42 (3.38%) CCNA
12 31 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 23 (1.85%) CCNP
15 20 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (1.05%) DBS Check
17 11 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (0.88%) JNCIA
17 11 (0.88%) MCDBA
17 11 (0.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.58%) SLA
2 20 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.05%) QA
4 12 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.56%) PMO
6 6 (0.48%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.080%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.080%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.080%) MiFID
10 1 (0.080%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.080%) Solvency II
System Software
1 837 (67.28%) Active Directory
2 335 (26.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (14.23%) Hyper-V
4 139 (11.17%) VMware ESXi
5 133 (10.69%) XenApp
6 101 (8.12%) vSphere
7 93 (7.48%) XenDesktop
8 56 (4.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (2.97%) XenServer
10 28 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (1.21%) DFS Replication
14 14 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (1.05%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.88%) Terminal Services
17 9 (0.72%) Terminal Server
18 7 (0.56%) Samba
18 7 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 190 (15.27%) SCCM
2 61 (4.90%) SCOM
3 53 (4.26%) NetBackup
3 53 (4.26%) WSUS
4 44 (3.54%) Microsoft Clustering
5 33 (2.65%) Ansible
5 33 (2.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 30 (2.41%) vCenter Server
7 27 (2.17%) AirWatch
8 25 (2.01%) Puppet
9 24 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 20 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (1.29%) PowerCLI
14 15 (1.21%) Backup Exec
14 15 (1.21%) Nagios
15 14 (1.13%) BladeLogic
16 13 (1.05%) Netcool
16 13 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 573 (46.06%) Microsoft
1 573 (46.06%) VMware
2 321 (25.80%) Citrix
3 214 (17.20%) Cisco
4 178 (14.31%) HP
5 91 (7.32%) NetApp
6 89 (7.15%) Red Hat
7 78 (6.27%) Oracle
8 77 (6.19%) Symantec
9 60 (4.82%) Dell
10 54 (4.34%) McAfee
11 49 (3.94%) EMC
12 41 (3.30%) Apple
13 35 (2.81%) Juniper
13 35 (2.81%) Veeam
14 31 (2.49%) Sophos
15 30 (2.41%) Veritas
16 28 (2.25%) IBM
17 26 (2.09%) F5
18 23 (1.85%) CheckPoint
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 10 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £370 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
QUANTICA
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + Ext
Posted: 3 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £293.79 - £335.76 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
PCR
Rate: £230 - £255 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
NCC Group
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £15 - £22 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago