Period
to 27 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 278 197
Rank change year-on-year +57 -81 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 544 863 1,388
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.95% 1.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.77% 4.72% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 555 912
Median daily rate £375 £365 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +18.89% -6.97%
10th Percentile £180 £151 £156
90th Percentile £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £290
% change year-on-year +5.71% +20.69% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 67 95
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £15.27 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.30 £46.37 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% +15.63% -5.88%

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 9,424 18,293 20,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.00% 20.17% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,774 11,570 13,172
Median daily rate £425 £432 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +1.59% -
10th Percentile £144 £158 £185
90th Percentile £613 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 1,095 1,346
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +9.38% +0.88% +0.06%

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020.

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 May 2020. 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 +57 467 £350 -6.67% 53
UK excluding London +64 380 £370 +5.71% 53
London +61 150 £365 -8.75% 6
South East +80 104 £395 +5.33% 11
North of England +102 97 £375 +17.65% 15
South West +10 60 £331 -12.83% 2
Scotland +24 48 £453 +29.29% 4
North West +58 38 £325 +4.00% 6
East of England +51 36 £400 +23.08% 10
Yorkshire +45 30 £425 +30.77% 5
North East +46 29 £400 - 4
Wales +34 21 £180 -34.55% 2
Midlands +31 21 £425 +41.67% 9
Work from Home +17 12 £400 +23.08% 2
West Midlands +38 11 £425 +41.67% 8
East Midlands +24 10 £335 +14.53% 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 544 (100.00%) Windows
2 393 (72.24%) Windows Server
3 373 (68.57%) Active Directory
4 296 (54.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 278 (51.10%) Microsoft
6 270 (49.63%) VMware
7 228 (41.91%) Windows Server 2016
8 203 (37.32%) PowerShell
9 175 (32.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 172 (31.62%) Office 365
11 163 (29.96%) Windows 7
12 157 (28.86%) Windows 10
13 147 (27.02%) Azure
14 142 (26.10%) Citrix
15 131 (24.08%) Security Cleared
16 124 (22.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 122 (22.43%) ITIL
18 115 (21.14%) SQL Server
19 111 (20.40%) MS Exchange
20 104 (19.12%) DNS
20 104 (19.12%) SCCM
21 100 (18.38%) SQL
21 100 (18.38%) Windows Server 2003
22 97 (17.83%) Hyper-V
23 96 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
24 90 (16.54%) SC Cleared
25 87 (15.99%) HP
25 87 (15.99%) DHCP
26 82 (15.07%) Migration
27 81 (14.89%) Microsoft Office

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
1 111 (20.40%) MS Exchange
2 57 (10.48%) SharePoint
3 54 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (6.80%) IIS
5 27 (4.96%) Skype for Business
6 26 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (2.02%) ArcGIS
11 7 (1.29%) Apache
11 7 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.10%) IBM Domino
12 6 (1.10%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.92%) Confluence
13 5 (0.92%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.92%) WordPress
14 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 81 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 27 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (3.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (3.31%) Acrobat
7 11 (2.02%) Photoshop
7 11 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (3.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 172 (31.62%) Office 365
2 147 (27.02%) Azure
3 42 (7.72%) OneDrive
4 40 (7.35%) AWS
5 35 (6.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (3.68%) Power Platform
7 19 (3.49%) PaaS
8 18 (3.31%) IaaS
9 17 (3.13%) PowerApps
10 9 (1.65%) Mimecast
11 7 (1.29%) GCP
12 6 (1.10%) SaaS
13 4 (0.74%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.55%) GitHub
14 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
15 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.37%) Datadog
15 2 (0.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 104 (19.12%) DNS
2 87 (15.99%) DHCP
3 74 (13.60%) SAN
4 68 (12.50%) Firewall
5 45 (8.27%) VPN
5 45 (8.27%) WAN
6 44 (8.09%) LAN
7 42 (7.72%) NetScaler
8 35 (6.43%) Remote Desktop
9 33 (6.07%) Internet
9 33 (6.07%) Skype
10 20 (3.68%) TCP/IP
10 20 (3.68%) WebEx
11 15 (2.76%) HTTP
11 15 (2.76%) SSL
12 14 (2.57%) HTTPS
12 14 (2.57%) VLAN
13 11 (2.02%) VoIP
14 10 (1.84%) IPv4
15 8 (1.47%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (3.68%) Power BI
4 18 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.65%) GIS
7 9 (1.65%) SQL Server 2017
8 8 (1.47%) MySQL
9 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.37%) SQLPlus
14 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 31 (5.70%) MSI
2 7 (1.29%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.92%) Hudson
5 4 (0.74%) JIRA
6 3 (0.55%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.55%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.55%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.55%) GitLab
7 2 (0.37%) NUnit
7 2 (0.37%) Selenium
7 2 (0.37%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.18%) Maven
8 1 (0.18%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.18%) Subversion
8 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.18%) Toad
8 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 61 (11.21%) Finance
2 44 (8.09%) Public Sector
3 11 (2.02%) Banking
4 8 (1.47%) Back Office
5 5 (0.92%) Law
6 4 (0.74%) Local Government
6 4 (0.74%) Retail
7 3 (0.55%) Automotive
7 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.55%) Marketing
7 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.37%) Advertising
8 2 (0.37%) Electronics
8 2 (0.37%) Legal
8 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.37%) Police
8 2 (0.37%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 109 (20.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 58 (10.66%) Support Engineer
3 57 (10.48%) Server Engineer
4 52 (9.56%) Windows Engineer
5 50 (9.19%) Analyst
6 37 (6.80%) IT Engineer
7 34 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
8 33 (6.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 31 (5.70%) IT Support
10 28 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
11 23 (4.23%) Consultant
12 22 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
12 22 (4.04%) Wintel Engineer
13 21 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
13 21 (3.86%) Azure Engineer
13 21 (3.86%) Infrastructure Support
13 21 (3.86%) VMware Engineer
13 21 (3.86%) Windows Server Engineer
14 20 (3.68%) Active Directory Engineer
14 20 (3.68%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.02%) LDAP
1 11 (2.02%) Web Services
2 9 (1.65%) .NET
3 6 (1.10%) ADSI
4 4 (0.74%) REST
5 3 (0.55%) XML
6 2 (0.37%) Apache NiFi
6 2 (0.37%) CGI
6 2 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.37%) LAMP
7 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.18%) J2EE
7 1 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (7.72%) Data Centre
3 31 (5.70%) Clustering
4 24 (4.41%) Blackberry
5 21 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.49%) PDA
7 17 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.76%) NHS
9 13 (2.39%) Fat Client
9 13 (2.39%) Thin Client
10 11 (2.02%) PKI
11 10 (1.84%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.84%) Replication
12 8 (1.47%) HP StoreVirtual
13 7 (1.29%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.10%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.92%) Fibre Optics
15 5 (0.92%) iPhone
16 3 (0.55%) HP Storage
16 3 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 544 (100.00%) Windows
2 393 (72.24%) Windows Server
3 296 (54.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 228 (41.91%) Windows Server 2016
5 163 (29.96%) Windows 7
6 157 (28.86%) Windows 10
7 100 (18.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (12.87%) Windows Server 2019
9 66 (12.13%) Linux
10 47 (8.64%) Windows XP
11 27 (4.96%) Windows Vista
12 20 (3.68%) Windows 2000
13 14 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (2.39%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.84%) Android
16 9 (1.65%) Apple iOS
17 8 (1.47%) VMS
18 7 (1.29%) AIX
19 6 (1.10%) Solaris
20 4 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (22.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 122 (22.43%) ITIL
3 82 (15.07%) Migration
4 64 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (6.62%) Configuration Management
6 35 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (6.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 32 (5.88%) DevOps
7 32 (5.88%) Service Management
8 31 (5.70%) Patch Management
9 30 (5.51%) Incident Management
10 25 (4.60%) Workflow
11 24 (4.41%) ITSM
12 22 (4.04%) High Availability
12 22 (4.04%) Problem Management
13 21 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (3.86%) Software Distribution
14 20 (3.68%) Data Protection
14 20 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (3.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 203 (37.32%) PowerShell
2 100 (18.38%) SQL
3 35 (6.43%) VB
4 19 (3.49%) VBScript
5 17 (3.13%) C
6 16 (2.94%) C#
7 14 (2.57%) REXX
7 14 (2.57%) Tcl
8 11 (2.02%) Python
9 7 (1.29%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.92%) Perl
11 4 (0.74%) PHP
11 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.74%) VBA
11 4 (0.74%) XPath
12 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.55%) Java
12 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 131 (24.08%) Security Cleared
2 90 (16.54%) SC Cleared
3 68 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (11.03%) DV Cleared
5 31 (5.70%) MCSA
5 31 (5.70%) MCSE
6 27 (4.96%) Citrix Certification
7 17 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.94%) CCA
8 16 (2.94%) Degree
8 16 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (2.76%) MCITP
10 13 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.47%) CCNA
11 8 (1.47%) CCNP
11 8 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.92%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.92%) MCP
13 4 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.46%) SLA
2 7 (1.29%) Government Security Classifications
3 6 (1.10%) NCSC
4 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.74%) BS7799
5 4 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.18%) GDPR
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 373 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 175 (32.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (17.83%) Hyper-V
4 96 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
5 72 (13.24%) XenApp
6 43 (7.90%) XenDesktop
7 35 (6.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (5.88%) vSphere
9 18 (3.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 16 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (2.76%) VMware NSX
12 14 (2.57%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (1.29%) Docker
13 7 (1.29%) Terminal Server
13 7 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (1.10%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 5 (0.92%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.92%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.74%) UAG
Systems Management
1 104 (19.12%) SCCM
2 50 (9.19%) SCOM
3 45 (8.27%) WSUS
4 25 (4.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 20 (3.68%) ServiceCenter
5 20 (3.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 20 (3.68%) vCenter Server
6 18 (3.31%) Ansible
6 18 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (2.76%) NetBackup
8 14 (2.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (2.21%) vMotion
10 12 (2.21%) XenMobile
11 11 (2.02%) vRealize
12 8 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (1.47%) Tivoli
13 6 (1.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 278 (51.10%) Microsoft
2 270 (49.63%) VMware
3 142 (26.10%) Citrix
4 87 (15.99%) HP
5 63 (11.58%) Cisco
6 35 (6.43%) Dell
7 32 (5.88%) Symantec
8 31 (5.70%) NetApp
9 30 (5.51%) McAfee
9 30 (5.51%) Remedy
10 28 (5.15%) Oracle
10 28 (5.15%) Sophos
11 27 (4.96%) Lumension
12 22 (4.04%) Adobe
13 20 (3.68%) Bomgar
13 20 (3.68%) Peregrine
13 20 (3.68%) Trend Micro
14 19 (3.49%) EMC
15 15 (2.76%) IBM
16 11 (2.02%) Red Hat