Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 269 250 222
Rank change year-on-year -19 -28 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 326 1,013 1,296
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.11% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.82% 5.43% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 642 846
Median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% -1.54%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £163
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £290
% change year-on-year +2.94% +17.24% -10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 64 94
Median hourly rate £31.45 £18.65 £17.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.62% +5.82% +6.82%
10th Percentile £17.48 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £36.78 £47.83 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.89% +4.00% +9.38%

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 6,761 18,645 21,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.20% 20.45% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,142 11,712 13,326
Median daily rate £431 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% - -
10th Percentile £158 £154 £180
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 1,207 1,455
Median hourly rate £19.70 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.57% - +5.17%
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.35 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.21 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.33% +3.13% +0.88%

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 7 August 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 -20 281 £350 -3.45% 78
UK excluding London -27 197 £350 +2.94% 67
London +65 117 £350 -12.50% 13
South East +44 51 £400 +6.67% 17
East of England +61 36 £348 +6.92% 6
Scotland +45 34 £470 +44.62% 1
North of England +28 31 £465 +43.08% 14
South West -15 30 £221 -36.86% 15
Work from Home -14 17 £335 -10.67% 2
North West +33 13 £275 -12.00% 4
Midlands +20 13 £355 +18.33% 13
Yorkshire +26 10 £263 -25.00% 6
North East +36 8 £490 +22.50% 4
Wales +31 7 £273 +52.04% 1
West Midlands +29 7 £400 +33.33% 8
East Midlands +22 6 £335 +11.67% 5

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 326 (100.00%) Windows
2 256 (78.53%) Active Directory
3 233 (71.47%) Windows Server
4 197 (60.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 190 (58.28%) Microsoft
6 180 (55.21%) VMware
7 169 (51.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 124 (38.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 114 (34.97%) Office 365
10 113 (34.66%) PowerShell
11 110 (33.74%) Windows 10
12 102 (31.29%) Azure
13 99 (30.37%) Security Cleared
14 91 (27.91%) Citrix
15 87 (26.69%) ITIL
15 87 (26.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 81 (24.85%) SQL Server
17 80 (24.54%) Windows 7
18 78 (23.93%) MS Exchange
19 74 (22.70%) SC Cleared
20 72 (22.09%) DNS
21 67 (20.55%) Migration
22 65 (19.94%) VMware ESXi
23 64 (19.63%) DHCP
24 62 (19.02%) SCCM
25 61 (18.71%) Windows Server 2019
26 60 (18.40%) SQL
26 60 (18.40%) Microsoft Certification
27 59 (18.10%) Hyper-V
28 58 (17.79%) HP

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 78 (23.93%) MS Exchange
2 53 (16.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (9.20%) Skype for Business
4 24 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (7.36%) SharePoint
5 23 (7.06%) IIS
6 16 (4.91%) ArcGIS
7 12 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.84%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.92%) Apache
10 3 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.92%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.61%) CMS
11 2 (0.61%) SAS
11 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.91%) Photoshop
3 10 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.92%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 114 (34.97%) Office 365
2 102 (31.29%) Azure
3 25 (7.67%) AWS
3 25 (7.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (5.83%) OneDrive
5 17 (5.21%) PaaS
6 16 (4.91%) IaaS
7 13 (3.99%) GCP
8 8 (2.45%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.53%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.23%) GitHub
11 4 (1.23%) SaaS
12 3 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.92%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.92%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.92%) Route 53
12 3 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (22.09%) DNS
2 64 (19.63%) DHCP
3 48 (14.72%) SAN
4 42 (12.88%) Firewall
5 36 (11.04%) Skype
6 29 (8.90%) TCP/IP
7 25 (7.67%) WAN
8 24 (7.36%) LAN
9 22 (6.75%) NetScaler
10 20 (6.13%) VPN
11 12 (3.68%) Internet
11 12 (3.68%) VLAN
12 9 (2.76%) Kerberos
12 9 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (2.76%) SMTP
12 9 (2.76%) SSL
13 8 (2.45%) HTTP
13 8 (2.45%) HTTPS
14 7 (2.15%) IPv4
14 7 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (24.85%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.29%) GIS
4 11 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 7 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.53%) Power BI
9 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.61%) MySQL
11 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.76%) MSI
2 5 (1.53%) Hudson
3 4 (1.23%) Subversion
4 3 (0.92%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.92%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.31%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.31%) NUnit
5 1 (0.31%) Selenium
5 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) Toad
General
1 42 (12.88%) Finance
2 30 (9.20%) Public Sector
3 9 (2.76%) Banking
4 5 (1.53%) Automotive
5 4 (1.23%) Law
5 4 (1.23%) Retail
6 3 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.92%) Marketing
7 2 (0.61%) Back Office
7 2 (0.61%) Electronics
7 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Legal
7 2 (0.61%) Publishing
7 2 (0.61%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.31%) Local Government
8 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 72 (22.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (10.43%) Analyst
3 33 (10.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 28 (8.59%) Support Engineer
5 27 (8.28%) Server Engineer
5 27 (8.28%) Windows Engineer
6 19 (5.83%) IT Engineer
7 18 (5.52%) Azure Engineer
7 18 (5.52%) Citrix Engineer
7 18 (5.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 16 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (3.99%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.99%) IT Support
10 13 (3.99%) VMware Engineer
11 12 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (3.68%) Technical Support
12 11 (3.37%) Consultant
12 11 (3.37%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.37%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.07%) LDAP
2 8 (2.45%) .NET
3 3 (0.92%) ADSI
4 2 (0.61%) CGI
4 2 (0.61%) Web Services
5 1 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.31%) REST
5 1 (0.31%) XML
5 1 (0.31%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.67%) Clustering
3 20 (6.13%) Data Centre
4 19 (5.83%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.29%) Replication
6 13 (3.99%) Fat Client
6 13 (3.99%) Thin Client
7 12 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (3.37%) HP StoreVirtual
9 8 (2.45%) NHS
10 6 (1.84%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.53%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.23%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.23%) PKI
13 3 (0.92%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.92%) iPhone
13 3 (0.92%) PDA
14 2 (0.61%) EMC VMAX
14 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 326 (100.00%) Windows
2 233 (71.47%) Windows Server
3 197 (60.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 169 (51.84%) Windows Server 2016
5 110 (33.74%) Windows 10
6 80 (24.54%) Windows 7
7 61 (18.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 55 (16.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (11.35%) Linux
10 18 (5.52%) Windows XP
11 12 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (3.68%) Windows 8
12 11 (3.37%) Windows Vista
13 8 (2.45%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.84%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.53%) Android
16 4 (1.23%) Solaris
17 3 (0.92%) AIX
18 2 (0.61%) Unix
18 2 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (26.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 87 (26.69%) ITIL
2 67 (20.55%) Migration
3 41 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (10.12%) DevOps
5 29 (8.90%) Patch Management
6 26 (7.98%) Incident Management
7 24 (7.36%) High Availability
8 22 (6.75%) Root Cause Analysis
9 20 (6.13%) Change Management
9 20 (6.13%) Configuration Management
10 17 (5.21%) Data Protection
10 17 (5.21%) Mentoring
11 16 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (4.60%) Data Migration
13 14 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (4.29%) Image Processing
13 14 (4.29%) Problem Management
13 14 (4.29%) Server Building
13 14 (4.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 113 (34.66%) PowerShell
2 60 (18.40%) SQL
3 31 (9.51%) VB
4 19 (5.83%) C
5 14 (4.29%) VBScript
6 13 (3.99%) C#
7 7 (2.15%) REXX
7 7 (2.15%) Tcl
8 6 (1.84%) Python
9 5 (1.53%) VBA
10 4 (1.23%) Perl
10 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.92%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.61%) C++
12 2 (0.61%) PHP
12 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.31%) Java
13 1 (0.31%) Ruby
13 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 99 (30.37%) Security Cleared
2 74 (22.70%) SC Cleared
3 60 (18.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (12.88%) DV Cleared
5 24 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (6.75%) MCSE
7 21 (6.44%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (5.21%) MCSA
9 11 (3.37%) CCNA
10 9 (2.76%) Degree
10 9 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.45%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.84%) CCA
12 6 (1.84%) MCITP
13 4 (1.23%) CCNP
13 4 (1.23%) MCP
14 3 (0.92%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.92%) NCDA
15 2 (0.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.28%) SLA
2 10 (3.07%) Government Security Classifications
2 10 (3.07%) NCSC
3 5 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 256 (78.53%) Active Directory
2 124 (38.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (19.94%) VMware ESXi
4 59 (18.10%) Hyper-V
5 46 (14.11%) XenApp
6 33 (10.12%) vSphere
7 22 (6.75%) XenDesktop
8 19 (5.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 19 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (4.60%) VMware NSX
11 9 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (2.15%) Docker
12 7 (2.15%) Terminal Server
13 5 (1.53%) BitLocker
14 4 (1.23%) NFS
15 3 (0.92%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 3 (0.92%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.92%) UAG
15 3 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (19.02%) SCCM
2 30 (9.20%) SCOM
3 29 (8.90%) WSUS
4 26 (7.98%) Ansible
5 24 (7.36%) Microsoft Clustering
6 20 (6.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (4.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 16 (4.91%) vCenter Server
7 16 (4.91%) vMotion
8 12 (3.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (2.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.84%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.84%) Terraform
12 5 (1.53%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.53%) BladeLogic
12 5 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (1.53%) Puppet
12 5 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 190 (58.28%) Microsoft
2 180 (55.21%) VMware
3 91 (27.91%) Citrix
4 58 (17.79%) HP
5 46 (14.11%) Cisco
6 28 (8.59%) Dell
7 27 (8.28%) Lumension
7 27 (8.28%) Oracle
8 26 (7.98%) Sophos
9 22 (6.75%) NetApp
10 19 (5.83%) Symantec
11 16 (4.91%) ESRI
12 14 (4.29%) EMC
13 13 (3.99%) SolarWinds
14 12 (3.68%) Remedy
15 11 (3.37%) McAfee
16 9 (2.76%) Red Hat
17 7 (2.15%) 3PAR
17 7 (2.15%) Hitachi
17 7 (2.15%) IronPort