Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 122 81
Rank change year-on-year -77 -41 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1327 2200 2906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 2.09% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.36% 9.50% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 1391 1694
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £156 £184 £165
90th Percentile £486 £488 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year +1.56% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 155 250
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.77 £12.04 £11.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £33.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.24 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.90% +20.00% -12.50%

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 20868 23157 24534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.97% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13194 14561 14458
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1284 1938
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +5.10%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -71 1193 £325 - 187
UK excluding London -61 930 £325 +1.56% 139
London -112 381 £345 -8.00% 58
South East -11 369 £360 +10.77% 37
North of England -53 191 £300 -3.23% 49
Midlands -9 113 £288 +4.55% 14
Scotland -49 104 £350 +16.67% 6
South West -28 94 £375 +21.46% 16
North West -15 86 £300 -7.69% 30
Yorkshire -19 64 £325 - 16
East of England -69 60 £260 -24.36% 13
East Midlands +3 58 £288 +8.49% 4
West Midlands -15 55 £313 +4.17% 10
North East -25 41 £288 -1.71% 3
Wales -27 10 £325 -31.58% 3
Northern Ireland -48 5 £320 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1327 (100.00%) Windows
2 936 (70.54%) Windows Server
3 897 (67.60%) Active Directory
4 863 (65.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 664 (50.04%) VMware
6 617 (46.50%) Microsoft
7 378 (28.49%) PowerShell
8 363 (27.35%) Citrix
9 351 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 334 (25.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 328 (24.72%) DNS
12 314 (23.66%) MS Exchange
13 310 (23.36%) Windows 7
14 249 (18.76%) DHCP
15 245 (18.46%) Office 365
16 242 (18.24%) SQL Server
17 239 (18.01%) ITIL
18 215 (16.20%) SQL
19 212 (15.98%) Linux
20 211 (15.90%) Windows 10
21 210 (15.83%) SCCM
22 207 (15.60%) Cisco
23 204 (15.37%) Firewall
24 191 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
25 190 (14.32%) Security Cleared
26 188 (14.17%) Hyper-V
27 185 (13.94%) VMware ESXi
28 182 (13.72%) SAN
28 182 (13.72%) HP
29 179 (13.49%) LAN

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
1 314 (23.66%) MS Exchange
2 191 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 128 (9.65%) IIS
4 114 (8.59%) Skype for Business
5 106 (7.99%) SharePoint
6 82 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (3.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 38 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (2.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 23 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (1.36%) Tomcat
12 17 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
13 16 (1.21%) JBoss
14 15 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (1.06%) Apache
16 13 (0.98%) WildFly
17 12 (0.90%) OpenStack
18 10 (0.75%) CMS
19 7 (0.53%) IBM Notes
19 7 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 150 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.28%) Acrobat
5 13 (0.98%) PaintShop Pro
6 9 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.075%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.075%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.075%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.23%) Eikon
6 2 (0.15%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.15%) Primavera
6 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.075%) FRx
7 1 (0.075%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.075%) Pega PRPC
7 1 (0.075%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 245 (18.46%) Office 365
2 153 (11.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 31 (2.34%) IaaS
5 20 (1.51%) PaaS
6 14 (1.06%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.38%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.38%) SaaS
9 4 (0.30%) G Suite
9 4 (0.30%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.15%) GitHub
10 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.075%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.075%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.075%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.075%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 328 (24.72%) DNS
2 249 (18.76%) DHCP
3 204 (15.37%) Firewall
4 182 (13.72%) SAN
5 179 (13.49%) LAN
6 171 (12.89%) WAN
7 130 (9.80%) TCP/IP
8 96 (7.23%) VPN
9 79 (5.95%) NetScaler
10 54 (4.07%) Skype
11 51 (3.84%) NAS
12 48 (3.62%) Internet
13 45 (3.39%) LDAP
14 40 (3.01%) Network Security
14 40 (3.01%) VoIP
15 38 (2.86%) VLAN
15 38 (2.86%) Wireless
16 27 (2.03%) MPLS
16 27 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
17 26 (1.96%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (1.28%) MySQL
6 15 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 11 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.60%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.45%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.45%) MS Access
12 6 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (0.38%) Redis
14 4 (0.30%) DB2
14 4 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (2.11%) MSI
2 23 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.83%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.53%) Chocolatey
7 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.23%) Ant
8 3 (0.23%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.23%) NUnit
9 2 (0.15%) FxCop
9 2 (0.15%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.15%) Moq
9 2 (0.15%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.15%) Selenium
9 2 (0.15%) Subversion
9 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.15%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.075%) JIRA
General
1 164 (12.36%) Finance
2 84 (6.33%) Banking
3 18 (1.36%) Legal
3 18 (1.36%) Publishing
4 17 (1.28%) Retail
4 17 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 13 (0.98%) Advertising
7 10 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.75%) Law
8 9 (0.68%) Back Office
9 5 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.30%) Local Government
10 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.15%) French Language
12 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.075%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.075%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (15.07%) Analyst
2 178 (13.41%) Support Engineer
3 153 (11.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 107 (8.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 99 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 98 (7.39%) Administrator
7 92 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 84 (6.33%) Windows Engineer
9 75 (5.65%) Consultant
10 74 (5.58%) Support Analyst
11 67 (5.05%) Server Engineer
12 66 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
13 60 (4.52%) Desktop Support
14 53 (3.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 51 (3.84%) IT Support
15 51 (3.84%) Server Support
16 49 (3.69%) Architect
17 47 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 45 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 43 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.54%) .NET
2 39 (2.94%) Web Services
3 27 (2.03%) XML
4 20 (1.51%) Middleware
5 19 (1.43%) HTML
6 15 (1.13%) CSS
7 14 (1.06%) XSLT
8 10 (0.75%) jQuery
9 9 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.68%) X-Windows
10 8 (0.60%) WPF
11 7 (0.53%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (0.38%) SOAP
14 4 (0.30%) Node.js
14 4 (0.30%) RESTful
14 4 (0.30%) XML Messaging
15 3 (0.23%) AngularJS
15 3 (0.23%) DOM
15 3 (0.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 69 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (4.75%) Clustering
4 49 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 39 (2.94%) Replication
6 35 (2.64%) Blackberry
7 34 (2.56%) PKI
8 30 (2.26%) Computer Science
9 27 (2.03%) Virtual Team
10 23 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.73%) Private Cloud
11 22 (1.66%) Driving Licence
12 20 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
13 18 (1.36%) EMC VNX
14 17 (1.28%) Fat Client
14 17 (1.28%) Thin Client
15 15 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.98%) NHS
17 11 (0.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
18 9 (0.68%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 1327 (100.00%) Windows
2 936 (70.54%) Windows Server
3 863 (65.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 334 (25.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 310 (23.36%) Windows 7
6 212 (15.98%) Linux
7 211 (15.90%) Windows 10
8 82 (6.18%) Windows 8
9 77 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 73 (5.50%) Unix
11 64 (4.82%) Windows XP
12 32 (2.41%) Solaris
13 26 (1.96%) Android
14 25 (1.88%) Windows Vista
15 23 (1.73%) AIX
16 22 (1.66%) Apple iOS
17 17 (1.28%) SUSE
18 15 (1.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 12 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
20 10 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (18.01%) ITIL
2 166 (12.51%) Migration
3 62 (4.67%) Service Delivery
4 58 (4.37%) Configuration Management
5 57 (4.30%) Change Management
6 53 (3.99%) Project Management
7 50 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 45 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
9 44 (3.32%) Problem Management
10 43 (3.24%) Server Virtualisation
11 40 (3.01%) Incident Management
12 38 (2.86%) TOGAF
13 37 (2.79%) ITIL V3
14 36 (2.71%) DevOps
15 33 (2.49%) High Availability
16 32 (2.41%) Service Management
17 29 (2.19%) Server Building
18 28 (2.11%) Capacity Management
18 28 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 378 (28.49%) PowerShell
2 215 (16.20%) SQL
3 70 (5.28%) VBScript
4 39 (2.94%) Perl
5 36 (2.71%) JavaScript
5 36 (2.71%) Python
6 35 (2.64%) C#
6 35 (2.64%) Java
7 15 (1.13%) Bash Shell
8 14 (1.06%) Ruby
8 14 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.06%) VB
9 9 (0.68%) C
10 8 (0.60%) C-shell
10 8 (0.60%) Korn
11 7 (0.53%) PHP
12 6 (0.45%) VBA
13 5 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.23%) AWK
15 2 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 190 (14.32%) Security Cleared
2 170 (12.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 117 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 92 (6.93%) MCSE
5 61 (4.60%) DV Cleared
6 59 (4.45%) MCSA
7 44 (3.32%) MCP
8 40 (3.01%) Degree
9 37 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
10 36 (2.71%) CCNA
11 32 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (1.66%) CCNP
13 22 (1.66%) MCITP
14 21 (1.58%) DBS Check
15 16 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
17 12 (0.90%) CCA
18 10 (0.75%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.37%) SLA
2 13 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.90%) QA
4 11 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.075%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.075%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.075%) MiFID
8 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 897 (67.60%) Active Directory
2 351 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (14.17%) Hyper-V
4 185 (13.94%) VMware ESXi
5 156 (11.76%) XenApp
6 144 (10.85%) vSphere
7 107 (8.06%) XenDesktop
8 57 (4.30%) XenServer
9 48 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 40 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
13 17 (1.28%) VMware NSX
14 13 (0.98%) DFS Replication
14 13 (0.98%) Terminal Services
15 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.60%) Openswan
16 8 (0.60%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.53%) Docker
17 7 (0.53%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 210 (15.83%) SCCM
2 76 (5.73%) SCOM
3 55 (4.14%) WSUS
4 54 (4.07%) NetBackup
5 35 (2.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 33 (2.49%) vCenter Server
7 30 (2.26%) AirWatch
7 30 (2.26%) PowerCLI
8 27 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
8 27 (2.03%) Puppet
8 27 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 25 (1.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 23 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 20 (1.51%) Ansible
12 19 (1.43%) Backup Exec
13 17 (1.28%) vRealize
14 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
15 13 (0.98%) BladeLogic
15 13 (0.98%) Netcool
Vendors
1 664 (50.04%) VMware
2 617 (46.50%) Microsoft
3 363 (27.35%) Citrix
4 207 (15.60%) Cisco
5 182 (13.72%) HP
6 110 (8.29%) Symantec
7 81 (6.10%) NetApp
8 78 (5.88%) Oracle
9 73 (5.50%) Red Hat
10 67 (5.05%) McAfee
11 66 (4.97%) Dell
12 54 (4.07%) EMC
13 47 (3.54%) Apple
14 44 (3.32%) IBM
15 37 (2.79%) Veeam
16 31 (2.34%) Juniper
16 31 (2.34%) Sophos
16 31 (2.34%) Veritas
17 25 (1.88%) CheckPoint
18 24 (1.81%) AppSense