Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 201 115
Rank change year-on-year -35 -86 -39
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,169 1,315 2,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.33% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.54% 6.40% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 817 1,436
UK median daily rate £333 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.31% - -
10th Percentile £163 £150 £183
90th Percentile £488 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £320
% change year-on-year +0.78% +0.78% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 118 151
UK median hourly rate £18.13 £18.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -13.10% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.74 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £21.00
% change year-on-year +0.11% -16.76% +16.67%

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 21,098 20,550 23,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.70% 20.82% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,049 12,913 14,951
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £183 £206
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,531 1,205 1,274
UK median hourly rate £17.33 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.97% +6.06% +0.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -3.03% +1.54% +1.56%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -46 994 £350 +7.69% 321
UK excluding London -49 762 £325 +0.78% 247
London -2 390 £350 +2.94% 94
South East -84 211 £412 +20.12% 69
Scotland +6 145 £285 -14.93% 15
North of England -51 133 £323 +7.50% 54
South West -9 102 £325 - 36
Midlands -35 88 £290 -3.33% 40
East of England +8 70 £275 -15.38% 28
North West -30 66 £320 +6.67% 37
West Midlands -31 57 £282 -9.92% 27
North East -19 39 £333 +20.91% 1
East Midlands -5 32 £310 +3.33% 13
Yorkshire -49 28 £295 -8.88% 16
Wales -20 15 £313 -3.85% 4
Northern Ireland +30 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,169 (100.00%) Windows
2 803 (68.69%) Windows Server
3 793 (67.84%) Active Directory
4 674 (57.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 657 (56.20%) Microsoft
6 644 (55.09%) VMware
7 462 (39.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 389 (33.28%) Windows 7
9 378 (32.34%) Office 365
10 357 (30.54%) Citrix
11 336 (28.74%) DNS
12 305 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 300 (25.66%) MS Exchange
14 298 (25.49%) SCCM
15 296 (25.32%) DHCP
16 290 (24.81%) PowerShell
17 272 (23.27%) Windows 10
18 257 (21.98%) ITIL
19 242 (20.70%) VMware ESXi
20 240 (20.53%) SQL Server
21 234 (20.02%) Security Cleared
22 232 (19.85%) Hyper-V
23 231 (19.76%) SQL
24 211 (18.05%) HP
25 203 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
26 197 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
27 196 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 195 (16.68%) Exchange Server 2010
29 187 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
30 183 (15.65%) SC Cleared

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
1 300 (25.66%) MS Exchange
2 195 (16.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 153 (13.09%) SharePoint
4 103 (8.81%) Skype for Business
5 102 (8.73%) IIS
6 76 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (3.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 41 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 39 (3.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 36 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
11 20 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (1.54%) Apache
13 16 (1.37%) OpenStack
14 15 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 15 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
15 10 (0.86%) JBoss
15 10 (0.86%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.68%) CMS
17 7 (0.60%) Confluence
17 7 (0.60%) Drupal
Applications
1 187 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.22%) InfoPath
3 7 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.086%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.086%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.086%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.086%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.26%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.17%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.17%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.17%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.17%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.086%) Maximo
4 1 (0.086%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.086%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 378 (32.34%) Office 365
2 203 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.63%) IaaS
6 18 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (1.54%) Mimecast
6 18 (1.54%) Yammer
7 15 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 15 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (1.20%) Datadog
9 13 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (0.94%) G Suite
10 11 (0.94%) PaaS
11 10 (0.86%) SaaS
12 9 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 3 (0.26%) GitHub
16 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 336 (28.74%) DNS
2 296 (25.32%) DHCP
3 139 (11.89%) SAN
4 136 (11.63%) LAN
5 133 (11.38%) Firewall
6 117 (10.01%) WAN
7 94 (8.04%) Skype
8 82 (7.01%) TCP/IP
9 73 (6.24%) VPN
10 60 (5.13%) NetScaler
11 47 (4.02%) VLAN
12 39 (3.34%) VoIP
13 28 (2.40%) Internet
13 28 (2.40%) Wireless
14 27 (2.31%) iSCSI
15 26 (2.22%) SSL
15 26 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (2.14%) NAS
17 20 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
17 20 (1.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 88 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (2.57%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 13 (1.11%) MySQL
9 11 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (0.86%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.34%) Roambi
Development Applications
1 43 (3.68%) HP UFT
2 38 (3.25%) WinRunner
3 35 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (2.82%) MSI
5 32 (2.74%) Jenkins
6 31 (2.65%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (1.45%) Travis CI
9 16 (1.37%) Vagrant
10 15 (1.28%) JIRA
11 14 (1.20%) Git (software)
12 10 (0.86%) GitLab
12 10 (0.86%) Subversion
13 9 (0.77%) Selenium
14 8 (0.68%) AdminStudio
15 7 (0.60%) NDepend
15 7 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (0.60%) TeamCity
16 6 (0.51%) SonarQube
17 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 155 (13.26%) Finance
2 50 (4.28%) Banking
3 26 (2.22%) Law
4 15 (1.28%) Legal
4 15 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.20%) Retail
6 13 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.03%) Back Office
8 10 (0.86%) Military
9 9 (0.77%) Games
9 9 (0.77%) Marketing
10 8 (0.68%) Automotive
11 6 (0.51%) Advertising
11 6 (0.51%) Local Government
11 6 (0.51%) Publishing
12 3 (0.26%) International Banking
12 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.086%) Billing
14 1 (0.086%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 188 (16.08%) Analyst
2 181 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 155 (13.26%) Support Engineer
4 99 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 94 (8.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 82 (7.01%) Support Analyst
7 78 (6.67%) Desktop Support
8 76 (6.50%) Server Engineer
9 75 (6.42%) Windows Engineer
10 66 (5.65%) IT Support
11 62 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support
12 58 (4.96%) IT Engineer
13 57 (4.88%) Administrator
14 50 (4.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 44 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 44 (3.76%) Wintel Engineer
16 41 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 41 (3.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 41 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
17 40 (3.42%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.28%) .NET
2 38 (3.25%) CSS
3 35 (2.99%) XML
4 32 (2.74%) jQuery
5 30 (2.57%) XSLT
6 28 (2.40%) LDAP
7 24 (2.05%) Web Services
8 15 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
8 15 (1.28%) Middleware
9 14 (1.20%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.86%) ADSI
11 9 (0.77%) HTML
12 8 (0.68%) LAMP
13 7 (0.60%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (0.51%) AngularJS
15 5 (0.43%) JSP
15 5 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 4 (0.34%) JSON
16 4 (0.34%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 144 (12.32%) Clustering
2 83 (7.10%) Data Centre
3 70 (5.99%) Fat Client
3 70 (5.99%) Thin Client
4 59 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 48 (4.11%) PKI
7 44 (3.76%) PDA
8 31 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 28 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (1.88%) Blackberry
10 22 (1.88%) Replication
11 21 (1.80%) iPhone
12 17 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (1.28%) Handset
13 15 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (1.11%) CLARiiON
14 13 (1.11%) Driving Licence
15 12 (1.03%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,169 (100.00%) Windows
2 803 (68.69%) Windows Server
3 674 (57.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 389 (33.28%) Windows 7
5 305 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 272 (23.27%) Windows 10
7 165 (14.11%) Linux
8 71 (6.07%) Windows 8
9 51 (4.36%) Unix
10 45 (3.85%) AIX
10 45 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (2.91%) Windows XP
12 32 (2.74%) Android
13 31 (2.65%) CentOS
14 29 (2.48%) Apple iOS
14 29 (2.48%) Ubuntu
15 27 (2.31%) Solaris
16 25 (2.14%) Mac OS
17 15 (1.28%) Mac OS X
18 14 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (21.98%) ITIL
2 196 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 165 (14.11%) Migration
4 110 (9.41%) Change Management
5 94 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (5.47%) Service Management
7 63 (5.39%) Virtual Environments
8 58 (4.96%) High Availability
9 55 (4.70%) Service Delivery
10 52 (4.45%) Configuration Management
11 49 (4.19%) Application Packaging
11 49 (4.19%) Test Scripting
12 48 (4.11%) Software Testing
13 47 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
13 47 (4.02%) Patch Management
14 46 (3.93%) ITIL V3
15 45 (3.85%) Incident Management
15 45 (3.85%) Test Automation
16 43 (3.68%) Workflow
17 42 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 290 (24.81%) PowerShell
2 231 (19.76%) SQL
3 49 (4.19%) JavaScript
4 45 (3.85%) C#
5 34 (2.91%) VBScript
6 28 (2.40%) C
7 23 (1.97%) Python
8 18 (1.54%) Java
8 18 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.20%) VB
11 12 (1.03%) Perl
12 9 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.34%) PHP
14 4 (0.34%) VBA
15 1 (0.086%) Java 8
15 1 (0.086%) sed
15 1 (0.086%) SOQL
15 1 (0.086%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 234 (20.02%) Security Cleared
2 197 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 183 (15.65%) SC Cleared
4 116 (9.92%) MCSE
5 88 (7.53%) Degree
6 56 (4.79%) DV Cleared
7 55 (4.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 48 (4.11%) MCSA
9 44 (3.76%) ISTQB
10 43 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
11 38 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (2.99%) CCNA
13 33 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
14 31 (2.65%) MCITP
14 31 (2.65%) MCP
15 29 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
16 21 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
17 19 (1.63%) CCA
18 15 (1.28%) DBS Check
19 13 (1.11%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.70%) SLA
2 21 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.86%) QA
5 6 (0.51%) GDPR
5 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.34%) HL7
7 4 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.086%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.086%) PMO
System Software
1 793 (67.84%) Active Directory
2 462 (39.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 242 (20.70%) VMware ESXi
4 232 (19.85%) Hyper-V
5 160 (13.69%) XenApp
6 125 (10.69%) XenDesktop
7 121 (10.35%) vSphere
8 101 (8.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 54 (4.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 42 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (2.57%) XenServer
12 27 (2.31%) DFS Replication
12 27 (2.31%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (1.63%) Docker
14 18 (1.54%) VirtualBox
15 17 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (1.28%) Terminal Services
17 14 (1.20%) NFS
18 13 (1.11%) Squid
19 9 (0.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 298 (25.49%) SCCM
2 83 (7.10%) SCOM
3 60 (5.13%) WSUS
4 55 (4.70%) McAfee ePO
5 48 (4.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 39 (3.34%) HP ALM
7 37 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 36 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 32 (2.74%) vCenter Server
10 30 (2.57%) Puppet
11 29 (2.48%) Backup Exec
12 25 (2.14%) Ansible
13 24 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
14 23 (1.97%) AirWatch
15 22 (1.88%) NetBackup
16 17 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
16 17 (1.45%) Terraform
17 16 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 15 (1.28%) Packer
18 15 (1.28%) vMotion
Vendors
1 657 (56.20%) Microsoft
2 644 (55.09%) VMware
3 357 (30.54%) Citrix
4 211 (18.05%) HP
5 152 (13.00%) Cisco
6 119 (10.18%) McAfee
7 107 (9.15%) Ivanti
8 76 (6.50%) NetApp
9 70 (5.99%) Apple
10 67 (5.73%) Veritas
11 62 (5.30%) Oracle
12 54 (4.62%) Symantec
13 50 (4.28%) Dell
14 41 (3.51%) Veeam
15 38 (3.25%) EMC
16 26 (2.22%) IBM
16 26 (2.22%) Sophos
17 24 (2.05%) Avaya
17 24 (2.05%) Google
17 24 (2.05%) Nintex