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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 107 65
Rank change year-on-year -66 -42  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 663 1224 1632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 2.19% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.98% 9.90% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 720 910
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £313
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 64 142
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.48 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

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 9503 12365 12517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.50% 22.13% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6023 7718 7103
Median daily rate £408 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.16% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 561 692 1019
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -59 613 £330 +1.53% 252
London -47 216 £375 +7.14% 75
South East -47 155 £344 +9.20% 56
South West +23 73 £295 -1.66% 10
Hampshire -27 52 £328 +0.76% 13
West Midlands +19 41 £300 -7.69% 31
Scotland -36 38 £395 +17.91% 7
East of England -28 36 £288 -22.03% 15
City of London -1 34 £395 +16.17% 15
North West -13 34 £335 -4.28% 27
Berkshire 0 32 £350 +39.30% 11
Gloucestershire +13 23 £131 -65.00% 1
Surrey -36 22 £400 +23.07% 11
Yorkshire +8 21 £325 +10.16% 29
North East -18 21 £250 -4.76% 4
Tyne and Wear -12 20 £275 +5.97% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 19 £283 +8.86% 4
East Midlands -34 18 £325 - 5
Bristol +11 17 £419 +39.58% 3
Reading +8 17 £315 +90.90% 5
Hook -2 16 £335 +1.51% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 15 £500 +53.84% 8
West Sussex +2 14 £250 -23.07% 3
Erskine -2 14 £400 +21.21% 1
Renfrewshire -3 14 £400 +21.21% 1
Bournemouth +18 13 £300 +3.89% 2
Dorset +15 13 £300 +7.14% 3
Cheshire +33 12 £295 -30.58% 4
Milton Keynes -2 12 £500 +25.00% 2
Glasgow -16 12 £175 -41.76% 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 1498 (100.00%) Windows
2 1059 (70.69%) Windows Server
3 961 (64.15%) Active Directory
4 913 (60.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 741 (49.47%) VMware
6 733 (48.93%) Microsoft
7 502 (33.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 440 (29.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 415 (27.70%) Windows 7
10 401 (26.77%) PowerShell
11 390 (26.03%) MS Exchange
12 383 (25.57%) DNS
13 366 (24.43%) Citrix
14 337 (22.50%) SQL Server
15 305 (20.36%) SQL
16 302 (20.16%) Security Cleared
17 284 (18.96%) ITIL
18 283 (18.89%) Exchange Server 2010
19 275 (18.36%) Linux
20 266 (17.76%) DHCP
21 253 (16.89%) SCCM
22 241 (16.09%) Cisco
23 239 (15.95%) Firewall
24 233 (15.55%) Hyper-V
25 216 (14.42%) SAN
26 213 (14.22%) Office 365
27 209 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
28 206 (13.75%) HP
29 205 (13.68%) SC Cleared
30 204 (13.62%) Finance

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
1 390 (26.03%) MS Exchange
2 283 (18.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 135 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 132 (8.81%) IIS
5 126 (8.41%) Skype for Business
6 124 (8.28%) SharePoint
7 78 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 49 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 30 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (1.60%) WebLogic
12 20 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
13 19 (1.27%) Apache
14 16 (1.07%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.87%) CMS
16 11 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.73%) IBM Notes
17 10 (0.67%) Drupal
17 10 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 162 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.067%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.067%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.067%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.067%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 23 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.47%) Demantra
4 7 (0.47%) SnowdropKCS
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.27%) Pegasus Opera
7 3 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.13%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.067%) assyst
9 1 (0.067%) FRx
9 1 (0.067%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.067%) Postilion
9 1 (0.067%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.067%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 213 (14.22%) Office 365
2 168 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (1.13%) IaaS
5 17 (1.13%) SaaS
6 14 (0.93%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.47%) PaaS
8 5 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.33%) G Suite
8 5 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.27%) GitHub
10 3 (0.20%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.067%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.067%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.067%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.067%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 383 (25.57%) DNS
2 266 (17.76%) DHCP
3 239 (15.95%) Firewall
4 216 (14.42%) SAN
5 139 (9.28%) TCP/IP
6 129 (8.61%) LAN
7 123 (8.21%) WAN
8 87 (5.81%) Internet
9 86 (5.74%) VPN
10 68 (4.54%) VoIP
11 67 (4.47%) Skype
12 65 (4.34%) NAS
13 57 (3.81%) NetScaler
14 45 (3.00%) Remote Desktop
15 42 (2.80%) SSL
15 42 (2.80%) VLAN
16 40 (2.67%) SMTP
17 38 (2.54%) Wireless
18 34 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
19 33 (2.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 106 (7.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 96 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 52 (3.47%) Oracle Database
6 36 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
7 35 (2.34%) MySQL
8 34 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (1.80%) Relational Database
11 21 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
13 18 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
13 18 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (1.13%) DB2
14 17 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (0.80%) BODI
17 12 (0.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (2.40%) MSI
2 25 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
3 22 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (1.13%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 13 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (0.47%) Subversion
9 6 (0.40%) StarTeam
10 5 (0.33%) JIRA
10 5 (0.33%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.27%) JDeveloper
12 3 (0.20%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.20%) InstallShield
12 3 (0.20%) NUnit
13 2 (0.13%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 204 (13.62%) Finance
2 49 (3.27%) Banking
3 35 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 28 (1.87%) Retail
5 23 (1.54%) Law
6 20 (1.34%) Legal
7 18 (1.20%) Local Government
8 17 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.87%) Games
10 12 (0.80%) Back Office
11 11 (0.73%) Marketing
11 11 (0.73%) Publishing
12 10 (0.67%) Advertising
12 10 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.53%) Military
14 5 (0.33%) Electronics
14 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.20%) Billing
15 3 (0.20%) Front Office
15 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 216 (14.42%) Support Engineer
2 179 (11.95%) Analyst
3 175 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 128 (8.54%) Windows Engineer
5 112 (7.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 104 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 99 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 86 (5.74%) Consultant
9 83 (5.54%) Support Analyst
10 82 (5.47%) Administrator
11 75 (5.01%) Server Engineer
12 72 (4.81%) Wintel Engineer
13 69 (4.61%) Architect
14 68 (4.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 61 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 60 (4.01%) Desktop Support
17 58 (3.87%) VMware Engineer
18 56 (3.74%) Active Directory Engineer
18 56 (3.74%) IT Support
19 53 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (4.01%) .NET
2 55 (3.67%) XML
3 35 (2.34%) Web Services
4 27 (1.80%) HTML
5 25 (1.67%) CSS
6 15 (1.00%) ASP.NET
7 14 (0.93%) JSON
8 10 (0.67%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.67%) YAML
9 8 (0.53%) Middleware
9 8 (0.53%) SAML
9 8 (0.53%) XSLT
10 7 (0.47%) MSMQ
10 7 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (0.47%) WCF
11 6 (0.40%) J2EE
11 6 (0.40%) LAMP
11 6 (0.40%) SOAP
12 5 (0.33%) JSP
12 5 (0.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 120 (8.01%) Clustering
2 104 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 73 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 55 (3.67%) Replication
6 39 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 37 (2.47%) Client/Server
7 37 (2.47%) PKI
8 30 (2.00%) Fat Client
8 30 (2.00%) Thin Client
9 26 (1.74%) Blackberry
10 20 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 13 (0.87%) EMC VNX
14 12 (0.80%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.73%) AS400
16 10 (0.67%) Driving Licence
16 10 (0.67%) iSeries
16 10 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1498 (100.00%) Windows
2 1059 (70.69%) Windows Server
3 913 (60.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 502 (33.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 415 (27.70%) Windows 7
6 275 (18.36%) Linux
7 204 (13.62%) Windows 10
8 105 (7.01%) Unix
9 99 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 83 (5.54%) Windows XP
11 81 (5.41%) Windows 8
12 39 (2.60%) Solaris
13 32 (2.14%) AIX
14 30 (2.00%) Android
15 27 (1.80%) Mac OS X
16 25 (1.67%) HPUX
16 25 (1.67%) Windows Vista
17 23 (1.54%) Apple iOS
17 23 (1.54%) CentOS
18 18 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (18.96%) ITIL
2 191 (12.75%) Migration
3 113 (7.54%) Change Management
4 100 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 67 (4.47%) Project Management
6 66 (4.41%) DevOps
7 61 (4.07%) Patch Management
7 61 (4.07%) Problem Management
8 58 (3.87%) Configuration Management
8 58 (3.87%) Incident Management
9 52 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (3.34%) High Availability
11 46 (3.07%) ITIL V3
11 46 (3.07%) Service Management
12 45 (3.00%) Change Control
13 43 (2.87%) Server Building
14 42 (2.80%) Virtual Environments
15 40 (2.67%) Service Delivery
16 39 (2.60%) Load Balancing
16 39 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 401 (26.77%) PowerShell
2 305 (20.36%) SQL
3 66 (4.41%) VBScript
4 48 (3.20%) VB
5 42 (2.80%) Python
6 35 (2.34%) C#
7 33 (2.20%) Bash Shell
8 32 (2.14%) JavaScript
9 26 (1.74%) Java
10 20 (1.34%) PL/SQL
11 19 (1.27%) C
12 18 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.93%) Perl
14 12 (0.80%) REXX
14 12 (0.80%) Tcl
15 10 (0.67%) PHP
15 10 (0.67%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.60%) C++
16 9 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 302 (20.16%) Security Cleared
2 209 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 205 (13.68%) SC Cleared
4 119 (7.94%) MCSE
5 76 (5.07%) DV Cleared
6 68 (4.54%) MCSA
7 61 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (4.07%) MCITP
8 53 (3.54%) CCNA
8 53 (3.54%) Degree
9 41 (2.74%) MCP
9 41 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 36 (2.40%) CCNP
11 28 (1.87%) DBS Check
12 22 (1.47%) MCTS
13 15 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (0.80%) ISTQB
15 10 (0.67%) CCA
15 10 (0.67%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.94%) SLA
2 24 (1.60%) JSP 440
3 16 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.87%) QA
5 12 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.33%) PMO
9 1 (0.067%) PMBOK
System Software
1 961 (64.15%) Active Directory
2 440 (29.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (15.55%) Hyper-V
4 191 (12.75%) XenApp
5 148 (9.88%) vSphere
6 114 (7.61%) XenDesktop
7 106 (7.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 104 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
9 90 (6.01%) VMware ESX
10 40 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
11 39 (2.60%) XenServer
12 20 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.93%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.87%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.80%) UAG
16 12 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 10 (0.67%) Firmware
17 10 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (0.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 253 (16.89%) SCCM
2 72 (4.81%) SCOM
3 68 (4.54%) WSUS
4 48 (3.20%) NetBackup
5 46 (3.07%) Microsoft Clustering
6 38 (2.54%) Backup Exec
7 34 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 34 (2.27%) Puppet
8 31 (2.07%) vCenter Server
9 30 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
10 26 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
11 25 (1.67%) Ansible
12 21 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 21 (1.40%) Tivoli
13 19 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
14 18 (1.20%) Nagios
14 18 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 17 (1.13%) AirWatch
15 17 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
16 16 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 741 (49.47%) VMware
2 733 (48.93%) Microsoft
3 366 (24.43%) Citrix
4 241 (16.09%) Cisco
5 206 (13.75%) HP
6 119 (7.94%) Red Hat
7 104 (6.94%) Oracle
8 101 (6.74%) NetApp
9 81 (5.41%) Symantec
10 54 (3.60%) Dell
11 53 (3.54%) EMC
12 52 (3.47%) Apple
13 47 (3.14%) Intel Security
14 42 (2.80%) IBM
15 38 (2.54%) Veeam
16 34 (2.27%) Veritas
17 32 (2.14%) F5
18 28 (1.87%) Juniper
19 27 (1.80%) AppSense
20 26 (1.74%) Sophos
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Trust In Soda
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Computer People
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
onezeero.
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £195 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £170 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Bellshill, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £18.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £55.65 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £160 - £184 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £378.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Talent Spa
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago