Period
to 27 January 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 January 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 270 197
Rank change year-on-year +73 -73 -56
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 960 972 1,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 0.99% 1.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.39% 4.74% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 629 844
UK median daily rate £370 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +10.77% -1.52%
10th Percentile £158 £150 £151
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £370 £325
% change year-on-year -0.54% +13.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 62 120
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £19.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.66% -6.10% -2.38%
10th Percentile £14.10 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.80 £46.32 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +44.44% -1.56% -20.00%

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 15,018 20,489 20,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.00% 20.91% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,277 12,783 13,248
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +3.91%
10th Percentile £140 £159 £168
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -0.63% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,190 1,330 1,276
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.85% -0.44% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.76 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.72% -3.03% +4.43%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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 +69 837 £370 +1.37% 324
UK excluding London +87 712 £368 -0.54% 262
London +33 234 £375 +11.94% 77
South East +61 225 £400 +6.67% 63
North of England +85 142 £363 +11.54% 81
South West +27 122 £350 -17.65% 23
Scotland +32 79 £375 +15.38% 6
North West +52 68 £363 +16.94% 46
East of England +44 67 £375 +7.14% 38
Midlands +36 48 £313 -8.09% 42
Yorkshire +55 46 £330 +14.78% 26
Wales +47 32 £300 +24.37% 8
North East +33 28 £375 -6.25% 9
West Midlands +32 24 £275 -24.66% 20
East Midlands +23 23 £313 +3.31% 22
Northern Ireland +10 1 £238 -5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 960 (100.00%) Windows
2 662 (68.96%) Windows Server
3 574 (59.79%) Active Directory
4 512 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 446 (46.46%) Microsoft
6 423 (44.06%) VMware
7 316 (32.92%) PowerShell
8 313 (32.60%) Office 365
9 269 (28.02%) Windows 7
10 268 (27.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 245 (25.52%) Windows 10
11 245 (25.52%) DNS
11 245 (25.52%) SCCM
12 232 (24.17%) Citrix
13 227 (23.65%) Azure
14 217 (22.60%) Security Cleared
15 212 (22.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 202 (21.04%) DHCP
16 202 (21.04%) ITIL
17 188 (19.58%) Windows Server 2003
18 180 (18.75%) Hyper-V
19 173 (18.02%) SQL
20 167 (17.40%) MS Exchange
21 155 (16.15%) SC Cleared
22 153 (15.94%) SQL Server
23 147 (15.31%) Migration
24 132 (13.75%) Firewall
25 127 (13.23%) Linux
26 126 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
27 125 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 167 (17.40%) MS Exchange
2 120 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 91 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 74 (7.71%) Skype for Business
5 70 (7.29%) IIS
6 58 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 32 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 16 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (0.94%) Apache
12 7 (0.73%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.63%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.52%) Confluence
15 4 (0.42%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.42%) WordPress
16 3 (0.31%) JBoss
16 3 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 126 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.81%) MS Visio
3 25 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (1.77%) Acrobat
7 15 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.10%) Houdini
8 1 (0.10%) Maya
Business Applications
1 20 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.42%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.21%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 313 (32.60%) Office 365
2 227 (23.65%) Azure
3 98 (10.21%) AWS
4 41 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (3.23%) OneDrive
6 23 (2.40%) GitHub
7 21 (2.19%) IaaS
8 19 (1.98%) Power Platform
9 15 (1.56%) PowerApps
10 13 (1.35%) PaaS
11 12 (1.25%) Yammer
12 11 (1.15%) GCP
13 7 (0.73%) G Suite
13 7 (0.73%) SaaS
14 6 (0.63%) Azure Stack
15 5 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
16 3 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
17 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.21%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 245 (25.52%) DNS
2 202 (21.04%) DHCP
3 132 (13.75%) Firewall
4 124 (12.92%) SAN
5 81 (8.44%) Skype
6 77 (8.02%) LAN
7 70 (7.29%) WAN
8 65 (6.77%) VPN
9 50 (5.21%) TCP/IP
10 42 (4.38%) Internet
10 42 (4.38%) Remote Desktop
11 38 (3.96%) VLAN
12 30 (3.13%) NetScaler
13 24 (2.50%) Wireless
14 23 (2.40%) VoIP
15 22 (2.29%) NAS
16 20 (2.08%) WebEx
17 17 (1.77%) iSCSI
18 14 (1.46%) HTTP
19 13 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (1.98%) Power BI
4 19 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
4 19 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 14 (1.46%) SQL Server 2017
6 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.52%) MySQL
8 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.21%) SQLPlus
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (4.48%) MSI
2 22 (2.29%) JIRA
3 21 (2.19%) StarTeam
4 13 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.94%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.52%) Subversion
9 4 (0.42%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.31%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.31%) GitLab
11 2 (0.21%) Hudson
11 2 (0.21%) Maven
11 2 (0.21%) Selenium
11 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.21%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Code
12 1 (0.10%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 96 (10.00%) Finance
2 54 (5.63%) Public Sector
3 28 (2.92%) Retail
4 23 (2.40%) Banking
5 17 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.25%) Back Office
7 8 (0.83%) Law
7 8 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.63%) Local Government
9 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.52%) Publishing
10 4 (0.42%) Advertising
10 4 (0.42%) Marketing
11 3 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.21%) Automotive
12 2 (0.21%) Front Office
12 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.21%) Legal
12 2 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 184 (19.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 127 (13.23%) Support Engineer
3 116 (12.08%) Windows Engineer
4 105 (10.94%) Server Engineer
5 82 (8.54%) Analyst
6 67 (6.98%) IT Support
7 63 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 62 (6.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 60 (6.25%) IT Engineer
10 57 (5.94%) Windows Server Engineer
11 47 (4.90%) Consultant
12 45 (4.69%) Active Directory Engineer
13 39 (4.06%) Wintel Engineer
14 37 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
15 36 (3.75%) Citrix Engineer
16 35 (3.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 31 (3.23%) Desktop Support
17 31 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
18 30 (3.13%) Service Analyst
19 29 (3.02%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.40%) Web Services
2 21 (2.19%) LDAP
3 19 (1.98%) .NET
4 7 (0.73%) ADSI
4 7 (0.73%) HTML
5 6 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (0.63%) X-Windows
6 5 (0.52%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.52%) CSS
6 5 (0.52%) XML
7 4 (0.42%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.42%) JSON
7 4 (0.42%) Spring
8 3 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.31%) ODBC
8 3 (0.31%) REST
8 3 (0.31%) RESTful
8 3 (0.31%) Swagger
9 2 (0.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 53 (5.52%) Clustering
3 47 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 31 (3.23%) PKI
6 26 (2.71%) Blackberry
7 24 (2.50%) Fat Client
7 24 (2.50%) NHS
7 24 (2.50%) Replication
7 24 (2.50%) Thin Client
8 21 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (1.98%) PDA
10 14 (1.46%) Driving Licence
11 11 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.15%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.83%) Fibre Optics
13 7 (0.73%) iPhone
14 6 (0.63%) HP StoreVirtual
14 6 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 960 (100.00%) Windows
2 662 (68.96%) Windows Server
3 512 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 269 (28.02%) Windows 7
5 245 (25.52%) Windows 10
6 188 (19.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 127 (13.23%) Linux
8 57 (5.94%) Windows XP
9 35 (3.65%) Windows 2000
10 33 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (2.81%) Windows Vista
12 24 (2.50%) Unix
13 21 (2.19%) AIX
14 20 (2.08%) CentOS
15 16 (1.67%) Windows 8
16 15 (1.56%) Android
16 15 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
17 10 (1.04%) VMS
18 8 (0.83%) Solaris
19 6 (0.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (22.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 202 (21.04%) ITIL
3 147 (15.31%) Migration
4 104 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (6.88%) Change Management
6 61 (6.35%) Service Management
7 48 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 41 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 40 (4.17%) ITSM
9 40 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 38 (3.96%) Configuration Management
11 34 (3.54%) High Availability
11 34 (3.54%) Mentoring
11 34 (3.54%) Patch Management
12 33 (3.44%) Service Delivery
12 33 (3.44%) Software Distribution
13 32 (3.33%) Application Packaging
14 30 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (3.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 316 (32.92%) PowerShell
2 173 (18.02%) SQL
3 22 (2.29%) VB
4 21 (2.19%) C
5 20 (2.08%) Python
5 20 (2.08%) VBScript
6 17 (1.77%) C#
7 12 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.83%) Java
9 7 (0.73%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.73%) PHP
9 7 (0.73%) REXX
9 7 (0.73%) Tcl
9 7 (0.73%) XPath
10 6 (0.63%) Perl
10 6 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.42%) Ruby
12 3 (0.31%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.31%) VB6
12 3 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 217 (22.60%) Security Cleared
2 155 (16.15%) SC Cleared
3 125 (13.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (9.48%) MCSE
5 84 (8.75%) DV Cleared
6 56 (5.83%) MCSA
7 34 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
8 33 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (3.23%) MCITP
10 30 (3.13%) Degree
11 28 (2.92%) CCNA
12 26 (2.71%) CCA
12 26 (2.71%) DBS Check
13 24 (2.50%) MCP
14 22 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.77%) MCTS
16 16 (1.67%) CCNP
16 16 (1.67%) ISTQB
17 8 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (9.90%) SLA
2 9 (0.94%) GDPR
2 9 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (0.94%) QA
3 7 (0.73%) Government Security Classifications
3 7 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.52%) NCSC
5 4 (0.42%) BS7799
5 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.31%) COBIT
6 3 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.31%) PMO
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 574 (59.79%) Active Directory
2 268 (27.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 109 (11.35%) VMware ESXi
5 104 (10.83%) XenApp
6 87 (9.06%) XenDesktop
7 73 (7.60%) vSphere
8 52 (5.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (2.50%) DFS Replication
11 17 (1.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 15 (1.56%) VMware Server
13 14 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (1.04%) Docker
15 9 (0.94%) VMware NSX
16 8 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.73%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
17 7 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.73%) Xen
18 6 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 245 (25.52%) SCCM
2 45 (4.69%) SCOM
3 36 (3.75%) WSUS
4 29 (3.02%) McAfee ePO
5 26 (2.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 26 (2.71%) Single Sign-On
6 19 (1.98%) Backup Exec
6 19 (1.98%) ServiceCenter
6 19 (1.98%) vCenter Server
7 18 (1.88%) Ansible
7 18 (1.88%) Netcool
7 18 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 17 (1.77%) NetBackup
9 14 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (1.35%) Puppet
10 13 (1.35%) vRealize
11 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (1.25%) Nagios
12 11 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 446 (46.46%) Microsoft
2 423 (44.06%) VMware
3 232 (24.17%) Citrix
4 124 (12.92%) Cisco
5 109 (11.35%) HP
6 58 (6.04%) McAfee
7 53 (5.52%) Dell
8 48 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 40 (4.17%) Symantec
10 39 (4.06%) EMC
10 39 (4.06%) Ivanti
11 33 (3.44%) NetApp
11 33 (3.44%) Remedy
12 30 (3.13%) SolarWinds
13 29 (3.02%) Adobe
13 29 (3.02%) Veritas
14 26 (2.71%) 3PAR
15 25 (2.60%) Oracle
16 24 (2.50%) Sophos
17 21 (2.19%) Google