Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 340 216 252
Rank change year-on-year -124 +36 -48
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 195 1,078 1,113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 1.28% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.29% 6.13% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 700 730
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £185 £160 £158
90th Percentile £513 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.29% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 50 72
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £17.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +24.82% -4.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.84% +8.57% +2.94%

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 5,920 17,600 21,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.40% 20.87% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,547 10,906 13,431
Median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% - -
10th Percentile £166 £150 £163
90th Percentile £613 £613 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 1,251 1,522
Median hourly rate £19.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.24 £11.11
90th Percentile £52.65 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.21 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.30% -1.49%

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 26 October 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 26 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 15 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 26 October 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 -122 160 £341 -5.86% 68
UK excluding London -94 112 £335 -4.29% 65
London +15 70 £406 +11.30% 8
East of England +57 25 £335 -10.67% 9
South West +11 25 £209 -40.43% 5
Scotland +19 23 £463 +42.31% 2
Work from Home -88 23 £345 -31.00% 2
South East -23 21 £350 -9.50% 13
Midlands +32 8 £305 +6.09% 14
North of England +7 8 £275 -17.91% 19
West Midlands +37 6 £275 -8.33% 10
Yorkshire +27 4 £175 -53.33% 12
North West +19 4 £275 -12.70% 6
Wales +19 3 £425 +41.67% 1
East Midlands +12 2 £335 +28.85% 4

For the 6 months to 26 October 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.

1 195 (100.00%) Windows
2 148 (75.90%) Active Directory
3 137 (70.26%) Windows Server
4 122 (62.56%) Microsoft
5 116 (59.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (52.82%) VMware
7 92 (47.18%) Windows Server 2016
8 77 (39.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 74 (37.95%) Security Cleared
10 67 (34.36%) Azure
11 62 (31.79%) PowerShell
11 62 (31.79%) Office 365
12 61 (31.28%) Windows Server 2019
13 58 (29.74%) Windows 10
14 55 (28.21%) Migration
15 53 (27.18%) MS Exchange
16 49 (25.13%) ITIL
17 48 (24.62%) SC Cleared
18 47 (24.10%) SQL Server
19 46 (23.59%) DNS
19 46 (23.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 41 (21.03%) Citrix
21 40 (20.51%) Windows 7
22 39 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
22 39 (20.00%) DHCP
23 37 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
24 35 (17.95%) Hyper-V
25 33 (16.92%) SQL
26 32 (16.41%) Microsoft Office
26 32 (16.41%) SCCM

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 53 (27.18%) MS Exchange
2 39 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (11.28%) Skype for Business
4 20 (10.26%) SharePoint
5 16 (8.21%) IIS
6 15 (7.69%) ArcGIS
6 15 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (4.10%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.03%) SAS
9 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.51%) Apache
10 1 (0.51%) CMS
10 1 (0.51%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (16.41%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.69%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 67 (34.36%) Azure
2 62 (31.79%) Office 365
3 21 (10.77%) AWS
4 17 (8.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (7.69%) IaaS
6 14 (7.18%) PaaS
7 13 (6.67%) GCP
8 12 (6.15%) OneDrive
9 7 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (3.59%) GitHub
9 7 (3.59%) SaaS
10 4 (2.05%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.54%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.54%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.54%) Route 53
11 3 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (23.59%) DNS
2 39 (20.00%) DHCP
3 27 (13.85%) SAN
4 26 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 23 (11.79%) Firewall
5 23 (11.79%) Skype
6 14 (7.18%) WAN
7 13 (6.67%) LAN
8 11 (5.64%) VoIP
8 11 (5.64%) VPN
9 10 (5.13%) Kerberos
10 9 (4.62%) Network Security
11 7 (3.59%) IPv4
12 6 (3.08%) VLAN
13 5 (2.56%) Ethernet
13 5 (2.56%) Internet
13 5 (2.56%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.56%) SSL
13 5 (2.56%) VSAN
14 4 (2.05%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.13%) GIS
3 7 (3.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.05%) Power BI
5 3 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Subversion
2 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.51%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.51%) Hudson
2 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 25 (12.82%) Finance
2 15 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 8 (4.10%) Banking
4 6 (3.08%) Retail
5 4 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.05%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.54%) Automotive
7 2 (1.03%) Military
7 2 (1.03%) Publishing
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (10.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (8.21%) Analyst
4 13 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 12 (6.15%) Azure Engineer
6 11 (5.64%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.13%) Server Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.62%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) Technical Support
8 9 (4.62%) VMware Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Consultant
9 8 (4.10%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.59%) IT Trainer
10 7 (3.59%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.59%) Trainer
11 6 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.64%) LDAP
2 2 (1.03%) .NET
2 2 (1.03%) JSON
3 1 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.69%) Clustering
3 13 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.64%) Replication
5 10 (5.13%) HP StoreVirtual
6 6 (3.08%) NHS
7 5 (2.56%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.56%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.05%) CCTV
8 4 (2.05%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.54%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.54%) iPhone
9 3 (1.54%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.03%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.03%) PKI
10 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) BYOD
11 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 195 (100.00%) Windows
2 137 (70.26%) Windows Server
3 116 (59.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 92 (47.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 61 (31.28%) Windows Server 2019
6 58 (29.74%) Windows 10
7 40 (20.51%) Windows 7
8 26 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (6.67%) Linux
10 8 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.59%) Apple iOS
12 6 (3.08%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.56%) Solaris
13 5 (2.56%) Windows 8
14 4 (2.05%) Android
14 4 (2.05%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.54%) CentOS
15 3 (1.54%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.54%) Unix
15 3 (1.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.21%) Migration
2 49 (25.13%) ITIL
3 46 (23.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 28 (14.36%) High Availability
5 23 (11.79%) DevOps
6 16 (8.21%) Service Design
7 15 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 15 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 14 (7.18%) Patch Management
9 13 (6.67%) Change Management
9 13 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 13 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (6.15%) Incident Management
10 12 (6.15%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (6.15%) Systems Engineering
10 12 (6.15%) Test Scripting
11 10 (5.13%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (5.13%) Image Processing
11 10 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 62 (31.79%) PowerShell
2 33 (16.92%) SQL
3 17 (8.72%) C
4 15 (7.69%) VB
5 2 (1.03%) C#
5 2 (1.03%) Perl
6 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.51%) C++
6 1 (0.51%) Java
6 1 (0.51%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) Ruby
6 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.51%) VBA
6 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (37.95%) Security Cleared
2 48 (24.62%) SC Cleared
3 37 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (14.36%) DV Cleared
5 18 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (7.69%) MCSE
7 8 (4.10%) CCNA
8 6 (3.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (3.08%) MCSA
9 3 (1.54%) Degree
9 3 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.03%) CCIE
10 2 (1.03%) CCNP
10 2 (1.03%) MCITP
11 1 (0.51%) CISSP
11 1 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.51%) MCP
11 1 (0.51%) MCTS
11 1 (0.51%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.13%) Government Security Classifications
1 10 (5.13%) SLA
2 9 (4.62%) NCSC
3 7 (3.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (2.05%) QA
System Software
1 148 (75.90%) Active Directory
2 77 (39.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (17.95%) Hyper-V
4 24 (12.31%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (12.31%) XenApp
5 20 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (10.26%) vSphere
6 15 (7.69%) VMware NSX
7 10 (5.13%) XenDesktop
8 9 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (3.08%) Docker
10 4 (2.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (1.54%) NFS
12 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.03%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (16.41%) SCCM
2 20 (10.26%) Ansible
3 17 (8.72%) SCOM
4 16 (8.21%) Microsoft Clustering
5 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (7.18%) WSUS
6 13 (6.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 9 (4.62%) Terraform
8 8 (4.10%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (3.59%) Puppet
9 7 (3.59%) vCenter Server
10 6 (3.08%) Kubernetes
10 6 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (3.08%) vMotion
11 4 (2.05%) MaaS360
11 4 (2.05%) PowerCLI
11 4 (2.05%) SCDPM
12 3 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (1.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 122 (62.56%) Microsoft
2 103 (52.82%) VMware
3 41 (21.03%) Citrix
4 30 (15.38%) HP
5 27 (13.85%) Cisco
6 24 (12.31%) Lumension
6 24 (12.31%) Oracle
7 23 (11.79%) Sophos
8 15 (7.69%) ESRI
9 12 (6.15%) SolarWinds
10 11 (5.64%) Symantec
11 7 (3.59%) Dell
11 7 (3.59%) IronPort
12 6 (3.08%) SaltStack
12 6 (3.08%) Trend Micro
12 6 (3.08%) Veeam
13 5 (2.56%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.56%) EMC
13 5 (2.56%) NetApp
13 5 (2.56%) Red Hat