Period
to 22 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 215 248 207
Rank change year-on-year +33 -41 -82
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,084 1,132 1,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.10% 1.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.14% 5.25% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 732 795
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £159 £160 £156
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +1.45% +6.15% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 74 131
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.38 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.01% -0.68% -11.90%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.08 £10.71
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.63 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.45 £17.50 £17.48
% change year-on-year +5.43% +0.11% -16.76%

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 17,666 21,570 20,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 20.88% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,981 13,331 13,092
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £163 £175
90th Percentile £613 £606 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,255 1,510 1,235
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.21% -0.21% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.81% +5.03%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +33 961 £363 +3.57% 420
UK excluding London +63 789 £350 +1.45% 345
London -21 274 £367 +4.71% 94
South East +52 270 £388 -3.13% 103
South West +34 144 £350 -7.17% 48
North of England +40 130 £335 +3.08% 96
Scotland +4 79 £325 +14.04% 9
Midlands +40 74 £300 +0.84% 44
North West +13 67 £315 +1.61% 64
East of England +26 65 £375 +30.43% 36
Yorkshire +56 58 £363 +25.00% 26
West Midlands +11 39 £310 +5.98% 30
East Midlands +27 34 £260 -20.00% 14
Wales +36 25 £300 -2.04% 9
North East -9 5 £388 +10.71% 6
Northern Ireland +8 3 £269 +7.50% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 1,084 (100.00%) Windows
2 720 (66.42%) Windows Server
3 680 (62.73%) Active Directory
4 610 (56.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 519 (47.88%) Microsoft
6 514 (47.42%) VMware
7 373 (34.41%) Office 365
8 328 (30.26%) PowerShell
9 323 (29.80%) VMware Infrastructure
10 309 (28.51%) Windows 10
11 305 (28.14%) DNS
12 296 (27.31%) Windows 7
13 294 (27.12%) SCCM
14 270 (24.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 250 (23.06%) Citrix
16 239 (22.05%) DHCP
17 228 (21.03%) ITIL
18 223 (20.57%) Azure
19 210 (19.37%) SQL
20 202 (18.63%) Security Cleared
21 197 (18.17%) MS Exchange
22 195 (17.99%) Hyper-V
23 191 (17.62%) SQL Server
24 186 (17.16%) Windows Server 2003
25 179 (16.51%) Firewall
26 173 (15.96%) Migration
27 166 (15.31%) Cisco
28 160 (14.76%) Microsoft Office
29 157 (14.48%) SAN
30 145 (13.38%) VMware ESXi

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
1 197 (18.17%) MS Exchange
2 128 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 118 (10.89%) SharePoint
4 97 (8.95%) Skype for Business
5 78 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 78 (7.20%) IIS
6 29 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.83%) Apache
11 7 (0.65%) Confluence
12 5 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.46%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.28%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.28%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 160 (14.76%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.092%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.092%) Houdini
6 1 (0.092%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.092%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.46%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 3 (0.28%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.092%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 373 (34.41%) Office 365
2 223 (20.57%) Azure
3 116 (10.70%) AWS
4 50 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (2.49%) GitHub
6 23 (2.12%) IaaS
7 16 (1.48%) Yammer
8 14 (1.29%) SaaS
9 13 (1.20%) OneDrive
10 12 (1.11%) PaaS
11 9 (0.83%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.65%) G Suite
12 7 (0.65%) GCP
13 5 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.46%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 305 (28.14%) DNS
2 239 (22.05%) DHCP
3 179 (16.51%) Firewall
4 157 (14.48%) SAN
5 96 (8.86%) LAN
6 92 (8.49%) Skype
7 83 (7.66%) WAN
8 65 (6.00%) TCP/IP
9 49 (4.52%) VPN
10 46 (4.24%) VLAN
11 44 (4.06%) NAS
12 35 (3.23%) VoIP
13 31 (2.86%) NetScaler
13 31 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
14 30 (2.77%) Wireless
15 24 (2.21%) Internet
16 18 (1.66%) SMTP
17 17 (1.57%) iSCSI
18 15 (1.38%) Network Security
19 13 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (17.62%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (2.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 17 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.83%) SQL Server 2017
8 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.65%) Power BI
9 7 (0.65%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.55%) MySQL
11 4 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.28%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (2.95%) MSI
2 23 (2.12%) JIRA
3 19 (1.75%) StarTeam
4 15 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.83%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.55%) Subversion
8 5 (0.46%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.37%) Hudson
9 4 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.28%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.28%) Maven
10 3 (0.28%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.18%) GitLab
11 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio Code
12 1 (0.092%) Bazaar
12 1 (0.092%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.092%) Vagrant
General
1 116 (10.70%) Finance
2 56 (5.17%) Public Sector
3 42 (3.87%) Banking
4 33 (3.04%) Retail
5 18 (1.66%) Publishing
6 16 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.29%) Law
8 12 (1.11%) Back Office
9 11 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.65%) Front Office
11 7 (0.65%) Local Government
12 6 (0.55%) Automotive
12 6 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.55%) Legal
12 6 (0.55%) Military
13 5 (0.46%) Advertising
14 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.37%) Electronics
14 4 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 227 (20.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 151 (13.93%) Support Engineer
3 123 (11.35%) Windows Engineer
4 112 (10.33%) Analyst
5 107 (9.87%) Server Engineer
6 85 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 74 (6.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 71 (6.55%) IT Support
9 62 (5.72%) IT Engineer
10 51 (4.70%) Desktop Support
11 49 (4.52%) Windows Server Engineer
12 45 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support
13 44 (4.06%) Wintel Engineer
14 43 (3.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 40 (3.69%) IT Support Engineer
16 38 (3.51%) Service Analyst
17 37 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 37 (3.41%) Consultant
18 36 (3.32%) Active Directory Engineer
19 35 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.49%) .NET
2 21 (1.94%) LDAP
3 20 (1.85%) Web Services
4 12 (1.11%) RESTful
5 9 (0.83%) Swagger
6 8 (0.74%) 802.1X
6 8 (0.74%) Software Packaging
6 8 (0.74%) X-Windows
7 7 (0.65%) HTML
8 5 (0.46%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.46%) CSS
9 4 (0.37%) ADSI
9 4 (0.37%) Java RMI
9 4 (0.37%) JSON
10 3 (0.28%) Ajax
10 3 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.28%) ODBC
11 2 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.18%) HTML5
11 2 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (6.64%) Clustering
1 72 (6.64%) Data Centre
2 54 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 41 (3.78%) PKI
5 35 (3.23%) Replication
6 32 (2.95%) Fat Client
6 32 (2.95%) Thin Client
7 31 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.57%) iPhone
8 17 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.48%) NHS
10 14 (1.29%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.20%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.20%) Handset
12 11 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.74%) Blog
14 8 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1,084 (100.00%) Windows
2 720 (66.42%) Windows Server
3 610 (56.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 309 (28.51%) Windows 10
5 296 (27.31%) Windows 7
6 186 (17.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 131 (12.08%) Linux
8 47 (4.34%) Windows 8
9 41 (3.78%) Windows XP
10 38 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (2.68%) Unix
12 26 (2.40%) Android
13 24 (2.21%) Windows 2000
14 22 (2.03%) AIX
15 21 (1.94%) CentOS
16 17 (1.57%) Solaris
17 16 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
17 16 (1.48%) Windows Vista
18 12 (1.11%) Apple iOS
19 11 (1.01%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (24.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 228 (21.03%) ITIL
3 173 (15.96%) Migration
4 128 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
5 94 (8.67%) Change Management
6 57 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 57 (5.26%) Service Management
7 50 (4.61%) Service Delivery
8 49 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 48 (4.43%) Root Cause Analysis
10 45 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (4.15%) Problem Management
11 40 (3.69%) Information Security
11 40 (3.69%) Patch Management
12 39 (3.60%) Mentoring
13 37 (3.41%) Application Packaging
14 35 (3.23%) High Availability
14 35 (3.23%) Project Delivery
15 34 (3.14%) Configuration Management
16 33 (3.04%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 328 (30.26%) PowerShell
2 210 (19.37%) SQL
3 38 (3.51%) VBScript
4 25 (2.31%) C
4 25 (2.31%) Python
5 22 (2.03%) VB
6 15 (1.38%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.20%) C#
7 13 (1.20%) Perl
8 11 (1.01%) JavaScript
9 10 (0.92%) Bash Shell
9 10 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.55%) PHP
10 6 (0.55%) VBA
11 5 (0.46%) Java
11 5 (0.46%) Korn
12 4 (0.37%) C++
12 4 (0.37%) XPath
13 3 (0.28%) Ruby
13 3 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 202 (18.63%) Security Cleared
2 135 (12.45%) SC Cleared
3 124 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (7.93%) MCSE
5 79 (7.29%) DV Cleared
6 51 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (3.97%) MCSA
8 41 (3.78%) CCNA
9 30 (2.77%) Degree
10 28 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
10 28 (2.58%) MCP
11 24 (2.21%) CCA
11 24 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (2.21%) MCITP
12 20 (1.85%) CCNP
12 20 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (1.66%) MCTS
14 17 (1.57%) DBS Check
15 13 (1.20%) ISTQB
16 7 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (8.86%) SLA
2 14 (1.29%) QA
3 11 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
6 5 (0.46%) GDPR
6 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.37%) NCSC
8 3 (0.28%) COBIT
9 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.092%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 680 (62.73%) Active Directory
2 323 (29.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (17.99%) Hyper-V
4 145 (13.38%) VMware ESXi
5 120 (11.07%) XenApp
6 98 (9.04%) vSphere
7 96 (8.86%) XenDesktop
8 44 (4.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 38 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
10 35 (3.23%) DFS Replication
11 26 (2.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 16 (1.48%) VMware Server
13 14 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (1.20%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.83%) Xen
17 8 (0.74%) NFS
17 8 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.55%) Firmware
18 6 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 294 (27.12%) SCCM
2 54 (4.98%) WSUS
3 51 (4.70%) SCOM
4 39 (3.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 34 (3.14%) Single Sign-On
6 30 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
7 23 (2.12%) Backup Exec
8 21 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (1.94%) vCenter Server
9 20 (1.85%) Ansible
10 16 (1.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 16 (1.48%) NetBackup
10 16 (1.48%) Netcool
10 16 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (1.38%) Nagios
11 15 (1.38%) vMotion
12 14 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 13 (1.20%) Puppet
14 12 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 519 (47.88%) Microsoft
2 514 (47.42%) VMware
3 250 (23.06%) Citrix
4 166 (15.31%) Cisco
5 141 (13.01%) HP
6 63 (5.81%) McAfee
7 57 (5.26%) EMC
8 54 (4.98%) Dell
8 54 (4.98%) Red Hat
9 45 (4.15%) Ivanti
10 43 (3.97%) NetApp
10 43 (3.97%) SolarWinds
11 40 (3.69%) Oracle
12 39 (3.60%) 3PAR
13 38 (3.51%) Symantec
14 34 (3.14%) IBM
15 32 (2.95%) Apple
16 28 (2.58%) Sophos
17 26 (2.40%) Veritas
18 25 (2.31%) Google