Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 140 111
Rank change year-on-year -56 -29 -47
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,340 1,801 2,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.89% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.49% 9.03% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 1,162 1,258
UK median daily rate £325 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £150 £163 £175
90th Percentile £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year - +4.84% +1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 138 198
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £42.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.63 £18.00
% change year-on-year -23.57% +9.03% -10.00%

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 20,645 19,951 23,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 20.96% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,196 12,583 13,813
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +5.33% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,261 1,265 1,745
UK median hourly rate £17.14 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.76%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -54 1,195 £325 -2.99% 455
UK excluding London -65 870 £325 - 340
London -66 457 £350 -8.20% 130
South East -70 283 £375 +13.64% 107
North of England -56 172 £305 -6.31% 99
Midlands 0 124 £288 +4.55% 53
Scotland -49 109 £500 +58.73% 7
South West +1 97 £313 +25.00% 32
North West -20 72 £325 - 64
East Midlands +5 71 £288 +59.72% 21
East of England -36 64 £275 -13.04% 34
Yorkshire -40 63 £338 -7.53% 29
West Midlands -11 53 £288 +4.55% 32
North East -15 37 £300 - 6
Wales -17 23 £155 -67.37% 7
Northern Ireland -16 2 £238 +5.56% 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,340 (100.00%) Windows
2 912 (68.06%) Active Directory
3 908 (67.76%) Windows Server
4 858 (64.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 693 (51.72%) VMware
6 661 (49.33%) Microsoft
7 392 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 383 (28.58%) PowerShell
9 364 (27.16%) Windows 7
10 330 (24.63%) Citrix
11 320 (23.88%) DNS
12 318 (23.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 306 (22.84%) MS Exchange
14 291 (21.72%) ITIL
15 242 (18.06%) SCCM
16 240 (17.91%) DHCP
17 234 (17.46%) Office 365
17 234 (17.46%) Windows 10
18 226 (16.87%) HP
19 225 (16.79%) SQL Server
20 211 (15.75%) Security Cleared
21 208 (15.52%) Cisco
22 206 (15.37%) Linux
23 204 (15.22%) Finance
24 200 (14.93%) VMware ESXi
25 194 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
26 192 (14.33%) vSphere
27 189 (14.10%) SQL
27 189 (14.10%) Firewall
28 186 (13.88%) SAN

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
1 306 (22.84%) MS Exchange
2 158 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 128 (9.55%) IIS
4 103 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 98 (7.31%) SharePoint
6 65 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (2.01%) Apache
9 24 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 20 (1.49%) Tomcat
11 18 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 17 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (0.82%) CMS
15 9 (0.67%) IBM Notes
15 9 (0.67%) JBoss
16 7 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.37%) nginx
17 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
18 4 (0.30%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 194 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.67%) Acrobat
4 9 (0.67%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) Revit
7 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.22%) Eikon
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.075%) Demantra
6 1 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.075%) OPENHousing
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.075%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.075%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.075%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 234 (17.46%) Office 365
2 162 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.09%) IaaS
5 27 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 26 (1.94%) PaaS
7 13 (0.97%) Mimecast
8 12 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.67%) OneDrive
10 8 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.60%) G Suite
11 7 (0.52%) SaaS
12 6 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.15%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.075%) Data Lake Analytics
14 1 (0.075%) Datadog
14 1 (0.075%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.075%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.075%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.075%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 320 (23.88%) DNS
2 240 (17.91%) DHCP
3 189 (14.10%) Firewall
4 186 (13.88%) SAN
5 155 (11.57%) LAN
6 144 (10.75%) WAN
7 138 (10.30%) TCP/IP
8 104 (7.76%) VPN
9 84 (6.27%) NetScaler
10 59 (4.40%) VoIP
11 57 (4.25%) Skype
12 52 (3.88%) Internet
13 36 (2.69%) NAS
14 35 (2.61%) VLAN
15 32 (2.39%) IPsec
16 30 (2.24%) iSCSI
16 30 (2.24%) Wireless
17 27 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
18 24 (1.79%) Kerberos
18 24 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (1.19%) MySQL
8 15 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.04%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.67%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.52%) Power BI
13 6 (0.45%) DB2
13 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.45%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (2.09%) MSI
2 27 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (0.97%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.75%) Metasploit
7 9 (0.67%) JIRA
7 9 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.52%) Subversion
9 6 (0.45%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.37%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.37%) StarTeam
11 4 (0.30%) FishEye
12 3 (0.22%) Ant
13 2 (0.15%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.15%) JConsole
13 2 (0.15%) Maven
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 204 (15.22%) Finance
2 57 (4.25%) Banking
3 22 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 21 (1.57%) Legal
5 20 (1.49%) Back Office
6 15 (1.12%) Advertising
7 13 (0.97%) Retail
8 12 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.75%) Publishing
10 8 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.60%) Local Government
11 5 (0.37%) Law
12 4 (0.30%) Military
13 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.22%) French Language
13 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.075%) International Banking
15 1 (0.075%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 182 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 174 (12.99%) Analyst
3 157 (11.72%) Support Engineer
4 99 (7.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 98 (7.31%) 2nd Line Support
6 79 (5.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 77 (5.75%) Windows Engineer
8 76 (5.67%) Support Analyst
9 75 (5.60%) Administrator
10 64 (4.78%) Consultant
10 64 (4.78%) Server Engineer
11 63 (4.70%) Desktop Support
12 60 (4.48%) IT Support
13 55 (4.10%) Architect
14 54 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
15 49 (3.66%) Wintel Engineer
16 47 (3.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 43 (3.21%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 43 (3.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 42 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.61%) .NET
2 29 (2.16%) LDAP
3 28 (2.09%) Web Services
4 26 (1.94%) XML
5 18 (1.34%) X-Windows
6 13 (0.97%) HTML
6 13 (0.97%) WPF
7 11 (0.82%) Middleware
8 7 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.52%) 802.1X
8 7 (0.52%) REST
9 6 (0.45%) CSS
10 5 (0.37%) HTML5
10 5 (0.37%) J2EE
10 5 (0.37%) XSLT
11 4 (0.30%) DOM
11 4 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.30%) JSON
11 4 (0.30%) SOAP
11 4 (0.30%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.39%) Data Centre
2 76 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.48%) Clustering
3 60 (4.48%) PKI
4 57 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.21%) Replication
6 38 (2.84%) Blackberry
7 36 (2.69%) Virtual Team
8 31 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.72%) EMC VNX
10 14 (1.04%) Private Cloud
11 13 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (0.90%) Smartphone
13 11 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.82%) CMDB
13 11 (0.82%) NHS
14 10 (0.75%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.75%) Thin Client
15 8 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,340 (100.00%) Windows
2 908 (67.76%) Windows Server
3 858 (64.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 364 (27.16%) Windows 7
5 318 (23.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 234 (17.46%) Windows 10
7 206 (15.37%) Linux
8 99 (7.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 87 (6.49%) Windows 8
10 68 (5.07%) Unix
11 56 (4.18%) Windows XP
12 52 (3.88%) Windows Vista
13 50 (3.73%) Solaris
14 24 (1.79%) Android
15 22 (1.64%) AIX
15 22 (1.64%) Apple iOS
16 21 (1.57%) Mac OS X
17 20 (1.49%) CentOS
18 15 (1.12%) Mac OS
19 14 (1.04%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (21.72%) ITIL
2 125 (9.33%) Migration
3 98 (7.31%) Service Delivery
4 74 (5.52%) Change Management
5 73 (5.45%) Configuration Management
6 67 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 55 (4.10%) DevOps
8 54 (4.03%) ITIL V3
9 45 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (3.36%) Problem Management
10 44 (3.28%) Patch Management
10 44 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
11 42 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 41 (3.06%) Service Management
13 39 (2.91%) Server Virtualisation
14 38 (2.84%) Validation
15 37 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
16 35 (2.61%) Asset Management
17 34 (2.54%) Virtual Environments
18 33 (2.46%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 383 (28.58%) PowerShell
2 189 (14.10%) SQL
3 52 (3.88%) VBScript
4 34 (2.54%) Python
5 28 (2.09%) C#
6 27 (2.01%) Ruby
7 25 (1.87%) C
8 23 (1.72%) Perl
9 22 (1.64%) Java
10 20 (1.49%) JavaScript
11 18 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.12%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.82%) VB
14 7 (0.52%) VBA
15 6 (0.45%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.37%) C++
16 5 (0.37%) PHP
17 4 (0.30%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.22%) AWK
19 1 (0.075%) XAML
Qualifications
1 211 (15.75%) Security Cleared
2 170 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 118 (8.81%) SC Cleared
4 94 (7.01%) MCSE
5 82 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 64 (4.78%) MCSA
7 51 (3.81%) Degree
7 51 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 46 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (2.91%) CCNA
10 35 (2.61%) MCP
11 32 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (1.79%) CCNP
12 24 (1.79%) DBS Check
12 24 (1.79%) MCITP
13 22 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (1.34%) CCA
15 15 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (0.82%) A+ Certification
16 11 (0.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.81%) SLA
2 14 (1.04%) QA
3 11 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.60%) PMO
6 6 (0.45%) GCP
7 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.22%) COBIT
8 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.22%) FISMA
8 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.22%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.15%) GxP
10 1 (0.075%) GDPR
10 1 (0.075%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 912 (68.06%) Active Directory
2 392 (29.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (14.93%) VMware ESXi
4 192 (14.33%) vSphere
5 178 (13.28%) Hyper-V
6 176 (13.13%) XenApp
7 90 (6.72%) XenDesktop
8 52 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 52 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
9 43 (3.21%) XenServer
10 26 (1.94%) NFS
11 17 (1.27%) DFS Replication
12 16 (1.19%) Docker
12 16 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.82%) vCloud
15 10 (0.75%) Firmware
15 10 (0.75%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 242 (18.06%) SCCM
2 81 (6.04%) SCOM
3 66 (4.93%) WSUS
4 54 (4.03%) Puppet
5 52 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (3.73%) Ansible
7 34 (2.54%) vCenter Server
8 33 (2.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 31 (2.31%) NetBackup
10 27 (2.01%) Backup Exec
10 27 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 25 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
12 20 (1.49%) EdgeSight
12 20 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
12 20 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 18 (1.34%) AirWatch
14 17 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
14 17 (1.27%) PowerCLI
15 16 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 14 (1.04%) Netcool
Vendors
1 693 (51.72%) VMware
2 661 (49.33%) Microsoft
3 330 (24.63%) Citrix
4 226 (16.87%) HP
5 208 (15.52%) Cisco
6 83 (6.19%) McAfee
6 83 (6.19%) NetApp
7 78 (5.82%) Oracle
8 71 (5.30%) Symantec
9 61 (4.55%) Red Hat
10 50 (3.73%) Apple
11 49 (3.66%) Ivanti
12 45 (3.36%) EMC
13 42 (3.13%) Dell
14 39 (2.91%) IBM
15 34 (2.54%) Veeam
16 32 (2.39%) Lumension
17 27 (2.01%) SolarWinds
17 27 (2.01%) Veritas
18 25 (1.87%) Google