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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 97 72
Rank change year-on-year -88 -25  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 635 1275 1601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 2.37% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.51% 10.27% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 766 946
Median daily rate £325 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £188 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 77 129
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.66% +15.27%  

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 9748 12411 12460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.82% 23.06% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6076 7825 7252
Median daily rate £405 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 650 988
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -1.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -76 570 £325 - 231
London -95 191 £350 - 78
South East -10 174 £343 +1.62% 39
South West -10 49 £300 -5.13% 17
Hampshire -9 48 £345 -0.71% 11
Scotland -38 47 £275 -16.03% 12
North West 0 44 £300 -8.39% 33
Berkshire +15 37 £325 +9.06% 6
West Midlands -5 34 £275 -15.38% 19
City of London -28 30 £350 -5.08% 14
Yorkshire +3 25 £325 +8.33% 19
East of England -37 25 £375 +2.73% 16
West Sussex +15 23 £250 -28.57% 3
Surrey -5 23 £413 +10.00% 3
North East -14 20 £198 -27.18% 2
Dorset +19 18 £325 +16.07% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 17 £425 +18.88% 6
Tyne and Wear -8 16 £198 -27.18% 2
East Midlands -14 16 £300 - 7
Cheshire +25 15 £300 -11.11% 12
Milton Keynes -6 15 £475 +137.50% 2
Reading +18 14 £307 +2.41% 4
Crawley +7 14 £294 -28.78% 1
Manchester -6 14 £440 +35.38% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 14 £198 -27.18% 1
Edinburgh -12 14 £425 +13.33% 6
Bournemouth +16 13 £300 - 2
West Yorkshire +3 13 £338 +3.84% 16
Kent +3 12 £325 +3.17% 4
Gloucestershire +5 11 £200 -42.85% 4

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1316 (100.00%) Windows
2 921 (69.98%) Windows Server
3 895 (68.01%) Active Directory
4 833 (63.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 611 (46.43%) VMware
6 602 (45.74%) Microsoft
7 412 (31.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 363 (27.58%) PowerShell
9 361 (27.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 341 (25.91%) Windows 7
11 336 (25.53%) MS Exchange
12 315 (23.94%) Citrix
13 314 (23.86%) DNS
14 287 (21.81%) SQL Server
15 277 (21.05%) SQL
16 265 (20.14%) Linux
17 261 (19.83%) ITIL
18 251 (19.07%) Security Cleared
19 236 (17.93%) Exchange Server 2010
20 217 (16.49%) SCCM
21 216 (16.41%) Office 365
22 215 (16.34%) DHCP
23 214 (16.26%) Cisco
24 208 (15.81%) Firewall
25 206 (15.65%) Hyper-V
26 205 (15.58%) SAN
27 195 (14.82%) HP
28 187 (14.21%) Microsoft Certification
29 180 (13.68%) Windows 10
30 179 (13.60%) Migration

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
1 336 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 236 (17.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 140 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 127 (9.65%) Skype for Business
5 116 (8.81%) IIS
6 113 (8.59%) SharePoint
7 65 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 49 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 38 (2.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 33 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (1.60%) Apache
12 20 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
13 16 (1.22%) Tomcat
14 15 (1.14%) JBoss
15 12 (0.91%) CMS
15 12 (0.91%) WildFly
16 11 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.84%) WebLogic
17 10 (0.76%) IBM Notes
17 10 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 138 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.15%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.30%) Pegasus Opera
6 3 (0.23%) Demantra
6 3 (0.23%) SnowdropKCS
7 2 (0.15%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.15%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.15%) FRx
7 2 (0.15%) Primavera
7 2 (0.15%) Scribe Insight
7 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.076%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 216 (16.41%) Office 365
2 149 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.44%) IaaS
6 14 (1.06%) Mimecast
6 14 (1.06%) PaaS
7 13 (0.99%) SaaS
8 6 (0.46%) GitHub
9 4 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.15%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.15%) G Suite
10 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.076%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.076%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.076%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.076%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 314 (23.86%) DNS
2 215 (16.34%) DHCP
3 208 (15.81%) Firewall
4 205 (15.58%) SAN
5 152 (11.55%) LAN
6 149 (11.32%) WAN
7 83 (6.31%) TCP/IP
8 79 (6.00%) VPN
9 68 (5.17%) Internet
10 61 (4.64%) Skype
11 59 (4.48%) NAS
12 57 (4.33%) NetScaler
13 55 (4.18%) VoIP
14 38 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
15 34 (2.58%) HTTP
15 34 (2.58%) Remote Desktop
15 34 (2.58%) SSL
16 32 (2.43%) LDAP
17 30 (2.28%) Wireless
18 29 (2.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (21.81%) SQL Server
2 89 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 89 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 49 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 40 (3.04%) Oracle Database
5 36 (2.74%) MySQL
6 34 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
9 26 (1.98%) Relational Database
10 19 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (0.99%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.76%) DB2
15 10 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 37 (2.81%) MSI
2 23 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 17 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
5 14 (1.06%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.06%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.99%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.46%) Subversion
7 6 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.38%) NUnit
9 4 (0.30%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.30%) JIRA
9 4 (0.30%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.30%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.30%) StarTeam
10 3 (0.23%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 2 (0.15%) Moq
General
1 153 (11.63%) Finance
2 70 (5.32%) Banking
3 25 (1.90%) Retail
4 24 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.52%) Legal
6 18 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.14%) Law
8 15 (1.14%) Local Government
9 11 (0.84%) Back Office
10 10 (0.76%) Marketing
11 9 (0.68%) Games
12 7 (0.53%) Military
13 6 (0.46%) Publishing
14 5 (0.38%) Advertising
14 5 (0.38%) Electronics
14 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.23%) Billing
16 2 (0.15%) Front Office
16 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 193 (14.67%) Analyst
2 170 (12.92%) Support Engineer
3 143 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 104 (7.90%) Windows Engineer
5 103 (7.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 90 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 84 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 79 (6.00%) Consultant
9 75 (5.70%) Administrator
10 70 (5.32%) Support Analyst
11 69 (5.24%) Server Engineer
12 54 (4.10%) Active Directory Engineer
12 54 (4.10%) Architect
13 51 (3.88%) DBA
14 50 (3.80%) Wintel Engineer
15 49 (3.72%) IT Support
16 48 (3.65%) IT Analyst
17 44 (3.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 44 (3.34%) Desktop Support
18 42 (3.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.03%) .NET
2 34 (2.58%) Web Services
3 26 (1.98%) XML
4 16 (1.22%) CSS
5 15 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.06%) HTML
6 14 (1.06%) JSON
6 14 (1.06%) Middleware
7 10 (0.76%) YAML
8 9 (0.68%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.53%) SAML
9 7 (0.53%) XSLT
10 6 (0.46%) jQuery
10 6 (0.46%) WF
11 5 (0.38%) ADSI
11 5 (0.38%) LAMP
12 4 (0.30%) WAP
12 4 (0.30%) WCF
12 4 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.28%) Clustering
2 92 (6.99%) Data Centre
3 83 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.03%) Replication
5 41 (3.12%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.28%) Client/Server
8 28 (2.13%) PKI
9 22 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 22 (1.67%) Fat Client
9 22 (1.67%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.06%) Driving Licence
12 14 (1.06%) EMC VNX
13 12 (0.91%) Private Cloud
13 12 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.84%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.68%) NHS
16 7 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1316 (100.00%) Windows
2 921 (69.98%) Windows Server
3 833 (63.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 412 (31.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 341 (25.91%) Windows 7
6 265 (20.14%) Linux
7 180 (13.68%) Windows 10
8 105 (7.98%) Unix
9 91 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (5.62%) Windows XP
11 71 (5.40%) Windows 8
12 29 (2.20%) Windows Vista
13 28 (2.13%) AIX
13 28 (2.13%) CentOS
14 27 (2.05%) Android
14 27 (2.05%) Solaris
15 22 (1.67%) SUSE
16 21 (1.60%) Mac OS X
17 19 (1.44%) Apple iOS
18 15 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (19.83%) ITIL
2 179 (13.60%) Migration
3 98 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 95 (7.22%) Change Management
5 73 (5.55%) Project Management
6 62 (4.71%) Configuration Management
7 59 (4.48%) DevOps
8 58 (4.41%) Patch Management
9 56 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (3.80%) High Availability
10 50 (3.80%) Problem Management
11 49 (3.72%) Incident Management
12 48 (3.65%) ITIL V3
13 47 (3.57%) Service Management
14 46 (3.50%) Service Delivery
15 41 (3.12%) Virtual Environments
16 35 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
17 32 (2.43%) Root Cause Analysis
18 30 (2.28%) Capacity Management
18 30 (2.28%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 363 (27.58%) PowerShell
2 277 (21.05%) SQL
3 65 (4.94%) VBScript
4 42 (3.19%) VB
5 34 (2.58%) Python
6 33 (2.51%) Java
7 28 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 22 (1.67%) Perl
9 21 (1.60%) JavaScript
10 20 (1.52%) C#
10 20 (1.52%) T-SQL
11 16 (1.22%) C
12 14 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.06%) REXX
12 14 (1.06%) Tcl
13 12 (0.91%) PHP
14 10 (0.76%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.53%) C++
16 6 (0.46%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 251 (19.07%) Security Cleared
2 187 (14.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 168 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 101 (7.67%) MCSE
5 74 (5.62%) DV Cleared
6 59 (4.48%) MCSA
7 55 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
8 51 (3.88%) MCP
9 49 (3.72%) CCNA
9 49 (3.72%) MCITP
10 47 (3.57%) Degree
11 31 (2.36%) CCNP
12 30 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
14 21 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.44%) DBS Check
16 15 (1.14%) MCTS
17 12 (0.91%) MCDBA
18 10 (0.76%) ISTQB
19 9 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.79%) SLA
2 18 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.99%) QA
4 12 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.91%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.53%) PMO
5 7 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.076%) MiFID
8 1 (0.076%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.076%) Solvency II
System Software
1 895 (68.01%) Active Directory
2 361 (27.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (15.65%) Hyper-V
4 147 (11.17%) VMware ESXi
5 135 (10.26%) XenApp
6 96 (7.29%) vSphere
7 95 (7.22%) XenDesktop
8 78 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
10 36 (2.74%) XenServer
11 27 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (1.22%) DFS Replication
12 16 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (1.14%) VMware Server
13 15 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 11 (0.84%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.76%) Terminal Server
16 10 (0.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 217 (16.49%) SCCM
2 64 (4.86%) SCOM
3 61 (4.64%) WSUS
4 52 (3.95%) NetBackup
5 47 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 37 (2.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 29 (2.20%) Ansible
7 29 (2.20%) Puppet
7 29 (2.20%) vCenter Server
8 27 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (1.98%) AirWatch
9 26 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
10 23 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 22 (1.67%) Backup Exec
12 21 (1.60%) BladeLogic
13 16 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
13 16 (1.22%) Nagios
14 15 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
15 13 (0.99%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 611 (46.43%) VMware
2 602 (45.74%) Microsoft
3 315 (23.94%) Citrix
4 214 (16.26%) Cisco
5 195 (14.82%) HP
6 114 (8.66%) Red Hat
7 91 (6.91%) Oracle
8 90 (6.84%) NetApp
9 89 (6.76%) Symantec
10 59 (4.48%) Dell
11 56 (4.26%) McAfee
12 50 (3.80%) EMC
13 49 (3.72%) Apple
14 35 (2.66%) Veeam
15 33 (2.51%) IBM
16 32 (2.43%) Sophos
16 32 (2.43%) Veritas
17 26 (1.98%) Juniper
18 22 (1.67%) F5
19 21 (1.60%) BMC
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maldon, Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13.00
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £220 per day + Ext
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £9.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Pontypridd
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Posted: 7 days ago