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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 508 401 229
Rank change year-on-year -107 -172 +66
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 350 292 584
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.51% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.68% 3.27% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 208 414
10th Percentile £163 £213 £180
25th Percentile £250 £320 £271
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £413 £375
Median % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £488 £500 £450
90th Percentile £566 £532 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 27
10th Percentile £20.00 £12.75 £15.53
25th Percentile £22.63 £13.69 £18.27
Median hourly rate £28.41 £16.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +77.56% -23.81% +7.69%
75th Percentile £47.02 £26.42 £32.75
90th Percentile £62.25 £57.28 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.41 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +77.56% -20.00% +8.11%

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 13,061 8,934 10,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.93% 15.67% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,884 5,890 6,493
10th Percentile £175 £185 £140
25th Percentile £350 £338 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £613 £548 £525
90th Percentile £700 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 447 756
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.93 £13.65 £13.82
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% - +4.42%
75th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £23.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £58.71 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +7.19%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -66 309 £398 -0.63% 94
UK excluding London -32 192 £375 -6.25% 98
London -93 126 £445 +4.71% 16
Work from Home -108 116 £385 -3.75% 29
Midlands -18 43 £363 -9.38% 17
North of England -31 43 £188 -48.28% 15
South East -30 42 £385 -3.75% 28
North West -15 32 £168 -26.37% 8
East of England -17 29 £350 +7.69% 9
West Midlands -29 26 £225 -45.45% 15
East Midlands -3 17 £398 +6.00% 2
South West -35 16 £275 +24.50% 9
Scotland -31 14 £400 -5.88% 12
Yorkshire -40 11 £375 -25.00% 4
Wales -23 6 £425 -7.36% 8
Northern Ireland -5 1 £160 -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 350 (100.00%) Windows
2 240 (68.57%) Active Directory
3 210 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 184 (52.57%) Microsoft
5 169 (48.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 168 (48.00%) VMware
7 143 (40.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 128 (36.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 122 (34.86%) PowerShell
10 118 (33.71%) Windows 10
11 113 (32.29%) DNS
12 108 (30.86%) Azure
13 97 (27.71%) DHCP
14 95 (27.14%) SCCM
15 91 (26.00%) Windows Server 2019
16 89 (25.43%) Microsoft 365
17 86 (24.57%) Hyper-V
18 75 (21.43%) Citrix
19 73 (20.86%) Linux
20 72 (20.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 71 (20.29%) SQL Server
21 71 (20.29%) Firewall
22 68 (19.43%) Windows 7
23 65 (18.57%) MS Exchange
23 65 (18.57%) Social Skills
24 56 (16.00%) Security Cleared
25 54 (15.43%) VMware ESXi
25 54 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
26 53 (15.14%) SQL
26 53 (15.14%) AWS

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 65 (18.57%) MS Exchange
2 44 (12.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (10.86%) SharePoint
4 26 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (6.86%) IIS
7 17 (4.86%) Confluence
8 8 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.29%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (2.00%) Skype for Business
9 7 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.29%) Apache
12 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.29%) iPlanet
12 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.43%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.57%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.29%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.29%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.29%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.29%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.29%) Primavera
2 1 (0.29%) SAP EHS
2 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 108 (30.86%) Azure
2 89 (25.43%) Microsoft 365
3 53 (15.14%) AWS
4 33 (9.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (5.43%) OneDrive
6 18 (5.14%) IaaS
7 15 (4.29%) Power Platform
8 12 (3.43%) Mimecast
9 7 (2.00%) Azure Stack
9 7 (2.00%) GCP
9 7 (2.00%) Nutanix
10 6 (1.71%) GitHub
10 6 (1.71%) SaaS
11 5 (1.43%) Azure Sentinel
11 5 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.14%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (1.14%) PaaS
13 3 (0.86%) Rubrik
13 3 (0.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 113 (32.29%) DNS
2 97 (27.71%) DHCP
3 71 (20.29%) Firewall
4 33 (9.43%) Network Security
5 28 (8.00%) VPN
6 27 (7.71%) TCP/IP
7 23 (6.57%) IPv4
8 22 (6.29%) VoIP
9 21 (6.00%) LAN
10 18 (5.14%) WAN
11 16 (4.57%) NetScaler
12 15 (4.29%) SAN
13 10 (2.86%) HTTP
13 10 (2.86%) SSL
14 9 (2.57%) NAS
14 9 (2.57%) VLAN
15 8 (2.29%) Kerberos
15 8 (2.29%) Wireless
16 7 (2.00%) iSCSI
16 7 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.29%) Power BI
3 13 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.57%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.43%) OLAP
6 5 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.57%) MySQL
9 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.29%) GIS
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.29%) Redis
9 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.29%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (4.86%) JIRA
2 15 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.57%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.71%) Subversion
6 3 (0.86%) GitLab
6 3 (0.86%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.86%) Liquibase
6 3 (0.86%) MSI
7 2 (0.57%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.29%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.29%) Selenium
8 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.29%) Zephyr
General
1 65 (18.57%) Social Skills
2 48 (13.71%) Finance
3 31 (8.86%) Public Sector
4 21 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.57%) Organisational Skills
6 7 (2.00%) Banking
7 6 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (1.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (1.14%) Retail
10 3 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.86%) Law
10 3 (0.86%) Legal
10 3 (0.86%) Publishing
10 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.57%) Marketing
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 63 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (14.57%) Support Engineer
3 42 (12.00%) Analyst
4 35 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 31 (8.86%) Wintel Engineer
6 30 (8.57%) IT Support
6 30 (8.57%) Support Analyst
7 25 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (7.14%) Server Engineer
7 25 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
8 22 (6.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 18 (5.14%) Administrator
10 17 (4.86%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.86%) IT Support Engineer
11 16 (4.57%) Wintel Support
11 16 (4.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
12 15 (4.29%) Desktop Support
13 14 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.29%) J2EE
1 8 (2.29%) LDAP
2 7 (2.00%) JDBC
3 5 (1.43%) REST
4 4 (1.14%) XML
5 1 (0.29%) Flash
5 1 (0.29%) HTML
5 1 (0.29%) Itk
5 1 (0.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) SAML
5 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.29%) SPNEGO
5 1 (0.29%) Spring
5 1 (0.29%) Web Services
5 1 (0.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.00%) Clustering
2 26 (7.43%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.29%) iPhone
3 15 (4.29%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.00%) iPad
4 14 (4.00%) Replication
5 10 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.57%) Legacy Systems
6 9 (2.57%) NHS
7 8 (2.29%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.29%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.71%) EPoS
8 6 (1.71%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.14%) PKI
9 4 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.86%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (0.86%) Handset
10 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 350 (100.00%) Windows
2 210 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 169 (48.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 143 (40.86%) Windows Server 2016
5 118 (33.71%) Windows 10
6 91 (26.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 73 (20.86%) Linux
8 68 (19.43%) Windows 7
9 54 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (10.00%) Unix
11 14 (4.00%) AIX
12 13 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (3.43%) Solaris
13 12 (3.43%) Windows 2000
14 11 (3.14%) CentOS
14 11 (3.14%) Windows 8
14 11 (3.14%) Windows XP
15 9 (2.57%) HPUX
15 9 (2.57%) Mac OS X
15 9 (2.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 51 (14.57%) ITIL
3 41 (11.71%) Patch Management
4 39 (11.14%) High Availability
5 36 (10.29%) Migration
6 34 (9.71%) Project Delivery
7 31 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (8.57%) CI/CD
8 30 (8.57%) DevOps
9 23 (6.57%) Runbook
10 21 (6.00%) Change Management
10 21 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (6.00%) Data Loss Prevention
10 21 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (5.71%) ITSM
12 19 (5.43%) Agile
13 18 (5.14%) Product Roadmap
13 18 (5.14%) Remediation Plan
13 18 (5.14%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (34.86%) PowerShell
2 53 (15.14%) SQL
3 16 (4.57%) VBScript
4 14 (4.00%) Java
5 13 (3.71%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.00%) Python
7 6 (1.71%) C
7 6 (1.71%) VB
8 5 (1.43%) C-shell
8 5 (1.43%) Korn
8 5 (1.43%) VBA
9 3 (0.86%) Bash
10 2 (0.57%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 56 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 36 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (6.86%) MCSE
5 19 (5.43%) DV Cleared
5 19 (5.43%) MCSA
6 18 (5.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (4.29%) MCITP
8 13 (3.71%) CCA
8 13 (3.71%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (3.71%) MCTS
9 10 (2.86%) MCP
10 9 (2.57%) Degree
11 6 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.86%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.86%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.86%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.71%) SLA
2 22 (6.29%) QA
3 17 (4.86%) GDPR
4 7 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.29%) COBIT
7 1 (0.29%) NCSC
System Software
1 240 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 128 (36.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (24.57%) Hyper-V
4 54 (15.43%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (14.86%) XenApp
6 32 (9.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 32 (9.14%) Virtual Servers
7 25 (7.14%) XenDesktop
8 23 (6.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 19 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (5.14%) vSphere
11 11 (3.14%) Docker
12 6 (1.71%) NFS
12 6 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (1.43%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.43%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.86%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 95 (27.14%) SCCM
2 34 (9.71%) NetBackup
3 29 (8.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 26 (7.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (6.29%) Ansible
6 19 (5.43%) Terraform
7 17 (4.86%) vCenter Server
8 15 (4.29%) SCOM
9 14 (4.00%) WSUS
10 13 (3.71%) Failover Clustering
10 13 (3.71%) Nagios
11 11 (3.14%) Kubernetes
11 11 (3.14%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (2.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 7 (2.00%) Packer
13 7 (2.00%) Puppet
14 6 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (1.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 184 (52.57%) Microsoft
2 168 (48.00%) VMware
3 75 (21.43%) Citrix
4 43 (12.29%) HP
5 38 (10.86%) Ivanti
6 32 (9.14%) Cisco
7 30 (8.57%) IBM
8 29 (8.29%) Dell
9 27 (7.71%) SolarWinds
10 21 (6.00%) Oracle
10 21 (6.00%) Shavlik
11 20 (5.71%) Symantec
12 16 (4.57%) Red Hat
12 16 (4.57%) Veeam
13 15 (4.29%) EMC
14 12 (3.43%) CyberArk
15 9 (2.57%) Apple
16 8 (2.29%) Commvault
17 7 (2.00%) McAfee
17 7 (2.00%) Sophos