Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 266 202 180
Rank change year-on-year -64 -22 -73
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 915 1,375 1,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.37% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.01% 6.58% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 899 889
UK median daily rate £365 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £158 £157 £159
90th Percentile £500 £499 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £290 £325
% change year-on-year +20.69% -10.77% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 95 96
UK median hourly rate £19.15 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.43% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.37 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.76 £16.25
% change year-on-year +10.38% +3.14% -18.75%

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 18,249 20,911 19,047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.08% 20.86% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,521 13,163 11,988
UK median daily rate £437 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.71% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £158 £185 £200
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,145 1,402 1,128
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.20% +5.85% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year - +0.88% -3.88%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -51 798 £375 +15.38% 70
UK excluding London -61 616 £350 +20.69% 61
London -64 276 £400 +14.29% 13
South East -18 178 £375 -1.32% 17
South West +3 121 £370 +29.82% 8
North of England -62 103 £325 +19.38% 19
Midlands +3 78 £325 +12.07% 9
Scotland -61 70 £350 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +25 53 £333 +49.44% 11
West Midlands -9 45 £343 +21.67% 6
East of England -21 40 £350 +32.08% 4
North West -27 40 £306 +22.50% 8
East Midlands +18 33 £325 +18.18% 3
Wales +8 19 £203 -7.95% 2
North East -51 10 £400 +45.45%
Northern Ireland +18 8 £200 -17.95%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 915 (100.00%) Windows
2 604 (66.01%) Windows Server
3 590 (64.48%) Active Directory
4 545 (59.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 485 (53.01%) Microsoft
6 403 (44.04%) VMware
7 317 (34.64%) Office 365
8 286 (31.26%) Windows 10
9 261 (28.52%) SCCM
10 260 (28.42%) PowerShell
11 254 (27.76%) Windows 7
12 248 (27.10%) VMware Infrastructure
12 248 (27.10%) DNS
13 201 (21.97%) ITIL
13 201 (21.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 198 (21.64%) DHCP
15 173 (18.91%) SQL Server
16 171 (18.69%) Microsoft Azure
17 170 (18.58%) MS Exchange
17 170 (18.58%) Citrix
18 164 (17.92%) SQL
19 162 (17.70%) Hyper-V
20 155 (16.94%) Firewall
21 147 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
22 143 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
23 135 (14.75%) Migration
24 132 (14.43%) VMware ESXi
25 127 (13.88%) Cisco
26 122 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
27 120 (13.11%) 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
1 170 (18.58%) MS Exchange
2 103 (11.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (9.84%) SharePoint
4 71 (7.76%) IIS
5 64 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 64 (6.99%) Skype for Business
6 23 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
8 18 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.98%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.66%) Apache
12 6 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.66%) IBM Domino
12 6 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.44%) CMS
14 3 (0.33%) Confluence
14 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 143 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.20%) InfoPath
3 11 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 317 (34.64%) Office 365
2 171 (18.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (6.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (2.73%) PaaS
6 23 (2.51%) IaaS
7 18 (1.97%) SaaS
8 17 (1.86%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.77%) GitHub
11 6 (0.66%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.66%) Yammer
12 5 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.44%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 248 (27.10%) DNS
2 198 (21.64%) DHCP
3 155 (16.94%) Firewall
4 120 (13.11%) SAN
5 88 (9.62%) LAN
6 71 (7.76%) WAN
7 68 (7.43%) Skype
8 52 (5.68%) VPN
9 51 (5.57%) TCP/IP
10 44 (4.81%) VLAN
11 37 (4.04%) NAS
11 37 (4.04%) NetScaler
12 29 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
13 22 (2.40%) SMTP
13 22 (2.40%) Wireless
14 19 (2.08%) VoIP
14 19 (2.08%) WLAN
15 16 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (1.64%) Internet
16 15 (1.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (18.91%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 28 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (1.31%) MySQL
8 10 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.98%) SQL Server 2017
9 9 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.55%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.55%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.44%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 25 (2.73%) MSI
2 14 (1.53%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.87%) WinDbg
5 7 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.66%) JIRA
7 4 (0.44%) Ant
7 4 (0.44%) GitLab
7 4 (0.44%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.44%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.33%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.33%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.33%) Maven
8 3 (0.33%) Subversion
8 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.22%) Hudson
9 2 (0.22%) Selenium
10 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
General
1 118 (12.90%) Finance
2 43 (4.70%) Banking
3 19 (2.08%) Retail
4 17 (1.86%) Law
5 14 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.31%) Publishing
7 11 (1.20%) Legal
8 10 (1.09%) Back Office
9 9 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.87%) Local Government
11 7 (0.77%) Automotive
11 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.66%) Front Office
13 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.44%) Advertising
14 4 (0.44%) Military
15 2 (0.22%) Games
15 2 (0.22%) Marketing
15 2 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 156 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 126 (13.77%) Support Engineer
3 108 (11.80%) Windows Engineer
4 99 (10.82%) Analyst
5 68 (7.43%) IT Support
6 62 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 61 (6.67%) Server Engineer
8 58 (6.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 51 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support
10 48 (5.25%) Wintel Engineer
11 47 (5.14%) Desktop Support
12 43 (4.70%) IT Engineer
13 40 (4.37%) Administrator
14 36 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
15 35 (3.83%) Service Analyst
16 33 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
17 30 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
17 30 (3.28%) Support Analyst
17 30 (3.28%) VMware Engineer
18 29 (3.17%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.51%) .NET
2 18 (1.97%) Java RMI
2 18 (1.97%) XML
3 16 (1.75%) LDAP
4 14 (1.53%) XSLT
5 13 (1.42%) RESTful
6 12 (1.31%) Software Packaging
6 12 (1.31%) Web Services
7 10 (1.09%) CSS
7 10 (1.09%) jQuery
8 7 (0.77%) Ajax
9 6 (0.66%) Swagger
10 4 (0.44%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.44%) DOM
10 4 (0.44%) MSMQ
10 4 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.11%) LAMP
11 1 (0.11%) Middleware
11 1 (0.11%) SAP Basis
11 1 (0.11%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 58 (6.34%) Clustering
3 48 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.50%) Fat Client
5 32 (3.50%) Thin Client
6 29 (3.17%) PKI
7 28 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (2.19%) Replication
9 17 (1.86%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.53%) Handset
11 13 (1.42%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.42%) iPhone
12 12 (1.31%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.77%) NHS
14 7 (0.77%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.66%) Blog
15 6 (0.66%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 915 (100.00%) Windows
2 604 (66.01%) Windows Server
3 545 (59.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 286 (31.26%) Windows 10
5 254 (27.76%) Windows 7
6 147 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 80 (8.74%) Linux
8 48 (5.25%) Windows 8
9 31 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (3.17%) Android
11 26 (2.84%) Windows XP
12 19 (2.08%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.53%) CentOS
13 14 (1.53%) Solaris
14 12 (1.31%) Unix
14 12 (1.31%) Windows Vista
15 11 (1.20%) Windows 2000
15 11 (1.20%) Windows NT
16 10 (1.09%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (21.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 201 (21.97%) ITIL
2 135 (14.75%) Migration
3 122 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (7.65%) Change Management
5 49 (5.36%) High Availability
6 44 (4.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 41 (4.48%) Incident Management
8 40 (4.37%) Service Delivery
8 40 (4.37%) Service Management
9 39 (4.26%) Problem Management
10 38 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (3.83%) Application Packaging
11 35 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
12 32 (3.50%) Mentoring
13 30 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (3.28%) Patch Management
14 29 (3.17%) Configuration Management
15 28 (3.06%) Server Building
15 28 (3.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 260 (28.42%) PowerShell
2 164 (17.92%) SQL
3 26 (2.84%) T-SQL
4 23 (2.51%) VBScript
5 20 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 20 (2.19%) Python
6 17 (1.86%) VB
7 16 (1.75%) C
8 13 (1.42%) C#
9 12 (1.31%) Perl
10 5 (0.55%) AWK
10 5 (0.55%) Java
11 4 (0.44%) C++
11 4 (0.44%) Korn
11 4 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.33%) Ruby
12 3 (0.33%) VBA
12 3 (0.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 2 (0.22%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 116 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 108 (11.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 69 (7.54%) SC Cleared
4 64 (6.99%) MCSE
5 46 (5.03%) DV Cleared
6 37 (4.04%) MCSA
7 33 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (2.84%) CCNA
9 24 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (2.19%) Degree
11 18 (1.97%) MCP
12 13 (1.42%) CCNP
12 13 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (1.20%) CCA
14 11 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (1.20%) MCITP
15 6 (0.66%) MCDBA
15 6 (0.66%) VCP5
16 5 (0.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.14%) SLA
2 15 (1.64%) QA
3 10 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.33%) HL7
6 3 (0.33%) PMO
6 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.22%) GDPR
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.11%) NCSC
8 1 (0.11%) NIST
8 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 590 (64.48%) Active Directory
2 248 (27.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (17.70%) Hyper-V
4 132 (14.43%) VMware ESXi
5 82 (8.96%) XenApp
6 69 (7.54%) vSphere
7 64 (6.99%) XenDesktop
8 63 (6.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (2.08%) BitLocker
10 19 (2.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 17 (1.86%) DFS Replication
12 12 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.20%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.77%) NFS
15 7 (0.77%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.66%) vCloud
17 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 261 (28.52%) SCCM
2 67 (7.32%) SCOM
3 64 (6.99%) WSUS
4 42 (4.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 27 (2.95%) Microsoft Clustering
6 26 (2.84%) Backup Exec
7 25 (2.73%) vMotion
8 16 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
8 16 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 16 (1.75%) Puppet
9 15 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 15 (1.64%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.42%) Nagios
10 13 (1.42%) SCVMM
10 13 (1.42%) vCenter Server
11 12 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (1.09%) SCOrch
13 10 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.98%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 485 (53.01%) Microsoft
2 403 (44.04%) VMware
3 170 (18.58%) Citrix
4 127 (13.88%) Cisco
5 111 (12.13%) HP
6 64 (6.99%) Dell
7 57 (6.23%) NetApp
8 52 (5.68%) Oracle
9 39 (4.26%) McAfee
10 36 (3.93%) Ivanti
11 35 (3.83%) Red Hat
12 33 (3.61%) EMC
13 26 (2.84%) Symantec
14 25 (2.73%) Sophos
15 24 (2.62%) Veeam
16 23 (2.51%) IBM
17 21 (2.30%) Remedy
18 19 (2.08%) CheckPoint
19 17 (1.86%) Apple
19 17 (1.86%) SolarWinds