Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 115 74
Rank change year-on-year -82 -41 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1314 2294 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 2.13% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.40% 9.68% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 1432 1798
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £150 £185 £165
90th Percentile £475 £488 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £320 £309
% change year-on-year +0.78% +3.64% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 152 265
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.10% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £10.74 £11.31 £11.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £36.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.48 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.76% +16.67% -

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 20530 23705 24644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.03% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12888 14968 14508
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.02%
10th Percentile £184 £206 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1201 1259 1928
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.23% +3.49%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.65% +1.45% +3.23%

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 21 September 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 6 months to 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 2017. 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 -81 1172 £325 - 273
UK excluding London -57 929 £323 +0.78% 214
London -110 367 £340 -5.56% 70
South East -13 363 £344 +4.24% 54
North of England -57 188 £300 - 68
Scotland -43 110 £335 +4.69% 6
South West -9 107 £325 +1.56% 21
Midlands -23 106 £300 - 36
North West -4 80 £300 -7.69% 41
Yorkshire +12 63 £324 -0.38% 22
West Midlands -10 60 £313 -3.85% 26
East of England -59 55 £325 -7.14% 24
East Midlands -9 46 £300 +9.09% 10
North East -21 45 £275 -1.79% 5
Wales -19 9 £325 -4.06% 4
Northern Ireland -52 6 £250 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1314 (100.00%) Windows
2 918 (69.86%) Windows Server
3 867 (65.98%) Active Directory
4 822 (62.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 636 (48.40%) VMware
6 626 (47.64%) Microsoft
7 372 (28.31%) PowerShell
8 367 (27.93%) Citrix
9 347 (26.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 328 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 320 (24.35%) MS Exchange
12 314 (23.90%) Windows 7
13 305 (23.21%) DNS
14 260 (19.79%) SQL Server
15 236 (17.96%) DHCP
16 230 (17.50%) SQL
16 230 (17.50%) ITIL
17 229 (17.43%) Office 365
18 213 (16.21%) Linux
19 208 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2010
20 205 (15.60%) Cisco
21 200 (15.22%) SCCM
22 199 (15.14%) Windows 10
23 198 (15.07%) Firewall
24 192 (14.61%) SAN
25 189 (14.38%) Security Cleared
26 185 (14.08%) Hyper-V
27 181 (13.77%) Migration
28 170 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
29 168 (12.79%) 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
1 320 (24.35%) MS Exchange
2 208 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 130 (9.89%) IIS
4 122 (9.28%) Skype for Business
5 105 (7.99%) SharePoint
6 95 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 50 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 46 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 40 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 28 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
12 17 (1.29%) OpenStack
13 16 (1.22%) JBoss
14 15 (1.14%) Tomcat
15 14 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (1.07%) WildFly
16 13 (0.99%) Apache
17 11 (0.84%) CMS
17 11 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
18 6 (0.46%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 142 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.07%) Acrobat
5 10 (0.76%) PaintShop Pro
6 9 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.15%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.15%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.15%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.15%) Eikon
5 2 (0.15%) FRx
5 2 (0.15%) Primavera
5 2 (0.15%) Scribe Insight
5 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.076%) Pega PRPC
6 1 (0.076%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.076%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.076%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 229 (17.43%) Office 365
2 139 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (2.13%) IaaS
6 19 (1.45%) Mimecast
7 18 (1.37%) PaaS
8 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.38%) G Suite
8 5 (0.38%) SaaS
9 4 (0.30%) HP Helion
9 4 (0.30%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.15%) GitHub
11 1 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.076%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.076%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.076%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.076%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 305 (23.21%) DNS
2 236 (17.96%) DHCP
3 198 (15.07%) Firewall
4 192 (14.61%) SAN
5 165 (12.56%) LAN
6 158 (12.02%) WAN
7 109 (8.30%) TCP/IP
8 86 (6.54%) VPN
9 84 (6.39%) NetScaler
10 60 (4.57%) Internet
11 56 (4.26%) Skype
12 53 (4.03%) NAS
13 43 (3.27%) LDAP
14 38 (2.89%) VoIP
15 36 (2.74%) Network Security
16 32 (2.44%) Wireless
17 29 (2.21%) VLAN
17 29 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (2.05%) MPLS
19 25 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (19.79%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (1.22%) MySQL
7 16 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (0.84%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.61%) MS Access
11 8 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.46%) DB2
13 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.30%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (1.75%) MSI
2 23 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.53%) Chocolatey
5 7 (0.53%) Metasploit
6 5 (0.38%) InstallShield
6 5 (0.38%) NUnit
7 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.30%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.23%) Ant
8 3 (0.23%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 2 (0.15%) FxCop
9 2 (0.15%) JIRA
9 2 (0.15%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.15%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.15%) Subversion
9 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 165 (12.56%) Finance
2 91 (6.93%) Banking
3 20 (1.52%) Legal
4 19 (1.45%) Publishing
5 15 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.14%) Retail
5 15 (1.14%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.07%) Law
7 13 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.68%) Back Office
9 8 (0.61%) Advertising
10 6 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.46%) Local Government
11 4 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.23%) Billing
13 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Front Office
13 2 (0.15%) Military
13 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (16.44%) Analyst
2 192 (14.61%) Support Engineer
3 157 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 113 (8.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 105 (7.99%) 3rd Line Support
6 99 (7.53%) Administrator
7 98 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 87 (6.62%) Windows Engineer
9 76 (5.78%) Support Analyst
10 69 (5.25%) Server Engineer
11 66 (5.02%) Consultant
12 62 (4.72%) Desktop Support
13 61 (4.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 60 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
15 55 (4.19%) Server Support
16 54 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 53 (4.03%) IT Support
18 48 (3.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 48 (3.65%) Architect
19 47 (3.58%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.73%) .NET
2 40 (3.04%) Web Services
3 28 (2.13%) XML
4 21 (1.60%) CSS
4 21 (1.60%) HTML
4 21 (1.60%) Middleware
5 20 (1.52%) XSLT
6 14 (1.07%) jQuery
7 13 (0.99%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.68%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.68%) X-Windows
9 5 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.38%) RESTful
9 5 (0.38%) WPF
10 4 (0.30%) Node.js
10 4 (0.30%) SOAP
10 4 (0.30%) XHTML
11 3 (0.23%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.23%) DOM
11 3 (0.23%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.38%) Data Centre
2 78 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (5.78%) Clustering
4 44 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 40 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.74%) Replication
7 32 (2.44%) Blackberry
8 31 (2.36%) PKI
9 29 (2.21%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.67%) Private Cloud
11 20 (1.52%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (1.45%) EMC VNX
13 18 (1.37%) Fat Client
13 18 (1.37%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.76%) NHS
16 9 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 7 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1314 (100.00%) Windows
2 918 (69.86%) Windows Server
3 822 (62.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 347 (26.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 314 (23.90%) Windows 7
6 213 (16.21%) Linux
7 199 (15.14%) Windows 10
8 81 (6.16%) Unix
9 78 (5.94%) Windows 8
10 71 (5.40%) Windows XP
11 68 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (2.28%) Solaris
13 25 (1.90%) AIX
14 24 (1.83%) Android
15 19 (1.45%) Windows Vista
16 18 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
17 17 (1.29%) Apple iOS
17 17 (1.29%) SUSE
18 15 (1.14%) CentOS
19 13 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (17.50%) ITIL
2 181 (13.77%) Migration
3 66 (5.02%) Change Management
3 66 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 61 (4.64%) Project Management
5 55 (4.19%) Service Delivery
6 53 (4.03%) Configuration Management
7 48 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (3.35%) Problem Management
9 43 (3.27%) Capacity Planning
10 41 (3.12%) Incident Management
11 40 (3.04%) High Availability
12 39 (2.97%) Server Virtualisation
13 38 (2.89%) DevOps
13 38 (2.89%) TOGAF
14 33 (2.51%) ITIL V3
15 31 (2.36%) Capacity Management
16 30 (2.28%) Patch Management
16 30 (2.28%) Server Building
17 29 (2.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 372 (28.31%) PowerShell
2 230 (17.50%) SQL
3 64 (4.87%) VBScript
4 41 (3.12%) JavaScript
5 39 (2.97%) Perl
6 38 (2.89%) C#
7 36 (2.74%) Python
8 32 (2.44%) Java
9 20 (1.52%) VB
10 19 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 19 (1.45%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.91%) C
12 11 (0.84%) Ruby
13 8 (0.61%) PHP
14 7 (0.53%) C-shell
14 7 (0.53%) Korn
14 7 (0.53%) VBA
15 5 (0.38%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.30%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 189 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 170 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 121 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 95 (7.23%) MCSE
5 59 (4.49%) DV Cleared
6 49 (3.73%) Degree
7 48 (3.65%) MCSA
8 44 (3.35%) MCP
9 37 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (2.51%) CCNA
11 28 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (2.05%) MCITP
13 24 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (1.45%) CCNP
16 18 (1.37%) DBS Check
17 12 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
17 12 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
18 11 (0.84%) JNCIA
19 9 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.49%) SLA
2 17 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.91%) QA
5 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.30%) PMO
7 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.076%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.076%) MiFID
9 1 (0.076%) Solvency II
System Software
1 867 (65.98%) Active Directory
2 328 (24.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (14.08%) Hyper-V
4 168 (12.79%) VMware ESXi
5 153 (11.64%) XenApp
6 123 (9.36%) vSphere
7 110 (8.37%) XenDesktop
8 58 (4.41%) XenServer
9 52 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 33 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
11 32 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
13 13 (0.99%) DFS Replication
13 13 (0.99%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.99%) VMware NSX
14 12 (0.91%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.53%) Openswan
16 7 (0.53%) Samba
17 6 (0.46%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 200 (15.22%) SCCM
2 69 (5.25%) SCOM
3 59 (4.49%) NetBackup
4 58 (4.41%) WSUS
5 39 (2.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 36 (2.74%) vCenter Server
7 28 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 28 (2.13%) PowerCLI
8 27 (2.05%) AirWatch
9 24 (1.83%) Puppet
10 23 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 23 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 22 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 21 (1.60%) Backup Exec
13 20 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
14 19 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (1.22%) Ansible
15 16 (1.22%) Netcool
15 16 (1.22%) vRealize
16 13 (0.99%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 636 (48.40%) VMware
2 626 (47.64%) Microsoft
3 367 (27.93%) Citrix
4 205 (15.60%) Cisco
5 162 (12.33%) HP
6 102 (7.76%) Symantec
7 86 (6.54%) NetApp
8 78 (5.94%) Oracle
9 73 (5.56%) Red Hat
10 70 (5.33%) McAfee
11 64 (4.87%) Dell
12 56 (4.26%) EMC
13 44 (3.35%) Apple
14 40 (3.04%) Veeam
15 36 (2.74%) IBM
16 35 (2.66%) Juniper
16 35 (2.66%) Veritas
17 31 (2.36%) Sophos
18 26 (1.98%) CheckPoint
19 25 (1.90%) MobileIron