Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 132 91
Rank change year-on-year -65 -41 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1388 2010 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.96% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.46% 9.26% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 1287 1530
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £150 £175 £170
90th Percentile £500 £488 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £313
% change year-on-year +3.17% +0.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 159 225
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.47 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.47% +22.66% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.74 £12.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.00 £33.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% -12.50%

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 21485 21701 24358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.81% 21.14% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13722 13678 14451
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1270 1281 1907
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.45
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.55% +0.44%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -67 1232 £325 - 217
UK excluding London -58 942 £325 +3.17% 170
London -103 424 £350 -6.67% 57
South East -35 334 £345 +6.15% 37
North of England -55 173 £325 +0.78% 73
Midlands +2 133 £280 +1.82% 15
Scotland -40 119 £400 +33.33% 8
South West -6 111 £350 +16.67% 22
East Midlands +7 73 £280 +86.67% 5
Yorkshire -17 73 £325 -10.34% 24
North West -27 70 £325 - 43
East of England -53 64 £300 -4.00% 13
West Midlands -10 60 £288 -4.17% 10
North East -27 30 £338 +12.50% 6
Wales -14 16 £160 -66.32% 1
Northern Ireland -36 2 £250 - 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1388 (100.00%) Windows
2 984 (70.89%) Windows Server
3 926 (66.71%) Active Directory
4 881 (63.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 727 (52.38%) VMware
6 690 (49.71%) Microsoft
7 396 (28.53%) PowerShell
8 371 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 363 (26.15%) Citrix
10 346 (24.93%) MS Exchange
11 344 (24.78%) Windows 7
12 338 (24.35%) DNS
13 333 (23.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 271 (19.52%) ITIL
15 255 (18.37%) Office 365
16 251 (18.08%) DHCP
17 249 (17.94%) Windows 10
18 236 (17.00%) SQL Server
19 234 (16.86%) Linux
20 233 (16.79%) SCCM
21 226 (16.28%) Cisco
22 219 (15.78%) HP
23 215 (15.49%) Firewall
24 211 (15.20%) SAN
25 209 (15.06%) Finance
26 203 (14.63%) SQL
27 201 (14.48%) VMware ESXi
28 199 (14.34%) vSphere
29 192 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2010
30 191 (13.76%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 346 (24.93%) MS Exchange
2 192 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 126 (9.08%) Skype for Business
4 114 (8.21%) IIS
5 104 (7.49%) SharePoint
6 68 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 49 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 31 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 23 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (1.37%) Tomcat
11 18 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 17 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (1.08%) Apache
14 12 (0.86%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.79%) CMS
15 11 (0.79%) JBoss
16 10 (0.72%) IBM Notes
17 6 (0.43%) WebSphere
18 5 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 180 (12.97%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.15%) Acrobat
5 13 (0.94%) PaintShop Pro
6 8 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.072%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.072%) Revit
9 1 (0.072%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.22%) Eikon
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.072%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 255 (18.37%) Office 365
2 159 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (2.31%) IaaS
6 24 (1.73%) PaaS
7 18 (1.30%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.65%) OneDrive
9 8 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.50%) SaaS
11 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.36%) G Suite
12 3 (0.22%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.14%) GitHub
14 1 (0.072%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.072%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.072%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 338 (24.35%) DNS
2 251 (18.08%) DHCP
3 215 (15.49%) Firewall
4 211 (15.20%) SAN
5 165 (11.89%) LAN
6 160 (11.53%) WAN
7 151 (10.88%) TCP/IP
8 113 (8.14%) VPN
9 87 (6.27%) NetScaler
10 73 (5.26%) Skype
11 55 (3.96%) NAS
12 54 (3.89%) Internet
13 49 (3.53%) VoIP
14 44 (3.17%) VLAN
15 41 (2.95%) LDAP
16 40 (2.88%) IPsec
17 39 (2.81%) Wireless
18 34 (2.45%) Network Security
19 32 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (2.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (1.22%) MySQL
6 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.50%) DB2
10 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.36%) Redis
11 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 30 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.09%) MSI
3 24 (1.73%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.50%) Chocolatey
6 7 (0.50%) Metasploit
7 6 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.43%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.29%) JIRA
8 4 (0.29%) Subversion
8 4 (0.29%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.22%) Ant
10 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.14%) FxCop
10 2 (0.14%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.14%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.14%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.072%) Grunt
11 1 (0.072%) Vagrant
General
1 209 (15.06%) Finance
2 82 (5.91%) Banking
3 24 (1.73%) Telecoms
4 21 (1.51%) Legal
5 19 (1.37%) Publishing
6 17 (1.22%) Back Office
7 15 (1.08%) Advertising
7 15 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.94%) Retail
9 9 (0.65%) Law
10 8 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.22%) French Language
12 3 (0.22%) Military
12 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.072%) Front Office
14 1 (0.072%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.072%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 194 (13.98%) Analyst
2 187 (13.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 172 (12.39%) Support Engineer
4 106 (7.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 95 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 94 (6.77%) Administrator
7 91 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 83 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
9 80 (5.76%) Support Analyst
10 74 (5.33%) Consultant
11 67 (4.83%) Desktop Support
12 64 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
13 60 (4.32%) Server Engineer
14 59 (4.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 55 (3.96%) IT Support
16 54 (3.89%) Architect
17 49 (3.53%) Server Support
18 45 (3.24%) Infrastructure Support
19 44 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 44 (3.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.31%) .NET
2 31 (2.23%) XML
3 30 (2.16%) Web Services
4 19 (1.37%) X-Windows
5 17 (1.22%) HTML
5 17 (1.22%) Middleware
6 14 (1.01%) CSS
7 13 (0.94%) XSLT
8 12 (0.86%) WPF
9 10 (0.72%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.72%) jQuery
10 7 (0.50%) 802.1X
11 6 (0.43%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (0.36%) REST
12 5 (0.36%) SOAP
13 4 (0.29%) DOM
13 4 (0.29%) Node.js
13 4 (0.29%) RESTful
13 4 (0.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.42%) Data Centre
2 71 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 50 (3.60%) Clustering
4 50 (3.60%) PKI
5 44 (3.17%) Replication
6 43 (3.10%) Virtual Team
7 39 (2.81%) Blackberry
8 29 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.09%) EMC VNX
9 23 (1.66%) Private Cloud
10 17 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.08%) Driving Licence
12 15 (1.08%) Fat Client
12 15 (1.08%) Thin Client
13 14 (1.01%) Smartphone
14 12 (0.86%) iPhone
14 12 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.79%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 1388 (100.00%) Windows
2 984 (70.89%) Windows Server
3 881 (63.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 344 (24.78%) Windows 7
5 333 (23.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 249 (17.94%) Windows 10
7 234 (16.86%) Linux
8 101 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (6.92%) Windows 8
10 75 (5.40%) Unix
11 61 (4.39%) Windows XP
12 43 (3.10%) Solaris
13 32 (2.31%) Windows Vista
14 28 (2.02%) AIX
15 23 (1.66%) Android
16 20 (1.44%) Apple iOS
17 17 (1.22%) Mac OS X
17 17 (1.22%) Windows 2000
18 15 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
19 14 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (19.52%) ITIL
2 158 (11.38%) Migration
3 69 (4.97%) Change Management
3 69 (4.97%) Service Delivery
4 68 (4.90%) Configuration Management
5 58 (4.18%) Incident Management
6 49 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (3.31%) DevOps
7 46 (3.31%) Server Virtualisation
8 43 (3.10%) ITIL V3
9 42 (3.03%) Asset Management
10 41 (2.95%) Capacity Planning
10 41 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 41 (2.95%) Problem Management
11 37 (2.67%) Patch Management
12 35 (2.52%) Project Management
13 34 (2.45%) Service Management
13 34 (2.45%) TOGAF
14 33 (2.38%) Validation
15 31 (2.23%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 396 (28.53%) PowerShell
2 203 (14.63%) SQL
3 65 (4.68%) VBScript
4 43 (3.10%) C#
5 42 (3.03%) Python
6 38 (2.74%) Perl
7 32 (2.31%) JavaScript
8 26 (1.87%) Ruby
9 24 (1.73%) Java
10 21 (1.51%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.15%) C
12 11 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.58%) C-shell
13 8 (0.58%) Korn
13 8 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.43%) VB
15 5 (0.36%) PHP
16 4 (0.29%) VBA
17 3 (0.22%) AWK
18 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 191 (13.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 186 (13.40%) Security Cleared
3 112 (8.07%) SC Cleared
4 111 (8.00%) MCSE
5 65 (4.68%) DV Cleared
6 60 (4.32%) MCSA
7 46 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 45 (3.24%) Degree
8 45 (3.24%) MCP
9 40 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (2.81%) CCNA
11 31 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (1.80%) MCITP
13 24 (1.73%) DBS Check
14 22 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
15 19 (1.37%) CCA
16 18 (1.30%) CCNP
17 16 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
18 11 (0.79%) MCTS
19 9 (0.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.18%) SLA
2 11 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.72%) QA
4 8 (0.58%) PMO
5 5 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.29%) GCP
6 4 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.072%) GDPR
9 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
System Software
1 926 (66.71%) Active Directory
2 371 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (14.48%) VMware ESXi
4 199 (14.34%) vSphere
5 184 (13.26%) Hyper-V
6 166 (11.96%) XenApp
7 108 (7.78%) XenDesktop
8 64 (4.61%) XenServer
9 61 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 44 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (1.73%) NFS
13 22 (1.59%) DFS Replication
14 18 (1.30%) Docker
14 18 (1.30%) VMware NSX
15 17 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
16 11 (0.79%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.72%) Firmware
17 10 (0.72%) vCloud
18 9 (0.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 233 (16.79%) SCCM
2 78 (5.62%) SCOM
3 53 (3.82%) Puppet
4 52 (3.75%) WSUS
5 50 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (3.24%) Ansible
7 42 (3.03%) NetBackup
8 39 (2.81%) vCenter Server
9 31 (2.23%) PowerCLI
10 28 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 27 (1.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 26 (1.87%) Backup Exec
12 26 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 24 (1.73%) AirWatch
14 23 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
15 22 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
16 19 (1.37%) EdgeSight
16 19 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
17 18 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 18 (1.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 727 (52.38%) VMware
2 690 (49.71%) Microsoft
3 363 (26.15%) Citrix
4 226 (16.28%) Cisco
5 219 (15.78%) HP
6 98 (7.06%) NetApp
7 97 (6.99%) Symantec
8 82 (5.91%) Oracle
9 76 (5.48%) McAfee
10 63 (4.54%) Dell
10 63 (4.54%) Red Hat
11 62 (4.47%) EMC
12 51 (3.67%) IBM
13 50 (3.60%) Apple
14 37 (2.67%) Veeam
15 36 (2.59%) Juniper
16 29 (2.09%) AppSense
17 28 (2.02%) Veritas
18 26 (1.87%) CheckPoint
18 26 (1.87%) SolarWinds