The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 90 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 39 80 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.72% 3.11% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.74% 13.16% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 44 53
Median daily rate £230 £323 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.68% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £443 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 15
Median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
Windows Server 2008
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
579 608 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.56% 23.62% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 291 442
Median daily rate £335 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 139 118
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.85 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East of England region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East of England region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cambridgeshire -1 16 £400 +56.86% 5
Hertfordshire -9 8 £210 -32.80% 6
Essex -3 6 £220 +29.41% 4
Bedfordshire -9 5 £110 -70.66%
Norfolk +11 2 £200 +23.07%
Suffolk -12 2 £350 +2.56%
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (69.81%) Active Directory
3 72 (67.92%) Windows Server
4 59 (55.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (52.83%) Microsoft
6 51 (48.11%) VMware
7 45 (42.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (33.96%) MS Exchange
9 30 (28.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (28.30%) Windows 7
10 29 (27.36%) SCCM
10 29 (27.36%) Citrix
11 24 (22.64%) MS Excel
12 23 (21.70%) Firewall
13 22 (20.75%) Dell
14 21 (19.81%) HP
14 21 (19.81%) Linux
14 21 (19.81%) ITIL
14 21 (19.81%) Finance
15 20 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (17.92%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (17.92%) PowerShell
17 18 (16.98%) Cisco
17 18 (16.98%) DNS
18 17 (16.04%) DHCP
18 17 (16.04%) MS Office
18 17 (16.04%) Hyper-V
18 17 (16.04%) Office 365
19 15 (14.15%) vSphere
19 15 (14.15%) XenApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 36 (33.96%) MS Exchange
2 20 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.60%) IIS
3 7 (6.60%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.66%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.89%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.94%) Apache
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.94%) ThingWorx
8 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 17 (16.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.89%) Windchill
4 1 (0.94%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.04%) Office 365
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.94%) IaaS
4 1 (0.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.70%) Firewall
2 18 (16.98%) DNS
3 17 (16.04%) DHCP
4 15 (14.15%) TCP/IP
5 12 (11.32%) VLAN
6 10 (9.43%) iSCSI
6 10 (9.43%) SAN
7 7 (6.60%) VPN
8 6 (5.66%) BIG-IP
9 5 (4.72%) LAN
10 4 (3.77%) Internet
10 4 (3.77%) Wireless
11 3 (2.83%) SMTP
11 3 (2.83%) VoIP
11 3 (2.83%) WAN
12 2 (1.89%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.89%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.89%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.89%) SSL
12 2 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) MySQL
2 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.72%) GIS
4 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.83%) OLTP
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.83%) Local Government
4 2 (1.89%) Advertising
4 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (16.04%) Support Engineer
3 15 (14.15%) Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.49%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.55%) Administrator
6 8 (7.55%) Architect
7 7 (6.60%) Server Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.66%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.72%) VMware Architect
9 5 (4.72%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) JSP
2 4 (3.77%) Middleware
3 3 (2.83%) SAML
4 2 (1.89%) HTML
4 2 (1.89%) J2EE
5 1 (0.94%) .NET
5 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.72%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.72%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.83%) Clustering
4 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (2.83%) PKI
4 3 (2.83%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.89%) iPhone
5 2 (1.89%) Life Science
5 2 (1.89%) NHS
5 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (67.92%) Windows Server
3 59 (55.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (42.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (28.30%) Windows 7
6 21 (19.81%) Linux
7 10 (9.43%) Solaris
7 10 (9.43%) Unix
8 7 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.60%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.66%) AIX
9 6 (5.66%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.72%) Windows 10
10 5 (4.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (3.77%) CentOS
11 4 (3.77%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.83%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.83%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) ITIL
2 9 (8.49%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (7.55%) Project Management
4 6 (5.66%) PRINCE
4 6 (5.66%) PRINCE2
4 6 (5.66%) Six Sigma
5 5 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (4.72%) High Availability
5 5 (4.72%) Identity Management
5 5 (4.72%) Information Security
5 5 (4.72%) ITIL V3
5 5 (4.72%) Migration
5 5 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.83%) Data Migration
7 3 (2.83%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.83%) Network Architecture
7 3 (2.83%) Open Source
7 3 (2.83%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.32%) Java
2 12 (11.32%) SQL
3 7 (6.60%) C
4 2 (1.89%) C++
4 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.94%) VB
5 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (17.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 10 (9.43%) MCSE
4 9 (8.49%) Degree
4 9 (8.49%) MCSA
5 8 (7.55%) MCITP
6 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (4.72%) CCNA
8 5 (4.72%) CISSP
9 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.77%) MCP
10 3 (2.83%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.89%) CCNP
11 2 (1.89%) MCTS
11 2 (1.89%) MOS
11 2 (1.89%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) JSP 440
2 6 (5.66%) SLA
3 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (69.81%) Active Directory
2 30 (28.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.04%) Hyper-V
4 15 (14.15%) vSphere
4 15 (14.15%) XenApp
5 8 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (7.55%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.77%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.89%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.89%) XenServer
9 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.94%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (27.36%) SCCM
2 9 (8.49%) Backup Exec
3 8 (7.55%) WSUS
4 3 (2.83%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.83%) OpenView
4 3 (2.83%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.89%) SCOM
6 1 (0.94%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.94%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.94%) vMotion
Vendors
1 56 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 51 (48.11%) VMware
3 29 (27.36%) Citrix
4 22 (20.75%) Dell
5 21 (19.81%) HP
6 18 (16.98%) Cisco
7 14 (13.21%) Oracle
8 13 (12.26%) Red Hat
9 10 (9.43%) CheckPoint
10 9 (8.49%) Sun
11 8 (7.55%) IBM
12 6 (5.66%) F5
13 5 (4.72%) Avaya
14 4 (3.77%) Veeam
15 3 (2.83%) BMC
15 3 (2.83%) Cognos
15 3 (2.83%) IronPort
16 2 (1.89%) BEA
16 2 (1.89%) Juniper
16 2 (1.89%) TIBCO