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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 44 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 128 101 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.17% 4.26% 6.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 16.29% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 35 79
Average daily rate
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£275 £245 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £177 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £408 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 23 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £9.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.61 £26.00 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
768 620 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.99% 26.13% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 245 341
Average daily rate £350 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 117 143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £36.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +25 52 £213 -5.02% 9
Hertfordshire -9 27 £270 -6.08% 9
Essex -18 20 £295 -5.60% 1
Bedfordshire -8 18 £438 +34.61% 4
Suffolk +8 8 £259 -1.42% 2
Norfolk -23 3 £263 +11.70% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 276 (100.00%) Windows
2 157 (56.88%) Active Directory
3 115 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 107 (38.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 106 (38.41%) MS Exchange
6 92 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 89 (32.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 79 (28.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 76 (27.54%) VMware
10 67 (24.28%) Citrix
11 57 (20.65%) DNS
12 51 (18.48%) TCP/IP
13 49 (17.75%) Firewall
14 46 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 46 (16.67%) SCCM
15 45 (16.30%) ITIL
15 45 (16.30%) DHCP
15 45 (16.30%) Cisco
16 41 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2003
17 39 (14.13%) SAN
17 39 (14.13%) Windows XP
17 39 (14.13%) MS Excel
17 39 (14.13%) PowerShell
18 38 (13.77%) MS Office
19 33 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2007
20 32 (11.59%) Windows 8
21 31 (11.23%) Migration
21 31 (11.23%) VB
21 31 (11.23%) LAN
22 30 (10.87%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 106 (38.41%) MS Exchange
2 89 (32.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 33 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (7.61%) IIS
7 13 (4.71%) Confluence
8 12 (4.35%) SharePoint
9 8 (2.90%) Lync
10 6 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.09%) CMS
13 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.72%) Documentum
13 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.36%) CICS
Applications
1 39 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 38 (13.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.09%) Office 365
3 3 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.09%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 57 (20.65%) DNS
2 51 (18.48%) TCP/IP
3 49 (17.75%) Firewall
4 45 (16.30%) DHCP
5 39 (14.13%) SAN
6 31 (11.23%) LAN
7 27 (9.78%) WAN
8 19 (6.88%) VoIP
8 19 (6.88%) VLAN
9 17 (6.16%) VPN
10 10 (3.62%) Wireless
11 7 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.17%) MPLS
12 6 (2.17%) SSL
12 6 (2.17%) ISDN
12 6 (2.17%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.81%) NAS
14 4 (1.45%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.45%) FTP
14 4 (1.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.54%) Ingres
5 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.81%) MySQL
5 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.45%) DTS
7 3 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.72%) WebFOCUS
8 2 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.72%) Cognos Impromptu
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.36%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 16 (5.80%) JIRA
2 13 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.62%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.54%) FinalBuilder
5 6 (2.17%) Log4Net
6 5 (1.81%) MSBuild
6 5 (1.81%) CruiseControl
6 5 (1.81%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.81%) Subversion
6 5 (1.81%) NUnit
7 4 (1.45%) MSI
7 4 (1.45%) AdminStudio
8 3 (1.09%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.72%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 24 (8.70%) Finance
2 17 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.54%) Legal
3 7 (2.54%) Publishing
4 6 (2.17%) Law
5 3 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (19.20%) Support Engineer
2 51 (18.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (16.67%) Analyst
4 40 (14.49%) 3rd Line Support
5 38 (13.77%) Support Analyst
6 20 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 20 (7.25%) Technical Support
6 20 (7.25%) Server Engineer
7 18 (6.52%) Developer
7 18 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (5.07%) IT Support
9 11 (3.99%) Configuration Engineer
9 11 (3.99%) Architect
10 10 (3.62%) Network Engineer
10 10 (3.62%) Problem Manager
10 10 (3.62%) Technical Engineer
10 10 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 9 (3.26%) Technical Support Engineer
11 9 (3.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (2.90%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.14%) .NET
2 21 (7.61%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.62%) Web Services
4 8 (2.90%) XML
4 8 (2.90%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.54%) HTML
6 6 (2.17%) MSMQ
6 6 (2.17%) CSS
6 6 (2.17%) WCF
7 5 (1.81%) REST
7 5 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.09%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.36%) LINQ
9 1 (0.36%) Ajax
9 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.36%) XHTML
9 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.43%) Kindle
2 11 (3.99%) Clustering
3 10 (3.62%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.54%) Fat Client
4 7 (2.54%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.81%) CMDB
6 5 (1.81%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.45%) NHS
8 3 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.72%) iPad
9 2 (0.72%) PKI
9 2 (0.72%) iPhone
10 1 (0.36%) Statistics
10 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 276 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 107 (38.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (28.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (14.13%) Windows XP
6 32 (11.59%) Windows 8
7 11 (3.99%) Linux
8 8 (2.90%) Windows 2000
9 7 (2.54%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.81%) SUSE
11 2 (0.72%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.36%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.30%) ITIL
2 31 (11.23%) Migration
3 16 (5.80%) Configuration Management
4 14 (5.07%) ITSM
5 13 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (3.62%) Change Control
7 9 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (3.26%) Problem Management
7 9 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (2.90%) MVC
8 8 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (2.90%) E-Commerce
8 8 (2.90%) Load Balancing
9 7 (2.54%) Project Management
10 6 (2.17%) Service Management
11 5 (1.81%) Mentoring
11 5 (1.81%) CRM
11 5 (1.81%) PRINCE2
11 5 (1.81%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (1.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.13%) PowerShell
2 31 (11.23%) VB
3 22 (7.97%) C#
4 19 (6.88%) SQL
5 12 (4.35%) VBScript
6 8 (2.90%) VBA
7 7 (2.54%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.54%) Java
7 7 (2.54%) VB6
8 6 (2.17%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.17%) Perl
9 5 (1.81%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.72%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 19 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (6.52%) MCSE
3 10 (3.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (2.90%) MCP
5 7 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.17%) CCNA
6 6 (2.17%) MCSA
6 6 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.81%) VCP5
7 5 (1.81%) MCITP
8 4 (1.45%) Degree
9 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.36%) MCDST
10 1 (0.36%) MCTS
10 1 (0.36%) MCSD
10 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.36%) CCIE
10 1 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.43%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.81%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 157 (56.88%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.14%) Hyper-V
3 27 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (8.70%) XenApp
5 20 (7.25%) XenServer
6 19 (6.88%) vSphere
7 9 (3.26%) Terminal Services
7 9 (3.26%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.81%) vCloud
10 2 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.72%) NFS
10 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.72%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.36%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 46 (16.67%) SCCM
2 19 (6.88%) Backup Exec
3 13 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (4.35%) WSUS
5 9 (3.26%) SCOM
6 8 (2.90%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.17%) ARCserve
8 5 (1.81%) Puppet
8 5 (1.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.45%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.09%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.36%) MOM
12 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 92 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 76 (27.54%) VMware
3 67 (24.28%) Citrix
4 45 (16.30%) Cisco
5 30 (10.87%) HP
6 21 (7.61%) WatchGuard
7 18 (6.52%) NetApp
8 12 (4.35%) Symantec
9 8 (2.90%) IBM
10 7 (2.54%) 3PAR
10 7 (2.54%) Intel
10 7 (2.54%) Sophos
11 6 (2.17%) Veritas
11 6 (2.17%) Avaya
11 6 (2.17%) EMC
11 6 (2.17%) Imperva
12 5 (1.81%) Polycom
12 5 (1.81%) Veeam
12 5 (1.81%) Acronis
12 5 (1.81%) Oracle
Essex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £160 - 170 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day (Maybe more if you have all the skills)
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago