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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / East of England
Rank 82 60 46
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 40 69 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.84% 2.98% 3.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.58% 12.80% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 37 46
Median daily rate £363 £300 £266
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £418 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.88% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £21.80 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £34.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -

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
528 539 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.32% 23.27% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 270 336
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £146 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 122 128
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £50.68 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 0 21 £500 +110.52% 3
Bedfordshire +3 6 £375 -3.22% 8
Essex -10 5 £294 +89.51% 2
Suffolk -21 4 £350 +47.36%
Hertfordshire -19 3 £218 -42.00% 8
Norfolk - 1 £215 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (66.25%) Windows Server
3 51 (63.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (63.75%) Active Directory
4 44 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 40 (50.00%) VMware
6 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 23 (28.75%) Citrix
9 23 (28.75%) MS Exchange
9 23 (28.75%) Windows 7
10 20 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (23.75%) Firewall
12 18 (22.50%) Linux
12 18 (22.50%) Finance
13 16 (20.00%) Hyper-V
13 16 (20.00%) DNS
13 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (18.75%) SCCM
15 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
15 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
15 14 (17.50%) DHCP
15 14 (17.50%) Office 365
16 13 (16.25%) SQL
16 13 (16.25%) ITIL
16 13 (16.25%) XenApp
17 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
17 12 (15.00%) MCSE
18 11 (13.75%) HP

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 23 (28.75%) MS Exchange
2 20 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
4 8 (10.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.00%) IBM Notes
5 4 (5.00%) IIS
5 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.25%) Apache
7 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.25%) iPlanet
7 1 (1.25%) OpenEdge
7 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.50%) Office 365
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.00%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.75%) SaaS
5 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.25%) IaaS
6 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) Firewall
2 16 (20.00%) DNS
3 14 (17.50%) DHCP
3 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.25%) LAN
4 5 (6.25%) SAN
4 5 (6.25%) VLAN
4 5 (6.25%) Wireless
5 4 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 4 (5.00%) VPN
6 3 (3.75%) WAN
7 2 (2.50%) ADSL
7 2 (2.50%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.50%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.50%) NAS
7 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.50%) SMTP
7 2 (2.50%) VoIP
7 2 (2.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) MySQL
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.75%) OLTP
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.50%) GIS
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.50%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Architect
5 7 (8.75%) Administrator
5 7 (8.75%) Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) IT Support
6 5 (6.25%) Office 365 Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) System Design Authority
7 4 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) Middleware
2 3 (3.75%) SAML
3 2 (2.50%) JSP
4 1 (1.25%) .NET
4 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.25%) J2EE
4 1 (1.25%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.75%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.75%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (3.75%) PKI
4 3 (3.75%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.75%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.50%) Clustering
5 2 (2.50%) Life Science
5 2 (2.50%) NHS
5 2 (2.50%) Replication
5 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.25%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.25%) iPhone
6 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (66.25%) Windows Server
3 51 (63.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (28.75%) Windows 7
6 18 (22.50%) Linux
7 7 (8.75%) Windows XP
8 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.25%) Solaris
9 5 (6.25%) Unix
9 5 (6.25%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.50%) AIX
10 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) ITIL
2 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 9 (11.25%) PRINCE
4 8 (10.00%) Project Management
5 7 (8.75%) Migration
5 7 (8.75%) Risk Management
6 6 (7.50%) Data Migration
6 6 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.25%) Requirements Management
7 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.00%) High Availability
8 4 (5.00%) Identity Management
9 3 (3.75%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.75%) Network Architecture
9 3 (3.75%) Open Source
9 3 (3.75%) Presales
9 3 (3.75%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.25%) SQL
3 6 (7.50%) Java
4 3 (3.75%) C
5 2 (2.50%) VBScript
6 1 (1.25%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (15.00%) MCSE
2 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.00%) Degree
3 8 (10.00%) MCITP
4 7 (8.75%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.25%) MCSA
5 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.00%) CCNA
7 3 (3.75%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.75%) CCNP
7 3 (3.75%) MCP
8 2 (2.50%) CISSP
8 2 (2.50%) MCTS
8 2 (2.50%) MOS
8 2 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.25%) CCIP
9 1 (1.25%) CCSP
9 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) JSP 440
2 5 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (63.75%) Active Directory
2 26 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (16.25%) XenApp
5 9 (11.25%) vSphere
6 6 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (7.50%) VMware ESX
7 5 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.75%) Terminal Server
8 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.50%) XenServer
10 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.75%) OpenView
3 3 (3.75%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.50%) SCOM
4 2 (2.50%) WSUS
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.25%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 44 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (50.00%) VMware
3 23 (28.75%) Citrix
4 11 (13.75%) HP
5 10 (12.50%) Cisco
5 10 (12.50%) Dell
6 9 (11.25%) Oracle
7 8 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.50%) IBM
9 5 (6.25%) Sun
10 4 (5.00%) Avaya
10 4 (5.00%) Lotus
11 3 (3.75%) Apple
11 3 (3.75%) BMC
12 2 (2.50%) Acronis
12 2 (2.50%) F5
12 2 (2.50%) Juniper
12 2 (2.50%) Symantec
13 1 (1.25%) Palo Alto
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