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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 96 148 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.05% 4.72% 4.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.97% 18.88% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 80 39
Average daily rate
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£388 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £464 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 26
Average hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +12.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.75 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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
740 784 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.48% 24.98% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 421 235
Average daily rate £350 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 126 111
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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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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
Hertfordshire +11 36 £425 +57.40% 11
Essex -5 23 £375 +10.29% 2
Bedfordshire +11 15 £338 -21.73% 4
Norfolk +8 9 £178 -26.04% 1
Cambridgeshire -47 9 £313 +56.25% 9
Suffolk -4 4 £335 +67.50%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 213 (100.00%) Windows
2 138 (64.79%) Active Directory
3 128 (60.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 127 (59.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 118 (55.40%) VMware
6 109 (51.17%) Citrix
7 86 (40.38%) Microsoft
8 68 (31.92%) Windows 7
9 59 (27.70%) SAN
10 57 (26.76%) DNS
10 57 (26.76%) MS Exchange
11 56 (26.29%) HP
12 50 (23.47%) Symantec
12 50 (23.47%) ITIL
12 50 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 47 (22.07%) SQL
14 46 (21.60%) SQL Server
15 45 (21.13%) DHCP
16 41 (19.25%) SCCM
17 40 (18.78%) SharePoint
18 39 (18.31%) Hyper-V
19 38 (17.84%) Exchange Server 2010
20 37 (17.37%) Cisco
21 34 (15.96%) Firewall
22 31 (14.55%) XenApp
22 31 (14.55%) PowerShell
23 29 (13.62%) Data Centre
23 29 (13.62%) SLA
24 27 (12.68%) Backup Exec
25 26 (12.21%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 57 (26.76%) MS Exchange
2 40 (18.78%) SharePoint
3 38 (17.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (11.74%) IIS
6 20 (9.39%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (3.76%) Lotus Domino
10 7 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (2.82%) Lync
12 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.94%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.47%) JBoss
13 1 (0.47%) Apache
13 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (9.39%) MS Office
1 20 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (10.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (5.16%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.94%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.47%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.16%) Office 365
2 6 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.94%) SaaS
3 2 (0.94%) IaaS
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (27.70%) SAN
2 57 (26.76%) DNS
3 45 (21.13%) DHCP
4 34 (15.96%) Firewall
5 21 (9.86%) LAN
5 21 (9.86%) WAN
5 21 (9.86%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.10%) VLAN
7 12 (5.63%) Wireless
8 11 (5.16%) NAS
9 7 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.82%) VPN
11 5 (2.35%) IPv4
11 5 (2.35%) Internet
12 4 (1.88%) Network Security
12 4 (1.88%) VoIP
13 3 (1.41%) HTTPS
13 3 (1.41%) LDAP
13 3 (1.41%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (8.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.41%) MySQL
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.47%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (2.35%) MSI
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.47%) Subversion
3 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (7.98%) Finance
2 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.82%) Local Government
4 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.94%) Retail
5 2 (0.94%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (14.55%) Analyst
3 22 (10.33%) Support Engineer
4 18 (8.45%) Operations Engineer
5 15 (7.04%) Support Analyst
5 15 (7.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 14 (6.57%) Desktop Support
7 13 (6.10%) Administrator
8 12 (5.63%) Consultant
9 11 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.69%) Server Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 8 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (2.82%) Server Support
13 6 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.82%) 1st Line Support
13 6 (2.82%) Technical Support
13 6 (2.82%) Help Desk Support
13 6 (2.82%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.23%) .NET
1 9 (4.23%) Web Services
2 2 (0.94%) Middleware
2 2 (0.94%) CSS
3 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.47%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.47%) REST
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.62%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.69%) HP Storage
3 9 (4.23%) Clustering
4 7 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.82%) Replication
6 5 (2.35%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.88%) PKI
7 4 (1.88%) CMDB
7 4 (1.88%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.88%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.41%) FMCG
8 3 (1.41%) iPhone
8 3 (1.41%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.41%) NHS
9 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.94%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.94%) Life Science
9 2 (0.94%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 213 (100.00%) Windows
2 128 (60.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 127 (59.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (31.92%) Windows 7
5 25 (11.74%) Windows XP
6 24 (11.27%) Linux
7 15 (7.04%) Windows 8
8 13 (6.10%) Android
9 9 (4.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (3.29%) SUSE
11 4 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.94%) UNIX
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.47%) Debian
13 1 (0.47%) Fedora
13 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.47%) ITIL
2 24 (11.27%) CRM
3 23 (10.80%) Migration
4 18 (8.45%) Change Control
5 14 (6.57%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (6.10%) Server Building
7 12 (5.63%) Change Management
7 12 (5.63%) Project Management
8 9 (4.23%) Network Management
9 7 (3.29%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.29%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.82%) Asset Management
10 6 (2.82%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.35%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (2.35%) ITIL V3
11 5 (2.35%) Build Automation
11 5 (2.35%) Process Management
12 4 (1.88%) Service Management
12 4 (1.88%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (1.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.07%) SQL
2 31 (14.55%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.23%) Perl
4 5 (2.35%) Java
5 4 (1.88%) C#
6 3 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.94%) VBScript
7 2 (0.94%) VB
7 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.47%) Python
8 1 (0.47%) Korn
8 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (7.04%) CCNA
3 13 (6.10%) MCSE
3 13 (6.10%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.23%) MCITP
5 8 (3.76%) Degree
6 6 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.35%) MCSA
8 4 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.41%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.41%) HNC
9 3 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.94%) ISEB
11 1 (0.47%) CCDA
11 1 (0.47%) CCIE
11 1 (0.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) GxP
System Software
1 138 (64.79%) Active Directory
2 50 (23.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (18.31%) Hyper-V
4 31 (14.55%) XenApp
5 24 (11.27%) Terminal Services
6 22 (10.33%) Xen
7 17 (7.98%) VMware ESX
8 15 (7.04%) vSphere
8 15 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (2.82%) XenServer
11 5 (2.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.88%) Terminal Server
13 3 (1.41%) vCloud
14 2 (0.94%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 41 (19.25%) SCCM
2 27 (12.68%) Backup Exec
3 26 (12.21%) SCOM
4 20 (9.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 9 (4.23%) ARCserve
6 7 (3.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (3.29%) Puppet
7 4 (1.88%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.88%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.94%) WSUS
8 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.47%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.47%) WMI
9 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 118 (55.40%) VMware
2 109 (51.17%) Citrix
3 86 (40.38%) Microsoft
4 56 (26.29%) HP
5 50 (23.47%) Symantec
6 37 (17.37%) Cisco
7 23 (10.80%) SAP
8 21 (9.86%) Hitachi
9 13 (6.10%) IBM
9 13 (6.10%) Dell
10 12 (5.63%) Oracle
11 9 (4.23%) NetApp
12 8 (3.76%) Apple
12 8 (3.76%) EMC
12 8 (3.76%) CA
12 8 (3.76%) ServiceNow
13 6 (2.82%) Red Hat
14 5 (2.35%) Veeam
14 5 (2.35%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.88%) McAfee
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