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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 77 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 52 87 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.09% 3.09% 4.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.42% 14.22% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 60
Median daily rate £275 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £171 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 33
Median hourly rate £12.38 £29.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.40% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £14.50 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £38.75 £31.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
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
552 612 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.23% 21.75% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 275 399
Median daily rate £330 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 99 123
Median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +52.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £43.85 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Hertfordshire -18 13 £230 -45.88% 3
Bedfordshire -12 11 £200 -44.82% 3
Norfolk +8 10 £490 +190.37% 1
Essex -6 10 £375 +20.00% 6
Cambridgeshire +20 7 £225 -28.00% 6
Suffolk +1 1 £165 -50.74%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (68.81%) Windows Server
3 73 (66.97%) Active Directory
4 59 (54.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (49.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (49.54%) VMware
6 52 (47.71%) Microsoft
7 33 (30.28%) Windows 7
8 32 (29.36%) SCCM
8 32 (29.36%) Citrix
8 32 (29.36%) MS Exchange
9 28 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (22.94%) ITIL
11 22 (20.18%) Dell
11 22 (20.18%) PowerShell
12 21 (19.27%) Firewall
12 21 (19.27%) HP
13 20 (18.35%) Cisco
13 20 (18.35%) MS Excel
13 20 (18.35%) Finance
14 18 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (15.60%) Office 365
15 17 (15.60%) vSphere
15 17 (15.60%) MS Office
15 17 (15.60%) Linux
16 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
17 15 (13.76%) DHCP
17 15 (13.76%) DNS
18 13 (11.93%) Hyper-V

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 32 (29.36%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.26%) IIS
3 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.50%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.59%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.83%) Documentum
8 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.83%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (18.35%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.92%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.60%) Office 365
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.92%) IaaS
4 1 (0.92%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.27%) Firewall
2 15 (13.76%) DHCP
2 15 (13.76%) DNS
3 12 (11.01%) SAN
3 12 (11.01%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.01%) VLAN
4 10 (9.17%) iSCSI
5 7 (6.42%) LAN
5 7 (6.42%) WAN
6 6 (5.50%) BIG-IP
7 5 (4.59%) VPN
8 4 (3.67%) Internet
8 4 (3.67%) SSL
9 3 (2.75%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.75%) SMTP
10 2 (1.83%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.83%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.83%) OSPF
10 2 (1.83%) VoIP
10 2 (1.83%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.34%) MySQL
4 7 (6.42%) GIS
4 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.75%) OLTP
8 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Local Government
3 2 (1.83%) Advertising
3 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (15.60%) Analyst
3 13 (11.93%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (11.93%) Support Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) Architect
4 12 (11.01%) Server Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Desktop Support
6 7 (6.42%) VMware Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Active Directory Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Hyper-V Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Security Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Administrator
8 5 (4.59%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) JSP
2 3 (2.75%) .NET
2 3 (2.75%) Middleware
2 3 (2.75%) SAML
3 2 (1.83%) HTML
3 2 (1.83%) J2EE
4 1 (0.92%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.42%) Fat Client
1 7 (6.42%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.75%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (2.75%) PKI
5 2 (1.83%) Clustering
5 2 (1.83%) EPoS
5 2 (1.83%) Robotics
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.92%) iPhone
6 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
6 1 (0.92%) Replication
6 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.92%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (68.81%) Windows Server
3 59 (54.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (49.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (30.28%) Windows 7
6 17 (15.60%) Linux
7 10 (9.17%) Solaris
7 10 (9.17%) Windows 8
8 9 (8.26%) Unix
8 9 (8.26%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.50%) AIX
9 6 (5.50%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.59%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (3.67%) CentOS
11 4 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.67%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.75%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.94%) ITIL
2 9 (8.26%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (7.34%) Project Management
4 7 (6.42%) Information Security
5 6 (5.50%) Six Sigma
6 5 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.59%) High Availability
6 5 (4.59%) Identity Management
6 5 (4.59%) ITIL V3
6 5 (4.59%) Migration
6 5 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (2.75%) ITSM
8 3 (2.75%) Network Architecture
8 3 (2.75%) Open Source
8 3 (2.75%) Presales
8 3 (2.75%) Security Architecture
8 3 (2.75%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.18%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.01%) Java
2 12 (11.01%) SQL
3 5 (4.59%) C
4 3 (2.75%) VBScript
5 2 (1.83%) C#
5 2 (1.83%) C++
5 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.17%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.26%) MCSA
4 8 (7.34%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.42%) CISSP
5 7 (6.42%) MCITP
6 6 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (4.59%) CCNA
7 5 (4.59%) MCSE
8 4 (3.67%) Degree
8 4 (3.67%) MCP
9 3 (2.75%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.83%) MCTS
10 2 (1.83%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.92%) VCP5
11 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.75%) SLA
3 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (66.97%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (15.60%) vSphere
4 13 (11.93%) Hyper-V
4 13 (11.93%) XenApp
5 8 (7.34%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (7.34%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.59%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.75%) Terminal Server
8 3 (2.75%) XenServer
9 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.92%) Firmware
10 1 (0.92%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (29.36%) SCCM
2 8 (7.34%) WSUS
3 7 (6.42%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.75%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.75%) OpenView
4 3 (2.75%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.83%) SCOM
6 1 (0.92%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.92%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 54 (49.54%) VMware
2 52 (47.71%) Microsoft
3 32 (29.36%) Citrix
4 22 (20.18%) Dell
5 21 (19.27%) HP
6 20 (18.35%) Cisco
7 12 (11.01%) Oracle
8 10 (9.17%) Red Hat
9 9 (8.26%) CheckPoint
9 9 (8.26%) Sun
10 7 (6.42%) Avaya
11 6 (5.50%) F5
12 5 (4.59%) Cognos
12 5 (4.59%) IBM
13 4 (3.67%) Veeam
14 3 (2.75%) BMC
14 3 (2.75%) IronPort
15 2 (1.83%) BEA
15 2 (1.83%) Juniper
15 2 (1.83%) NetApp
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