The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East of England region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 146 114 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.09% 4.91% 6.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.19% 18.78% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 44 78
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £170 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £393 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 22
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +12.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £15.05 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £36.60 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
761 607 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.51% 26.16% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 229 332
Average daily rate £275 £293 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.98% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 118 141
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows Server 2008
England

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 9 July 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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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
Essex +2 37 £400 +42.22% 6
Cambridgeshire -4 34 £233 +3.33% 16
Hertfordshire +12 26 £190 -7.31% 11
Norfolk +2 22 £188 -42.30%
Suffolk -8 16 £195 +47.16% 2
Bedfordshire -14 14 £225 -33.33% 8
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Windows
2 147 (62.29%) Active Directory
3 113 (47.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 110 (46.61%) Windows 7
5 91 (38.56%) MS Exchange
6 80 (33.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 79 (33.47%) Microsoft
8 68 (28.81%) VMware
9 56 (23.73%) Citrix
10 53 (22.46%) SQL Server
11 50 (21.19%) ITIL
11 50 (21.19%) SCCM
12 47 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 45 (19.07%) Windows XP
14 41 (17.37%) Migration
15 40 (16.95%) DNS
15 40 (16.95%) Hyper-V
16 39 (16.53%) Cisco
17 38 (16.10%) MS Excel
17 38 (16.10%) Firewall
17 38 (16.10%) Exchange Server 2003
18 36 (15.25%) HP
19 35 (14.83%) XenApp
20 30 (12.71%) DHCP
21 29 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
22 27 (11.44%) SAN
22 27 (11.44%) MCSE
23 26 (11.02%) VB
23 26 (11.02%) TCP/IP
24 25 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 91 (38.56%) MS Exchange
2 80 (33.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (16.10%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.39%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.69%) IIS
9 3 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.85%) Documentum
10 2 (0.85%) Lync
10 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.42%) Confluence
11 1 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 38 (16.10%) MS Excel
2 24 (10.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.81%) assyst
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.27%) CloudFront
2 3 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.27%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.85%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (16.95%) DNS
2 38 (16.10%) Firewall
3 30 (12.71%) DHCP
4 27 (11.44%) SAN
5 26 (11.02%) TCP/IP
6 24 (10.17%) LAN
7 19 (8.05%) WAN
8 14 (5.93%) Wireless
9 12 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (3.81%) VPN
11 4 (1.69%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.69%) FTP
11 4 (1.69%) VLAN
11 4 (1.69%) NAS
11 4 (1.69%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.27%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.85%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.85%) SSL
13 2 (0.85%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (22.46%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (7.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (5.08%) Ingres
5 5 (2.12%) DTS
6 4 (1.69%) MySQL
7 3 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.85%) WebFOCUS
8 2 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.85%) Cognos Impromptu
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (2.54%) JIRA
2 4 (1.69%) NUnit
2 4 (1.69%) Subversion
2 4 (1.69%) CruiseControl
2 4 (1.69%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.69%) AdminStudio
2 4 (1.69%) MSI
2 4 (1.69%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.85%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.42%) Log4Net
General
1 13 (5.51%) Finance
2 7 (2.97%) Publishing
3 6 (2.54%) Law
4 4 (1.69%) Legal
4 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (18.22%) Analyst
2 42 (17.80%) Support Engineer
2 42 (17.80%) 3rd Line Support
3 29 (12.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (11.44%) Support Analyst
5 22 (9.32%) Developer
6 21 (8.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 17 (7.20%) Technical Support
8 15 (6.36%) Server Engineer
9 14 (5.93%) Technical Analyst
9 14 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (5.08%) VB Developer
10 12 (5.08%) Architect
11 10 (4.24%) Problem Manager
12 9 (3.81%) Administrator
13 8 (3.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 8 (3.39%) IT Support
13 8 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 7 (2.97%) Network Engineer
14 7 (2.97%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.93%) XML
2 13 (5.51%) HTML
3 12 (5.08%) CSS
4 11 (4.66%) .NET
5 8 (3.39%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.12%) WCF
6 5 (2.12%) Web Services
7 4 (1.69%) Application Packaging
7 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.69%) REST
8 2 (0.85%) Ajax
8 2 (0.85%) XHTML
9 1 (0.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.42%) LINQ
9 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.42%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.42%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.36%) Clustering
2 8 (3.39%) Thin Client
2 8 (3.39%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.39%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.12%) NHS
4 4 (1.69%) iPhone
5 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.85%) CMDB
5 2 (0.85%) Kindle
5 2 (0.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.42%) Statistics
6 1 (0.42%) Firmware
6 1 (0.42%) PKI
6 1 (0.42%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 236 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (47.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 110 (46.61%) Windows 7
4 47 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (19.07%) Windows XP
6 24 (10.17%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.39%) Linux
8 6 (2.54%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.12%) UNIX
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.85%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.42%) Android
12 1 (0.42%) VMS
12 1 (0.42%) Solaris
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (21.19%) ITIL
2 41 (17.37%) Migration
3 14 (5.93%) ITSM
4 10 (4.24%) Systems Analysis
4 10 (4.24%) Problem Management
5 9 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (3.81%) Change Control
6 8 (3.39%) Software Deployment
6 8 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (2.97%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.54%) Service Management
8 6 (2.54%) Project Management
9 5 (2.12%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.12%) CRM
9 5 (2.12%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.12%) Business Continuity
10 4 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (1.69%) Validation
10 4 (1.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.02%) VB
2 25 (10.59%) PowerShell
3 24 (10.17%) SQL
4 18 (7.63%) VBScript
5 14 (5.93%) VBA
6 12 (5.08%) VB6
6 12 (5.08%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.97%) C#
8 6 (2.54%) Java
9 3 (1.27%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.85%) ABAP
11 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (11.44%) MCSE
3 12 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.24%) MCITP
4 10 (4.24%) CCNA
5 8 (3.39%) MCSA
5 8 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.97%) MCP
6 7 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.69%) Degree
8 4 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.69%) VCP5
9 3 (1.27%) CCEA
9 3 (1.27%) CCA
10 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.42%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.12%) SLA
2 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 147 (62.29%) Active Directory
2 40 (16.95%) Hyper-V
3 35 (14.83%) XenApp
4 25 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (5.51%) vSphere
6 11 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (2.97%) XenServer
7 7 (2.97%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.54%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.27%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.27%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.42%) vCloud
11 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.42%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.42%) NFS
Systems Management
1 50 (21.19%) SCCM
2 15 (6.36%) Backup Exec
3 10 (4.24%) WSUS
4 5 (2.12%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.69%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.69%) SCOM
6 3 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.42%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 79 (33.47%) Microsoft
2 68 (28.81%) VMware
3 56 (23.73%) Citrix
4 39 (16.53%) Cisco
5 36 (15.25%) HP
6 20 (8.47%) NetApp
7 10 (4.24%) Symantec
8 8 (3.39%) Dell
8 8 (3.39%) EMC
9 7 (2.97%) Oracle
9 7 (2.97%) IBM
10 6 (2.54%) Becrypt
11 5 (2.12%) Veeam
11 5 (2.12%) McAfee
11 5 (2.12%) Intel
11 5 (2.12%) AppSense
12 4 (1.69%) CA
12 4 (1.69%) CommVault
12 4 (1.69%) Sophos
12 4 (1.69%) WatchGuard
Watford
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 10 hours ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £180 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £23 - £25 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £30.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Watford
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago