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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 30 38 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 166 109 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.42% 4.58% 6.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.62% 17.96% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 39 86
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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 £135 £165 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £375 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 18
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.84 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £37.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +3.75%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
805 607 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.31% 25.53% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 227 353
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £159 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 119 141
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.47 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% -14.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £38.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Cambridgeshire +4 48 £200 -10.11% 9
Essex +2 37 £400 +110.52% 5
Hertfordshire +6 27 £219 +6.70% 15
Norfolk +2 22 £188 -34.78%
Suffolk -3 17 £190 +43.39%
Bedfordshire -18 17 £425 +25.92% 9
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 250 (100.00%) Windows
2 144 (57.60%) Active Directory
3 121 (48.40%) Windows 7
4 109 (43.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 93 (37.20%) MS Exchange
6 85 (34.00%) Microsoft
7 82 (32.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 61 (24.40%) VMware
9 60 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 55 (22.00%) Citrix
11 48 (19.20%) SCCM
12 47 (18.80%) SQL Server
13 45 (18.00%) ITIL
14 44 (17.60%) DNS
14 44 (17.60%) TCP/IP
15 43 (17.20%) Windows XP
16 41 (16.40%) MS Excel
17 39 (15.60%) Firewall
18 37 (14.80%) Exchange Server 2003
19 36 (14.40%) Cisco
20 35 (14.00%) PowerShell
21 33 (13.20%) DHCP
21 33 (13.20%) MS Office
21 33 (13.20%) Windows 8
22 32 (12.80%) Migration
23 31 (12.40%) VB
23 31 (12.40%) SAN
23 31 (12.40%) Hyper-V
23 31 (12.40%) XenApp
24 29 (11.60%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 93 (37.20%) MS Exchange
2 82 (32.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (14.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 28 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (4.00%) IIS
7 9 (3.60%) SharePoint
8 8 (3.20%) Lync
9 7 (2.80%) Confluence
10 4 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.80%) CMS
12 2 (0.80%) Documentum
12 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 41 (16.40%) MS Excel
2 33 (13.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.60%) assyst
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.20%) CloudFront
3 3 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (17.60%) DNS
1 44 (17.60%) TCP/IP
2 39 (15.60%) Firewall
3 33 (13.20%) DHCP
4 31 (12.40%) SAN
5 28 (11.20%) LAN
6 24 (9.60%) WAN
7 11 (4.40%) VoIP
7 11 (4.40%) Wireless
8 10 (4.00%) VLAN
9 8 (3.20%) VPN
9 8 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.60%) FTP
10 4 (1.60%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.20%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.20%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.80%) SSL
12 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.80%) ISDN
12 2 (0.80%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (7.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (4.80%) Ingres
5 5 (2.00%) MySQL
5 5 (2.00%) DTS
6 3 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.80%) WebFOCUS
7 2 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.80%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (4.80%) JIRA
2 7 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.00%) MSBuild
3 5 (2.00%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.00%) NUnit
3 5 (2.00%) Subversion
3 5 (2.00%) CruiseControl
4 4 (1.60%) AdminStudio
4 4 (1.60%) MSI
4 4 (1.60%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.20%) FinalBuilder
5 3 (1.20%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.20%) Log4Net
6 2 (0.80%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (8.80%) Finance
2 11 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.80%) Publishing
4 6 (2.40%) Law
5 5 (2.00%) Legal
6 3 (1.20%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (19.60%) Support Engineer
2 45 (18.00%) Analyst
3 44 (17.60%) 3rd Line Support
4 34 (13.60%) Support Analyst
5 32 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (9.60%) Developer
7 21 (8.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 20 (8.00%) Technical Support
9 19 (7.60%) Server Engineer
10 18 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (4.80%) IT Support
11 12 (4.80%) VB Developer
11 12 (4.80%) Architect
12 10 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (4.00%) Problem Manager
12 10 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 9 (3.60%) Technical Support Engineer
13 9 (3.60%) Technical Engineer
13 9 (3.60%) Network Engineer
14 8 (3.20%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.20%) .NET
2 15 (6.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (5.60%) XML
4 13 (5.20%) HTML
5 12 (4.80%) CSS
6 9 (3.60%) Web Services
7 6 (2.40%) WCF
8 5 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (2.00%) REST
9 4 (1.60%) Application Packaging
10 3 (1.20%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.20%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.80%) Ajax
11 2 (0.80%) XHTML
12 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
12 1 (0.40%) LINQ
12 1 (0.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.60%) Clustering
2 8 (3.20%) Kindle
3 6 (2.40%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.00%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.00%) NHS
4 5 (2.00%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.60%) CMDB
6 3 (1.20%) iPhone
7 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.80%) iPad
7 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) PKI
8 1 (0.40%) Statistics
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 250 (100.00%) Windows
2 121 (48.40%) Windows 7
3 109 (43.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (17.20%) Windows XP
6 33 (13.20%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.40%) Linux
7 6 (2.40%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.20%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.80%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.80%) UNIX
9 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.00%) ITIL
2 32 (12.80%) Migration
3 13 (5.20%) ITSM
4 10 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
4 10 (4.00%) Change Control
5 9 (3.60%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (3.20%) Configuration Management
6 8 (3.20%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (3.20%) Problem Management
7 7 (2.80%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (2.40%) Service Delivery
8 6 (2.40%) CRM
9 5 (2.00%) Software Deployment
9 5 (2.00%) MVC
9 5 (2.00%) Service Management
9 5 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (1.60%) Validation
10 4 (1.60%) E-Commerce
10 4 (1.60%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.00%) PowerShell
2 31 (12.40%) VB
3 23 (9.20%) SQL
4 18 (7.20%) VBScript
5 14 (5.60%) VBA
6 13 (5.20%) C#
7 12 (4.80%) VB6
7 12 (4.80%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.80%) Java
9 4 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.80%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 23 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.80%) MCSE
3 8 (3.20%) MCP
3 8 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.20%) MCITP
4 7 (2.80%) MCSA
4 7 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (2.40%) CCNA
5 6 (2.40%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.00%) VCP5
7 4 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.60%) Degree
8 3 (1.20%) CCEA
8 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.20%) CCA
9 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.40%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.20%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 144 (57.60%) Active Directory
2 31 (12.40%) Hyper-V
2 31 (12.40%) XenApp
3 20 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.20%) XenServer
5 12 (4.80%) vSphere
6 9 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.00%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.60%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.60%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.20%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.40%) vCloud
11 1 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 48 (19.20%) SCCM
2 13 (5.20%) Backup Exec
3 8 (3.20%) WSUS
4 7 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.40%) ARCserve
6 5 (2.00%) SCOM
7 4 (1.60%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.80%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.80%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.80%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.40%) Puppet
10 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 85 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 61 (24.40%) VMware
3 55 (22.00%) Citrix
4 36 (14.40%) Cisco
5 29 (11.60%) HP
6 17 (6.80%) NetApp
7 10 (4.00%) WatchGuard
8 8 (3.20%) Symantec
9 7 (2.80%) EMC
10 6 (2.40%) Oracle
10 6 (2.40%) Intel
10 6 (2.40%) Dell
10 6 (2.40%) Avaya
10 6 (2.40%) Becrypt
11 5 (2.00%) Polycom
11 5 (2.00%) Veeam
11 5 (2.00%) CA
11 5 (2.00%) AppSense
12 4 (1.60%) Sophos
13 3 (1.20%) 3PAR
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