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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 47 60 36
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 98 83 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.55% 2.73% 4.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.84% 12.58% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 33
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£275 £233 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -20.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £157 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £416 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 24
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.95% -17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.60 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £23.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -16.66%
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
708 660 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.62% 21.71% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 288 232
Average daily rate £336 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 83 113
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +28 40 £375 +97.36% 11
Cambridgeshire 0 22 £225 -3.22% 7
Suffolk +9 12 £200 -11.11% 1
Bedfordshire +6 11 £238 +21.79% 4
Essex -5 9 £230 -42.50% 5
Norfolk -10 4 £300 +29.72% 4
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 198 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (63.13%) Active Directory
3 120 (60.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 106 (53.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (41.92%) Microsoft
6 81 (40.91%) VMware
7 66 (33.33%) Citrix
8 60 (30.30%) MS Exchange
9 45 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 44 (22.22%) Windows 7
10 44 (22.22%) ITIL
11 42 (21.21%) DNS
12 40 (20.20%) Cisco
12 40 (20.20%) HP
13 38 (19.19%) Hyper-V
14 37 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
15 36 (18.18%) MS Office
16 32 (16.16%) SQL Server
16 32 (16.16%) DHCP
17 29 (14.65%) Migration
18 27 (13.64%) SAN
18 27 (13.64%) SCCM
19 26 (13.13%) Exchange Server 2003
20 25 (12.63%) SQL
21 24 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (12.12%) XenApp
22 23 (11.62%) SLA
23 21 (10.61%) Project Management
23 21 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2007
24 20 (10.10%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 60 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 37 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (13.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (9.09%) IIS
6 13 (6.57%) Lotus Domino
6 13 (6.57%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (4.55%) IBM Notes
8 7 (3.54%) Lync
9 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.01%) Apache
11 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 36 (18.18%) MS Office
2 18 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) ResourceLink
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) TeleForm
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.06%) Office 365
2 9 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.01%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.51%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.51%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (21.21%) DNS
2 32 (16.16%) DHCP
3 27 (13.64%) SAN
4 20 (10.10%) Firewall
5 17 (8.59%) LAN
6 16 (8.08%) WAN
6 16 (8.08%) TCP/IP
7 14 (7.07%) Wireless
8 11 (5.56%) VPN
9 7 (3.54%) NAS
10 6 (3.03%) Internet
10 6 (3.03%) VoIP
11 4 (2.02%) LDAP
11 4 (2.02%) Network Security
12 3 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.52%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.52%) VLAN
12 3 (1.52%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.01%) BIG-IP
13 2 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.02%) MySQL
4 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.01%) DTS
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) MSI
1 2 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.51%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (4.04%) Finance
2 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.52%) Local Government
4 2 (1.01%) Retail
4 2 (1.01%) Games
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (20.71%) Analyst
2 27 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 26 (13.13%) Support Analyst
4 24 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (9.09%) Consultant
6 17 (8.59%) Desktop Support
7 16 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (6.57%) Administrator
9 12 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 9 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
12 8 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (3.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (3.54%) Server Engineer
14 6 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
14 6 (3.03%) Server Administrator
14 6 (3.03%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.06%) Web Services
2 8 (4.04%) .NET
3 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.52%) XML
3 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.01%) Ajax
4 2 (1.01%) WinForms
4 2 (1.01%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.01%) DHTML
4 2 (1.01%) HTML
4 2 (1.01%) SOAP
4 2 (1.01%) ADO.NET
4 2 (1.01%) jQuery
4 2 (1.01%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (1.01%) REST
5 1 (0.51%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.51%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.51%) J2EE
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
1 7 (3.54%) Clustering
2 6 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.02%) SecurID
3 4 (2.02%) CLARiiON
3 4 (2.02%) Symmetrix
3 4 (2.02%) EMC Centera
3 4 (2.02%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.02%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.02%) Celerra
3 4 (2.02%) iPhone
3 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (2.02%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (1.52%) iPad
4 3 (1.52%) Replication
5 2 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.01%) VLE
5 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 198 (100.00%) Windows
2 120 (60.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 106 (53.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 20 (10.10%) Windows XP
6 14 (7.07%) Windows 8
7 12 (6.06%) Linux
8 10 (5.05%) Android
9 8 (4.04%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.53%) Windows Vista
12 4 (2.02%) UNIX
13 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.01%) Solaris
13 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.51%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.22%) ITIL
2 29 (14.65%) Migration
3 21 (10.61%) Project Management
4 14 (7.07%) Service Delivery
4 14 (7.07%) Change Control
5 13 (6.57%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (6.06%) Change Management
7 9 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.03%) Coaching
9 5 (2.53%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.02%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.02%) Risk Management
10 4 (2.02%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.02%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.02%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (2.02%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (1.52%) Network Management
11 3 (1.52%) E-Commerce
11 3 (1.52%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.63%) SQL
2 19 (9.60%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.53%) VBScript
4 2 (1.01%) VB
4 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.01%) C#
4 2 (1.01%) Java
4 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.51%) Korn
5 1 (0.51%) Perl
5 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (8.59%) MCSE
3 14 (7.07%) CCNA
3 14 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (4.04%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.54%) MCITP
6 7 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.03%) MCP
7 6 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.53%) Degree
8 5 (2.53%) HNC
9 3 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.01%) MCSA
11 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.51%) HND
11 1 (0.51%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) GxP
2 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (63.13%) Active Directory
2 45 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (19.19%) Hyper-V
4 24 (12.12%) XenApp
5 19 (9.60%) VMware ESX
6 14 (7.07%) vSphere
7 10 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (5.05%) Terminal Services
8 9 (4.55%) XenServer
9 8 (4.04%) vCloud
9 8 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (2.02%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.52%) XenDesktop
13 2 (1.01%) NFS
14 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.51%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (13.64%) SCCM
2 12 (6.06%) SCOM
3 11 (5.56%) WSUS
4 8 (4.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (2.53%) ARCserve
6 4 (2.02%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.52%) Puppet
7 3 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.52%) OpenView
8 2 (1.01%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.01%) WMI
8 2 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.51%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.51%) Nagios
9 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 83 (41.92%) Microsoft
2 81 (40.91%) VMware
3 66 (33.33%) Citrix
4 40 (20.20%) Cisco
4 40 (20.20%) HP
5 19 (9.60%) Dell
6 14 (7.07%) NetApp
7 13 (6.57%) Symantec
8 11 (5.56%) Lotus
9 10 (5.05%) Oracle
10 8 (4.04%) Apple
11 7 (3.54%) EMC
12 6 (3.03%) McAfee
13 5 (2.53%) Sophos
13 5 (2.53%) CA
13 5 (2.53%) Red Hat
14 4 (2.02%) Adobe
14 4 (2.02%) Brocade
14 4 (2.02%) 3PAR
14 4 (2.02%) Veeam
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