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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 39 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 148 108 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.72% 4.54% 6.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.88% 18.00% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 39 91
Average daily rate
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£250 £270 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £179 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.83% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.13 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.99% +2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.15 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
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
784 600 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.99% 25.23% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 235 364
Average daily rate £340 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 141
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 54 £200 -13.97% 7
Hertfordshire -3 28 £270 +20.00% 13
Essex -10 24 £340 +20.88% 1
Bedfordshire -18 18 £431 +31.67% 4
Norfolk -17 13 £240 - 1
Suffolk -1 11 £200 -23.80%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 146 (55.94%) Active Directory
3 114 (43.68%) Windows 7
4 107 (41.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 100 (38.31%) MS Exchange
6 84 (32.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 82 (31.42%) Microsoft
8 72 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (26.05%) VMware
10 61 (23.37%) Citrix
11 51 (19.54%) DNS
12 50 (19.16%) TCP/IP
13 45 (17.24%) SQL Server
13 45 (17.24%) SCCM
14 44 (16.86%) Firewall
15 43 (16.48%) ITIL
15 43 (16.48%) Cisco
16 40 (15.33%) PowerShell
17 39 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2003
17 39 (14.94%) DHCP
18 38 (14.56%) Windows XP
19 37 (14.18%) SAN
20 36 (13.79%) MS Excel
20 36 (13.79%) MS Office
21 31 (11.88%) HP
22 30 (11.49%) VB
22 30 (11.49%) LAN
22 30 (11.49%) Migration
22 30 (11.49%) Windows 8
23 29 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 100 (38.31%) MS Exchange
2 84 (32.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 29 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (7.28%) IIS
7 13 (4.98%) Confluence
8 10 (3.83%) SharePoint
9 8 (3.07%) Lync
10 5 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.15%) CMS
13 2 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.77%) Documentum
14 1 (0.38%) CICS
14 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (13.79%) MS Office
1 36 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.15%) CloudFront
3 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.15%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.54%) DNS
2 50 (19.16%) TCP/IP
3 44 (16.86%) Firewall
4 39 (14.94%) DHCP
5 37 (14.18%) SAN
6 30 (11.49%) LAN
7 26 (9.96%) WAN
8 16 (6.13%) VoIP
8 16 (6.13%) VLAN
9 13 (4.98%) VPN
10 11 (4.21%) Wireless
11 8 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.92%) MPLS
12 5 (1.92%) SSL
12 5 (1.92%) ISDN
12 5 (1.92%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.53%) FTP
13 4 (1.53%) NAS
13 4 (1.53%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.53%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.68%) Ingres
5 5 (1.92%) MySQL
6 4 (1.53%) DTS
6 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.77%) WebFOCUS
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.77%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (6.13%) JIRA
2 13 (4.98%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.83%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.68%) FinalBuilder
5 6 (2.30%) Log4Net
6 5 (1.92%) NUnit
6 5 (1.92%) CruiseControl
6 5 (1.92%) Subversion
6 5 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.92%) MSBuild
7 4 (1.53%) AdminStudio
7 4 (1.53%) MSI
8 3 (1.15%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.77%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 23 (8.81%) Finance
2 14 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.68%) Legal
3 7 (2.68%) Publishing
4 6 (2.30%) Law
5 3 (1.15%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (19.92%) Support Engineer
2 45 (17.24%) Analyst
3 42 (16.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 38 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (13.79%) Support Analyst
6 20 (7.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 19 (7.28%) Technical Support
8 18 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.90%) Developer
9 17 (6.51%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.98%) IT Support
11 11 (4.21%) Configuration Engineer
12 10 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 10 (3.83%) Problem Manager
12 10 (3.83%) Technical Engineer
12 10 (3.83%) Architect
12 10 (3.83%) Network Engineer
13 9 (3.45%) Technical Support Engineer
13 9 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
14 8 (3.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.96%) .NET
2 21 (8.05%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.83%) Web Services
4 8 (3.07%) XML
5 7 (2.68%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.68%) HTML
6 6 (2.30%) WCF
6 6 (2.30%) CSS
6 6 (2.30%) MSMQ
7 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.92%) REST
8 3 (1.15%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.38%) XHTML
9 1 (0.38%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.38%) Ajax
9 1 (0.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.38%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.60%) Kindle
2 8 (3.07%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.07%) Clustering
3 6 (2.30%) Fat Client
3 6 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (2.30%) Thin Client
4 5 (1.92%) NHS
4 5 (1.92%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.53%) CMDB
6 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.77%) PKI
7 2 (0.77%) iPhone
7 2 (0.77%) iPad
7 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.38%) Statistics
8 1 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.38%) Replication
8 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 261 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (43.68%) Windows 7
3 107 (41.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (14.56%) Windows XP
6 30 (11.49%) Windows 8
7 10 (3.83%) Linux
8 7 (2.68%) Windows Vista
9 6 (2.30%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.15%) SUSE
10 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.77%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.38%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.38%) UNIX
12 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.48%) ITIL
2 30 (11.49%) Migration
3 15 (5.75%) Configuration Management
4 14 (5.36%) ITSM
5 11 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (3.83%) Change Control
7 9 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 9 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (3.07%) E-Commerce
9 7 (2.68%) MVC
9 7 (2.68%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.30%) Project Management
10 6 (2.30%) Service Management
11 5 (1.92%) PRINCE2
11 5 (1.92%) CRM
11 5 (1.92%) Service Delivery
11 5 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (1.92%) Systems Analysis
12 4 (1.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.33%) PowerShell
2 30 (11.49%) VB
3 21 (8.05%) C#
4 20 (7.66%) SQL
5 13 (4.98%) VBScript
6 8 (3.07%) VBA
7 7 (2.68%) Java
8 6 (2.30%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.30%) VB6
9 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.92%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.53%) Perl
11 2 (0.77%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 20 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (7.28%) MCSE
3 8 (3.07%) MCP
3 8 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.30%) MCITP
5 6 (2.30%) CCNA
5 6 (2.30%) MCSA
6 5 (1.92%) VCP5
7 4 (1.53%) Degree
7 4 (1.53%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CCEA
9 1 (0.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.38%) MCDST
9 1 (0.38%) MCTS
9 1 (0.38%) CCIE
9 1 (0.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.60%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (55.94%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.96%) Hyper-V
3 25 (9.58%) XenApp
4 23 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (6.51%) XenServer
6 16 (6.13%) vSphere
7 8 (3.07%) Terminal Services
8 7 (2.68%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.15%) vCloud
10 2 (0.77%) NFS
10 2 (0.77%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.38%) VMFS
11 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 45 (17.24%) SCCM
2 17 (6.51%) Backup Exec
3 13 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.21%) WSUS
5 8 (3.07%) SCOM
6 6 (2.30%) ARCserve
6 6 (2.30%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.92%) Puppet
8 4 (1.53%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.15%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.38%) MOM
11 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 82 (31.42%) Microsoft
2 68 (26.05%) VMware
3 61 (23.37%) Citrix
4 43 (16.48%) Cisco
5 31 (11.88%) HP
6 18 (6.90%) NetApp
7 17 (6.51%) WatchGuard
8 10 (3.83%) Symantec
9 7 (2.68%) Intel
10 6 (2.30%) IBM
10 6 (2.30%) Oracle
10 6 (2.30%) Avaya
10 6 (2.30%) EMC
10 6 (2.30%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.92%) Veeam
11 5 (1.92%) Imperva
11 5 (1.92%) Sophos
11 5 (1.92%) Polycom
12 4 (1.53%) AppSense
12 4 (1.53%) Mitel
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