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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 48 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 112 164 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.60% 5.41% 4.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.18% 20.55% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 98 41
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£200 £225 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 31
Average hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.58 £29.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
790 798 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.38% 26.30% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 411 234
Average daily rate £335 £295 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 124 117
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -6 37 £425 +123.68% 11
Norfolk +6 30 £175 -12.50% 1
Bedfordshire 0 15 £160 -54.28% 5
Cambridgeshire -35 15 £288 +43.75% 8
Essex -28 12 £375 -6.25% 4
Suffolk -3 3 £500 +156.41%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 211 (100.00%) Windows
2 139 (65.88%) Active Directory
3 131 (62.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 130 (61.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 120 (56.87%) VMware
6 107 (50.71%) Citrix
7 86 (40.76%) Microsoft
8 67 (31.75%) HP
8 67 (31.75%) Windows 7
9 63 (29.86%) MS Exchange
10 60 (28.44%) DNS
10 60 (28.44%) SAN
11 55 (26.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 52 (24.64%) ITIL
13 47 (22.27%) Cisco
13 47 (22.27%) DHCP
14 46 (21.80%) Symantec
15 44 (20.85%) SQL
16 43 (20.38%) SQL Server
17 42 (19.91%) Hyper-V
17 42 (19.91%) Exchange Server 2010
18 38 (18.01%) SCCM
18 38 (18.01%) SharePoint
19 35 (16.59%) XenApp
20 32 (15.17%) Data Centre
20 32 (15.17%) SLA
21 30 (14.22%) Firewall
22 28 (13.27%) Backup Exec
22 28 (13.27%) TCP/IP
22 28 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 63 (29.86%) MS Exchange
2 42 (19.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (18.01%) SharePoint
4 28 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (11.85%) IIS
6 20 (9.48%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (3.79%) Lotus Domino
8 8 (3.79%) Lync
9 7 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (3.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.42%) Apache
10 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.47%) JBoss
12 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (12.80%) MS Office
2 16 (7.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (10.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (5.21%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.95%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.47%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.74%) Office 365
2 6 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) PaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 60 (28.44%) DNS
1 60 (28.44%) SAN
2 47 (22.27%) DHCP
3 30 (14.22%) Firewall
4 28 (13.27%) TCP/IP
5 21 (9.95%) WAN
5 21 (9.95%) LAN
6 12 (5.69%) Wireless
7 11 (5.21%) VLAN
8 10 (4.74%) VPN
9 8 (3.79%) NAS
10 6 (2.84%) Network Security
11 5 (2.37%) Internet
11 5 (2.37%) IPv4
12 4 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.42%) VoIP
13 3 (1.42%) HTTPS
13 3 (1.42%) LDAP
13 3 (1.42%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.95%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.38%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.90%) MySQL
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.47%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.42%) MSI
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.47%) Subversion
3 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (6.16%) Finance
2 5 (2.37%) Local Government
3 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (17.06%) Analyst
2 31 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (13.27%) Support Engineer
4 18 (8.53%) Operations Engineer
5 17 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (8.06%) Desktop Support
6 15 (7.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 15 (7.11%) Support Analyst
7 12 (5.69%) Administrator
7 12 (5.69%) Consultant
8 9 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.27%) Server Engineer
9 8 (3.79%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 8 (3.79%) Technical Support
10 7 (3.32%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (3.32%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.27%) .NET
1 9 (4.27%) Web Services
2 2 (0.95%) Middleware
3 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.47%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.47%) REST
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.47%) J2EE
3 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.17%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.69%) HP Storage
3 10 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.74%) Clustering
4 8 (3.79%) HP StoreVirtual
5 7 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.84%) Replication
6 6 (2.84%) iPhone
7 5 (2.37%) CLARiiON
7 5 (2.37%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.37%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.37%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.90%) Celerra
8 4 (1.90%) CMDB
8 4 (1.90%) PKI
8 4 (1.90%) Symmetrix
8 4 (1.90%) EMC Centera
8 4 (1.90%) Symmetrix DMX
8 4 (1.90%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 211 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (62.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 130 (61.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (31.75%) Windows 7
5 27 (12.80%) Windows XP
6 16 (7.58%) Windows 8
6 16 (7.58%) Android
7 15 (7.11%) Linux
8 12 (5.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.95%) Solaris
10 2 (0.95%) UNIX
11 1 (0.47%) Debian
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.64%) ITIL
2 24 (11.37%) CRM
3 21 (9.95%) Project Management
3 21 (9.95%) Migration
4 20 (9.48%) Change Control
5 16 (7.58%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (7.11%) Change Management
7 12 (5.69%) Server Building
8 11 (5.21%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.74%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.27%) Network Management
11 7 (3.32%) Asset Management
11 7 (3.32%) Configuration Management
12 6 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (2.37%) Process Management
13 5 (2.37%) ITIL V3
13 5 (2.37%) Build Automation
13 5 (2.37%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (1.90%) Performance Monitoring
14 4 (1.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.85%) SQL
2 25 (11.85%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.37%) Java
4 4 (1.90%) C#
5 2 (0.95%) Perl
5 2 (0.95%) VB
5 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.47%) VBScript
6 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.47%) Python
6 1 (0.47%) Korn
6 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (9.48%) CCNA
1 20 (9.48%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (6.64%) Security Cleared
4 13 (6.16%) MCSE
5 11 (5.21%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.79%) Degree
7 7 (3.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.32%) MCITP
8 5 (2.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.37%) MCSA
9 4 (1.90%) HNC
9 4 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.42%) MCP
10 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.47%) VCAP
11 1 (0.47%) MOS
11 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (15.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.47%) GxP
System Software
1 139 (65.88%) Active Directory
2 55 (26.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (19.91%) Hyper-V
4 35 (16.59%) XenApp
5 22 (10.43%) Xen
6 21 (9.95%) Terminal Services
7 18 (8.53%) VMware ESX
8 16 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (7.11%) vSphere
10 11 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (3.32%) Terminal Server
12 5 (2.37%) XenServer
12 5 (2.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.42%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.42%) vCloud
14 2 (0.95%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.47%) Samba
15 1 (0.47%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (18.01%) SCCM
2 28 (13.27%) Backup Exec
3 20 (9.48%) SCOM
4 16 (7.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (4.74%) ARCserve
6 7 (3.32%) Puppet
7 4 (1.90%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.42%) WSUS
9 2 (0.95%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.47%) DatAdvantage
10 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 120 (56.87%) VMware
2 107 (50.71%) Citrix
3 86 (40.76%) Microsoft
4 67 (31.75%) HP
5 47 (22.27%) Cisco
6 46 (21.80%) Symantec
7 23 (10.90%) SAP
8 21 (9.95%) Hitachi
9 19 (9.00%) Dell
10 17 (8.06%) NetApp
11 15 (7.11%) Oracle
12 11 (5.21%) EMC
12 11 (5.21%) Apple
13 8 (3.79%) CA
13 8 (3.79%) ServiceNow
14 7 (3.32%) 3PAR
15 5 (2.37%) Veeam
15 5 (2.37%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.37%) Sophos
16 4 (1.90%) Wyse
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