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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / East of England
Rank 76 55 43
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 44 68 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.07% 2.92% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.92% 13.23% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 40
Median daily rate £310 £280 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £417 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 23
Median hourly rate £12.88 £50.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.25% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £22.15 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £69.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +12.67%

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
493 514 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.22% 22.06% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 268 294
Median daily rate £325 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 104 123
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +10 18 £600 +135.29% 2
Essex -2 9 £300 +7.14% 1
Bedfordshire -3 6 £350 -6.66% 4
Hertfordshire -9 6 £225 -43.75% 7
Norfolk +8 3 £215 -37.68% 1
Suffolk -13 2 - - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (65.06%) Windows Server
3 49 (59.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (56.63%) Active Directory
5 42 (50.60%) Microsoft
6 37 (44.58%) VMware
7 34 (40.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (27.71%) Citrix
8 23 (27.71%) Windows 7
9 21 (25.30%) MS Excel
10 20 (24.10%) MS Exchange
10 20 (24.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (24.10%) Hyper-V
11 18 (21.69%) DNS
12 17 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (19.28%) DHCP
13 16 (19.28%) Linux
13 16 (19.28%) MCSE
13 16 (19.28%) Firewall
14 15 (18.07%) ITIL
14 15 (18.07%) XenApp
15 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
16 13 (15.66%) Finance
16 13 (15.66%) SQL
16 13 (15.66%) Office 365
17 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
17 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
18 11 (13.25%) SCCM
18 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (24.10%) MS Exchange
2 17 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.64%) Skype for Business
4 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.82%) IBM Notes
5 4 (4.82%) IIS
5 4 (4.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.20%) Apache
7 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.20%) OpenEdge
7 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (25.30%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.05%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.20%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.66%) Office 365
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.82%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.61%) SaaS
5 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.20%) IaaS
6 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.69%) DNS
2 16 (19.28%) DHCP
2 16 (19.28%) Firewall
3 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.64%) LAN
5 6 (7.23%) SAN
5 6 (7.23%) VLAN
5 6 (7.23%) VPN
5 6 (7.23%) WAN
6 5 (6.02%) Wireless
7 4 (4.82%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.61%) Internet
8 3 (3.61%) VoIP
9 2 (2.41%) ADSL
9 2 (2.41%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.41%) HTTPS
9 2 (2.41%) NAS
9 2 (2.41%) SMTP
9 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.61%) MySQL
7 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.41%) GIS
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.20%) OLTP
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Analyst
1 13 (15.66%) Support Engineer
2 12 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Consultant
3 9 (10.84%) Support Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (9.64%) IT Support
5 7 (8.43%) Administrator
6 6 (7.23%) Architect
6 6 (7.23%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Azure Consultant
7 5 (6.02%) DBA
7 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.02%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Office 365 Consultant
7 5 (6.02%) System Design Authority
8 4 (4.82%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.82%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) Middleware
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.20%) PostGIS
2 1 (1.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.82%) Clustering
3 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.61%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.61%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.41%) Life Science
5 2 (2.41%) NHS
5 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) iPhone
6 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.20%) LPAR
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.20%) PKI
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (65.06%) Windows Server
3 49 (59.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (40.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (27.71%) Windows 7
6 16 (19.28%) Linux
7 7 (8.43%) Windows XP
8 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.02%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.82%) Windows 10
11 3 (3.61%) Ubuntu
11 3 (3.61%) Unix
12 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.20%) AIX
13 1 (1.20%) Android
13 1 (1.20%) CentOS
13 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) ITIL
2 10 (12.05%) Migration
3 8 (9.64%) PRINCE2
4 7 (8.43%) PRINCE
4 7 (8.43%) Risk Management
5 6 (7.23%) Data Migration
5 6 (7.23%) Project Management
6 5 (6.02%) Change Management
6 5 (6.02%) Requirements Management
6 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.02%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (4.82%) Data Protection
7 4 (4.82%) High Availability
7 4 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.61%) Information Management
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.61%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.41%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
2 13 (15.66%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) C
3 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.41%) Java
4 2 (2.41%) VBScript
5 1 (1.20%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (19.28%) MCSE
3 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.64%) MCITP
5 7 (8.43%) DV Cleared
6 6 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (7.23%) Degree
6 6 (7.23%) MCSA
7 5 (6.02%) CCNA
7 5 (6.02%) MCP
8 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.61%) CCNP
10 2 (2.41%) CISSP
10 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.41%) MOS
11 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.20%) CCIP
11 1 (1.20%) CCSP
11 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) JSP 440
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (56.63%) Active Directory
2 20 (24.10%) Hyper-V
2 20 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.07%) XenApp
4 5 (6.02%) vSphere
5 4 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.82%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.61%) Terminal Server
6 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.41%) XenServer
8 1 (1.20%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (13.25%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.61%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.41%) WSUS
4 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.20%) NetApp OnCommand
4 1 (1.20%) OpenView
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.20%) vMotion
Vendors
1 42 (50.60%) Microsoft
2 37 (44.58%) VMware
3 23 (27.71%) Citrix
4 8 (9.64%) Cisco
5 7 (8.43%) Dell
5 7 (8.43%) HP
5 7 (8.43%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.02%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.02%) IBM
6 5 (6.02%) Oracle
7 4 (4.82%) Apple
7 4 (4.82%) Lotus
8 2 (2.41%) Acronis
8 2 (2.41%) Symantec
9 1 (1.20%) Avaya
9 1 (1.20%) BMC
9 1 (1.20%) Juniper
9 1 (1.20%) NetApp
9 1 (1.20%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.20%) Siemens