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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 45 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 95 114 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.71% 5.00% 4.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.59% 17.76% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 61 42
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£275 £275 £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £365 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £23.35 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +21.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £11.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.95 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
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
651 642 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.45% 28.15% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 302 259
Average daily rate £300 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 113 107
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £38.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -5 38 £450 +40.62% 14
Norfolk +14 15 £181 - 1
Bedfordshire -6 15 £275 +48.64% 3
Cambridgeshire -30 13 £325 +35.13% 7
Essex +6 10 £350 +21.73% 14
Suffolk -8 4 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 202 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (56.44%) Active Directory
3 97 (48.02%) Microsoft
4 92 (45.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 80 (39.60%) VMware
6 75 (37.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (32.67%) Citrix
8 60 (29.70%) MS Exchange
9 49 (24.26%) DNS
10 42 (20.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (19.80%) DHCP
12 39 (19.31%) MS Office
13 38 (18.81%) Windows 7
14 36 (17.82%) Exchange Server 2010
14 36 (17.82%) ITIL
15 34 (16.83%) Cisco
15 34 (16.83%) HP
16 31 (15.35%) SCCM
17 30 (14.85%) MS Excel
18 29 (14.36%) Firewall
19 28 (13.86%) Migration
19 28 (13.86%) PowerShell
20 27 (13.37%) Hyper-V
20 27 (13.37%) SQL
21 25 (12.38%) Exchange Server 2007
22 23 (11.39%) Linux
22 23 (11.39%) TCP/IP
22 23 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
23 22 (10.89%) SAN
24 21 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (29.70%) MS Exchange
2 36 (17.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (12.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (7.92%) IIS
6 14 (6.93%) SharePoint
7 12 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (5.94%) IBM Notes
8 10 (4.95%) Lotus Domino
9 7 (3.47%) Lync
9 7 (3.47%) Confluence
10 5 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.50%) CMS
13 1 (0.50%) CICS
13 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (19.31%) MS Office
2 30 (14.85%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.50%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.96%) Office 365
3 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (24.26%) DNS
2 40 (19.80%) DHCP
3 29 (14.36%) Firewall
4 23 (11.39%) TCP/IP
5 22 (10.89%) SAN
6 20 (9.90%) VPN
7 18 (8.91%) LAN
8 17 (8.42%) WAN
9 13 (6.44%) VoIP
10 10 (4.95%) VLAN
11 8 (3.96%) Wireless
12 5 (2.48%) LDAP
12 5 (2.48%) Ethernet
12 5 (2.48%) ISDN
12 5 (2.48%) MPLS
12 5 (2.48%) NetScaler
13 4 (1.98%) NAS
13 4 (1.98%) SSL
14 3 (1.49%) BIG-IP
14 3 (1.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.99%) DTS
7 1 (0.50%) Ingres
7 1 (0.50%) DB2
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.50%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 9 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.47%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.98%) JIRA
3 4 (1.98%) FinalBuilder
4 3 (1.49%) Log4Net
5 2 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.50%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 15 (7.43%) Telecoms
2 12 (5.94%) Finance
3 4 (1.98%) Legal
4 3 (1.49%) Games
5 2 (0.99%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.50%) Military
6 1 (0.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (24.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (17.33%) Analyst
3 30 (14.85%) Support Analyst
4 17 (8.42%) Support Engineer
5 16 (7.92%) Consultant
6 13 (6.44%) IT Support
7 12 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.45%) Desktop Support
9 10 (4.95%) Administrator
10 8 (3.96%) Server Engineer
11 7 (3.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 7 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.47%) IT Support Analyst
11 7 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.47%) Desktop Analyst
12 6 (2.97%) Configuration Engineer
12 6 (2.97%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 6 (2.97%) Senior Support Analyst
12 6 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.92%) .NET
2 9 (4.46%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.47%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.97%) Web Services
4 6 (2.97%) MSMQ
5 3 (1.49%) SOAP
5 3 (1.49%) XML
5 3 (1.49%) REST
6 2 (0.99%) jQuery
6 2 (0.99%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (0.99%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.99%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.99%) DHTML
6 2 (0.99%) HTML
6 2 (0.99%) WinForms
6 2 (0.99%) Ajax
7 1 (0.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.94%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.95%) Clustering
3 8 (3.96%) Kindle
3 8 (3.96%) Replication
4 5 (2.48%) SecurID
4 5 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.98%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.98%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.98%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.98%) PKI
6 3 (1.49%) Online Games
6 3 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.99%) iPad
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 202 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (45.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 75 (37.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (18.81%) Windows 7
5 23 (11.39%) Linux
6 14 (6.93%) Windows XP
7 12 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.94%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.47%) Windows 2000
9 5 (2.48%) SUSE
9 5 (2.48%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.98%) UNIX
11 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.49%) Android
12 2 (0.99%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.50%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.82%) ITIL
2 28 (13.86%) Migration
3 14 (6.93%) Configuration Management
4 11 (5.45%) Project Management
5 9 (4.46%) E-Commerce
6 6 (2.97%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.48%) Service Delivery
7 5 (2.48%) Change Management
7 5 (2.48%) MVC
7 5 (2.48%) Network Design
7 5 (2.48%) Load Balancing
8 4 (1.98%) Data Management
8 4 (1.98%) Service Management
9 3 (1.49%) Zachman Framework
9 3 (1.49%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (1.49%) UML
9 3 (1.49%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.86%) PowerShell
2 27 (13.37%) SQL
3 12 (5.94%) C#
4 9 (4.46%) VB
5 7 (3.47%) VBScript
6 6 (2.97%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.97%) Perl
7 4 (1.98%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.50%) VB6
9 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.91%) MCSE
3 12 (5.94%) MCITP
4 11 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (3.47%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.97%) MCP
8 5 (2.48%) Degree
9 4 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.98%) CCNA
10 2 (0.99%) MCSA
10 2 (0.99%) MCDST
11 1 (0.50%) MCTS
11 1 (0.50%) MCSD
11 1 (0.50%) HNC
11 1 (0.50%) CCIE
11 1 (0.50%) CCNP
11 1 (0.50%) CCIP
11 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.90%) SLA
2 8 (3.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 114 (56.44%) Active Directory
2 42 (20.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (13.37%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.42%) vSphere
5 14 (6.93%) XenServer
6 12 (5.94%) Terminal Services
7 11 (5.45%) VMware ESX
7 11 (5.45%) vCloud
7 11 (5.45%) XenApp
8 9 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.98%) NFS
11 2 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.50%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 31 (15.35%) SCCM
2 18 (8.91%) SCOM
3 13 (6.44%) WSUS
4 9 (4.46%) Puppet
5 7 (3.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.97%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (2.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (2.97%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.48%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.49%) OpenView
8 3 (1.49%) Nagios
9 2 (0.99%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.99%) WMI
10 1 (0.50%) MOM
10 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 97 (48.02%) Microsoft
2 80 (39.60%) VMware
3 66 (32.67%) Citrix
4 34 (16.83%) Cisco
4 34 (16.83%) HP
5 15 (7.43%) Lotus
6 14 (6.93%) Symantec
7 13 (6.44%) Dell
8 12 (5.94%) WatchGuard
9 9 (4.46%) McAfee
9 9 (4.46%) IBM
10 8 (3.96%) NetApp
11 7 (3.47%) Sophos
12 6 (2.97%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.97%) Avaya
13 5 (2.48%) Veritas
14 4 (1.98%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.98%) Veeam
14 4 (1.98%) Imperva
14 4 (1.98%) Acronis
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