The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 50 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 11 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.35% 1.77% 7.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.03% 7.69% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 27
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £270 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £310 £288
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +5.88%
Windows Server 2008
East of 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 Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
145 143 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.40% 23.03% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 67 71
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £260 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £572 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 29
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 Essex

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Essex region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Essex region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chelmsford +15 8 £350 +16.66%
Harlow +6 2 £325 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £175 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (91.30%) Windows Server
3 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (43.48%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) Citrix
7 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
8 5 (21.74%) CISSP
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) GIS
8 5 (21.74%) Information Security
8 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
9 4 (17.39%) iSCSI
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
9 4 (17.39%) VLAN
9 4 (17.39%) Fat Client
9 4 (17.39%) Thin Client
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
10 3 (13.04%) SQL
10 3 (13.04%) NetApp
10 3 (13.04%) Dell
10 3 (13.04%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) SCCM
10 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
11 2 (8.70%) XenApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) iSCSI
2 4 (17.39%) VLAN
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) GIS
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Security Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Architect
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Fat Client
1 4 (17.39%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) iPhone
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (91.30%) Windows Server
3 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Information Security
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (4.35%) ERP
2 1 (4.35%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (4.35%) Process Management
2 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CISSP
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (8.70%) Terminal Server
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) Firmware
5 1 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Citrix
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Dell
4 3 (13.04%) NetApp
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) RedGate