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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 65 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.71% 8.06% 5.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.71% 25.58% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 14
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £185 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £483 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 2
Average hourly rate £31.64 £14.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.98% -40.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £9.00 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.53 £19.00 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -9.21%
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
191 172 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.31% 31.50% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 50 48
Average daily rate £450 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.33 £22.98 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 20 October 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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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
Colchester -10 3 £388 +3.33%
Basildon +4 1 £340 -
Brentwood -5 1 - -
Loughton - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Witham - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) MS Exchange
3 20 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (42.22%) XenApp
4 19 (42.22%) Citrix
5 18 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 13 (28.89%) NetApp
7 13 (28.89%) ITIL
7 13 (28.89%) ITSM
7 13 (28.89%) VMware
7 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (20.00%) assyst
9 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 9 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (17.78%) SAN
11 7 (15.56%) DHCP
11 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
11 7 (15.56%) DNS
11 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
11 7 (15.56%) Problem Management
12 6 (13.33%) VBA
12 6 (13.33%) VB
12 6 (13.33%) Linux
12 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
12 6 (13.33%) Law
13 5 (11.11%) Service Management
13 5 (11.11%) Publishing

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 23 (51.11%) MS Exchange
2 20 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.44%) Documentum
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.22%) CICS
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (20.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) SAN
2 7 (15.56%) DHCP
2 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
2 7 (15.56%) DNS
3 4 (8.89%) NAS
4 3 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.22%) VPN
5 1 (2.22%) LAN
5 1 (2.22%) VoIP
5 1 (2.22%) WAN
5 1 (2.22%) Firewall
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) Ingres
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.67%) DTS
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.44%) WebFOCUS
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.22%) DB2
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.22%) IDMS
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (13.33%) Law
2 5 (11.11%) Publishing
3 4 (8.89%) Finance
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Problem Manager
2 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Server Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.89%) Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Service Manager
4 4 (8.89%) VB Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Release Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Backup Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Incident Manager
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL Manager
6 2 (4.44%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) HTML
2 4 (8.89%) CSS
2 4 (8.89%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) XHTML
4 1 (2.22%) X-Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.33%) Linux
5 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 5 (11.11%) SUSE
6 5 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
1 13 (28.89%) ITSM
2 9 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (15.56%) Problem Management
4 5 (11.11%) Service Management
5 4 (8.89%) Project Management
6 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Process Management
6 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.67%) Release Management
7 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.44%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (4.44%) Change Management
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.22%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) VB
1 6 (13.33%) VBA
2 5 (11.11%) Perl
3 4 (8.89%) VB6
3 4 (8.89%) VB.NET
3 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) ABAP
5 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) MCITP
2 1 (2.22%) MCP
2 1 (2.22%) MCSE
2 1 (2.22%) CCNA
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) XenApp
2 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
4 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Citrix
2 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (28.89%) NetApp
3 13 (28.89%) VMware
4 5 (11.11%) IBM
5 4 (8.89%) HP
5 4 (8.89%) EMC
5 4 (8.89%) Symantec
6 3 (6.67%) Veeam
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco
6 3 (6.67%) Oracle
7 2 (4.44%) SAP
7 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.44%) Teradata
8 1 (2.22%) Remedy
8 1 (2.22%) McAfee
8 1 (2.22%) Sophos
8 1 (2.22%) Lotus