The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Essex region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 37 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.69% 6.51% 10.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.18% 25.42% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £190 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £156 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £347 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £10.40 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £37.40 £23.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +3.75%
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
153 118 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 31.81% 25.60% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 38 86
Average daily rate £350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £147 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.11 £35.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +13 16 £244 - 1
Chelmsford +1 1 £180 +18.03%
Basildon - - - - 2
Brentwood - - - -
Epping - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
3 26 (47.27%) Windows 7
4 24 (43.64%) MS Exchange
5 21 (38.18%) Citrix
5 21 (38.18%) XenApp
5 21 (38.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (32.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (29.09%) Windows XP
8 15 (27.27%) ITIL
9 14 (25.45%) MS Excel
9 14 (25.45%) VB
9 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
9 14 (25.45%) VBA
10 13 (23.64%) NetApp
10 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
10 13 (23.64%) ITSM
11 12 (21.82%) VB6
11 12 (21.82%) CSS
11 12 (21.82%) XML
11 12 (21.82%) HTML
11 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
11 12 (21.82%) Ingres
11 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (20.00%) VMware
13 10 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
13 10 (18.18%) DHCP
13 10 (18.18%) DNS
14 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 24 (43.64%) MS Exchange
2 21 (38.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (32.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.64%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.64%) Documentum
6 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (25.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (16.36%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) DHCP
1 10 (18.18%) DNS
2 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.91%) SAN
4 3 (5.45%) VPN
4 3 (5.45%) iSCSI
4 3 (5.45%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.64%) Firewall
6 1 (1.82%) LAN
6 1 (1.82%) VoIP
6 1 (1.82%) WAN
6 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.82%) Ingres
2 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (9.09%) DTS
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.64%) WebFOCUS
General
1 6 (10.91%) Law
2 5 (9.09%) Publishing
3 4 (7.27%) Finance
4 2 (3.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) VB Developer
3 10 (18.18%) Problem Manager
4 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (9.09%) Server Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) VB6 Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Service Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Release Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) IT Support
9 2 (3.64%) Citrix Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Citrix Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) CSS
1 12 (21.82%) XML
1 12 (21.82%) HTML
2 4 (7.27%) .NET
3 2 (3.64%) Ajax
3 2 (3.64%) XHTML
3 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.82%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
1 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.82%) NHS
2 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (47.27%) Windows 7
3 16 (29.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (29.09%) Windows XP
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) ITSM
3 10 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
4 9 (16.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
6 5 (9.09%) Service Management
7 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.45%) Project Management
8 3 (5.45%) Process Management
8 3 (5.45%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.45%) Release Management
9 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.64%) Change Management
9 2 (3.64%) Migration
9 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.82%) CRM
10 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.82%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) VB
1 14 (25.45%) VBA
2 12 (21.82%) VB6
2 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.45%) VB.NET
4 3 (5.45%) VBScript
5 2 (3.64%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) ABAP
5 2 (3.64%) SQL
5 2 (3.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (9.09%) MCSE
2 4 (7.27%) MCITP
3 3 (5.45%) CCNA
3 3 (5.45%) CCA
3 3 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.45%) CCEA
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.45%) MCP
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) MCSA
5 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (38.18%) XenApp
2 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (12.73%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.64%) XenServer
4 2 (3.64%) vSphere
4 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.18%) Citrix
3 13 (23.64%) NetApp
4 11 (20.00%) VMware
5 6 (10.91%) EMC
6 5 (9.09%) Symantec
7 4 (7.27%) Cisco
7 4 (7.27%) HP
8 3 (5.45%) Veeam
9 2 (3.64%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.64%) Teradata
9 2 (3.64%) Oracle
9 2 (3.64%) SAP
10 1 (1.82%) McAfee
10 1 (1.82%) Sophos
10 1 (1.82%) Lotus
10 1 (1.82%) AppSense
10 1 (1.82%) Wyse
10 1 (1.82%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.82%) Barracuda Networks
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