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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 48 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.40% 1.70% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.58% 7.20% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 12
Median daily rate £350 £230 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £193 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £341 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
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
131 125 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.61% 23.63% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 67 69
Median daily rate £348 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.55% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 13 26
Median hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +23.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Basildon - 1 £350 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) Citrix
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (37.50%) VMware
7 5 (31.25%) XenApp
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (25.00%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) SLA
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco
9 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
9 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
9 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (18.75%) Terminal Server
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
10 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
10 2 (12.50%) High Availability
10 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
10 2 (12.50%) Banking

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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
2 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Applications Packager
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix Packager
2 2 (12.50%) DBA
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) IT Technician
2 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (6.25%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) XenApp
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (18.75%) Terminal Server
4 1 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 2 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) RedGate
6 1 (6.25%) Wyse