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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 40 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.76% 3.92% 3.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.68% 14.39% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 9
Median daily rate £350 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £228 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £463 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £29.46 £31.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
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
124 139 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.51% 27.25% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 60
Median daily rate £338 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £593 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 28
Median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% +112.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 September 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 September 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 - 8 £350 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £300 -
Rayleigh - 1 £413 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (92.00%) Windows Server
3 21 (84.00%) Active Directory
4 20 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (44.00%) VMware
7 10 (40.00%) Citrix
8 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (32.00%) ITIL
10 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (28.00%) CISSP
10 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (28.00%) GIS
10 7 (28.00%) Finance
10 7 (28.00%) Information Security
10 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
11 6 (24.00%) VLAN
11 6 (24.00%) iSCSI
12 5 (20.00%) Thin Client
12 5 (20.00%) Fat Client
12 5 (20.00%) Dell
12 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
13 4 (16.00%) IIS
14 3 (12.00%) DHCP
14 3 (12.00%) DNS
14 3 (12.00%) Terminal Server
14 3 (12.00%) Firewall
14 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (24.00%) iSCSI
2 6 (24.00%) VLAN
3 3 (12.00%) DHCP
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) SAN
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) GIS
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
1 7 (28.00%) VMware Architect
2 6 (24.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V Architect
2 6 (24.00%) Security Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Applications Packager
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix Packager
4 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 5 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (92.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Information Security
3 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (4.00%) ERP
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.00%) Process Management
3 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
3 1 (4.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) CISSP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 21 (84.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (12.00%) Terminal Server
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) Firmware
4 1 (4.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.00%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (4.00%) vMotion
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) VMware
2 10 (40.00%) Citrix
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto