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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 19 24 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 37 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.51% 6.28% 8.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.83% 24.17% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 24
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 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £293 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +14.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
149 120 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.22% 25.97% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 84
Average daily rate £350 £293 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% +6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £146 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 25
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 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £32.50
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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 +8 15 £244 -
Chelmsford +2 1 £180 +18.03%
Basildon - - - - 1
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 25 July 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (48.15%) Windows 7
4 23 (42.59%) MS Exchange
5 21 (38.89%) Citrix
5 21 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (38.89%) XenApp
6 18 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (29.63%) Windows XP
8 15 (27.78%) ITIL
8 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (25.93%) MS Excel
9 14 (25.93%) VB
9 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
9 14 (25.93%) VBA
10 13 (24.07%) NetApp
10 13 (24.07%) ITSM
11 12 (22.22%) VB6
11 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 12 (22.22%) CSS
11 12 (22.22%) XML
11 12 (22.22%) HTML
11 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 12 (22.22%) Ingres
12 11 (20.37%) VMware
13 10 (18.52%) Systems Analysis
14 9 (16.67%) DHCP
14 9 (16.67%) DNS
14 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (42.59%) MS Exchange
2 21 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.70%) Documentum
5 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (16.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) DNS
1 9 (16.67%) DHCP
2 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.11%) SAN
4 3 (5.56%) VPN
4 3 (5.56%) iSCSI
4 3 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.70%) Firewall
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (22.22%) Ingres
2 12 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (9.26%) DTS
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.70%) WebFOCUS
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (11.11%) Law
2 5 (9.26%) Publishing
3 4 (7.41%) Finance
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) VB Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Problem Manager
4 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Server Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Service Manager
7 4 (7.41%) VB6 Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Release Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Citrix Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Incident Manager
9 2 (3.70%) ITIL Manager
9 2 (3.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) CSS
1 12 (22.22%) XML
1 12 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.70%) Ajax
3 2 (3.70%) XHTML
4 1 (1.85%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.85%) NHS
2 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (48.15%) Windows 7
3 16 (29.63%) Windows XP
4 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) ITIL
2 13 (24.07%) ITSM
3 10 (18.52%) Systems Analysis
4 9 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (12.96%) Problem Management
6 5 (9.26%) Service Management
7 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.56%) Process Management
8 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Release Management
8 3 (5.56%) Project Management
9 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.70%) Migration
9 2 (3.70%) Change Management
9 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.85%) CRM
10 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.85%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) VB
1 14 (25.93%) VBA
2 12 (22.22%) VB6
2 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.56%) VB.NET
4 3 (5.56%) VBScript
5 2 (3.70%) ABAP
5 2 (3.70%) SQL
5 2 (3.70%) C#
5 2 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) MCSE
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.41%) MCITP
3 3 (5.56%) MCP
3 3 (5.56%) CCNA
3 3 (5.56%) CCA
3 3 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.56%) CCEA
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (38.89%) XenApp
2 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 7 (12.96%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.70%) XenServer
4 2 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.89%) Citrix
3 13 (24.07%) NetApp
4 11 (20.37%) VMware
5 6 (11.11%) EMC
6 5 (9.26%) Symantec
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco
8 3 (5.56%) HP
8 3 (5.56%) Veeam
9 2 (3.70%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.70%) Oracle
9 2 (3.70%) SAP
9 2 (3.70%) Teradata
10 1 (1.85%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.85%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.85%) AppSense
10 1 (1.85%) McAfee
10 1 (1.85%) Sophos
10 1 (1.85%) Wyse
10 1 (1.85%) Lotus