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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 50 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.96% 6.78% 4.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.02% 21.79% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 8
Average daily rate
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£205 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +18.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+7.54% +0.52%
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
166 179 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.49% 31.13% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 54 42
Average daily rate £425 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £133 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 48 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Billericay - - - - 1
Braintree - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
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 17 December 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (46.67%) VMware
4 12 (40.00%) XenApp
4 12 (40.00%) Citrix
5 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
6 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
9 7 (23.33%) ITIL
10 6 (20.00%) Linux
10 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (16.67%) Perl
11 5 (16.67%) IBM
11 5 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (16.67%) SAN
11 5 (16.67%) SUSE
11 5 (16.67%) Change Management
12 4 (13.33%) ITSM
12 4 (13.33%) Service Management
12 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
12 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
12 4 (13.33%) Project Management
12 4 (13.33%) NetApp
12 4 (13.33%) NAS
13 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
13 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (10.00%) NetScaler

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (10.00%) IBM Notes
5 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.33%) CICS
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) SAN
2 4 (13.33%) NAS
3 3 (10.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) DHCP
4 2 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) VoIP
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) LDAP
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) DB2
1 1 (3.33%) Ingres
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) IDMS
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Problem Manager
2 3 (10.00%) Build Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Consultant
2 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.67%) Backup Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) IT Support
4 1 (3.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Support Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (16.67%) SUSE
6 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.33%) OpenVMS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) ITSM
3 4 (13.33%) Service Management
3 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) Master Data Management
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.33%) Data Governance
6 1 (3.33%) UML
6 1 (3.33%) Data Management
6 1 (3.33%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) XenApp
2 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) vCloud
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) XenServer
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) VMware
2 12 (40.00%) Citrix
3 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) IBM
5 4 (13.33%) NetApp
6 3 (10.00%) Lotus
6 3 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) Veeam
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco
8 1 (3.33%) Adobe
8 1 (3.33%) EMC
8 1 (3.33%) Remedy
8 1 (3.33%) McAfee
8 1 (3.33%) Sophos
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle
8 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds