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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 47 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.51% 5.16% 7.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% 19.05% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 15
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£230 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.24% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £226 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
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
120 168 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 22.60% 27.10% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 67 38
Average daily rate £395 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 33
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £23.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -30.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £40.50 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Brentwood - 2 £210 - 1
Harlow - 2 £250 -
Colchester +5 1 - - 1
Chelmsford -10 1 £300 - 1
Epping - 1 £185 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) DHCP
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 4 (23.53%) vCloud
7 3 (17.65%) XenApp
7 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
7 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) Firewall
8 2 (11.76%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 2 (11.76%) IBM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.88%) Lync
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) GlassFish
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Google Apps
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) IBM SmartCloud
1 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DHCP
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) LDAP
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Support
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
1 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.88%) Life Science
1 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.76%) Solaris
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.88%) UNIX
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) Korn
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) MOS
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) vCloud
3 3 (17.65%) XenApp
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.76%) XenServer
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Altiris
5 1 (5.88%) Adobe
5 1 (5.88%) BEA
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
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