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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 45 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.24% 7.66% 6.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.03% 25.00% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +110.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £190 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £500 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 13
Average hourly rate £25.25 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.30% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £32.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £32.50 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
155 148 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.84% 30.64% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 71 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £165 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £474 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 38
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £33.24 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 - 4 £218 -
Chelmsford -14 1 £300 +66.66%
Harlow - 1 - -
Billericay - 1 £250 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (40.91%) Citrix
5 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (36.36%) VMware
7 7 (31.82%) XenApp
7 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
7 7 (31.82%) DNS
7 7 (31.82%) ITIL
8 6 (27.27%) SQL
8 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (22.73%) IBM
9 5 (22.73%) SAN
9 5 (22.73%) Firewall
9 5 (22.73%) DHCP
9 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
10 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
10 4 (18.18%) Oracle
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 4 (18.18%) IIS
10 4 (18.18%) Linux
10 4 (18.18%) Terminal Server
10 4 (18.18%) Finance
10 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
11 3 (13.64%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) IIS
3 3 (13.64%) Lync
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.64%) WebLogic
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.09%) Apache
5 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.55%) JBoss
5 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.55%) GlassFish
5 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Google Apps
1 1 (4.55%) IBM SmartCloud
1 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 5 (22.73%) Firewall
3 5 (22.73%) SAN
3 5 (22.73%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) HTTPS
4 3 (13.64%) NAS
5 2 (9.09%) LDAP
6 1 (4.55%) VoIP
6 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
6 1 (4.55%) Network Security
6 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MSI
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Applications Support
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Applications Packager
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Manager
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Support Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.55%) Life Science
2 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.09%) Solaris
6 2 (9.09%) SUSE
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Application Discovery
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.55%) Database Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) Korn
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) MCSA
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MOS
2 1 (4.55%) MCITP
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) XenApp
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (18.18%) Terminal Server
6 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
6 2 (9.09%) XenServer
7 1 (4.55%) vSphere
7 1 (4.55%) vCloud
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Citrix
3 8 (36.36%) VMware
4 5 (22.73%) IBM
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.55%) Altiris
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco
7 1 (4.55%) BEA
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
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