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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 41 47 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.35% 1.75% 3.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.26% 6.90% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +26.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £198 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £360 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
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
121 145 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.47% 25.35% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 34
Average daily rate £300 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £484 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £44.80 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Chelmsford -4 2 £180 +2.85%
Colchester - - - - 1
Dunmow - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Leigh-on-Sea - - - - 1
Billericay - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) Perl
6 5 (26.32%) IBM
6 5 (26.32%) SAN
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (26.32%) SUSE
7 4 (21.05%) NAS
7 4 (21.05%) XenApp
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
7 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.79%) HP
8 3 (15.79%) Change Management
8 3 (15.79%) Project Management
8 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (15.79%) SCCM
8 3 (15.79%) vCloud
9 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
9 2 (10.53%) Service Management
9 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 2 (10.53%) X-Windows
9 2 (10.53%) Lotus

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.26%) CICS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) NAS
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) LDAP
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
1 1 (5.26%) Ingres
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.26%) IDMS
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Backup Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Build Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) X-Windows
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) SUSE
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.26%) OpenVMS
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Change Management
1 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.53%) Service Management
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) UML
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Data Governance
3 1 (5.26%) Data Management
3 1 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) vCloud
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) XenServer
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) IBM
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Lotus
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco
7 1 (5.26%) Adobe
7 1 (5.26%) Remedy
7 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
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