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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 46 44 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.30% 1.64% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.47% 6.50% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Median daily rate £300 £280 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -27.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £84.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.47% +463.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +12.67%

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
139 123 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.55% 25.15% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 71 65
Median daily rate £328 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 20
Median hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £155 -
Colchester +4 1 £425 +51.78%
Harlow - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £163 -
Chelmsford - 1 £320 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (45.00%) Citrix
7 8 (40.00%) VMware
8 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (30.00%) Firewall
9 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 5 (25.00%) XenApp
10 5 (25.00%) Finance
10 5 (25.00%) DHCP
10 5 (25.00%) DNS
11 4 (20.00%) SQL
11 4 (20.00%) Linux
11 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (20.00%) iSCSI
12 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (15.00%) Internet
12 3 (15.00%) Terminal Server
12 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
12 3 (15.00%) IIS
12 3 (15.00%) ITIL
12 3 (15.00%) VPN
13 2 (10.00%) CISSP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (30.00%) Firewall
3 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 5 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 3 (15.00%) Internet
5 3 (15.00%) VPN
6 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (10.00%) HTTPS
6 2 (10.00%) NAS
6 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
6 2 (10.00%) VLAN
6 2 (10.00%) VoIP
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (5.00%) LAN
7 1 (5.00%) Network Security
7 1 (5.00%) WAN
7 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) GIS
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Packager
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Packager
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Support
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technology Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (10.00%) Life Science
1 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) LPAR
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) AIX
7 1 (5.00%) CentOS
7 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (10.00%) ERP
2 2 (10.00%) Information Security
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (10.00%) Process Management
2 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (5.00%) Network Management
3 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CISSP
2 2 (10.00%) MCSA
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) MOS
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (15.00%) Terminal Server
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (5.00%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (5.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Citrix
3 8 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds