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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 23 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 30 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.30% 6.49% 10.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.69% 25.64% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 33
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£300 £235 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £158 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £423 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Average hourly rate £32.13 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +10.25%
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
147 117 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 29.94% 25.32% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 39 82
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.45 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 August 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
Colchester +7 12 £275 -
Chelmsford +3 1 £180 +18.03%
Basildon -2 1 £340 +70.00%
Brentwood -8 1 - -
Epping - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 25 (43.10%) Windows 7
4 24 (41.38%) MS Exchange
5 21 (36.21%) Citrix
5 21 (36.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (36.21%) XenApp
6 18 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (25.86%) Windows XP
7 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
7 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (24.14%) VBA
8 14 (24.14%) VB
8 14 (24.14%) ITIL
9 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
9 13 (22.41%) NetApp
9 13 (22.41%) Ingres
9 13 (22.41%) ITSM
9 13 (22.41%) VMware
10 12 (20.69%) VB6
10 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
10 12 (20.69%) HTML
10 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
10 12 (20.69%) CSS
10 12 (20.69%) XML
10 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (17.24%) Systems Analysis
11 10 (17.24%) DHCP
11 10 (17.24%) DNS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 24 (41.38%) MS Exchange
2 21 (36.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.45%) Documentum
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.72%) CICS
7 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (15.52%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) DHCP
1 10 (17.24%) DNS
2 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
2 9 (15.52%) SAN
3 3 (5.17%) iSCSI
3 3 (5.17%) NAS
3 3 (5.17%) NetScaler
3 3 (5.17%) VPN
4 2 (3.45%) Firewall
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.72%) LAN
5 1 (1.72%) VoIP
5 1 (1.72%) WAN
5 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.41%) Ingres
3 12 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (8.62%) DTS
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (3.45%) WebFOCUS
7 1 (1.72%) IDMS
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.72%) DB2
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (10.34%) Law
2 5 (8.62%) Publishing
3 4 (6.90%) Finance
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Developer
2 11 (18.97%) VB Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Problem Manager
4 7 (12.07%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Server Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (8.62%) Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Service Manager
6 4 (6.90%) VB6 Developer
6 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Release Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) HTML
1 12 (20.69%) CSS
1 12 (20.69%) XML
2 5 (8.62%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) XHTML
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) Ajax
4 1 (1.72%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.72%) NHS
2 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (43.10%) Windows 7
3 15 (25.86%) Windows XP
3 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.34%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.90%) Linux
7 3 (5.17%) SUSE
8 1 (1.72%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) ITIL
2 13 (22.41%) ITSM
3 10 (17.24%) Systems Analysis
4 9 (15.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (12.07%) Problem Management
5 7 (12.07%) Regression Testing
6 5 (8.62%) Service Management
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
8 3 (5.17%) Release Management
8 3 (5.17%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.17%) Process Management
8 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.45%) Change Management
9 2 (3.45%) Migration
9 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.45%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) VBA
1 14 (24.14%) VB
2 12 (20.69%) VB6
2 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.90%) VB.NET
3 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.17%) Perl
4 3 (5.17%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) SQL
5 2 (3.45%) VBScript
5 2 (3.45%) ABAP
5 2 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) MCSE
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.17%) MCITP
3 2 (3.45%) MCP
3 2 (3.45%) CCNA
3 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.45%) CCA
3 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.45%) CCEA
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (36.21%) XenApp
2 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.45%) vSphere
4 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.21%) Citrix
3 13 (22.41%) NetApp
3 13 (22.41%) VMware
4 6 (10.34%) EMC
5 5 (8.62%) Symantec
6 4 (6.90%) HP
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco
7 3 (5.17%) Veeam
7 3 (5.17%) IBM
7 3 (5.17%) Oracle
8 2 (3.45%) Teradata
8 2 (3.45%) SAP
8 2 (3.45%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.72%) Remedy
9 1 (1.72%) McAfee
9 1 (1.72%) Sophos
9 1 (1.72%) Lotus