The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 28 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 40 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.99% 3.95% 3.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.83% 15.61% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £219 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.28% +6.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £293 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £288 £317
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Average hourly rate £9.50 £15.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.70% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £11.00 £21.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £29.75 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
192 173 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.97% 25.29% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 75 70
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 20
Average hourly rate £9.50 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Hertfordshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Hertfordshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 August 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
Watford +4 16 £425 +71.71% 1
Welwyn Garden City -1 7 £269 -
Stevenage -5 5 - -
Hemel Hempstead +2 3 £475 +150.00% 2
Rickmansworth - 1 £450 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (86.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (64.56%) Active Directory
3 51 (64.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (63.29%) Citrix
5 41 (51.90%) VMware
6 36 (45.57%) Microsoft
7 31 (39.24%) Data Centre
8 28 (35.44%) DNS
9 27 (34.18%) SCCM
10 26 (32.91%) HP
11 25 (31.65%) Hyper-V
12 24 (30.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (27.85%) Symantec
14 21 (26.58%) ITIL
14 21 (26.58%) PowerShell
15 20 (25.32%) SCOM
16 19 (24.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 19 (24.05%) DHCP
16 19 (24.05%) Terminal Services
17 17 (21.52%) Dell
18 16 (20.25%) Cisco
18 16 (20.25%) Project Management
19 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
19 14 (17.72%) Windows XP
19 14 (17.72%) Android
19 14 (17.72%) XenApp
20 11 (13.92%) MS Office
20 11 (13.92%) CCNA
20 11 (13.92%) Cisco Certification

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (12.66%) IIS
2 9 (11.39%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.53%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.27%) Apache
7 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.27%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (13.92%) MS Office
2 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) IaaS
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (35.44%) DNS
2 19 (24.05%) DHCP
3 14 (17.72%) TCP/IP
4 9 (11.39%) SAN
5 6 (7.59%) NAS
6 5 (6.33%) Firewall
6 5 (6.33%) WAN
6 5 (6.33%) LAN
7 3 (3.80%) VLAN
7 3 (3.80%) Network Security
8 1 (1.27%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.27%) PBX
8 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.27%) HTTP
8 1 (1.27%) Internet
8 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.27%) Subversion
1 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (5.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Retail
2 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (15.19%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (15.19%) Analyst
3 8 (10.13%) Desktop Support
4 7 (8.86%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (8.86%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.06%) Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Data Centre Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Storage Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Wintel Consultant
9 2 (2.53%) Web Hosting Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Web Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) Web Services
2 5 (6.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.27%) Middleware
3 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.27%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (39.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.06%) PKI
2 4 (5.06%) CMDB
2 4 (5.06%) Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.80%) CLARiiON
3 3 (3.80%) Symmetrix
3 3 (3.80%) EMC Centera
3 3 (3.80%) Celerra
3 3 (3.80%) FMCG
3 3 (3.80%) EMC VNX
3 3 (3.80%) HP StoreVirtual
3 3 (3.80%) Symmetrix DMX
4 2 (2.53%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.53%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.53%) iPhone
4 2 (2.53%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (86.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (64.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (17.72%) Android
4 14 (17.72%) Windows XP
5 11 (13.92%) Windows 2000 Server
6 10 (12.66%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.80%) Linux
8 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) ITIL
2 16 (20.25%) Project Management
3 10 (12.66%) Server Building
4 8 (10.13%) Change Management
5 7 (8.86%) Migration
5 7 (8.86%) Asset Management
5 7 (8.86%) Change Control
6 5 (6.33%) Build Automation
6 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.06%) Service Management
7 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.80%) Time Management
8 3 (3.80%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.53%) Information Management
9 2 (2.53%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.58%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.13%) SQL
3 4 (5.06%) C#
4 3 (3.80%) Java
5 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.27%) Perl
5 1 (1.27%) VB
5 1 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (13.92%) CCNA
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.06%) MCSE
2 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.53%) ISEB
4 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.27%) MCITP
5 1 (1.27%) RHCE
5 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.27%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) GxP
System Software
1 51 (64.56%) Active Directory
2 25 (31.65%) Hyper-V
3 24 (30.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (24.05%) Terminal Services
5 14 (17.72%) XenApp
6 8 (10.13%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.06%) vSphere
8 1 (1.27%) vCloud
8 1 (1.27%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (34.18%) SCCM
2 20 (25.32%) SCOM
3 19 (24.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (7.59%) Puppet
5 4 (5.06%) SCOrch
5 4 (5.06%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.27%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.27%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 50 (63.29%) Citrix
2 41 (51.90%) VMware
3 36 (45.57%) Microsoft
4 26 (32.91%) HP
5 22 (27.85%) Symantec
6 17 (21.52%) Dell
7 16 (20.25%) Cisco
8 11 (13.92%) Apple
9 9 (11.39%) NetApp
10 6 (7.59%) EMC
10 6 (7.59%) 3PAR
11 5 (6.33%) ServiceNow
11 5 (6.33%) Oracle
12 4 (5.06%) McAfee
13 3 (3.80%) Lumension
13 3 (3.80%) Brocade
14 2 (2.53%) Blue Coat
14 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
15 1 (1.27%) NetIQ
15 1 (1.27%) Sophos
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