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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 31 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 35 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.71% 3.17% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.43% 12.72% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 5
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£400 £190 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £163 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £248 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -50.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.30 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £29.90 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.63%
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
213 173 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.67% 24.89% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 66 81
Average daily rate £350 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £148 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 15
Average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £33.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Watford 0 6 £400 +61.61% 1
Stevenage - 5 £325 -
Hemel Hempstead -4 3 £350 +84.21% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £275 - 3
St Albans -1 2 - - 2
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (69.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 50 (68.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (60.27%) Active Directory
5 36 (49.32%) VMware
6 33 (45.21%) Citrix
7 27 (36.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
9 25 (34.25%) HP
10 21 (28.77%) DNS
11 18 (24.66%) Hyper-V
12 17 (23.29%) Cisco
13 16 (21.92%) Dell
14 15 (20.55%) DHCP
14 15 (20.55%) Project Management
14 15 (20.55%) ITIL
15 14 (19.18%) Windows XP
16 13 (17.81%) MS Exchange
16 13 (17.81%) MS Office
16 13 (17.81%) SAN
17 12 (16.44%) VMware ESX
17 12 (16.44%) Android
17 12 (16.44%) XenApp
18 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
18 11 (15.07%) Web Services
19 10 (13.70%) Apple
19 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
20 9 (12.33%) Windows 7
20 9 (12.33%) Windows 2000 Server
21 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (17.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.59%) IIS
3 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.74%) Lync
6 2 (2.74%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 13 (17.81%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.22%) Office 365
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) DNS
2 15 (20.55%) DHCP
3 13 (17.81%) SAN
4 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.22%) NAS
6 5 (6.85%) LAN
6 5 (6.85%) WAN
7 4 (5.48%) Firewall
8 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.74%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.74%) FTP
8 2 (2.74%) Internet
9 1 (1.37%) VPN
9 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.74%) DTS
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.37%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (19.18%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Data Centre Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (8.22%) Consultant
4 6 (8.22%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.85%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (6.85%) Network Support
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Storage Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Administrator
6 4 (5.48%) Network Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) Web Services
2 5 (6.85%) .NET
3 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.74%) jQuery
4 2 (2.74%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (2.74%) WinForms
4 2 (2.74%) Ajax
4 2 (2.74%) ADO.NET
4 2 (2.74%) DHTML
4 2 (2.74%) HTML
4 2 (2.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Celerra
2 4 (5.48%) Symmetrix DMX
2 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.48%) Clustering
2 4 (5.48%) CLARiiON
2 4 (5.48%) Symmetrix
2 4 (5.48%) EMC Centera
3 2 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.74%) VLE
3 2 (2.74%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.37%) CMDB
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (69.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 50 (68.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (19.18%) Windows XP
5 12 (16.44%) Android
6 9 (12.33%) Windows 7
6 9 (12.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (10.96%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.74%) Linux
8 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Project Management
1 15 (20.55%) ITIL
2 8 (10.96%) Migration
3 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
3 7 (9.59%) Change Control
4 6 (8.22%) Change Management
5 5 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (6.85%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.48%) Coaching
6 4 (5.48%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.48%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.74%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.74%) Database Tuning
7 2 (2.74%) Use Case
7 2 (2.74%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.74%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.74%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.74%) High Availability
7 2 (2.74%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.22%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.74%) VBScript
3 2 (2.74%) C#
3 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) CCNA
1 8 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.59%) MCSE
3 4 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.74%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) MCITP
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) GxP
System Software
1 44 (60.27%) Active Directory
2 27 (36.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (24.66%) Hyper-V
4 12 (16.44%) VMware ESX
4 12 (16.44%) XenApp
5 6 (8.22%) Terminal Services
6 4 (5.48%) vSphere
7 2 (2.74%) XenServer
7 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.37%) Samba
8 1 (1.37%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) SCOM
2 6 (8.22%) SCCM
2 6 (8.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (5.48%) WSUS
4 3 (4.11%) OpenView
4 3 (4.11%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.37%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 36 (49.32%) VMware
2 33 (45.21%) Citrix
3 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
4 25 (34.25%) HP
5 17 (23.29%) Cisco
6 16 (21.92%) Dell
7 10 (13.70%) Apple
8 7 (9.59%) NetApp
8 7 (9.59%) Symantec
9 4 (5.48%) Brocade
9 4 (5.48%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.48%) Veeam
9 4 (5.48%) EMC
10 2 (2.74%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.74%) Oracle
10 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.37%) NetIQ
11 1 (1.37%) CA
11 1 (1.37%) CommVault
11 1 (1.37%) Varonis