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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 17 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +44
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 63 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.31% 9.84% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.57% 36.00% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -19.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £127 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £419 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Average hourly rate £29.75 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.93% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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
175 175 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.81% 27.34% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 85 105
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £138 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 30
Average hourly rate £26.88 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.96% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £34.00 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Watford +10 14 £400 +77.77%
Hemel Hempstead -3 8 £300 -
Stevenage -2 3 £510 +88.88%
Welwyn Garden City -5 1 - -
Cheshunt - - - -
Tring - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Kings Langley - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
3 35 (57.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (49.18%) VMware
5 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
5 25 (40.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (39.34%) DNS
7 22 (36.07%) MS Exchange
7 22 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (32.79%) Citrix
9 15 (24.59%) DHCP
10 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
11 12 (19.67%) vSphere
11 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
11 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
12 11 (18.03%) HP
13 10 (16.39%) Symantec
13 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
13 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (14.75%) SCOM
14 9 (14.75%) Dell
14 9 (14.75%) Cisco
14 9 (14.75%) VMware ESX
14 9 (14.75%) Migration
15 8 (13.11%) Windows XP
15 8 (13.11%) SAN
15 8 (13.11%) MS Office
15 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 22 (36.07%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (9.84%) IIS
5 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.28%) Lync
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (39.34%) DNS
2 15 (24.59%) DHCP
3 8 (13.11%) SAN
4 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.20%) Firewall
6 4 (6.56%) LDAP
7 3 (4.92%) LAN
7 3 (4.92%) FTP
7 3 (4.92%) BIG-IP
7 3 (4.92%) iSCSI
7 3 (4.92%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.28%) SSH
8 2 (3.28%) WAN
9 1 (1.64%) SMTP
9 1 (1.64%) VPN
9 1 (1.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.28%) DTS
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Analyst
2 12 (19.67%) Support Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Network Support Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Network Support
4 6 (9.84%) Network Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) IT Support
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) Web Services
2 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) REST
2 3 (4.92%) SOAP
3 2 (3.28%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (3.28%) ADO.NET
3 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.28%) DHTML
3 2 (3.28%) HTML
3 2 (3.28%) XML
3 2 (3.28%) WinForms
3 2 (3.28%) Ajax
3 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Blackberry
1 6 (9.84%) Clustering
2 5 (8.20%) Replication
3 3 (4.92%) Online Games
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (57.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (40.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
4 8 (13.11%) Windows 8
4 8 (13.11%) Windows XP
5 6 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.20%) Linux
6 5 (8.20%) Windows 2000
7 3 (4.92%) Android
8 2 (3.28%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) Migration
2 5 (8.20%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (6.56%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (4.92%) Coaching
4 3 (4.92%) CRM
4 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.92%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.28%) MVC
5 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.28%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.28%) Regression Testing
5 2 (3.28%) Database Tuning
5 2 (3.28%) Use Case
5 2 (3.28%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
6 1 (1.64%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.20%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) VBScript
3 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.28%) C#
4 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.64%) Perl
5 1 (1.64%) VB6
5 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.92%) MCITP
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CCNA
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
2 22 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
4 12 (19.67%) vSphere
5 9 (14.75%) VMware ESX
6 8 (13.11%) vCloud
7 6 (9.84%) Terminal Services
8 4 (6.56%) NFS
8 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.64%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) SCOM
2 6 (9.84%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) NetBackup
2 6 (9.84%) Backup Exec
3 5 (8.20%) WSUS
3 5 (8.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (8.20%) Puppet
3 5 (8.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (4.92%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (4.92%) OpenView
5 1 (1.64%) MOM
5 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (49.18%) VMware
2 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
3 20 (32.79%) Citrix
4 11 (18.03%) HP
5 10 (16.39%) Symantec
6 9 (14.75%) Dell
6 9 (14.75%) Cisco
7 5 (8.20%) Veritas
7 5 (8.20%) Sophos
7 5 (8.20%) Acronis
8 4 (6.56%) Veeam
8 4 (6.56%) NetApp
9 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.28%) IBM
11 1 (1.64%) Intel
11 1 (1.64%) McAfee
11 1 (1.64%) Google