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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 46 42 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 27 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.23% 2.87% 2.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.17% 10.94% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.08% -20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £141 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £385 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £26.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.28 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £33.00 £32.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
205 128 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.49% 26.28% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 46 89
Average daily rate £340 £305 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -26.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 19 28
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £40.00 £34.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 0 5 £190 -15.55% 1
Stevenage 0 4 £320 +204.76%
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - - 1
Hertford 0 1 £160 -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 31 (59.62%) MS Exchange
4 25 (48.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
5 21 (40.38%) DNS
5 21 (40.38%) VMware
6 20 (38.46%) Windows 7
6 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
7 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
10 13 (25.00%) MS Office
11 12 (23.08%) Citrix
12 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
12 11 (21.15%) DHCP
13 10 (19.23%) Windows 8
14 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (17.31%) Finance
15 8 (15.38%) Firewall
15 8 (15.38%) Backup Exec
15 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
16 7 (13.46%) SQL
16 7 (13.46%) LAN
16 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
16 7 (13.46%) Symantec
16 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
16 7 (13.46%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 31 (59.62%) MS Exchange
2 25 (48.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (11.54%) IIS
6 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 13 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (40.38%) DNS
2 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
3 11 (21.15%) DHCP
4 8 (15.38%) Firewall
5 7 (13.46%) LAN
6 5 (9.62%) SAN
7 4 (7.69%) FTP
8 3 (5.77%) WAN
8 3 (5.77%) IP Telephony
9 2 (3.85%) VPN
10 1 (1.92%) SMTP
10 1 (1.92%) VLAN
10 1 (1.92%) IPsec
10 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Publishing
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Support Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Technical Support
3 9 (17.31%) IT Support
4 8 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (9.62%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Server Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Administrator
7 4 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
2 6 (11.54%) Clustering
3 2 (3.85%) iPhone
3 2 (3.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Statistics
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
5 10 (19.23%) Windows 8
6 5 (9.62%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.92%) Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (7.69%) CRM
3 3 (5.77%) Migration
4 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.85%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.92%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.92%) People Management
5 1 (1.92%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.92%) Network Management
5 1 (1.92%) High Availability
5 1 (1.92%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (1.92%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.92%) Workflow Management
5 1 (1.92%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) VBScript
3 1 (1.92%) VB
3 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.77%) MCSE
4 1 (1.92%) MCSA
4 1 (1.92%) CCNA
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 40 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.46%) vSphere
4 5 (9.62%) vCloud
4 5 (9.62%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.92%) XenServer
6 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.92%) NFS
6 1 (1.92%) VMFS
6 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Backup Exec
2 6 (11.54%) NetBackup
3 5 (9.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.85%) SCCM
5 1 (1.92%) SCOM
5 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.92%) MOM
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
1 21 (40.38%) VMware
2 12 (23.08%) Citrix
3 7 (13.46%) Symantec
4 6 (11.54%) Sophos
5 5 (9.62%) Veritas
5 5 (9.62%) Acronis
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco
7 3 (5.77%) HP
8 2 (3.85%) IBM
8 2 (3.85%) Sage
8 2 (3.85%) NetApp
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle
9 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.92%) Websense
9 1 (1.92%) Wyse
9 1 (1.92%) McAfee
9 1 (1.92%) Intel
9 1 (1.92%) Juniper
9 1 (1.92%) CA