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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 31 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 37 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.57% 3.53% 3.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.47% 13.86% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 5
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£425 £270 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 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 £8.80 £11.00 £21.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £29.75 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.90 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.54% -5.23%
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
190 202 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.46% 25.47% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 99 52
Average daily rate £390 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £115 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +10 17 £425 +71.71% 1
Stevenage -5 6 £288 -10.15% 1
Welwyn Garden City -8 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead +1 2 £475 +58.33% 3
Letchworth - 2 £288 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £450 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (81.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 53 (70.67%) Active Directory
4 49 (65.33%) Citrix
5 46 (61.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (52.00%) Microsoft
7 36 (48.00%) VMware
8 28 (37.33%) DNS
8 28 (37.33%) SCCM
9 27 (36.00%) Data Centre
10 23 (30.67%) Symantec
11 22 (29.33%) PowerShell
11 22 (29.33%) Hyper-V
12 21 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (28.00%) SCOM
13 20 (26.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 20 (26.67%) Terminal Services
13 20 (26.67%) HP
14 17 (22.67%) DHCP
14 17 (22.67%) ITIL
15 13 (17.33%) Cisco
15 13 (17.33%) XenApp
16 12 (16.00%) Dell
16 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
16 12 (16.00%) IIS
17 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
17 11 (14.67%) Project Management
18 10 (13.33%) Windows XP
18 10 (13.33%) Android
18 10 (13.33%) Server Building

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (16.00%) IIS
2 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.67%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.33%) Apache
7 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.33%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) MS Office
2 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) PaaS
3 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.33%) DNS
2 17 (22.67%) DHCP
3 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (12.00%) SAN
5 6 (8.00%) WAN
5 6 (8.00%) LAN
5 6 (8.00%) Firewall
6 4 (5.33%) NAS
7 3 (4.00%) VLAN
7 3 (4.00%) Network Security
8 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.67%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.67%) Internet
9 1 (1.33%) HTTP
9 1 (1.33%) PBX
9 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.33%) Subversion
1 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Retail
2 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 6 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (6.67%) Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.33%) Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.67%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Web Hosting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) Web Services
1 6 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.33%) Middleware
2 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (36.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.00%) PKI
3 5 (6.67%) Clustering
4 4 (5.33%) CMDB
5 3 (4.00%) FMCG
5 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.67%) iPhone
6 2 (2.67%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.33%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.33%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.33%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (1.33%) Celerra
7 1 (1.33%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.33%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.33%) EMC Centera
7 1 (1.33%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (81.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 46 (61.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (13.33%) Android
4 10 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (10.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (5.33%) Linux
8 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) ITIL
2 11 (14.67%) Project Management
3 10 (13.33%) Server Building
4 9 (12.00%) Migration
5 7 (9.33%) Change Management
6 6 (8.00%) Asset Management
7 5 (6.67%) Change Control
7 5 (6.67%) Build Automation
8 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.33%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.33%) Service Management
9 3 (4.00%) Time Management
9 3 (4.00%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.67%) High Availability
10 2 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.67%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.67%) Network Load Balancing
11 1 (1.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.67%) SQL
3 4 (5.33%) C#
4 3 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) Perl
5 1 (1.33%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) Python
5 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (10.67%) CCNA
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.67%) MCSE
3 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.67%) ISEB
5 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) VCAP
6 1 (1.33%) RHCE
6 1 (1.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) GxP
System Software
1 53 (70.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (29.33%) Hyper-V
3 21 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (26.67%) Terminal Services
5 13 (17.33%) XenApp
6 7 (9.33%) VMware ESX
7 6 (8.00%) vSphere
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.33%) Samba
9 1 (1.33%) vCloud
9 1 (1.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 28 (37.33%) SCCM
2 21 (28.00%) SCOM
3 20 (26.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (8.00%) Puppet
5 4 (5.33%) SCOrch
5 4 (5.33%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.33%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.33%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 49 (65.33%) Citrix
2 39 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 36 (48.00%) VMware
4 23 (30.67%) Symantec
5 20 (26.67%) HP
6 13 (17.33%) Cisco
7 12 (16.00%) Dell
8 8 (10.67%) Apple
9 6 (8.00%) NetApp
10 5 (6.67%) ServiceNow
11 4 (5.33%) Oracle
11 4 (5.33%) McAfee
11 4 (5.33%) 3PAR
11 4 (5.33%) EMC
12 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
12 3 (4.00%) Lumension
13 2 (2.67%) Blue Coat
14 1 (1.33%) Brocade
14 1 (1.33%) Imperva
14 1 (1.33%) NetIQ
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
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