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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 37 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.55% 1.56% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.90% 7.74% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £250 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £122 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £340 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £14.85 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.80% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £15.90 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £23.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
177 155 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.54% 20.18% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 60 83
Average daily rate £375 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £133 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 15
Average hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 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
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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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 +22 15 £438 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £375 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 4 £250 - 2
St Albans +3 3 - - 2
Stevenage - 3 - - 2
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (71.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 46 (62.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (55.41%) Active Directory
5 37 (50.00%) VMware
6 33 (44.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (41.89%) Citrix
8 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
9 25 (33.78%) Hyper-V
10 24 (32.43%) HP
10 24 (32.43%) DNS
11 18 (24.32%) Dell
12 17 (22.97%) Cisco
13 16 (21.62%) DHCP
14 15 (20.27%) MS Exchange
15 14 (18.92%) SAN
15 14 (18.92%) SCOM
16 13 (17.57%) ITIL
17 12 (16.22%) Project Management
18 11 (14.86%) Windows XP
18 11 (14.86%) PowerShell
19 10 (13.51%) SCCM
19 10 (13.51%) Symantec
19 10 (13.51%) VMware ESX
19 10 (13.51%) Migration
20 9 (12.16%) Terminal Services
20 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
20 9 (12.16%) NetApp
20 9 (12.16%) SLA
20 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 15 (20.27%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.05%) IIS
7 2 (2.70%) Lync
8 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Office
2 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.43%) DNS
2 16 (21.62%) DHCP
3 14 (18.92%) SAN
4 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.11%) LAN
6 5 (6.76%) WAN
6 5 (6.76%) NAS
7 4 (5.41%) Firewall
8 3 (4.05%) BIG-IP
8 3 (4.05%) LDAP
8 3 (4.05%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.05%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.70%) SSH
9 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.70%) FTP
9 2 (2.70%) Internet
10 1 (1.35%) VPN
10 1 (1.35%) Network Security
10 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.70%) DTS
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.05%) Games
2 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (16.22%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Data Centre Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.11%) Administrator
7 5 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Network Support
8 4 (5.41%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Senior Support Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Storage Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Network Support Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.05%) Windows Administrator
9 3 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) Web Services
2 4 (5.41%) .NET
3 3 (4.05%) REST
3 3 (4.05%) SOAP
4 2 (2.70%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (2.70%) ADO.NET
4 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.70%) DHTML
4 2 (2.70%) HTML
4 2 (2.70%) XML
4 2 (2.70%) WinForms
4 2 (2.70%) Ajax
4 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Celerra
2 4 (5.41%) Symmetrix DMX
2 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.41%) Replication
2 4 (5.41%) CLARiiON
2 4 (5.41%) Symmetrix
2 4 (5.41%) EMC Centera
3 3 (4.05%) Clustering
3 3 (4.05%) Online Games
4 2 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.70%) VLE
4 2 (2.70%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (71.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 46 (62.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (14.86%) Windows XP
5 9 (12.16%) Android
5 9 (12.16%) Windows 7
6 8 (10.81%) Windows 8
7 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (9.46%) Linux
8 6 (8.11%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.70%) FreeBSD
9 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) ITIL
2 12 (16.22%) Project Management
3 10 (13.51%) Migration
4 8 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.76%) Change Management
6 5 (6.76%) Change Control
6 5 (6.76%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (5.41%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.41%) Coaching
7 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.41%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.70%) Information Security
9 2 (2.70%) Use Case
9 2 (2.70%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.11%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.70%) VBScript
3 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.70%) C#
3 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.11%) MCSE
3 5 (6.76%) CCNA
3 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.05%) MCITP
5 3 (4.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (55.41%) Active Directory
2 33 (44.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (33.78%) Hyper-V
4 10 (13.51%) VMware ESX
5 9 (12.16%) Terminal Services
6 8 (10.81%) vSphere
7 7 (9.46%) XenApp
8 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.05%) vCloud
8 3 (4.05%) NFS
9 2 (2.70%) XenServer
9 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) SCOM
2 10 (13.51%) SCCM
3 9 (12.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (6.76%) Puppet
4 5 (6.76%) WSUS
5 3 (4.05%) OpenView
5 3 (4.05%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 37 (50.00%) VMware
2 31 (41.89%) Citrix
3 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
4 24 (32.43%) HP
5 18 (24.32%) Dell
6 17 (22.97%) Cisco
7 10 (13.51%) Symantec
8 9 (12.16%) NetApp
9 7 (9.46%) Apple
10 5 (6.76%) Red Hat
11 4 (5.41%) Brocade
11 4 (5.41%) Veeam
11 4 (5.41%) 3PAR
11 4 (5.41%) EMC
12 2 (2.70%) Oracle
12 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
13 1 (1.35%) CA
13 1 (1.35%) CommVault