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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 38 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.95% 6.30% 5.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.28% 24.10% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 15
Average daily rate £388 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £546 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £26.25 £29.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +26.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
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
128 166 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.22% 26.14% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 70 77
Average daily rate £350 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £170 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £24.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.37% +90.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.25 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hemel Hempstead +4 6 £390 +56.00% 3
Watford -14 3 £413 -13.15%
Rickmansworth - 3 £185 -
Stevenage -5 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
3 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (54.29%) Windows Server
5 11 (31.43%) Citrix
6 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (28.57%) DNS
6 10 (28.57%) Windows XP
7 8 (22.86%) MS Office
7 8 (22.86%) SQL
7 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
7 8 (22.86%) ITIL
7 8 (22.86%) Cisco
7 8 (22.86%) SCCM
7 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
8 7 (20.00%) Office 365
8 7 (20.00%) XenApp
8 7 (20.00%) VMware
8 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (17.14%) DHCP
9 6 (17.14%) Linux
9 6 (17.14%) Migration
10 5 (14.29%) Clustering
10 5 (14.29%) SCOM
10 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 5 (14.29%) MCSE
10 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.57%) IIS
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.71%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) AutoCAD
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) DHCP
3 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.43%) LAN
4 4 (11.43%) SAN
5 3 (8.57%) Firewall
5 3 (8.57%) MPLS
5 3 (8.57%) VPN
5 3 (8.57%) WAN
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
6 2 (5.71%) Internet
7 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
1 3 (8.57%) Publishing
2 2 (5.71%) Advertising
2 2 (5.71%) Military
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) IT Manager
4 4 (11.43%) IT Support
4 4 (11.43%) Team Leader
5 3 (8.57%) Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Business Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Business Systems Manager
5 3 (8.57%) DBA
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.57%) SQL DBA
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Manager
6 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) iSeries
3 3 (8.57%) PKI
4 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.71%) iPhone
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (54.29%) Windows Server
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
6 6 (17.14%) Linux
7 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.86%) Solaris
9 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (8.57%) CRM
3 3 (8.57%) ERP
4 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.71%) High Availability
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.71%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.71%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) SOA
5 1 (2.86%) Facilities Management
5 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) MCSE
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) MCP
5 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.86%) CCNA
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.86%) MCSA
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) XenApp
3 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.43%) Terminal Services
5 3 (8.57%) vSphere
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) SCOM
3 4 (11.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.86%) Bacula
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Citrix
3 8 (22.86%) Cisco
4 7 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (11.43%) Symantec
6 3 (8.57%) HP
6 3 (8.57%) JD Edwards
6 3 (8.57%) Red Gate
6 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.57%) Sophos
7 2 (5.71%) Apple
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