The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 28 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.16% 3.08% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.37% 10.92% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
Average daily rate
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£190 £210 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -50.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £370 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £26.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.97 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £34.75 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
171 174 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.41% 28.25% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 70 90
Average daily rate £269 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.68% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 19 27
Average hourly rate £15.50 £26.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
East of England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +2 8 £248 - 7
Stevenage +8 4 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead +1 3 £190 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - - 1
Rickmansworth -12 1 - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
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 25 July 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (74.42%) Active Directory
3 21 (48.84%) MS Exchange
4 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (44.19%) Windows 7
5 17 (39.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (37.21%) VMware
6 16 (37.21%) DNS
6 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
7 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
8 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (30.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
11 11 (25.58%) MS Office
12 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
12 8 (18.60%) Finance
12 8 (18.60%) Windows 8
13 7 (16.28%) Citrix
14 6 (13.95%) DHCP
14 6 (13.95%) LAN
14 6 (13.95%) SQL
14 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5 (11.63%) MCSE
15 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (9.30%) Firewall
16 4 (9.30%) SAN
16 4 (9.30%) FTP
16 4 (9.30%) CRM
17 3 (6.98%) Backup Exec
17 3 (6.98%) Clustering

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 21 (48.84%) MS Exchange
2 17 (39.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (30.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (37.21%) MS Excel
2 11 (25.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) DNS
2 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.95%) LAN
3 6 (13.95%) DHCP
4 4 (9.30%) FTP
4 4 (9.30%) SAN
4 4 (9.30%) Firewall
5 3 (6.98%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.65%) WAN
7 1 (2.33%) SMTP
7 1 (2.33%) IPsec
7 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Technical Support
1 10 (23.26%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) IT Support
3 5 (11.63%) Server Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.30%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Clustering
2 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.65%) iPhone
2 2 (4.65%) iPad
3 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (44.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (44.19%) Windows 7
3 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
4 8 (18.60%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.33%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.30%) CRM
2 3 (6.98%) ITIL
3 2 (4.65%) Software Deployment
3 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.33%) Network Management
4 1 (2.33%) High Availability
4 1 (2.33%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (2.33%) Workflow
4 1 (2.33%) Validation
4 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.33%) Workflow Management
4 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) VB
4 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (11.63%) MCSE
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 32 (74.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.65%) vSphere
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) vCloud
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) XenApp
4 1 (2.33%) XenServer
4 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) VMware
2 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.28%) Citrix
4 3 (6.98%) Symantec
5 2 (4.65%) Sophos
5 2 (4.65%) NetApp
5 2 (4.65%) Sage
5 2 (4.65%) CA
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco
6 1 (2.33%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) CommVault
6 1 (2.33%) Juniper
6 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.33%) Veritas
6 1 (2.33%) Lotus
6 1 (2.33%) Websense
6 1 (2.33%) Wyse
6 1 (2.33%) McAfee
6 1 (2.33%) Tripwire
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