The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.08% 2.31% 2.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.69% 16.67% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£266 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +63.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
Windows Server 2008
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29 30 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.87% 13.89% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 19
Average daily rate £281 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £360 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £15.58 £26.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.20% +48.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.96 £34.50 £23.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Middlesex region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Middlesex region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) MS Office
3 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
4 4 (44.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (44.44%) SAP
4 4 (44.44%) CSS
4 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) AIX
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) Korn
4 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 4 (44.44%) jQuery
4 4 (44.44%) FMCG
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (33.33%) Smartphone
5 3 (33.33%) T-SQL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) WorkSite
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) assyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Support Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Applications Support
2 4 (44.44%) Applications Support Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) FMCG
2 3 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) AIX
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
1 4 (44.44%) Korn
1 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) A+ Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) NetIQ
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec