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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.42% 2.32% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.00% 15.00% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£206 £450 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +80.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
Windows Server 2008
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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
40 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 16.13% 15.44% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 24
Average daily rate £345 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £19.30
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 - £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) SAP
3 3 (42.86%) Smartphone
3 3 (42.86%) FMCG
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Korn
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) MCP
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) AIX
4 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) WorkSite
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Smartphone
1 3 (42.86%) FMCG
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Document Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Korn
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
1 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) NetIQ
4 1 (14.29%) HP