The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Middlesex 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 12 27
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.55% 7.50% 2.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 30.00% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £388 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
40 50 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.50% 25.00% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 25
Average daily rate £394 £570 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.92% +42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +75.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
South East

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
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 16 April 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%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) PKI
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (22.22%) AppSense
6 2 (22.22%) S/MIME
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) Smartcard
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) XenApp
6 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (11.11%) GCP
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 1 (11.11%) SAP
7 1 (11.11%) Web Services

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) S/MIME
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Services Delivery Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Author
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Author
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Sales Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Packager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) MSI Packager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
1 2 (22.22%) Smartcard
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (11.11%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) AppSense
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) 3PAR