Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 96 67
Rank change year-on-year -45 -29 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 62 105 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.20% 2.17% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.47% 8.95% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 62 91
East of England median daily rate £273 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.14% +7.69% +35.42%
10th Percentile £125 £163 £156
90th Percentile £425 £459 £438
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 30
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -42.61% +13.86%
England median hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% +20.00% -12.50%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1134 1173 1394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.91% 24.26% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 620 671
East of England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £130 £157 £146
90th Percentile £550 £515 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 146 251
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.18 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.13 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the East of England

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the East of England

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the East of England

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the East of England

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -15 21 £305 -15.86% 3
Essex -18 15 £363 +3.57% 2
Bedfordshire -20 14 £130 -52.73% 1
Hertfordshire -16 10 £218 -20.91% 3
Suffolk +10 1 £120 -54.93%
Norfolk -19 1 £213 -54.55%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (80.65%) Windows Server
3 48 (77.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (66.13%) Active Directory
5 31 (50.00%) VMware
6 30 (48.39%) Microsoft
7 20 (32.26%) MS Exchange
8 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
9 18 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (29.03%) DNS
10 17 (27.42%) DHCP
10 17 (27.42%) HP
10 17 (27.42%) SAN
11 16 (25.81%) Cisco
11 16 (25.81%) vSphere
12 15 (24.19%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (24.19%) Windows 7
12 15 (24.19%) Citrix
13 13 (20.97%) VPN
13 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
14 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (19.35%) McAfee
14 12 (19.35%) LAN
14 12 (19.35%) ITIL
14 12 (19.35%) Firewall
15 11 (17.74%) WAN
15 11 (17.74%) XenApp
15 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (16.13%) Google
17 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 15 (24.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (9.68%) Skype for Business
5 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.23%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.61%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.61%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) G Suite
2 3 (4.84%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.03%) DNS
2 17 (27.42%) DHCP
2 17 (27.42%) SAN
3 13 (20.97%) VPN
4 12 (19.35%) Firewall
4 12 (19.35%) LAN
5 11 (17.74%) WAN
6 8 (12.90%) VoIP
7 7 (11.29%) Wireless
8 6 (9.68%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (8.06%) HSRP
9 5 (8.06%) IPsec
9 5 (8.06%) iSCSI
9 5 (8.06%) Junos
9 5 (8.06%) NX-OS
9 5 (8.06%) Skype
9 5 (8.06%) SNMP
9 5 (8.06%) SSL
9 5 (8.06%) VRRP
9 5 (8.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.61%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.61%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Military
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Support Engineer
3 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Support
3 10 (16.13%) Support Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (12.90%) Server Engineer
5 8 (12.90%) Server Support
6 7 (11.29%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 7 (11.29%) Senior Server Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Network Support
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Network Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Service Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.29%) RSA SecurID
3 4 (6.45%) HP Storage
3 4 (6.45%) Replication
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.84%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.61%) EPoS
5 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (80.65%) Windows Server
3 48 (77.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (24.19%) Windows 7
5 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (9.68%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.84%) Linux
7 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.23%) Unix
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.61%) Solaris
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) ITIL
2 9 (14.52%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (8.06%) Network Management
4 4 (6.45%) Change Control
4 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.45%) Migration
4 4 (6.45%) Network Optimisation
5 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.84%) Server Building
6 2 (3.23%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (3.23%) BCP
6 2 (3.23%) Break/Fix
6 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.23%) High Availability
6 2 (3.23%) IT Strategy
6 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.23%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (1.61%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) C
3 1 (1.61%) R
3 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.45%) MCSA
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) MCSE
4 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) CCNP
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.61%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (66.13%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.81%) vSphere
3 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
4 11 (17.74%) XenApp
5 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (8.06%) DFS Replication
6 5 (8.06%) NFS
7 3 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (8.06%) vCenter Server
3 4 (6.45%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.23%) SCOM
5 1 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) VMware
2 30 (48.39%) Microsoft
3 17 (27.42%) HP
4 16 (25.81%) Cisco
5 15 (24.19%) Citrix
6 12 (19.35%) McAfee
7 10 (16.13%) Google
8 5 (8.06%) Clearswift
8 5 (8.06%) Huawei
8 5 (8.06%) Juniper
8 5 (8.06%) NetApp
9 4 (6.45%) arcserve
9 4 (6.45%) CA
10 3 (4.84%) IBM
10 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.23%) Apple
11 2 (3.23%) Symantec
12 1 (1.61%) CommVault
12 1 (1.61%) PTC
12 1 (1.61%) Remedy