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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 71 54
Rank change year-on-year -13 -17  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 41 58 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.93% 2.31% 3.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.82% 10.78% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 38
Median daily rate £325 £343 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.10% +37.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +7.20% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 22
Median hourly rate £16.75 £58.75 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.48% +176.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £42.50 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £105.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 524 538 629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.62% 21.40% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 291 298
Median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £165 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £507 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 85 115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £57.50 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +13 15 £350 +11.55% 4
Hertfordshire -8 12 £338 -13.18% 4
Essex -16 7 £228 -18.75% 1
Bedfordshire -4 4 £350 +105.88%
Norfolk +1 2 - -
Suffolk -2 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (66.25%) Windows Server
3 48 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 48 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 43 (53.75%) Microsoft
5 31 (38.75%) VMware
6 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (27.50%) MS Excel
7 22 (27.50%) MS Exchange
7 22 (27.50%) Windows 7
8 20 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (23.75%) DNS
9 19 (23.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
11 17 (21.25%) DHCP
11 17 (21.25%) Citrix
11 17 (21.25%) Linux
11 17 (21.25%) ITIL
12 15 (18.75%) SQL
12 15 (18.75%) MCSE
12 15 (18.75%) SCCM
12 15 (18.75%) Office 365
13 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
13 14 (17.50%) Migration
13 14 (17.50%) Firewall
14 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
15 12 (15.00%) XenApp
15 12 (15.00%) MS Office
15 12 (15.00%) HP

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 22 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 19 (23.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.00%) IBM Notes
5 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.50%) IIS
7 1 (1.25%) Apache
7 1 (1.25%) OpenEdge
7 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.25%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.75%) Office 365
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.00%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.75%) SaaS
5 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) DNS
2 17 (21.25%) DHCP
3 14 (17.50%) Firewall
4 11 (13.75%) LAN
5 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 9 (11.25%) WAN
7 8 (10.00%) SAN
8 7 (8.75%) Wireless
9 6 (7.50%) Internet
9 6 (7.50%) VPN
10 4 (5.00%) WLAN
11 3 (3.75%) VLAN
11 3 (3.75%) VoIP
12 2 (2.50%) ADSL
12 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
12 2 (2.50%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.50%) NAS
12 2 (2.50%) SMTP
12 2 (2.50%) Unified Communications
12 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.50%) Big Data
6 2 (2.50%) MySQL
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.50%) MSI
2 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.00%) Marketing
3 3 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Local Government
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Analyst
3 12 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (13.75%) Support Analyst
5 10 (12.50%) IT Support
6 9 (11.25%) Consultant
7 7 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (7.50%) Administrator
8 6 (7.50%) IT Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) IT Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (6.25%) Office 365 Consultant
9 5 (6.25%) System Design Authority
10 4 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) SQL DBA
10 4 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) .NET
1 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.25%) Middleware
2 1 (1.25%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) Clustering
5 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.75%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.50%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.50%) EPoS
6 2 (2.50%) Life Science
6 2 (2.50%) NHS
6 2 (2.50%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.25%) iPhone
7 1 (1.25%) LPAR
7 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (66.25%) Windows Server
3 48 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (27.50%) Windows 7
6 17 (21.25%) Linux
7 9 (11.25%) Windows XP
8 8 (10.00%) Windows 10
9 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (7.50%) Windows 8
11 5 (6.25%) Unix
12 4 (5.00%) Windows Vista
13 3 (3.75%) Android
13 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
13 3 (3.75%) Ubuntu
14 2 (2.50%) CentOS
14 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (1.25%) AIX
15 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
15 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.25%) ITIL
2 14 (17.50%) Migration
3 8 (10.00%) Project Management
4 7 (8.75%) PRINCE
4 7 (8.75%) PRINCE2
4 7 (8.75%) Risk Management
5 6 (7.50%) Change Management
5 6 (7.50%) Data Migration
5 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.25%) Requirements Management
6 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.75%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.75%) ERP
8 3 (3.75%) Information Management
8 3 (3.75%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.75%) Process Management
8 3 (3.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) SQL
2 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.75%) C
3 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.50%) C++
4 2 (2.50%) Python
4 2 (2.50%) VBScript
5 1 (1.25%) Java
5 1 (1.25%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (18.75%) MCSE
3 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) MCITP
5 7 (8.75%) DV Cleared
6 6 (7.50%) Degree
6 6 (7.50%) MCSA
7 5 (6.25%) CCNA
7 5 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.00%) MCP
9 3 (3.75%) CCNP
10 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
10 2 (2.50%) MOS
11 1 (1.25%) CCIP
11 1 (1.25%) CCSP
11 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.25%) PMP
11 1 (1.25%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) SLA
2 7 (8.75%) JSP 440
System Software
1 48 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (21.25%) Hyper-V
4 12 (15.00%) XenApp
5 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.75%) vSphere
7 2 (2.50%) Firmware
7 2 (2.50%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.25%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) SCCM
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (3.75%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.50%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.50%) WSUS
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.25%) OpenView
5 1 (1.25%) SCOM
5 1 (1.25%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (53.75%) Microsoft
2 31 (38.75%) VMware
3 17 (21.25%) Citrix
4 12 (15.00%) HP
5 9 (11.25%) Cisco
6 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.75%) Dell
8 6 (7.50%) Apple
9 5 (6.25%) IBM
10 4 (5.00%) Lotus
11 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.75%) Oracle
12 2 (2.50%) Acronis
12 2 (2.50%) BMC
12 2 (2.50%) NetApp
12 2 (2.50%) Symantec
12 2 (2.50%) Toshiba
13 1 (1.25%) Mitel
13 1 (1.25%) PTC
13 1 (1.25%) Remedy