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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 75 55
Rank change year-on-year -38 -20  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 58 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.11% 2.27% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.39% 9.31% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 68
Median daily rate £375 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +75.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £164 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £451 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year - +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £18.15 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £46.50 £40.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -22.09% +14.66%  

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 592 623 822
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 25.19% 24.35% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 785 987
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £138 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 218 278
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.75 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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
Essex -20 9 £438 +25.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 7 £375 - 2
Bedfordshire -18 7 £155 -63.52% 6
Hertfordshire -8 3 £211 -33.46% 4
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (76.12%) Windows Server
3 36 (53.73%) Active Directory
3 36 (53.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (46.27%) Microsoft
5 25 (37.31%) VMware
6 20 (29.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (29.85%) ITIL
7 19 (28.36%) DNS
8 17 (25.37%) Windows 7
9 16 (23.88%) SCCM
9 16 (23.88%) DHCP
10 15 (22.39%) Migration
11 14 (20.90%) Firewall
11 14 (20.90%) SQL
12 13 (19.40%) Citrix
12 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (19.40%) Hyper-V
13 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (17.91%) VPN
14 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
14 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
14 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (16.42%) Linux
14 11 (16.42%) Office 365
15 10 (14.93%) Windows 10
15 10 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
16 9 (13.43%) LAN
16 9 (13.43%) WAN

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 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.97%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.99%) IIS
7 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.49%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) G Suite
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) SaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) IaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.36%) DNS
2 16 (23.88%) DHCP
3 14 (20.90%) Firewall
4 12 (17.91%) VPN
5 9 (13.43%) LAN
5 9 (13.43%) WAN
6 7 (10.45%) Internet
7 5 (7.46%) SAN
8 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.97%) Wireless
9 3 (4.48%) VoIP
9 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.99%) WLAN
11 1 (1.49%) ATM
11 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.49%) OSPF
11 1 (1.49%) SMTP
11 1 (1.49%) SNMP
11 1 (1.49%) VRRP
11 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) Big Data
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.49%) MSI
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
1 3 (4.48%) Marketing
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Billing
3 1 (1.49%) Local Government
3 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Support Engineer
2 13 (19.40%) Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) Support Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) IT Support
5 9 (13.43%) IT Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) IT Support Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) DBA
8 4 (5.97%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (5.97%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) SQL DBA
9 3 (4.48%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Clustering
3 3 (4.48%) EPoS
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.99%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.49%) LPAR
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (76.12%) Windows Server
3 36 (53.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (29.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (25.37%) Windows 7
6 11 (16.42%) Linux
7 10 (14.93%) Windows 10
8 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
9 6 (8.96%) Windows 8
10 5 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (5.97%) Apple iOS
12 3 (4.48%) Android
12 3 (4.48%) Windows Vista
13 2 (2.99%) CentOS
13 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
13 2 (2.99%) Ubuntu
13 2 (2.99%) Unix
14 1 (1.49%) AIX
14 1 (1.49%) VMS
14 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) ITIL
2 15 (22.39%) Migration
3 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.96%) Capacity Management
4 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.46%) Project Management
6 4 (5.97%) Change Management
6 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.48%) BCP
7 3 (4.48%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.48%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.48%) ERP
7 3 (4.48%) High Availability
7 3 (4.48%) PRINCE
7 3 (4.48%) Process Management
7 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.99%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.99%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.99%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.99%) C++
4 2 (2.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.45%) MCSE
3 4 (5.97%) MCP
3 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.48%) MCITP
4 3 (4.48%) MCSA
5 2 (2.99%) CCNA
5 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.99%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) CCIP
6 1 (1.49%) CCNP
6 1 (1.49%) CCSP
6 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.49%) PMP
6 1 (1.49%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 36 (53.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.40%) Hyper-V
3 12 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.45%) XenApp
5 6 (8.96%) vSphere
6 5 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.99%) Firmware
8 1 (1.49%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (23.88%) SCCM
2 6 (8.96%) SCOM
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (4.48%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.99%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.49%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.49%) OpenView
6 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.49%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.31%) VMware
3 13 (19.40%) Citrix
4 8 (11.94%) Apple
5 7 (10.45%) Cisco
5 7 (10.45%) HP
6 6 (8.96%) Dell
6 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.97%) Google
7 4 (5.97%) Lotus
8 2 (2.99%) EMC
8 2 (2.99%) IBM
8 2 (2.99%) McAfee
8 2 (2.99%) Symantec
8 2 (2.99%) Toshiba
9 1 (1.49%) Adobe
9 1 (1.49%) BMC
9 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.49%) Remedy
9 1 (1.49%) Sophos
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