Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 61 57
Rank change year-on-year -18 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.88% 2.63% 2.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.28% 8.07% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 12
Essex median daily rate £363 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +27.27% +8.91%
10th Percentile £310 £260 £150
90th Percentile £543 £388 £399
East of England median daily rate £273 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -22.14% +7.69% +35.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Essex median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £29.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -43.55% -7.94%
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year -21.21% -42.61% +13.86%

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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 206 285 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 25.75% 32.57% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 151 130
Essex median daily rate £425 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £149 £200 £176
90th Percentile £600 £480 £575
East of England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 79 78
Essex median hourly rate £33.25 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.50% -13.16% +15.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.75 £15.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £37.37 £40.40
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Essex

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Essex

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Essex

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Essex

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex 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
Witham - 5 £350 -
Colchester +14 3 £500 -
Maldon - 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
East of 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (40.00%) Firewall
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco
7 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (40.00%) SCCM
7 6 (40.00%) vSphere
7 6 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (33.33%) Skype
8 5 (33.33%) NX-OS
8 5 (33.33%) vCenter Server
8 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (33.33%) HSRP
8 5 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (33.33%) DFS Replication
8 5 (33.33%) Junos
8 5 (33.33%) Skype for Business
8 5 (33.33%) iSCSI
8 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (33.33%) DHCP
8 5 (33.33%) NFS
8 5 (33.33%) SNMP
8 5 (33.33%) VPN

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (13.33%) MS Project Server
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) OneDrive
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) BGP
2 5 (33.33%) DHCP
2 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 5 (33.33%) HSRP
2 5 (33.33%) IPsec
2 5 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 5 (33.33%) Junos
2 5 (33.33%) NX-OS
2 5 (33.33%) OSPF
2 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 5 (33.33%) Skype
2 5 (33.33%) SNMP
2 5 (33.33%) SSL
2 5 (33.33%) VPN
2 5 (33.33%) VRRP
2 5 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) High Availability
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
1 2 (13.33%) Server Building
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) vSphere
3 5 (33.33%) DFS Replication
3 5 (33.33%) NFS
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (6.67%) Terminal Server
5 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 5 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (33.33%) vCenter Server
3 1 (6.67%) PowerCLI
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) Clearswift
4 5 (33.33%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Huawei
4 5 (33.33%) Juniper
4 5 (33.33%) McAfee
4 5 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.67%) Brocade
6 1 (6.67%) F5
6 1 (6.67%) IBM