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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 44 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.95% 2.20% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.71% 8.26% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £300 £280 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £196 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £336 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £310
% change year-on-year +8.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £84.50 -
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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 170 121 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 41.36% 26.65% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 60 71
Median daily rate £335 £348 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.59% -10.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £177 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 13
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.96% -29.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £19.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £155 -
Colchester +2 1 £425 +51.78%
Chelmsford - 1 £320 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) Citrix
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) Internet
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (30.77%) XenApp
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Process Management
7 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) DHCP
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) VPN
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) ERP
7 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (15.38%) MCSA
8 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) MySQL
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
8 2 (15.38%) VoIP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) Internet
3 3 (23.08%) DHCP
3 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
4 2 (15.38%) NAS
4 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Information Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) IT Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) IT Support
2 3 (23.08%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Technology Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Packager
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix Support
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Life Science
1 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
1 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) LPAR
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 1 (7.69%) AIX
7 1 (7.69%) CentOS
7 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ERP
1 3 (23.08%) Process Management
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCSA
2 2 (15.38%) MOS
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) XenApp
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (15.38%) Terminal Server
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds