Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 92 61
Rank change year-on-year +6 -31 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.41% 1.61% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.91% 5.24% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 14
Essex median daily rate £388 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +28.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £176 £313 £204
90th Percentile £458 £525 £388
East of England median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.43% - +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Essex median hourly rate £26.90 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.92% - -
East of England median hourly rate £34.70 £16.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +116.88% -43.36% +26.97%

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 358 267 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.05% 30.62% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 166 120
Essex median daily rate £475 £447 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.26% +38.60% -14.00%
10th Percentile £173 £201 £163
90th Percentile £600 £587 £438
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 101
Essex median hourly rate £16.88 £26.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.64% +58.91% -36.54%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.20 £14.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £34.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% -1.49%

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 20 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Essex over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 August 2018. 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
Colchester -5 2 £450 -
Ingatestone - 1 £163 -
Brentwood - 1 £450 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) HP
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) Office 365
5 5 (35.71%) XenApp
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 5 (35.71%) Citrix
5 5 (35.71%) DHCP
5 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) MCSA
6 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (28.57%) SCCM
6 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
6 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
6 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (21.43%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (21.43%) High Availability
7 3 (21.43%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DHCP
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) IT Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Project Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) DBA
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Integration Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) XML
1 3 (21.43%) XSD
1 3 (21.43%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
1 3 (21.43%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) High Availability
2 3 (21.43%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Server Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCSA
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) HL7
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) HP
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
4 3 (21.43%) InterSystems
5 2 (14.29%) Apple
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat