Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 77 65
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.30% 1.86% 1.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.95% 5.23% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 6
Essex median daily rate £320 £323 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.78% +6.61% +0.83%
10th Percentile £202 £148 £163
90th Percentile £398 £485 £406
East of England median daily rate £275 £323 £300
% change year-on-year -14.73% +7.50% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Essex median hourly rate - - £150.00
East of England median hourly rate £52.50 £16.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +213.43% -62.78% +114.29%

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 182 287 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.38% 35.65% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 178 121
Essex median daily rate £450 £421 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +20.29% -
10th Percentile £245 £253 £185
90th Percentile £638 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 85
Essex median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +112.12% -19.51%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.25 £14.40
90th Percentile £75.00 £52.60 £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -15.28% +2.86% -

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 23 May 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
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 23 May 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
Witham - 4 £320 -
Colchester -2 1 £450 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 6 (66.67%) SCCM
3 6 (66.67%) HP
4 5 (55.56%) DHCP
4 5 (55.56%) DNS
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) Huawei
5 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) Juniper
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) Clearswift
5 4 (44.44%) vCenter Server
5 4 (44.44%) DFS Replication
5 4 (44.44%) vSphere
5 4 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (33.33%) HSRP
6 3 (33.33%) Skype
6 3 (33.33%) NX-OS
6 3 (33.33%) 802.1X

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 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (33.33%) HSRP
3 3 (33.33%) IPsec
3 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 3 (33.33%) Junos
3 3 (33.33%) NX-OS
3 3 (33.33%) OSPF
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) Skype
3 3 (33.33%) SNMP
3 3 (33.33%) SSL
3 3 (33.33%) VRRP
3 3 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Server Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Wintel Server Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Project Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) High Availability
1 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (11.11%) Server Building
1 1 (11.11%) Service Management
1 1 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) DFS Replication
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) NFS
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) SCCM
2 4 (44.44%) vCenter Server
3 3 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (22.22%) SCOM
5 1 (11.11%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Clearswift
3 4 (44.44%) Huawei
3 4 (44.44%) Juniper
4 3 (33.33%) McAfee
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) 3PAR
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 1 (11.11%) F5