The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 46 36 32
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.03% 3.22% 4.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.34% 15.83% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 13
Median daily rate £350 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.96% +11.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £563 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £310
% change year-on-year +8.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £14.85
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 116 139 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.59% 20.32% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 72 75
Median daily rate £325 £388 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.12% +5.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 26
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £38.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Hertfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Watford -1 2 - - 2
Hatfield -11 2 £331 -33.75%
Stevenage 0 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £450 -
Welwyn - 1 £250 -
Windows Server 2008
East of England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 13 (72.22%) Windows Server
4 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (50.00%) ITIL
7 8 (44.44%) MS Office
8 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
8 7 (38.89%) SCCM
9 6 (33.33%) VMware
9 6 (33.33%) SQL
9 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
10 5 (27.78%) HP
10 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
10 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
10 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (27.78%) Migration
10 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (22.22%) SLA
11 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
12 3 (16.67%) Office 365
12 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
12 3 (16.67%) DHCP
12 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 3 (16.67%) DNS
12 3 (16.67%) Linux
12 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
12 3 (16.67%) PowerShell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
2 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (5.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DHCP
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.56%) SNMP
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (11.11%) Big Data
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 3 (16.67%) Migration Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) DBA
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) SCCM Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Service Support Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) Credit Risk
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) EPoS
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (11.11%) Android
7 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (11.11%) Unix
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Analytics
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) Release Management
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) Web Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
2 1 (5.56%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
4 1 (5.56%) Firmware
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) BladeLogic
2 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
3 1 (5.56%) OpenView
3 1 (5.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) BMC
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Adobe
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) Computacenter
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) PTC
5 1 (5.56%) Remedy
5 1 (5.56%) Retalix
5 1 (5.56%) Siemens
5 1 (5.56%) Toshiba