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 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 48 42
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.63% 1.37% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.48% 7.26% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 14
Median daily rate £263 £270 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -34.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £208 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £439 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -16.66% +12.87%  

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 161 124 243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 25.52% 18.93% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 64 106
Median daily rate £395 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.75% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £153 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £13.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.81 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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
Welwyn Garden City +4 1 £325 -23.52% 1
Welwyn - 1 £263 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £160 - 1
Windows Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) ITIL
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (31.25%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) Migration
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (25.00%) SCCM
7 4 (25.00%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (18.75%) LAN
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco
8 3 (18.75%) WAN
8 3 (18.75%) Internet
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
2 2 (12.50%) WLAN
3 1 (6.25%) ATM
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.25%) SNMP
3 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Migration Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Service Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) EPoS
1 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Android
6 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (6.25%) VMS
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Web Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Firmware
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
2 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Apple
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) Toshiba
6 1 (6.25%) Adobe
6 1 (6.25%) BMC
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Remedy
6 1 (6.25%) Retalix