The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 64 29
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 39 34 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.78% 2.26% 4.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.91% 9.69% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £307 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.25 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.35% +18.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £27.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £29.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Windows Server 2008
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
302 351 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.49% 23.35% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 167 106
Average daily rate £325 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £70 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 72 72
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East Midlands region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +30 11 £275 -24.13% 3
Leicestershire +9 9 £338 - 10
Nottinghamshire -7 9 £225 -35.71% 4
Northamptonshire -12 5 £175 -41.66% 2
Lincolnshire 0 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 49 (62.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 46 (58.97%) Microsoft
5 37 (47.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (33.33%) DNS
6 26 (33.33%) VMware
7 23 (29.49%) MS Exchange
8 22 (28.21%) Windows 7
9 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (24.36%) Migration
11 16 (20.51%) SCCM
12 15 (19.23%) Windows XP
13 14 (17.95%) MS Office
14 13 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 13 (16.67%) Cisco
14 13 (16.67%) Office 365
15 12 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
15 12 (15.38%) MCSE
16 11 (14.10%) DHCP
16 11 (14.10%) WAN
17 10 (12.82%) SQL
17 10 (12.82%) Citrix
17 10 (12.82%) Firewall
17 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
18 9 (11.54%) SCOM
18 9 (11.54%) Windows Vista
18 9 (11.54%) ITIL
18 9 (11.54%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (29.49%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.69%) Lync
5 5 (6.41%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.56%) IIS
8 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.28%) Quickr
9 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (17.95%) MS Office
2 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (1.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) DNS
2 13 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 11 (14.10%) DHCP
3 11 (14.10%) WAN
4 10 (12.82%) Firewall
5 9 (11.54%) LAN
6 7 (8.97%) LDAP
6 7 (8.97%) Kerberos
7 6 (7.69%) IPsec
7 6 (7.69%) Internet
7 6 (7.69%) VLAN
8 3 (3.85%) Network Security
8 3 (3.85%) SAN
8 3 (3.85%) VoIP
9 2 (2.56%) SNMP
9 2 (2.56%) VPN
9 2 (2.56%) Intranet
10 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.28%) Cognos Transformer
2 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MSI
2 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.56%) Retail
2 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) 3rd Line Support
2 14 (17.95%) Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Active Directory Specialist
5 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Server Support
6 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.56%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) PKI
1 7 (8.97%) Clustering
2 6 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.56%) AS400
3 2 (2.56%) iSeries
3 2 (2.56%) FMCG
4 1 (1.28%) PDA
4 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (62.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 37 (47.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (28.21%) Windows 7
5 15 (19.23%) Windows XP
6 9 (11.54%) Windows Vista
7 6 (7.69%) Windows 2000
7 6 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.85%) Linux
9 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Migration
2 9 (11.54%) ITIL
3 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
3 7 (8.97%) OOP
3 7 (8.97%) OO
4 6 (7.69%) Validation
4 6 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.41%) Project Management
5 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.13%) Line Management
7 2 (2.56%) Logistics
7 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.56%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.56%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (1.28%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.28%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.28%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.82%) SQL
2 8 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.97%) VB
4 1 (1.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (15.38%) MCSE
3 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.69%) MCITP
5 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.28%) Degree
7 1 (1.28%) HP APS
7 1 (1.28%) CCENT
7 1 (1.28%) CCNP
7 1 (1.28%) CCNA
7 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.28%) MCP
7 1 (1.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.69%) XenApp
4 5 (6.41%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (6.41%) ISA Server
5 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.85%) vSphere
6 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.56%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.28%) XenServer
8 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (20.51%) SCCM
2 9 (11.54%) SCOM
3 7 (8.97%) WSUS
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.28%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 26 (33.33%) VMware
3 13 (16.67%) Cisco
4 10 (12.82%) Citrix
5 4 (5.13%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.13%) HP
6 3 (3.85%) IBM
7 2 (2.56%) McAfee
7 2 (2.56%) Apple
7 2 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (1.28%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.28%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.28%) Veeam
8 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.28%) Dell
8 1 (1.28%) Avaya
8 1 (1.28%) Nokia
8 1 (1.28%) Lotus
8 1 (1.28%) Websense
8 1 (1.28%) Cognos
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