The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 39 78 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.41% 5.95% 4.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 27.56% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 30
Average daily rate £275 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £324 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.13 £32.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
351 283 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.68% 21.57% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 103 118
Average daily rate £225 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £175 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 60 50
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.45 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £27.65 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
England

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 16 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -11 18 £250 +26.58% 4
Nottinghamshire -7 12 £288 +4.54% 9
Lincolnshire -5 2 - - 2
Derbyshire -19 1 £375 +53.06% 1
Northamptonshire -27 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (69.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (53.66%) Microsoft
4 41 (50.00%) VMware
5 40 (48.78%) Active Directory
6 29 (35.37%) Citrix
7 26 (31.71%) Windows XP
8 22 (26.83%) MS Exchange
9 18 (21.95%) ITIL
9 18 (21.95%) HP
10 17 (20.73%) Cisco
10 17 (20.73%) SQL
10 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
10 17 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (19.51%) SAN
11 16 (19.51%) Migration
12 14 (17.07%) IIS
12 14 (17.07%) Windows 7
13 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
13 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
13 13 (15.85%) SCCM
13 13 (15.85%) SCOM
14 12 (14.63%) vSphere
15 11 (13.41%) MS Office
15 11 (13.41%) MCSE
16 10 (12.20%) Oracle
16 10 (12.20%) Dell
17 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 22 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 17 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (17.07%) IIS
4 9 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.88%) Lync
7 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) MS Office
2 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) SAN
2 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.98%) Firewall
3 8 (9.76%) DNS
4 7 (8.54%) Internet
5 6 (7.32%) LAN
5 6 (7.32%) WAN
6 5 (6.10%) VoIP
7 4 (4.88%) DHCP
7 4 (4.88%) NAS
7 4 (4.88%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.66%) Wireless
8 3 (3.66%) VLAN
9 2 (2.44%) SMTP
10 1 (1.22%) FTP
10 1 (1.22%) ADSL
10 1 (1.22%) PBX
10 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.88%) Essbase
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) NUnit
1 2 (2.44%) Moq
2 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.66%) Finance
1 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.22%) Banking
2 1 (1.22%) Billing
2 1 (1.22%) Local Government
2 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Support Engineer
2 11 (13.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Consultant
4 7 (8.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) IT Support
7 4 (4.88%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Project Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Technical Support Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) .NET
2 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.44%) NHibernate
3 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.44%) StructureMap
4 1 (1.22%) HTML
4 1 (1.22%) CSS
4 1 (1.22%) LAMP
4 1 (1.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Clustering
2 2 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (2.44%) iPad
2 2 (2.44%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (69.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (31.71%) Windows XP
4 14 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.54%) Linux
6 4 (4.88%) Windows 2000
6 4 (4.88%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.66%) UNIX
8 2 (2.44%) SUSE
8 2 (2.44%) Android
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) ITIL
2 16 (19.51%) Migration
3 5 (6.10%) Change Management
4 4 (4.88%) ITSM
4 4 (4.88%) Incident Management
4 4 (4.88%) Problem Management
4 4 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.66%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.66%) E-Commerce
5 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.66%) Project Management
6 2 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.44%) MVC
6 2 (2.44%) Scrum
6 2 (2.44%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.22%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.22%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.73%) SQL
2 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.10%) VB
4 4 (4.88%) VBScript
4 4 (4.88%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
2 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) MCSE
4 6 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.10%) MCP
6 3 (3.66%) MCITP
7 2 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.44%) Degree
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.22%) MCSD
8 1 (1.22%) CCNP
8 1 (1.22%) CCNA
8 1 (1.22%) CCA
8 1 (1.22%) MCPD
8 1 (1.22%) MCTS
8 1 (1.22%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.22%) VCP4
8 1 (1.22%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) GPG13
3 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 40 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.63%) vSphere
4 9 (10.98%) XenApp
5 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.66%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.66%) NFS
6 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.22%) Postfix
8 1 (1.22%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 13 (15.85%) SCCM
1 13 (15.85%) SCOM
2 9 (10.98%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.22%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 44 (53.66%) Microsoft
2 41 (50.00%) VMware
3 29 (35.37%) Citrix
4 18 (21.95%) HP
5 17 (20.73%) Cisco
6 10 (12.20%) Oracle
6 10 (12.20%) Dell
7 4 (4.88%) Altiris
7 4 (4.88%) Kaspersky
7 4 (4.88%) Remedy
8 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.66%) EMC
9 2 (2.44%) SAP
9 2 (2.44%) IBM
9 2 (2.44%) Siemens
10 1 (1.22%) Hyperion
10 1 (1.22%) Capita
10 1 (1.22%) AppSense
10 1 (1.22%) Veeam
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