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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 68 40 29
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 56 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.82% 3.75% 4.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.42% 15.47% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 38
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £142 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £24.00 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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
288 362 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.51% 24.23% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 154 158
Average daily rate £313 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £158 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 46
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.08 £24.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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
Leicestershire -4 9 £263 - 7
Nottinghamshire -15 8 £400 +45.45% 9
Lincolnshire -3 4 £205 -56.84%
Northamptonshire -8 4 £407 +132.57%
Derbyshire -7 2 £305 -6.15% 3
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (60.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 43 (58.90%) Active Directory
4 39 (53.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
5 33 (45.21%) VMware
6 26 (35.62%) MS Exchange
7 25 (34.25%) Cisco
8 19 (26.03%) Firewall
8 19 (26.03%) Hyper-V
8 19 (26.03%) Windows 7
9 18 (24.66%) HP
10 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
10 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
11 15 (20.55%) Migration
11 15 (20.55%) ITIL
11 15 (20.55%) DNS
11 15 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (19.18%) Linux
12 14 (19.18%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (17.81%) MS Office
14 12 (16.44%) Citrix
14 12 (16.44%) SAN
14 12 (16.44%) Clustering
15 11 (15.07%) Wireless
15 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
15 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
15 11 (15.07%) Windows 8
16 10 (13.70%) PBX

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 26 (35.62%) MS Exchange
2 15 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
4 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (9.59%) IIS
5 7 (9.59%) Lync
6 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (8.22%) IBM Notes
7 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.37%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (17.81%) MS Office
2 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) Firewall
2 15 (20.55%) DNS
3 12 (16.44%) SAN
4 11 (15.07%) Wireless
4 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
5 10 (13.70%) PBX
6 8 (10.96%) VoIP
6 8 (10.96%) DHCP
7 7 (9.59%) iSCSI
8 6 (8.22%) BIG-IP
8 6 (8.22%) CTI
9 4 (5.48%) Intranet
9 4 (5.48%) Internet
9 4 (5.48%) IP Telephony
9 4 (5.48%) LAN
9 4 (5.48%) WAN
9 4 (5.48%) VLAN
9 4 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.11%) IPv4
11 2 (2.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.37%) ProC
General
1 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.74%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Analyst
2 11 (15.07%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (13.70%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Server Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) VoIP Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Senior VoIP Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 5 (6.85%) Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Administrator
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) .NET
1 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.37%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Clustering
2 6 (8.22%) HP Storage
3 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.48%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.48%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.48%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (4.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (60.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 39 (53.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (26.03%) Windows 7
5 14 (19.18%) Linux
6 11 (15.07%) Windows 8
7 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
7 8 (10.96%) Ubuntu
8 6 (8.22%) CentOS
9 3 (4.11%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (4.11%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.37%) VMS
10 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) ITIL
1 15 (20.55%) Migration
2 14 (19.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (10.96%) Change Management
3 8 (10.96%) Change Control
3 8 (10.96%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (9.59%) Incident Management
4 7 (9.59%) ITSM
4 7 (9.59%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.22%) Service Management
5 6 (8.22%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.48%) Server Building
6 4 (5.48%) Data Protection
6 4 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.48%) Network Management
7 3 (4.11%) Logistics
7 3 (4.11%) Project Management
7 3 (4.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.74%) Software Licensing
8 2 (2.74%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.11%) MCP
5 3 (4.11%) MCSE
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.74%) MCITP
7 1 (1.37%) Degree
7 1 (1.37%) CCNP
7 1 (1.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (58.90%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.03%) Hyper-V
3 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.96%) NFS
5 6 (8.22%) vSphere
6 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
6 4 (5.48%) XenApp
7 3 (4.11%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.37%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) SCCM
2 6 (8.22%) OVSD
3 3 (4.11%) WSUS
4 2 (2.74%) SCOM
4 2 (2.74%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
1 33 (45.21%) VMware
2 25 (34.25%) Cisco
3 18 (24.66%) HP
4 12 (16.44%) Citrix
5 8 (10.96%) NetApp
6 7 (9.59%) F5
7 6 (8.22%) Lotus
7 6 (8.22%) Altiris
8 4 (5.48%) EMC
8 4 (5.48%) Exinda
8 4 (5.48%) Riverbed
8 4 (5.48%) Meraki
9 3 (4.11%) Veeam
9 3 (4.11%) Dell
9 3 (4.11%) IBM
9 3 (4.11%) Sophos
10 2 (2.74%) CA
10 2 (2.74%) Symantec
10 2 (2.74%) MobileIron
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