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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 42 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 55 74 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.50% 4.54% 3.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.59% 20.44% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 15
Average hourly rate £23.00 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £29.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
377 362 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 24.01% 22.19% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 180 129
Average daily rate £328 £275 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £80 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 49 83
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £53.00 £52.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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
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 18 September 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
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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 +2 17 - - 7
Northamptonshire +8 11 £175 -54.83% 7
Nottinghamshire 0 10 £275 - 6
Derbyshire +5 9 £338 -8.78%
Lincolnshire +2 8 £475 +124.85% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (68.09%) Active Directory
3 57 (60.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (51.06%) Microsoft
5 43 (45.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (38.30%) Windows 7
7 33 (35.11%) Citrix
8 32 (34.04%) VMware
9 30 (31.91%) Windows XP
9 30 (31.91%) MS Exchange
10 29 (30.85%) Migration
11 28 (29.79%) Cisco
12 20 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (18.09%) MS Office
13 17 (18.09%) ITIL
14 16 (17.02%) DNS
15 15 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (14.89%) Hyper-V
16 14 (14.89%) SCCM
16 14 (14.89%) Firewall
16 14 (14.89%) WAN
17 13 (13.83%) LAN
17 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
17 13 (13.83%) HP
17 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (13.83%) XenApp
18 10 (10.64%) Kerberos
18 10 (10.64%) SQL
18 10 (10.64%) LDAP

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 30 (31.91%) MS Exchange
2 20 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (6.38%) Apache
5 6 (6.38%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.32%) IIS
6 5 (5.32%) Lync
7 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.06%) Quickr
8 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (18.09%) MS Office
2 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) CATIA
3 1 (1.06%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.57%) Office 365
2 4 (4.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.02%) DNS
2 14 (14.89%) WAN
2 14 (14.89%) Firewall
3 13 (13.83%) LAN
4 10 (10.64%) LDAP
4 10 (10.64%) Kerberos
5 8 (8.51%) DHCP
5 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
6 7 (7.45%) SAN
7 6 (6.38%) Internet
7 6 (6.38%) VoIP
7 6 (6.38%) IPsec
8 5 (5.32%) VLAN
9 4 (4.26%) Wireless
10 2 (2.13%) Network Security
10 2 (2.13%) SNMP
10 2 (2.13%) Intranet
11 1 (1.06%) VPN
11 1 (1.06%) MPLS
11 1 (1.06%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.38%) MySQL
3 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) NUnit
1 4 (4.26%) Moq
2 2 (2.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 2 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.26%) Retail
2 3 (3.19%) Local Government
2 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (27.66%) Analyst
2 15 (15.96%) Support Engineer
3 14 (14.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (13.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (12.77%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Server Support
7 6 (6.38%) Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Server Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Active Directory Specialist
7 6 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) IT Support
8 5 (5.32%) Server Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.26%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) .NET
1 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET
1 4 (4.26%) ADSI
1 4 (4.26%) NHibernate
1 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (4.26%) StructureMap
2 1 (1.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) PKI
2 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.32%) Open Source
3 4 (4.26%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (4.26%) Clustering
4 3 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.13%) FMCG
5 2 (2.13%) PDA
5 2 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.13%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (60.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (45.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (38.30%) Windows 7
5 30 (31.91%) Windows XP
6 8 (8.51%) Linux
6 8 (8.51%) Windows 8
7 7 (7.45%) UNIX
8 6 (6.38%) CentOS
9 4 (4.26%) Windows Vista
9 4 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.06%) Solaris
11 1 (1.06%) SUSE
11 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.85%) Migration
2 17 (18.09%) ITIL
3 7 (7.45%) Project Management
3 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
4 4 (4.26%) Service Delivery
4 4 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (4.26%) MVC
4 4 (4.26%) Scrum
4 4 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (4.26%) Line Management
5 3 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.19%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.13%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.13%) OOP
6 2 (2.13%) OO
6 2 (2.13%) Validation
6 2 (2.13%) Logistics
7 1 (1.06%) Network Design
7 1 (1.06%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) SQL
1 10 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.32%) VB
3 4 (4.26%) C#
4 3 (3.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.57%) MCSE
2 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.06%) MCP
5 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.06%) CCNP
5 1 (1.06%) CCNA
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (68.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.89%) Hyper-V
3 13 (13.83%) XenApp
3 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (10.64%) XenDesktop
5 9 (9.57%) XenServer
6 5 (5.32%) vSphere
6 5 (5.32%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.13%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (14.89%) SCCM
2 4 (4.26%) SCOM
2 4 (4.26%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.06%) WSUS
4 1 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.06%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 48 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 33 (35.11%) Citrix
3 32 (34.04%) VMware
4 28 (29.79%) Cisco
5 13 (13.83%) HP
6 7 (7.45%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.26%) Dell
7 4 (4.26%) Google
7 4 (4.26%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.19%) Remedy
8 3 (3.19%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.13%) Symantec
9 2 (2.13%) IBM
9 2 (2.13%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.06%) Lotus
10 1 (1.06%) McAfee
10 1 (1.06%) Sophos
10 1 (1.06%) Websense
10 1 (1.06%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.06%) Veeam