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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 45 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 41 52 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.64% 3.61% 5.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.39% 16.20% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £312 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +13.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £423 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £29.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
360 321 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.18% 22.29% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 138 108
Average daily rate £336 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+205.68% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £70 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 68 55
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £29.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Nottinghamshire -10 17 £249 +4.73% 6
Derbyshire +16 9 £313 -16.66% 3
Leicestershire -9 5 £325 +23.80% 4
Northamptonshire -6 4 £675 - 1
Lincolnshire -5 3 - - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 44 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 39 (48.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (43.75%) VMware
7 27 (33.75%) MS Exchange
8 26 (32.50%) Windows 7
9 23 (28.75%) DNS
10 22 (27.50%) SCCM
11 16 (20.00%) MS Office
11 16 (20.00%) Office 365
12 15 (18.75%) Windows XP
12 15 (18.75%) Cisco
12 15 (18.75%) DHCP
12 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (16.25%) Migration
14 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
15 12 (15.00%) Hyper-V
15 12 (15.00%) Windows 8
16 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
16 11 (13.75%) SQL
17 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
17 10 (12.50%) Firewall
17 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
18 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 9 (11.25%) Lync
18 9 (11.25%) WAN
19 8 (10.00%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 27 (33.75%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (11.25%) Lync
5 7 (8.75%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.75%) NetWeaver
8 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.50%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.75%) DNS
2 15 (18.75%) DHCP
3 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 10 (12.50%) Firewall
4 9 (11.25%) WAN
5 8 (10.00%) LAN
6 7 (8.75%) VLAN
7 6 (7.50%) SAN
8 4 (5.00%) IP Telephony
9 3 (3.75%) Wireless
10 2 (2.50%) VPN
10 2 (2.50%) Kerberos
10 2 (2.50%) Internet
10 2 (2.50%) LDAP
10 2 (2.50%) VoIP
11 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.25%) Network Security
11 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.25%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.75%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.25%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MSI
2 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 15 (18.75%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (8.75%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Server Support
8 5 (6.25%) IT Support
8 5 (6.25%) Consultant
8 5 (6.25%) Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Administrator
10 3 (3.75%) Architect
10 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.75%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.25%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Clustering
2 6 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.50%) AS400
4 2 (2.50%) PKI
4 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.25%) iSeries
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (48.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (32.50%) Windows 7
5 15 (18.75%) Windows XP
6 12 (15.00%) Windows 8
7 8 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 6 (7.50%) Linux
8 6 (7.50%) Windows 2000
9 4 (5.00%) UNIX
9 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) Migration
2 7 (8.75%) OOP
2 7 (8.75%) OO
3 6 (7.50%) Validation
3 6 (7.50%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.25%) ITIL
5 4 (5.00%) Line Management
6 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.50%) Project Management
6 2 (2.50%) Change Management
6 2 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.50%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (2.50%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.50%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.25%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.25%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 7 (8.75%) VB
3 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.25%) Python
4 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.00%) MCSE
3 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.50%) MCITP
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.50%) MCP
5 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.50%) VCP4
6 1 (1.25%) CCENT
6 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) HP APS
6 1 (1.25%) MCTS
6 1 (1.25%) Degree
6 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.25%) CCNP
6 1 (1.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.50%) vSphere
5 5 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (6.25%) ISA Server
6 3 (3.75%) XenApp
7 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.25%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.25%) XenServer
8 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (27.50%) SCCM
2 8 (10.00%) SCOM
3 7 (8.75%) WSUS
4 2 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 40 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (43.75%) VMware
3 15 (18.75%) Cisco
4 6 (7.50%) Citrix
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle
5 3 (3.75%) SAP
5 3 (3.75%) Apple
5 3 (3.75%) HP
6 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.50%) NetApp
6 2 (2.50%) Lotus
7 1 (1.25%) Lumension
7 1 (1.25%) Veeam
7 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.25%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.25%) Teradata
7 1 (1.25%) Cognos
7 1 (1.25%) McAfee
7 1 (1.25%) Websense
7 1 (1.25%) Nokia
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