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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 53 64 24
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -40
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 45 38 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.59% 2.38% 5.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 11.11% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 15
Average daily rate
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£215 £263 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.09% -0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £428 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £24.13 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.23 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -19.04%
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
405 342 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.33% 21.42% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 142 103
Average daily rate £330 £238 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.94% -19.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £70 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 60
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £72.50 £27.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -2 22 £213 -26.08% 10
Lincolnshire +8 6 £188 - 6
Northamptonshire -4 6 £675 - 4
Derbyshire - 6 £241 - 8
Leicestershire -6 2 - - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (70.93%) Active Directory
3 46 (53.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (51.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (47.67%) VMware
6 38 (44.19%) Microsoft
7 29 (33.72%) MS Exchange
8 26 (30.23%) DNS
8 26 (30.23%) Windows 7
9 20 (23.26%) Cisco
10 17 (19.77%) DHCP
10 17 (19.77%) SCCM
11 16 (18.60%) Hyper-V
11 16 (18.60%) Office 365
11 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
12 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
13 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (16.28%) Windows 8
13 14 (16.28%) Firewall
13 14 (16.28%) MS Office
14 13 (15.12%) SQL
14 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (15.12%) Migration
15 12 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
16 11 (12.79%) Lync
17 10 (11.63%) Windows XP
18 9 (10.47%) WAN
18 9 (10.47%) Clustering
18 9 (10.47%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (33.72%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.79%) Lync
4 8 (9.30%) Office Communications Server
5 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (4.65%) IIS
8 3 (3.49%) IBM Notes
8 3 (3.49%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.49%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Office
2 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (1.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.60%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.23%) DNS
2 17 (19.77%) DHCP
3 14 (16.28%) Firewall
4 9 (10.47%) WAN
5 8 (9.30%) IP Telephony
5 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
5 8 (9.30%) LAN
6 7 (8.14%) SAN
7 6 (6.98%) Wireless
8 5 (5.81%) VLAN
9 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.33%) Internet
9 2 (2.33%) MPLS
9 2 (2.33%) VoIP
9 2 (2.33%) VPN
10 1 (1.16%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.16%) LDAP
10 1 (1.16%) PBX
10 1 (1.16%) Intranet
10 1 (1.16%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.49%) SAP HANA
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.16%) MSI
General
1 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) 3rd Line Support
2 19 (22.09%) Analyst
3 15 (17.44%) Server Engineer
4 14 (16.28%) Support Engineer
5 13 (15.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (11.63%) Support Analyst
7 9 (10.47%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 8 (9.30%) Server Support
8 8 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (6.98%) Administrator
9 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 6 (6.98%) IT Support
9 6 (6.98%) Server Support Engineer
10 5 (5.81%) Server Administrator
10 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.81%) Consultant
11 4 (4.65%) Architect
11 4 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
11 4 (4.65%) Service Analyst
11 4 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.16%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Clustering
2 7 (8.14%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.49%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.49%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) AS400
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) iSeries
5 1 (1.16%) PKI
5 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (53.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (51.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (30.23%) Windows 7
5 14 (16.28%) Windows 8
6 10 (11.63%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.14%) Linux
7 7 (8.14%) Windows 2000
8 5 (5.81%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (4.65%) UNIX
10 1 (1.16%) CentOS
10 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) Migration
2 7 (8.14%) ITIL
3 3 (3.49%) Project Management
3 3 (3.49%) Load Balancing
4 2 (2.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.33%) Change Management
4 2 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.33%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (2.33%) ITSM
4 2 (2.33%) Validation
4 2 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (2.33%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (2.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (2.33%) Line Management
5 1 (1.16%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.16%) Coaching
5 1 (1.16%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) SQL
2 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.16%) VB
3 1 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.14%) MCITP
4 7 (8.14%) MCSE
5 3 (3.49%) MCP
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.33%) CCNP
6 2 (2.33%) CCNA
6 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) Degree
7 1 (1.16%) CCENT
7 1 (1.16%) HP APS
7 1 (1.16%) MCTS
7 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (70.93%) Active Directory
2 16 (18.60%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.30%) vSphere
5 6 (6.98%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (6.98%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.33%) XenApp
7 1 (1.16%) XenServer
7 1 (1.16%) NFS
7 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (19.77%) SCCM
2 9 (10.47%) SCOM
3 8 (9.30%) WSUS
4 2 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.16%) OVSD
5 1 (1.16%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 41 (47.67%) VMware
2 38 (44.19%) Microsoft
3 20 (23.26%) Cisco
4 8 (9.30%) Citrix
5 6 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle
6 3 (3.49%) SAP
6 3 (3.49%) Lotus
6 3 (3.49%) NetApp
7 2 (2.33%) F5
7 2 (2.33%) Apple
7 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.33%) IBM
8 1 (1.16%) Cognos
8 1 (1.16%) Dell
8 1 (1.16%) Avaya
8 1 (1.16%) Juniper
8 1 (1.16%) McAfee
8 1 (1.16%) Websense
8 1 (1.16%) Teradata
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