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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 58 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 43 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.66% 2.45% 4.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.85% 11.60% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 12
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£244 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £110 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £354 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
Average hourly rate £21.04 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.90 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £22.15 £30.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -21.42%
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
363 319 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 22.49% 21.14% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 121 85
Average daily rate £347 £294 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.29% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 77 66
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £72.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -9 14 £285 +37.34% 5
Leicestershire -4 13 £300 -
Lincolnshire +8 6 £188 - 6
Northamptonshire +3 5 - - 2
Derbyshire 0 4 £305 +46.98% 5
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (59.76%) Active Directory
3 46 (56.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (54.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (45.12%) VMware
6 33 (40.24%) Microsoft
7 27 (32.93%) MS Exchange
7 27 (32.93%) Windows 7
8 22 (26.83%) Cisco
9 19 (23.17%) DNS
9 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
10 18 (21.95%) Migration
10 18 (21.95%) Hyper-V
11 16 (19.51%) Clustering
12 15 (18.29%) Firewall
12 15 (18.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
13 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (17.07%) Office 365
13 14 (17.07%) Windows 8
14 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
15 12 (14.63%) SCCM
15 12 (14.63%) DHCP
16 11 (13.41%) MS Office
17 10 (12.20%) SQL
17 10 (12.20%) Lync
18 9 (10.98%) ITIL
18 9 (10.98%) VoIP
18 9 (10.98%) HP
18 9 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (32.93%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.20%) Lync
4 7 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (7.32%) IBM Notes
6 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (6.10%) IIS
7 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.88%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (3.66%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (3.66%) NetWeaver
9 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) MS Office
2 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.07%) Office 365
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.17%) DNS
2 15 (18.29%) Firewall
3 12 (14.63%) DHCP
4 9 (10.98%) VoIP
5 8 (9.76%) Wireless
5 8 (9.76%) IP Telephony
5 8 (9.76%) WAN
5 8 (9.76%) LAN
5 8 (9.76%) PBX
5 8 (9.76%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.32%) SAN
6 6 (7.32%) CTI
7 4 (4.88%) Internet
8 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.66%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.66%) VLAN
8 3 (3.66%) Intranet
8 3 (3.66%) BIG-IP
9 2 (2.44%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.66%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (20.73%) 3rd Line Support
2 16 (19.51%) Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) Support Engineer
3 15 (18.29%) Server Engineer
4 13 (15.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Administrator
6 6 (7.32%) Server Support
6 6 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Server Support Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 5 (6.10%) IT Support
7 5 (6.10%) Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Senior VoIP Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) VoIP Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Server Administrator
7 5 (6.10%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.22%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Clustering
2 4 (4.88%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.44%) AS400
3 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) iSeries
4 1 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (56.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 45 (54.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (32.93%) Windows 7
5 14 (17.07%) Windows 8
6 8 (9.76%) Linux
7 5 (6.10%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (6.10%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.66%) CentOS
8 3 (3.66%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.66%) UNIX
8 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) Migration
2 9 (10.98%) ITIL
2 9 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (8.54%) Change Management
4 5 (6.10%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.10%) Project Management
5 4 (4.88%) ITSM
5 4 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.66%) Server Building
6 3 (3.66%) Change Control
6 3 (3.66%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.66%) Service Management
7 2 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.44%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (2.44%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.44%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.44%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.32%) MCITP
5 4 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.88%) MCSE
5 4 (4.88%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.66%) MCP
7 2 (2.44%) CCNP
7 2 (2.44%) CCNA
8 1 (1.22%) HP APS
8 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (59.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.95%) Hyper-V
3 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.32%) vSphere
5 5 (6.10%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.66%) NFS
7 2 (2.44%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.22%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (14.63%) SCCM
2 5 (6.10%) WSUS
3 4 (4.88%) SCOM
4 3 (3.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.66%) OVSD
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 37 (45.12%) VMware
2 33 (40.24%) Microsoft
3 22 (26.83%) Cisco
4 9 (10.98%) HP
5 7 (8.54%) Citrix
6 6 (7.32%) Lotus
7 4 (4.88%) NetApp
7 4 (4.88%) F5
8 3 (3.66%) Exinda
8 3 (3.66%) Riverbed
8 3 (3.66%) Oracle
8 3 (3.66%) SAP
8 3 (3.66%) Altiris
9 2 (2.44%) IBM
10 1 (1.22%) Lumension
10 1 (1.22%) Veeam
10 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.22%) BMC
10 1 (1.22%) Apple
10 1 (1.22%) Avaya
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