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 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 67 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 61 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.84% 4.14% 4.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.74% 17.38% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 44
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£275 £288 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £208 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £350 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £288 £317
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.62 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.19% -35.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
308 351 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.92% 23.83% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 151 152
Average daily rate £325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £179 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 63 45
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -13.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 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
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 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 -12.50% 5
Northamptonshire -4 6 £407 +108.71%
Nottinghamshire -29 6 £300 +15.38% 9
Lincolnshire +1 4 £205 - 2
Derbyshire -13 2 £305 -6.15%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (61.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 45 (59.21%) Active Directory
4 43 (56.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (44.74%) VMware
6 31 (40.79%) Microsoft
7 25 (32.89%) Cisco
7 25 (32.89%) Windows 7
8 24 (31.58%) MS Exchange
9 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
10 17 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (22.37%) Firewall
10 17 (22.37%) Migration
10 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
11 15 (19.74%) DNS
11 15 (19.74%) HP
11 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
12 14 (18.42%) ITIL
12 14 (18.42%) Linux
13 13 (17.11%) MS Office
13 13 (17.11%) Windows 8
14 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
15 11 (14.47%) DHCP
15 11 (14.47%) SCCM
15 11 (14.47%) Office 365
16 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (13.16%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 24 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.84%) Lync
3 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
3 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.58%) IIS
5 5 (6.58%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.95%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.63%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.32%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) MS Office
2 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.47%) Office 365
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.37%) Firewall
2 15 (19.74%) DNS
3 11 (14.47%) DHCP
4 10 (13.16%) Wireless
5 9 (11.84%) PBX
5 9 (11.84%) VoIP
6 8 (10.53%) SAN
7 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.89%) WAN
8 6 (7.89%) CTI
8 6 (7.89%) LAN
8 6 (7.89%) IP Telephony
8 6 (7.89%) BIG-IP
8 6 (7.89%) iSCSI
9 5 (6.58%) Internet
10 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (5.26%) VLAN
10 4 (5.26%) Intranet
11 2 (2.63%) IPv4
11 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.32%) ProC
General
1 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Analyst
2 14 (18.42%) Server Engineer
3 13 (17.11%) Support Engineer
4 12 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Support Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Architect
7 6 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Administrator
7 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 5 (6.58%) Server Support Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Server Administrator
8 5 (6.58%) VoIP Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Senior VoIP Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Migration Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Server Support
9 4 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
1 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Basis
1 1 (1.32%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Clustering
2 6 (7.89%) HP Storage
3 5 (6.58%) Thin Client
3 5 (6.58%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.26%) HP StoreVirtual
4 4 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (61.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 43 (56.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (32.89%) Windows 7
5 14 (18.42%) Linux
6 13 (17.11%) Windows 8
7 8 (10.53%) Ubuntu
8 6 (7.89%) CentOS
8 6 (7.89%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.95%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.32%) VMS
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Migration
2 14 (18.42%) ITIL
3 10 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (10.53%) Change Control
5 7 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (9.21%) ITSM
5 7 (9.21%) Change Management
6 6 (7.89%) Service Management
6 6 (7.89%) Server Building
6 6 (7.89%) Capacity Management
7 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.26%) Network Management
9 3 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.95%) Project Management
10 2 (2.63%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (2.63%) Logistics
10 2 (2.63%) Requirements Engineering
10 2 (2.63%) Performance Management
10 2 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.21%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.26%) MCP
6 3 (3.95%) MCSE
6 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.63%) MCITP
7 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.32%) Degree
8 1 (1.32%) CCNP
8 1 (1.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (59.21%) Active Directory
2 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
3 17 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.53%) vSphere
5 7 (9.21%) NFS
6 6 (7.89%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.32%) XenApp
7 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.32%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) SCCM
2 6 (7.89%) OVSD
3 3 (3.95%) WSUS
3 3 (3.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.63%) ARCserve
4 2 (2.63%) SCOM
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 34 (44.74%) VMware
2 31 (40.79%) Microsoft
3 25 (32.89%) Cisco
4 15 (19.74%) HP
5 9 (11.84%) Citrix
6 7 (9.21%) F5
7 6 (7.89%) NetApp
8 5 (6.58%) Lotus
9 4 (5.26%) Altiris
9 4 (5.26%) Exinda
9 4 (5.26%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.63%) Meraki
10 2 (2.63%) CA
10 2 (2.63%) Veeam
10 2 (2.63%) Oracle
11 1 (1.32%) SAP
11 1 (1.32%) IBM
11 1 (1.32%) Juniper
11 1 (1.32%) BMC
11 1 (1.32%) WatchGuard
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