The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Halifax region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 12 28
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.21% 6.08% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 26.83% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£145 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
18 41 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.91% 22.65% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 2
Average daily rate £425 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Halifax region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Windows Server 2008
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Kerberos
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Kerberos
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix