The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 26 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.69% 2.42% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 33.33% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
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£275 £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
Windows Server 2008
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Operating Systems Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.94% 7.27% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 7
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) HND
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HND
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft