The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 33 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.40% 2.62% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.47% 8.61% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £225 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £107 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £12.22 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -9.34%
Windows Server 2008
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
228 267 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.48% 30.41% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 146 82
Average daily rate £250 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £107 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.45 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.58% -15.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £15.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Leeds region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (70.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (60.00%) VMware
4 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
4 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
5 31 (47.69%) SAN
6 22 (33.85%) CentOS
7 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (29.23%) Windows XP
7 19 (29.23%) MS Exchange
7 19 (29.23%) Ubuntu
8 18 (27.69%) Service Management
9 16 (24.62%) Python
9 16 (24.62%) Splunk
10 15 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (23.08%) VMware Server
11 14 (21.54%) NetApp
12 13 (20.00%) Linux
13 12 (18.46%) Citrix
13 12 (18.46%) Workflow
14 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (15.38%) Incident Management
16 9 (13.85%) Migration
16 9 (13.85%) Symantec
16 9 (13.85%) vSphere
17 8 (12.31%) Root Cause Analysis
17 8 (12.31%) SCCM
17 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
18 7 (10.77%) Google
18 7 (10.77%) ITIL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 19 (29.23%) MS Exchange
2 15 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (10.77%) Lync
3 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.08%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Google Apps
2 2 (3.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (47.69%) SAN
2 7 (10.77%) S/MIME
2 7 (10.77%) Unified Communications
3 4 (6.15%) LAN
4 3 (4.62%) DNS
4 3 (4.62%) SSL
4 3 (4.62%) DHCP
4 3 (4.62%) WAN
4 3 (4.62%) Firewall
5 2 (3.08%) VPN
6 1 (1.54%) TACACS
6 1 (1.54%) WLAN
6 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.54%) Wireless
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.54%) Network Security
6 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (3.08%) Banking
1 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (15.38%) Analyst
1 10 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (13.85%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Exchange Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Linux Support
5 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Support Specialist
6 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.62%) Wintel Support
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Wintel Administrator
7 2 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.54%) XML
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) CSS
2 1 (1.54%) HTML
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) NHS
2 2 (3.08%) User Experience
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Replication
3 1 (1.54%) Clustering
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (70.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (33.85%) CentOS
4 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (29.23%) Windows XP
4 19 (29.23%) Ubuntu
5 13 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (7.69%) VMS
7 3 (4.62%) UNIX
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Service Management
2 12 (18.46%) Workflow
3 10 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 9 (13.85%) Migration
5 8 (12.31%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (10.77%) ITIL
7 5 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (4.62%) ITSM
8 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (1.54%) Project Management
10 1 (1.54%) ERP
10 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.54%) Security Management
10 1 (1.54%) MVC
10 1 (1.54%) Web Development
10 1 (1.54%) Release Management
10 1 (1.54%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) Python
2 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.62%) Perl
4 2 (3.08%) SQL
4 2 (3.08%) C
5 1 (1.54%) C#
5 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) MCSE
4 2 (3.08%) MCSA
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.54%) CCNP
5 1 (1.54%) MCP
5 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.08%) VMware Server
3 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (13.85%) vSphere
5 6 (9.23%) XenApp
6 4 (6.15%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.54%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) SCCM
2 7 (10.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (9.23%) SCOM
4 2 (3.08%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.54%) Cacti
5 1 (1.54%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 39 (60.00%) VMware
2 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
3 16 (24.62%) Splunk
4 14 (21.54%) NetApp
5 12 (18.46%) Citrix
6 9 (13.85%) Symantec
7 7 (10.77%) Google
7 7 (10.77%) Postini
8 6 (9.23%) HP
9 4 (6.15%) Cisco
10 3 (4.62%) Dell
11 2 (3.08%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (3.08%) Remedy
11 2 (3.08%) BMC
12 1 (1.54%) Juniper
12 1 (1.54%) IBM
12 1 (1.54%) Sun
12 1 (1.54%) McAfee
12 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.54%) Radware