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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 43 46 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 33 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.49% 3.55% 2.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.44% 12.27% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £107 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £350 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £12.26 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
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
219 269 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 21.22% 28.96% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 134 126
Average daily rate £250 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £108 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 12
Average hourly rate £13.60 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.20% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (72.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (61.29%) VMware
4 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
5 30 (48.39%) Active Directory
6 27 (43.55%) SAN
7 22 (35.48%) CentOS
8 20 (32.26%) Windows XP
9 19 (30.65%) Service Management
9 19 (30.65%) Ubuntu
10 18 (29.03%) MS Exchange
10 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (25.81%) Splunk
11 16 (25.81%) Python
12 15 (24.19%) VMware Server
13 13 (20.97%) Linux
13 13 (20.97%) Citrix
14 12 (19.35%) Incident Management
14 12 (19.35%) Workflow
14 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (16.13%) NetApp
16 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
16 9 (14.52%) vSphere
17 8 (12.90%) Migration
17 8 (12.90%) ITIL
18 7 (11.29%) Symantec
18 7 (11.29%) SCCM
19 6 (9.68%) HP
19 6 (9.68%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.68%) Lync
4 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (8.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.84%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (3.23%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (43.55%) SAN
2 6 (9.68%) Unified Communications
3 5 (8.06%) S/MIME
4 4 (6.45%) LAN
5 3 (4.84%) DNS
5 3 (4.84%) SSL
5 3 (4.84%) WAN
5 3 (4.84%) DHCP
5 3 (4.84%) Firewall
6 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.23%) VPN
7 1 (1.61%) WLAN
7 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.61%) Wireless
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.61%) Network Security
7 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.61%) NAS
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (6.45%) Banking
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Linux Support
7 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.84%) Support Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.84%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Wintel Support
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) NHS
2 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (1.61%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (72.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (35.48%) CentOS
4 20 (32.26%) Windows XP
5 19 (30.65%) Ubuntu
6 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (20.97%) Linux
8 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.84%) VMS
9 3 (4.84%) UNIX
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) Service Management
2 12 (19.35%) Incident Management
2 12 (19.35%) Workflow
3 8 (12.90%) Migration
3 8 (12.90%) ITIL
4 6 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.45%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.84%) Project Management
7 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.23%) Change Management
7 2 (3.23%) ITSM
7 2 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.61%) Online Security
8 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.61%) Release Management
8 1 (1.61%) Change Control
8 1 (1.61%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) Python
2 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.84%) Perl
3 3 (4.84%) SQL
4 2 (3.23%) C
5 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) MCSE
3 2 (3.23%) MCSA
4 1 (1.61%) CCNP
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) MCP
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 15 (24.19%) VMware Server
3 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (14.52%) vSphere
5 6 (9.68%) XenApp
6 5 (8.06%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.61%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) SCOM
2 5 (8.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.61%) Hyperic
4 1 (1.61%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.61%) Cacti
4 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 38 (61.29%) VMware
2 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 16 (25.81%) Splunk
4 13 (20.97%) Citrix
5 10 (16.13%) NetApp
6 7 (11.29%) Symantec
7 6 (9.68%) HP
7 6 (9.68%) Cisco
8 5 (8.06%) Google
8 5 (8.06%) Postini
9 3 (4.84%) Dell
10 2 (3.23%) Remedy
10 2 (3.23%) Lotus
10 2 (3.23%) BMC
10 2 (3.23%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (1.61%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.61%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.61%) F5
11 1 (1.61%) Brocade
11 1 (1.61%) ArcSight
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