The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 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 Leeds 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 29 52
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 54 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.63% 6.22% 2.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.95% 19.57% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 9
Average daily rate
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£185 £308 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.83% +12.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £149 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
224 276 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 20.33% 31.80% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 134 129
Average daily rate £200 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.95% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £9.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows Server 2008
West Yorkshire

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (58.82%) VMware
4 25 (49.02%) Windows XP
5 23 (45.10%) SAN
6 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
7 20 (39.22%) CentOS
8 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
9 17 (33.33%) Service Management
9 17 (33.33%) Ubuntu
10 15 (29.41%) VMware Server
10 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
11 14 (27.45%) Python
11 14 (27.45%) Splunk
12 12 (23.53%) Windows 7
12 12 (23.53%) Incident Management
12 12 (23.53%) Workflow
13 11 (21.57%) Linux
13 11 (21.57%) MS Office
14 10 (19.61%) ITIL
14 10 (19.61%) Cisco
14 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (17.65%) Citrix
16 8 (15.69%) SQL
16 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (15.69%) SCOM
16 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
17 7 (13.73%) SCCM
17 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
18 6 (11.76%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.84%) IIS
4 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (21.57%) MS Office
2 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (45.10%) SAN
2 6 (11.76%) LAN
3 5 (9.80%) NAS
3 5 (9.80%) Firewall
3 5 (9.80%) WAN
3 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.84%) SMTP
5 3 (5.88%) DHCP
5 3 (5.88%) DNS
5 3 (5.88%) SSL
6 2 (3.92%) VPN
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.96%) Network Security
7 1 (1.96%) VoIP
7 1 (1.96%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (5.88%) Legal
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Service Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Server Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Support
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.88%) Support Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Support Technician
8 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
1 4 (7.84%) HTML
1 4 (7.84%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Replication
1 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) iPhone
3 1 (1.96%) Statistics
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (49.02%) Windows XP
4 20 (39.22%) CentOS
5 17 (33.33%) Ubuntu
6 12 (23.53%) Windows 7
7 11 (21.57%) Linux
8 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (5.88%) UNIX
10 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Service Management
2 12 (23.53%) Incident Management
2 12 (23.53%) Workflow
3 10 (19.61%) ITIL
4 4 (7.84%) Scrum
4 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.92%) Change Management
6 2 (3.92%) Migration
7 1 (1.96%) Change Control
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.96%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.96%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) Python
2 8 (15.69%) SQL
3 3 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (3.92%) C
4 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) MCSE
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) MCITP
3 1 (1.96%) MCSA
3 1 (1.96%) MCP
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.96%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 15 (29.41%) VMware Server
3 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.76%) vSphere
5 4 (7.84%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.88%) XenApp
6 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.96%) UAG
8 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.96%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCOM
2 7 (13.73%) SCCM
3 4 (7.84%) WSUS
4 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.96%) Cacti
5 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.96%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 30 (58.82%) VMware
2 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
3 14 (27.45%) Splunk
4 10 (19.61%) Cisco
5 9 (17.65%) Citrix
6 5 (9.80%) McAfee
7 4 (7.84%) Sophos
7 4 (7.84%) HP
7 4 (7.84%) CommVault
7 4 (7.84%) Veeam
8 3 (5.88%) NetApp
9 2 (3.92%) Lotus
9 2 (3.92%) BMC
9 2 (3.92%) Symantec
9 2 (3.92%) Remedy
10 1 (1.96%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.96%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.96%) F5
10 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.96%) Brocade
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