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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 57 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 44 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.13% 2.53% 4.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.54% 11.31% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £185 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £157 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £398 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -17.07%
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
351 274 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 24.96% 22.33% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 161 112
Average daily rate £350 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £168 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £393 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £11.13 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015, 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (54.72%) ITIL
3 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
3 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (43.40%) SQL
5 22 (41.51%) SQL Server
6 21 (39.62%) VMware
7 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (33.96%) Oracle
9 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
10 14 (26.42%) PL/SQL
10 14 (26.42%) Windows XP
11 13 (24.53%) MS Exchange
11 13 (24.53%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (22.64%) IIS
12 12 (22.64%) MS Office
12 12 (22.64%) Windows 7
13 11 (20.75%) Oracle Database
13 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
13 11 (20.75%) .NET
13 11 (20.75%) SAN
14 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (16.98%) Linux
14 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (15.09%) Oracle OLAP
15 8 (15.09%) Analytics
15 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
15 8 (15.09%) OLAP
15 8 (15.09%) SAS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 13 (24.53%) MS Exchange
2 12 (22.64%) IIS
3 8 (15.09%) SAS
3 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.77%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) SAN
2 8 (15.09%) DNS
3 5 (9.43%) LAN
3 5 (9.43%) WAN
3 5 (9.43%) Internet
4 4 (7.55%) DHCP
5 3 (5.66%) DMZ
6 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.89%) VPN
7 1 (1.89%) SMTP
7 1 (1.89%) Firewall
7 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.89%) Wireless
7 1 (1.89%) Network Security
7 1 (1.89%) NAS
7 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (41.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (24.53%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (20.75%) Oracle Database
4 8 (15.09%) OLAP
4 8 (15.09%) Oracle OLAP
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (9.43%) Data Mart
5 5 (9.43%) BODI
6 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.89%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) DBA
1 11 (20.75%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (16.98%) Administrator
3 7 (13.21%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.43%) SQL DBA
6 4 (7.55%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
3 7 (13.21%) XML
3 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (1.89%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.21%) Clustering
3 5 (9.43%) NHS
4 4 (7.55%) CMDB
5 2 (3.77%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (26.42%) Windows XP
5 12 (22.64%) Windows 7
6 9 (16.98%) Linux
7 7 (13.21%) Ubuntu
7 7 (13.21%) CentOS
8 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (9.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (9.43%) UNIX
9 4 (7.55%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.89%) Debian
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) ITIL
2 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (15.09%) Analytics
4 6 (11.32%) Service Management
4 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.43%) Migration
5 5 (9.43%) Data Management
5 5 (9.43%) ETL
6 4 (7.55%) Workflow
7 3 (5.66%) Change Management
7 3 (5.66%) Server Hardening
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.89%) Load Testing
9 1 (1.89%) Time Management
9 1 (1.89%) Change Control
9 1 (1.89%) Server Building
9 1 (1.89%) Data Centre Operations
9 1 (1.89%) Critical Success Factor
9 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) SQL
2 14 (26.42%) PL/SQL
3 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
3 5 (9.43%) Korn
3 5 (9.43%) VBScript
3 5 (9.43%) Python
3 5 (9.43%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.55%) Jython
4 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.55%) Perl
4 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) MCSE
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (7.55%) MCITP
3 2 (3.77%) CCNA
3 2 (3.77%) MCTS
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.89%) CCEA
4 1 (1.89%) MCSA
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) NCDA
4 1 (1.89%) CCEE
4 1 (1.89%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.43%) vSphere
4 4 (7.55%) VMware Server
5 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.77%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.77%) UAG
7 1 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.89%) XenApp
7 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Backup Exec
2 5 (9.43%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) SCOM
3 4 (7.55%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (5.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Opsview
5 1 (1.89%) WSUS
5 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 21 (39.62%) VMware
3 18 (33.96%) Oracle
4 7 (13.21%) Citrix
4 7 (13.21%) Cisco
5 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (9.43%) Business Objects
6 5 (9.43%) Splunk
7 4 (7.55%) Remedy
7 4 (7.55%) HP
8 3 (5.66%) NetApp
8 3 (5.66%) Brocade
9 1 (1.89%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.89%) Veeam
9 1 (1.89%) Sophos
9 1 (1.89%) Wyse
9 1 (1.89%) AppSense
9 1 (1.89%) Lotus
9 1 (1.89%) Sage
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago