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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 29 53
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 53 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.95% 5.95% 2.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.27% 19.41% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 10
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£185 £300 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £107 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £347 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
203 273 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.31% 30.64% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 126 130
Average daily rate £185 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +135.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £45.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 28 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 28 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (69.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (59.18%) VMware
4 24 (48.98%) SAN
5 23 (46.94%) Windows XP
6 21 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
7 20 (40.82%) CentOS
8 18 (36.73%) Service Management
9 17 (34.69%) Ubuntu
10 16 (32.65%) MS Exchange
11 15 (30.61%) VMware Server
12 14 (28.57%) Python
12 14 (28.57%) Splunk
13 12 (24.49%) Incident Management
13 12 (24.49%) Workflow
14 11 (22.45%) Linux
14 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (20.41%) Cisco
16 9 (18.37%) Citrix
16 9 (18.37%) MS Office
16 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
17 8 (16.33%) ITIL
18 7 (14.29%) SCOM
18 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
18 7 (14.29%) LAN
18 7 (14.29%) SQL
18 7 (14.29%) vSphere
19 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 16 (32.65%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (8.16%) IIS
5 3 (6.12%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (6.12%) Lync
6 2 (4.08%) IBM Notes
6 2 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Office
2 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.98%) SAN
2 7 (14.29%) LAN
3 6 (12.24%) WAN
3 6 (12.24%) Firewall
4 5 (10.20%) NAS
4 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.16%) SMTP
6 3 (6.12%) DHCP
6 3 (6.12%) DNS
6 3 (6.12%) SSL
6 3 (6.12%) Unified Communications
7 2 (4.08%) S/MIME
7 2 (4.08%) VPN
8 1 (2.04%) WLAN
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.04%) TACACS
8 1 (2.04%) Wireless
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.04%) Network Security
8 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
1 2 (4.08%) Legal
1 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (16.33%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.12%) Linux Support
5 3 (6.12%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) HTML
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
1 4 (8.16%) XML
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Replication
1 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.04%) Clustering
2 1 (2.04%) Statistics
2 1 (2.04%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (69.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (46.94%) Windows XP
4 20 (40.82%) CentOS
5 17 (34.69%) Ubuntu
6 11 (22.45%) Linux
6 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.12%) UNIX
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Service Management
2 12 (24.49%) Workflow
2 12 (24.49%) Incident Management
3 8 (16.33%) ITIL
4 4 (8.16%) Migration
4 4 (8.16%) Scrum
4 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.12%) Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
7 1 (2.04%) ITSM
7 1 (2.04%) Online Security
7 1 (2.04%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.04%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.04%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Python
2 7 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) Perl
3 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.08%) C
5 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) MCSE
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) MCP
3 1 (2.04%) MCITP
3 1 (2.04%) MCSA
3 1 (2.04%) CCNP
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.61%) VMware Server
3 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (14.29%) vSphere
5 4 (8.16%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.12%) XenApp
6 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.04%) UAG
7 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.04%) ProxySG
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) SCOM
2 6 (12.24%) SCCM
3 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.08%) WSUS
3 2 (4.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.04%) Hyperic
4 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.04%) Cacti
4 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) VMware
2 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
3 14 (28.57%) Splunk
4 10 (20.41%) Cisco
5 9 (18.37%) Citrix
6 5 (10.20%) HP
7 4 (8.16%) Symantec
8 3 (6.12%) NetApp
8 3 (6.12%) McAfee
9 2 (4.08%) Sophos
9 2 (4.08%) Lotus
9 2 (4.08%) Remedy
9 2 (4.08%) Dell
9 2 (4.08%) BMC
9 2 (4.08%) CommVault
9 2 (4.08%) Veeam
9 2 (4.08%) Google
9 2 (4.08%) Postini
10 1 (2.04%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.04%) Brocade
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago