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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 37 51 63
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.62% 2.60% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.00% 9.24% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £107 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+157.00% -61.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £107 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £341 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
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 £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
Windows Server 2008
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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
225 249 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.61% 28.17% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 130 94
Average daily rate £270 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £107 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 12
Average hourly rate £13.60 £12.52 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.58% -16.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (71.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (59.09%) VMware
4 35 (53.03%) Microsoft
5 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 30 (45.45%) SAN
7 22 (33.33%) CentOS
8 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (28.79%) Windows XP
8 19 (28.79%) MS Exchange
8 19 (28.79%) Service Management
8 19 (28.79%) Ubuntu
9 16 (24.24%) Python
9 16 (24.24%) Splunk
10 15 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (22.73%) VMware Server
11 13 (19.70%) Linux
11 13 (19.70%) Citrix
11 13 (19.70%) NetApp
12 12 (18.18%) Workflow
12 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (16.67%) Incident Management
14 9 (13.64%) Migration
14 9 (13.64%) Symantec
14 9 (13.64%) vSphere
15 8 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (12.12%) SCCM
15 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
16 7 (10.61%) ITIL
16 7 (10.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (28.79%) MS Exchange
2 15 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (10.61%) Lync
4 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Google Apps
2 2 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (45.45%) SAN
2 7 (10.61%) S/MIME
2 7 (10.61%) Unified Communications
3 4 (6.06%) LAN
4 3 (4.55%) DHCP
4 3 (4.55%) WAN
4 3 (4.55%) DNS
4 3 (4.55%) SSL
4 3 (4.55%) Firewall
5 2 (3.03%) VPN
6 1 (1.52%) WLAN
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) TACACS
6 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.52%) Wireless
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.52%) NAS
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.52%) Network Security
6 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (4.55%) Banking
1 3 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (15.15%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Exchange Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Linux Support
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Wintel Support
8 3 (4.55%) Support Specialist
8 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Support
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Wintel Administrator
9 2 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Linux Support Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) XML
2 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.52%) CSS
2 1 (1.52%) HTML
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) NHS
2 2 (3.03%) User Experience
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.52%) Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (71.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (33.33%) CentOS
4 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (28.79%) Windows XP
4 19 (28.79%) Ubuntu
5 13 (19.70%) Linux
6 4 (6.06%) VMS
7 3 (4.55%) UNIX
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) Service Management
2 12 (18.18%) Workflow
3 11 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 9 (13.64%) Migration
5 8 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (10.61%) ITIL
7 5 (7.58%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (4.55%) ITSM
8 3 (4.55%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.03%) Project Management
10 1 (1.52%) ERP
10 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.52%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.52%) Change Management
10 1 (1.52%) Security Management
10 1 (1.52%) MVC
10 1 (1.52%) Web Development
10 1 (1.52%) Release Management
10 1 (1.52%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) Python
2 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.55%) Perl
3 3 (4.55%) SQL
4 2 (3.03%) C
5 1 (1.52%) C#
5 1 (1.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) MCSE
4 2 (3.03%) MCSA
5 1 (1.52%) MCP
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CCNP
5 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (22.73%) VMware Server
3 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (13.64%) vSphere
5 6 (9.09%) XenApp
6 5 (7.58%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.52%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) SCCM
2 7 (10.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (9.09%) SCOM
4 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.52%) Cacti
5 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.52%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 39 (59.09%) VMware
2 35 (53.03%) Microsoft
3 16 (24.24%) Splunk
4 13 (19.70%) Citrix
4 13 (19.70%) NetApp
5 9 (13.64%) Symantec
6 7 (10.61%) Google
6 7 (10.61%) Postini
7 6 (9.09%) HP
8 5 (7.58%) Cisco
9 3 (4.55%) Dell
10 2 (3.03%) Cyber-Ark
10 2 (3.03%) Remedy
10 2 (3.03%) BMC
11 1 (1.52%) Juniper
11 1 (1.52%) IBM
11 1 (1.52%) Sun
11 1 (1.52%) Radware
11 1 (1.52%) McAfee
11 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint