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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 71 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.25% 1.72% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.55% 7.81% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 6
Average daily rate
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£313 £265 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £284
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -57.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -17.85%
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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
314 256 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.57% 21.96% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 146 88
Average daily rate £325 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 15
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.20 £57.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (52.73%) VMware
3 26 (47.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (47.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (43.64%) ITIL
5 16 (29.09%) SQL
5 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
6 15 (27.27%) SAN
6 15 (27.27%) Windows XP
7 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
8 13 (23.64%) Ubuntu
9 12 (21.82%) MS Office
9 12 (21.82%) CentOS
10 11 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (20.00%) IIS
10 11 (20.00%) .NET
10 11 (20.00%) Python
10 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 10 (18.18%) Oracle
11 10 (18.18%) PL/SQL
11 10 (18.18%) Linux
12 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (16.36%) Service Management
12 9 (16.36%) Incident Management
12 9 (16.36%) Splunk
13 8 (14.55%) Analytics
13 8 (14.55%) PowerShell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (20.00%) IIS
1 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.55%) SAS
3 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.45%) WorkSite
5 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.64%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) SAN
2 5 (9.09%) DNS
2 5 (9.09%) NAS
3 4 (7.27%) LAN
3 4 (7.27%) DHCP
4 3 (5.45%) WAN
5 2 (3.64%) Internet
5 2 (3.64%) VPN
6 1 (1.82%) Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) SMTP
6 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle OLAP
3 8 (14.55%) OLAP
4 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.82%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.82%) BODI
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (5.45%) Legal
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Support Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (16.36%) Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) DBA
4 7 (12.73%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (10.91%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) IT Support
7 4 (7.27%) Administrator
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Support
7 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (7.27%) Project Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Technical Leader
8 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Linux Support
9 2 (3.64%) VMware Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) .NET
2 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.73%) XML
3 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) NHS
2 3 (5.45%) Replication
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (47.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 26 (47.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 13 (23.64%) Ubuntu
5 12 (21.82%) CentOS
6 11 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (18.18%) Linux
8 2 (3.64%) Debian
9 1 (1.82%) UNIX
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (16.36%) Service Management
2 9 (16.36%) Incident Management
3 8 (14.55%) Analytics
4 6 (10.91%) Workflow
5 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.64%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.64%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.82%) Data Management
7 1 (1.82%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.82%) Migration
7 1 (1.82%) Project Management
7 1 (1.82%) CRM
7 1 (1.82%) ETL
7 1 (1.82%) Load Testing
7 1 (1.82%) Time Management
7 1 (1.82%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) Python
3 10 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 8 (14.55%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Korn
6 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) VBScript
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) MCSE
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (9.09%) MCSA
4 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) MCITP
6 1 (1.82%) MCTS
6 1 (1.82%) CCNA
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CCEA
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CCEE
6 1 (1.82%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.91%) VMware Server
4 3 (5.45%) vSphere
4 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.64%) UAG
5 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.82%) XenApp
6 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 4 (7.27%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) SCOM
3 3 (5.45%) Nagios
3 3 (5.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.64%) Puppet
5 1 (1.82%) WSUS
5 1 (1.82%) Opsview
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Microsoft
1 29 (52.73%) VMware
2 10 (18.18%) Oracle
3 9 (16.36%) Splunk
4 8 (14.55%) Citrix
5 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
6 5 (9.09%) NetApp
7 4 (7.27%) HP
7 4 (7.27%) Cisco
8 3 (5.45%) CommVault
8 3 (5.45%) Reuters
8 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.45%) Zerto
9 1 (1.82%) Wyse
9 1 (1.82%) AppSense
9 1 (1.82%) Dell
9 1 (1.82%) Sun
9 1 (1.82%) Lotus
9 1 (1.82%) Sophos
9 1 (1.82%) Business Objects