The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 25 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 Leicestershire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 22 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 19 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 6.31% 2.83% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.35% 18.42% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
85 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 28.24% 15.38% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 12
Average daily rate £300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £135 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.22% -38.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £13.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Leicestershire region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Leicestershire region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +10 16 £300 +22.44% 1
Lutterworth - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
4 19 (50.00%) Citrix
5 17 (44.74%) Windows XP
6 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
6 15 (39.47%) Windows 7
7 14 (36.84%) VMware
8 12 (31.58%) Migration
8 12 (31.58%) ITIL
9 10 (26.32%) XenApp
10 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
11 8 (21.05%) Lync
12 7 (18.42%) SCCM
12 7 (18.42%) Remedy
12 7 (18.42%) LAN
12 7 (18.42%) WAN
13 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (15.79%) IIS
13 6 (15.79%) .NET
13 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
13 6 (15.79%) C#
13 6 (15.79%) SQL
13 6 (15.79%) MVC
13 6 (15.79%) XenDesktop
13 6 (15.79%) NUnit
13 6 (15.79%) Scrum
13 6 (15.79%) NHibernate
13 6 (15.79%) Moq
13 6 (15.79%) StructureMap

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 8 (21.05%) Lync
2 6 (15.79%) IIS
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) LAN
1 7 (18.42%) WAN
2 3 (7.89%) VoIP
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) DHCP
3 2 (5.26%) FTP
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) Wireless
4 1 (2.63%) VLAN
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) NUnit
1 6 (15.79%) Moq
General
1 2 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) .NET Developer
2 6 (15.79%) C# Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Wintel Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
1 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
1 6 (15.79%) NHibernate
1 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (15.79%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
2 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (44.74%) Windows XP
4 15 (39.47%) Windows 7
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 2000
7 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) ITIL
1 12 (31.58%) Migration
2 6 (15.79%) Scrum
2 6 (15.79%) MVC
3 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (13.16%) ITSM
4 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) C#
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) VBScript
3 2 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.63%) VCP4
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
2 1 (2.63%) CCNP
2 1 (2.63%) CCNA
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) XenApp
3 6 (15.79%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.26%) XenServer
4 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Citrix
2 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 14 (36.84%) VMware
4 7 (18.42%) Remedy
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco
6 3 (7.89%) Kaspersky
7 2 (5.26%) HP
8 1 (2.63%) Sophos