The table below looks at the statistics 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 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 22 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 4.40% 3.79% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.19% 18.03% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£450 £350 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +68.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £15.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £15.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 61 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 25.60% 21.03% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 18
Average daily rate £238 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.17% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £228 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £34.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 November 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 +8 6 £450 - 1
Hinckley - 1 - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (70.83%) Migration
4 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
7 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (33.33%) ITIL
9 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
9 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
9 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
9 7 (29.17%) DNS
9 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
9 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (25.00%) PKI
10 6 (25.00%) VMware
10 6 (25.00%) IPsec
10 6 (25.00%) Kerberos
10 6 (25.00%) LDAP
11 5 (20.83%) MCSE
11 5 (20.83%) Cisco
12 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (16.67%) VLAN
12 4 (16.67%) Citrix
12 4 (16.67%) WAN
12 4 (16.67%) Internet
12 4 (16.67%) MS Office
12 4 (16.67%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
1 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
1 7 (29.17%) DNS
2 6 (25.00%) IPsec
2 6 (25.00%) Kerberos
2 6 (25.00%) LDAP
3 4 (16.67%) VLAN
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 4 (16.67%) Internet
3 4 (16.67%) LAN
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (8.33%) Network Security
6 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (4.17%) PBX
6 1 (4.17%) VoIP
6 1 (4.17%) SAN
6 1 (4.17%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
1 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory Specialist
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Server Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Migration
2 8 (33.33%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Line Management
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.17%) ITSM
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) VBScript
2 2 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) MCSE
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
3 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Remedy
6 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.17%) Dell
7 1 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) Sophos
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