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 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 34 28 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.18% 5.41% 6.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.30% 22.89% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £245 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £284
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £22.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.20 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £18.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -17.85%
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
93 83 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 27.35% 23.65% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 31 14
Average daily rate £263 £220 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £145 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.28 £9.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.00 £29.25
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 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015. 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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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 +2 3 - - 2
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) Clustering
6 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) PBX
7 3 (23.08%) VoIP
7 3 (23.08%) WAN
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) Migration
8 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (15.38%) Office 365
8 2 (15.38%) Retail
8 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
8 2 (15.38%) VLAN
8 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
8 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (15.38%) SAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) PBX
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) VLAN
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) CTI
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Senior VoIP Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Support Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) MCTS
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco