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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 6.36% 5.71% 5.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.74% 28.13% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £344 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +65.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -25.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
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
76 64 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 32.20% 20.32% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 26
Average daily rate £275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 37
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 +9 11 - - 3
Hinckley - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 23 (67.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 17 (50.00%) Migration
5 16 (47.06%) Windows 7
6 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
7 10 (29.41%) Citrix
7 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
7 10 (29.41%) ITIL
8 9 (26.47%) VMware
8 9 (26.47%) XenApp
9 8 (23.53%) XenDesktop
9 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (20.59%) Cisco
10 7 (20.59%) LAN
10 7 (20.59%) WAN
10 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
10 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
11 6 (17.65%) PKI
11 6 (17.65%) LDAP
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 6 (17.65%) Kerberos
11 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
11 6 (17.65%) DNS
11 6 (17.65%) IPsec
12 5 (14.71%) MS Office
12 5 (14.71%) MCSE
12 5 (14.71%) SCCM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (14.71%) Lync
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) WAN
1 7 (20.59%) LAN
2 6 (17.65%) IPsec
2 6 (17.65%) Kerberos
2 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.65%) DNS
2 6 (17.65%) LDAP
3 4 (11.76%) Internet
3 4 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (5.88%) VLAN
4 2 (5.88%) Network Security
5 1 (2.94%) PBX
5 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) NUnit
1 3 (8.82%) Moq
General
1 2 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Active Directory Specialist
3 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Leader
5 3 (8.82%) Citrix Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Wintel Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Support
6 2 (5.88%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
1 3 (8.82%) NHibernate
1 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (8.82%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) PKI
2 3 (8.82%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Migration
2 10 (29.41%) ITIL
3 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.82%) MVC
5 3 (8.82%) Scrum
5 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.88%) Line Management
6 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 1 (2.94%) ITSM
7 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) VBScript
3 2 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) XenApp
3 8 (23.53%) XenDesktop
4 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) Citrix
3 9 (26.47%) VMware
4 7 (20.59%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) Remedy
6 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Sophos
7 1 (2.94%) IBM