The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 66 32 43
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.15% 1.85% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.72% 7.32% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
Windows Server 2008
Tyne and Wear

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

Operating Systems Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
139 82 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 20.65% 25.23% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 56 83
Average daily rate £355 £320 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £273 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 10
Average hourly rate £20.68 £13.83 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.49% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £16.16 £28.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (41.18%) DHCP
5 7 (41.18%) DNS
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
8 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (23.53%) Change Management
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
9 3 (17.65%) MS Office
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
9 3 (17.65%) MCSA
9 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 3 (17.65%) Citrix
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
9 3 (17.65%) Migration
9 3 (17.65%) Project Management
9 3 (17.65%) Clustering
9 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
9 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
9 3 (17.65%) Driving Licence
10 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
10 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DHCP
1 7 (41.18%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
1 1 (5.88%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Server Support
5 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
1 3 (17.65%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.88%) AIX
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) MCSA
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) MCITP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) MCTS
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.88%) Firmware
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.88%) Netcool
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.88%) Veritas