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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 34 31 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.79% 1.90% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.06% 5.19% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
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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
85 77 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 25.37% 36.67% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 6
Average daily rate £325 £245 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -13.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £193 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Average hourly rate £13.83 £25.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.76% +104.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.19 £12.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 2015, 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) MS Excel
2 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (75.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (75.86%) Security Cleared
3 19 (65.52%) ITIL
4 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
5 14 (48.28%) Clustering
6 13 (44.83%) Service Management
7 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
8 10 (34.48%) SQL
8 10 (34.48%) DV Cleared
9 9 (31.03%) HP
9 9 (31.03%) DNS
9 9 (31.03%) MIIS
10 8 (27.59%) Cisco
11 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (20.69%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (17.24%) vSphere
13 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
13 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
13 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (17.24%) CA
13 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
13 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (17.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
13 5 (17.24%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (75.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.24%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) DHCP
2 5 (17.24%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (13.79%) LAN
3 4 (13.79%) WAN
3 4 (13.79%) SAN
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security
4 3 (10.34%) Junos
4 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (10.34%) SSL
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
1 5 (17.24%) Administrator
2 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Applications Support
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Server Support
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Network Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Support
5 1 (3.45%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Clustering
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) ITIL
2 13 (44.83%) Service Management
3 6 (20.69%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 5 (17.24%) Change Management
4 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
5 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
5 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.79%) Network Management
6 3 (10.34%) Time Management
6 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.34%) Network Design
7 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) DV Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) JSP 440
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (17.24%) vSphere
4 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) MIIS
2 5 (17.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (13.79%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (6.90%) HP SIM
6 1 (3.45%) SCCM
6 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) HP
3 8 (27.59%) Cisco
4 5 (17.24%) CA
5 4 (13.79%) EMC
5 4 (13.79%) McAfee
5 4 (13.79%) Juniper
5 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.79%) TippingPoint
5 4 (13.79%) 3PAR
6 3 (10.34%) F5
7 2 (6.90%) VMware
7 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.45%) Crossbeam
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix
8 1 (3.45%) Draytek