The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 58 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.79% 3.22% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.46% 13.58% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 5 4
Average daily rate
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£310 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £200 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £288 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 7
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 - £21.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
298 81 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 34.89% 23.68% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 38 27
Average daily rate £320 £240 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £183 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £365 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £16.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 27 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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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
Tyne and Wear -4 36 £318 +27.00% 5
Durham +1 21 £262 +0.86% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (75.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
4 37 (50.68%) Security Cleared
5 31 (42.47%) Active Directory
5 31 (42.47%) HP
6 29 (39.73%) Clustering
7 28 (38.36%) SQL Server
8 27 (36.99%) MS Excel
8 27 (36.99%) Firewall
9 26 (35.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (35.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (34.25%) MCSE
11 24 (32.88%) ITIL
12 23 (31.51%) Cisco
12 23 (31.51%) TCP/IP
12 23 (31.51%) DNS
13 20 (27.40%) Service Management
13 20 (27.40%) vSphere
14 19 (26.03%) SC Cleared
14 19 (26.03%) Time Management
15 17 (23.29%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (23.29%) Citrix
15 17 (23.29%) IIS
15 17 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (21.92%) VMware
17 15 (20.55%) SQL
18 14 (19.18%) LAN
18 14 (19.18%) WAN
18 14 (19.18%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 17 (23.29%) IIS
2 11 (15.07%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.85%) Lync
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (36.99%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.81%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.37%) MicroStation
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.99%) Firewall
2 23 (31.51%) TCP/IP
2 23 (31.51%) DNS
3 14 (19.18%) LAN
3 14 (19.18%) WAN
4 13 (17.81%) DHCP
5 10 (13.70%) SAN
6 9 (12.33%) Junos
6 9 (12.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (12.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (12.33%) Network Security
6 9 (12.33%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (12.33%) SSL
7 3 (4.11%) SMS
8 2 (2.74%) MPLS
8 2 (2.74%) Internet
8 2 (2.74%) DSL
9 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (38.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.85%) RDBMS
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Wintel Engineer
2 11 (15.07%) Network Engineer
3 10 (13.70%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) IT Support
5 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.85%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.85%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) Server Support
8 3 (4.11%) Support Technician
9 2 (2.74%) Active Directory Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.74%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.73%) Clustering
2 17 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.96%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.11%) Life Science
5 1 (1.37%) iPad
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (75.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (35.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (12.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.85%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.74%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) ITIL
2 20 (27.40%) Service Management
3 19 (26.03%) Time Management
4 17 (23.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (17.81%) Change Control
6 12 (16.44%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (13.70%) Incident Management
7 10 (13.70%) Network Management
8 9 (12.33%) Network Design
8 9 (12.33%) Service Delivery
9 8 (10.96%) Problem Management
9 8 (10.96%) Load Balancing
10 6 (8.22%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (5.48%) Change Management
13 2 (2.74%) Business Continuity
14 1 (1.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 1 (1.37%) Capacity Management
14 1 (1.37%) Kalman Filter
14 1 (1.37%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.55%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (50.68%) Security Cleared
2 26 (35.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (34.25%) MCSE
4 19 (26.03%) SC Cleared
5 10 (13.70%) DV Cleared
6 9 (12.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) JSP 440
2 8 (10.96%) QA
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (42.47%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.40%) vSphere
3 14 (19.18%) Hyper-V
4 12 (16.44%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (16.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (8.22%) XenApp
6 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (17.81%) NetBackup
2 10 (13.70%) WhatsUp Gold
3 9 (12.33%) MIIS
4 6 (8.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (5.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.74%) WSUS
6 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (2.74%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.37%) SCCM
7 1 (1.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 31 (42.47%) HP
3 23 (31.51%) Cisco
4 17 (23.29%) Citrix
5 16 (21.92%) VMware
6 13 (17.81%) Veritas
7 10 (13.70%) CheckPoint
7 10 (13.70%) Juniper
7 10 (13.70%) EMC
7 10 (13.70%) TippingPoint
7 10 (13.70%) 3PAR
8 9 (12.33%) F5
8 9 (12.33%) McAfee
9 4 (5.48%) CA
10 2 (2.74%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.74%) Crossbeam
10 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.37%) Meru Networks
11 1 (1.37%) Draytek
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