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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 46 49 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.97% 1.43% 2.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.39% 3.80% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £18.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
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
143 184 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.44% 37.55% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 114 20
Average daily rate £320 £245 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £193 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 12
Average hourly rate £16.16 £22.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.17% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.00 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.17 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 February 2015.

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
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 February 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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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
Tyne and Wear +9 10 £451 +38.68% 5
Durham - 1 £285 - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (75.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
4 38 (55.07%) Security Cleared
5 30 (43.48%) Clustering
6 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
6 28 (40.58%) SQL Server
7 26 (37.68%) MS Excel
8 24 (34.78%) HP
8 24 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (33.33%) ITIL
9 23 (33.33%) MCSE
9 23 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (31.88%) Firewall
11 21 (30.43%) DNS
12 19 (27.54%) SC Cleared
13 18 (26.09%) TCP/IP
14 17 (24.64%) Cisco
14 17 (24.64%) Service Management
14 17 (24.64%) vSphere
15 16 (23.19%) SQL
15 16 (23.19%) IIS
16 15 (21.74%) Time Management
16 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (18.84%) Disaster Recovery
17 13 (18.84%) Hyper-V
17 13 (18.84%) VMware
17 13 (18.84%) DHCP
17 13 (18.84%) Citrix
18 11 (15.94%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 16 (23.19%) IIS
2 10 (14.49%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.25%) Lync
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 26 (37.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.59%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) Firewall
2 21 (30.43%) DNS
3 18 (26.09%) TCP/IP
4 13 (18.84%) DHCP
5 8 (11.59%) WAN
5 8 (11.59%) LAN
5 8 (11.59%) SAN
5 8 (11.59%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (11.59%) Network Security
6 7 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (10.14%) Junos
6 7 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (10.14%) SSL
7 4 (5.80%) Internet
8 2 (2.90%) SMS
9 1 (1.45%) VPN
9 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (40.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
1 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (13.04%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) IT Support
5 6 (8.70%) Administrator
5 6 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.80%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.35%) Network Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Server Support
8 3 (4.35%) Support Technician
9 2 (2.90%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.90%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) SOAP
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (43.48%) Clustering
2 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.14%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.35%) PDA
5 1 (1.45%) Life Science
5 1 (1.45%) iPad
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (75.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.80%) UNIX
6 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.45%) Linux
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) ITIL
2 17 (24.64%) Service Management
3 15 (21.74%) Time Management
4 13 (18.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (15.94%) Change Control
6 10 (14.49%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (11.59%) Network Management
7 8 (11.59%) Incident Management
7 8 (11.59%) Configuration Management
8 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
8 7 (10.14%) Network Design
8 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing
9 6 (8.70%) Problem Management
10 5 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (7.25%) Change Management
11 3 (4.35%) Validation
12 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity
13 1 (1.45%) Migration
13 1 (1.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (55.07%) Security Cleared
2 24 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (33.33%) MCSE
4 19 (27.54%) SC Cleared
5 11 (15.94%) DV Cleared
6 10 (14.49%) MCSA
7 1 (1.45%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) JSP 440
2 6 (8.70%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.64%) vSphere
3 13 (18.84%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.49%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (14.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (5.80%) XenApp
6 2 (2.90%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.45%) Xen
7 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) NetBackup
2 9 (13.04%) MIIS
3 8 (11.59%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (11.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (7.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.90%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (59.42%) Microsoft
2 24 (34.78%) HP
3 17 (24.64%) Cisco
4 13 (18.84%) Citrix
4 13 (18.84%) VMware
5 10 (14.49%) Veritas
6 9 (13.04%) Juniper
7 8 (11.59%) EMC
7 8 (11.59%) CheckPoint
7 8 (11.59%) McAfee
7 8 (11.59%) TippingPoint
7 8 (11.59%) 3PAR
8 7 (10.14%) F5
9 5 (7.25%) CA
10 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.45%) Meru Networks
11 1 (1.45%) Sybase
11 1 (1.45%) Adobe
11 1 (1.45%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.45%) Crossbeam
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