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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 123 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.23% 2.68% 2.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.88% 10.55% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 16 8
Median daily rate £240 £257 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% -11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £319 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £313 £288
% change year-on-year
- +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 3
Median hourly rate £28.25 - £13.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 - £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 - £28.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% +5.88%
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
688 237 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 46.05% 25.40% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 125 89
Median daily rate £281 £320 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.34% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £525 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 28 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.16 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.26% +19.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.36 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +22 113 £235 -12.48% 2
Durham +10 5 £300 +20.00%
Northumberland - 1 £360 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 187 (100.00%) Windows
2 155 (82.89%) Windows Server
3 147 (78.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 129 (68.98%) Active Directory
5 127 (67.91%) DHCP
6 113 (60.43%) Microsoft
7 107 (57.22%) Security Cleared
8 101 (54.01%) Citrix
9 97 (51.87%) VMware
10 93 (49.73%) ITIL
11 89 (47.59%) SC Cleared
12 87 (46.52%) DNS
13 76 (40.64%) XenApp
14 74 (39.57%) HP
15 62 (33.16%) ThinPrint
16 59 (31.55%) VMware Infrastructure
17 54 (28.88%) Windows Server 2012
18 50 (26.74%) Microsoft App-V
18 50 (26.74%) AppSense
19 48 (25.67%) BPSS Clearance
20 46 (24.60%) Service Delivery
20 46 (24.60%) Project Management
21 45 (24.06%) XenMobile
21 45 (24.06%) Degree
21 45 (24.06%) Computer Science
22 44 (23.53%) XenServer
22 44 (23.53%) XenDesktop
23 43 (22.99%) SAP
23 43 (22.99%) Disclosure Scotland
24 41 (21.93%) Windows 7

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (19.79%) IIS
2 31 (16.58%) MS Exchange
3 28 (14.97%) Skype for Business
4 27 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (14.44%) SharePoint
5 26 (13.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (10.70%) Office Communications Server
6 20 (10.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (9.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (4.28%) iPlanet
8 8 (4.28%) OpenStack
8 8 (4.28%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.14%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (9.63%) MS Excel
1 18 (9.63%) MS Office
2 3 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 127 (67.91%) DHCP
2 87 (46.52%) DNS
3 24 (12.83%) Skype
4 22 (11.76%) 3G
4 22 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
5 18 (9.63%) Firewall
6 17 (9.09%) SAN
7 10 (5.35%) SMS
8 8 (4.28%) BIG-IP
8 8 (4.28%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.21%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.14%) LDAP
11 3 (1.60%) NAS
12 2 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.07%) FTP
12 2 (1.07%) Internet
12 2 (1.07%) SSH
12 2 (1.07%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.07%) VoIP
13 1 (0.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.28%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.14%) DB2
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
General
1 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.07%) Military
Job Titles
1 67 (35.83%) Support Engineer
2 37 (19.79%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 23 (12.30%) 2nd Line Support
3 23 (12.30%) Desktop Support
4 18 (9.63%) Messaging Support
5 13 (6.95%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 12 (6.42%) Messaging Engineer
6 12 (6.42%) Security Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Consultant
7 11 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Messaging Support Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Analyst
10 8 (4.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Server Engineer
12 6 (3.21%) Support Consultant
13 5 (2.67%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.28%) JSP
2 7 (3.74%) J2EE
3 4 (2.14%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (1.07%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (24.06%) Computer Science
2 32 (17.11%) Management Information System
3 22 (11.76%) Fat Client
3 22 (11.76%) Thin Client
4 12 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.42%) Blackberry
4 12 (6.42%) Visualisation
5 11 (5.88%) Clustering
6 8 (4.28%) PKI
7 7 (3.74%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.67%) Cryptography
9 4 (2.14%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.60%) iPad
10 3 (1.60%) Life Science
10 3 (1.60%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.07%) Grid Computing
11 2 (1.07%) HP StoreVirtual
12 1 (0.53%) AS400
12 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.53%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 187 (100.00%) Windows
2 155 (82.89%) Windows Server
3 147 (78.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (28.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (21.93%) Windows 7
6 20 (10.70%) Linux
7 17 (9.09%) Solaris
8 16 (8.56%) AIX
9 15 (8.02%) Android
9 15 (8.02%) Apple iOS
10 11 (5.88%) Windows XP
11 10 (5.35%) Unix
12 9 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (3.21%) Windows 8
14 5 (2.67%) HPUX
14 5 (2.67%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.60%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.60%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (49.73%) ITIL
2 46 (24.60%) Project Management
2 46 (24.60%) Service Delivery
3 38 (20.32%) Business Continuity
4 28 (14.97%) Incident Management
5 26 (13.90%) Software Delivery
6 17 (9.09%) Content Management
7 14 (7.49%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (6.95%) Change Control
8 13 (6.95%) Migration
8 13 (6.95%) Security Management
9 12 (6.42%) Escalation Management
9 12 (6.42%) Mobile Device Management
9 12 (6.42%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (5.35%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (5.35%) Release Management
11 8 (4.28%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.28%) Six Sigma
11 8 (4.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.58%) PowerShell
2 24 (12.83%) SQL
3 14 (7.49%) VBScript
4 12 (6.42%) Java
5 4 (2.14%) Bourne shell
5 4 (2.14%) Korn
5 4 (2.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 107 (57.22%) Security Cleared
2 89 (47.59%) SC Cleared
3 48 (25.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 45 (24.06%) Degree
5 37 (19.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (13.90%) MCSE
7 7 (3.74%) MCSA
8 6 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.67%) CISSP
9 5 (2.67%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.07%) MCITP
12 1 (0.53%) CCNA
12 1 (0.53%) CCNP
12 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.53%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (22.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (8.56%) SLA
3 8 (4.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 129 (68.98%) Active Directory
2 76 (40.64%) XenApp
3 59 (31.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (26.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 44 (23.53%) XenDesktop
5 44 (23.53%) XenServer
6 28 (14.97%) vSphere
7 22 (11.76%) Hyper-V
8 7 (3.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (2.67%) Firmware
10 4 (2.14%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.07%) Brightmail
11 2 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (24.06%) XenMobile
2 40 (21.39%) SafeCom
3 33 (17.65%) SCCM
4 30 (16.04%) EdgeSight
5 15 (8.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 14 (7.49%) EMC NetWorker
7 13 (6.95%) NetBackup
7 13 (6.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (6.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (4.28%) SCOM
10 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (2.67%) OpenView
11 5 (2.67%) SCVMM
12 4 (2.14%) AirWatch
12 4 (2.14%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (2.14%) Legato
12 4 (2.14%) PureDisk
12 4 (2.14%) Simpana
12 4 (2.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 113 (60.43%) Microsoft
2 101 (54.01%) Citrix
3 97 (51.87%) VMware
4 74 (39.57%) HP
5 62 (33.16%) ThinPrint
6 50 (26.74%) AppSense
7 43 (22.99%) SAP
8 23 (12.30%) Symantec
9 18 (9.63%) Intel Security
10 16 (8.56%) Lumension
11 12 (6.42%) Red Hat
11 12 (6.42%) Trend Micro
12 10 (5.35%) Cisco
13 9 (4.81%) Oracle
13 9 (4.81%) Veritas
14 8 (4.28%) BEA
14 8 (4.28%) F5
14 8 (4.28%) Sun
15 7 (3.74%) CA
15 7 (3.74%) IBM