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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 44 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.50% 1.98% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.78% 7.04% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 2
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£257 £290 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.55% -4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £249 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £337 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -24.41%
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
227 142 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 27.38% 28.17% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 89 24
Average daily rate £283 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.80% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £205 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 23
Average hourly rate £15.58 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.28% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £25.00 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -8 20 £269 -18.06% 5
Durham -11 5 £250 -13.79%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (61.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 19 (43.18%) DNS
4 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
5 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
5 17 (38.64%) DHCP
5 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (31.82%) vSphere
6 14 (31.82%) ITIL
6 14 (31.82%) SC Cleared
7 13 (29.55%) HP
7 13 (29.55%) Citrix
8 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 10 (22.73%) Client/Server
10 8 (18.18%) SLA
10 8 (18.18%) McAfee
10 8 (18.18%) VMware
10 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
11 7 (15.91%) Firewall
11 7 (15.91%) SCCM
11 7 (15.91%) Internet
11 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
12 6 (13.64%) Cisco
12 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
12 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (13.64%) VLAN
12 6 (13.64%) Clustering
12 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Software

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.36%) MS Office
3 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) DNS
2 17 (38.64%) DHCP
3 7 (15.91%) Internet
3 7 (15.91%) Firewall
4 6 (13.64%) VLAN
5 5 (11.36%) SAN
6 4 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (9.09%) Junos
6 4 (9.09%) LAN
6 4 (9.09%) WAN
7 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.55%) 3G
7 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.55%) Network Security
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.27%) NAS
8 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.27%) SSL
8 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
General
1 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Technical Leader
1 7 (15.91%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Server Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.82%) Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Author
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Author
5 3 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Wintel Support
5 3 (6.82%) Software Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Server Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Client/Server
2 6 (13.64%) Clustering
3 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.82%) Mainframe
5 3 (6.82%) PKI
5 3 (6.82%) PDA
6 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.55%) Cryptography
6 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
6 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.27%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (61.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
6 4 (9.09%) UNIX
6 4 (9.09%) Linux
7 3 (6.82%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 3 (6.82%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (6.82%) Service Management
3 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.82%) Time Management
3 3 (6.82%) Validation
4 2 (4.55%) Network Management
4 2 (4.55%) Change Control
4 2 (4.55%) Change Management
4 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.55%) Security Patching
4 2 (4.55%) Server Building
4 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.27%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.55%) VBScript
4 1 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) SLA
2 4 (9.09%) JSP 440
3 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.82%) vSphere
3 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (11.36%) Xen
5 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.09%) XenApp
6 2 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.27%) KVM
7 1 (2.27%) iptables
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 4 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (6.82%) HP SIM
4 3 (6.82%) WSUS
5 2 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.55%) SCOM
5 2 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (2.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (2.27%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) HP
2 13 (29.55%) Citrix
3 8 (18.18%) McAfee
3 8 (18.18%) VMware
4 6 (13.64%) Cisco
5 5 (11.36%) Juniper
5 5 (11.36%) Symantec
6 4 (9.09%) 3PAR
6 4 (9.09%) F5
6 4 (9.09%) EMC
6 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 4 (9.09%) TippingPoint
6 4 (9.09%) AppSense
7 3 (6.82%) Crossbeam
7 3 (6.82%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.55%) CA
8 2 (4.55%) Veritas
9 1 (2.27%) Sybase
9 1 (2.27%) SAP