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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 35 71 32
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -39
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 87 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.60% 1.71% 6.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.08% 6.96% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 10 19
Median daily rate £300 £235 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -13.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £287 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £12.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.60% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £8.65 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.00 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
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
541 273 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 41.02% 24.57% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 146 112
Median daily rate £320 £369 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.22% +34.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 28
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 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 +31 74 £300 +34.83% 8
Durham +15 11 £338 +40.62% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 241 (100.00%) Windows
2 202 (83.82%) Windows Server
3 186 (77.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 174 (72.20%) Active Directory
5 149 (61.83%) Microsoft
6 132 (54.77%) DHCP
7 131 (54.36%) Security Cleared
8 107 (44.40%) SC Cleared
9 106 (43.98%) VMware
10 105 (43.57%) Citrix
11 104 (43.15%) HP
11 104 (43.15%) ITIL
12 96 (39.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 91 (37.76%) DNS
14 76 (31.54%) XenApp
15 72 (29.88%) PowerShell
16 66 (27.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 65 (26.97%) Degree
17 65 (26.97%) Computer Science
18 64 (26.56%) Microsoft Certification
18 64 (26.56%) ThinPrint
19 59 (24.48%) IIS
20 55 (22.82%) MS Exchange
21 52 (21.58%) MCSE
21 52 (21.58%) Exchange Server 2010
22 51 (21.16%) Skype for Business
22 51 (21.16%) Microsoft App-V
22 51 (21.16%) AppSense
22 51 (21.16%) SharePoint
23 50 (20.75%) XenMobile

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 59 (24.48%) IIS
2 55 (22.82%) MS Exchange
3 52 (21.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (21.16%) SharePoint
4 51 (21.16%) Skype for Business
5 49 (20.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (12.03%) OpenStack
7 28 (11.62%) Office Communications Server
8 22 (9.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 20 (8.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (3.32%) iPlanet
12 8 (3.32%) WebLogic
13 5 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.66%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 38 (15.77%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.47%) MS Office
3 3 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 40 (16.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.41%) IaaS
2 1 (0.41%) PaaS
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (54.77%) DHCP
2 91 (37.76%) DNS
3 47 (19.50%) Skype
4 20 (8.30%) SAN
5 19 (7.88%) Firewall
6 17 (7.05%) 3G
6 17 (7.05%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (6.22%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.32%) BIG-IP
9 7 (2.90%) NAS
9 7 (2.90%) SMS
10 5 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.66%) LDAP
12 3 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.24%) VoIP
13 2 (0.83%) FTP
13 2 (0.83%) Internet
13 2 (0.83%) SSH
13 2 (0.83%) Unified Communications
14 1 (0.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.32%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.66%) DB2
3 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) EDMS
6 1 (0.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.41%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (0.83%) Military
2 1 (0.41%) Games
2 1 (0.41%) German Language
2 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (29.05%) Support Engineer
2 39 (16.18%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 25 (10.37%) Desktop Support
4 20 (8.30%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (8.30%) Messaging Support
5 18 (7.47%) Messaging Engineer
5 18 (7.47%) Wintel Engineer
6 13 (5.39%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 13 (5.39%) Consultant
6 13 (5.39%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (4.98%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (4.98%) Security Engineer
8 11 (4.56%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 11 (4.56%) Office 365 Specialist
9 10 (4.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (3.73%) Server Engineer
11 7 (2.90%) Analyst
11 7 (2.90%) Mobility Engineer
11 7 (2.90%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.32%) .NET
1 8 (3.32%) ASP.NET
1 8 (3.32%) JSP
2 7 (2.90%) J2EE
3 5 (2.07%) Web Services
4 4 (1.66%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 65 (26.97%) Computer Science
2 32 (13.28%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.05%) Clustering
3 17 (7.05%) Fat Client
3 17 (7.05%) Thin Client
4 13 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.39%) Blackberry
4 13 (5.39%) Visualisation
5 9 (3.73%) PKI
6 8 (3.32%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.49%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.49%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.07%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.66%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.83%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.83%) HP StoreVirtual
11 1 (0.41%) Life Science
11 1 (0.41%) Statistics
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.41%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 241 (100.00%) Windows
2 202 (83.82%) Windows Server
3 186 (77.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 96 (39.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (15.35%) Windows 7
6 26 (10.79%) Android
6 26 (10.79%) Apple iOS
7 23 (9.54%) Linux
8 17 (7.05%) AIX
8 17 (7.05%) Solaris
9 13 (5.39%) Unix
9 13 (5.39%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.32%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.66%) HPUX
12 4 (1.66%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.66%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.66%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (1.24%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (43.15%) ITIL
2 49 (20.33%) Project Management
2 49 (20.33%) Service Delivery
3 41 (17.01%) Business Continuity
4 39 (16.18%) Migration
5 29 (12.03%) Incident Management
6 21 (8.71%) Software Delivery
7 20 (8.30%) Change Control
7 20 (8.30%) Load Balancing
8 19 (7.88%) Content Management
9 15 (6.22%) Capacity Planning
10 13 (5.39%) Mobile Device Management
10 13 (5.39%) Security Management
11 12 (4.98%) Escalation Management
11 12 (4.98%) Problem Management
12 11 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (4.15%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (4.15%) Release Management
13 10 (4.15%) Time Management
14 9 (3.73%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 72 (29.88%) PowerShell
2 35 (14.52%) SQL
3 18 (7.47%) VBScript
4 12 (4.98%) Java
5 5 (2.07%) Perl
6 4 (1.66%) Bourne shell
6 4 (1.66%) Korn
7 2 (0.83%) C#
7 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.41%) C
8 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 131 (54.36%) Security Cleared
2 107 (44.40%) SC Cleared
3 65 (26.97%) Degree
4 64 (26.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 52 (21.58%) MCSE
6 48 (19.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (3.73%) MCSA
8 6 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.07%) CISSP
10 3 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.24%) MCITP
11 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (17.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (7.47%) SLA
3 8 (3.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 174 (72.20%) Active Directory
2 76 (31.54%) XenApp
3 66 (27.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (21.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 48 (19.92%) XenDesktop
5 48 (19.92%) XenServer
6 38 (15.77%) Hyper-V
7 28 (11.62%) vSphere
8 10 (4.15%) Firmware
9 8 (3.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.66%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.83%) Brightmail
12 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.41%) NFS
13 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (20.75%) XenMobile
2 44 (18.26%) SafeCom
3 33 (13.69%) EdgeSight
3 33 (13.69%) SCCM
4 18 (7.47%) SCOM
5 15 (6.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 15 (6.22%) WSUS
6 14 (5.81%) EMC NetWorker
6 14 (5.81%) NetBackup
7 13 (5.39%) AirWatch
8 12 (4.98%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (4.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 12 (4.98%) SCVMM
8 12 (4.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 11 (4.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (2.49%) PowerCLI
10 6 (2.49%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.66%) Legato
11 4 (1.66%) SAP Afaria
11 4 (1.66%) Simpana
Vendors
1 149 (61.83%) Microsoft
2 106 (43.98%) VMware
3 105 (43.57%) Citrix
4 104 (43.15%) HP
5 64 (26.56%) ThinPrint
6 51 (21.16%) AppSense
7 46 (19.09%) SAP
8 23 (9.54%) Symantec
9 19 (7.88%) Intel Security
10 16 (6.64%) Lumension
11 14 (5.81%) Veritas
12 13 (5.39%) Cisco
12 13 (5.39%) Trend Micro
13 12 (4.98%) Red Hat
14 10 (4.15%) Oracle
15 8 (3.32%) BEA
15 8 (3.32%) F5
15 8 (3.32%) Sun
16 7 (2.90%) CA
16 7 (2.90%) IBM
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