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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / North East
Rank 54 71 40
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 33 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.80% 0.46% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.13% 2.50% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 6
Median daily rate £290 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £325 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.96% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +12.67%

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
272 160 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 31.30% 18.54% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 87 83
Median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 6 14
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.80 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £15.25 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +11 29 £290 -10.76% 6
Northumberland +2 1 - -
Durham -4 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (85.09%) Windows Server
3 85 (74.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 70 (61.40%) Security Cleared
6 55 (48.25%) Microsoft
7 52 (45.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (37.72%) PowerShell
9 42 (36.84%) SC Cleared
9 42 (36.84%) Migration
10 39 (34.21%) VMware
10 39 (34.21%) MS Excel
11 36 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 35 (30.70%) SharePoint
12 35 (30.70%) MCSE
12 35 (30.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (29.82%) Exchange Server 2010
13 34 (29.82%) MS Exchange
13 34 (29.82%) HP
14 33 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2013
15 31 (27.19%) Office 365
16 30 (26.32%) Skype for Business
16 30 (26.32%) Skype
16 30 (26.32%) DNS
17 29 (25.44%) DHCP
18 26 (22.81%) Windows 7
19 25 (21.93%) Hyper-V
19 25 (21.93%) Computer Science
19 25 (21.93%) Citrix
19 25 (21.93%) Degree

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 35 (30.70%) SharePoint
2 34 (29.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 34 (29.82%) MS Exchange
3 33 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (26.32%) Skype for Business
5 21 (18.42%) OpenStack
6 19 (16.67%) IIS
7 14 (12.28%) Office Communications Server
8 11 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (9.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (7.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (5.26%) WebLogic
12 3 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 39 (34.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.19%) Office 365
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
3 1 (0.88%) PaaS
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.32%) DNS
1 30 (26.32%) Skype
2 29 (25.44%) DHCP
3 9 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.14%) 3G
4 7 (6.14%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (4.39%) SAN
6 4 (3.51%) NAS
7 3 (2.63%) Firewall
7 3 (2.63%) Wireless
8 2 (1.75%) HTTP
8 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.75%) SSL
9 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.88%) SMS
9 1 (0.88%) VoIP
9 1 (0.88%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) BODI
1 6 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) EDMS
3 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.75%) MSI
3 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.88%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (0.88%) Games
1 1 (0.88%) German Language
1 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 22 (19.30%) 2nd Line Support
3 20 (17.54%) Desktop Support
4 17 (14.91%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 17 (14.91%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (14.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 16 (14.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 15 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 14 (12.28%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (10.53%) Office 365 Specialist
9 8 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (6.14%) Architect
10 7 (6.14%) Consultant
10 7 (6.14%) Messaging Engineer
10 7 (6.14%) Messaging Support
10 7 (6.14%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (5.26%) Messaging Consultant
11 6 (5.26%) Support Consultant
12 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (3.51%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.02%) .NET
1 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.93%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.89%) Fat Client
2 9 (7.89%) Thin Client
3 8 (7.02%) Mobile App
4 7 (6.14%) Blackberry
5 6 (5.26%) Clustering
5 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (85.09%) Windows Server
3 85 (74.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (45.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (22.81%) Windows 7
6 16 (14.04%) Linux
7 15 (13.16%) Android
7 15 (13.16%) Apple iOS
8 12 (10.53%) Windows 10
9 9 (7.89%) Solaris
9 9 (7.89%) Windows 8
10 8 (7.02%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (5.26%) HPUX
12 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
13 4 (3.51%) AIX
14 3 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (2.63%) Unix
15 2 (1.75%) zOS
16 1 (0.88%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.84%) Migration
2 19 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 13 (11.40%) Change Control
4 12 (10.53%) ITIL
5 8 (7.02%) Application Packaging
6 7 (6.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (6.14%) Software Delivery
6 7 (6.14%) Visualisation
7 6 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (4.39%) Time Management
9 4 (3.51%) Change Management
9 4 (3.51%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.51%) Project Governance
9 4 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.51%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.63%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.63%) Content Management
10 3 (2.63%) Project Management
10 3 (2.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.72%) PowerShell
2 13 (11.40%) SQL
3 4 (3.51%) VB
3 4 (3.51%) VBScript
4 3 (2.63%) Perl
5 2 (1.75%) C
5 2 (1.75%) C#
5 2 (1.75%) Java
5 2 (1.75%) REXX
5 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.75%) Tcl
5 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (61.40%) Security Cleared
2 42 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 36 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (30.70%) MCSE
5 25 (21.93%) Degree
6 4 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.75%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.75%) MCSA
8 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.88%) MCITP
8 1 (0.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 35 (30.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (21.93%) Hyper-V
4 20 (17.54%) XenApp
5 13 (11.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (5.26%) Firmware
7 5 (4.39%) XenDesktop
7 5 (4.39%) XenServer
8 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.88%) NFS
10 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (13.16%) SCCM
2 10 (8.77%) WSUS
3 8 (7.02%) AirWatch
3 8 (7.02%) SCOM
4 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (5.26%) SCVMM
4 6 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (4.39%) XenMobile
6 3 (2.63%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.88%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.88%) Netcool
7 1 (0.88%) PureDisk
7 1 (0.88%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.88%) Simpana
7 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 55 (48.25%) Microsoft
2 39 (34.21%) VMware
3 34 (29.82%) HP
4 25 (21.93%) Citrix
5 11 (9.65%) AppSense
5 11 (9.65%) Cisco
6 10 (8.77%) Oracle
6 10 (8.77%) ThinPrint
7 9 (7.89%) Red Hat
8 7 (6.14%) Trend Micro
8 7 (6.14%) Veritas
9 6 (5.26%) F5
9 6 (5.26%) TIBCO
10 4 (3.51%) Brocade
10 4 (3.51%) IronPort
11 3 (2.63%) Dell
11 3 (2.63%) IBM
11 3 (2.63%) SAP
12 2 (1.75%) CA
12 2 (1.75%) CommVault