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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 60 46 36
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.45% 2.54% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.42% 10.42% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £280 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £252 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £379 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Average hourly rate £12.75 £23.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
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
276 144 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.04% 24.37% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 86 35
Average daily rate £400 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £390 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 18
Average hourly rate £32.00 £14.00 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.09 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -21 14 £258 -5.50% 5
Durham -4 6 £250 -12.28%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 22 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (47.73%) DNS
5 20 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 19 (43.18%) DHCP
6 19 (43.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (38.64%) ITIL
8 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
8 15 (34.09%) vSphere
9 14 (31.82%) HP
9 14 (31.82%) Citrix
10 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
11 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 10 (22.73%) VMware
12 10 (22.73%) Client/Server
13 9 (20.45%) McAfee
14 8 (18.18%) SLA
14 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
15 7 (15.91%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (15.91%) SCCM
16 6 (13.64%) Firewall
16 6 (13.64%) VLAN
16 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 6 (13.64%) Cisco
16 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
16 6 (13.64%) Internet
17 5 (11.36%) SAN
17 5 (11.36%) Symantec
17 5 (11.36%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (6.82%) IIS
1 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Office
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (47.73%) DNS
2 19 (43.18%) DHCP
3 6 (13.64%) Internet
3 6 (13.64%) Firewall
3 6 (13.64%) VLAN
4 5 (11.36%) SAN
5 4 (9.09%) WAN
5 4 (9.09%) LAN
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (9.09%) Junos
6 2 (4.55%) Network Security
6 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.55%) 3G
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.27%) VoIP
7 1 (2.27%) SSL
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.27%) NAS
7 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Support Engineer
1 8 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
1 8 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Technical Leader
3 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Author
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Author
5 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Wintel Support
5 3 (6.82%) Software Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Server Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Client/Server
2 5 (11.36%) Clustering
2 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) PKI
4 3 (6.82%) Mainframe
5 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.55%) Cryptography
5 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.27%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (43.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.82%) VME
6 3 (6.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 4 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 3 (6.82%) Service Management
3 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.82%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (6.82%) Time Management
4 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.55%) Change Management
4 2 (4.55%) Security Patching
4 2 (4.55%) Server Building
4 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.55%) Network Management
4 2 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.27%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.27%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) VBScript
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (29.55%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) MCSE
5 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) SLA
2 4 (9.09%) JSP 440
3 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (34.09%) vSphere
3 7 (15.91%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (11.36%) Xen
6 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 4 (9.09%) XenApp
7 2 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (9.09%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.82%) WSUS
4 3 (6.82%) SCOM
4 3 (6.82%) HP SIM
5 2 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (2.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.27%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.82%) HP
2 14 (31.82%) Citrix
3 10 (22.73%) VMware
4 9 (20.45%) McAfee
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco
6 5 (11.36%) Symantec
7 4 (9.09%) AppSense
7 4 (9.09%) TippingPoint
7 4 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 4 (9.09%) F5
7 4 (9.09%) EMC
7 4 (9.09%) Juniper
7 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.82%) Riverbed
8 3 (6.82%) Crossbeam
9 2 (4.55%) Veritas
10 1 (2.27%) CA
10 1 (2.27%) SAP
10 1 (2.27%) ArcSight