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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 55 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.01% 1.41% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.56% 4.32% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £18.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
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
136 185 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.02% 32.69% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 120 31
Average daily rate £358 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.23% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £199 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £390 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -26.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +12 12 £425 +30.76% 5
Durham -3 1 £285 - 5
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
5 15 (39.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
6 14 (36.84%) Clustering
6 14 (36.84%) DNS
6 14 (36.84%) MCSE
7 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 12 (31.58%) Cisco
8 11 (28.95%) DHCP
9 10 (26.32%) MCSA
10 9 (23.68%) IIS
10 9 (23.68%) ITIL
10 9 (23.68%) Firewall
10 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
11 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
11 8 (21.05%) vSphere
11 8 (21.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
12 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
12 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
12 7 (18.42%) HP
13 6 (15.79%) VMware
13 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
13 6 (15.79%) SQL
13 6 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (15.79%) Network Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (23.68%) IIS
2 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
3 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
4 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (13.16%) Lync
5 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) DNS
2 11 (28.95%) DHCP
3 9 (23.68%) Firewall
4 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.53%) LAN
5 4 (10.53%) SAN
5 4 (10.53%) Internet
5 4 (10.53%) WAN
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (10.53%) Network Security
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.89%) Junos
6 3 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (7.89%) VLAN
6 3 (7.89%) SSL
7 1 (2.63%) SMS
7 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
1 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Leader
3 5 (13.16%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) IT Support
4 4 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Server Support
6 2 (5.26%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) IT Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Author
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Author
7 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Clustering
2 4 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Cryptography
3 3 (7.89%) PDA
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.53%) UNIX
4 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) VME
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Time Management
2 6 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (13.16%) Change Management
4 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.53%) Service Management
4 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.53%) Network Management
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.89%) Network Design
5 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.89%) Validation
6 1 (2.63%) Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
1 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 14 (36.84%) MCSE
3 10 (26.32%) MCSA
4 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) JSP 440
2 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
3 8 (21.05%) vSphere
4 6 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.63%) Xen
7 1 (2.63%) KVM
7 1 (2.63%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (10.53%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (7.89%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (5.26%) HP SIM
4 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) Cisco
3 7 (18.42%) HP
4 6 (15.79%) VMware
5 5 (13.16%) Juniper
5 5 (13.16%) CA
6 4 (10.53%) TippingPoint
6 4 (10.53%) EMC
6 4 (10.53%) Citrix
6 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.53%) McAfee
6 4 (10.53%) 3PAR
7 3 (7.89%) F5
7 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds
7 3 (7.89%) Veritas
8 1 (2.63%) Lotus
8 1 (2.63%) Sybase
8 1 (2.63%) Adobe
8 1 (2.63%) Wyse
8 1 (2.63%) Riverbed