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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 40 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 32 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.00% 2.12% 3.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.17% 7.69% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 3
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£313 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% -18.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
243 104 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 30.38% 27.59% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 45 27
Average daily rate £320 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £165 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £379 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 23
Average hourly rate £28.50 £15.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.87% +24.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.72 £13.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £28.19 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 -1 19 £331 - 8
Durham -7 11 £255 -3.96% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (73.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 46 (61.33%) Microsoft
4 36 (48.00%) Security Cleared
5 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
5 31 (41.33%) HP
6 30 (40.00%) Clustering
7 29 (38.67%) SQL Server
8 27 (36.00%) MS Excel
8 27 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (36.00%) Firewall
8 27 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (34.67%) MCSE
10 24 (32.00%) ITIL
10 24 (32.00%) Cisco
11 23 (30.67%) TCP/IP
11 23 (30.67%) DNS
12 20 (26.67%) Service Management
12 20 (26.67%) vSphere
13 19 (25.33%) Time Management
14 18 (24.00%) IIS
14 18 (24.00%) SC Cleared
15 17 (22.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (21.33%) Citrix
17 15 (20.00%) SQL
17 15 (20.00%) VMware
17 15 (20.00%) Hyper-V
18 14 (18.67%) LAN
18 14 (18.67%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 18 (24.00%) IIS
2 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.67%) Lync
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.33%) MicroStation
3 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.00%) Firewall
2 23 (30.67%) TCP/IP
2 23 (30.67%) DNS
3 14 (18.67%) LAN
3 14 (18.67%) WAN
4 13 (17.33%) DHCP
5 10 (13.33%) SAN
6 9 (12.00%) SSL
6 9 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (12.00%) Network Security
6 9 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (12.00%) Junos
6 9 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (4.00%) Internet
7 3 (4.00%) SMS
8 2 (2.67%) MPLS
8 2 (2.67%) DSL
9 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 5 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 11 (14.67%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.67%) Support Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) IT Support
5 6 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.67%) Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.33%) Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Server Support
8 3 (4.00%) Support Technician
9 2 (2.67%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (2.67%) Network Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (40.00%) Clustering
2 17 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.67%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.00%) Life Science
5 1 (1.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (73.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) ITIL
2 20 (26.67%) Service Management
3 19 (25.33%) Time Management
4 17 (22.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (17.33%) Change Control
6 12 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (13.33%) Incident Management
7 10 (13.33%) Network Management
8 9 (12.00%) Network Design
8 9 (12.00%) Service Delivery
9 8 (10.67%) Problem Management
9 8 (10.67%) Load Balancing
10 6 (8.00%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (5.33%) Change Management
13 2 (2.67%) Business Continuity
14 1 (1.33%) Asset Management
14 1 (1.33%) CAD
14 1 (1.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 1 (1.33%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (34.67%) MCSE
4 18 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 10 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 10 (13.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) JSP 440
2 8 (10.67%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (26.67%) vSphere
3 15 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 12 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (16.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (6.67%) XenApp
6 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) NetBackup
2 10 (13.33%) WhatsUp Gold
3 9 (12.00%) MIIS
4 6 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (5.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.67%) WSUS
6 2 (2.67%) SCOM
6 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (2.67%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (61.33%) Microsoft
2 31 (41.33%) HP
3 24 (32.00%) Cisco
4 16 (21.33%) Citrix
5 15 (20.00%) VMware
6 13 (17.33%) Veritas
7 10 (13.33%) Juniper
7 10 (13.33%) EMC
7 10 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 10 (13.33%) TippingPoint
7 10 (13.33%) 3PAR
8 9 (12.00%) F5
8 9 (12.00%) McAfee
9 4 (5.33%) CA
10 3 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.67%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.67%) Crossbeam
12 1 (1.33%) Draytek
12 1 (1.33%) Wyse
12 1 (1.33%) Lotus