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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 27 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 81 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.99% 2.25% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.66% 9.60% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 8 1
Average daily rate £270 £420 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
374 177 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.27% 23.47% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 96 125
Average daily rate £283 £325 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% +32.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.71 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.11% -2.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 76 £265 -36.90% 5
Durham - 2 - - 1
Northumberland - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 75 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 66 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 62 (68.89%) DHCP
5 54 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 52 (57.78%) Citrix
7 50 (55.56%) VMware
8 49 (54.44%) Security Cleared
9 48 (53.33%) ITIL
10 46 (51.11%) XenApp
11 43 (47.78%) SC Cleared
12 42 (46.67%) DNS
13 37 (41.11%) ThinPrint
14 36 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 35 (38.89%) HP
16 32 (35.56%) Microsoft App-V
16 32 (35.56%) AppSense
17 30 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
18 27 (30.00%) SCCM
18 27 (30.00%) Windows 7
18 27 (30.00%) Project Management
19 23 (25.56%) SAP
19 23 (25.56%) XenServer
19 23 (25.56%) XenDesktop
19 23 (25.56%) Software Delivery
20 22 (24.44%) Service Delivery
20 22 (24.44%) Business Continuity
21 21 (23.33%) Degree
21 21 (23.33%) XenMobile

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (20.00%) IIS
2 12 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 11 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 7 (7.78%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (6.67%) iPlanet
6 6 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (6.67%) WebLogic
7 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.33%) MQSeries
8 3 (3.33%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.89%) MS Office
3 3 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (68.89%) DHCP
2 42 (46.67%) DNS
3 15 (16.67%) 3G
3 15 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (12.22%) SAN
5 9 (10.00%) SMS
6 8 (8.89%) Firewall
6 8 (8.89%) Skype
7 6 (6.67%) BIG-IP
7 6 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.33%) LDAP
8 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.22%) FTP
9 2 (2.22%) NAS
9 2 (2.22%) SSH
9 2 (2.22%) VoIP
10 1 (1.11%) HTTP
10 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MSI
General
1 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (36.67%) Support Engineer
2 15 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 14 (15.56%) Desktop Support
4 12 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (10.00%) Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Consultant
7 7 (7.78%) Messaging Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Messaging Support
8 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Software Consultant
9 5 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 4 (4.44%) Citrix Support
10 4 (4.44%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.33%) Collaboration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) JSP
2 5 (5.56%) J2EE
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (2.22%) Web Services
4 1 (1.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.33%) Computer Science
2 18 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 15 (16.67%) Fat Client
3 15 (16.67%) Thin Client
4 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.78%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.44%) Clustering
7 3 (3.33%) iPad
7 3 (3.33%) Life Science
8 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.22%) Grid Computing
8 2 (2.22%) HP Storage
8 2 (2.22%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (2.22%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.11%) AS400
9 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.11%) Tandem
9 1 (1.11%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 75 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (8.89%) Linux
6 7 (7.78%) Unix
6 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.67%) AIX
7 6 (6.67%) Solaris
8 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.33%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.33%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.22%) Android
10 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.33%) ITIL
2 27 (30.00%) Project Management
3 23 (25.56%) Software Delivery
4 22 (24.44%) Business Continuity
4 22 (24.44%) Service Delivery
5 10 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 9 (10.00%) Escalation Management
7 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (6.67%) ITIL V3
8 6 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 6 (6.67%) Six Sigma
9 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.56%) QMS
10 4 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (4.44%) Content Management
10 4 (4.44%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.44%) Migration
10 4 (4.44%) Risk Management
10 4 (4.44%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.33%) VBScript
2 11 (12.22%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.00%) SQL
4 6 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (54.44%) Security Cleared
2 43 (47.78%) SC Cleared
3 21 (23.33%) Degree
4 19 (21.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (8.89%) MCSE
7 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.33%) MCSA
8 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.11%) CCNA
9 1 (1.11%) CCNP
9 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.11%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.11%) MCITP
9 1 (1.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (13.33%) SLA
3 6 (6.67%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 66 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 46 (51.11%) XenApp
3 36 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (35.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (25.56%) XenDesktop
5 23 (25.56%) XenServer
6 11 (12.22%) vSphere
7 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.44%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.22%) Brightmail
8 2 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (2.22%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 27 (30.00%) SCCM
2 21 (23.33%) XenMobile
3 17 (18.89%) EdgeSight
4 13 (14.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (8.89%) WSUS
6 6 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (4.44%) OpenView
8 3 (3.33%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 54 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 52 (57.78%) Citrix
3 50 (55.56%) VMware
4 37 (41.11%) ThinPrint
5 35 (38.89%) HP
6 32 (35.56%) AppSense
7 23 (25.56%) SAP
8 20 (22.22%) SafeCom
9 10 (11.11%) Symantec
10 7 (7.78%) Oracle
11 6 (6.67%) BEA
11 6 (6.67%) Cisco
11 6 (6.67%) F5
11 6 (6.67%) Red Hat
11 6 (6.67%) Sun
12 5 (5.56%) Intel Security
12 5 (5.56%) Lumension
13 3 (3.33%) Cognos
13 3 (3.33%) Opsware
13 3 (3.33%) Veritas
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