The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.07% 0.99% 5.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.59% 4.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 11
Average daily rate £325 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £18.25 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 - £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 - £122.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
195 75 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 29.82% 24.75% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 32 34
Average daily rate £256 £263 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £13.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +39.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £71.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -24 6 £325 - 10
Durham 0 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) SCOM
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) SAN
5 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) vSphere
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) Clustering
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) XenApp
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 2 (16.67%) Xen
7 2 (16.67%) WSUS
7 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) X.400
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) SMTP
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) HP Storage Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
1 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (16.67%) BCP
1 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Network Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCA
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (16.67%) Xen
6 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (16.67%) WSUS
4 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
4 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (8.33%) MOM
4 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
5 1 (8.33%) Isilon
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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