The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 25 July 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 Northamptonshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.78% 0.75% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.24% 5.13% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£195 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £325 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £325 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
58 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.11% 14.55% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 30
Average daily rate £300 £282 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -9.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Northamptonshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Northamptonshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Northampton - 7 £200 - 2
Towcester - - - -
Daventry - - - -
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
4 7 (63.64%) Citrix
4 7 (63.64%) Linux
4 7 (63.64%) UNIX
5 6 (54.55%) MySQL
5 6 (54.55%) Apache
5 6 (54.55%) Tomcat
5 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
5 6 (54.55%) XenServer
5 6 (54.55%) CentOS
6 5 (45.45%) Open Source
7 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
7 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
7 4 (36.36%) Google Apps
7 4 (36.36%) ServiceNow
7 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 4 (36.36%) Google
8 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (18.18%) Finance
9 2 (18.18%) VMware
9 2 (18.18%) Cisco
9 2 (18.18%) MS Office
9 2 (18.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
9 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 6 (54.55%) Apache
1 6 (54.55%) Tomcat
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Google Apps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Server Support
2 5 (45.45%) Support Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Server Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Server Support Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Storage Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Storage Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
6 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (63.64%) UNIX
4 7 (63.64%) Linux
5 6 (54.55%) CentOS
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Project Management
1 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
2 6 (54.55%) XenServer
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Google
3 4 (36.36%) ServiceNow
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) VMware