The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 35 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.53% 2.82% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.96% 17.54% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
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£407 £195 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.71% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
67 57 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.09% 16.10% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 22
Average daily rate £345 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 August 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
Northampton -2 6 £407 +103.50% 1
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 9 (75.00%) MS Office
3 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (58.33%) DV Cleared
6 6 (50.00%) iSCSI
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) F5
6 6 (50.00%) Change Control
6 6 (50.00%) Capacity Management
6 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (50.00%) CentOS
6 6 (50.00%) ITIL
6 6 (50.00%) Linux
6 6 (50.00%) NetApp
6 6 (50.00%) HP
6 6 (50.00%) NFS
6 6 (50.00%) ITSM
6 6 (50.00%) OVSD
6 6 (50.00%) BIG-IP
6 6 (50.00%) Ubuntu
6 6 (50.00%) Service Management
7 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 8

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (16.67%) Lync
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 6 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) IPv4
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) ProC
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 4 (33.33%) Virtualisation Architect
4 3 (25.00%) Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Architect
5 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 6 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) Service Management
1 6 (50.00%) ITSM
1 6 (50.00%) Change Control
1 6 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (16.67%) Requirements Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (50.00%) NFS
3 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) OVSD
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) NetApp
3 6 (50.00%) HP
3 6 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix