The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham 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 Nottingham 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 28 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 3.68% 5.26% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 18.18% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate £350 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £246 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £354 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 88 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 19.63% 28.95% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 16
Average daily rate £325 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £218 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £24.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
Nottinghamshire

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (62.07%) VMware
4 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
5 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
5 15 (51.72%) MS Exchange
6 13 (44.83%) HP
6 13 (44.83%) Windows XP
7 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
9 9 (31.03%) Cisco
10 8 (27.59%) Dell
10 8 (27.59%) SAN
10 8 (27.59%) ITIL
10 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (24.14%) SCCM
11 7 (24.14%) SQL
11 7 (24.14%) MS Office
11 7 (24.14%) Citrix
11 7 (24.14%) Firewall
11 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (24.14%) Backup Exec
12 6 (20.69%) MCSE
12 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (20.69%) vSphere
13 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
13 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
13 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
13 5 (17.24%) SCOM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 15 (51.72%) MS Exchange
2 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (13.79%) IIS
6 1 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
2 7 (24.14%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) Internet
4 3 (10.34%) DNS
5 2 (6.90%) VLAN
5 2 (6.90%) Wireless
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) SMTP
6 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.45%) Essbase
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
1 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Support Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (44.83%) Windows XP
4 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Android
6 2 (6.90%) SUSE
6 2 (6.90%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Online Security
3 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.69%) MCSE
3 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCA
5 1 (3.45%) HP ASE
5 1 (3.45%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.69%) vSphere
4 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.45%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
1 7 (24.14%) Backup Exec
2 5 (17.24%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.45%) ARCserve
3 1 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) VMware
2 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 13 (44.83%) HP
4 9 (31.03%) Cisco
5 8 (27.59%) Dell
6 7 (24.14%) Citrix
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.90%) SAP
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle
8 1 (3.45%) Hyperion
8 1 (3.45%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) AppSense
8 1 (3.45%) Capita
8 1 (3.45%) Kaspersky
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