The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 56 31
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 17 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.03% 0.76% 0.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.14% 2.37% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
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£420 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -16.66%
Windows Server 2008
North East

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

Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
140 169 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 24.96% 32.01% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 120 22
Average daily rate £325 £245 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £197 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £402 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.06 £14.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +21 15 £420 +71.42% 2
Sunderland -5 2 - -
Windows Server 2008
North East

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
4 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (38.71%) Clustering
5 11 (35.48%) Cisco
5 11 (35.48%) ITIL
5 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
5 11 (35.48%) Hyper-V
6 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
7 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
7 8 (25.81%) DNS
7 8 (25.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (22.58%) SAN
8 7 (22.58%) Client/Server
8 7 (22.58%) MS Office
8 7 (22.58%) vSphere
8 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
9 6 (19.35%) JSP 440
9 6 (19.35%) TippingPoint
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (19.35%) 3PAR
9 6 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
9 6 (19.35%) EMC
9 6 (19.35%) Juniper
9 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
9 6 (19.35%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (22.58%) MS Office
3 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) DNS
2 7 (22.58%) SAN
3 6 (19.35%) Firewall
3 6 (19.35%) LAN
3 6 (19.35%) WAN
3 6 (19.35%) DHCP
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (16.13%) Junos
5 4 (12.90%) VLAN
5 4 (12.90%) Internet
6 3 (9.68%) Network Security
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (6.45%) SSL
8 1 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
1 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) IT Support
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Leader
4 4 (12.90%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Author
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Author
5 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Server Support
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.23%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Server Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Clustering
2 7 (22.58%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.68%) Cryptography
3 3 (9.68%) PDA
3 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.90%) UNIX
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.68%) VME
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Change Management
3 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.90%) Service Management
3 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.90%) Network Management
3 4 (12.90%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (9.68%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) Validation
5 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Time Management
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) MCSE
3 5 (16.13%) MCSA
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) JSP 440
2 4 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Hyper-V
2 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (22.58%) vSphere
4 6 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
3 6 (19.35%) McAfee
3 6 (19.35%) EMC
3 6 (19.35%) Juniper
3 6 (19.35%) TippingPoint
3 6 (19.35%) 3PAR
4 5 (16.13%) F5
4 5 (16.13%) CA
5 4 (12.90%) Riverbed
5 4 (12.90%) Crossbeam
6 2 (6.45%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.23%) Lotus
7 1 (3.23%) Wyse
7 1 (3.23%) Adobe