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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 56 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 15 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.12% 3.09% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.20% 9.32% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
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£263 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
183 118 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 25.81% 33.15% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 76 21
Average daily rate £350 £275 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £392 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 5
Average hourly rate £30.50 £13.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.61% +22.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -16 14 £263 -19.96% 1
Gateshead +2 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North East

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
3 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (40.63%) DNS
4 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
5 11 (34.38%) DHCP
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 10 (31.25%) Client/Server
6 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
7 9 (28.13%) vSphere
7 9 (28.13%) HP
8 8 (25.00%) SLA
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL
8 8 (25.00%) VMware
8 8 (25.00%) Relational Database
9 7 (21.88%) McAfee
9 7 (21.88%) Citrix
9 7 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (18.75%) VLAN
10 6 (18.75%) Internet
10 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
11 5 (15.63%) MS Office
11 5 (15.63%) SAN
11 5 (15.63%) Cisco
11 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (15.63%) Symantec
11 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (12.50%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
3 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) DNS
2 11 (34.38%) DHCP
3 6 (18.75%) Internet
3 6 (18.75%) VLAN
4 5 (15.63%) SAN
5 4 (12.50%) LAN
5 4 (12.50%) WAN
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (12.50%) Firewall
5 4 (12.50%) Junos
6 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (6.25%) Network Security
6 2 (6.25%) 3G
7 1 (3.13%) SSL
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.13%) NAS
7 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Technical Leader
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Author
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Author
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Client/Server
2 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.38%) PKI
3 3 (9.38%) PDA
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.25%) Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
4 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.38%) UNIX
5 3 (9.38%) VME
5 3 (9.38%) Linux
5 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.38%) Validation
3 3 (9.38%) Service Management
3 3 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.25%) Network Management
4 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) CRM
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.13%) Software Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) SLA
2 4 (12.50%) JSP 440
3 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) vSphere
3 7 (21.88%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (12.50%) XenApp
6 3 (9.38%) Xen
7 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
1 3 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (9.38%) HP SIM
2 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
2 2 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (3.13%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) HP
3 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 7 (21.88%) Citrix
4 7 (21.88%) McAfee
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco
5 5 (15.63%) Symantec
6 4 (12.50%) Juniper
6 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.50%) EMC
6 4 (12.50%) TippingPoint
6 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
6 4 (12.50%) F5
7 3 (9.38%) Riverbed
7 3 (9.38%) Crossbeam
8 2 (6.25%) AppSense
9 1 (3.13%) ArcSight