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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 38 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 32 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.12% 2.66% 4.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.68% 13.89% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £290 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -2.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £15.50 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
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
218 36 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 34.88% 19.15% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 23 25
Average daily rate £350 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £357 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.87 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 24 £320 +28.00% 5
Windows Server 2008
North East

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (65.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (60.98%) MS Excel
4 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
5 21 (51.22%) Security Cleared
6 20 (48.78%) Cisco
6 20 (48.78%) ITIL
7 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
7 19 (46.34%) Service Management
8 18 (43.90%) HP
9 13 (31.71%) WAN
9 13 (31.71%) DNS
9 13 (31.71%) LAN
10 12 (29.27%) SQL
10 12 (29.27%) MS Office
10 12 (29.27%) Clustering
11 11 (26.83%) Hyper-V
11 11 (26.83%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (26.83%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (24.39%) vSphere
12 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
12 10 (24.39%) Firewall
13 9 (21.95%) MIIS
13 9 (21.95%) CheckPoint
13 9 (21.95%) EMC
13 9 (21.95%) Juniper
13 9 (21.95%) SAN
13 9 (21.95%) 3PAR
13 9 (21.95%) Network Management
13 9 (21.95%) Junos

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (60.98%) MS Excel
2 12 (29.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) LAN
1 13 (31.71%) WAN
1 13 (31.71%) DNS
2 10 (24.39%) Firewall
3 9 (21.95%) Network Security
3 9 (21.95%) Junos
3 9 (21.95%) SAN
4 8 (19.51%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (17.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (17.07%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (17.07%) SSL
6 5 (12.20%) DHCP
7 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
8 3 (7.32%) SMS
9 2 (4.88%) Internet
9 2 (4.88%) MPLS
9 2 (4.88%) DSL
10 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (12.20%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Support Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Applications Support
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Support
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) IT Support
5 3 (7.32%) Server Support
5 3 (7.32%) Support Technician
6 2 (4.88%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Network Support
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Support
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Clustering
2 8 (19.51%) Cryptography
3 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Life Science
5 1 (2.44%) iPad
5 1 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (65.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) ITIL
2 19 (46.34%) Service Management
3 11 (26.83%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (21.95%) Network Management
4 9 (21.95%) Incident Management
5 7 (17.07%) Problem Management
5 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
5 7 (17.07%) Network Design
6 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
6 6 (14.63%) Time Management
6 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.32%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.44%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.44%) Change Management
9 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
2 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (51.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) DV Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) JSP 440
2 7 (17.07%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.83%) Hyper-V
2 11 (26.83%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (24.39%) vSphere
4 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) MIIS
1 9 (21.95%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (9.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (4.88%) HP SIM
3 2 (4.88%) WSUS
4 1 (2.44%) SCCM
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 20 (48.78%) Cisco
3 18 (43.90%) HP
4 9 (21.95%) EMC
4 9 (21.95%) CheckPoint
4 9 (21.95%) 3PAR
4 9 (21.95%) F5
4 9 (21.95%) Juniper
4 9 (21.95%) TippingPoint
5 8 (19.51%) McAfee
6 4 (9.76%) VMware
7 3 (7.32%) Crossbeam
7 3 (7.32%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.44%) CA
9 1 (2.44%) Meru Networks
9 1 (2.44%) Draytek
9 1 (2.44%) Citrix