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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 31 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.60% 2.75% 5.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.58% 12.82% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 8
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£294 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £210 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £290 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 7
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £15.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
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
165 39 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.85% 21.43% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 25 36
Average daily rate £310 £240 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £363 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 19
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 20 £315 +26.00% 8
Gateshead +2 4 - -
Windows Server 2008
North East

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (76.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (55.88%) ITIL
3 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 18 (52.94%) Cisco
4 18 (52.94%) MS Excel
5 17 (50.00%) Service Management
5 17 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (38.24%) DNS
7 12 (35.29%) WAN
7 12 (35.29%) LAN
7 12 (35.29%) MS Office
7 12 (35.29%) Clustering
8 11 (32.35%) SQL
8 11 (32.35%) HP
9 10 (29.41%) Hyper-V
9 10 (29.41%) vSphere
10 9 (26.47%) Firewall
11 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
11 8 (23.53%) MIIS
11 8 (23.53%) EMC
11 8 (23.53%) Juniper
11 8 (23.53%) SAN
11 8 (23.53%) WhatsUp Gold
11 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
11 8 (23.53%) DV Cleared
11 8 (23.53%) 3PAR
11 8 (23.53%) Network Management
11 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 12 (35.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) DNS
2 12 (35.29%) LAN
2 12 (35.29%) WAN
3 9 (26.47%) Firewall
4 8 (23.53%) Junos
4 8 (23.53%) SAN
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (20.59%) Network Security
6 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (17.65%) SSL
6 6 (17.65%) DHCP
7 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (5.88%) SMS
8 2 (5.88%) Internet
8 2 (5.88%) MPLS
8 2 (5.88%) DSL
9 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.94%) IDOL
4 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Support
4 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Support
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.88%) Server Support
6 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Network Support
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Support
7 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Clustering
2 7 (20.59%) Cryptography
3 3 (8.82%) Life Science
4 1 (2.94%) iPad
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (76.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) ITIL
2 17 (50.00%) Service Management
3 8 (23.53%) Incident Management
3 8 (23.53%) Network Management
3 8 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
5 6 (17.65%) Time Management
5 6 (17.65%) Network Design
6 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.82%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.88%) Change Management
8 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
2 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) DV Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) JSP 440
2 7 (20.59%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (29.41%) Hyper-V
2 10 (29.41%) vSphere
3 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) MIIS
1 8 (23.53%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (5.88%) WSUS
4 1 (2.94%) SCCM
4 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 18 (52.94%) Cisco
3 11 (32.35%) HP
4 8 (23.53%) EMC
4 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 8 (23.53%) 3PAR
4 8 (23.53%) F5
4 8 (23.53%) Juniper
4 8 (23.53%) TippingPoint
5 7 (20.59%) McAfee
6 3 (8.82%) VMware
6 3 (8.82%) Crossbeam
6 3 (8.82%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.88%) CA
8 1 (2.94%) Veritas
8 1 (2.94%) Meru Networks
8 1 (2.94%) Draytek
8 1 (2.94%) Citrix
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