The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 81 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 33 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.79% 1.92% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.55% 8.63% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 5
Average daily rate
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£245 £248 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £171 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £420 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +95.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
386 371 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.91% 22.20% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 203 88
Average daily rate £325 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 24 34
Average hourly rate £16.72 £11.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.39% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £16.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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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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
Leeds -11 15 £225 - 18
Bradford -11 7 £325 -10.95%
Halifax +2 4 £233 -41.87%
Wakefield +1 2 £213 -5.55% 2
Wetherby - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (61.11%) VMware
3 35 (48.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (43.06%) Active Directory
6 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
7 23 (31.94%) SAN
8 18 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 18 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (23.61%) MS Exchange
10 16 (22.22%) Windows XP
11 15 (20.83%) ITIL
12 14 (19.44%) Windows 7
13 12 (16.67%) Citrix
14 11 (15.28%) Finance
14 11 (15.28%) SCCM
15 10 (13.89%) NetApp
16 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (12.50%) HP
16 9 (12.50%) Linux
16 9 (12.50%) Python
16 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
16 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (12.50%) Ubuntu
17 8 (11.11%) CentOS
17 8 (11.11%) vSphere
17 8 (11.11%) MCSE
17 8 (11.11%) SQL
18 7 (9.72%) LAN
18 7 (9.72%) DHCP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 17 (23.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.56%) IIS
4 3 (4.17%) WorkSite
4 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) SAP EP
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) Lync
6 1 (1.39%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP SRM
1 2 (2.78%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.94%) SAN
2 7 (9.72%) LAN
2 7 (9.72%) DHCP
3 6 (8.33%) DNS
4 5 (6.94%) NAS
4 5 (6.94%) WAN
5 4 (5.56%) DMZ
5 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.56%) VPN
6 2 (2.78%) Firewall
7 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.39%) Network Security
7 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.39%) HTTP
7 1 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.78%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.39%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.39%) BODI
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.39%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Legal
2 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Support Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (13.89%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (12.50%) Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Administrator
8 5 (6.94%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (5.56%) Project Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) IT Support
10 3 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Windows Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Consultant
10 3 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.78%) SAP PI
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) SAP Basis
2 2 (2.78%) SAP ALE
3 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Clustering
2 5 (6.94%) NHS
3 4 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) PKI
4 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.39%) CMDB
4 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (48.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 32 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 14 (19.44%) Windows 7
6 9 (12.50%) Linux
6 9 (12.50%) Ubuntu
7 8 (11.11%) CentOS
8 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.17%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.78%) Debian
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.39%) UNIX
10 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) ITIL
2 7 (9.72%) Service Management
2 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
3 6 (8.33%) Workflow
4 5 (6.94%) Migration
4 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.56%) Project Management
6 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.78%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.78%) SOA
7 2 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.78%) Security Management
7 2 (2.78%) Time Management
7 2 (2.78%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.39%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.39%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.39%) High Availability
8 1 (1.39%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) Python
2 8 (11.11%) SQL
3 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.78%) VBScript
5 1 (1.39%) VBA
5 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.39%) Korn
5 1 (1.39%) C
5 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.11%) MCSE
3 6 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (6.94%) MCSA
5 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.78%) MCITP
6 2 (2.78%) CCNA
6 2 (2.78%) HND
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.39%) MCTS
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.39%) CCEA
7 1 (1.39%) CCEE
7 1 (1.39%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 31 (43.06%) Active Directory
2 18 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.11%) vSphere
4 6 (8.33%) VMware Server
5 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.17%) XenApp
6 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.39%) XenServer
7 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.39%) vCloud
7 1 (1.39%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) SCCM
2 6 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.94%) SCOM
4 2 (2.78%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.78%) Puppet
4 2 (2.78%) SCDPM
4 2 (2.78%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.78%) Nagios
4 2 (2.78%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (61.11%) VMware
2 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.67%) Citrix
4 10 (13.89%) NetApp
5 9 (12.50%) HP
6 7 (9.72%) Splunk
7 6 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.94%) Cisco
9 3 (4.17%) Dell
9 3 (4.17%) Reuters
9 3 (4.17%) CommVault
9 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.78%) SAP
10 2 (2.78%) EMC
10 2 (2.78%) Sun
10 2 (2.78%) IBM
11 1 (1.39%) Oracle
11 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
11 1 (1.39%) Siemens
11 1 (1.39%) Lotus
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