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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 101 81 62
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.69% 1.36% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.38% 6.47% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 20
Average daily rate £340 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £420 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £11.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
414 371 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.36% 21.01% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 228 185
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £35.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 8 £330 +20.00% 2
Bradford +6 1 - - 2
Halifax +4 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (69.81%) Active Directory
3 36 (67.92%) VMware
4 34 (64.15%) Windows Server
5 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
7 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (28.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (26.42%) MS Excel
10 13 (24.53%) IIS
10 13 (24.53%) SQL
11 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
11 12 (22.64%) Finance
12 10 (18.87%) Linux
13 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
13 8 (15.09%) Migration
14 7 (13.21%) SCCM
14 7 (13.21%) ITIL
15 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
15 6 (11.32%) SAN
16 5 (9.43%) Citrix
16 5 (9.43%) DNS
16 5 (9.43%) Unix
16 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
16 5 (9.43%) XenDesktop
16 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
16 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
16 5 (9.43%) vSphere
16 5 (9.43%) Puppet
16 5 (9.43%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 13 (24.53%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.89%) FileNet
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (26.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) SAN
1 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.43%) DNS
3 4 (7.55%) LAN
3 4 (7.55%) VPN
3 4 (7.55%) WAN
4 3 (5.66%) DHCP
5 2 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.77%) Internet
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.89%) DMZ
6 1 (1.89%) Firewall
6 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.89%) Network Security
6 1 (1.89%) SSL
6 1 (1.89%) Telepresence
6 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.89%) VoIP
6 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.77%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.55%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.77%) Subversion
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Law
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Support Engineer
1 8 (15.09%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) PowerShell Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) DevOps Specialist
4 4 (7.55%) IT Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) VMware Specialist
4 4 (7.55%) Wintel Specialist
5 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.66%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) PowerShell Specialist
5 3 (5.66%) Server Migration Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) XML
2 2 (3.77%) XSLT
3 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Blackberry
1 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.66%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.77%) NHS
3 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.77%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (64.15%) Windows Server
3 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (18.87%) Linux
6 5 (9.43%) Unix
6 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.77%) Solaris
9 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Migration
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL
3 5 (9.43%) DevOps
3 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.55%) Ticket Management
5 3 (5.66%) Change Control
5 3 (5.66%) Change Management
5 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.66%) Server Patching
6 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Server Building
6 2 (3.77%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.77%) Validation
7 1 (1.89%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.55%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.89%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) CCNA
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.89%) MCITP
2 1 (1.89%) MCSE
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (69.81%) Active Directory
2 15 (28.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.43%) vSphere
3 5 (9.43%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.66%) vCloud
5 2 (3.77%) Firmware
5 2 (3.77%) NFS
5 2 (3.77%) VirtualBox
5 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.77%) XenApp
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) SCCM
2 5 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.43%) Puppet
3 3 (5.66%) SCOM
4 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.77%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (67.92%) VMware
2 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) Citrix
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco
4 4 (7.55%) HP
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle
4 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.66%) Symantec
6 2 (3.77%) F5
6 2 (3.77%) NetApp
7 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.89%) Dell
7 1 (1.89%) EMC
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.89%) Juniper
7 1 (1.89%) Proofpoint
7 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.89%) Sophos