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 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 52 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 52 30 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.04% 1.98% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.10% 8.43% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 14
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£280 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £166 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.20 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £12.49 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
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
397 356 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.19% 23.50% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 186 101
Average daily rate £293 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 25
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.45 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £45.00 £19.50
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 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 24 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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
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 35 £280 +0.90% 20
Bradford +7 10 £275 +22.22%
Wakefield -4 1 - - 4
Dewsbury - 1 - -
Halifax - - - - 3
Wetherby - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (68.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 55 (62.50%) VMware
4 53 (60.23%) Active Directory
5 44 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 38 (43.18%) SAN
7 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (29.55%) MS Exchange
9 23 (26.14%) Windows XP
10 21 (23.86%) Ubuntu
10 21 (23.86%) CentOS
11 20 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (21.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (21.59%) NetApp
13 18 (20.45%) Python
13 18 (20.45%) Service Management
14 17 (19.32%) Splunk
14 17 (19.32%) VMware Server
15 16 (18.18%) vSphere
16 15 (17.05%) Linux
16 15 (17.05%) Citrix
17 14 (15.91%) Migration
18 13 (14.77%) Workflow
19 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
19 12 (13.64%) Incident Management
20 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
21 9 (10.23%) SCCM
21 9 (10.23%) Finance
21 9 (10.23%) HP
21 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 26 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 19 (21.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (9.09%) Lync
5 7 (7.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (7.95%) IIS
6 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (43.18%) SAN
2 7 (7.95%) S/MIME
2 7 (7.95%) Unified Communications
3 6 (6.82%) DMZ
3 6 (6.82%) LAN
3 6 (6.82%) DNS
4 5 (5.68%) DHCP
4 5 (5.68%) Firewall
5 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.55%) WAN
6 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.27%) VPN
7 2 (2.27%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.27%) HTTP
8 1 (1.14%) VoIP
8 1 (1.14%) WLAN
8 1 (1.14%) Wireless
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.14%) Network Security
8 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.91%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (12.50%) Analyst
3 10 (11.36%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Exchange Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Administrator
7 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.55%) Technical Support
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Linux Support
8 4 (4.55%) Wintel Administrator
8 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) VMware Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Wintel Support
9 3 (3.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) Web Services
2 1 (1.14%) XML
2 1 (1.14%) Middleware
2 1 (1.14%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 1 (1.14%) HTML
2 1 (1.14%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) NHS
1 4 (4.55%) User Experience
2 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.27%) Replication
2 2 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (1.14%) PKI
3 1 (1.14%) CMDB
3 1 (1.14%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.14%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (68.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (26.14%) Windows XP
5 21 (23.86%) Ubuntu
5 21 (23.86%) CentOS
6 15 (17.05%) Linux
7 6 (6.82%) VMS
7 6 (6.82%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.27%) UNIX
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.45%) Service Management
2 14 (15.91%) Migration
3 13 (14.77%) Workflow
4 12 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 8 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (9.09%) ITIL
6 5 (5.68%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (4.55%) Project Management
8 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.41%) ITSM
9 2 (2.27%) Change Management
9 2 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.27%) Change Control
10 1 (1.14%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.14%) Web Development
10 1 (1.14%) Infrastructure Management
10 1 (1.14%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.14%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.14%) ERP
10 1 (1.14%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.45%) Python
2 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.68%) SQL
4 1 (1.14%) VBScript
4 1 (1.14%) C
4 1 (1.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) MCSE
3 3 (3.41%) MCSA
4 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) MCP
5 1 (1.14%) CCNP
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (60.23%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (19.32%) VMware Server
4 16 (18.18%) vSphere
5 8 (9.09%) XenApp
6 5 (5.68%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.27%) XenServer
8 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.14%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) SCCM
2 8 (9.09%) SCOM
3 7 (7.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.14%) WSUS
5 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 55 (62.50%) VMware
2 44 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (21.59%) NetApp
4 17 (19.32%) Splunk
5 15 (17.05%) Citrix
6 9 (10.23%) HP
6 9 (10.23%) Symantec
7 7 (7.95%) Google
7 7 (7.95%) Postini
8 5 (5.68%) Dell
9 3 (3.41%) Cisco
9 3 (3.41%) Remedy
10 2 (2.27%) Sun
10 2 (2.27%) BMC
10 2 (2.27%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (1.14%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.14%) F5
11 1 (1.14%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.14%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.14%) IBM
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