The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 24 66
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +42
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 91 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.15% 5.92% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.08% 20.04% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 13
Average daily rate
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£185 £300 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +10.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £201 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £350 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
298 454 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 17.81% 29.52% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 191 173
Average daily rate £256 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 36
Average hourly rate £13.20 £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £10.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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
Leeds -20 31 £185 -39.09% 15
Halifax -13 2 £145 -49.56% 2
Bradford +2 1 - - 4
Castleford - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 2
Keighley - - - - 1
Mirfield - - - -
Ossett - - - -
Pudsey - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (67.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 37 (56.92%) VMware
4 28 (43.08%) SAN
4 28 (43.08%) Active Directory
5 26 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
6 22 (33.85%) CentOS
7 19 (29.23%) Ubuntu
7 19 (29.23%) Service Management
8 17 (26.15%) MS Exchange
8 17 (26.15%) VMware Server
9 16 (24.62%) Splunk
9 16 (24.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (24.62%) Python
10 14 (21.54%) Linux
10 14 (21.54%) Citrix
10 14 (21.54%) Incident Management
11 13 (20.00%) Workflow
12 12 (18.46%) ITIL
12 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
13 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (16.92%) Cisco
14 10 (15.38%) MS Office
14 10 (15.38%) LAN
15 9 (13.85%) WAN
15 9 (13.85%) SQL
15 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
15 9 (13.85%) Firewall
15 9 (13.85%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 17 (26.15%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
3 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.23%) IIS
5 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.62%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (4.62%) Lync
7 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.08%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.54%) Apache
8 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) MS Office
2 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
1 1 (1.54%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (43.08%) SAN
2 10 (15.38%) LAN
3 9 (13.85%) WAN
3 9 (13.85%) Firewall
4 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.23%) NAS
6 5 (7.69%) SMTP
7 4 (6.15%) SSL
8 3 (4.62%) DHCP
8 3 (4.62%) Unified Communications
8 3 (4.62%) DNS
9 2 (3.08%) VPN
9 2 (3.08%) S/MIME
9 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.54%) Wireless
10 1 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.54%) Network Security
10 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.54%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (13.85%) Analyst
2 9 (13.85%) Support Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Administrator
3 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (6.15%) Technical Support
4 4 (6.15%) Service Analyst
4 4 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (6.15%) Architect
4 4 (6.15%) Server Administrator
4 4 (6.15%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (4.62%) Linux Support
5 3 (4.62%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.62%) Tester
5 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support
5 3 (4.62%) Support Specialist
6 2 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) HTML
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
1 5 (7.69%) XML
2 3 (4.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Replication
1 2 (3.08%) Clustering
1 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.54%) NHS
2 1 (1.54%) Statistics
2 1 (1.54%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (67.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 22 (33.85%) CentOS
5 19 (29.23%) Ubuntu
6 16 (24.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (21.54%) Linux
8 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
9 4 (6.15%) UNIX
10 1 (1.54%) Solaris
10 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) Service Management
2 14 (21.54%) Incident Management
3 13 (20.00%) Workflow
4 12 (18.46%) ITIL
5 9 (13.85%) Migration
6 6 (9.23%) Project Management
7 5 (7.69%) Scrum
7 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.15%) Change Management
9 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
10 2 (3.08%) Project Planning
10 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.08%) PRINCE
10 2 (3.08%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.54%) Software Deployment
11 1 (1.54%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (1.54%) CRM
11 1 (1.54%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) Python
2 9 (13.85%) SQL
3 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.62%) Perl
5 2 (3.08%) C
6 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) MCSE
3 2 (3.08%) MCP
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.08%) MCITP
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) CCNP
4 1 (1.54%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (43.08%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.15%) VMware Server
3 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (12.31%) vSphere
5 5 (7.69%) XenApp
6 4 (6.15%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.54%) UAG
8 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.54%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) SCCM
1 8 (12.31%) SCOM
2 3 (4.62%) WSUS
3 2 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.08%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.54%) Hyperic
4 1 (1.54%) Cacti
4 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (56.92%) VMware
2 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 16 (24.62%) Splunk
4 14 (21.54%) Citrix
5 11 (16.92%) Cisco
6 6 (9.23%) HP
7 4 (6.15%) CommVault
7 4 (6.15%) Symantec
7 4 (6.15%) McAfee
8 3 (4.62%) Sophos
8 3 (4.62%) NetApp
8 3 (4.62%) Veeam
9 2 (3.08%) Postini
9 2 (3.08%) Google
9 2 (3.08%) BMC
9 2 (3.08%) Lotus
9 2 (3.08%) Remedy
9 2 (3.08%) Dell
9 2 (3.08%) Sun
10 1 (1.54%) Oracle
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