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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 24 60
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +36
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 34 90 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.03% 5.98% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.07% 19.78% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 12
Average daily rate
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£185 £300 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £223 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £350 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £319 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +5.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 12
Average hourly rate - £22.63 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
307 455 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 18.32% 30.25% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 193 179
Average daily rate £250 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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 £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £36.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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 11 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 11 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 -23 28 £185 -39.09% 13
Bradford 0 1 - - 4
Halifax -11 1 £145 -49.56% 2
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Keighley - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Mirfield - - - -
Ossett - - - -
Pudsey - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 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 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (58.57%) VMware
4 29 (41.43%) Active Directory
5 28 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 27 (38.57%) SAN
7 24 (34.29%) Microsoft
8 22 (31.43%) CentOS
9 19 (27.14%) Ubuntu
9 19 (27.14%) VMware Server
10 18 (25.71%) Service Management
11 16 (22.86%) Citrix
11 16 (22.86%) MS Exchange
11 16 (22.86%) Python
11 16 (22.86%) Splunk
11 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (21.43%) Windows 7
13 14 (20.00%) Incident Management
13 14 (20.00%) Linux
13 14 (20.00%) ITIL
14 13 (18.57%) Workflow
15 12 (17.14%) MS Office
15 12 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (15.71%) Cisco
17 10 (14.29%) Migration
17 10 (14.29%) SQL
17 10 (14.29%) LAN
18 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
18 9 (12.86%) WAN
18 9 (12.86%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 11 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 16 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (8.57%) IIS
3 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.29%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.29%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.86%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.43%) Apache
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.43%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) MS Office
2 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.57%) SAN
2 10 (14.29%) LAN
3 9 (12.86%) WAN
4 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.43%) Firewall
5 6 (8.57%) NAS
6 5 (7.14%) SMTP
7 4 (5.71%) DHCP
7 4 (5.71%) DNS
7 4 (5.71%) SSL
8 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.86%) VPN
9 1 (1.43%) VoIP
9 1 (1.43%) WLAN
9 1 (1.43%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.43%) Network Security
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.43%) TACACS
9 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Legal
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (15.71%) Support Engineer
1 11 (15.71%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (14.29%) Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Administrator
4 6 (8.57%) Service Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Architect
5 5 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (7.14%) Server Administrator
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.71%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.29%) Support Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) Linux Support
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) HTML
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
1 5 (7.14%) XML
2 3 (4.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.29%) Replication
2 3 (4.29%) Clustering
3 1 (1.43%) Statistics
3 1 (1.43%) iPhone
3 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) AS400
3 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 22 (31.43%) CentOS
5 19 (27.14%) Ubuntu
6 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (21.43%) Windows 7
8 14 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (7.14%) UNIX
10 1 (1.43%) Solaris
10 1 (1.43%) Android
10 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.71%) Service Management
2 14 (20.00%) ITIL
2 14 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 13 (18.57%) Workflow
4 10 (14.29%) Migration
5 6 (8.57%) Project Management
6 5 (7.14%) Scrum
6 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.71%) Change Management
8 3 (4.29%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.86%) PRINCE
9 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.86%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.43%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (1.43%) CRM
10 1 (1.43%) Online Security
10 1 (1.43%) Customer Engagement
10 1 (1.43%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) Python
2 10 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) Perl
4 2 (2.86%) C
5 1 (1.43%) C++
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) MCSE
3 2 (2.86%) MCP
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.86%) MCITP
3 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.43%) MCSA
4 1 (1.43%) CCNP
4 1 (1.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (41.43%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.14%) VMware Server
3 12 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.00%) vSphere
5 5 (7.14%) XenApp
5 5 (7.14%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.43%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
1 8 (11.43%) SCOM
2 4 (5.71%) WSUS
3 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.43%) Cacti
4 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.43%) Hyperic
4 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 41 (58.57%) VMware
2 24 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.86%) Citrix
3 16 (22.86%) Splunk
4 11 (15.71%) Cisco
5 5 (7.14%) HP
5 5 (7.14%) CommVault
5 5 (7.14%) McAfee
6 4 (5.71%) Sophos
6 4 (5.71%) Veeam
7 3 (4.29%) NetApp
7 3 (4.29%) Lotus
8 2 (2.86%) Symantec
8 2 (2.86%) Remedy
8 2 (2.86%) BMC
8 2 (2.86%) Sun
9 1 (1.43%) Oracle
9 1 (1.43%) Dell
9 1 (1.43%) Radware
9 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £300 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £26 - £36 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago