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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 71 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 38 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.05% 2.07% 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.76% 10.25% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 15
Average daily rate
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£285 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £186 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Average hourly rate £12.75 £11.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £10.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.13 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
434 322 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.41% 20.16% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 169 135
Average daily rate £335 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 35
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £15.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -3 27 £290 +2.65% 13
Bradford -1 7 £263 -38.23% 2
Wakefield +2 1 - - 1
Halifax -2 1 £275 -31.25%
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Dewsbury - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 3
Pontefract - - - -
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 85 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (61.18%) Active Directory
3 48 (56.47%) Microsoft
3 48 (56.47%) VMware
4 47 (55.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (48.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (34.12%) MS Exchange
6 29 (34.12%) SAN
7 24 (28.24%) NetApp
8 23 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (18.82%) Citrix
11 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
11 13 (15.29%) Migration
11 13 (15.29%) vSphere
11 13 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (14.12%) HP
12 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (12.94%) Windows XP
13 11 (12.94%) PowerShell
14 10 (11.76%) ITIL
14 10 (11.76%) Service Management
14 10 (11.76%) SCCM
15 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
15 9 (10.59%) Linux
15 9 (10.59%) Python
15 9 (10.59%) Symantec
15 9 (10.59%) Ubuntu
15 9 (10.59%) Windows 7
16 8 (9.41%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 29 (34.12%) MS Exchange
2 18 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (9.41%) Lync
5 7 (8.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (8.24%) IIS
6 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.53%) WorkSite
9 2 (2.35%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.24%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (34.12%) SAN
2 8 (9.41%) DNS
3 7 (8.24%) LAN
3 7 (8.24%) DHCP
3 7 (8.24%) S/MIME
3 7 (8.24%) Unified Communications
4 6 (7.06%) DMZ
5 5 (5.88%) WAN
6 4 (4.71%) NAS
6 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.71%) VPN
7 3 (3.53%) Firewall
7 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.35%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.35%) HTTP
9 1 (1.18%) VoIP
9 1 (1.18%) WLAN
9 1 (1.18%) Wireless
9 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.18%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.18%) BODI
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.53%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Legal
4 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (15.29%) Analyst
2 11 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (10.59%) Server Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Exchange Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (8.24%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Wintel Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) IT Support
8 3 (3.53%) Project Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) XML
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 1 (1.18%) HTML
2 1 (1.18%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) NHS
2 5 (5.88%) Replication
3 3 (3.53%) User Experience
4 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) PKI
5 1 (1.18%) CMDB
5 1 (1.18%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 85 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (55.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (48.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (12.94%) Windows XP
5 9 (10.59%) Linux
5 9 (10.59%) Ubuntu
5 9 (10.59%) Windows 7
6 8 (9.41%) CentOS
7 6 (7.06%) VMS
8 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.18%) UNIX
9 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.29%) Migration
2 10 (11.76%) ITIL
2 10 (11.76%) Service Management
3 8 (9.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (3.53%) Project Management
6 3 (3.53%) Workflow
6 3 (3.53%) ITSM
7 2 (2.35%) Security Management
7 2 (2.35%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.35%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.18%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.18%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.18%) Release Management
8 1 (1.18%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.18%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.18%) High Availability
8 1 (1.18%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.59%) Python
3 7 (8.24%) SQL
4 1 (1.18%) VBScript
4 1 (1.18%) C
4 1 (1.18%) C#
4 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.18%) Korn
4 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (7.06%) MCSE
2 6 (7.06%) MCSA
2 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) HND
3 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 52 (61.18%) Active Directory
2 23 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.29%) vSphere
4 6 (7.06%) XenApp
5 5 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.71%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.35%) XenServer
9 1 (1.18%) UAG
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) SCCM
2 7 (8.24%) SCOM
2 7 (8.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.35%) Puppet
3 2 (2.35%) Nagios
3 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.18%) WSUS
4 1 (1.18%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 48 (56.47%) Microsoft
1 48 (56.47%) VMware
2 24 (28.24%) NetApp
3 16 (18.82%) Citrix
4 12 (14.12%) HP
5 9 (10.59%) Symantec
6 7 (8.24%) Google
6 7 (8.24%) Postini
6 7 (8.24%) Splunk
7 6 (7.06%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.88%) Dell
9 4 (4.71%) Cisco
10 3 (3.53%) CommVault
10 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.53%) Remedy
10 3 (3.53%) Reuters
11 2 (2.35%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (2.35%) BMC
11 2 (2.35%) Sun
12 1 (1.18%) EMC
Bradford, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago