The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 65 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 80 73 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.79% 2.84% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.97% 12.39% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 27
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£281 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £179 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% -14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.35 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £36.50 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.23 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -19.04%
Windows Server 2008
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
617 589 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.50% 22.95% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 313 204
Average daily rate £300 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 76
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.71 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -0.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Yorkshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Yorkshire region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
West Yorkshire +2 45 £265 -13.82% 19
South Yorkshire -9 15 £275 -15.38% 2
North Yorkshire -8 14 £300 -25.00% 7
East Yorkshire +3 7 £180 +2.85% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (57.79%) VMware
3 75 (48.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 63 (40.91%) Active Directory
5 60 (38.96%) Microsoft
6 56 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (31.82%) ITIL
8 41 (26.62%) MS Exchange
9 36 (23.38%) SAN
10 32 (20.78%) MS Office
11 30 (19.48%) Windows 7
12 29 (18.83%) Windows XP
13 28 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (17.53%) SQL
15 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
15 25 (16.23%) LAN
16 24 (15.58%) Citrix
16 24 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
17 23 (14.94%) WAN
18 22 (14.29%) SCCM
19 21 (13.64%) SharePoint
20 20 (12.99%) .NET
20 20 (12.99%) Cisco
20 20 (12.99%) HP
21 19 (12.34%) Exchange Server 2003
22 17 (11.04%) Incident Management
22 17 (11.04%) Finance
23 16 (10.39%) NetApp
23 16 (10.39%) Linux
23 16 (10.39%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 41 (26.62%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (13.64%) SharePoint
4 19 (12.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (9.09%) IIS
6 9 (5.84%) SAS
7 4 (2.60%) JBoss
7 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.95%) WorkSite
8 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.30%) Lync
9 2 (1.30%) SAP EP
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.65%) Quickr
Applications
1 32 (20.78%) MS Office
2 11 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) SAP SRM
1 2 (1.30%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (23.38%) SAN
2 25 (16.23%) LAN
3 23 (14.94%) WAN
4 14 (9.09%) DHCP
4 14 (9.09%) Firewall
5 13 (8.44%) DNS
6 10 (6.49%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.90%) VoIP
8 5 (3.25%) VPN
8 5 (3.25%) NAS
8 5 (3.25%) Internet
9 3 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.95%) Network Security
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.65%) DMZ
10 1 (0.65%) Intranet
10 1 (0.65%) Wireless
10 1 (0.65%) VLAN
10 1 (0.65%) SSL
10 1 (0.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.19%) OLAP
4 8 (5.19%) Oracle OLAP
5 7 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.30%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.65%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.65%) BODI
9 1 (0.65%) DTS
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.65%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.65%) Fiddler
General
1 17 (11.04%) Finance
2 8 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.25%) Banking
4 3 (1.95%) Advertising
4 3 (1.95%) Legal
5 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 25 (16.23%) Server Engineer
3 21 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (12.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 17 (11.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (11.04%) Windows Server Engineer
6 15 (9.74%) Analyst
7 11 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.19%) DBA
9 8 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.19%) Administrator
10 7 (4.55%) Technical Support
10 7 (4.55%) IT Support
10 7 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) VMware Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Support Technician
11 6 (3.90%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.99%) .NET
2 8 (5.19%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.55%) XML
3 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 4 (2.60%) X-Windows
5 3 (1.95%) Web Services
5 3 (1.95%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.30%) SAP Basis
6 2 (1.30%) SAP ALE
6 2 (1.30%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) Clustering
2 13 (8.44%) NHS
3 4 (2.60%) Replication
4 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.65%) CMDB
5 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.65%) iSeries
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (48.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 56 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (19.48%) Windows 7
5 29 (18.83%) Windows XP
6 16 (10.39%) Linux
7 13 (8.44%) Ubuntu
8 12 (7.79%) CentOS
9 11 (7.14%) Windows 2000
10 9 (5.84%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (3.90%) Windows 8
12 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.95%) UNIX
13 3 (1.95%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.30%) Debian
15 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.82%) ITIL
2 17 (11.04%) Incident Management
3 14 (9.09%) Migration
4 10 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (6.49%) Service Management
5 9 (5.84%) Workflow
6 8 (5.19%) Analytics
7 6 (3.90%) Project Management
7 6 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (3.90%) PRINCE2
7 6 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (1.95%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (1.95%) Project Planning
8 3 (1.95%) Time Management
8 3 (1.95%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.95%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (1.30%) TOGAF
9 2 (1.30%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (1.30%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.53%) SQL
2 12 (7.79%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.14%) Python
4 10 (6.49%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.60%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.60%) VB
6 2 (1.30%) VBScript
7 1 (0.65%) VBA
7 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.65%) Korn
7 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.14%) MCSE
3 10 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (5.19%) MCSA
5 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.30%) CCEE
6 2 (1.30%) MCTS
6 2 (1.30%) MCITP
6 2 (1.30%) CCNA
6 2 (1.30%) HND
6 2 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CCEA
7 1 (0.65%) MCP
7 1 (0.65%) CCA
7 1 (0.65%) CCAA
7 1 (0.65%) CCIA
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 63 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 28 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.39%) vSphere
4 13 (8.44%) Hyper-V
5 11 (7.14%) Terminal Services
6 9 (5.84%) VMware Server
7 8 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.90%) XenApp
9 3 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.30%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.65%) XenServer
11 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.65%) vCloud
11 1 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.65%) UAG
Systems Management
1 22 (14.29%) SCCM
2 8 (5.19%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.55%) WSUS
3 7 (4.55%) SCOM
4 5 (3.25%) ARCserve
5 3 (1.95%) Foglight
5 3 (1.95%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.30%) Puppet
6 2 (1.30%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.30%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.30%) Nagios
7 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 89 (57.79%) VMware
2 60 (38.96%) Microsoft
3 24 (15.58%) Citrix
4 20 (12.99%) HP
4 20 (12.99%) Cisco
5 16 (10.39%) NetApp
6 15 (9.74%) EMC
7 13 (8.44%) Oracle
8 10 (6.49%) Red Hat
9 9 (5.84%) Splunk
10 5 (3.25%) Altiris
10 5 (3.25%) IBM
11 4 (2.60%) CommVault
11 4 (2.60%) Mitel
12 3 (1.95%) New Relic
12 3 (1.95%) Zerto
12 3 (1.95%) Siemens
12 3 (1.95%) Dell
12 3 (1.95%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.95%) ProCurve
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