The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 33 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 67 107 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.89% 5.04% 2.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.76% 17.34% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 32
Average daily rate
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£185 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-11.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.74% +45.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £33.00 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
487 617 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.01% 29.06% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 278 246
Average daily rate £275 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 63 67
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £10.14 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £40.70 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Server 2008
England

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 23 July 2014.

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
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 23 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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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 -39 36 £185 -38.33% 24
South Yorkshire +13 19 £250 +14.28% 2
North Yorkshire -1 7 £356 -1.72% 5
East Yorkshire 0 2 £320 - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (68.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 74 (54.81%) VMware
4 62 (45.93%) Microsoft
5 61 (45.19%) Active Directory
6 54 (40.00%) Windows XP
7 45 (33.33%) SAN
8 34 (25.19%) Windows 7
9 32 (23.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 30 (22.22%) HP
11 29 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (20.74%) Citrix
12 28 (20.74%) CentOS
13 26 (19.26%) ITIL
13 26 (19.26%) VMware Server
14 22 (16.30%) Ubuntu
15 21 (15.56%) LAN
15 21 (15.56%) Service Management
16 20 (14.81%) WAN
16 20 (14.81%) SQL
16 20 (14.81%) Finance
17 19 (14.07%) Migration
17 19 (14.07%) MS Office
17 19 (14.07%) Linux
17 19 (14.07%) Splunk
18 18 (13.33%) Python
19 17 (12.59%) Workflow
19 17 (12.59%) vSphere
20 16 (11.85%) SCCM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 30 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (9.63%) SharePoint
4 13 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.19%) IIS
6 5 (3.70%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (2.22%) Lync
7 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.74%) Apache
9 1 (0.74%) Quickr
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (14.07%) MS Office
2 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.96%) MS Project
4 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 45 (33.33%) SAN
2 21 (15.56%) LAN
3 20 (14.81%) WAN
4 11 (8.15%) Firewall
5 10 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 10 (7.41%) DNS
6 7 (5.19%) DHCP
7 6 (4.44%) NAS
8 5 (3.70%) SMTP
9 4 (2.96%) SSL
9 4 (2.96%) Wireless
10 3 (2.22%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.48%) S/MIME
11 2 (1.48%) VPN
11 2 (1.48%) Internet
11 2 (1.48%) VoIP
12 1 (0.74%) WLAN
12 1 (0.74%) FTP
12 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.22%) QlikView
3 3 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.48%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (14.81%) Finance
2 6 (4.44%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Legal
4 2 (1.48%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.48%) Cantonese Language
4 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) French Language
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (15.56%) Analyst
2 20 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 13 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.67%) Administrator
5 9 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 9 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.44%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (3.70%) Technical Support
9 5 (3.70%) Architect
9 5 (3.70%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.70%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Server Administrator
9 5 (3.70%) Citrix Specialist
9 5 (3.70%) IT Support
9 5 (3.70%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.70%) HTML
1 5 (3.70%) .NET
1 5 (3.70%) XML
1 5 (3.70%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.44%) NHS
1 6 (4.44%) Clustering
2 4 (2.96%) Firmware
2 4 (2.96%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.22%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.22%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.48%) Replication
5 1 (0.74%) Statistics
5 1 (0.74%) FMCG
5 1 (0.74%) iPhone
5 1 (0.74%) iSeries
5 1 (0.74%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.74%) Social Media
5 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (68.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 54 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 34 (25.19%) Windows 7
5 32 (23.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (20.74%) CentOS
7 22 (16.30%) Ubuntu
8 19 (14.07%) Linux
9 8 (5.93%) Windows 2000
10 7 (5.19%) Windows Vista
11 6 (4.44%) UNIX
12 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.74%) Android
14 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.26%) ITIL
2 21 (15.56%) Service Management
3 19 (14.07%) Migration
4 17 (12.59%) Workflow
5 15 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 14 (10.37%) Project Management
7 11 (8.15%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.44%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.70%) Change Management
10 5 (3.70%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.70%) Validation
10 5 (3.70%) Scrum
10 5 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (2.22%) Project Planning
12 3 (2.22%) WFM
12 3 (2.22%) Data Management
12 3 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
13 2 (1.48%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.81%) SQL
2 18 (13.33%) Python
3 12 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.70%) VBScript
5 3 (2.22%) Perl
5 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.48%) C
7 1 (0.74%) C++
7 1 (0.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (5.19%) MCSE
2 7 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.44%) CCNA
3 6 (4.44%) MCITP
4 5 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (3.70%) CCA
4 5 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (3.70%) CCEA
5 4 (2.96%) MCP
6 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) MCSA
7 1 (0.74%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (45.19%) Active Directory
2 29 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (19.26%) VMware Server
4 17 (12.59%) vSphere
5 15 (11.11%) XenApp
6 14 (10.37%) Hyper-V
7 12 (8.89%) XenServer
8 10 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (4.44%) XenDesktop
10 5 (3.70%) Terminal Services
10 5 (3.70%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.74%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.74%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.74%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (11.85%) SCCM
2 10 (7.41%) SCOM
3 8 (5.93%) WSUS
4 4 (2.96%) SCDPM
5 3 (2.22%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.48%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.48%) Foglight
6 2 (1.48%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.48%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.74%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.74%) Cacti
7 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.74%) Nagios
7 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (54.81%) VMware
2 62 (45.93%) Microsoft
3 30 (22.22%) HP
4 28 (20.74%) Citrix
5 19 (14.07%) Splunk
6 16 (11.85%) Cisco
7 8 (5.93%) Veeam
8 7 (5.19%) NetApp
8 7 (5.19%) Symantec
9 5 (3.70%) Lotus
9 5 (3.70%) AppSense
9 5 (3.70%) EMC
9 5 (3.70%) Wyse
10 4 (2.96%) CommVault
10 4 (2.96%) IBM
10 4 (2.96%) Altiris
10 4 (2.96%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.96%) McAfee
11 3 (2.22%) Sophos
11 3 (2.22%) Dell
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