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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 57 51 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 88 66 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.95% 2.85% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.77% 13.66% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 43 35
Average daily rate
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£300 £185 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £150 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £320 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.92 £19.90 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
639 483 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.40% 20.88% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 273 278
Average daily rate £325 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 59 63
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.09 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -3 55 £375 +102.70% 16
South Yorkshire -8 16 £238 -5.00% 7
North Yorkshire +2 14 £263 -19.23% 5
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 173 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (53.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 82 (47.40%) VMware
4 76 (43.93%) Microsoft
5 67 (38.73%) SQL
6 65 (37.57%) ITIL
6 65 (37.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (36.99%) Active Directory
8 49 (28.32%) SQL Server
9 47 (27.17%) MS Exchange
10 40 (23.12%) Linux
11 39 (22.54%) Oracle
11 39 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
12 38 (21.97%) .NET
12 38 (21.97%) Cisco
13 34 (19.65%) Exchange Server 2010
14 33 (19.08%) SAN
15 32 (18.50%) Red Hat
16 31 (17.92%) IIS
16 31 (17.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 28 (16.18%) PowerShell
17 28 (16.18%) Migration
18 26 (15.03%) PL/SQL
18 26 (15.03%) HP
18 26 (15.03%) LAN
18 26 (15.03%) WAN
19 25 (14.45%) Citrix
20 24 (13.87%) DNS
20 24 (13.87%) MS Office
20 24 (13.87%) Windows 2000

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 47 (27.17%) MS Exchange
2 34 (19.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (17.92%) IIS
4 21 (12.14%) SharePoint
5 13 (7.51%) JBoss
6 12 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (5.20%) SAS
9 7 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.73%) Lync
12 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.58%) SAP EP
Applications
1 24 (13.87%) MS Office
2 17 (9.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.58%) Line 500
2 1 (0.58%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.08%) SAN
2 26 (15.03%) LAN
2 26 (15.03%) WAN
3 24 (13.87%) DNS
4 22 (12.72%) DHCP
5 20 (11.56%) Firewall
6 10 (5.78%) Internet
7 8 (4.62%) Network Security
7 8 (4.62%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.05%) Wireless
9 6 (3.47%) VPN
10 4 (2.31%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.73%) DMZ
12 2 (1.16%) NAS
12 2 (1.16%) MPLS
12 2 (1.16%) DSL
13 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.58%) PABX
13 1 (0.58%) SMTP
13 1 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (28.32%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.29%) Oracle Database
3 17 (9.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (8.67%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (6.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (5.78%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (5.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (4.62%) OLAP
8 8 (4.62%) Oracle OLAP
9 7 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (4.05%) Data Mart
9 7 (4.05%) BODI
10 6 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.58%) Base SAS
14 1 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.58%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.58%) Fiddler
General
1 16 (9.25%) Finance
2 5 (2.89%) Banking
2 5 (2.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.73%) Marketing
3 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.73%) Electronics
4 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (13.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (13.29%) DBA
3 22 (12.72%) Support Engineer
4 19 (10.98%) Server Engineer
5 18 (10.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (10.40%) Analyst
6 16 (9.25%) Administrator
7 15 (8.67%) Oracle DBA
8 14 (8.09%) Windows Server Engineer
9 13 (7.51%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (6.36%) Migration Engineer
11 8 (4.62%) SQL DBA
11 8 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (4.05%) Service Analyst
12 7 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
13 6 (3.47%) Support Analyst
13 6 (3.47%) Consultant
13 6 (3.47%) Wintel Support
13 6 (3.47%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
14 5 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.97%) .NET
2 8 (4.62%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.05%) XML
3 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 4 (2.31%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.58%) HTML
5 1 (0.58%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.58%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.58%) CSS
5 1 (0.58%) Web Services
5 1 (0.58%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.72%) Clustering
2 20 (11.56%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.78%) NHS
4 6 (3.47%) CMDB
5 4 (2.31%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.73%) DTV
6 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.16%) PKI
7 2 (1.16%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.58%) Statistics
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
8 1 (0.58%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.58%) iPhone
8 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 173 (100.00%) Windows
2 93 (53.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 65 (37.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (23.12%) Linux
5 31 (17.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (13.87%) Windows 2000 Server
6 24 (13.87%) Windows 2000
7 21 (12.14%) Windows 7
8 19 (10.98%) Windows XP
9 18 (10.40%) UNIX
10 7 (4.05%) CentOS
10 7 (4.05%) Ubuntu
11 6 (3.47%) Windows NT
12 5 (2.89%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.89%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.58%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (37.57%) ITIL
2 28 (16.18%) Migration
3 14 (8.09%) Incident Management
4 13 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (6.36%) Change Management
6 10 (5.78%) Problem Management
7 8 (4.62%) Data Management
7 8 (4.62%) Service Management
7 8 (4.62%) Analytics
8 7 (4.05%) Workflow
8 7 (4.05%) ETL
9 6 (3.47%) DevOps
10 5 (2.89%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (2.89%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (2.89%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.89%) Project Management
11 4 (2.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.31%) TOGAF
11 4 (2.31%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.31%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 67 (38.73%) SQL
2 28 (16.18%) PowerShell
3 26 (15.03%) PL/SQL
4 20 (11.56%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.09%) VB
6 7 (4.05%) Bash Shell
6 7 (4.05%) Korn
6 7 (4.05%) VBScript
6 7 (4.05%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.47%) Jython
7 6 (3.47%) Perl
8 5 (2.89%) Python
9 3 (1.73%) C#
9 3 (1.73%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (12.14%) MCSE
3 9 (5.20%) MCITP
4 8 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.47%) MCP
6 6 (3.47%) MCSA
6 6 (3.47%) MCTS
7 5 (2.89%) CCNA
8 3 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.16%) CCNP
9 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.58%) NCDA
10 1 (0.58%) CCEE
10 1 (0.58%) CCIA
10 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.58%) CCEA
10 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 64 (36.99%) Active Directory
2 39 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.94%) XenApp
4 11 (6.36%) XenServer
4 11 (6.36%) vSphere
5 10 (5.78%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.78%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.47%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.47%) VMware Server
8 5 (2.89%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.73%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.16%) UAG
11 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.58%) vCloud
12 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 23 (13.29%) SCCM
2 10 (5.78%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (5.20%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.62%) SCOM
5 6 (3.47%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (3.47%) Foglight
5 6 (3.47%) WSUS
6 4 (2.31%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.73%) Puppet
7 3 (1.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.16%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.58%) Opsview
9 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.58%) Nagios
9 1 (0.58%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 82 (47.40%) VMware
2 76 (43.93%) Microsoft
3 39 (22.54%) Oracle
4 38 (21.97%) Cisco
5 32 (18.50%) Red Hat
6 26 (15.03%) HP
7 25 (14.45%) Citrix
8 24 (13.87%) NetApp
9 17 (9.83%) EMC
10 10 (5.78%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.47%) Remedy
11 6 (3.47%) New Relic
12 5 (2.89%) Meraki
12 5 (2.89%) Splunk
13 4 (2.31%) AppSense
13 4 (2.31%) Altiris
13 4 (2.31%) Apple
13 4 (2.31%) SAP
14 3 (1.73%) IBM
14 3 (1.73%) ProCurve
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