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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 76 44 59
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 53 86 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.09% 3.75% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.71% 16.67% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 22
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £181 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -21.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
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
495 516 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 19.53% 22.50% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 272 172
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 49 79
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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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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
West Yorkshire -30 20 £275 +22.22% 23
East Yorkshire +3 13 £150 -14.28% 2
North Yorkshire -10 13 £344 -14.06% 6
South Yorkshire -17 5 £413 +161.90% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (56.59%) VMware
3 64 (49.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 63 (48.84%) Active Directory
5 60 (46.51%) Microsoft
6 51 (39.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (31.78%) MS Exchange
8 30 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (21.71%) Windows 7
10 26 (20.16%) SAN
11 25 (19.38%) ITIL
12 24 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
13 23 (17.83%) Windows XP
13 23 (17.83%) vSphere
14 21 (16.28%) LAN
15 20 (15.50%) SCCM
16 19 (14.73%) WAN
16 19 (14.73%) NetApp
17 18 (13.95%) Citrix
17 18 (13.95%) SharePoint
17 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
17 18 (13.95%) Finance
18 17 (13.18%) MS Office
18 17 (13.18%) HP
19 16 (12.40%) Cisco
20 15 (11.63%) MS Excel
20 15 (11.63%) SQL
20 15 (11.63%) Migration
21 14 (10.85%) Incident Management
21 14 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (31.78%) MS Exchange
2 24 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (13.95%) SharePoint
4 14 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.20%) IIS
5 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.43%) Lync
7 3 (2.33%) WorkSite
7 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.55%) Quickr
8 2 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.55%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.78%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 17 (13.18%) MS Office
2 15 (11.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP SRM
1 1 (0.78%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.16%) SAN
2 21 (16.28%) LAN
3 19 (14.73%) WAN
4 13 (10.08%) DNS
5 10 (7.75%) VoIP
5 10 (7.75%) DHCP
6 9 (6.98%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.43%) DMZ
7 7 (5.43%) Firewall
8 4 (3.10%) NAS
8 4 (3.10%) VPN
9 3 (2.33%) PBX
9 3 (2.33%) Internet
9 3 (2.33%) MGCP
9 3 (2.33%) H.323
9 3 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.55%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.55%) Network Security
10 2 (1.55%) Intranet
10 2 (1.55%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.78%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.78%) BODI
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) DTS
6 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
General
1 18 (13.95%) Finance
2 9 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.33%) Advertising
4 3 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (17.83%) Support Engineer
2 22 (17.05%) Server Engineer
3 18 (13.95%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (11.63%) Analyst
5 14 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (10.08%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 11 (8.53%) Windows Server Engineer
8 10 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (6.20%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) Technical Support
11 6 (4.65%) Consultant
11 6 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Support Technician
11 6 (4.65%) Administrator
11 6 (4.65%) Exchange Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) VMware Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) IT Support
12 5 (3.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) X-Windows
2 3 (2.33%) .NET
3 2 (1.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.78%) CSS
4 1 (0.78%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.78%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.78%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Clustering
2 9 (6.98%) NHS
3 4 (3.10%) Replication
4 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.55%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.55%) iSeries
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) CMDB
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (49.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 51 (39.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (21.71%) Windows 7
5 23 (17.83%) Windows XP
6 7 (5.43%) Linux
6 7 (5.43%) Ubuntu
7 6 (4.65%) CentOS
8 5 (3.88%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.33%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.33%) VMS
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.78%) Debian
10 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.38%) ITIL
2 15 (11.63%) Migration
3 14 (10.85%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (4.65%) Project Management
4 6 (4.65%) Service Management
5 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2
5 5 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.10%) Workflow
6 4 (3.10%) High Availability
7 3 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (2.33%) Security Management
8 2 (1.55%) Network Design
8 2 (1.55%) Logistics
8 2 (1.55%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.55%) Change Management
8 2 (1.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.55%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.63%) SQL
2 7 (5.43%) Python
2 7 (5.43%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.78%) VBScript
4 1 (0.78%) C
4 1 (0.78%) C#
4 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (6.20%) MCSE
3 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.88%) MCSA
5 3 (2.33%) MCITP
6 2 (1.55%) HND
7 1 (0.78%) CCEE
7 1 (0.78%) CCAA
7 1 (0.78%) CCA
7 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 63 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 30 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (17.83%) vSphere
4 11 (8.53%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.20%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (5.43%) Terminal Services
7 5 (3.88%) VMware Server
8 4 (3.10%) XenApp
9 3 (2.33%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.33%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.55%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.78%) UAG
11 1 (0.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (15.50%) SCCM
2 6 (4.65%) SCOM
2 6 (4.65%) WSUS
3 5 (3.88%) ARCserve
4 4 (3.10%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.55%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.55%) Puppet
5 2 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.55%) Nagios
6 1 (0.78%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 73 (56.59%) VMware
2 60 (46.51%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.73%) NetApp
4 18 (13.95%) Citrix
5 17 (13.18%) HP
6 16 (12.40%) Cisco
7 10 (7.75%) EMC
8 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.88%) Splunk
9 4 (3.10%) Mitel
9 4 (3.10%) Altiris
9 4 (3.10%) CommVault
10 3 (2.33%) Reuters
10 3 (2.33%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.33%) Polycom
10 3 (2.33%) ProCurve
10 3 (2.33%) Siemens
10 3 (2.33%) Lotus
10 3 (2.33%) Avaya
10 3 (2.33%) IBM
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