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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 49 47 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 71 80 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.95% 3.58% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.31% 13.07% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 30
Average daily rate
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£275 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £107 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £445 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.52 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.80% -37.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.30 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £32.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +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
496 612 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.62% 27.39% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 299 236
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 68 48
Average hourly rate £13.98 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £10.00 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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
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 August 2014.

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 August 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 -4 46 £266 -11.25% 25
South Yorkshire +2 17 £275 +22.22% 2
North Yorkshire +7 4 £275 +120.00% 3
East Yorkshire - 2 £320 - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (65.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 68 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 68 (50.00%) VMware
4 56 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 43 (31.62%) Windows XP
6 39 (28.68%) SAN
7 37 (27.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (22.79%) MS Exchange
9 29 (21.32%) Citrix
10 27 (19.85%) CentOS
11 24 (17.65%) Ubuntu
11 24 (17.65%) VMware Server
11 24 (17.65%) Migration
11 24 (17.65%) Windows 7
12 22 (16.18%) Service Management
13 21 (15.44%) Splunk
14 20 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 20 (14.71%) HP
14 20 (14.71%) Python
14 20 (14.71%) ITIL
14 20 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (13.24%) Linux
16 17 (12.50%) LAN
16 17 (12.50%) Workflow
17 16 (11.76%) Finance
17 16 (11.76%) SCCM
17 16 (11.76%) XenApp
17 16 (11.76%) WAN
18 14 (10.29%) Incident Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 31 (22.79%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (5.15%) Lync
5 7 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.68%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (2.21%) IIS
9 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.74%) Apache
10 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.74%) Quickr
Applications
1 12 (8.82%) MS Office
2 11 (8.09%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.94%) MS Project
4 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.68%) Office 365
2 2 (1.47%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (28.68%) SAN
2 17 (12.50%) LAN
3 16 (11.76%) WAN
4 13 (9.56%) DNS
5 8 (5.88%) DHCP
5 8 (5.88%) Firewall
6 6 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (4.41%) Unified Communications
7 5 (3.68%) S/MIME
7 5 (3.68%) Wireless
8 4 (2.94%) SSL
8 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.47%) VPN
9 2 (1.47%) VoIP
9 2 (1.47%) LDAP
9 2 (1.47%) Internet
10 1 (0.74%) Intranet
10 1 (0.74%) MGCP
10 1 (0.74%) TACACS
10 1 (0.74%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.68%) QlikView
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) InstallShield
General
1 16 (11.76%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Banking
3 2 (1.47%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (1.47%) Cantonese Language
3 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (0.74%) Legal
4 1 (0.74%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (15.44%) 2nd Line Support
2 19 (13.97%) Support Engineer
3 18 (13.24%) Analyst
4 16 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.35%) Administrator
6 9 (6.62%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) IT Support
8 6 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Technical Support
8 6 (4.41%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (3.68%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.68%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (3.68%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Linux Support
10 4 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) Web Services
1 3 (2.21%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.62%) NHS
2 3 (2.21%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.21%) Clustering
3 2 (1.47%) Replication
3 2 (1.47%) Firmware
4 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.74%) CLARiiON
4 1 (0.74%) FMCG
4 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.74%) iSeries
4 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.74%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 136 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (65.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (31.62%) Windows XP
4 37 (27.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (19.85%) CentOS
6 24 (17.65%) Ubuntu
6 24 (17.65%) Windows 7
7 18 (13.24%) Linux
8 8 (5.88%) Windows 2000
9 7 (5.15%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.94%) UNIX
11 3 (2.21%) VMS
12 2 (1.47%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.74%) Solaris
13 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.65%) Migration
2 22 (16.18%) Service Management
3 20 (14.71%) ITIL
4 17 (12.50%) Workflow
5 14 (10.29%) Incident Management
6 11 (8.09%) Project Management
7 7 (5.15%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.68%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.68%) Change Management
10 4 (2.94%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (2.94%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.21%) Validation
11 3 (2.21%) Project Planning
11 3 (2.21%) WFM
11 3 (2.21%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
12 2 (1.47%) High Availability
12 2 (1.47%) Kalman Filter
12 2 (1.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.71%) Python
2 13 (9.56%) PowerShell
3 12 (8.82%) SQL
4 3 (2.21%) Perl
4 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.21%) VBScript
5 2 (1.47%) C
6 1 (0.74%) C++
6 1 (0.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.15%) MCSE
3 6 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.41%) MCITP
4 4 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.21%) MCP
5 3 (2.21%) MCSA
5 3 (2.21%) CCA
5 3 (2.21%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.21%) CCEA
5 3 (2.21%) CCNA
5 3 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.74%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.94%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 68 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.65%) VMware Server
3 20 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (11.76%) XenApp
5 11 (8.09%) Hyper-V
5 11 (8.09%) vSphere
6 10 (7.35%) XenServer
7 6 (4.41%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.21%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.21%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.74%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.74%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.74%) LiteSpeed
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (11.76%) SCCM
2 7 (5.15%) SCOM
3 5 (3.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.21%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.21%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.47%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.74%) Nagios
6 1 (0.74%) Foglight
6 1 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.74%) Cacti
6 1 (0.74%) WSUS
6 1 (0.74%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 68 (50.00%) VMware
2 56 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 29 (21.32%) Citrix
4 21 (15.44%) Splunk
5 20 (14.71%) HP
6 12 (8.82%) NetApp
7 10 (7.35%) Symantec
8 9 (6.62%) Cisco
9 5 (3.68%) Lotus
9 5 (3.68%) Dell
9 5 (3.68%) Google
9 5 (3.68%) Postini
10 3 (2.21%) Juniper
10 3 (2.21%) EMC
10 3 (2.21%) AppSense
10 3 (2.21%) Wyse
10 3 (2.21%) Veeam
11 2 (1.47%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (1.47%) Meru Networks
11 2 (1.47%) Sun
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