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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / Yorkshire
Rank 96 110 70
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -40
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 27 32 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.23% 1.13% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.48% 4.85% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 29
Median daily rate £321 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.73% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £228 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £428 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £309 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.88% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Median hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% +19.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
493 660 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.47% 23.26% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 421 296
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 57
Median hourly rate £12.51 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.04% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.50 £22.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +23 15 £375 +33.92% 15
South Yorkshire -3 6 £175 -39.13% 1
North Yorkshire +6 3 £306 -25.75% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (65.35%) Windows Server
3 51 (50.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (42.57%) Active Directory
5 42 (41.58%) Microsoft
6 39 (38.61%) DNS
6 39 (38.61%) VMware
7 38 (37.62%) Linux
8 33 (32.67%) DevOps
9 31 (30.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (29.70%) MS Exchange
11 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
12 24 (23.76%) Splunk
12 24 (23.76%) Exchange Server 2010
13 23 (22.77%) SMTP
13 23 (22.77%) Firewall
14 22 (21.78%) Ubuntu
14 22 (21.78%) SCCM
15 21 (20.79%) TCP/IP
16 20 (19.80%) DHCP
17 19 (18.81%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (17.82%) Citrix
18 18 (17.82%) HTML
18 18 (17.82%) JavaScript
18 18 (17.82%) IIS
18 18 (17.82%) CSS
18 18 (17.82%) XML
18 18 (17.82%) ITIL
18 18 (17.82%) Python
19 17 (16.83%) LDAP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (29.70%) MS Exchange
2 24 (23.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (17.82%) IIS
4 4 (3.96%) nginx
4 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.97%) Apache
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
1 8 (7.92%) MS Office
2 4 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.96%) Office 365
4 3 (2.97%) PaaS
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (38.61%) DNS
2 23 (22.77%) Firewall
2 23 (22.77%) SMTP
3 21 (20.79%) TCP/IP
4 20 (19.80%) DHCP
5 17 (16.83%) LDAP
5 17 (16.83%) SNMP
6 12 (11.88%) LAN
6 12 (11.88%) SAN
6 12 (11.88%) WAN
7 8 (7.92%) Network Security
8 7 (6.93%) SSL
9 6 (5.94%) FTP
9 6 (5.94%) HTTP
9 6 (5.94%) HTTPS
9 6 (5.94%) Telnet
10 5 (4.95%) NetScaler
11 4 (3.96%) VPN
12 3 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (10.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.97%) MySQL
4 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (12.87%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (6.93%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.93%) Vagrant
3 6 (5.94%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (7.92%) Law
2 3 (2.97%) Finance
3 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (16.83%) Windows Engineer
2 14 (13.86%) Administrator
3 13 (12.87%) Server Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Support Engineer
5 11 (10.89%) Windows Server Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Server Support
6 9 (8.91%) Windows Server Support
7 8 (7.92%) Windows Support Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.93%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) Hardware Specialist
9 6 (5.94%) Server Support Engineer
9 6 (5.94%) Storage Specialist
10 5 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.95%) Consultant
10 5 (4.95%) Exchange Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Implementation Specialist
10 5 (4.95%) Splunk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.82%) CSS
1 18 (17.82%) HTML
1 18 (17.82%) XML
2 6 (5.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.99%) .NET
3 1 (0.99%) LAMP
3 1 (0.99%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.99%) WAP
3 1 (0.99%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.95%) NHS
3 2 (1.98%) Clustering
3 2 (1.98%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (65.35%) Windows Server
3 51 (50.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (37.62%) Linux
5 31 (30.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (21.78%) Ubuntu
7 16 (15.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.93%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.94%) Android
10 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.96%) CentOS
10 4 (3.96%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.97%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.98%) Unix
13 1 (0.99%) SUSE
13 1 (0.99%) VMS
13 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.67%) DevOps
2 18 (17.82%) ITIL
3 14 (13.86%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (8.91%) Migration
5 7 (6.93%) Incident Management
5 7 (6.93%) Load Balancing
5 7 (6.93%) Project Management
6 6 (5.94%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 6 (5.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (5.94%) Server Building
7 4 (3.96%) Disk Encryption
7 4 (3.96%) High Availability
7 4 (3.96%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (3.96%) SIEM
7 4 (3.96%) Software Deployment
8 3 (2.97%) Change Control
8 3 (2.97%) Microservices
9 2 (1.98%) Fault Analysis
9 2 (1.98%) Patch Management
9 2 (1.98%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.82%) JavaScript
1 18 (17.82%) Python
2 14 (13.86%) PowerShell
3 12 (11.88%) SQL
4 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) Ruby
5 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.92%) MCSE
3 6 (5.94%) CCA
3 6 (5.94%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (4.95%) AWS Certification
5 4 (3.96%) DBS Check
5 4 (3.96%) Degree
6 3 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.98%) OCP
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (42.57%) Active Directory
2 19 (18.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.88%) XenDesktop
4 11 (10.89%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.89%) vSphere
4 11 (10.89%) XenApp
5 10 (9.90%) Docker
6 9 (8.91%) VMware ESX
7 6 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.97%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.98%) vCloud
10 2 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.98%) VMware GSX
11 1 (0.99%) OpenSIPS
11 1 (0.99%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.99%) Squid
11 1 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (21.78%) SCCM
2 13 (12.87%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (9.90%) Puppet
4 8 (7.92%) Backup Exec
5 7 (6.93%) SCOM
6 5 (4.95%) NetVault Backup
6 5 (4.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (3.96%) WSUS
8 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.98%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.98%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.99%) DameWare
10 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.99%) vMotion
Vendors
1 42 (41.58%) Microsoft
2 39 (38.61%) VMware
3 24 (23.76%) Splunk
4 18 (17.82%) Citrix
5 13 (12.87%) Red Hat
6 11 (10.89%) Cisco
6 11 (10.89%) HP
7 7 (6.93%) Dell
7 7 (6.93%) Symantec
8 6 (5.94%) ThinPrint
8 6 (5.94%) Veeam
9 5 (4.95%) EMC
10 4 (3.96%) AppSense
10 4 (3.96%) Avaya
10 4 (3.96%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.96%) NetApp
10 4 (3.96%) Verint
10 4 (3.96%) Veritas
11 3 (2.97%) Oracle
12 2 (1.98%) Apple