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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 66 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 65 80 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.37% 3.17% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.46% 13.51% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 20
Average daily rate
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£270 £265 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% -22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £179 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.35 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £36.50 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
567 592 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.70% 23.44% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 314 167
Average daily rate £310 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £166 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 63 77
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.35 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +2.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -10 34 £225 -9.09% 16
North Yorkshire -8 13 £294 -26.56% 6
South Yorkshire -11 10 £285 +34.11% 2
East Yorkshire +4 9 £165 -5.71% 3
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (60.84%) VMware
3 71 (49.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (46.85%) Active Directory
5 55 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (37.76%) Microsoft
7 42 (29.37%) MS Exchange
8 34 (23.78%) ITIL
9 32 (22.38%) SAN
10 30 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (18.88%) Windows XP
11 27 (18.88%) Windows 7
12 26 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
13 24 (16.78%) LAN
14 23 (16.08%) Citrix
15 22 (15.38%) WAN
15 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
16 21 (14.69%) MS Office
16 21 (14.69%) SharePoint
16 21 (14.69%) SCCM
16 21 (14.69%) vSphere
17 19 (13.29%) Exchange Server 2003
17 19 (13.29%) Cisco
18 18 (12.59%) HP
18 18 (12.59%) Finance
19 16 (11.19%) SQL
19 16 (11.19%) NetApp
20 15 (10.49%) Incident Management
21 14 (9.79%) Migration
21 14 (9.79%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 42 (29.37%) MS Exchange
2 26 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (14.69%) SharePoint
4 19 (13.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.20%) IIS
6 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.80%) Lync
8 3 (2.10%) WorkSite
8 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.40%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.40%) Quickr
9 2 (1.40%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.40%) SAP EP
10 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.70%) SAS
10 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.70%) JBoss
10 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (14.69%) MS Office
2 14 (9.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) SAP SRM
1 2 (1.40%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (22.38%) SAN
2 24 (16.78%) LAN
3 22 (15.38%) WAN
4 13 (9.09%) DNS
5 12 (8.39%) DHCP
6 10 (6.99%) Firewall
7 9 (6.29%) VoIP
7 9 (6.29%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.50%) NAS
9 4 (2.80%) Internet
9 4 (2.80%) VPN
9 4 (2.80%) DMZ
10 3 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.10%) Network Security
11 2 (1.40%) MGCP
11 2 (1.40%) H.323
11 2 (1.40%) Intranet
11 2 (1.40%) SNMP
11 2 (1.40%) PBX
12 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.40%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.70%) BODI
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.70%) DTS
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.70%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Fiddler
General
1 18 (12.59%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.10%) Legal
3 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.10%) Advertising
3 3 (2.10%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (20.28%) Support Engineer
2 26 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 20 (13.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (13.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 16 (11.19%) Windows Server Engineer
6 14 (9.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (9.79%) Analyst
7 11 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.90%) Administrator
9 7 (4.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Technical Support
10 6 (4.20%) Support Technician
10 6 (4.20%) Consultant
10 6 (4.20%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) IT Support
10 6 (4.20%) VMware Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.59%) .NET
2 4 (2.80%) X-Windows
3 3 (2.10%) Web Services
3 3 (2.10%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.40%) SAP PI
4 2 (1.40%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.40%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) Clustering
2 12 (8.39%) NHS
3 4 (2.80%) Replication
4 2 (1.40%) iSeries
4 2 (1.40%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.70%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.70%) FMCG
5 1 (0.70%) CMDB
5 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.70%) PKI
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 143 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (49.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 55 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (18.88%) Windows 7
4 27 (18.88%) Windows XP
5 11 (7.69%) Linux
5 11 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 10 (6.99%) CentOS
7 5 (3.50%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (3.50%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.50%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.80%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.40%) Debian
9 2 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.70%) UNIX
10 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.78%) ITIL
2 15 (10.49%) Incident Management
3 14 (9.79%) Migration
4 9 (6.29%) Service Management
5 8 (5.59%) Workflow
6 7 (4.90%) Project Management
7 6 (4.20%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.10%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.10%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.10%) Project Planning
9 3 (2.10%) High Availability
9 3 (2.10%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (1.40%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (1.40%) Time Management
10 2 (1.40%) Load Balancing
10 2 (1.40%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.40%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.19%) SQL
2 10 (6.99%) Python
3 9 (6.29%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.40%) VBScript
6 1 (0.70%) VB
6 1 (0.70%) VBA
6 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.70%) Korn
6 1 (0.70%) C
6 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.69%) MCSE
3 10 (6.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (4.20%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.20%) MCSA
5 4 (2.80%) MCITP
6 2 (1.40%) CCEE
6 2 (1.40%) CCNA
6 2 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.40%) HND
6 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.70%) CCEA
7 1 (0.70%) CCA
7 1 (0.70%) CCAA
7 1 (0.70%) CCIA
7 1 (0.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 67 (46.85%) Active Directory
2 30 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.69%) vSphere
4 13 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 11 (7.69%) Terminal Services
6 8 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (5.59%) VMware Server
7 6 (4.20%) XenApp
8 3 (2.10%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.10%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (2.10%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.70%) XenServer
10 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.70%) UAG
10 1 (0.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (14.69%) SCCM
2 7 (4.90%) SCOM
2 7 (4.90%) Backup Exec
2 7 (4.90%) WSUS
3 5 (3.50%) ARCserve
4 3 (2.10%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.40%) Puppet
5 2 (1.40%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.70%) Foglight
6 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 87 (60.84%) VMware
2 54 (37.76%) Microsoft
3 23 (16.08%) Citrix
4 19 (13.29%) Cisco
5 18 (12.59%) HP
6 16 (11.19%) NetApp
7 12 (8.39%) EMC
8 8 (5.59%) Splunk
9 7 (4.90%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.80%) Mitel
10 4 (2.80%) Altiris
10 4 (2.80%) CommVault
10 4 (2.80%) IBM
11 3 (2.10%) Dell
11 3 (2.10%) Siemens
11 3 (2.10%) Lotus
11 3 (2.10%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.10%) Reuters
11 3 (2.10%) ProCurve
12 2 (1.40%) Sophos
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