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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 100 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 38 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.30% 2.54% 3.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.77% 12.48% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 33
Average daily rate £300 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £13.15 £13.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
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
659 521 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.59% 20.39% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 306 266
Average daily rate £396 £338 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.40% +14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 59 45
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £15.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 14 £340 +23.63% 9
South Yorkshire -3 12 £294 -28.78% 6
North Yorkshire -2 10 £350 -12.50% 8
East Yorkshire -10 1 - - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (76.29%) Windows Server
3 66 (68.04%) Active Directory
4 55 (56.70%) VMware
5 50 (51.55%) Microsoft
6 46 (47.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (38.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (27.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (26.80%) Windows 7
10 23 (23.71%) MS Excel
11 21 (21.65%) IIS
12 19 (19.59%) SQL
12 19 (19.59%) Finance
13 17 (17.53%) ITIL
13 17 (17.53%) PowerShell
13 17 (17.53%) SCCM
14 16 (16.49%) SQL Server
15 15 (15.46%) MS Exchange
15 15 (15.46%) Migration
16 14 (14.43%) Windows XP
16 14 (14.43%) Cisco
16 14 (14.43%) Linux
17 11 (11.34%) Windows 2000
18 10 (10.31%) HP
18 10 (10.31%) Citrix
18 10 (10.31%) DNS
19 9 (9.28%) SAN
20 8 (8.25%) WAN
20 8 (8.25%) DHCP
20 8 (8.25%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 21 (21.65%) IIS
2 15 (15.46%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.09%) JBoss
7 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.03%) Apache
8 1 (1.03%) FileNet
8 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (23.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.22%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.06%) MS Project
3 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.03%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Office 365
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.31%) DNS
2 9 (9.28%) SAN
3 8 (8.25%) DHCP
3 8 (8.25%) LAN
3 8 (8.25%) WAN
4 7 (7.22%) Firewall
4 7 (7.22%) VPN
5 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.15%) Internet
7 4 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (4.12%) Wireless
8 3 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.06%) DMZ
9 2 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.06%) VoIP
9 2 (2.06%) WebEx
10 1 (1.03%) MPLS
10 1 (1.03%) OSPF
10 1 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.06%) MySQL
5 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.03%) MS Access
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.15%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.06%) Subversion
3 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (19.59%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Banking
2 3 (3.09%) Law
3 2 (2.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 14 (14.43%) Support Engineer
1 14 (14.43%) Windows Engineer
2 12 (12.37%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (10.31%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (8.25%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.22%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) IT Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Migration Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) PowerShell Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.12%) IT Support
9 4 (4.12%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) VMware Specialist
9 4 (4.12%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.25%) .NET
2 3 (3.09%) XML
3 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.06%) COM+
3 2 (2.06%) CSS
3 2 (2.06%) XSLT
4 1 (1.03%) Ajax
4 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.03%) HTML
4 1 (1.03%) HTML5
4 1 (1.03%) JMS
4 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.09%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.09%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.09%) NHS
4 3 (3.09%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.06%) PDA
5 2 (2.06%) Replication
5 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.06%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) Fintech
6 1 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (76.29%) Windows Server
3 46 (47.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (38.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (26.80%) Windows 7
6 14 (14.43%) Linux
6 14 (14.43%) Windows XP
7 11 (11.34%) Windows 2000
8 8 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (7.22%) Unix
10 6 (6.19%) Windows Vista
11 4 (4.12%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.06%) Solaris
12 2 (2.06%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) ITIL
2 15 (15.46%) Migration
3 7 (7.22%) DevOps
3 7 (7.22%) Security Patching
4 6 (6.19%) Load Balancing
5 5 (5.15%) Change Management
5 5 (5.15%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.15%) ITSM
5 5 (5.15%) Server Patching
6 4 (4.12%) Change Control
6 4 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.12%) High Availability
6 4 (4.12%) Ticket Management
7 3 (3.09%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.09%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.09%) Server Building
7 3 (3.09%) Service Management
8 2 (2.06%) CRM
8 2 (2.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.59%) SQL
2 17 (17.53%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.15%) C#
4 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.09%) VB
6 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.03%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.09%) MCSE
4 2 (2.06%) CCNA
4 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.06%) MCP
4 2 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (68.04%) Active Directory
2 27 (27.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.22%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.22%) vSphere
3 7 (7.22%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.12%) XenApp
5 3 (3.09%) vCloud
6 2 (2.06%) Firmware
6 2 (2.06%) NFS
6 2 (2.06%) VirtualBox
6 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.03%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.03%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (17.53%) SCCM
2 6 (6.19%) Puppet
3 5 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.09%) Foglight
4 3 (3.09%) SCOM
4 3 (3.09%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (3.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.06%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.06%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.06%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.06%) NetCrunch
5 2 (2.06%) vMotion
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.03%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.03%) ThinApp
6 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (56.70%) VMware
2 50 (51.55%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.43%) Cisco
4 10 (10.31%) Citrix
4 10 (10.31%) HP
5 8 (8.25%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.22%) NetApp
6 7 (7.22%) Oracle
7 6 (6.19%) EMC
8 4 (4.12%) Dell
9 3 (3.09%) New Relic
9 3 (3.09%) Peregrine
9 3 (3.09%) Remedy
9 3 (3.09%) Symantec
10 2 (2.06%) Bomgar
10 2 (2.06%) F5
10 2 (2.06%) Kaspersky
10 2 (2.06%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.06%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.06%) Splunk
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