The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 86 81
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.30% 0.63% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.34% 3.14% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Median daily rate £328 £418 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.55% +75.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £298 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £434 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £313 £310
% change year-on-year +7.20% +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 224 287 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 22.07% 19.94% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 186 162
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £181 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 14
Median hourly rate £16.60 £12.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% -2.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £10.20 £10.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Leeds

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Leeds

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Linux
2 25 (67.57%) DNS
3 20 (54.05%) TCP/IP
3 20 (54.05%) DevOps
4 19 (51.35%) Ubuntu
5 18 (48.65%) Splunk
5 18 (48.65%) Python
5 18 (48.65%) HTML
5 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
5 18 (48.65%) CSS
5 18 (48.65%) XML
6 17 (45.95%) LDAP
6 17 (45.95%) SMTP
6 17 (45.95%) SNMP
6 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
7 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (32.43%) VMware
9 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
10 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
10 9 (24.32%) Citrix
11 8 (21.62%) DHCP
11 8 (21.62%) vSphere
12 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (16.22%) SQL
13 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (16.22%) XenApp
13 6 (16.22%) XenDesktop
13 6 (16.22%) Server Building
13 6 (16.22%) ThinPrint

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (67.57%) DNS
2 20 (54.05%) TCP/IP
3 17 (45.95%) LDAP
3 17 (45.95%) SMTP
3 17 (45.95%) SNMP
4 8 (21.62%) DHCP
5 4 (10.81%) Firewall
5 4 (10.81%) LAN
5 4 (10.81%) WAN
6 3 (8.11%) SAN
7 1 (2.70%) VPN
7 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
2 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Server Engineer
1 8 (21.62%) Server Support
1 8 (21.62%) Windows Server Support
2 7 (18.92%) Support Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) Hardware Specialist
3 6 (16.22%) Server Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Storage Specialist
4 5 (13.51%) Splunk Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (8.11%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.41%) DBA
7 2 (5.41%) Splunk Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) CSS
1 18 (48.65%) HTML
1 18 (48.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) EMC VNXe
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Linux
3 19 (51.35%) Ubuntu
4 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
5 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (10.81%) CentOS
9 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
10 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (2.70%) SUSE
11 1 (2.70%) Unix
11 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) DevOps
2 6 (16.22%) Server Building
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) SIEM
5 2 (5.41%) Change Control
5 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.41%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) SOA
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.70%) Email Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Information Governance
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.70%) Microservices
6 1 (2.70%) Validation
6 1 (2.70%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
1 18 (48.65%) Python
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) MCSE
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.41%) CCA
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (5.41%) OCP
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) vSphere
3 6 (16.22%) XenApp
3 6 (16.22%) XenDesktop
4 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.11%) Docker
5 3 (8.11%) VMware Server
6 2 (5.41%) vCloud
6 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.41%) VMware GSX
7 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.41%) Data Guard
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (5.41%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Splunk
2 12 (32.43%) VMware
3 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (24.32%) Citrix
5 6 (16.22%) ThinPrint
6 5 (13.51%) Red Hat
7 4 (10.81%) Veeam
8 3 (8.11%) Dell
8 3 (8.11%) EMC
8 3 (8.11%) HP
8 3 (8.11%) Oracle
9 2 (5.41%) Apple
9 2 (5.41%) Symantec
10 1 (2.70%) Brocade