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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 80 55
Rank change year-on-year -1 -25  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 9 25 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.81% 1.68% 3.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.52% 6.67% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 32
Median daily rate £338 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £284 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £390 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year - +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £14.25 - £15.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 - £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 - £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -22.09% +14.66%  

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 199 375 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 17.83% 25.20% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 541 602
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £288 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £565 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 63
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.54 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £16.69 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 29 June 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (66.67%) VMware
5 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (58.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (33.33%) SQL
8 4 (33.33%) IIS
9 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (25.00%) HP
9 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (25.00%) SAN
9 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (25.00%) Office 365
9 3 (25.00%) Veeam
10 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
10 2 (16.67%) SCCM
10 2 (16.67%) Migration
10 2 (16.67%) Firewall
10 2 (16.67%) Symantec
10 2 (16.67%) Citrix
10 2 (16.67%) LAN
10 2 (16.67%) WAN

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 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Support
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (8.33%) EMC VNXe
1 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Email Migration
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (8.33%) SDLC
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
2 1 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Hyper-V
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) SCDPM
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Veeam
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Dell
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Kaspersky
5 1 (8.33%) Lotus
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Sage