Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 87 106
Rank change year-on-year -15 +19 -49
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 39 63 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.72% 2.41% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.78% 11.13% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 46 33
Leeds median daily rate £341 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.69% +23.08% +20.37%
10th Percentile £160 £275 £230
90th Percentile £449 £475 £461
West Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -15.63% +23.08% +19.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Leeds median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -22.86% +29.63%
10th Percentile £10.60 £12.75 £10.05
90th Percentile £13.60 £14.25 £18.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.25 £13.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.26% -22.86% +27.27%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 444 566 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.58% 21.62% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 363 436
Leeds median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +20.97%
10th Percentile £209 £245 £198
90th Percentile £543 £560 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 55
Leeds median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% -5.30%
10th Percentile £10.30 £8.86 £9.04
90th Percentile £26.30 £24.75 £18.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 November 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (82.05%) Windows Server
3 29 (74.36%) Microsoft
4 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
5 20 (51.28%) VMware
6 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
7 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (38.46%) SharePoint
9 14 (35.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (33.33%) SCCM
10 13 (33.33%) vSphere
11 12 (30.77%) IIS
12 11 (28.21%) SQL
12 11 (28.21%) ITIL
12 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (28.21%) NetApp
12 11 (28.21%) NetScaler
13 10 (25.64%) SCOM
14 9 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Management
14 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
14 9 (23.08%) MCSE
14 9 (23.08%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (20.51%) DNS
15 8 (20.51%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
15 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
17 6 (15.38%) Linux

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 15 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 14 (35.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (30.77%) IIS
4 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
4 9 (23.08%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (12.82%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) NetScaler
2 8 (20.51%) DNS
3 5 (12.82%) LAN
3 5 (12.82%) Skype
4 4 (10.26%) SAN
5 3 (7.69%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) 3G
6 1 (2.56%) 4G
6 1 (2.56%) ADSL
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
1 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.82%) Chocolatey
3 2 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Administrator
1 9 (23.08%) SharePoint Administrator
2 5 (12.82%) Technical Leader
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Support
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Applications Packager
6 1 (2.56%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) CMDB
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) HP Storage
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (82.05%) Windows Server
3 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.38%) Linux
4 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.13%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (23.08%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (10.26%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.13%) Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.56%) Change Control
6 1 (2.56%) DevOps
6 1 (2.56%) High Availability
6 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.56%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.56%) Network Management
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
6 1 (2.56%) SDLC
6 1 (2.56%) Server Building
6 1 (2.56%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.56%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.13%) Ruby
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (23.08%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) CCA
3 2 (5.13%) CCAA
3 2 (5.13%) CCEA
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (33.33%) vSphere
3 8 (20.51%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.69%) VMware NSX
5 3 (7.69%) XenApp
6 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) SCCM
2 10 (25.64%) SCOM
3 4 (10.26%) Puppet
4 2 (5.13%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 29 (74.36%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) VMware
3 11 (28.21%) NetApp
4 5 (12.82%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) Capita
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) F5
6 1 (2.56%) Lotus
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec