The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 22 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 28 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 3.79% 3.36% 4.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.16% 13.24% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Median daily rate £300 £238 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £355 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -2.10% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.22 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -18.07% +15.27%  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 76 68 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 28.79% 25.37% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 34 32
Median daily rate £300 £325 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +17.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £163 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £463 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Median hourly rate £26.50 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.29% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £11.22 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £14.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Leicestershire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Leicestershire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Leicestershire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester 0 7 £300 -7.69% 2
Hinckley - 1 £300 -
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
4 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
5 7 (53.85%) Office 365
6 6 (46.15%) SCCM
6 6 (46.15%) Project Management
7 5 (38.46%) HP
7 5 (38.46%) Service Management
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (30.77%) Line Management
8 4 (30.77%) Presales
8 4 (30.77%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (23.08%) VMware
9 3 (23.08%) Dell
9 3 (23.08%) Cisco
9 3 (23.08%) Linux
10 2 (15.38%) ITIL
10 2 (15.38%) WAN
10 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 2 (15.38%) Citrix
10 2 (15.38%) SAN
10 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
10 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
10 2 (15.38%) Workload Management
10 2 (15.38%) vSphere
11 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Office 365
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (7.69%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (30.77%) Line Management
3 4 (30.77%) Presales
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Workload Management
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
4 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Dell
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Altiris
4 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
4 1 (7.69%) Meraki
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) Veeam