The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 25 April 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
England / North East
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 36 45
Rank change year-on-year -18 +9  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 56 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.12% 5.12% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 17.83% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 7
Median daily rate £250 £263 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -38.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £198 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £299 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £313
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -  
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 the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 189 314 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 28.08% 28.70% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 181 84
Median daily rate £400 £283 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.59% -17.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £350 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 20
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.32% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £28.00 £16.16
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the North East

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the North East over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the North East

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in the North East

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Tyne and Wear -12 20 £275 +5.97% 4
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (86.15%) Windows Server
3 55 (84.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (64.62%) Security Cleared
5 41 (63.08%) VMware
6 35 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (49.23%) Active Directory
8 26 (40.00%) SC Cleared
9 25 (38.46%) DHCP
10 23 (35.38%) DNS
10 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
11 20 (30.77%) Migration
12 19 (29.23%) Citrix
13 17 (26.15%) Linux
14 16 (24.62%) HP
15 15 (23.08%) Cisco
15 15 (23.08%) Windows 7
16 14 (21.54%) Red Hat
16 14 (21.54%) Oracle
17 13 (20.00%) Solaris
17 13 (20.00%) XenApp
18 12 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (18.46%) Hyper-V
18 12 (18.46%) BODI
18 12 (18.46%) Oracle APEX
18 12 (18.46%) WebLogic
18 12 (18.46%) Oracle Forms
18 12 (18.46%) MS Exchange
18 12 (18.46%) SharePoint
18 12 (18.46%) BusinessObjects

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 12 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2013
1 12 (18.46%) MS Exchange
1 12 (18.46%) SharePoint
1 12 (18.46%) SharePoint 2010
1 12 (18.46%) WebLogic
2 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (13.85%) Office Communications Server
3 9 (13.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (13.85%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (16.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) DHCP
2 23 (35.38%) DNS
3 9 (13.85%) Skype
4 6 (9.23%) 3G
4 6 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.62%) Firewall
7 2 (3.08%) HTTP
7 2 (3.08%) HTTPS
7 2 (3.08%) SAN
7 2 (3.08%) SSL
7 2 (3.08%) Wireless
8 1 (1.54%) SMS
8 1 (1.54%) SMTP
8 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) BODI
1 12 (18.46%) BusinessObjects
1 12 (18.46%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Oracle APEX
1 12 (18.46%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.08%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 22 (33.85%) 2nd Line Support
2 22 (33.85%) Desktop Support
3 21 (32.31%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 19 (29.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 19 (29.23%) Desktop Engineer
5 18 (27.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 18 (27.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 17 (26.15%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 11 (16.92%) Architect
8 7 (10.77%) Messaging Support
9 6 (9.23%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (9.23%) Consultant
9 6 (9.23%) Messaging Consultant
9 6 (9.23%) Support Consultant
10 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Messaging Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) Systems Architect
10 3 (4.62%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (10.77%) Blackberry
3 6 (9.23%) Fat Client
3 6 (9.23%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.54%) Clustering
6 1 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (86.15%) Windows Server
3 55 (84.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (26.15%) Linux
5 15 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 13 (20.00%) Solaris
7 12 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (16.92%) HPUX
9 9 (13.85%) Windows 10
10 7 (10.77%) Android
10 7 (10.77%) Apple iOS
10 7 (10.77%) Windows 8
11 2 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.54%) AIX
12 1 (1.54%) OS/2
12 1 (1.54%) Unix
12 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Migration
2 10 (15.38%) Change Control
2 10 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (12.31%) Project Governance
3 8 (12.31%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (10.77%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (10.77%) Time Management
4 7 (10.77%) TOGAF
4 7 (10.77%) Visualisation
5 6 (9.23%) Software Delivery
6 4 (6.15%) Content Management
6 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL
7 3 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.62%) Project Management
7 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.08%) Patch Management
8 2 (3.08%) Prototyping
8 2 (3.08%) Software Distribution
8 2 (3.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) SQL
1 3 (4.62%) VB
2 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.08%) REXX
2 2 (3.08%) Tcl
3 1 (1.54%) C
3 1 (1.54%) Java
3 1 (1.54%) Perl
3 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (64.62%) Security Cleared
2 26 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (12.31%) MCSE
5 4 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.62%) Degree
7 2 (3.08%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (49.23%) Active Directory
3 13 (20.00%) XenApp
4 12 (18.46%) Hyper-V
5 11 (16.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 5 (7.69%) XenServer
7 1 (1.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) SCCM
2 5 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (7.69%) XenMobile
3 3 (4.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.54%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.54%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 41 (63.08%) VMware
2 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
3 19 (29.23%) Citrix
4 16 (24.62%) HP
5 15 (23.08%) Cisco
6 14 (21.54%) Oracle
6 14 (21.54%) Red Hat
7 12 (18.46%) F5
7 12 (18.46%) TIBCO
8 9 (13.85%) AppSense
9 8 (12.31%) ThinPrint
10 7 (10.77%) Trend Micro
11 2 (3.08%) Apple
11 2 (3.08%) Brocade
11 2 (3.08%) SAP
12 1 (1.54%) CA
12 1 (1.54%) CommVault
12 1 (1.54%) IBM
12 1 (1.54%) Veritas
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