The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 39 35
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.56% 1.06% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.51% 6.25% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £168 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +123.88% -58.84%  
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £250 £250
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £14.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -50.83%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 57 64 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 15.97% 16.98% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 97 68
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -  
10th Percentile £174 £110 £243
90th Percentile £538 £543 £489
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £415 £325
% change year-on-year -21.68% +27.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 33
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £14.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.61% +29.54%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £13.00 £32.26 £19.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year -10.34% +18.36%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Northampton +3 1 £375 +240.90%
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (33.33%) Terminal Server
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) MCSE

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) ADSL
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Server Hardening
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) MCDBA
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Terminal Server
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Nimble Storage