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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 37 35 44
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.06% 1.92% 1.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.71% 13.73% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £213 £325 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.61% -51.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 £313
% change year-on-year +8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.75
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 70 51 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 18.57% 13.97% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 38 43
Median daily rate £325 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £480 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 10
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +180.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £35.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £35.00 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Northamptonshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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
Kettering -3 1 - -
Northampton -8 1 £500 +33.33% 3
Daventry - 1 £195 -
Windows Server 2008
East Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (80.00%) ITIL
4 10 (66.67%) Windows XP
4 10 (66.67%) MS Office
4 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (53.33%) SAN
7 6 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (40.00%) NAS
7 6 (40.00%) Webroot
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (26.67%) Citrix
9 4 (26.67%) ISO 9001
9 4 (26.67%) VMware
10 3 (20.00%) XenApp
10 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
10 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
11 2 (13.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Office
2 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) SAN
2 6 (40.00%) NAS
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) ADSL
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Service Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (66.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
4 1 (6.67%) MCITP
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) Terminal Server
3 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Webroot
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (6.67%) Novell
4 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard