The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 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.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 54 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 -18  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.88% 1.27% 1.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.10% 4.00% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £165 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.60% -4.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +7.60% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.73% -  
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 129 175 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 28.48% 31.82% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 125 40
Median daily rate £425 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £288 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.98% +90.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.65 £19.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in South Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in South Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Doncaster -4 1 - -
Barnsley - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (50.00%) VMware
5 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (43.75%) SAN
6 7 (43.75%) SCCM
7 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
7 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco
8 5 (31.25%) NetApp
8 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (25.00%) ITIL
9 4 (25.00%) VoIP
10 3 (18.75%) SLA
10 3 (18.75%) Linux
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
10 3 (18.75%) Sophos
10 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
10 3 (18.75%) Migration
10 3 (18.75%) Office 365
11 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
11 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
11 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (12.50%) ICT Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
1 1 (6.25%) WAP
1 1 (6.25%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 1 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Adaptive Security
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) DBS Check
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) OCP
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
5 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) DameWare
3 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (6.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) NetApp
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 3 (18.75%) Sophos
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) AlienVault
7 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.25%) EMC
7 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) Juniper
7 1 (6.25%) Mitel
7 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.25%) Symantec
7 1 (6.25%) Veeam