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 25 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 44 30
Rank change year-on-year +7 -14  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.48% 1.62% 4.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.62% 5.69% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 17
Median daily rate £325 £206 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.57% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

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 105 123 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 32.51% 28.41% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 101 66
Median daily rate £375 £450 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +59.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £256 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 12
Median hourly rate £11.00 £22.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.11% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.08 £22.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 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
Doncaster - 4 £325 - 1
Sheffield +9 3 £250 +25.00%
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) NetApp
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (33.33%) SAN
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) VoIP
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (25.00%) XenApp
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (16.67%) F5
7 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (16.67%) Back Office
7 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 2 (16.67%) Banking
7 2 (16.67%) Local Government
7 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing

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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Primavera
1 1 (8.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) LDAP
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DTS
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 7
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (16.67%) Back Office
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
1 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
1 3 (25.00%) ICT Support
1 3 (25.00%) Technical Support
1 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) ICT Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) ICT Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Project Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (8.33%) VMS
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (8.33%) Business Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CISA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) NetApp
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Dell
4 2 (16.67%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Sophos
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat