Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 6 months to 19 February 2018 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 88 130
Rank change year-on-year -18 +42 -34
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 51 61 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.58% 2.05% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.75% 9.84% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 29
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% +27.27%
10th Percentile £160 £350 £203
90th Percentile £451 £475 £404
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £365 £288
% change year-on-year -10.96% +26.96% +2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 5
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% +8.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.70 £11.80
90th Percentile £15.00 £20.50 £18.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year -16.67% -10.45% +28.85%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 583 620 898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.07% 20.83% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 355 532
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £173 £213 £175
90th Percentile £540 £513 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.91% +16.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 46 76
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.10 £12.00 £12.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.17% -1.44% -2.60%
10th Percentile £10.28 £9.80 £8.77
90th Percentile £19.76 £22.36 £18.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.60 £13.96 £13.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% +7.37% -

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in West Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -15 31 £350 -20.00% 16
Bradford -8 5 - - 1
Huddersfield - 5 £250 - 2
Wakefield - 3 - - 1
Bingley - 1 - -
Brighouse - 1 £288 -
Halifax - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (72.55%) Active Directory
3 34 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 34 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (37.25%) SCCM
6 15 (29.41%) Citrix
6 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
7 14 (27.45%) SharePoint
7 14 (27.45%) VMware
8 12 (23.53%) ITIL
9 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
10 10 (19.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (19.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (19.61%) NetScaler
10 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (15.69%) SQL
12 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
12 8 (15.69%) XenApp
13 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
13 6 (11.76%) CCAA
13 6 (11.76%) Analytics
13 6 (11.76%) EdgeSight
13 6 (11.76%) Skype

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 14 (27.45%) SharePoint
3 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (19.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (19.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (11.76%) Skype for Business
5 4 (7.84%) IIS
5 4 (7.84%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) NetScaler
2 6 (11.76%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) Skype
3 5 (9.80%) LAN
4 4 (7.84%) WAN
5 3 (5.88%) DHCP
6 2 (3.92%) Firewall
6 2 (3.92%) SAN
7 1 (1.96%) 3G
7 1 (1.96%) 4G
7 1 (1.96%) ADSL
7 1 (1.96%) SMS
7 1 (1.96%) VPN
7 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory Support
1 6 (11.76%) Exchange Support
1 6 (11.76%) Technical Leader
2 5 (9.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (9.80%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
2 5 (9.80%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Administrator
3 4 (7.84%) Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) SharePoint Administrator
4 3 (5.88%) IT Support
4 3 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
4 3 (5.88%) IT Technician
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) NHS
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) CMDB
3 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
5 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.84%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.92%) Linux
9 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.96%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) ITIL
2 6 (11.76%) Analytics
3 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (9.80%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (7.84%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.88%) Break/Fix
5 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.88%) Migration
5 3 (5.88%) Network Management
5 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.88%) Time Management
6 2 (3.92%) DevOps
6 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.96%) High Availability
7 1 (1.96%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.96%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.96%) Logistics
7 1 (1.96%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.96%) Project Management
7 1 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
1 8 (15.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.76%) CCA
2 6 (11.76%) CCAA
2 6 (11.76%) CCEA
2 6 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (7.84%) MCSE
4 3 (5.88%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (72.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (15.69%) XenApp
4 5 (9.80%) vSphere
5 3 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.92%) XenServer
7 1 (1.96%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (37.25%) SCCM
2 6 (11.76%) EdgeSight
3 4 (7.84%) SCOM
3 4 (7.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) Citrix
3 14 (27.45%) VMware
4 4 (7.84%) NetApp
5 3 (5.88%) Apple
6 2 (3.92%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Capita
7 1 (1.96%) Dell
7 1 (1.96%) F5
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.96%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec
7 1 (1.96%) WatchGuard