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 3 months to 27 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 / West Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 87 57
Rank change year-on-year -3 -30  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 33 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.91% 1.61% 3.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.12% 6.86% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 41
Median daily rate £338 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.61
% change year-on-year -16.66% +12.87%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 254 481 435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 17.69% 23.44% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 331 249
Median daily rate £388 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 32
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.15 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £15.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 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 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 3 months to 27 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
Leeds +3 9 £338 +3.84% 10
Bradford - 3 £375 - 4
Wakefield - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (92.31%) Windows Server
3 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
5 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
7 11 (42.31%) ITIL
7 11 (42.31%) IIS
7 11 (42.31%) VMware
8 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
10 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
10 8 (30.77%) SQL
11 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
11 7 (26.92%) Firewall
11 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (23.08%) SAN
12 6 (23.08%) Project Management
12 6 (23.08%) HP
12 6 (23.08%) Citrix
12 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
12 6 (23.08%) DevOps
12 6 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (19.23%) SCCM

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 11 (42.31%) IIS
2 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) SAN
3 5 (19.23%) DHCP
3 5 (19.23%) DNS
3 5 (19.23%) LAN
3 5 (19.23%) WAN
4 4 (15.38%) FTP
4 4 (15.38%) HTTP
4 4 (15.38%) HTTPS
4 4 (15.38%) SMTP
4 4 (15.38%) SSL
4 4 (15.38%) Telnet
4 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (11.54%) VPN
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (15.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Support
2 4 (15.38%) Implementation Specialist
2 4 (15.38%) IT Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (11.54%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Server Support
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server Support
4 2 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
1 2 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.85%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (92.31%) Windows Server
3 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Phone
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (23.08%) DevOps
2 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 6 (23.08%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Time Management
5 2 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Change Control
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) Email Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 5 (19.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.85%) SCDPM
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) Citrix
3 6 (23.08%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) EMC
4 4 (15.38%) Veeam
5 2 (7.69%) Dell
5 2 (7.69%) Lotus
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Altiris
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) NetMotion Wireless
6 1 (3.85%) Sage