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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 88 93 84
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.03% 0.88% 1.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.64% 4.33% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 17
Median daily rate £375 £345 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +30.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £250 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £431 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £313
% change year-on-year +8.87% -0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 £11.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -63.33%  
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 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 302 393 382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.14% 20.32% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 242 212
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 43
Median hourly rate £11.25 £12.30 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.53% -26.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.68 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Bradford +9 8 £450 - 1
Leeds +3 4 £350 -14.63% 10
Keighley - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

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

1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (63.46%) Linux
3 32 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 30 (57.69%) DNS
5 27 (51.92%) DevOps
6 22 (42.31%) SMTP
7 21 (40.38%) Splunk
8 20 (38.46%) TCP/IP
8 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (36.54%) Ubuntu
9 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (34.62%) Python
10 18 (34.62%) CSS
10 18 (34.62%) XML
10 18 (34.62%) HTML
10 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
11 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
11 17 (32.69%) LDAP
11 17 (32.69%) SNMP
11 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
12 15 (28.85%) VMware
13 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
14 13 (25.00%) DHCP
15 12 (23.08%) ITIL
16 11 (21.15%) IIS
16 11 (21.15%) Citrix
16 11 (21.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (19.23%) Firewall
17 10 (19.23%) Red Hat
17 10 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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 (21.15%) IIS
2 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.92%) Apache
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (57.69%) DNS
2 22 (42.31%) SMTP
3 20 (38.46%) TCP/IP
4 17 (32.69%) LDAP
4 17 (32.69%) SNMP
5 13 (25.00%) DHCP
6 10 (19.23%) Firewall
7 7 (13.46%) LAN
7 7 (13.46%) WAN
8 5 (9.62%) FTP
8 5 (9.62%) HTTP
8 5 (9.62%) HTTPS
8 5 (9.62%) SAN
8 5 (9.62%) SSL
8 5 (9.62%) Telnet
9 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.85%) VPN
11 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (5.77%) MySQL
5 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (7.69%) Vagrant
3 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Server Support
1 9 (17.31%) Windows Server Support
2 8 (15.38%) Server Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Administrator
4 6 (11.54%) Hardware Specialist
4 6 (11.54%) Server Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Storage Specialist
5 5 (9.62%) Implementation Specialist
5 5 (9.62%) Splunk Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) CSS
1 18 (34.62%) HTML
1 18 (34.62%) XML
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.85%) EMC VNXe
2 2 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (63.46%) Linux
3 32 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (36.54%) Ubuntu
5 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (21.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.69%) CentOS
8 3 (5.77%) Android
8 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.85%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.92%) SUSE
10 1 (1.92%) Unix
10 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) DevOps
2 12 (23.08%) ITIL
3 10 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
4 7 (13.46%) Project Management
5 6 (11.54%) Server Building
6 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.69%) Migration
8 3 (5.77%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.77%) SIEM
9 2 (3.85%) Change Control
9 2 (3.85%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.85%) Patch Management
9 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.85%) SOA
9 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
1 18 (34.62%) Python
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.54%) MCSE
3 3 (5.77%) AWS Certification
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.85%) CCA
4 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.85%) OCP
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) vSphere
2 8 (15.38%) XenDesktop
3 6 (11.54%) Docker
3 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) XenApp
4 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.77%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.85%) vCloud
6 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.85%) VMware GSX
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.62%) Puppet
3 4 (7.69%) SCCM
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (5.77%) SCOM
5 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.85%) Data Guard
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.85%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Splunk
2 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
3 15 (28.85%) VMware
4 11 (21.15%) Citrix
5 10 (19.23%) Red Hat
6 6 (11.54%) ThinPrint
7 5 (9.62%) EMC
7 5 (9.62%) HP
7 5 (9.62%) Veeam
8 3 (5.77%) Dell
8 3 (5.77%) Oracle
9 2 (3.85%) Apple
9 2 (3.85%) Symantec
10 1 (1.92%) Brocade
10 1 (1.92%) Cisco