Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 96 92
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 59 80 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.93% 2.24% 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.19% 10.93% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 59 49
West Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +23.08% +19.27%
10th Percentile £198 £280 £188
90th Percentile £450 £475 £403
Yorkshire median daily rate £331 £360 £290
% change year-on-year -7.99% +24.14% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 10
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.25 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% -22.86% +27.27%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.75 £8.95
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.25 £19.14
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.70 £16.75
% change year-on-year -8.76% -18.21% +19.64%

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 579 732 992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.95% 20.48% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 457 567
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £195 £231 £198
90th Percentile £538 £550 £523
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 100
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +1.96% +6.25%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.72 £8.96
90th Percentile £21.30 £24.00 £22.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.48 £12.50
% change year-on-year -10.22% +15.84% -3.85%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 2017. 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 39 £341 -14.69% 1
Bradford +10 5 - -
Wakefield -1 4 - - 1
Huddersfield - 3 £275 -
Bingley - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (83.05%) Windows Server
3 38 (64.41%) Microsoft
4 33 (55.93%) Active Directory
5 26 (44.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (37.29%) VMware
7 21 (35.59%) SCCM
8 18 (30.51%) PowerShell
9 16 (27.12%) vSphere
9 16 (27.12%) SharePoint
10 15 (25.42%) IIS
10 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (25.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (23.73%) ITIL
11 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
11 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (22.03%) NetScaler
12 13 (22.03%) Citrix
13 11 (18.64%) NetApp
13 11 (18.64%) SQL
14 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
14 10 (16.95%) SCOM
15 9 (15.25%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (15.25%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (15.25%) MCSE
15 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Management
15 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (13.56%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003

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 16 (27.12%) SharePoint
2 15 (25.42%) IIS
2 15 (25.42%) SharePoint 2013
3 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
4 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (15.25%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (10.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (10.17%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) NetScaler
2 8 (13.56%) DNS
3 7 (11.86%) SAN
4 6 (10.17%) Skype
5 5 (8.47%) LAN
6 3 (5.08%) SMS
6 3 (5.08%) WAN
7 2 (3.39%) VPN
8 1 (1.69%) 3G
8 1 (1.69%) 4G
8 1 (1.69%) ADSL
8 1 (1.69%) Firewall
8 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Git (software)
1 8 (13.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.47%) Chocolatey
3 2 (3.39%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (5.08%) Banking
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (15.25%) Administrator
1 9 (15.25%) SharePoint Administrator
2 7 (11.86%) Active Directory Support
3 6 (10.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (10.17%) Exchange Support
3 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Technical Leader
4 5 (8.47%) Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) IT Support
6 3 (5.08%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (5.08%) IT Technician
6 3 (5.08%) Server Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.08%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.39%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) CMDB
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (83.05%) Windows Server
3 26 (44.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (10.17%) Linux
7 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
8 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.39%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (8.47%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (8.47%) Time Management
4 4 (6.78%) Analytics
5 3 (5.08%) Migration
6 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.39%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (1.69%) Change Control
7 1 (1.69%) High Availability
7 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.69%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.69%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.69%) Network Management
7 1 (1.69%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.69%) Project Management
7 1 (1.69%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) PowerShell
2 11 (18.64%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.39%) Ruby
4 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.25%) MCSE
3 4 (6.78%) CCA
3 4 (6.78%) CCAA
3 4 (6.78%) CCEA
3 4 (6.78%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (55.93%) Active Directory
2 16 (27.12%) vSphere
3 14 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (13.56%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (13.56%) XenApp
5 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.78%) XenServer
6 3 (5.08%) VMware NSX
7 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (35.59%) SCCM
2 10 (16.95%) SCOM
3 4 (6.78%) EdgeSight
3 4 (6.78%) Puppet
4 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 22 (37.29%) VMware
3 13 (22.03%) Citrix
4 11 (18.64%) NetApp
5 3 (5.08%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) Lotus
7 1 (1.69%) Altiris
7 1 (1.69%) Apple
7 1 (1.69%) Capita
7 1 (1.69%) Dell
7 1 (1.69%) F5
7 1 (1.69%) NetMotion Wireless
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.69%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec