Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 31 March 2020 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 151 144
Rank change year-on-year +47 -7 -37
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 39 41 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.38% 0.87% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.24% 3.86% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 28
Median daily rate £375 £239 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.07% -13.18% -24.66%
10th Percentile £168 £119 £160
90th Percentile £450 £456 £427
England median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 15
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.93% +12.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.13 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £16.98 £27.75 £15.00
England median hourly rate £25.74 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.72% +22.86% -7.89%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 625 1,063 958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 22.14% 22.53% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 622 620
Median daily rate £400 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +5.92% -1.53%
10th Percentile £150 £176 £160
90th Percentile £600 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £435 £438
% change year-on-year -2.30% -0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 85 75
Median hourly rate £16.45 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +5.26% +9.62%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.60 £28.67 £35.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +5.30%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +38 23 £320 +30.61% 14
North Yorkshire +11 13 £450 +200.00% 2
East Yorkshire - 2 £167 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (79.49%) Windows Server 2016
3 30 (76.92%) VMware
4 26 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
6 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
7 19 (48.72%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (48.72%) Windows Server
8 18 (46.15%) Office 365
9 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
10 15 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
11 13 (33.33%) Windows 10
12 12 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
14 10 (25.64%) XenApp
14 10 (25.64%) Citrix
15 9 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (23.08%) XenDesktop
15 9 (23.08%) SCCM
15 9 (23.08%) NetScaler
16 8 (20.51%) Migration
17 7 (17.95%) HP
17 7 (17.95%) Linux
17 7 (17.95%) SQL
18 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
18 6 (15.38%) McAfee
18 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
19 5 (12.82%) Storage Management

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.69%) IIS
1 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (46.15%) Office 365
2 5 (12.82%) OneDrive
3 4 (10.26%) Azure
4 3 (7.69%) IaaS
4 3 (7.69%) PaaS
5 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) NetScaler
2 4 (10.26%) SAN
3 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 3 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (7.69%) SMTP
4 1 (2.56%) DKIM
4 1 (2.56%) DMARC
4 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Hudson
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
1 5 (12.82%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (12.82%) Server Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Services Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Linux Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Clustering
3 3 (7.69%) HP Storage
4 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.56%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) NHS
5 1 (2.56%) Replication
5 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (79.49%) Windows Server 2016
3 26 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (48.72%) Windows Server
5 13 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (17.95%) Linux
7 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (12.82%) CentOS
9 4 (10.26%) Unix
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.82%) Storage Management
4 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 3 (7.69%) High Availability
4 3 (7.69%) IT Strategy
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.69%) Project Delivery
4 3 (7.69%) Tech Ops
4 3 (7.69%) Transition Management
5 2 (5.13%) Email Filtering
5 2 (5.13%) Email Migration
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.13%) Server Management
6 1 (2.56%) Antivirus Management
6 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (10.26%) CCA
3 3 (7.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 19 (48.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
5 10 (25.64%) XenApp
6 9 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (23.08%) XenDesktop
7 4 (10.26%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (10.26%) VMware Server
7 4 (10.26%) vSphere
8 1 (2.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) SCCM
2 5 (12.82%) XenMobile
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (10.26%) Puppet
3 4 (10.26%) SCOM
4 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
4 3 (7.69%) Tivoli
4 3 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (7.69%) vCenter Server
4 3 (7.69%) vRealize
4 3 (7.69%) WSUS
5 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (76.92%) VMware
2 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.64%) Citrix
4 7 (17.95%) HP
5 6 (15.38%) McAfee
5 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 5 (12.82%) Altiris
6 5 (12.82%) Symantec
7 3 (7.69%) Forcepoint
7 3 (7.69%) Hitachi
7 3 (7.69%) Huawei
7 3 (7.69%) IBM
7 3 (7.69%) NetApp
7 3 (7.69%) Veeam
8 2 (5.13%) Clearswift
9 1 (2.56%) Apple
9 1 (2.56%) Cisco
9 1 (2.56%) Dell
9 1 (2.56%) Remedy
9 1 (2.56%) Sophos