Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 102 87
Rank change year-on-year -15 -15 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 74 115 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.70% 2.11% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.65% 10.03% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 81 93
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £173 £275 £120
90th Percentile £440 £475 £417
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 16
Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.70 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.76% -18.21% +19.64%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.31 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.55 £16.30 £20.69
England median hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% +20.00% -12.50%

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 855 1147 1373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 19.66% 21.08% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 729 757
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +17.19%
10th Percentile £130 £206 £164
90th Percentile £540 £550 £515
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 79 173
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.48 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.22% +15.84% -5.30%
10th Percentile £9.92 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £22.05 £25.50 £24.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server 2008 in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Yorkshire

Windows Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor 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 19 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
West Yorkshire +3 58 £338 -15.63% 7
South Yorkshire +16 11 £369 -11.94%
North Yorkshire -9 5 £210 -30.00% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (79.73%) Windows Server
3 45 (60.81%) Microsoft
4 43 (58.11%) Active Directory
5 37 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (43.24%) VMware
7 24 (32.43%) SCCM
8 23 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (29.73%) MS Exchange
10 20 (27.03%) PowerShell
11 19 (25.68%) SharePoint
11 19 (25.68%) Citrix
12 17 (22.97%) vSphere
13 16 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (21.62%) SQL
14 15 (20.27%) IIS
14 15 (20.27%) ITIL
14 15 (20.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (17.57%) Windows 7
16 13 (17.57%) NetScaler
16 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
16 13 (17.57%) NetApp
17 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (13.51%) DNS
18 10 (13.51%) XenApp
18 10 (13.51%) SCOM
19 9 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
19 9 (12.16%) Office 365
19 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2012

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 22 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 19 (25.68%) SharePoint
3 15 (20.27%) IIS
3 15 (20.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (12.16%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (8.11%) Skype for Business
7 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.70%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.70%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.35%) Primavera
2 1 (1.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) NetScaler
2 10 (13.51%) DNS
3 8 (10.81%) LAN
4 7 (9.46%) SAN
5 6 (8.11%) Skype
5 6 (8.11%) WAN
6 5 (6.76%) Firewall
6 5 (6.76%) VPN
7 3 (4.05%) SMS
8 2 (2.70%) DHCP
8 2 (2.70%) Internet
8 2 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.70%) WebEx
8 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.35%) 3G
9 1 (1.35%) 4G
9 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.35%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
5 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Redis
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
1 8 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.76%) Chocolatey
3 2 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (5.41%) Banking
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Back Office
2 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (12.16%) Administrator
1 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 9 (12.16%) SharePoint Administrator
2 8 (10.81%) Analyst
3 7 (9.46%) Active Directory Support
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Exchange Support
4 6 (8.11%) Technical Leader
5 5 (6.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) IT Support
7 3 (4.05%) IT Technician
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.05%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.70%) Clustering
4 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.70%) PDA
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (79.73%) Windows Server
3 37 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (17.57%) Windows 7
5 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.46%) Linux
7 5 (6.76%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.76%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.05%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) ITIL
2 9 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (8.11%) Server Virtualisation
4 5 (6.76%) Time Management
5 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.41%) Migration
6 3 (4.05%) Analytics
7 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.70%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.70%) ITSM
7 2 (2.70%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.70%) Project Management
7 2 (2.70%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (1.35%) Data Management
8 1 (1.35%) Information Security
8 1 (1.35%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.35%) Service Management
8 1 (1.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 16 (21.62%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (1.35%) Perl
4 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.16%) MCSE
3 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.05%) CCA
5 3 (4.05%) CCAA
5 3 (4.05%) CCEA
6 2 (2.70%) CCNA
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.35%) MCTS
7 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (58.11%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (22.97%) vSphere
4 10 (13.51%) XenApp
5 8 (10.81%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
7 5 (6.76%) VMware NSX
7 5 (6.76%) XenServer
8 3 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.05%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 24 (32.43%) SCCM
2 10 (13.51%) SCOM
3 4 (5.41%) EdgeSight
3 4 (5.41%) Puppet
4 2 (2.70%) DameWare
4 2 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (60.81%) Microsoft
2 32 (43.24%) VMware
3 19 (25.68%) Citrix
4 13 (17.57%) NetApp
5 7 (9.46%) Cisco
6 5 (6.76%) HP
7 2 (2.70%) Adobe
7 2 (2.70%) Bomgar
7 2 (2.70%) Dell
7 2 (2.70%) F5
7 2 (2.70%) Lotus
7 2 (2.70%) Oracle
7 2 (2.70%) Remedy
8 1 (1.35%) Apple
8 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.35%) IBM
8 1 (1.35%) NetMotion Wireless
8 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.35%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.35%) Symantec