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 3 months to 25 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 98 62
Rank change year-on-year 0 -36  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 25 47 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.26% 1.70% 3.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.20% 7.01% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 71
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £197 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £430 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -0.93% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £14.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £30.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 403 670 632
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.25% 24.20% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 469 357
Median daily rate £360 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £263 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 54
Median hourly rate £11.88 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.03% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.15 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 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
West Yorkshire +2 13 £338 +3.84% 17
South Yorkshire +7 8 £325 +57.57% 1
North Yorkshire +7 4 £150 -48.27% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 34 (70.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
6 25 (52.08%) VMware
7 19 (39.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (37.50%) ITIL
9 17 (35.42%) MS Exchange
10 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 13 (27.08%) SQL
11 13 (27.08%) Firewall
11 13 (27.08%) Hyper-V
12 12 (25.00%) IIS
12 12 (25.00%) SAN
13 11 (22.92%) HP
14 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
15 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (18.75%) SCCM
15 9 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (18.75%) Citrix
15 9 (18.75%) DNS
15 9 (18.75%) DHCP
16 8 (16.67%) Linux
16 8 (16.67%) Cisco
16 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (16.67%) Migration
16 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
16 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010

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 17 (35.42%) MS Exchange
2 12 (25.00%) IIS
3 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.08%) Apache
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.08%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.08%) Primavera
1 1 (2.08%) Sage 1000
1 1 (2.08%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) Firewall
2 12 (25.00%) SAN
3 9 (18.75%) DHCP
3 9 (18.75%) DNS
4 7 (14.58%) LAN
4 7 (14.58%) WAN
5 5 (10.42%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (8.33%) FTP
6 4 (8.33%) HTTP
6 4 (8.33%) HTTPS
6 4 (8.33%) SMTP
6 4 (8.33%) SSL
6 4 (8.33%) Telnet
7 3 (6.25%) VoIP
7 3 (6.25%) VPN
8 2 (4.17%) LDAP
9 1 (2.08%) Broadband
9 1 (2.08%) Internet
9 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.08%) DTS
6 1 (2.08%) MS Access
6 1 (2.08%) MySQL
6 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Back Office
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Local Government
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
3 4 (8.33%) Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Support
3 4 (8.33%) Implementation Specialist
3 4 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) ICT Support
4 3 (6.25%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Server Support
4 3 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Web Services
1 1 (2.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.17%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.08%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.08%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 34 (70.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 8 (16.67%) Linux
7 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Phone
8 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.08%) Solaris
10 1 (2.08%) SUSE
10 1 (2.08%) Unix
10 1 (2.08%) VMS
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) ITIL
2 8 (16.67%) Migration
3 7 (14.58%) Incident Management
3 7 (14.58%) Project Management
4 6 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (12.50%) DevOps
4 6 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (4.17%) Time Management
7 2 (4.17%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (2.08%) Break/Fix
8 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.08%) Change Control
8 1 (2.08%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.08%) High Availability
8 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.33%) MCSE
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) CCNA
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.08%) CISA
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (39.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (27.08%) Hyper-V
4 6 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.25%) XenApp
6 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
2 6 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco CME
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) Netcool
4 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.08%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.08%) SCOM
4 1 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.08%) Unicenter
4 1 (2.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (2.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 25 (52.08%) VMware
3 11 (22.92%) HP
4 9 (18.75%) Citrix
5 8 (16.67%) Cisco
6 7 (14.58%) NetApp
7 6 (12.50%) EMC
8 4 (8.33%) Dell
8 4 (8.33%) Veeam
9 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.17%) F5
10 2 (4.17%) IBM
10 2 (4.17%) Lotus
10 2 (4.17%) Oracle
10 2 (4.17%) Sophos
10 2 (4.17%) Symantec
11 1 (2.08%) Brocade
11 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.08%) Kaspersky
11 1 (2.08%) NetMotion Wireless