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 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
England / Yorkshire
Rank 104 107 73
Rank change year-on-year +3 -34  
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 23 35 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.06% 1.23% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.65% 5.44% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 33
Median daily rate £344 £280 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.76% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £207 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £429 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £313
% change year-on-year +8.87% -0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Median hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.70 £23.20
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 495 643 547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 22.92% 22.65% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 414 301
Median daily rate £413 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £540 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 71
Median hourly rate £12.51 £13.91 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.06% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.50 £32.00
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 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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
West Yorkshire +5 14 £375 +8.69% 14
South Yorkshire -2 4 £165 -42.60% 1
North Yorkshire -1 3 £306 +25.64% 3
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (62.64%) Windows Server
3 44 (48.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 41 (45.05%) Microsoft
6 37 (40.66%) VMware
7 35 (38.46%) DNS
8 34 (37.36%) Linux
9 31 (34.07%) MS Exchange
10 29 (31.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (29.67%) DevOps
12 24 (26.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 23 (25.27%) SQL Server
14 22 (24.18%) SMTP
15 21 (23.08%) TCP/IP
15 21 (23.08%) Firewall
15 21 (23.08%) Splunk
15 21 (23.08%) SCCM
16 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (20.88%) Ubuntu
17 19 (20.88%) Citrix
18 18 (19.78%) DHCP
18 18 (19.78%) HTML
18 18 (19.78%) JavaScript
18 18 (19.78%) CSS
18 18 (19.78%) XML
18 18 (19.78%) ITIL
18 18 (19.78%) Python
19 17 (18.68%) LDAP
19 17 (18.68%) SNMP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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 31 (34.07%) MS Exchange
2 24 (26.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (14.29%) IIS
4 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.10%) Apache
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Office
2 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.40%) Office 365
4 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (38.46%) DNS
2 22 (24.18%) SMTP
3 21 (23.08%) Firewall
3 21 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 18 (19.78%) DHCP
5 17 (18.68%) LDAP
5 17 (18.68%) SNMP
6 15 (16.48%) SAN
7 11 (12.09%) LAN
7 11 (12.09%) WAN
8 7 (7.69%) Network Security
9 5 (5.49%) FTP
9 5 (5.49%) HTTP
9 5 (5.49%) HTTPS
9 5 (5.49%) NetScaler
9 5 (5.49%) SSL
9 5 (5.49%) Telnet
9 5 (5.49%) VoIP
10 3 (3.30%) VPN
10 3 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.30%) MySQL
6 3 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (4.40%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (7.69%) Law
2 4 (4.40%) Finance
3 2 (2.20%) Local Government
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
2 13 (14.29%) Administrator
3 12 (13.19%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.09%) Server Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Server Support
5 9 (9.89%) Windows Server Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Windows Server Support
6 8 (8.79%) Windows Support Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Hardware Specialist
8 6 (6.59%) Server Support Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Storage Specialist
8 6 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.49%) Consultant
9 5 (5.49%) Implementation Specialist
9 5 (5.49%) Splunk Administrator
10 4 (4.40%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.78%) CSS
1 18 (19.78%) HTML
1 18 (19.78%) XML
2 3 (3.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.10%) WAP
3 1 (1.10%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.40%) NHS
3 2 (2.20%) Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (62.64%) Windows Server
3 44 (48.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (37.36%) Linux
5 29 (31.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (20.88%) Ubuntu
7 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (9.89%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.40%) CentOS
10 3 (3.30%) Android
10 3 (3.30%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.20%) Windows Phone
11 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.10%) SUSE
12 1 (1.10%) Unix
12 1 (1.10%) VMS
12 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.67%) DevOps
2 18 (19.78%) ITIL
3 10 (10.99%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (9.89%) Migration
5 7 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.69%) Project Management
6 6 (6.59%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.59%) Server Building
7 4 (4.40%) Disk Encryption
7 4 (4.40%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (4.40%) SIEM
7 4 (4.40%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.30%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.30%) Change Control
8 3 (3.30%) High Availability
8 3 (3.30%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.20%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.20%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.20%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.78%) JavaScript
1 18 (19.78%) Python
2 13 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 12 (13.19%) SQL
4 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.10%) Ruby
5 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.79%) MCSE
3 6 (6.59%) CCA
3 6 (6.59%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (4.40%) DBS Check
4 4 (4.40%) Degree
5 3 (3.30%) AWS Certification
5 3 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.20%) OCP
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 42 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 11 (12.09%) vSphere
4 11 (12.09%) XenApp
5 10 (10.99%) Hyper-V
6 8 (8.79%) VMware ESX
7 6 (6.59%) Docker
8 4 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (3.30%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.20%) vCloud
10 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (2.20%) VMware GSX
11 1 (1.10%) ProxySG
11 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (23.08%) SCCM
2 9 (9.89%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (8.79%) Backup Exec
4 5 (5.49%) NetVault Backup
4 5 (5.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.49%) Puppet
5 4 (4.40%) SCOM
5 4 (4.40%) WSUS
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (2.20%) Data Guard
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (2.20%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.10%) DameWare
8 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.10%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 37 (40.66%) VMware
3 21 (23.08%) Splunk
4 19 (20.88%) Citrix
5 12 (13.19%) HP
6 11 (12.09%) Red Hat
7 10 (10.99%) Cisco
8 7 (7.69%) Dell
8 7 (7.69%) Symantec
9 6 (6.59%) EMC
9 6 (6.59%) NetApp
9 6 (6.59%) ThinPrint
9 6 (6.59%) Veeam
10 4 (4.40%) AppSense
10 4 (4.40%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.40%) Verint
11 3 (3.30%) Avaya
11 3 (3.30%) Oracle
11 3 (3.30%) Sophos
11 3 (3.30%) Veritas
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