The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 67 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 8.50% 7.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.31% 30.18% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 16
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£215 £250 £252
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £280 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Average hourly rate £20.50 £13.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.09% -57.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.61 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+16.28% -25.58%
Windows Server 2008
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
219 222 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.60% 28.17% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 107 86
Average daily rate £400 £268 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.53% -19.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £153 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.35 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.56% -24.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.96 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -7.40%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -13 8 £225 -1.09% 4
Warrington -9 1 - - 3
Nantwich - 1 £375 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) VMware
3 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (46.67%) Migration
6 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
7 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
7 11 (36.67%) Finance
7 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (30.00%) Citrix
8 9 (30.00%) DNS
9 8 (26.67%) HP
10 7 (23.33%) SAN
10 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
10 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
11 6 (20.00%) Retail
12 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
12 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
12 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
12 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (16.67%) DHCP
13 4 (13.33%) MS Office
13 4 (13.33%) IBM
13 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
13 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (13.33%) SCCM
14 3 (10.00%) MCITP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (10.00%) IIS
6 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) SAN
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall
5 2 (6.67%) NAS
6 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Project Engineer
1 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
1 5 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
1 5 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (6.67%) IT Support
2 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (6.67%) Architect
2 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Support Technician
3 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Junior
3 1 (3.33%) Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 3 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (10.00%) Server Building
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.00%) MCITP
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) MCP
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) HNC
3 1 (3.33%) PMP
3 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (6.67%) XenApp
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCVMM
2 2 (6.67%) SCDPM
2 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) VMware
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) Citrix
4 8 (26.67%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.33%) Sophos
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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