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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.79% 0.74% 1.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.17% 3.87% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 9
Median daily rate £145 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.88% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £248 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £520 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £309 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.88% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £18.13 £11.00 £13.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.77% -16.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.63 £11.00 £22.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
96 181 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.01% 19.17% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 93 69
Median daily rate £373 £340 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £255 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 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
Chester +7 2 - - 2
Warrington +28 1 £110 -56.00% 5
Crewe - 1 £180 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Windows Server
3 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
4 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
5 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (31.58%) Banking
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
8 5 (26.32%) IIS
8 5 (26.32%) MS Office
8 5 (26.32%) Web Services
8 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
8 5 (26.32%) ETL
8 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
8 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (26.32%) Finance
8 5 (26.32%) Replication
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
8 5 (26.32%) Database Mirroring
8 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (26.32%) High Availability
9 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (21.05%) VMware

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (26.32%) IIS
1 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) IPsec
2 1 (5.26%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) German Language
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) DBA
1 5 (26.32%) SQL DBA
2 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Support
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Replication
3 4 (21.05%) NHS
4 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Windows Server
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Database Mirroring
1 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (26.32%) ETL
1 5 (26.32%) High Availability
2 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) MCSE
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) NetApp OnCommand
1 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Aruba
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) NetApp
3 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) IronPort
4 1 (5.26%) Lumension
4 1 (5.26%) Sophos
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) Trend Micro
Chester, Cheshire
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