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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 51 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 55 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.14% 6.87% 6.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.10% 26.44% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 17
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£225 £265 £252
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £189 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £296 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £288 £318
% change year-on-year
+12.17% -9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -60.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
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
208 208 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.18% 25.97% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 99 80
Average daily rate £375 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 29
Average hourly rate £14.35 £14.81 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.13% -48.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £27.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 4 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 August 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 -11 6 £225 - 1
Warrington -11 3 £200 +14.28% 5
Wilmslow -2 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £375 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) VMware
3 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
4 15 (46.88%) Migration
5 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
7 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
8 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
8 9 (28.13%) Finance
8 9 (28.13%) Citrix
9 8 (25.00%) HP
9 8 (25.00%) DNS
10 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (18.75%) DHCP
11 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
12 5 (15.63%) Retail
12 5 (15.63%) SAN
12 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
12 5 (15.63%) MS Office
12 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
13 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
13 4 (12.50%) IBM
13 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
14 3 (9.38%) XenApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (40.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.38%) IIS
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) DHCP
3 5 (15.63%) SAN
4 3 (9.38%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) NAS
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Migration Engineer
1 6 (18.75%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Project Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.25%) IT Support
6 1 (3.13%) Wintel Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Server Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
1 1 (3.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.25%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
3 3 (9.38%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) Security Patching
3 3 (9.38%) Server Building
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.13%) Email Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.38%) MCITP
2 2 (6.25%) MCP
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
3 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
5 3 (9.38%) XenApp
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SCVMM
2 2 (6.25%) SCDPM
2 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) VMware
2 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
3 9 (28.13%) Citrix
4 8 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (6.25%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco
7 1 (3.13%) NetApp
7 1 (3.13%) Sophos
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