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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 75 74 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -46
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 12 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 1.20% 6.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.13% 5.88% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 21
Average daily rate £425 £288 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £221 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £363 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.19 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -28.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
273 204 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.71% 20.42% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 111 74
Average daily rate £425 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £615 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 36
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -54.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 6 £425 +88.88%
Warrington -8 3 £360 -14.28% 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (55.00%) VMware
6 8 (40.00%) Finance
7 7 (35.00%) Citrix
7 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (30.00%) Migration
8 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
8 6 (30.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
10 4 (20.00%) Clustering
10 4 (20.00%) SAN
10 4 (20.00%) Project Management
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (20.00%) IIS
10 4 (20.00%) VBScript
10 4 (20.00%) VB
10 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (20.00%) Banking
10 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
11 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
11 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.00%) OpenStack
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) SMTP
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Server Support
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.00%) CLAS Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) CSS3
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) PKI
3 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.00%) BYOD
4 1 (5.00%) CMDB
4 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) Coaching
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.00%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (20.00%) VB
2 4 (20.00%) VBScript
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) MCSA
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (10.00%) CLAS
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.00%) JSP 440
1 2 (10.00%) RMADS
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) Postfix
4 2 (10.00%) Sendmail
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) BladeLogic
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (10.00%) MobileIron
5 2 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (10.00%) Trustwave
6 1 (5.00%) AppSense
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Sun
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