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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 53 40
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.63% 1.79% 3.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.05% 8.21% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 8
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£313 £275 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -19.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £224 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £344 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Average hourly rate £13.13 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.40% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.38 £44.94 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
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
149 195 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.19% 21.79% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 84 86
Average daily rate £360 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £580 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 25
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.64% -0.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £43.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Nantwich - 2 £288 - 1
Chester +6 1 - -
Warrington -11 1 £300 +9.09% 2
Runcorn - 1 - -
Sandbach - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (77.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (61.22%) Active Directory
4 27 (55.10%) VMware
5 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
6 17 (34.69%) IIS
6 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
7 16 (32.65%) MS Exchange
8 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 14 (28.57%) Finance
8 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (22.45%) Clustering
10 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (22.45%) SharePoint
10 11 (22.45%) Citrix
11 10 (20.41%) DNS
11 10 (20.41%) SQL
11 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
12 9 (18.37%) .NET
12 9 (18.37%) SAN
12 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (16.33%) Cisco
13 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
13 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
13 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
14 7 (14.29%) MCITP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (34.69%) IIS
2 16 (32.65%) MS Exchange
3 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (22.45%) SharePoint
4 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (12.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (8.16%) WebLogic
6 4 (8.16%) Documentum
7 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (2.04%) Confluence
9 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (20.41%) DNS
3 9 (18.37%) SAN
4 5 (10.20%) DHCP
5 4 (8.16%) LAN
5 4 (8.16%) WAN
6 3 (6.12%) NAS
6 3 (6.12%) Firewall
7 2 (4.08%) Intranet
7 2 (4.08%) VLAN
8 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.04%) Wireless
8 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 4 (8.16%) BODI
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Local Government
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Administrator
2 6 (12.24%) SharePoint Administrator
2 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Clustering
2 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (77.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.29%) Solaris
5 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.16%) HPUX
7 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.08%) UNIX
8 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
2 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (10.20%) ITIL
3 4 (8.16%) Service Management
3 4 (8.16%) Time Management
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
4 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.08%) Change Management
5 2 (4.08%) CAFM
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.08%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.08%) Change Control
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.04%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (2.04%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) VBScript
3 1 (2.04%) VB
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.29%) MCITP
3 6 (12.24%) MCSE
3 6 (12.24%) MCTS
4 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) MCP
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (61.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.24%) XenApp
4 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.12%) vSphere
5 3 (6.12%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
1 5 (10.20%) SCOM
2 2 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.04%) MOM
3 1 (2.04%) Legato
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) VMware
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.45%) Citrix
4 8 (16.33%) Cisco
5 7 (14.29%) Oracle
6 5 (10.20%) EMC
6 5 (10.20%) HP
7 4 (8.16%) Compuware
7 4 (8.16%) Business Objects
7 4 (8.16%) F5
8 2 (4.08%) NetApp
8 2 (4.08%) McAfee
8 2 (4.08%) Avaya
8 2 (4.08%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.04%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.04%) Draytek
9 1 (2.04%) Symantec
9 1 (2.04%) IBM
9 1 (2.04%) Dell
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