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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 47 50 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.70% 2.42% 3.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.43% 11.48% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 13
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£400 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £223 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £283 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 7
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £44.90 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
169 209 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.69% 21.11% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 81 95
Average daily rate £388 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 24
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £44.90 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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
Warrington -15 7 £423 +69.00% 3
Chester +10 2 £400 - 1
Knutsford +5 2 £200 -24.52% 1
Runcorn +2 1 - - 1
Nantwich - 1 £320 -
Northwich - - - -
Sandbach - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Widnes - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (80.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 38 (60.32%) VMware
5 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
6 22 (34.92%) MS Exchange
7 21 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 21 (33.33%) IIS
8 18 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 17 (26.98%) SharePoint
9 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (23.81%) DNS
10 15 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (22.22%) Clustering
12 13 (20.63%) Citrix
13 12 (19.05%) SQL
13 12 (19.05%) Finance
13 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
14 11 (17.46%) .NET
14 11 (17.46%) Linux
14 11 (17.46%) MCITP
14 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (15.87%) Cisco
15 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (15.87%) Load Balancing
15 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (12.70%) MCSE
16 8 (12.70%) MS Excel

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 22 (34.92%) MS Exchange
2 21 (33.33%) IIS
3 17 (26.98%) SharePoint
4 15 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (12.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (6.35%) Documentum
8 4 (6.35%) WebLogic
9 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
9 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (3.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 15 (23.81%) DNS
3 8 (12.70%) SAN
3 8 (12.70%) DHCP
4 4 (6.35%) Firewall
4 4 (6.35%) LAN
4 4 (6.35%) WAN
5 3 (4.76%) NAS
6 2 (3.17%) VLAN
6 2 (3.17%) Intranet
7 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.59%) Wireless
7 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.35%) BODI
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.17%) JIRA
General
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Local Government
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Administrator
2 7 (11.11%) Analyst
2 7 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) SharePoint Administrator
3 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Architect
6 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.17%) Server Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.17%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Clustering
2 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.17%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (80.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (17.46%) Linux
5 7 (11.11%) Solaris
5 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.35%) UNIX
7 4 (6.35%) HPUX
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Load Balancing
2 6 (9.52%) ITIL
2 6 (9.52%) Migration
2 6 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.35%) Service Management
4 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.35%) Time Management
5 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.76%) Change Management
6 2 (3.17%) Workflow
6 2 (3.17%) CAFM
6 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.17%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
1 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.59%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
3 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.46%) MCITP
3 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) MCTS
3 8 (12.70%) MCSE
4 4 (6.35%) MCSA
5 3 (4.76%) MCP
6 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.59%) CCNP
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.52%) XenApp
3 6 (9.52%) VMware ESX
4 5 (7.94%) vSphere
5 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
1 5 (7.94%) SCOM
2 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.59%) Legato
4 1 (1.59%) MOM
4 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 38 (60.32%) VMware
2 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.63%) Citrix
4 10 (15.87%) Cisco
5 7 (11.11%) Oracle
6 6 (9.52%) HP
7 4 (6.35%) Compuware
7 4 (6.35%) Business Objects
7 4 (6.35%) F5
7 4 (6.35%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (6.35%) EMC
8 3 (4.76%) NetApp
9 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.17%) Symantec
9 2 (3.17%) McAfee
9 2 (3.17%) Sophos
9 2 (3.17%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.17%) Draytek
9 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.59%) Avaya