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 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 71 66 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 16 14 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.56% 1.43% 7.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.18% 6.45% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 27
Median daily rate £360 £215 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.44% -15.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £303 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.19 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -28.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.48 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +8.70%
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
259 217 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.22% 22.12% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 130 100
Median daily rate £425 £420 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £650 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -52.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.19 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

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
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 24 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 8 £365 +62.22% 1
Warrington -14 4 £360 -14.28% 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Windows Server
3 18 (78.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (73.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
5 15 (65.22%) VMware
6 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
7 12 (52.17%) Citrix
8 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (39.13%) Finance
10 8 (34.78%) Migration
11 7 (30.43%) VMware ESX
11 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
11 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
12 6 (26.09%) SCCM
12 6 (26.09%) ITIL
13 5 (21.74%) SAN
13 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
14 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
14 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (17.39%) Local Government
14 4 (17.39%) PKI
14 4 (17.39%) XenApp
14 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
14 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (17.39%) Project Management
14 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
14 4 (17.39%) Clustering

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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (17.39%) IIS
4 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
5 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
6 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) SAN
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) Internet
3 3 (13.04%) LAN
3 3 (13.04%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 2 (8.70%) PCoIP
4 2 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (8.70%) Skype
4 2 (8.70%) SMTP
4 2 (8.70%) Softphone
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Local Government
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Server Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) SCCM Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Server Support
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) BYOD
4 1 (4.35%) CMDB
4 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Windows Server
3 18 (78.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (73.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Unix
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
5 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (8.70%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Coaching
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) VB
2 4 (17.39%) VBScript
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCSA
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (8.70%) CLAS
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (8.70%) MCITP
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.70%) JSP 440
1 2 (8.70%) RMADS
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (30.43%) VMware ESX
4 4 (17.39%) XenApp
5 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
5 3 (13.04%) vSphere
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (8.70%) Postfix
6 2 (8.70%) Sendmail
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Server
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) BladeLogic
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 12 (52.17%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Avaya
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) Intel Security
5 2 (8.70%) MobileIron
5 2 (8.70%) Symantec
5 2 (8.70%) Trustwave
6 1 (4.35%) AppSense
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) Sun