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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 54 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 21 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.38% 1.81% 5.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.71% 8.90% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 20
Median daily rate £325 £255 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -13.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £140 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £368 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 14
Median hourly rate £21.00 £14.67 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.14% -15.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
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
164 236 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.50% 20.29% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 135 94
Median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 37
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% +0.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.78 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Warrington +11 5 £400 +60.00% 5
Macclesfield +3 4 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (92.31%) Windows Server
3 20 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
5 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
6 11 (42.31%) VMware
7 10 (38.46%) Migration
7 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (34.62%) Citrix
9 7 (26.92%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (23.08%) Project Management
10 6 (23.08%) MS Office
10 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (19.23%) IIS
11 5 (19.23%) WAN
11 5 (19.23%) SCCM
11 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
12 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
12 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
12 4 (15.38%) NHS
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco
12 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
12 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
12 4 (15.38%) SQL
12 4 (15.38%) ITIL
12 4 (15.38%) MCSE
12 4 (15.38%) Data Centre

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 5 (19.23%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) WAN
2 3 (11.54%) DHCP
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) MPLS
2 3 (11.54%) SAN
2 3 (11.54%) SSL
2 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) PCoIP
3 2 (7.69%) Skype
3 2 (7.69%) Softphone
3 2 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) FTP
4 1 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Local Government
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) German Language
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (15.38%) IT Support
2 4 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) NHS
3 3 (11.54%) Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) Replication
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (92.31%) Windows Server
3 20 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Android
7 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
4 2 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) ETL
4 2 (7.69%) High Availability
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Application Rationalisation
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.85%) SIEM
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.69%) VB
3 2 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) MCSE
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (7.69%) MCITP
3 2 (7.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
4 3 (11.54%) XenApp
5 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.85%) Postfix
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) NetApp OnCommand
2 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) Forcepoint
5 3 (11.54%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) Aruba
6 2 (7.69%) Avaya
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.69%) Symantec
7 1 (3.85%) AppSense
7 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.85%) Orchard
7 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds