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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 24 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 49 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.90% 5.33% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.11% 19.73% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 8
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£280 £281 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -12.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £415 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £17.38 £33.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.51% +90.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.65 £28.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.57 £27.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
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
212 223 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.51% 27.03% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 101
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 22
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +97.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +2 9 - -
Runcorn -1 7 £280 - 1
Knutsford +12 6 £265 +17.77%
Warrington -11 5 £175 - 7
Nantwich - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (92.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 87 (81.31%) Active Directory
4 48 (44.86%) VMware
5 44 (41.12%) Microsoft
6 35 (32.71%) IIS
7 34 (31.78%) SQL Server
7 34 (31.78%) Citrix
7 34 (31.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (30.84%) SharePoint
9 32 (29.91%) DNS
10 31 (28.97%) TCP/IP
10 31 (28.97%) MS Exchange
11 26 (24.30%) Clustering
12 24 (22.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 23 (21.50%) PowerShell
14 21 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2003
14 21 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2010
14 21 (19.63%) DHCP
15 20 (18.69%) Linux
16 19 (17.76%) SCCM
17 18 (16.82%) SQL
18 17 (15.89%) ITIL
18 17 (15.89%) Finance
18 17 (15.89%) Banking
18 17 (15.89%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (15.89%) Hyper-V
19 16 (14.95%) SCOM
19 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
20 15 (14.02%) .NET

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 35 (32.71%) IIS
2 33 (30.84%) SharePoint
3 31 (28.97%) MS Exchange
4 24 (22.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (11.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.91%) DNS
2 31 (28.97%) TCP/IP
3 21 (19.63%) DHCP
4 13 (12.15%) SAN
5 12 (11.21%) Firewall
6 11 (10.28%) LAN
6 11 (10.28%) WAN
7 4 (3.74%) FTP
8 3 (2.80%) VPN
8 3 (2.80%) Wireless
8 3 (2.80%) VLAN
9 1 (0.93%) LDAP
9 1 (0.93%) SMTP
9 1 (0.93%) ADSL
9 1 (0.93%) Broadband
9 1 (0.93%) SSH
9 1 (0.93%) NAS
9 1 (0.93%) Network Security
9 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (31.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (14.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 17 (15.89%) Finance
1 17 (15.89%) Banking
2 9 (8.41%) Local Government
3 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (15.89%) Analyst
2 13 (12.15%) Administrator
2 13 (12.15%) Server Engineer
3 12 (11.21%) Wintel Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Windows Server Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.61%) Wintel Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (4.67%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (4.67%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) SharePoint Administrator
8 4 (3.74%) Wintel Specialist
8 4 (3.74%) Wintel Technical Specialist
8 4 (3.74%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) .NET
2 4 (3.74%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.30%) Clustering
2 7 (6.54%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.67%) PKI
4 2 (1.87%) CESG
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Firmware
5 1 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (92.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (31.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (18.69%) Linux
5 15 (14.02%) Windows 7
6 11 (10.28%) UNIX
7 10 (9.35%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.61%) AIX
9 4 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.93%) Solaris
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.89%) ITIL
2 15 (14.02%) Load Balancing
3 11 (10.28%) Migration
4 7 (6.54%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.61%) Change Management
6 5 (4.67%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.74%) Capacity Management
7 4 (3.74%) High Availability
7 4 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.74%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.80%) Product Management
8 3 (2.80%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.80%) Release Management
8 3 (2.80%) Web Development
8 3 (2.80%) Change Control
9 2 (1.87%) Software Deployment
9 2 (1.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.50%) PowerShell
2 18 (16.82%) SQL
3 4 (3.74%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.80%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (14.02%) MCITP
3 13 (12.15%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
4 12 (11.21%) MCSE
4 12 (11.21%) MCTS
5 4 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.74%) MCSA
6 3 (2.80%) MCP
6 3 (2.80%) PMP
6 3 (2.80%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 87 (81.31%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.89%) Hyper-V
3 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.21%) XenApp
5 9 (8.41%) VMware ESX
6 7 (6.54%) vSphere
7 6 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (2.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (17.76%) SCCM
2 16 (14.95%) SCOM
3 4 (3.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.74%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.74%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.87%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
6 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 48 (44.86%) VMware
2 44 (41.12%) Microsoft
3 34 (31.78%) Citrix
4 14 (13.08%) Cyber-Ark
5 6 (5.61%) SonicWALL
5 6 (5.61%) Draytek
5 6 (5.61%) Symantec
5 6 (5.61%) Sophos
6 5 (4.67%) Cisco
6 5 (4.67%) HP
7 4 (3.74%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.74%) McAfee
7 4 (3.74%) CA
7 4 (3.74%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.80%) Remedy
8 3 (2.80%) Dell
9 2 (1.87%) SAP
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle
10 1 (0.93%) NetApp
10 1 (0.93%) Juniper
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