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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 53 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.81% 4.24% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 17.46% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 8
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£294 £275 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £223 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £438 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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
154 189 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.87% 24.29% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 80 63
Average daily rate £363 £319 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £201 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £575 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.49 £8.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £43.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +1 3 £288 -10.15%
Runcorn -1 2 - - 2
Warrington -12 1 £300 +9.09% 2
Wilmslow - 1 - - 2
Sandbach - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (71.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (57.89%) VMware
4 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
5 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
6 16 (42.11%) MS Exchange
7 12 (31.58%) Finance
7 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
9 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (23.68%) IIS
11 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
12 7 (18.42%) Cisco
12 7 (18.42%) SAN
13 6 (15.79%) Citrix
13 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
13 6 (15.79%) Solaris
13 6 (15.79%) Oracle
13 6 (15.79%) SQL
13 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
14 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
14 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
14 5 (13.16%) HP
14 5 (13.16%) EMC
14 5 (13.16%) Clustering
14 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
14 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (13.16%) Banking

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 16 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 11 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (23.68%) IIS
5 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
5 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (10.53%) Documentum
6 1 (2.63%) Confluence
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) SAN
2 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.53%) Firewall
4 3 (7.89%) NAS
4 3 (7.89%) DHCP
5 2 (5.26%) Intranet
5 2 (5.26%) DNS
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
6 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.53%) BODI
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) MySQL
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (7.89%) Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Clustering
2 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (71.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.79%) Solaris
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.53%) HPUX
7 2 (5.26%) UNIX
7 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
1 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (10.53%) Migration
2 4 (10.53%) Time Management
2 4 (10.53%) Service Management
3 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
4 2 (5.26%) CAFM
4 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.26%) Change Management
4 2 (5.26%) Change Control
4 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.63%) Product Management
5 1 (2.63%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.63%) Project Management
5 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
3 1 (2.63%) VB
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) MCITP
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) MCSA
4 1 (2.63%) MCP
4 1 (2.63%) HNC
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP
4 1 (2.63%) CCNA
4 1 (2.63%) MCTS
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.63%) XenApp
6 1 (2.63%) vSphere
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.63%) MOM
3 1 (2.63%) Legato
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) VMware
2 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco
4 6 (15.79%) Citrix
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle
5 5 (13.16%) HP
5 5 (13.16%) EMC
6 4 (10.53%) Compuware
6 4 (10.53%) Business Objects
6 4 (10.53%) F5
7 3 (7.89%) NetApp
8 2 (5.26%) McAfee
8 2 (5.26%) Avaya
8 2 (5.26%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (2.63%) IBM
9 1 (2.63%) Dell
9 1 (2.63%) Symantec
9 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
Runcorn
Networx Recruitment
Rate: £Competitive Package plus Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Venturi
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago