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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.06% 1.01% 2.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.64% 5.29% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 9
Median daily rate £180 £245 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £167 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £485 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £19.66 £11.00 £13.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.72% -16.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.93 £11.00 £22.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -

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
94 170 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.38% 19.08% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 106 80
Median daily rate £390 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £244 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 23
Median hourly rate £19.66 £14.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.42% -2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.05 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +3 3 £100 -59.18%
Warrington - 3 £110 - 1
Runcorn - 2 £436 -
Crewe +2 1 £180 -25.00% 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 20 (86.96%) Windows Server
3 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
5 7 (30.43%) MS Office
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
6 6 (26.09%) Banking
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (21.74%) Database Mirroring
7 5 (21.74%) High Availability
7 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (21.74%) Replication
7 5 (21.74%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) NHS
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
7 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) IIS
7 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
7 5 (21.74%) MCSE

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 (21.74%) IIS
1 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
1 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) SMTP
2 2 (8.70%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) IPsec
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) German Language
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (21.74%) DBA
1 5 (21.74%) SQL DBA
2 4 (17.39%) IT Support
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Support
4 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Developer
5 1 (4.35%) SSIS Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) NHS
2 5 (21.74%) Replication
3 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Windows Server
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) Database Mirroring
2 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (21.74%) ETL
2 5 (21.74%) High Availability
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Release Management
6 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) MCSE
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (4.35%) Postfix
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) NetApp OnCommand
1 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
1 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.35%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) Symantec
4 2 (8.70%) Aruba
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
4 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.35%) Fujitsu
5 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.35%) IronPort
5 1 (4.35%) Lumension
5 1 (4.35%) Orchard
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.35%) Sophos
5 1 (4.35%) Trend Micro