The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 13 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 70 52 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.03% 6.99% 4.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.53% 23.21% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 14
Average daily rate
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£250 £252 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -18.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £191 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £320 £301
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £26.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £42.98 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +5.00%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
222 224 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.65% 30.11% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 92 87
Average daily rate £275 £333 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% -3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 18
Average hourly rate £14.35 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.83% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £42.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows Server 2008
North West

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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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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 +7 13 £228 - 2
Knutsford +3 9 £270 +15.01%
Warrington -11 9 £175 +55.55% 2
Runcorn - 8 £280 -
Crewe - - - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (88.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 85 (75.22%) Active Directory
4 50 (44.25%) VMware
5 45 (39.82%) Microsoft
6 43 (38.05%) Citrix
7 33 (29.20%) SQL Server
8 32 (28.32%) IIS
9 31 (27.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (23.89%) MS Exchange
10 27 (23.89%) TCP/IP
11 26 (23.01%) DNS
11 26 (23.01%) SCCM
12 24 (21.24%) SharePoint
13 23 (20.35%) SCOM
14 22 (19.47%) DHCP
15 21 (18.58%) Clustering
15 21 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2010
16 20 (17.70%) Hyper-V
16 20 (17.70%) Exchange Server 2003
16 20 (17.70%) ITIL
17 19 (16.81%) Banking
17 19 (16.81%) PowerShell
18 18 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2007
19 17 (15.04%) Windows 7
19 17 (15.04%) Finance
20 16 (14.16%) Migration
20 16 (14.16%) SQL
20 16 (14.16%) SC Cleared
20 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 32 (28.32%) IIS
2 27 (23.89%) MS Exchange
3 24 (21.24%) SharePoint
4 21 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (17.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (7.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.89%) TCP/IP
2 26 (23.01%) DNS
3 22 (19.47%) DHCP
4 15 (13.27%) LAN
4 15 (13.27%) WAN
5 13 (11.50%) SAN
5 13 (11.50%) Firewall
6 6 (5.31%) VLAN
6 6 (5.31%) Wireless
7 5 (4.42%) VPN
8 4 (3.54%) FTP
9 3 (2.65%) ADSL
10 2 (1.77%) ISDN
10 2 (1.77%) PSTN
10 2 (1.77%) SNMP
10 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.77%) Internet
10 2 (1.77%) MPLS
10 2 (1.77%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (29.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (12.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Moq
2 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (16.81%) Banking
2 17 (15.04%) Finance
3 12 (10.62%) Local Government
4 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (16.81%) Wintel Engineer
2 15 (13.27%) Analyst
3 11 (9.73%) Server Engineer
4 8 (7.08%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (7.08%) Administrator
5 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (6.19%) Wintel Specialist
5 7 (6.19%) Wintel Analyst
6 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 6 (5.31%) Wintel Technical Specialist
7 5 (4.42%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Windows Technical Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Developer
8 4 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) .NET
2 4 (3.54%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.54%) Application Packaging
2 4 (3.54%) jQuery
2 4 (3.54%) HTML
2 4 (3.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (2.65%) HTML5
4 2 (1.77%) WCF
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.88%) JSON
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.88%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Clustering
2 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.54%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (3.54%) PKI
4 2 (1.77%) CESG
5 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.88%) Firmware
5 1 (0.88%) Statistics
5 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (88.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (27.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (15.04%) Windows 7
5 14 (12.39%) Linux
6 10 (8.85%) UNIX
7 8 (7.08%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.31%) AIX
9 5 (4.42%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.65%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.70%) ITIL
2 16 (14.16%) Migration
3 8 (7.08%) Load Balancing
4 7 (6.19%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.31%) Change Management
6 5 (4.42%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.54%) Project Management
7 4 (3.54%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.54%) Information Security
7 4 (3.54%) TDD
7 4 (3.54%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.54%) MVVM
7 4 (3.54%) High Availability
7 4 (3.54%) Capacity Management
7 4 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.65%) Change Control
8 3 (2.65%) Web Development
8 3 (2.65%) Product Management
8 3 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.81%) PowerShell
2 16 (14.16%) SQL
3 4 (3.54%) VB
4 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.88%) LINC
5 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.88%) VBScript
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) SC Cleared
1 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (9.73%) MCITP
4 8 (7.08%) MCSE
5 7 (6.19%) MCTS
6 3 (2.65%) PMP
6 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.65%) MCSA
6 3 (2.65%) CCNP
6 3 (2.65%) MCP
6 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.77%) CCNA
8 1 (0.88%) ISEB
8 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (75.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.70%) Hyper-V
3 16 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (12.39%) XenApp
5 7 (6.19%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.42%) vSphere
6 5 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 26 (23.01%) SCCM
2 23 (20.35%) SCOM
3 5 (4.42%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.54%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (2.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.77%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.77%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.88%) WSUS
7 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 50 (44.25%) VMware
2 45 (39.82%) Microsoft
3 43 (38.05%) Citrix
4 14 (12.39%) Cyber-Ark
5 9 (7.96%) HP
5 9 (7.96%) Cisco
6 6 (5.31%) Symantec
7 5 (4.42%) SonicWALL
7 5 (4.42%) Draytek
7 5 (4.42%) Sophos
8 4 (3.54%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.54%) McAfee
8 4 (3.54%) CA
9 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.65%) Dell
9 3 (2.65%) Remedy
10 2 (1.77%) ProCurve
10 2 (1.77%) SAP
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle
11 1 (0.88%) Juniper
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