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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 31 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 41 43 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.20% 4.71% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.78% 17.06% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 5
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£285 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £395 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
- -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 9
Average hourly rate £17.38 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.93% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £29.40 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £40.57 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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
180 252 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.84% 27.63% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 106 106
Average daily rate £325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 24
Average hourly rate £16.75 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.91% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 10 - -
Runcorn -1 5 £280 - 1
Warrington -5 5 £260 - 1
Knutsford +13 3 - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (91.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 87 (79.09%) Active Directory
4 50 (45.45%) VMware
5 45 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 36 (32.73%) SQL Server
6 36 (32.73%) IIS
7 35 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 33 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 33 (30.00%) Citrix
8 33 (30.00%) DNS
9 32 (29.09%) MS Exchange
10 28 (25.45%) Clustering
11 24 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 24 (21.82%) PowerShell
12 22 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (19.09%) Exchange Server 2003
13 21 (19.09%) DHCP
13 21 (19.09%) Linux
14 20 (18.18%) Finance
14 20 (18.18%) SCCM
15 19 (17.27%) Banking
15 19 (17.27%) SQL
16 18 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (15.45%) SCOM
17 17 (15.45%) .NET
17 17 (15.45%) ITIL
17 17 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (14.55%) Load Balancing

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (32.73%) IIS
2 33 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 32 (29.09%) MS Exchange
4 24 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (19.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (10.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.82%) Confluence
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (11.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 33 (30.00%) DNS
2 21 (19.09%) DHCP
3 13 (11.82%) SAN
4 12 (10.91%) LAN
4 12 (10.91%) WAN
5 11 (10.00%) Firewall
6 4 (3.64%) VLAN
6 4 (3.64%) FTP
7 3 (2.73%) VPN
7 3 (2.73%) Wireless
8 1 (0.91%) LDAP
8 1 (0.91%) SMTP
8 1 (0.91%) ADSL
8 1 (0.91%) Broadband
8 1 (0.91%) Network Security
8 1 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.91%) SSH
8 1 (0.91%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (32.73%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (14.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.82%) MySQL
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.82%) JIRA
3 1 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (18.18%) Finance
2 19 (17.27%) Banking
3 10 (9.09%) Local Government
4 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.91%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (16.36%) Analyst
2 16 (14.55%) Administrator
3 12 (10.91%) Server Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (7.27%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.45%) Wintel Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) SharePoint Administrator
7 6 (5.45%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.64%) AIX Administrator
9 4 (3.64%) Windows Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (3.64%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.45%) .NET
2 4 (3.64%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.45%) Clustering
2 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.55%) PKI
4 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.82%) CESG
5 1 (0.91%) NHS
5 1 (0.91%) Firmware
5 1 (0.91%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (91.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 35 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (19.09%) Linux
5 15 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 11 (10.00%) UNIX
7 10 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.45%) AIX
9 4 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.82%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.91%) Solaris
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.45%) ITIL
2 16 (14.55%) Load Balancing
3 10 (9.09%) Migration
4 8 (7.27%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.45%) Change Management
6 5 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.64%) High Availability
7 4 (3.64%) Capacity Management
7 4 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.64%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.64%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.73%) Performance Management
8 3 (2.73%) Web Development
8 3 (2.73%) Release Management
8 3 (2.73%) Product Management
8 3 (2.73%) Change Control
9 2 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.82%) PowerShell
2 19 (17.27%) SQL
3 4 (3.64%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.73%) VB
5 1 (0.91%) Java
5 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (13.64%) MCITP
3 12 (10.91%) MCSE
3 12 (10.91%) MCTS
3 12 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.64%) MCSA
5 3 (2.73%) MCP
5 3 (2.73%) PMP
5 3 (2.73%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 87 (79.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.55%) Hyper-V
3 15 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (10.91%) XenApp
5 10 (9.09%) VMware ESX
6 7 (6.36%) vSphere
7 6 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (2.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.91%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.91%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (18.18%) SCCM
2 17 (15.45%) SCOM
3 4 (3.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (3.64%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.64%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.64%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.91%) WSUS
5 1 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.91%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 50 (45.45%) VMware
2 45 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 33 (30.00%) Citrix
4 14 (12.73%) Cyber-Ark
5 6 (5.45%) SonicWALL
5 6 (5.45%) Draytek
5 6 (5.45%) Symantec
5 6 (5.45%) Sophos
5 6 (5.45%) Cisco
5 6 (5.45%) HP
6 4 (3.64%) SolarWinds
6 4 (3.64%) Dell
6 4 (3.64%) McAfee
6 4 (3.64%) CA
6 4 (3.64%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.73%) Remedy
8 2 (1.82%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle
9 1 (0.91%) SAP
9 1 (0.91%) NetApp
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