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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 1.58% 1.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.24% 8.11% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Average daily rate £425 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £288 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £403 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.25 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% -21.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
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
185 148 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.66% 19.45% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 72 87
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 32
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -30.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 1 £245 -
Warrington -8 1 £250 -16.66% 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
3 19 (70.37%) Windows Server
4 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
5 10 (37.04%) VMware
6 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (29.63%) Citrix
8 7 (25.93%) ITIL
8 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
9 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
9 6 (22.22%) Finance
9 6 (22.22%) MS Office
9 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
10 5 (18.52%) Cisco
10 5 (18.52%) HP
10 5 (18.52%) Banking
11 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
11 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (14.81%) SAN
11 4 (14.81%) IBM
11 4 (14.81%) DNS
11 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
11 4 (14.81%) LAN
11 4 (14.81%) vSphere
11 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (11.11%) IIS
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
1 4 (14.81%) LAN
1 4 (14.81%) SAN
1 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) SMTP
3 2 (7.41%) VoIP
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) Wireless
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (7.41%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
1 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.41%) CSS3
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) HTML5
2 2 (7.41%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) Classic ASP
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Windows Server
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Security Patching
3 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Analytics
3 2 (7.41%) Change Control
3 2 (7.41%) Data Analytics
3 2 (7.41%) Data Management
3 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
3 2 (7.41%) ETL
3 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Wealth Management
4 1 (3.70%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.81%) vSphere
4 3 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (7.41%) Postfix
5 2 (7.41%) Sendmail
5 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.41%) XenServer
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
4 5 (18.52%) HP
5 4 (14.81%) IBM
6 3 (11.11%) Avaya
6 3 (11.11%) Intel Security
6 3 (11.11%) Symantec
7 2 (7.41%) BT
7 2 (7.41%) MobileIron
7 2 (7.41%) Toshiba
7 2 (7.41%) Trustwave
8 1 (3.70%) Dell
8 1 (3.70%) EMC
8 1 (3.70%) Juniper
8 1 (3.70%) Lotus
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle
8 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.70%) Sun
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