The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 27 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.04% 2.49% 8.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.33% 7.59% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £365 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £177 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £225 £229
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
Windows Server 2008
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
49 79 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 24.75% 32.78% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 18
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 19
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.84 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester 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 Chester

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Chester region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Chester region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Chester region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (77.78%) VMware ESX
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 6 (66.67%) Migration
4 6 (66.67%) Citrix
5 5 (55.56%) Finance
5 5 (55.56%) ITIL
5 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (44.44%) SCCM
6 4 (44.44%) Local Government
6 4 (44.44%) XenApp
6 4 (44.44%) IIS
6 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 3 (33.33%) VBScript
7 3 (33.33%) VB
7 3 (33.33%) SAN
7 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
7 3 (33.33%) Clustering
7 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (33.33%) MCSA
7 3 (33.33%) Project Management
7 3 (33.33%) Office 365
7 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 4 (44.44%) IIS
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Server Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 3 (33.33%) VB
1 3 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSA
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) VMware ESX
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
5 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) AppSense
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) EMC