The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 25 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.46% 1.12% 3.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.56% 4.65% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate
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£265 £176 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.35% -48.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £157 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £195 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
Windows Server 2008
Merseyside

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

Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
90 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 28.66% 24.02% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 17
Average daily rate £165 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £134 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £449 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -47.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
4 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (54.17%) VMware
6 11 (45.83%) Citrix
7 9 (37.50%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 7 (29.17%) IIS
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
8 7 (29.17%) Clustering
8 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (25.00%) Patch Management
9 6 (25.00%) XenApp
9 6 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
9 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (25.00%) SMTP
9 6 (25.00%) FTP
9 6 (25.00%) HTTP
9 6 (25.00%) DNS
9 6 (25.00%) SSL
9 6 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (25.00%) MCP
9 6 (25.00%) Firewall
10 5 (20.83%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 7 (29.17%) IIS
1 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (8.33%) Lync
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) SMTP
1 6 (25.00%) FTP
1 6 (25.00%) HTTP
1 6 (25.00%) DNS
1 6 (25.00%) SSL
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) NAS
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Publishing
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Support
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Support Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) ICT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.17%) UNIX
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Server Building
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (25.00%) XenApp
3 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
5 3 (12.50%) Xen
6 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (54.17%) VMware
3 11 (45.83%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) AppSense
6 1 (4.17%) PlateSpin
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco