The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Liverpool 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.12% 2.47% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.55% 13.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£176 £345 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.91% +130.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +10.52%
Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 24.58% 18.52% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 9
Average daily rate £200 £350 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +36.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.67% +30.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Server 2008
Merseyside

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
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 25 July 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (14.29%) Document Management
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (14.29%) SCOM
6 1 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (14.29%) SSL
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) IIS
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) Intranet
2 1 (14.29%) Extranet
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
1 1 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 2 (28.57%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Document Management
1 1 (14.29%) Web Development
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco