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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 23 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 13 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.51% 1.55% 4.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.44% 7.32% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £176 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.84% -47.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £157 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £195 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £125.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.00% +481.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.90 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.54% -5.23%
Windows Server 2008
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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 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 31.25% 21.24% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 18
Average daily rate £200 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -45.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (48.00%) VMware
6 11 (44.00%) Citrix
7 10 (40.00%) ITIL
8 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (28.00%) XenApp
9 7 (28.00%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (28.00%) DNS
9 7 (28.00%) SQL
9 7 (28.00%) IIS
9 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (28.00%) Clustering
10 6 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (24.00%) Firewall
10 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
10 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (24.00%) SMTP
10 6 (24.00%) FTP
10 6 (24.00%) HTTP
10 6 (24.00%) MCP
10 6 (24.00%) SSL
10 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
10 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (24.00%) Patch Management

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (28.00%) IIS
1 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.00%) Lync
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) DNS
2 6 (24.00%) SSL
2 6 (24.00%) FTP
2 6 (24.00%) HTTP
2 6 (24.00%) SMTP
2 6 (24.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) NAS
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
1 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix Support
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Support Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (24.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (12.00%) Server Building
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (24.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CCEA
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (28.00%) XenApp
3 7 (28.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (12.00%) Xen
5 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.00%) vSphere
7 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) VMware
3 11 (44.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) Symantec
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) AppSense
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) PlateSpin
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