The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 70 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 40 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.17% 1.79% 2.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.66% 8.81% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 19
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £235 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £310 £288
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -28.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+23.61% +5.88%
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
343 329 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.63% 20.27% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 174 151
Median daily rate £375 £310 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £161 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 42 28
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.94 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -7.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (77.33%) Windows Server
3 55 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 51 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (65.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (62.67%) VMware
7 30 (40.00%) Citrix
8 28 (37.33%) Microsoft
9 26 (34.67%) HP
10 23 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (28.00%) SQL Server
12 18 (24.00%) SCOM
13 16 (21.33%) SCCM
13 16 (21.33%) Windows 7
14 15 (20.00%) Application Packaging
15 14 (18.67%) AppSense
15 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (17.33%) ITIL
17 12 (16.00%) DHCP
17 12 (16.00%) Cisco
17 12 (16.00%) WSUS
17 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
18 11 (14.67%) Linux
18 11 (14.67%) Microsoft App-V
19 10 (13.33%) Manufacturing
19 10 (13.33%) Wyse
19 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
19 10 (13.33%) DNS
19 10 (13.33%) Thin Client
19 10 (13.33%) NetScaler

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 8 (10.67%) IIS
2 6 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) IBM Domino
3 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
1 4 (5.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) DHCP
2 10 (13.33%) DNS
2 10 (13.33%) NetScaler
3 5 (6.67%) SAN
3 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.67%) VLAN
4 4 (5.33%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (5.33%) iSCSI
4 4 (5.33%) VoIP
5 3 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (4.00%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.67%) Firewall
6 2 (2.67%) LAN
6 2 (2.67%) VPN
7 1 (1.33%) DSL
7 1 (1.33%) Internet
7 1 (1.33%) WAN
7 1 (1.33%) Wireless
7 1 (1.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 7 (9.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Legal
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Analyst
2 15 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 9 (12.00%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 7 (9.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.00%) Citrix Expert
6 6 (8.00%) Server Specialist
6 6 (8.00%) Windows Specialist
7 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Windows Server Specialist
8 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) .NET
1 1 (1.33%) JSON
1 1 (1.33%) SOAP
1 1 (1.33%) Web Services
1 1 (1.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 10 (13.33%) Thin Client
3 9 (12.00%) Life Science
4 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.33%) PKI
6 3 (4.00%) iPad
7 1 (1.33%) Clustering
7 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (77.33%) Windows Server
3 51 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (65.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (21.33%) Windows 7
6 11 (14.67%) Linux
7 7 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (9.33%) Solaris
7 7 (9.33%) Unix
8 3 (4.00%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 13 (17.33%) ITIL
3 9 (12.00%) Migration
3 9 (12.00%) Patch Management
3 9 (12.00%) Security Patching
4 8 (10.67%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (8.00%) IT Governance
5 6 (8.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.67%) CRM
7 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.67%) ERP
8 1 (1.33%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (1.33%) DevOps
8 1 (1.33%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.33%) MVC
8 1 (1.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.33%) C
2 4 (5.33%) SQL
3 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) C#
4 1 (1.33%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.67%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (9.33%) MCP
4 6 (8.00%) DBS Check
4 6 (8.00%) MCSE
5 5 (6.67%) CCNA
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.67%) MCSA
6 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (9.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 7 (9.33%) XenApp
5 6 (8.00%) vSphere
6 4 (5.33%) NFS
6 4 (5.33%) Xen
7 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.33%) NDS
8 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (24.00%) SCOM
2 16 (21.33%) SCCM
3 12 (16.00%) WSUS
4 1 (1.33%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.33%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.33%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 47 (62.67%) VMware
2 30 (40.00%) Citrix
3 28 (37.33%) Microsoft
4 26 (34.67%) HP
5 14 (18.67%) AppSense
6 12 (16.00%) Cisco
7 10 (13.33%) Wyse
8 8 (10.67%) Dell
9 7 (9.33%) Red Hat
10 6 (8.00%) NetApp
11 5 (6.67%) IBM
11 5 (6.67%) Veeam
12 4 (5.33%) 3Com
12 4 (5.33%) ION Trading
13 2 (2.67%) Lotus
14 1 (1.33%) Apple
14 1 (1.33%) Novell
14 1 (1.33%) Remedy
14 1 (1.33%) Sage
14 1 (1.33%) Symantec
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