The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 18 April 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 Manchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 35 46
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 34 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.40% 4.56% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.01% 22.68% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 13
Average daily rate £325 £228 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £125 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £297 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.70 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.70% +33.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £18.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.02 £30.00 £32.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
283 194 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.00% 20.10% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 78 123
Average daily rate £300 £270 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 40
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.71 £27.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Rochdale +2 1 £190 +26.66% 2
Salford - 1 - - 3
Stockport - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (56.06%) Active Directory
3 33 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 31 (46.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (43.94%) MS Exchange
6 22 (33.33%) Firewall
6 22 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (28.79%) Cisco
7 19 (28.79%) Citrix
8 18 (27.27%) VMware
9 17 (25.76%) SAN
10 15 (22.73%) Windows 7
11 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
11 14 (21.21%) WAN
12 13 (19.70%) ITIL
12 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (18.18%) LAN
14 11 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (15.15%) HP
15 10 (15.15%) Backup Exec
16 9 (13.64%) DNS
16 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (13.64%) Linux
17 8 (12.12%) UNIX
17 8 (12.12%) DHCP
17 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
17 8 (12.12%) Wireless
17 8 (12.12%) Symantec

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 29 (43.94%) MS Exchange
2 22 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
6 6 (9.09%) IIS
6 6 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
7 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.03%) Lync
8 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.52%) Site Server
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
1 7 (10.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.33%) Firewall
2 17 (25.76%) SAN
3 14 (21.21%) WAN
4 12 (18.18%) LAN
5 9 (13.64%) DNS
6 8 (12.12%) DHCP
6 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
6 8 (12.12%) Wireless
7 7 (10.61%) SSL
8 6 (9.09%) VPN
9 4 (6.06%) IPsec
10 3 (4.55%) IP Telephony
10 3 (4.55%) HTTP
10 3 (4.55%) VoIP
11 2 (3.03%) ADSL
11 2 (3.03%) Internet
12 1 (1.52%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (1.52%) VLAN
12 1 (1.52%) Network Security
12 1 (1.52%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Local Government
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (10.61%) Security Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Architect
4 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (9.09%) IT Support
5 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.58%) Support Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) .NET
1 4 (6.06%) Web Services
2 3 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.06%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.03%) Replication
3 2 (3.03%) GIS
3 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (46.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (13.64%) Linux
6 8 (12.12%) UNIX
7 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.06%) Windows 2000
9 3 (4.55%) Windows Vista
9 3 (4.55%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL
2 6 (9.09%) CRM
2 6 (9.09%) Migration
2 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (6.06%) Service Management
3 4 (6.06%) Project Management
4 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.55%) Project Planning
4 3 (4.55%) Change Management
4 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.03%) Workflow
5 2 (3.03%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.52%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (1.52%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.52%) Change Control
6 1 (1.52%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (1.52%) Data Transformation
6 1 (1.52%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
2 2 (3.03%) AppleScript
3 1 (1.52%) VBA
3 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.61%) MCITP
3 6 (9.09%) MCSE
4 5 (7.58%) CCNA
4 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.06%) MCTS
6 3 (4.55%) Degree
6 3 (4.55%) MCSA
7 1 (1.52%) CISA
7 1 (1.52%) CISM
7 1 (1.52%) CISSP
7 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (56.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.21%) Hyper-V
3 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.09%) XenApp
5 5 (7.58%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (7.58%) VMware ESX
6 4 (6.06%) vSphere
7 3 (4.55%) MetaFrame
8 2 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (3.03%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (3.03%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.52%) UAG
9 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (1.52%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) Backup Exec
2 8 (12.12%) SCCM
2 8 (12.12%) SCOM
3 5 (7.58%) SCSM
4 3 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.55%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (3.03%) Novell Identity Manager
5 2 (3.03%) ARCserve
5 2 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.52%) WSUS
6 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (28.79%) Cisco
2 19 (28.79%) Citrix
3 18 (27.27%) VMware
4 10 (15.15%) HP
5 8 (12.12%) Symantec
6 7 (10.61%) Clearswift
6 7 (10.61%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.09%) SurfControl
7 6 (9.09%) Kaspersky
8 5 (7.58%) Avaya
8 5 (7.58%) Juniper
9 4 (6.06%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.55%) Mitel
10 3 (4.55%) McAfee
10 3 (4.55%) IBM
10 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.03%) CA
11 2 (3.03%) Hitachi
11 2 (3.03%) NetApp
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