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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 64 51 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 27 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.76% 2.62% 4.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.52% 12.70% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 23
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£281 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £208 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £25.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.68% -4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £16.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £30.90 £58.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
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
317 252 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.71% 20.66% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 120 93
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 39
Average hourly rate £13.44 £14.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% -19.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £30.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham -9 1 £213 -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 3
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (64.91%) Active Directory
3 28 (49.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (42.11%) VMware
6 22 (38.60%) Citrix
7 19 (33.33%) SQL
8 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
9 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
10 14 (24.56%) SAN
11 13 (22.81%) Windows 7
12 12 (21.05%) HP
13 11 (19.30%) MS Office
13 11 (19.30%) Firewall
13 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (17.54%) Finance
14 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
14 10 (17.54%) LAN
15 9 (15.79%) Cisco
15 9 (15.79%) Migration
15 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (14.04%) XenApp
16 8 (14.04%) Symantec
16 8 (14.04%) ITIL
16 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
17 7 (12.28%) Linux
17 7 (12.28%) NetApp
17 7 (12.28%) Banking
17 7 (12.28%) NetScaler
18 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
2 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.53%) IIS
4 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.51%) JBoss
6 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.75%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Office
2 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) SAN
2 11 (19.30%) Firewall
3 10 (17.54%) LAN
4 7 (12.28%) NetScaler
5 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.77%) DNS
6 4 (7.02%) VLAN
7 3 (5.26%) DHCP
8 2 (3.51%) WAN
8 2 (3.51%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.51%) NAS
9 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.75%) VPLS
9 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.75%) ADSL
9 1 (1.75%) MPLS
9 1 (1.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.51%) SQLPlus
4 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (3.51%) Fiddler
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (17.54%) Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Citrix Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.51%) Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Integrator
6 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (3.51%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.51%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (1.75%) Open Source
2 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (22.81%) Windows 7
5 7 (12.28%) Linux
6 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.26%) AIX
7 3 (5.26%) UNIX
7 3 (5.26%) Solaris
8 2 (3.51%) HPUX
8 2 (3.51%) VMS
8 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Migration
2 8 (14.04%) ITIL
3 4 (7.02%) Project Management
4 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.51%) Load Testing
5 2 (3.51%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.51%) Time Management
5 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.51%) RAD
5 2 (3.51%) Scrum
6 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.75%) Information Security
6 1 (1.75%) ERP
6 1 (1.75%) Service Management
6 1 (1.75%) Change Management
6 1 (1.75%) Data Management
6 1 (1.75%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) VBScript
3 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.26%) Java
4 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.51%) VB
5 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.75%) ABAP
6 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) MCSE
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.26%) MCITP
3 3 (5.26%) CCNA
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.51%) CCEE
4 2 (3.51%) CCIA
4 2 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.51%) CCEA
5 1 (1.75%) MCSA
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) VCP4
5 1 (1.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (64.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.04%) XenApp
4 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.26%) vSphere
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.51%) Xen
6 2 (3.51%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.75%) Firmware
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.51%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) VMware
2 22 (38.60%) Citrix
3 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.05%) HP
5 9 (15.79%) Cisco
6 8 (14.04%) Symantec
7 7 (12.28%) NetApp
8 5 (8.77%) Oracle
8 5 (8.77%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.26%) SAP
9 3 (5.26%) Dell
9 3 (5.26%) AppSense
10 2 (3.51%) Wyse
10 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.51%) EMC
11 1 (1.75%) Nortel
11 1 (1.75%) Nokia
11 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.75%) Computacenter
11 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
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