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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 65 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 26 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.91% 2.56% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.15% 15.54% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 16
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£300 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £248 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £494 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £317
% change year-on-year
- -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -35.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.80 £16.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £26.20 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -9.95%
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
284 193 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.82% 16.50% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 85 125
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 45
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.67 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -18.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £26.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
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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
Stockport +2 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 £275 -
Bolton - 1 - - 2
Rochdale - - - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (53.97%) VMware
4 33 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 25 (39.68%) Citrix
5 25 (39.68%) SAN
6 23 (36.51%) Hyper-V
7 20 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (31.75%) Cisco
8 19 (30.16%) Active Directory
9 18 (28.57%) Symantec
9 18 (28.57%) MS Exchange
10 16 (25.40%) Firewall
10 16 (25.40%) Windows 7
11 14 (22.22%) Backup Exec
11 14 (22.22%) Juniper
12 13 (20.63%) MCSE
12 13 (20.63%) VMware ESX
12 13 (20.63%) Degree
12 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (17.46%) HP
14 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (15.87%) SCCM
15 10 (15.87%) Windows XP
15 10 (15.87%) ITIL
15 10 (15.87%) SQL
15 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (14.29%) Finance

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 18 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.17%) IIS
7 1 (1.59%) Lync
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.59%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Office
2 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.68%) SAN
2 16 (25.40%) Firewall
3 8 (12.70%) DNS
4 6 (9.52%) DHCP
5 5 (7.94%) LAN
6 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.35%) NetScaler
7 3 (4.76%) Wireless
7 3 (4.76%) VoIP
7 3 (4.76%) WAN
8 2 (3.17%) VPN
9 1 (1.59%) NAS
9 1 (1.59%) VLAN
9 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.59%) Intranet
9 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
1 9 (14.29%) Analyst
1 9 (14.29%) Consultant
2 8 (12.70%) Support Consultant
3 7 (11.11%) Administrator
3 7 (11.11%) Wintel Support
3 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.76%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 3 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Clustering
2 1 (1.59%) iPad
2 1 (1.59%) iPhone
2 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.59%) Replication
2 1 (1.59%) GIS
2 1 (1.59%) Life Science
2 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.59%) EPoS
2 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (25.40%) Windows 7
4 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (15.87%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.35%) Solaris
6 4 (6.35%) Linux
6 4 (6.35%) UNIX
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.76%) AIX
8 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.59%) Android
9 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) ITIL
2 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (3.17%) Migration
4 1 (1.59%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.59%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.59%) Time Management
4 1 (1.59%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
4 1 (1.59%) Service Management
4 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.59%) Business Continuity
4 1 (1.59%) Information Security
4 1 (1.59%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.59%) Java
2 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.59%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (20.63%) MCSE
2 13 (20.63%) Degree
3 12 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (14.29%) VCP5
5 7 (11.11%) MCITP
6 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.76%) CCNA
8 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.17%) MCTS
9 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.59%) MCP
9 1 (1.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Hyper-V
2 20 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (30.16%) Active Directory
4 13 (20.63%) VMware ESX
5 6 (9.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) Backup Exec
2 10 (15.87%) SCCM
3 6 (9.52%) SCOM
4 3 (4.76%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.76%) WSUS
5 1 (1.59%) SCSM
5 1 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 34 (53.97%) VMware
2 33 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 25 (39.68%) Citrix
4 20 (31.75%) Cisco
5 18 (28.57%) Symantec
6 14 (22.22%) Juniper
7 11 (17.46%) HP
8 4 (6.35%) EMC
9 3 (4.76%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.76%) Meru Networks
9 3 (4.76%) Dell
9 3 (4.76%) McAfee
10 2 (3.17%) NetApp
10 2 (3.17%) Apple
10 2 (3.17%) Oracle
10 2 (3.17%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (1.59%) Veeam
11 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.59%) SAP
11 1 (1.59%) Nokia
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £14 - £16 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Computer People
Rate: £15.00 per hour + Access to car, Pension, BUPA
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £100 - £175 per day
Posted: 14 days ago