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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 70 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 39 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.11% 2.43% 1.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.83% 13.03% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 14
Median daily rate £325 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £153 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £390 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.30 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.60 £19.85 £22.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
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
360 307 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.52% 18.64% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 138 129
Median daily rate £350 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 37 37
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.20 £19.87 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 May 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
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 5 May 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 55 (76.39%) Active Directory
4 44 (61.11%) Windows Server
5 40 (55.56%) VMware
6 35 (48.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (44.44%) Citrix
8 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
9 27 (37.50%) HP
10 26 (36.11%) SQL Server
11 17 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (22.22%) Application Packaging
13 15 (20.83%) NetScaler
13 15 (20.83%) AppSense
14 14 (19.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (19.44%) Migration
15 11 (15.28%) Wyse
15 11 (15.28%) IIS
15 11 (15.28%) Cisco
15 11 (15.28%) Thin Client
15 11 (15.28%) Fat Client
16 10 (13.89%) SCOM
16 10 (13.89%) DNS
16 10 (13.89%) DHCP
17 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
18 8 (11.11%) IT Governance
18 8 (11.11%) SAN
18 8 (11.11%) NetApp
18 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
18 8 (11.11%) Finance

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 11 (15.28%) IIS
2 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.17%) CMS
3 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.17%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.78%) Apache
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.78%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) NetScaler
2 10 (13.89%) DHCP
2 10 (13.89%) DNS
3 8 (11.11%) SAN
4 5 (6.94%) LAN
5 4 (5.56%) VLAN
6 3 (4.17%) Firewall
6 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.78%) WAN
8 1 (1.39%) Internet
8 1 (1.39%) PCoIP
8 1 (1.39%) Skype
8 1 (1.39%) VoIP
8 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.56%) Xcode
2 3 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Citrix Specialist
2 8 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
2 8 (11.11%) Analyst
2 8 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
4 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (6.94%) Developer
4 5 (6.94%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Applications Developer
5 4 (5.56%) Citrix Expert
5 4 (5.56%) Designer
5 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 4 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
5 4 (5.56%) Server Specialist
5 4 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server Specialist
6 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
1 5 (6.94%) Web Services
2 4 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 4 (5.56%) Ajax
2 4 (5.56%) Android SDK
2 4 (5.56%) Entity Framework
2 4 (5.56%) HTML
2 4 (5.56%) HTML5
2 4 (5.56%) iOS SDK
2 4 (5.56%) jQuery
2 4 (5.56%) PhoneGap
2 4 (5.56%) WCF
2 4 (5.56%) XML
3 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.39%) JSON
4 1 (1.39%) SOAP
4 1 (1.39%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Fat Client
1 11 (15.28%) Thin Client
2 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) NHS
3 6 (8.33%) Life Science
4 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.17%) Clustering
5 3 (4.17%) PKI
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) iPad
6 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (61.11%) Windows Server
4 35 (48.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.72%) Linux
5 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.94%) Unix
7 4 (5.56%) Android
7 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.17%) Solaris
9 2 (2.78%) AIX
9 2 (2.78%) HPUX
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 14 (19.44%) Migration
3 8 (11.11%) IT Governance
3 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 7 (9.72%) ITIL
5 5 (6.94%) MVC
5 5 (6.94%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (5.56%) OO
6 4 (5.56%) Patch Management
6 4 (5.56%) Security Patching
7 3 (4.17%) Content Management
8 2 (2.78%) Android Development
8 2 (2.78%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.78%) iOS Development
8 2 (2.78%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.78%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.39%) DevOps
9 1 (1.39%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) C#
1 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.56%) Java
2 4 (5.56%) Objective-C
2 4 (5.56%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) VB.NET
3 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.56%) MCSA
2 4 (5.56%) MCSE
3 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.17%) MCP
4 2 (2.78%) CCNA
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.39%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.78%) QA
4 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (76.39%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (19.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (5.56%) XenApp
6 3 (4.17%) vSphere
7 2 (2.78%) NFS
7 2 (2.78%) Xen
8 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) SCOM
2 6 (8.33%) SCCM
2 6 (8.33%) WSUS
3 5 (6.94%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.78%) vMotion
5 1 (1.39%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 40 (55.56%) VMware
2 32 (44.44%) Citrix
3 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
4 27 (37.50%) HP
5 15 (20.83%) AppSense
6 11 (15.28%) Cisco
6 11 (15.28%) Wyse
7 8 (11.11%) NetApp
8 5 (6.94%) 3PAR
8 5 (6.94%) Dell
8 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.56%) Appcelerator
9 4 (5.56%) IBM
9 4 (5.56%) Xamarin
10 3 (4.17%) EPiServer
10 3 (4.17%) OpenText
10 3 (4.17%) Symantec
11 2 (2.78%) ION Trading
11 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.78%) Veeam
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