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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 47 42 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.71% 3.05% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.58% 14.74% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 7
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £234 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.90 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.75 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +10.25%
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
311 251 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.44% 20.66% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 122 119
Average daily rate £323 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 40
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £16.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 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
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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 -4 1 - - 1
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Bury - 1 £205 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Salford - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (59.70%) Microsoft
3 36 (53.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (49.25%) VMware
5 27 (40.30%) MS Exchange
6 26 (38.81%) SAN
7 24 (35.82%) Citrix
7 24 (35.82%) Cisco
7 24 (35.82%) Hyper-V
8 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (29.85%) Active Directory
9 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (26.87%) Backup Exec
10 17 (25.37%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (23.88%) Windows 7
11 16 (23.88%) Firewall
12 15 (22.39%) Symantec
13 14 (20.90%) Juniper
13 14 (20.90%) SCCM
14 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (19.40%) VMware ESX
15 12 (17.91%) HP
15 12 (17.91%) Degree
16 11 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (16.42%) DHCP
16 11 (16.42%) DNS
17 10 (14.93%) MCSE
17 10 (14.93%) SQL
17 10 (14.93%) ITIL
17 10 (14.93%) SCOM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (40.30%) MS Exchange
2 17 (25.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.46%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (5.97%) IIS
6 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.49%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (38.81%) SAN
2 16 (23.88%) Firewall
3 11 (16.42%) DHCP
3 11 (16.42%) DNS
4 8 (11.94%) Wireless
5 7 (10.45%) LAN
5 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.96%) WAN
7 5 (7.46%) VPN
8 4 (5.97%) IPsec
9 3 (4.48%) VoIP
9 3 (4.48%) HTTP
10 2 (2.99%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.99%) ADSL
11 1 (1.49%) 3G
11 1 (1.49%) Intranet
11 1 (1.49%) Internet
11 1 (1.49%) GPRS
11 1 (1.49%) SMTP
11 1 (1.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (11.94%) Analyst
1 8 (11.94%) Consultant
1 8 (11.94%) Support Engineer
1 8 (11.94%) 3rd Line Support
1 8 (11.94%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (10.45%) Support Consultant
2 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 7 (10.45%) Wintel Support
3 6 (8.96%) Desktop Support
4 5 (7.46%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Administrator
5 4 (5.97%) Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) SOAP
2 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Clustering
2 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.99%) Replication
2 2 (2.99%) GIS
3 1 (1.49%) EPoS
3 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.49%) iPhone
3 1 (1.49%) Life Science
3 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (53.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (23.88%) Windows 7
4 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.94%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.99%) UNIX
7 2 (2.99%) Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.49%) Solaris
8 1 (1.49%) Android
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) ITIL
2 5 (7.46%) Service Management
2 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (5.97%) CRM
4 3 (4.48%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.48%) Change Management
4 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (2.99%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.99%) Workflow
5 2 (2.99%) Project Management
6 1 (1.49%) BCP
6 1 (1.49%) Information Security
6 1 (1.49%) Migration
6 1 (1.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.49%) BPR
6 1 (1.49%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (17.91%) Degree
3 10 (14.93%) MCSE
3 10 (14.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (13.43%) VCP5
5 6 (8.96%) MCITP
5 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.49%) CISA
7 1 (1.49%) CISM
7 1 (1.49%) CISSP
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.49%) CCNA
7 1 (1.49%) MCSA
7 1 (1.49%) MCP
7 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (35.82%) Hyper-V
2 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (29.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (19.40%) VMware ESX
4 5 (7.46%) XenApp
4 5 (7.46%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.99%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (26.87%) Backup Exec
2 14 (20.90%) SCCM
3 10 (14.93%) SCOM
4 5 (7.46%) SCSM
5 3 (4.48%) WSUS
5 3 (4.48%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.99%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (59.70%) Microsoft
2 33 (49.25%) VMware
3 24 (35.82%) Citrix
3 24 (35.82%) Cisco
4 15 (22.39%) Symantec
5 14 (20.90%) Juniper
6 12 (17.91%) HP
7 6 (8.96%) McAfee
8 5 (7.46%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.97%) Avaya
10 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.48%) Meru Networks
11 2 (2.99%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (2.99%) EMC
11 2 (2.99%) CA
11 2 (2.99%) NetApp
11 2 (2.99%) Apple
12 1 (1.49%) Mitel
12 1 (1.49%) Lotus
12 1 (1.49%) Dell
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