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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West / Manchester
Rank 64 74 64
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.28% 1.77% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.37% 8.64% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 14
Median daily rate £303 £319 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.09% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £403 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -

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
299 382 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.95% 20.49% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 187 159
Median daily rate £363 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £166 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 33 45
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 6 £330 -
Salford -5 2 £344 +85.81% 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (82.26%) Windows Server
3 48 (77.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (50.00%) VMware
5 30 (48.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (46.77%) Active Directory
7 21 (33.87%) Citrix
8 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
9 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (24.19%) DNS
10 15 (24.19%) Firewall
11 13 (20.97%) XenApp
11 13 (20.97%) Windows 7
12 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
12 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
12 12 (19.35%) SQL
13 11 (17.74%) Migration
14 10 (16.13%) MS Exchange
14 10 (16.13%) Cisco
15 9 (14.52%) IIS
15 9 (14.52%) AppSense
15 9 (14.52%) SCCM
16 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
16 8 (12.90%) Blue Coat
16 8 (12.90%) ProxySG
16 8 (12.90%) VLAN
16 8 (12.90%) MS Office
16 8 (12.90%) Web Services
16 8 (12.90%) DHCP

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 10 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.52%) IIS
3 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.23%) Apache
5 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Office
2 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.68%) Office 365
4 4 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) DNS
1 15 (24.19%) Firewall
2 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.90%) DHCP
3 8 (12.90%) VLAN
4 7 (11.29%) LAN
5 6 (9.68%) SAN
6 5 (8.06%) WAN
7 4 (6.45%) NAS
7 4 (6.45%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (3.23%) FTP
9 2 (3.23%) VPN
10 1 (1.61%) 3G
10 1 (1.61%) 4G
10 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.61%) MPLS
10 1 (1.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Local Government
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Back Office
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (11.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (11.29%) Analyst
3 6 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Administrator
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Citrix Specialist
4 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Active Directory Administrator
5 4 (6.45%) Citrix Expert
5 4 (6.45%) Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.84%) DBA
6 3 (4.84%) IT Support
6 3 (4.84%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) Web Services
2 5 (8.06%) .NET
3 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.45%) Fat Client
1 4 (6.45%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.23%) NHS
2 2 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) CMDB
3 1 (1.61%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.61%) iPad
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (82.26%) Windows Server
3 48 (77.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (48.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (20.97%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.23%) Linux
8 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.61%) Solaris
8 1 (1.61%) SUSE
8 1 (1.61%) Unix
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) Migration
2 7 (11.29%) ITIL
3 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.84%) Application Discovery
4 3 (4.84%) Change Management
4 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (4.84%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (3.23%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.23%) CRM
5 2 (3.23%) Document Management
5 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.61%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.61%) High Availability
6 1 (1.61%) IT Governance
6 1 (1.61%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (1.61%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.61%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.84%) PHP
4 2 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) C#
5 1 (1.61%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.84%) MCSA
2 3 (4.84%) MCSE
2 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) CCNA
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) CCNP
4 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) MCITP
4 1 (1.61%) MCP
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (46.77%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.97%) XenApp
4 8 (12.90%) ProxySG
5 5 (8.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.45%) vSphere
7 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) SCCM
2 4 (6.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) VMware
2 21 (33.87%) Citrix
3 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.13%) Cisco
5 9 (14.52%) AppSense
6 8 (12.90%) Blue Coat
7 7 (11.29%) NetApp
8 4 (6.45%) Webroot
8 4 (6.45%) Wyse
9 3 (4.84%) HP
9 3 (4.84%) Intel
9 3 (4.84%) IronPort
9 3 (4.84%) RightFax
10 1 (1.61%) Apple
10 1 (1.61%) Avaya
10 1 (1.61%) EMC
10 1 (1.61%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.61%) Juniper
10 1 (1.61%) Nokia
10 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
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