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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 72 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 34 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.88% 1.89% 2.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.92% 9.18% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 16
Average daily rate £319 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £398 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
381 294 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.03% 20.59% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 144 127
Average daily rate £338 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 26
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £190 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (82.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 40 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
5 22 (39.29%) VMware
6 21 (37.50%) Citrix
7 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (35.71%) Migration
7 20 (35.71%) Windows Server
8 18 (32.14%) HP
9 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
10 13 (23.21%) NetScaler
11 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
11 10 (17.86%) DHCP
11 10 (17.86%) DNS
11 10 (17.86%) SAN
12 9 (16.07%) NetApp
12 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (16.07%) Cisco
12 9 (16.07%) MCSE
12 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
12 9 (16.07%) AppSense
12 9 (16.07%) Application Packaging
12 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
14 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (12.50%) 3PAR
14 7 (12.50%) NetBackup
14 7 (12.50%) Wyse
14 7 (12.50%) Linux

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (8.93%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) CMS
2 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Office 365
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) NetScaler
2 10 (17.86%) DHCP
2 10 (17.86%) DNS
2 10 (17.86%) SAN
3 7 (12.50%) LAN
4 6 (10.71%) Firewall
4 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.14%) VLAN
5 4 (7.14%) WAN
6 2 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 4 (7.14%) Xcode
2 3 (5.36%) Fiddler
2 3 (5.36%) Subversion
3 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.79%) NUnit
3 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Legal
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Active Directory Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Designer
2 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Designer
2 6 (10.71%) IT Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Architect
3 5 (8.93%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Technical Designer
4 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) WCF
2 4 (7.14%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 4 (7.14%) Ajax
2 4 (7.14%) Android SDK
2 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
2 4 (7.14%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) HTML5
2 4 (7.14%) iOS SDK
2 4 (7.14%) jQuery
2 4 (7.14%) PhoneGap
2 4 (7.14%) Web Services
2 4 (7.14%) XML
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.79%) RESTful
4 1 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) NHS
2 4 (7.14%) Clustering
2 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Life Science
3 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.79%) PKI
3 1 (1.79%) Replication
3 1 (1.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (82.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (12.50%) Linux
5 4 (7.14%) Android
5 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 4 (7.14%) Unix
5 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.36%) AIX
6 3 (5.36%) HPUX
6 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Migration
2 9 (16.07%) Application Packaging
3 5 (8.93%) IT Governance
3 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (7.14%) MVC
4 4 (7.14%) OO
4 4 (7.14%) Server Building
5 3 (5.36%) Content Management
5 3 (5.36%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (5.36%) ITIL
5 3 (5.36%) Load Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.36%) Project Management
5 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.36%) Time Management
6 2 (3.57%) Android Development
6 2 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.57%) iOS Development
6 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) VBScript
3 5 (8.93%) C#
4 4 (7.14%) Java
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) Objective-C
4 4 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.57%) C
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) MCSE
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.14%) MCITP
2 4 (7.14%) MCSA
3 3 (5.36%) CCEA
3 3 (5.36%) CCEE
3 3 (5.36%) CCIA
3 3 (5.36%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.57%) CCNA
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (7.14%) XenApp
5 4 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.36%) BitLocker
6 3 (5.36%) Terminal Server
6 3 (5.36%) vSphere
7 2 (3.57%) NFS
7 2 (3.57%) Xen
8 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (3.57%) WSUS
4 1 (1.79%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 22 (39.29%) VMware
3 21 (37.50%) Citrix
4 18 (32.14%) HP
5 9 (16.07%) AppSense
5 9 (16.07%) Cisco
5 9 (16.07%) NetApp
6 7 (12.50%) 3PAR
6 7 (12.50%) Wyse
7 4 (7.14%) Appcelerator
7 4 (7.14%) Xamarin
8 3 (5.36%) Becrypt
8 3 (5.36%) EMC
8 3 (5.36%) EPiServer
8 3 (5.36%) IBM
8 3 (5.36%) OpenText
8 3 (5.36%) Oracle
8 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.36%) Symantec