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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 59 44 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 33 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.35% 3.24% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.15% 14.62% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 24
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£350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £265 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £513 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £16.80 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £31.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
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
325 253 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.15% 22.13% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 124 131
Average daily rate £350 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.71 £18.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 - 1 - -
Wigan - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bury - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
3 25 (42.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (40.68%) VMware
5 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (37.29%) Citrix
7 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
8 17 (28.81%) SQL
8 17 (28.81%) Windows 7
9 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
10 13 (22.03%) HP
10 13 (22.03%) SAN
11 11 (18.64%) Finance
11 11 (18.64%) Windows XP
11 11 (18.64%) MS Office
12 10 (16.95%) ITIL
12 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
13 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (15.25%) Firewall
14 8 (13.56%) Cisco
14 8 (13.56%) LAN
15 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
15 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
15 7 (11.86%) Symantec
15 7 (11.86%) SCCM
15 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (11.86%) Banking
16 6 (10.17%) XenApp
16 6 (10.17%) NetApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.17%) IIS
4 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.39%) JBoss
8 1 (1.69%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (18.64%) MS Office
2 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) SAN
2 9 (15.25%) Firewall
3 8 (13.56%) LAN
4 6 (10.17%) DNS
5 5 (8.47%) NetScaler
6 4 (6.78%) DHCP
6 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.08%) VLAN
8 2 (3.39%) WAN
8 2 (3.39%) Wireless
9 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.69%) Intranet
9 1 (1.69%) Internet
9 1 (1.69%) VPN
9 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.69%) NAS
9 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.39%) SQLPlus
4 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.69%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.69%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (18.64%) Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Administrator
3 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.08%) Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.08%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) Citrix Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Wintel Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Data Centre Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (5.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (3.39%) Web Services
2 2 (3.39%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Clustering
2 1 (1.69%) Life Science
2 1 (1.69%) iPad
2 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.69%) EPoS
2 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (42.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (28.81%) Windows 7
5 11 (18.64%) Windows XP
6 6 (10.17%) Linux
7 3 (5.08%) AIX
7 3 (5.08%) UNIX
7 3 (5.08%) Solaris
8 2 (3.39%) HPUX
8 2 (3.39%) VMS
8 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) ITIL
2 6 (10.17%) Migration
3 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.39%) Scrum
4 2 (3.39%) RAD
4 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.39%) Project Management
4 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (3.39%) Unit Testing
4 2 (3.39%) Time Management
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (1.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (1.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.69%) Service Management
5 1 (1.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) Java
2 3 (5.08%) VBScript
2 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.39%) VB
3 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.69%) C
4 1 (1.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.17%) MCSE
3 4 (6.78%) MCITP
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.08%) CCNA
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.39%) MCSA
5 2 (3.39%) MCTS
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) CCEE
6 1 (1.69%) CCIA
6 1 (1.69%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.69%) CCEA
6 1 (1.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.17%) XenApp
5 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.69%) vSphere
5 1 (1.69%) NFS
5 1 (1.69%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.39%) SCOM
4 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) VMware
2 22 (37.29%) Citrix
3 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
4 13 (22.03%) HP
5 8 (13.56%) Cisco
6 7 (11.86%) Symantec
7 6 (10.17%) NetApp
8 5 (8.47%) Oracle
9 4 (6.78%) 3PAR
10 3 (5.08%) Dell
10 3 (5.08%) EMC
11 2 (3.39%) SAP
11 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.39%) AppSense
11 2 (3.39%) Meru Networks
11 2 (3.39%) McAfee
12 1 (1.69%) Wyse
12 1 (1.69%) Cyber-Ark
12 1 (1.69%) Computacenter
12 1 (1.69%) SonicWALL
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