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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West / Manchester
Rank 69 68 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 20 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 1.60% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.63% 7.97% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 12
Median daily rate £325 £230 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -18.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £190 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £368 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £308 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £104.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.77% +386.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

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
262 364 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.97% 20.11% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 187 160
Median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 29
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +8.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £55.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.59% +11.29%

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 1 March 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 1 March 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 - 4 £341 - 1
Salford -6 2 £338 +77.63%
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (88.14%) Windows Server
3 48 (81.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (49.15%) VMware
5 27 (45.76%) Active Directory
6 24 (40.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
8 18 (30.51%) Citrix
9 17 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (27.12%) DNS
11 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
12 14 (23.73%) SQL
12 14 (23.73%) Firewall
13 13 (22.03%) Migration
13 13 (22.03%) XenApp
14 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
14 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
15 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
17 9 (15.25%) Cisco
17 9 (15.25%) AppSense
18 8 (13.56%) Blue Coat
18 8 (13.56%) ProxySG
18 8 (13.56%) VLAN
18 8 (13.56%) SCCM
18 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
18 8 (13.56%) .NET
18 8 (13.56%) Web Services
18 8 (13.56%) Amazon AWS

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 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (10.17%) IIS
3 5 (8.47%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.39%) Apache
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (11.86%) Office 365
4 4 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) DNS
2 14 (23.73%) Firewall
3 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
4 8 (13.56%) VLAN
5 7 (11.86%) LAN
6 6 (10.17%) DHCP
6 6 (10.17%) SAN
7 5 (8.47%) WAN
8 4 (6.78%) NAS
8 4 (6.78%) NetScaler
9 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.39%) FTP
10 2 (3.39%) VPN
11 1 (1.69%) 3G
11 1 (1.69%) 4G
11 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.39%) MySQL
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Local Government
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (10.17%) Administrator
2 6 (10.17%) Analyst
2 6 (10.17%) DBA
2 6 (10.17%) SQL DBA
3 5 (8.47%) Citrix Specialist
4 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Active Directory Administrator
4 4 (6.78%) Citrix Expert
4 4 (6.78%) Consultant
4 4 (6.78%) Developer
4 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Messaging Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) .NET
1 8 (13.56%) Web Services
2 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Replication
2 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.78%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) CMDB
4 1 (1.69%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (88.14%) Windows Server
3 48 (81.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (40.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.69%) Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Migration
2 6 (10.17%) Change Management
2 6 (10.17%) ITIL
3 5 (8.47%) CRM
3 5 (8.47%) Document Management
4 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.08%) Application Discovery
4 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.39%) Change Control
5 2 (3.39%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.69%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.47%) C++
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.08%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) DBS Check
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.39%) CCNA
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.39%) Degree
3 2 (3.39%) MCSA
3 2 (3.39%) MCSE
4 1 (1.69%) CCNP
4 1 (1.69%) MCITP
4 1 (1.69%) MCP
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (45.76%) Active Directory
2 17 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (22.03%) XenApp
4 8 (13.56%) ProxySG
5 5 (8.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (6.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (5.08%) vSphere
8 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.69%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.69%) SCOM
2 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (49.15%) VMware
2 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
3 18 (30.51%) Citrix
4 9 (15.25%) AppSense
4 9 (15.25%) Cisco
5 8 (13.56%) Blue Coat
6 6 (10.17%) HP
6 6 (10.17%) NetApp
7 4 (6.78%) Intel
7 4 (6.78%) IronPort
7 4 (6.78%) RightFax
7 4 (6.78%) Webroot
7 4 (6.78%) Wyse
8 2 (3.39%) Polycom
9 1 (1.69%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.69%) Juniper
9 1 (1.69%) Nokia
9 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.69%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.69%) Veeam
Bolton, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £13 - £18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago