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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 67 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.79% 3.01% 3.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.55% 13.21% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £232 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £328 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Average hourly rate £13.75 £19.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% -8.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £25.00 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
339 280 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.96% 22.75% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 150 118
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 20
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.85 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £24.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
Wigan - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (72.86%) Active Directory
3 39 (55.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (54.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (50.00%) Citrix
6 33 (47.14%) VMware
7 27 (38.57%) Microsoft
8 20 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 18 (25.71%) LAN
9 18 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (25.71%) XenApp
9 18 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (24.29%) ITIL
11 16 (22.86%) SAN
12 15 (21.43%) MS Office
13 14 (20.00%) SQL
13 14 (20.00%) WAN
13 14 (20.00%) MCSE
13 14 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (18.57%) HP
14 13 (18.57%) DNS
15 12 (17.14%) NetApp
15 12 (17.14%) Finance
16 11 (15.71%) DHCP
17 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 10 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (14.29%) Cisco
17 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
17 10 (14.29%) VPN
17 10 (14.29%) Migration

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 20 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 14 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (5.71%) Lync
4 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.29%) IIS
4 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) TPMS
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (21.43%) MS Office
2 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.71%) LAN
2 16 (22.86%) SAN
3 14 (20.00%) WAN
4 13 (18.57%) DNS
5 11 (15.71%) DHCP
6 10 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 10 (14.29%) VPN
7 6 (8.57%) NetScaler
7 6 (8.57%) Firewall
8 4 (5.71%) VLAN
8 4 (5.71%) iSCSI
9 3 (4.29%) NAS
9 3 (4.29%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.86%) VoIP
11 1 (1.43%) WLAN
11 1 (1.43%) SNMP
11 1 (1.43%) MPLS
11 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
2 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Analyst
2 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (11.43%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Technical Support
5 4 (5.71%) Server Support
5 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Architect
7 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Wintel Support
7 2 (2.86%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.86%) Clustering
3 2 (2.86%) DTV
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Handset
4 1 (1.43%) Life Science
4 1 (1.43%) iPhone
4 1 (1.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (55.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 38 (54.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.57%) Linux
6 5 (7.14%) UNIX
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.71%) Windows 2000
7 4 (5.71%) Solaris
8 2 (2.86%) Windows NT
8 2 (2.86%) CentOS
9 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.43%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Migration
3 7 (10.00%) Server Building
4 6 (8.57%) Project Management
5 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.29%) ERP
6 3 (4.29%) Service Management
7 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.86%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.86%) Data Management
7 2 (2.86%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.86%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.86%) Load Testing
7 2 (2.86%) Time Management
7 2 (2.86%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.14%) VBScript
4 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.29%) C
5 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (20.00%) MCSE
3 10 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (11.43%) MCSA
5 7 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (8.57%) CCNA
6 6 (8.57%) MCITP
6 6 (8.57%) CCEE
7 5 (7.14%) MCP
7 5 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (5.71%) CCA
8 4 (5.71%) CCIE
8 4 (5.71%) CCAA
9 2 (2.86%) CCIA
9 2 (2.86%) CCNP
9 2 (2.86%) CCEA
10 1 (1.43%) MCTS
10 1 (1.43%) Degree
10 1 (1.43%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) QA
2 7 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (8.57%) SLA
4 3 (4.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (72.86%) Active Directory
2 18 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (25.71%) XenApp
3 9 (12.86%) XenDesktop
4 8 (11.43%) vSphere
4 8 (11.43%) MetaFrame
4 8 (11.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.71%) Xen
7 3 (4.29%) VMware Server
7 3 (4.29%) NFS
7 3 (4.29%) XenServer
8 2 (2.86%) Terminal Server
8 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
2 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.86%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) Citrix
2 33 (47.14%) VMware
3 27 (38.57%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.57%) HP
5 12 (17.14%) NetApp
6 10 (14.29%) Cisco
6 10 (14.29%) AppSense
7 5 (7.14%) 3PAR
7 5 (7.14%) SAP
7 5 (7.14%) Symantec
8 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.71%) Dell
8 4 (5.71%) EMC
8 4 (5.71%) Veeam
9 3 (4.29%) IBM
9 3 (4.29%) McAfee
10 2 (2.86%) Lotus
10 2 (2.86%) Avaya
10 2 (2.86%) Wyse
11 1 (1.43%) Brocade
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