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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.97% 3.08% 3.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.49% 14.67% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £340 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.80 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.33 £25.00 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -24.41%
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
316 259 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.71% 20.97% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 123 85
Average daily rate £313 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 20
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.71 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 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 6 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
Cheadle - 2 - -
Wigan - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
Stalybridge - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (69.84%) Active Directory
3 35 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (49.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (46.03%) Citrix
6 27 (42.86%) VMware
7 24 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
9 18 (28.57%) XenApp
10 17 (26.98%) LAN
10 17 (26.98%) ITIL
11 15 (23.81%) SAN
11 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (22.22%) MS Office
12 14 (22.22%) WAN
13 12 (19.05%) SQL
14 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
14 11 (17.46%) MCSE
15 10 (15.87%) NetApp
15 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
15 10 (15.87%) VPN
15 10 (15.87%) Migration
15 10 (15.87%) AppSense
16 9 (14.29%) Finance
16 9 (14.29%) XenDesktop
17 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
17 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
17 8 (12.70%) SCCM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.76%) Lync
4 3 (4.76%) IIS
5 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.59%) TPMS
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (22.22%) MS Office
2 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.98%) LAN
2 15 (23.81%) SAN
3 14 (22.22%) WAN
4 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
4 10 (15.87%) VPN
5 8 (12.70%) DNS
6 7 (11.11%) DHCP
6 7 (11.11%) Firewall
7 4 (6.35%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.76%) NAS
9 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.17%) VLAN
9 2 (3.17%) VoIP
10 1 (1.59%) WLAN
10 1 (1.59%) SNMP
10 1 (1.59%) MPLS
10 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.17%) Electronics
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (12.70%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.76%) Server Support
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 2 (3.17%) Migration Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.17%) Clustering
3 2 (3.17%) DTV
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) Handset
4 1 (1.59%) Life Science
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (49.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.35%) UNIX
6 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.35%) Solaris
6 4 (6.35%) Windows 2000
7 3 (4.76%) Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Windows NT
8 2 (3.17%) CentOS
9 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.59%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.59%) Android
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) ITIL
2 10 (15.87%) Migration
3 6 (9.52%) Project Management
3 6 (9.52%) Server Building
4 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.76%) ERP
5 3 (4.76%) Service Management
6 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.17%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.17%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.17%) Data Management
6 2 (3.17%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.17%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.17%) Load Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Time Management
6 2 (3.17%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) VBScript
3 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.46%) MCSE
3 7 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (9.52%) MCITP
4 6 (9.52%) CCEE
5 5 (7.94%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (7.94%) MCP
5 5 (7.94%) MCSA
6 4 (6.35%) CCIE
6 4 (6.35%) CCA
6 4 (6.35%) CCAA
7 3 (4.76%) CCNA
8 2 (3.17%) CCEA
8 2 (3.17%) CCNP
8 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.17%) CCIA
9 1 (1.59%) MCTS
9 1 (1.59%) Degree
9 1 (1.59%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) QA
2 7 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (69.84%) Active Directory
2 18 (28.57%) XenApp
3 15 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
5 8 (12.70%) MetaFrame
5 8 (12.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (6.35%) vSphere
6 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.76%) XenServer
8 2 (3.17%) VMware Server
8 2 (3.17%) Terminal Server
8 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.59%) Xen
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Citrix
2 27 (42.86%) VMware
3 24 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 10 (15.87%) NetApp
4 10 (15.87%) AppSense
5 7 (11.11%) Cisco
6 6 (9.52%) HP
7 5 (7.94%) SAP
8 4 (6.35%) Dell
8 4 (6.35%) EMC
8 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.35%) Symantec
8 4 (6.35%) Veeam
9 3 (4.76%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.76%) McAfee
10 2 (3.17%) Lotus
10 2 (3.17%) Avaya
10 2 (3.17%) IBM
10 2 (3.17%) Wyse
11 1 (1.59%) AVG
Greater Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £175 - £225 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago