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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 66 75 60
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 42 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.51% 1.65% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.69% 8.58% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 14
Median daily rate £303 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £159 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £415 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
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
393 373 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.50% 19.21% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 179 166
Median daily rate £390 £325 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £154 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 40 47
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £10.70 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £39.00 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 £199 -
Salford -4 2 £344 +90.97%
Stockport -6 1 £413 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £238 - 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (82.86%) Windows Server
3 48 (68.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (54.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (51.43%) VMware
6 34 (48.57%) Active Directory
7 27 (38.57%) Microsoft
8 20 (28.57%) Citrix
9 19 (27.14%) SCCM
9 19 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (22.86%) Windows 7
11 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 14 (20.00%) Migration
11 14 (20.00%) Firewall
12 13 (18.57%) ITIL
13 11 (15.71%) Cisco
13 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
13 11 (15.71%) DNS
13 11 (15.71%) XenApp
13 11 (15.71%) SCOM
14 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (14.29%) MS Office
14 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
15 9 (12.86%) SQL
15 9 (12.86%) DHCP
15 9 (12.86%) AppSense
16 8 (11.43%) SAN
16 8 (11.43%) NetApp
16 8 (11.43%) IIS

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 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.43%) IIS
3 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) MS Office
2 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.71%) Office 365
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.43%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) Firewall
2 11 (15.71%) DNS
2 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
3 9 (12.86%) DHCP
4 8 (11.43%) SAN
4 8 (11.43%) VLAN
5 7 (10.00%) LAN
6 5 (7.14%) WAN
7 4 (5.71%) NAS
7 4 (5.71%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (4.29%) IP Telephony
8 3 (4.29%) Unified Communications
8 3 (4.29%) VoIP
8 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.86%) VPN
10 1 (1.43%) 3G
10 1 (1.43%) FTP
10 1 (1.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) MySQL
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Local Government
3 1 (1.43%) Back Office
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (17.14%) Analyst
2 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Administrator
5 6 (8.57%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Active Directory Administrator
7 4 (5.71%) Citrix Expert
7 4 (5.71%) Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) Web Services
2 5 (7.14%) .NET
3 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.71%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.29%) NHS
4 2 (2.86%) iPad
4 2 (2.86%) Life Science
4 2 (2.86%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) CMDB
5 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.43%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (82.86%) Windows Server
3 48 (68.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (54.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (22.86%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.00%) Linux
7 5 (7.14%) Solaris
8 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.71%) Unix
9 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.43%) SUSE
11 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) Migration
2 13 (18.57%) ITIL
3 5 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 5 (7.14%) Security Patching
3 5 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.29%) Application Discovery
5 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.29%) CRM
5 3 (4.29%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.86%) Change Management
6 2 (2.86%) Document Management
6 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.43%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.43%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.43%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.71%) PHP
4 2 (2.86%) C
4 2 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (1.43%) C#
5 1 (1.43%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (7.14%) MCP
2 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) DBS Check
3 4 (5.71%) MCSA
3 4 (5.71%) MCSE
4 3 (4.29%) CCNA
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CCNP
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) MCITP
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.29%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (15.71%) XenApp
4 6 (8.57%) ProxySG
5 5 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (7.14%) vSphere
6 4 (5.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.43%) NDS
7 1 (1.43%) NFS
7 1 (1.43%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.43%) Xen
7 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (27.14%) SCCM
2 11 (15.71%) SCOM
3 7 (10.00%) WSUS
4 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.43%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 36 (51.43%) VMware
2 27 (38.57%) Microsoft
3 20 (28.57%) Citrix
4 11 (15.71%) Cisco
5 9 (12.86%) AppSense
6 8 (11.43%) NetApp
7 6 (8.57%) Blue Coat
8 5 (7.14%) HP
9 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.71%) Webroot
9 4 (5.71%) Wyse
10 2 (2.86%) Apple
11 1 (1.43%) Avaya
11 1 (1.43%) EMC
11 1 (1.43%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.43%) Isilon
11 1 (1.43%) Nokia
11 1 (1.43%) Novell
11 1 (1.43%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.43%) Veeam