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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 52 39
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 36 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.47% 2.52% 3.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.95% 12.60% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £218 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.75 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.24 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -21.42%
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
278 254 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.07% 20.02% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 126 70
Average daily rate £328 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 - -
Stalybridge - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (73.77%) Active Directory
3 36 (59.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (50.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (45.90%) Citrix
6 27 (44.26%) VMware
7 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
8 21 (34.43%) MS Exchange
9 19 (31.15%) XenApp
10 17 (27.87%) LAN
10 17 (27.87%) ITIL
11 16 (26.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (24.59%) SAN
13 13 (21.31%) MS Office
13 13 (21.31%) WAN
13 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (18.03%) SQL
15 10 (16.39%) Migration
15 10 (16.39%) AppSense
15 10 (16.39%) NetApp
15 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
15 10 (16.39%) MCSE
15 10 (16.39%) VPN
16 9 (14.75%) Firewall
16 9 (14.75%) QA
17 8 (13.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 8 (13.11%) XenDesktop
17 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
17 8 (13.11%) Office 365

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 21 (34.43%) MS Exchange
2 16 (26.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) IIS
5 1 (1.64%) JBoss
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.64%) Lync
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) TPMS
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) MS Office
2 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) LAN
2 15 (24.59%) SAN
3 13 (21.31%) WAN
4 10 (16.39%) VPN
5 9 (14.75%) Firewall
6 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.56%) NetScaler
7 4 (6.56%) DNS
8 3 (4.92%) DHCP
8 3 (4.92%) NAS
8 3 (4.92%) VLAN
8 3 (4.92%) iSCSI
9 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.64%) BGP
10 1 (1.64%) MPLS
10 1 (1.64%) SNMP
10 1 (1.64%) VoIP
10 1 (1.64%) ADSL
10 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.64%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.64%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.64%) JIRA
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
2 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (16.39%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (9.84%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Server Support
8 3 (4.92%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 2 (3.28%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Technical Support Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) XML
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.92%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) iPad
4 1 (1.64%) iPhone
4 1 (1.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (50.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.84%) Linux
6 4 (6.56%) Windows 2000
6 4 (6.56%) UNIX
6 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.56%) Solaris
7 2 (3.28%) CentOS
7 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.28%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.64%) VMS
8 1 (1.64%) HPUX
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) Migration
3 6 (9.84%) Project Management
4 4 (6.56%) Server Building
5 3 (4.92%) Service Management
5 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.28%) Load Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.28%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.28%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (3.28%) Time Management
6 2 (3.28%) Data Management
6 2 (3.28%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.28%) ERP
6 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) VBScript
3 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.64%) VB
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.39%) MCSE
3 7 (11.48%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (9.84%) CCEE
4 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.20%) MCP
6 4 (6.56%) MCITP
6 4 (6.56%) CCAA
6 4 (6.56%) MCSA
6 4 (6.56%) CCA
6 4 (6.56%) CCIE
7 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.28%) CCIA
8 2 (3.28%) CCNA
8 2 (3.28%) CCEA
9 1 (1.64%) CCNP
9 1 (1.64%) Degree
9 1 (1.64%) MCTS
9 1 (1.64%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) QA
2 7 (11.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (6.56%) SLA
4 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (73.77%) Active Directory
2 19 (31.15%) XenApp
3 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (13.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (13.11%) XenDesktop
4 8 (13.11%) MetaFrame
5 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.20%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.56%) vSphere
7 2 (3.28%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.28%) Xen
7 2 (3.28%) Terminal Server
7 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.64%) Firmware
8 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.64%) NFS
8 1 (1.64%) XenServer
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Citrix
2 27 (44.26%) VMware
3 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.39%) AppSense
4 10 (16.39%) NetApp
5 7 (11.48%) Cisco
6 6 (9.84%) HP
7 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.56%) EMC
8 4 (6.56%) Veeam
9 3 (4.92%) Symantec
9 3 (4.92%) Dell
9 3 (4.92%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.28%) SAP
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle
10 2 (3.28%) Wyse
10 2 (3.28%) McAfee
11 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.64%) Sage
11 1 (1.64%) Lotus