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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 72 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 35 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.95% 1.49% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.23% 8.33% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 8
Median daily rate £293 £264 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £239 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £423 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £12.60 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £18.70 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
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
379 336 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.15% 17.85% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 177 168
Median daily rate £375 £374 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +15.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 44 27
Median hourly rate £18.50 £14.19 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.37% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.70 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £238 - 1
Stockport - 1 £413 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (77.61%) Windows Server
3 48 (71.64%) Active Directory
4 43 (64.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (64.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (55.22%) VMware
6 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
7 19 (28.36%) Citrix
7 19 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (25.37%) Windows 7
8 17 (25.37%) SCCM
8 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
9 15 (22.39%) ITIL
9 15 (22.39%) HP
9 15 (22.39%) SCOM
10 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (17.91%) DNS
11 12 (17.91%) Data Centre
12 11 (16.42%) WSUS
12 11 (16.42%) Linux
12 11 (16.42%) DHCP
13 10 (14.93%) Migration
13 10 (14.93%) Application Packaging
14 9 (13.43%) Patch Management
14 9 (13.43%) Security Patching
14 9 (13.43%) AppSense
15 8 (11.94%) Manufacturing
15 8 (11.94%) Solaris
15 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
15 8 (11.94%) MCP

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 5 (7.46%) IIS
1 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.99%) IBM Domino
4 2 (2.99%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.99%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
1 2 (2.99%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) DNS
2 11 (16.42%) DHCP
3 6 (8.96%) NetScaler
4 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.46%) VLAN
5 4 (5.97%) Firewall
5 4 (5.97%) SAN
5 4 (5.97%) VPN
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.48%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (4.48%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.48%) LAN
6 3 (4.48%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.48%) VoIP
7 2 (2.99%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.99%) WAN
7 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.99%) WLAN
8 1 (1.49%) DSL
8 1 (1.49%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (11.94%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Analyst
2 10 (14.93%) Citrix Specialist
2 10 (14.93%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 4 (5.97%) Citrix Expert
7 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) IT Support
7 4 (5.97%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.45%) Fat Client
3 7 (10.45%) Thin Client
4 6 (8.96%) Life Science
5 3 (4.48%) PKI
6 2 (2.99%) iPad
6 2 (2.99%) NHS
7 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.49%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (77.61%) Windows Server
3 43 (64.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 43 (64.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (25.37%) Windows 7
5 11 (16.42%) Linux
6 8 (11.94%) Solaris
7 7 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (10.45%) Unix
8 3 (4.48%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.49%) SUSE
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Application Packaging
2 10 (14.93%) Migration
3 9 (13.43%) Patch Management
3 9 (13.43%) Security Patching
4 8 (11.94%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (5.97%) IT Governance
5 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.97%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.99%) ERP
8 1 (1.49%) CRM
8 1 (1.49%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (1.49%) Project Governance
8 1 (1.49%) SDLC
8 1 (1.49%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.49%) Software Delivery
8 1 (1.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.48%) C
4 1 (1.49%) C#
4 1 (1.49%) Java
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.94%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (11.94%) MCP
3 6 (8.96%) DBS Check
3 6 (8.96%) MCSE
4 5 (7.46%) CCNA
4 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.97%) MCSA
5 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.49%) CCNP
7 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (71.64%) Active Directory
2 19 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.94%) XenApp
4 7 (10.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (8.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (8.96%) vSphere
6 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.99%) NFS
7 2 (2.99%) Xen
8 1 (1.49%) NDS
8 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (25.37%) SCCM
2 15 (22.39%) SCOM
3 11 (16.42%) WSUS
4 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.49%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (55.22%) VMware
2 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
3 19 (28.36%) Citrix
4 15 (22.39%) HP
5 9 (13.43%) AppSense
6 8 (11.94%) Cisco
7 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
7 7 (10.45%) Wyse
8 5 (7.46%) Dell
9 4 (5.97%) Veeam
10 3 (4.48%) IBM
10 3 (4.48%) NetApp
11 2 (2.99%) 3Com
11 2 (2.99%) Avaya
11 2 (2.99%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.99%) ION Trading
11 2 (2.99%) Lotus
12 1 (1.49%) Apple
12 1 (1.49%) Remedy
12 1 (1.49%) Sage
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