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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 61 56 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 35 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.15% 2.40% 4.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.08% 11.89% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £170 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £17.70 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £23.02 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.23 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -19.04%
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
316 286 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.39% 20.17% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 133 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% -10.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.36 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 - 1 - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 3
Bolton - - - - 3
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (76.12%) Active Directory
3 38 (56.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (53.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (44.78%) Citrix
6 25 (37.31%) VMware
7 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
7 22 (32.84%) MS Exchange
8 18 (26.87%) LAN
8 18 (26.87%) XenApp
9 17 (25.37%) SQL
10 15 (22.39%) SAN
10 15 (22.39%) ITIL
10 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
11 14 (20.90%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (20.90%) MS Office
11 14 (20.90%) Migration
12 12 (17.91%) AppSense
13 11 (16.42%) Firewall
13 11 (16.42%) Finance
13 11 (16.42%) WAN
14 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
14 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (14.93%) QA
15 9 (13.43%) MCSE
15 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
15 9 (13.43%) VPN
16 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
16 8 (11.94%) MetaFrame

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (32.84%) MS Exchange
2 14 (20.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.46%) IIS
4 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.99%) JBoss
6 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.49%) Lync
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) MS Office
2 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.87%) LAN
2 15 (22.39%) SAN
3 11 (16.42%) WAN
3 11 (16.42%) Firewall
4 9 (13.43%) VPN
5 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.96%) NetScaler
7 4 (5.97%) DHCP
7 4 (5.97%) DNS
8 3 (4.48%) VLAN
9 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.99%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.99%) NAS
10 1 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.49%) VPLS
10 1 (1.49%) MPLS
10 1 (1.49%) BGP
10 1 (1.49%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.99%) SQLPlus
3 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Fiddler
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (17.91%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Citrix Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.48%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Data Centre Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 2 (2.99%) VMware Specialist
9 2 (2.99%) Systems Integrator
9 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
2 2 (2.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Clustering
1 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.99%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.49%) Life Science
2 1 (1.49%) iPhone
2 1 (1.49%) Open Source
2 1 (1.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (56.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 36 (53.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
6 6 (8.96%) Linux
7 4 (5.97%) UNIX
7 4 (5.97%) Solaris
8 3 (4.48%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.99%) VMS
9 2 (2.99%) HPUX
10 1 (1.49%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) ITIL
2 14 (20.90%) Migration
3 7 (10.45%) Project Management
4 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.48%) Load Testing
5 3 (4.48%) Time Management
6 2 (2.99%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.99%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.99%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.99%) Data Management
6 2 (2.99%) Scrum
6 2 (2.99%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.99%) RAD
6 2 (2.99%) ERP
6 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) VBScript
3 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.48%) VB
4 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.99%) Java
5 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (13.43%) MCSE
3 7 (10.45%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (10.45%) CCEE
4 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.97%) CCAA
5 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.97%) CCA
5 4 (5.97%) CCIE
6 3 (4.48%) CCEA
6 3 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.48%) MCITP
6 3 (4.48%) CCIA
7 2 (2.99%) MCP
7 2 (2.99%) CCNA
8 1 (1.49%) MCSA
8 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) QA
2 7 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.48%) SLA
4 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (76.12%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.87%) XenApp
3 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.94%) MetaFrame
4 8 (11.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.46%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.48%) vSphere
6 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.48%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.99%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.99%) Xen
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.49%) NFS
8 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.49%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Citrix
2 25 (37.31%) VMware
3 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
4 12 (17.91%) AppSense
5 8 (11.94%) NetApp
6 7 (10.45%) HP
7 6 (8.96%) Cisco
7 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
7 6 (8.96%) Symantec
8 5 (7.46%) EMC
8 5 (7.46%) Oracle
9 4 (5.97%) Dell
10 3 (4.48%) SAP
10 3 (4.48%) Wyse
10 3 (4.48%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.99%) Veeam
11 2 (2.99%) McAfee
12 1 (1.49%) Sophos
12 1 (1.49%) Computacenter
12 1 (1.49%) Sage
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