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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 78 78 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 30 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.61% 1.45% 2.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.20% 7.51% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 13
Median daily rate £325 £286 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.53% -10.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £235 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £392 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £323 £290
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 10
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.70 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £18.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -5.12%
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
366 346 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.69% 19.33% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 191 170
Median daily rate £375 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 29 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (79.45%) Windows Server
3 52 (71.23%) Active Directory
4 50 (68.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (61.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (58.90%) VMware
7 28 (38.36%) Citrix
8 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
9 20 (27.40%) HP
9 20 (27.40%) SQL Server
10 19 (26.03%) SCOM
10 19 (26.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (23.29%) Windows 7
12 16 (21.92%) SCCM
13 14 (19.18%) Application Packaging
13 14 (19.18%) ITIL
14 13 (17.81%) AppSense
15 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (16.44%) Data Centre
16 11 (15.07%) WSUS
16 11 (15.07%) IIS
17 10 (13.70%) Linux
17 10 (13.70%) DHCP
17 10 (13.70%) DNS
17 10 (13.70%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (13.70%) Thin Client
17 10 (13.70%) Wyse
17 10 (13.70%) Fat Client
18 9 (12.33%) Life Science
18 9 (12.33%) Patch Management

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 11 (15.07%) IIS
2 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.11%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.74%) IBM Domino
4 2 (2.74%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Apache
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.74%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
1 2 (2.74%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) DHCP
1 10 (13.70%) DNS
2 9 (12.33%) NetScaler
3 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.48%) SAN
4 4 (5.48%) VLAN
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
5 3 (4.11%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.11%) VoIP
6 2 (2.74%) Firewall
6 2 (2.74%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.74%) VPN
7 1 (1.37%) DSL
7 1 (1.37%) Internet
7 1 (1.37%) MPLS
7 1 (1.37%) Network Security
7 1 (1.37%) Softphone
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (12.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Analyst
2 14 (19.18%) Citrix Specialist
3 10 (13.70%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Server Specialist
5 7 (9.59%) Windows Specialist
6 6 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Windows Server Specialist
7 5 (6.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Citrix Expert
8 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (5.48%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Active Directory Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) .NET
1 1 (1.37%) JSON
1 1 (1.37%) SOAP
1 1 (1.37%) Web Services
1 1 (1.37%) XML
1 1 (1.37%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.70%) Fat Client
2 10 (13.70%) Thin Client
3 9 (12.33%) Life Science
4 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) iPad
5 3 (4.11%) PKI
6 2 (2.74%) NHS
7 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.37%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (79.45%) Windows Server
3 50 (68.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (61.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (23.29%) Windows 7
6 10 (13.70%) Linux
7 8 (10.96%) Solaris
8 7 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (9.59%) Unix
9 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.11%) Windows 2000
9 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.37%) SUSE
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) Application Packaging
1 14 (19.18%) ITIL
2 9 (12.33%) Migration
2 9 (12.33%) Patch Management
2 9 (12.33%) Security Patching
3 8 (10.96%) Technical Analysis
3 8 (10.96%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (6.85%) IT Governance
4 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.74%) CRM
6 2 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.74%) ERP
7 1 (1.37%) DevOps
7 1 (1.37%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.37%) MVC
7 1 (1.37%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.37%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.37%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.48%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) C
3 2 (2.74%) C#
3 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.37%) Java
4 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.96%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (9.59%) MCP
4 6 (8.22%) DBS Check
5 4 (5.48%) MCSE
6 3 (4.11%) CCNA
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.11%) MCSA
6 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (71.23%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (9.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 7 (9.59%) XenApp
5 5 (6.85%) vSphere
6 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.74%) NFS
7 2 (2.74%) Xen
8 1 (1.37%) NDS
8 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) SCOM
2 16 (21.92%) SCCM
3 11 (15.07%) WSUS
4 1 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.37%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 43 (58.90%) VMware
2 28 (38.36%) Citrix
3 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
4 20 (27.40%) HP
5 13 (17.81%) AppSense
6 10 (13.70%) Wyse
7 8 (10.96%) Cisco
8 7 (9.59%) Red Hat
9 6 (8.22%) Dell
10 4 (5.48%) Veeam
11 3 (4.11%) 3Com
11 3 (4.11%) IBM
11 3 (4.11%) ION Trading
11 3 (4.11%) NetApp
12 2 (2.74%) Avaya
12 2 (2.74%) Lotus
13 1 (1.37%) Apple
13 1 (1.37%) Isilon
13 1 (1.37%) Meru Networks
13 1 (1.37%) Novell
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