The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 16 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.78% 6.67% 1.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.73% 29.31% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£176 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £20.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £20.00 £16.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 58 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.83% 22.75% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 4
Average daily rate £200 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £17.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Merseyside region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Merseyside region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
Liverpool -9 5 £176 -46.79% 4
St Helens - - - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
7 1 (9.09%) Clustering
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (9.09%) Line Management
7 1 (9.09%) User Experience
7 1 (9.09%) Altiris
7 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 1 (9.09%) Web Development
7 1 (9.09%) SCOM
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
7 1 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (9.09%) Change Management
7 1 (9.09%) ITSM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Server Technician
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Web Development
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (9.09%) HNC
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Altiris
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco