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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 22 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.28% 1.40% 4.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.80% 6.67% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£265 £200 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -35.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £162 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £200 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
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
117 45 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.06% 21.03% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 19
Average daily rate £175 £200 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £144 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.30 £15.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 14 £265 +50.35%
Bootle - 4 - -
St Helens - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (79.49%) Microsoft
2 31 (79.49%) Active Directory
3 28 (71.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (51.28%) VMware
5 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (41.03%) Citrix
7 15 (38.46%) DNS
8 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 12 (30.77%) Clustering
9 12 (30.77%) IIS
9 12 (30.77%) Firewall
10 11 (28.21%) VMware ESX
10 11 (28.21%) ITIL
10 11 (28.21%) DHCP
11 8 (20.51%) MS Office
11 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
11 8 (20.51%) Migration
11 8 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (17.95%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (17.95%) SQL
12 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (15.38%) FTP
13 6 (15.38%) HTTP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 13 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (30.77%) IIS
3 8 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
8 2 (5.13%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.69%) Office 365
4 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) DNS
2 12 (30.77%) Firewall
3 11 (28.21%) DHCP
4 6 (15.38%) FTP
4 6 (15.38%) HTTP
4 6 (15.38%) SSL
4 6 (15.38%) SMTP
5 5 (12.82%) SAN
6 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.26%) LAN
6 4 (10.26%) WAN
7 2 (5.13%) DMZ
7 2 (5.13%) Internet
8 1 (2.56%) VPN
8 1 (2.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Publishing
1 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
1 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (10.26%) Architect
3 3 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix Support
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (2.56%) Network Support
5 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Clustering
2 5 (12.82%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (71.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
5 5 (12.82%) Windows 8
5 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.13%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.13%) Android
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.56%) UNIX
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (15.38%) Patch Management
5 4 (10.26%) Server Building
6 3 (7.69%) High Availability
6 3 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Change Management
7 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.13%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.13%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.56%) Network Management
8 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (15.38%) MCP
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.56%) PMP
3 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (79.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 11 (28.21%) VMware ESX
4 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (17.95%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (15.38%) vSphere
5 6 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (15.38%) XenApp
6 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 3 (7.69%) Xen
7 2 (5.13%) Firmware
8 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.13%) SCVMM
3 2 (5.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (79.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) VMware
3 16 (41.03%) Citrix
4 6 (15.38%) Symantec
5 4 (10.26%) HP
6 3 (7.69%) Veritas
6 3 (7.69%) Sophos
6 3 (7.69%) Acronis
7 2 (5.13%) WatchGuard
7 2 (5.13%) AppSense
7 2 (5.13%) EMC
7 2 (5.13%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco
8 1 (2.56%) PlateSpin