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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 15 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 23 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.96% 1.87% 2.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.39% 6.78% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
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£260 £150 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
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
71 59 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.57% 27.57% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 18
Average daily rate £205 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.40% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.18 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.06% -24.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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 9 £275 +83.33% 3
St Helens - 3 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) DHCP
4 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (46.67%) Hyper-V
6 13 (43.33%) DNS
7 12 (40.00%) Clustering
7 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
9 10 (33.33%) Citrix
10 9 (30.00%) ITIL
10 9 (30.00%) VMware
10 9 (30.00%) SCCM
10 9 (30.00%) High Availability
11 8 (26.67%) MS Office
11 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
12 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
13 6 (20.00%) IIS
13 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
13 6 (20.00%) Migration
14 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (16.67%) Firmware
14 5 (16.67%) DMZ
14 5 (16.67%) SCVMM
14 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
14 5 (16.67%) HP
14 5 (16.67%) Dell
14 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
14 5 (16.67%) SharePoint

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (20.00%) IIS
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) DHCP
2 13 (43.33%) DNS
3 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.67%) DMZ
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Wintel Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Network Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Linux Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Clustering
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (16.67%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
1 9 (30.00%) High Availability
2 6 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (13.33%) Content Management
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Web Development
6 1 (3.33%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) PMP
1 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (46.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) Firmware
3 5 (16.67%) DFS Replication
4 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) SCCM
2 5 (16.67%) SCVMM
3 4 (13.33%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) HP
4 5 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) AppSense
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) EMC
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
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