The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.19% 2.91% 6.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.60% 8.70% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate £265 £230 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% -14.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £226 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £234 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £12.49 £16.00 £17.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.93% -6.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.51% 33.50% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 22
Average daily rate £358 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.36 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.56% -0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
North West

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 5 £280 +24.44% 1
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) MCSE
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) ITSM
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) HNC
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Altiris
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
7 1 (11.11%) SCCM

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WLAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) Extranet
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
1 1 (11.11%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Packager
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
1 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCSE
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) HNC
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Altiris
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft