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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 30 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.28% 4.17% 1.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 15.53% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £325 £230 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% +14.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.34 £18.46 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.31% +47.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
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
70 103 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.41% 26.82% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 16
Median daily rate £350 £220 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £135 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £350 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £18.46 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -3 11 £325 +41.30% 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 7 (29.17%) NHS
8 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
8 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
9 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (25.00%) Driving Licence
10 5 (20.83%) JIRA
10 5 (20.83%) SCCM
10 5 (20.83%) DHCP
10 5 (20.83%) DNS
10 5 (20.83%) Migration
10 5 (20.83%) Finance
11 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (16.67%) HP
11 4 (16.67%) SAN
11 4 (16.67%) Linux
11 4 (16.67%) SQL
11 4 (16.67%) Java
11 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (16.67%) Confluence
11 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) Confluence
4 3 (12.50%) Apache Spark
4 3 (12.50%) SAS
4 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (12.50%) AWS CloudTrail
2 3 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (12.50%) GitHub
2 3 (12.50%) Route 53
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon S3
3 2 (8.33%) IaaS
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DHCP
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) OpenVPN
3 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
5 1 (4.17%) DMZ
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (12.50%) Apache Hive
1 3 (12.50%) DataStax
1 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
1 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (12.50%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (12.50%) GitLab
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Service Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) AWS Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration Architect
6 1 (4.17%) DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Migration Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) VMWare Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) NHS
2 6 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (12.50%) Clustering
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.17%) FlexPod
5 1 (4.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
6 4 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) MapReduce
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.17%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) High Availability
5 1 (4.17%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Server Building
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) Ruby
3 3 (12.50%) Scala
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (8.33%) Squid
5 1 (4.17%) DFS Replication
5 1 (4.17%) Firmware
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.17%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) Nessus
2 3 (12.50%) Oozie
2 3 (12.50%) Puppet
2 3 (12.50%) Rundeck
2 3 (12.50%) SCOM
3 2 (8.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (4.17%) EdgeSight
4 1 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (4.17%) Legato
4 1 (4.17%) Nagios
4 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) AppDynamics
3 3 (12.50%) Atlassian
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) Endeca
3 3 (12.50%) Hortonworks
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) Qualys
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds