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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 34 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 5 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.55% 4.47% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.06% 14.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £394 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
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
62 99 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.25% 31.63% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 16
Average daily rate £419 £170 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.32% -52.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £121 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £15.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 4 £394 +60.71% 3
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
7 6 (40.00%) Windows 8
8 5 (33.33%) VMware
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (26.67%) SCCM
9 4 (26.67%) SCOM
9 4 (26.67%) Windows Vista
9 4 (26.67%) SQL
9 4 (26.67%) MS Office
9 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
9 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
9 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (20.00%) DHCP
10 3 (20.00%) Cisco
10 3 (20.00%) HP
10 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 2 (13.33%) XenApp
11 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (13.33%) Finance
11 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
11 2 (13.33%) Citrix
11 2 (13.33%) SAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) Confluence
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 5 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) FlexPod
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Vista
6 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCEA
1 1 (6.67%) CCEE
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (13.33%) vSphere
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
5 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
1 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) EdgeSight
2 1 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (6.67%) Legato
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Mitel