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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West / Merseyside
Rank 29 32 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.29% 2.17% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.89% 10.61% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%

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
72 66 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.68% 20.50% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 29 39
Median daily rate £350 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 11
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +26.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -2 9 £350 -9.67% 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) NAS
4 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (50.00%) NetApp
4 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (50.00%) Linux
4 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) Citrix
6 5 (35.71%) SAN
6 5 (35.71%) XenApp
7 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (28.57%) F5
7 4 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (28.57%) Unix
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) Solaris
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 4 (28.57%) Firewall
8 3 (21.43%) SUSE
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco
8 3 (21.43%) HP

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 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) NAS
2 5 (35.71%) SAN
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) LAN
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) NetApp Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Storage Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Solaris
4 4 (28.57%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (21.43%) SUSE
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (14.29%) Security Patching
2 2 (14.29%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 7 (50.00%) NetApp
2 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (42.86%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) F5
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) Sourcefire