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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 22 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.70% 2.04% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.49% 9.43% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
Average daily rate
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£270 £200 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -35.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £162 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £200 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £125.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.00% +481.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -6.19%
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
119 53 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.83% 21.63% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 24 22
Average daily rate £253 £200 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.25% -41.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.65 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 +7 14 £300 +70.21% 7
Bootle - 4 - -
St Helens - 2 £240 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 28 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 25 (69.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (52.78%) VMware
5 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (41.67%) Citrix
7 14 (38.89%) DNS
7 14 (38.89%) MS Exchange
8 12 (33.33%) Firewall
9 11 (30.56%) IIS
9 11 (30.56%) ITIL
9 11 (30.56%) Clustering
10 10 (27.78%) VMware ESX
11 9 (25.00%) DHCP
11 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (22.22%) Hyper-V
12 8 (22.22%) SQL
12 8 (22.22%) MS Office
12 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
12 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (19.44%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (19.44%) Windows 8
13 7 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (19.44%) XenApp
13 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (16.67%) Patch Management
14 6 (16.67%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 14 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 11 (30.56%) IIS
3 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.78%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) DNS
2 12 (33.33%) Firewall
3 9 (25.00%) DHCP
4 6 (16.67%) FTP
4 6 (16.67%) HTTP
4 6 (16.67%) SSL
4 6 (16.67%) SMTP
5 4 (11.11%) SAN
6 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.33%) LAN
6 3 (8.33%) WAN
7 2 (5.56%) Internet
7 2 (5.56%) NAS
7 2 (5.56%) VPN
8 1 (2.78%) DMZ
8 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Publishing
1 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix Support
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.78%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.78%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Clustering
2 5 (13.89%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (69.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 7 (19.44%) Windows 8
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.56%) Android
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.56%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (13.89%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Server Building
6 2 (5.56%) High Availability
7 1 (2.78%) Network Management
7 1 (2.78%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.78%) Project Management
7 1 (2.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (16.67%) MCP
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.78%) CCEE
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.78%) CCEA
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.78%) VMware ESX
3 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 7 (19.44%) XenApp
5 7 (19.44%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (16.67%) vSphere
6 6 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (11.11%) XenDesktop
8 3 (8.33%) Xen
9 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 3 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (52.78%) VMware
3 15 (41.67%) Citrix
4 6 (16.67%) Symantec
5 3 (8.33%) Sophos
5 3 (8.33%) Veritas
5 3 (8.33%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) Acronis
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco
6 2 (5.56%) WatchGuard
6 2 (5.56%) AppSense
7 1 (2.78%) PlateSpin
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