The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 92 77 37
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -40
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 73 79 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.97% 2.09% 4.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.41% 9.83% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 76
Median daily rate £325 £255 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £310 £285
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 18
Median hourly rate £14.34 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.48% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £11.80 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £21.89 £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +5.88%
Windows Server 2008
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
776 804 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.94% 21.30% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 421 357
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 82 79
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.10 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North West region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North West region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Manchester -4 39 £325 +8.33% 15
Merseyside -7 15 £350 +32.07% 4
Cheshire -7 9 £343 +55.68% 8
Lancashire -11 7 £315 +16.66% 3
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 147 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (72.79%) Windows Server
3 97 (65.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 95 (64.63%) Active Directory
5 89 (60.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 78 (53.06%) VMware
7 62 (42.18%) Microsoft
8 49 (33.33%) Citrix
9 42 (28.57%) HP
10 41 (27.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 33 (22.45%) SCCM
11 33 (22.45%) Windows 7
12 28 (19.05%) MS Exchange
12 28 (19.05%) ITIL
12 28 (19.05%) SQL Server
13 25 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
13 25 (17.01%) PowerShell
14 24 (16.33%) DHCP
14 24 (16.33%) DNS
15 23 (15.65%) Linux
15 23 (15.65%) MS Excel
15 23 (15.65%) Finance
15 23 (15.65%) Migration
16 22 (14.97%) SCOM
17 21 (14.29%) Data Centre
18 20 (13.61%) Hyper-V
18 20 (13.61%) Exchange Server 2010
19 19 (12.93%) WSUS
19 19 (12.93%) Cisco
20 18 (12.24%) MS Office

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 28 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.48%) IIS
4 7 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.08%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.40%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.72%) Confluence
8 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.04%) SAS
8 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.36%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.36%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.36%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 23 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 18 (12.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (6.12%) Office 365
2 7 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.72%) SoftLayer
4 3 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (2.04%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.04%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.04%) GitHub
4 3 (2.04%) Route 53
5 2 (1.36%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.36%) IaaS
5 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.33%) DHCP
1 24 (16.33%) DNS
2 14 (9.52%) SAN
3 11 (7.48%) NetScaler
3 11 (7.48%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.80%) WAN
5 9 (6.12%) Firewall
5 9 (6.12%) LAN
6 7 (4.76%) VLAN
6 7 (4.76%) VoIP
6 7 (4.76%) VPN
7 4 (2.72%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (2.72%) Internet
7 4 (2.72%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.04%) Network Security
8 3 (2.04%) OpenVPN
8 3 (2.04%) PCoIP
8 3 (2.04%) Skype
8 3 (2.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (2.04%) Apache Hive
2 3 (2.04%) DataStax
2 3 (2.04%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.04%) MySQL
2 3 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.04%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) ClearCase
1 6 (4.08%) ClearQuest
2 5 (3.40%) JIRA
3 3 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.04%) GitLab
3 3 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (15.65%) Finance
2 16 (10.88%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.76%) Banking
4 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.04%) Local Government
6 2 (1.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (18.37%) Analyst
2 17 (11.56%) Citrix Specialist
3 14 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 11 (7.48%) Architect
4 11 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (6.80%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) Administrator
6 9 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.44%) Windows Specialist
8 7 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.04%) .NET
1 3 (2.04%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.68%) JSON
2 1 (0.68%) SOAP
2 1 (0.68%) Web Services
2 1 (0.68%) XML
2 1 (0.68%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.16%) Fat Client
2 12 (8.16%) Life Science
2 12 (8.16%) Thin Client
3 11 (7.48%) Clustering
4 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.44%) Driving Licence
5 8 (5.44%) NHS
6 7 (4.76%) PKI
7 3 (2.04%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.04%) iPad
7 3 (2.04%) Replication
8 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.68%) BYOD
9 1 (0.68%) CMDB
9 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 147 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (72.79%) Windows Server
3 97 (65.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 89 (60.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (22.45%) Windows 7
6 23 (15.65%) Linux
7 17 (11.56%) Windows XP
8 12 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (7.48%) Unix
10 7 (4.76%) Solaris
11 6 (4.08%) Windows 8
12 5 (3.40%) Windows 10
12 5 (3.40%) Windows 2000
13 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.04%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.68%) Android
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.05%) ITIL
2 23 (15.65%) Migration
3 18 (12.24%) Application Packaging
4 12 (8.16%) Security Patching
5 9 (6.12%) Patch Management
6 8 (5.44%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (4.08%) IT Governance
8 6 (4.08%) Project Management
8 6 (4.08%) Risk Management
8 6 (4.08%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (3.40%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.72%) CRM
10 4 (2.72%) ERP
10 4 (2.72%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.72%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.72%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.01%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.52%) SQL
3 7 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.08%) Java
5 5 (3.40%) VB
6 4 (2.72%) C
6 4 (2.72%) VBScript
7 3 (2.04%) PHP
7 3 (2.04%) Python
7 3 (2.04%) Ruby
7 3 (2.04%) Scala
8 2 (1.36%) Perl
8 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (17.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (10.20%) MCSE
3 12 (8.16%) MCSA
4 11 (7.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.80%) MCP
6 8 (5.44%) CCNA
6 8 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.44%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (4.08%) DBS Check
7 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.04%) MCITP
9 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.36%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.36%) CLAS
9 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.40%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.04%) SLA
4 2 (1.36%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.36%) QA
4 2 (1.36%) RMADS
System Software
1 95 (64.63%) Active Directory
2 41 (27.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (13.61%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (10.20%) XenApp
6 12 (8.16%) vSphere
7 8 (5.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (5.44%) VMware ESX
8 5 (3.40%) Xen
9 4 (2.72%) NFS
10 3 (2.04%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.36%) Brightmail
11 2 (1.36%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.36%) Firmware
11 2 (1.36%) Postfix
11 2 (1.36%) Sendmail
11 2 (1.36%) Squid
11 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.36%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (22.45%) SCCM
2 22 (14.97%) SCOM
3 19 (12.93%) WSUS
4 11 (7.48%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.40%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (2.04%) Nessus
7 3 (2.04%) Oozie
7 3 (2.04%) Puppet
7 3 (2.04%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.36%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.36%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.36%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.68%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.68%) SCSM
9 1 (0.68%) vMotion
9 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 78 (53.06%) VMware
2 62 (42.18%) Microsoft
3 49 (33.33%) Citrix
4 42 (28.57%) HP
5 19 (12.93%) Cisco
6 17 (11.56%) AppSense
7 12 (8.16%) Oracle
8 11 (7.48%) Dell
9 10 (6.80%) IBM
9 10 (6.80%) Wyse
10 8 (5.44%) NetApp
11 7 (4.76%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.08%) Veeam
13 5 (3.40%) Symantec
14 4 (2.72%) 3Com
14 4 (2.72%) Forcepoint
14 4 (2.72%) Intel Security
14 4 (2.72%) ION Trading
14 4 (2.72%) Juniper
15 3 (2.04%) Avaya
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